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. 

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.

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!

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.

DeBelius and Froelich family portraits by denisedebelius

Together with my sister-in-law, Bethany Froelich, we shot our annual DeBelius/Froelich family portraits over Christmas. There are two new additions over the last year: Charlotte and Isaac!

Holiday family portraits by denisedebelius

Holiday family portraits with my in-laws, nephew and an impending niece come February! Personal cameo thanks to my wireless shutter release.

The Spidles by denisedebelius

Did a holiday family photo shoot in my parents’ prairie backyard, including a little self-portrait work.