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Charlie might be the MOST smiley child I met in 2018. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a constant million-dollar grin on such a tiny person! We started the T family’s session in their home (to include puppy brother River in some shots), then wandered around Battery Park City before finishing up in TriBeCa.

For sessions with an active toddler (is there even such a thing as a chilled out toddler?) changing the scenery and walking around a lot while we shoot is typically the best bet to keep things interesting. We used this method and Charlie was delightfully engaged for the whole shoot! Hard to go wrong on such a perfect spring day πŸ™‚

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Dylan was 9 days old when I traveled to the far-off land of Jersey City to meet her and her parents for a newborn session. It was SO worth it! They have a ridiculously gorgeous, sunlit, loft-like space. A newborn photographer’s dream.

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I especially loved the way Dylan’s nursery was decorated! That’s one of my favorite parts about my job, getting to experience parents’ creativity in the nursery. I’ve seen so many wonderful spaces, big and small. (Ok fine, mostly small – it is NYC after all!)

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Lilly the 9-year-old English bulldog and her parents completely won over my heart when we met up for a sunset session in Prospect Park. As a human belonging to a 10-year-old pit mix, I have a very soft spot in my heart for all the bully breeds, especially seniors! The love Tristan and Tracy have for Lilly was tangible.

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When we got started, Lilly was able to walk around slowly with frequent rest stops. Toward the end of the shoot, it was too hot and humid for her to trek around, so she got to ride in her little blue wagon while we walked from spot to spot, and it was just one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen. What a lucky gal!

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One of my absolute favorite tidbits of this shoot was that Tristan (Lilly’s dad) took a little while to realize that I personally am COMPLETELY in support of anyone totally obsessed with their pet, free of any negative judgment whatsoever. He eventually admitted that friends have teased him in the past for being so inextricably linked to his dog, so attuned to her needs and so caring about making sure that she’s comfortable!

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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 πŸ™ 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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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,Β and even took a short walk around the building. Their baby boy was born 5 days later πŸ™‚

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