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!

Michael at 2-months old

Do you ever get that feeling, after you’ve had a rough day with your baby, and a mom with 3+ kids walks by and has it all together? You know what I mean, like you should just keep your mouth shut about how hard you’ve had it.  Well it was no different seeing mom Angela in action with 2-month old baby Michael.  She came by for baby portraits in between dropping off her oldest daughter at school and her second daughter at ballet class, all while orchestrating nap and feeding times for the baby.  She also runs the Resurrection playgroup in Jersey City, which starts up again in the Fall. (Okay, I’m sure I won’t shut up any time soon about my Luke being an early waker, but still, at least I’ve been adequately shamed.)

Michael is just the sweetest cute little baby and just laid contently while I took his pictures. The only thing he was adamant about was not wanting to be in any sort of basket. The baby knows what he wants! Instead we had fun with cozy blankets, wooden letter blocks and this sweet knit hat from Smith & Chang. So adorable!

With sister Maddie. So sweet!

The Durham Family

I had the pleasure of doing a family photo shoot with Jaime, Brian and their beautiful kids over the weekend.  Honestly, you couldn’t ask for a more picture perfect family if you did a casting call. William (almost 4) and Alaina (2) were so adorable and somehow knew to be perfectly behaved when the camera was on them.

Jaime wanted the portraits to capture something quintessential to Jersey City, and Morris Canal Park was just the place.  It encapsulates some of the greatest perks of living here with the amazing views of the Manhattan skyline, a glistening Hudson River, and peeks of the Statue of Liberty.

And talk about super-mom! Jaime coordinated this family photo shoot with me in the midst of packing for a big move to Florida. Thank you for the amazing photo shoot Durham family! Wishing you all the best in your move!