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!
A year ago, I called my best friend to tell her I was pregnant. She responded in a way I hadn’t anticipated, saying, “me too!” We gave birth one day apart, Isaac on September 23rd and Gemma on September 24th. In January, the two kiddos met for the first time. At nearly four months, they were at the perfect age to recognize another baby and express enthusiasm to one another.
In short, they’re probably going to get married.
I’ve shot many portrait sessions with babies - they number among my favorite shoots. There is something about all the bright, big eyes discovering the world that jump through a lens and onto the image.
These days, I get to point the camera at a very special baby: my own! This is Isaac, who has grown from an alert little newborn into a very inquisitive infant.