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!

The Barker family by denisedebelius

I shot these family portraits in Prospect Park on the second Saturday of November. The fading sun set the fall foliage aglow and made for a spectacular backdrop!


The Lin family by denisedebelius

I visited the Upper East Side on a breezy November morning to meet and make the portraits of the Lin family. These kids were seriously the best and their sibling love is evident in every image.

Jack and Katie by denisedebelius

Jack and Katie were married on a golden October day in Nashville, TN. Here are a few of my favorite highlights from the lovely, southern celebration. To view the full album from their autumn wedding, click here.

The Raymond family by denisedebelius

The Raymond family illustrating why fall photos are a photographer favorite. Photos taken in Prospect Park.

The O'Briens by denisedebelius

I’ve only been living in Brooklyn for a year now and am still discovering all the places that families live, play, and thrive in this city of cities. I shot family portraits of the O’Briens in Battery Park City, where they reside. This neighborhood includes tall apartment complexes, a stunning shot of the World Trade Center, a park cove along the Hudson River, and the intense wind that soars off the water down their streets. It’s beautiful!

The Goforth family by denisedebelius

The Goforth family portraits, shot on a sun-drenched October day in Central Park. Jordan and Courtney are moving their family back home to California after five years in New York City. This shoot was a memento of their life here…and a sendoff celebration as their little boy turns one!

Olivia by denisedebelius

Olivia’s headshots with a dash of sass.

Charlotte Rose by denisedebelius

Charlotte Rose, a beautiful and very alert baby girl! Born July 30, 2016.

Cody and Pressley by denisedebelius

A stranger from Nashville contacted me just before Christmas. He was bringing his girlfriend to New York to take in the city for the holiday. Cody also planned to surprise Pressley with a proposal in Bryant Park and hoped to have it photographed. We arranged a secret setup, complete with a clandestine signal, and then he took a knee. Congrats to these two! 

The Steinwand family by denisedebelius

I took the Steinwand family portraits back in July along with Joann’s maternity portrait. We returned to the same spot over Thanksgiving week to update their family pictures with their newborn, Alexander.

The Barrish family by denisedebelius

The Barrish family will be welcoming a baby boy in January 2016!