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. :)
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!
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.