Have you ever heard of a photographer’s bucket list? Well, this session checked off a few from my list. I have always dreamt of photographing an expectant mother draped in a Girl and a Serious Dream lace robe. I guess you could have said I was just a girl with some serious dreams :) I have always dreamt of photographing a growing family on the steps of the NY Public Library. Thank you Fran and Sam for fulfilling my photography dreams and thank you NYC weather for actually cooperating for it. I loved Sam’s little compliments during the morning session and how they adoringly looked at each other on the steps of the library with a thousand other people around. I can’t wait to photograph you and your plus one for your newborn photography session.
You may not know this about me, but I love 35mm film. You have probably heard this from me many times before, but a lot of my newborn sessions are photographed on cloudy, rainy days. Because of this, I often need to shoot wide open and sometimes my Pentax isn’t wide enough at 2.8 to shoot at a comfortable shutter speed. So, my Nikon F6 does that for me and still allows me to shoot film. I also use my 35mm when I photograph toddlers and really need some speed to freeze the motion. This beautiful NY newborn session is the perfect example of what 35mm film can do. It was dark, it was rainy, but the cuteness was worth it. And say hello to the littlest, sweetest lips you have ever seen. I loved working with this family to document their first official family-of-three photos in the comfort of their NY home.
NEWBORN AND FAMILY FILM PHOTOGRAPHER BASED OUT OF ALBANY AND SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY. TRAVELING FREQUENTLY TO NYC AND NJ TO DOCUMENT GROWING FAMILIES.
There is something special about having your newborn session in the home you first bring your baby home to. The majority of the homes that I photograph families in will not be their forever home. It is a great way to not only have great photographic memories from those first few weeks or months, but also in a home extra special to them.
This family is no exception. Although a big move outside of NYC was creeping up on them, they wanted to capture their daughter’s first few weeks in their light filled apartment in Manhattan. I absolutely loved this session (hello beautiful sunshine) and watching these two parents glow whenever they looked at their newborn daughter.