Every now and then you get one of those beautiful days that make you look around and ask “Do I really live here?” On one such recent day, a few friends and I decided we should get the kids out and take advantage of the picture-perfect setting. These are the pictures that came out of that afternoon — pure, silly fun! And a couple gorgeous fall photos. :)
You could not find two sweeter pals than this little pup Huckleberry and his big brother Jackson. As a huge dog person (especially labs!), you can imagine how thrilled I was to be asked to photograph these beautiful boys as an anniversary gift for their dad.
Jackson has had to fight a lot of health problems in the last few years — though you wouldn’t know it, but for the shavings on his legs. He was a joy to work with — sticking closely by all of us and clearly loving the new addition to their family (little Huck). In typical lab fashion, he had not lost any interest in people, food or balls in his later years — even if his catching skills might be a bit rusty.
Little puppy Huck did his best to bound along with us for the walk, although the smells and sights in Central Park were often too much for him to resist! He was incredibly sweet — one moment trying to get into the creek in the ramble, then next curling up in his mom’s lap and smothering her in kisses. Just pure lab puppy. Irresistible!
It was such a pleasure to spend a day with these sweet pups!
Next stop leash training… :)
When two new puppies join your extended family — and come to stay with you on their way to their forever homes — you have to squeeze in a photo shoot!
Meet Dapper and Sophie, two absolutely scrumptious and extremely spunky Boston Terrier puppies. I hope you enjoy their little squishy faces as much as we did!
And of course my own sweet girl, Dakota, had to get into some of the pictures! How could I resist this face? #foreverpuppy
Tala seems a fitting name for such a striking young girl as this.
I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful baby just days after she was born. Her parents were overjoyed with their little girl and seemed so content in this new role. And you could tell that love and contentment was felt by little Tala, who immediately calmed at her parents’ touch.
That’s not to say we had a completely calm photo shoot, as this little one tested us — and the carpet! — with a fun surprise when we tried to get some un-swaddled pictures. But thankfully we are all pro parents here — including these newbies. ;)
Thank you so much for sharing these precious — and hilarious — moments with me!
There’s no bigger compliment than being asked to come back and photograph a family for a second time. I got to meet this charming little lady when she was only a few days old. Coming back 6 months later to photograph her and her family was such a joy! She’s sitting up and has filled out with the most scrumptious little baby cheeks you ever saw! She is even more curious now than she was as a newborn, but ever as charming!
It is incredibly cool to watch this little girl grow and to be able to capture these special moments for her family. I hope I get the opportunity to work with more of my clients as their families grow and kids get bigger. They change so much, sometimes just in a matter of months! I feel so lucky to be a part of this time in your lives.
As you’ve probably already guessed, photographing newborn Margaret was one of the most enjoyable and rewarding photo shoots I’ve been lucky to be a part of! You may recognize these sweets pups from a previous shoot, before welcoming their sweet sister into the world. It was so much fun to see them again and to be a part of documenting this growing family. It was especially amazing to see how comfortable they all were with each other already!
Margaret is a delightful little girl, with a calm disposition — no doubt influenced by her confident and warm parents. She watched me carefully throughout the morning, curious about this new person and clicking camera. But it didn’t seem to phase her! Nor did the gathering crowd outside her window — as we captured these pictures, the Women’s March was processing down CPW, only steps from their building. I couldn’t help but wonder if the strength and energy of all those strong women (and men) just outside was somehow influencing this content little girl… I can’t wait to see who you become little Margaret!
I know I’ve mentioned how cool it is to be welcomed into these precious early moments with families — from the first days at home with a newborn to birthday parties, engagement shoots and maternity shoots — but this particular session with the newly minted “Big Sis” Emmy and her beautiful “Baby Sis” Juliet was a first for me.
It was incredibly special to witness this brief period where Emmy was just learning what it means to be a big sister — and to know that for the rest of her life, she would not really remember a time without her. It’s a challenging and exciting transition for any kid, but I get the feeling that this bubbly little girl is going to excel in her new role. She fawned over her baby sister, delighted in being able to hold her and essentially whirled around the apartment the whole shoot — keeping us all laughing throughout the morning!
Thank you for sharing this moment with me. And welcome sweet Juliet!
Living in New York City is no joke — you deal with tiny apartments, crazy high prices, crowds everywhere you go, every day of the week, dirt and grime and so many crazy people! But if you want to get an idea of why so many people love this city and love to raise their kids here—despite how hard it is—you should start by taking a look at this sparkling little girl.
Avvie is the epitome of the New York City kid — full of spirit, adventurous and inquisitive, as if soaking up the energy and opportunity of the city around her. She danced around Washington Square Park on this recent photo shoot, as her mother and I hurried to keep up with her. She owns this city in a way that those of us who moved here in adulthood will never be able to fully claim—and credit to her, because she really makes it her playground!
Thank you for allowing me to see this city through your eyes, Avvie — it was a true pleasure!
Picture this: Upper West Side, New York City, the stoop of a Brownstone; it’s fall and the leaves are just starting to turn; you arrive to take the engagement photos of a beautiful, newly engaged couple and out they walk with a gorgeous, dark red golden retriever — it does not get more picturesque than this!
I always love taking engagement photos — in fact, it’s where I first started building my business. To be included in this short space of time when a couple is embarking on a lifetime together, is such an amazing experience. There are nerves for sure — and most couples I’ve worked with are not used to being in front of a camera like this — but there is an excitement and joy in the moment that is just infectious! Such was the case with Laura and Jack, whom I had the pleasure of working with this fall. We were lucky to capture Central Park in one of its best moments — just changing from Summer to Fall, with both stunning red and orange leaves on The Mall, but also still lots of beautiful greenery throughout The Ramble and by The Lake. It was a beautiful day and I loved getting to spend it with this lovely couple. Congrats on your engagement, Laura & Jack! I hope the wedding is wonderful!
One year after taking this beautiful little girl’s newborn photos, I was honored to be asked back to shoot her wonderful first birthday party! Lemonade was just the thing to cool everyone off on Riley’s big day, which was as hot and sunny as they come on Long Island in August! We had a wonderful day toasting to this charming little girl, including lots of games and a spectacular cake smash.
Thank you for including me in yet another exciting milestone for your family! The party was perfect and the birthday girl sweeter than any of the treats offered that day.