Family Photography–East Village, NYC

I had such a blast working with this family–just look at that laughter above! I’ve known the parents since college (mascots formerly known as Jeffs) and they have now grown to an adorable fam of four. We started our session in their apartment, which I always love to do as it’s comfy and familiar for the kids and I can capture images in their rooms among their favorite toys–in this case, trains, instruments, and play doh.  I’m pretty sure their mom should design for Pottery Barn Kids, Land of Nod, or Serena and Lily, as I adored their bedroom design and it added nice pops of color to our session. These boys have the bluest eyes and the greatest smiles–though I admit that some 2.5 year old smiles were brought to us by our favorite candy, M+M. I also plan to hire these parents as my photo assistants at my next family session–they were that good!

After we captured some great shots with natural window light (including some bed jumping and a guitar serenade), we attempted to head outside to Washington Square Park to photograph the boys at play in the spring greenery…until it started pouring on the quick walk there. Hailing and gusting winds to be exact! We ducked under cover in a huge arch door at Grace Church, and ended up taking a few great shots there and calling it a day. Sometimes the weather takes over the best of plans, but it was a blessing in disguise as the shots in front of this amazing architectural door are unique and beautiful. I love framing children in architectural elements, as it really gives a good sense of their size in comparison to the rest of their world–and here you can see Luke looking so tiny in the gigantic doorway. J, R, L and W, it was a fun morning and I’m so glad to capture these adorable young guys! XO