nyc newborn photographer

The first newborn session I did with the T family was in 2015, with their baby girl Bianca. In 2016 they welcomed a second daughter, Valentina, and invited me over again! Using a much different shoot strategy, and with the help of one of the world’s sweetest grandmothers, we snapped some really fun newborn/family/holiday card portraits!

The session was scheduled for about a week before they were relocating to a different state, so this would be their last photo shoot in NYC 🙁 So we made sure to get plenty of shots with their very-NYC view from the living room – dad especially loved the water tower, so I tried to make sure we could see it in the shots!

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Towards the end of the session, we enlisted grandma’s help getting the girls into their holiday outfits. Scroll down for the one they chose for a card!

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nyc maternity photographer

Lauryn and Steve’s maternity session was a race against time! When Steve emailed me, Lauryn was so close to her due date that he asked if I’d be willing to shoot the portraits in the hospital, because she was scheduled to be induced early and they were playing it one hour at a time.

Luckily, we were able to have the shoot in the comfort of their home, and even took a short walk around the building. Their baby boy was born 5 days later 🙂

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nyc maternity photographer

Maternity sessions are really special because a family is about to grow. They’re usually quiet, relaxing shoots mainly due to the fact that soon-to-be moms are taking it easy for the final stretch.

When there’s an 18-month-older sibling, the energy is WAY different – Akshay kept us on our toes!

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nyc family photographer

I’ve been invited to take portraits of the J family three times, once for each year little Jacob has been alive! Without hesitation, when asked I always say that my favorite part of my job is when I get to watch a family grow – both in age, and sometimes in the number of members! When there’s a year between shoots, it’s especially fun with small kids because they change SO MUCH, so quickly.

I met Jacob when he was around 5 months old, and our session strategy has been different for each shoot – but the one thing that has never really worked with him is forcing him to pose in any way. I get a real workout with Jacob, running around crouching and following and shooting, but nothing like what his parents get chasing him all over Fort Tryon Park!  Luckily we were able to take frequent breaks, for Jacob to stop at the water fountains and cool off 😉

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