Trying to plan a session around tree blossoms can be quite the challenge. You never know exactly when they will bloom and how long they will stay open for. Pair that with unpredictable NY weather, you may only have a handful of days you can schedule your session on. With Christine Covino and her family, we did it! It may have been cold, windy and maybe even rainy for a hot second, but we got them done! And, fortunately, they had a steamy greenhouse on her family farm’s property to warm up in. Hope you all love browsing through these images as much as I do!
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.