Brooklyn Newborn Portrait: Baby Amelie by Denise DeBelius

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!

Kansas Family Portrait: Niberts' Newest Addition! by Denise DeBelius

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!

Manhattan Family Portrait: The Bierbaums by Denise DeBelius

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! 

Brooklyn Newborn Portrait: Baby Parker by Denise DeBelius

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. 

Brooklyn Family Portrait: Isaac Family by Denise DeBelius

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. 

New Jersey Newborn Portraits: Baby Judah by Denise DeBelius

I visited the Todds at their home in Jersey City during late October, when Baby Judah was ten days old. He was very interested in watching the world around him, but we snuck a few sleepy shots. Congrats to the new parents!

New Jersey Family Portrait: Ellie's First Birthday! by Denise DeBelius

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!

Brooklyn Wedding: Chris and Aïda by Denise DeBelius

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.

Brooklyn Styled Shoot: Lululuvs AW '17 Collection by Denise DeBelius

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.

Brooklyn Family Portrait: Delaney Family by Denise DeBelius

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.

New York Maternity: Adrienne in Tribeca by Denise DeBelius

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.

Corb Lund by Denise DeBelius

Corb Lund is a country singer out of Canada. While he was in New York performing, we arranged a portrait shoot to update his promotional catalog. A "Midnight Cowboy" aesthetic inspired these portraits, taken in Freeman Alley, SoHo, on the Brooklyn Bridge, and underground in the Subway.

Sibling Shoot: Mac and Fiona by Denise DeBelius

I took these late evening portraits for the two teenagers in and around Prospect Park.

Nibert Number Two by Denise DeBelius

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.

Amelia Turns One! by Denise DeBelius

I took the Villarreal Family Portraits on a warm spring afternoon in late April. The cause for celebration is young Amelia's first birthday! These photos were taken in the Historic Richmond Town area of Staten Island.

Isabelle's First Birthday by Denise DeBelius

Isabelle celebrated her first birthday surrounded by family visiting from all over the world! We marked the early spring occasion with family portraits taken in home and in the Battery Park City neighborhood.

Baby Judah by Denise DeBelius

The Stansky family welcomed baby Judah in February 2017. Here he is at two weeks of age, home with his parents and grandfather.

SS '17 Collection: LULULUVS BROOKLYN by Denise DeBelius

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!

The Bierbaums by denisedebelius

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!