Riley and Cooper–Brooklyn Heights, NY

I had a blast working with this family and their gorgeous twins! Riley and Cooper are nearly one and have so much personality. Riley was very playful–hamming it up and trying to take off her diaper the whole time, and Cooper was so sweet but a bit more serious.  They had many great spaces to photograph in, and despite it being a freezing and gray day, we were able to take advantage of beautiful window light. Their colorful nursery had lots of fun details to photograph, and the view of the Staten Island ferry zipping past was a bonus!

I’ve photographed twins before, and even using all of the squeaky toys and photographer tricks in the universe, it can be twice the challenge to get two 10-month olds to stay in one place, look at the camera, and not cry! I included a couple of funny outtakes here, but we did manage a few cute shots of the two of them.  Special thanks to my photo assistant that day, Eileen Meny. You may remember an old post that I wrote about trying to get a smile out of children and how sometimes it’s best to record their mood of the day. I loved capturing their amazing eyes, eyelashes, and adorable expressions.

Every year, I choose a special non-profit to donate a portrait session to. This session was the result of a donation to the auction at Harlem Academy, a great K-8 school in Harlem. It feels good to give back and it’s a bonus to meet an adorable family as well! Riley and Cooper, thanks for a great morning and I hope to see you again soon!