Baby Amelie was born five weeks before her December 23rd due date, so this Christmas baby reinvented herself as a November arrival. However, the Grinsteads scheduled her newborn session approaching her due date and we accented with some festive Christmas shots to celebrate the season and mark her extra days with them!
Over Thanksgiving, I traveled to my home state to visit family and friends, and meet my bestie's new baby girl, Joni. The family is pictured out in their sprawling country yard with a late fall sunset - the same spot I shot her maternity portraits just one season ago!
This is my second shoot with the Bierbaum family and in a twist of serendipity, we shot these portraits exactly one year after our first session. These little boys are growing up fast and on the move!
Shawn and Rachel had me over to their place bordering the East River one November weekend to capture their first portrait as a family of three! Parker is just about six weeks old in these photos; very much still a sleepy baby, but one also starting to reward her parents with those first gummy smiles.
Gary and Elsa are almost ready to celebrate Aman's first birthday in November and decided to book their first family portrait session. I met them in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn to shoot some photos inside their home and around their beautiful neighborhood. We finished at Saratoga Park, in the bed of brightly colored fall leaves.
Gio, Melissa, and Ellie invited me out to their family's sprawling countryside property in Colt's Neck, New Jersey for a celebratory photo session commemorating Ellie's first birthday. It was a beautiful golden afternoon in late October and we gave Ellie all the fall decor she could play in. A perfect autumn baby!
Chris and Aïda gathered a few family and friends in downtown Brooklyn on a Monday morning in October. We convened at City Hall, Chris in a white suit and Aïda in a beautiful pleated gown glinting with blues and purples. We were ushered into a quiet chapel room where the two exchanged vows and rings. After the intimate ceremony, we cheered the couple and photographed them outside the hall and walking the streets, as they headed off to cheeseburgers, pie, and life as newlyweds.
Lulu Gonzalez and I partnered again for her new autumn/winter collection of bows and clips for Lululuvs Brooklyn. She designed another gorgeous background for our indoor shoot and the late-summer ivy scaling her neighborhood walls also provided a colorful, textured backdrop for our outdoor poses.
The Delaney family gathered in Brooklyn over the weekend from all over the Northeast. They were celebrating a last visit before young Damian and his parents move to Africa! It was such a pleasure to capture this memory for them.
The Todd family is expecting their first baby this October and I took some portraits of mom-to-be Adrienne in Tribeca. We made some casual shots on the beautiful Staple Street and then she donned a gorgeous lace gown from Movalight Maternity for pictures in the surrounding neighborhood.
I was home visiting my best friend over Memorial Day and captured her second summer pregnancy. Our firstborns arrived within one day of each other in September 2014, which has been such a special way to experience motherhood together. Nibert girl number two is expected within a week of her big sister's birthday, in early October.
I recently shot the SS '17 Collection for Lululuvs, which offers a variety of handmade bows, clips, and bowties for babies and children. The spring line just launched and here are some looks from our photoshoot!
I shot the Bierbaum’s family portrait in Battery Park City, a lower Manhattan neighborhood that I’m quickly becoming familiar with. I love this area’s mix of gorgeous parks and glinting urban streets. And it didn’t hurt that this family brought serious style! Those yellows!