Leora at Two-and-a-Half

I couldn’t wait to post some quick pics from yesterday’s photo shoot with Leora, age 2.5, from Hoboken.  SO ridiculously adorable with a personality to match.  She walked in like she owned the place and by the end of the shoot we were little buddies. She was calling me by name, cooking me “lunch” at the toy kitchen, telling me when she was ready for wardrobe changes.  Leora and her mom and dad, Evita and Jake, make such an beautiful family and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to do their family portraits.

Hoping Leora will come over and make me lunch again soon! 😉 xo

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!