The Johnson/Newton Cousins

Sunday was the perfect day for a photo shoot in Hamilton Park with cousins Emily (9), William (6), Evelyn (5) and Olivia (3).   Moms (and sis-in-laws) Virginia and Mia arranged for this shoot to have the pics back just in time for Grandpa’s 70th Birthday party on Father’s Day, and I felt so honored to be able to take the kids’ photographs for such a big occasion!

The kids were all smiley and in great moods which always makes it fun.  I, of course, was….a little animated…trying to get those smiles to all happen at the same time.  Lucky for me, the park was full of people since it was such a lovely day out.  Whatever it takes to get the shot, right?  Because seriously, how adorable are these four??

Liv & Maya – Sibling Shoot

Now that Summer is nearly upon us, it has been so fun to take advantage of the nice weather and do more shoots outdoors.  For Olivia (5) and Maya’s (1) shoot, I couldn’t wait to head back to Morris Canal since not only is the Manhattan skyline gorgeous, but the kids have so much fun playing in the grass there, not to mention climbing trees.  Mom, Liz, is a great friend and incredible artist – painting, graphic design, writing, you name it – and it has definitely been passed down to Olivia. I know this because she’s in the same Pre-K class as my oldest, and she has all these paintings that look like Picasso’s.  And not in the same way I would say my kid’s paintings look like Picasso’s (because aren’t our own kids always complete geniuses??), but I mean she literally has this amazing grasp of color for her age.

In any case, it was the perfect morning to capture the girls playing in the park who were too cute in their matching dresses.  Looking forward to more fun outdoors this Summer!

Hayley & Charlotte – Sister Session

I met Hayley and Charlotte’s mom Gina through a good friend, and was so excited to learn about her new venture, Fun On The Run Bags based out of Hoboken. Gina rents out travel bags for kids that are stuffed with fun toys and games, which is such a great idea.  We are always traveling with our boys and end up spending so much money on new toys, cards and games for every trip in a desperate attempt to keep them occupied for 6+ hour flights and car rides. Anyway, fast forward and here I am taking Gina’s girls’ portraits.

Gina wanted to have the girls in their play clothes having fun so that we could capture their personalities in the way she enjoys them every day. And they are so sweet!  Hayley (turning 5 in a few weeks) reminded me of Hollywood glamour with her striking brown eyes and cheek bones, and Charlotte (2.5 years) has these huge blue eyes that are just amazing! To add some pops of color I had some flowers and paper lanterns on hand which they loved playing with. Such a fun shoot!