Tuesday, April 23, 2013

L {Portrait of a Tiny New Yorker}

There's nothing quite as sweet as capturing a tiny newborn.  What I loved about my session with this darling girl is that although she's the central figure, the session focuses a great deal on her beautiful mother and doting sister as well.  It tells a more complete story of the joy felt in welcoming this little darling into their home, and provides a frame of reference for how tiny she is!  Too bad we didn't think to invite Daddy along, but honestly, there are few subjects I enjoy more than photographing a mother with her children.

A mother's love is something that you can readily see in portraits like these, and I imagine no greater gift that for tiny little L to look back in 20 years and see how much her mother loved her.  Which is why I take them.  

Oh, to be so loved.  Welcome, baby girl.










Thursday, April 18, 2013

Happy Birthday to You {A Rooftop Party for a Little New Yorker}

This shark-themed birthday party was absolutely darling. Manhattan mommies go all out, and I love it.  My favorite party elements included the darling favors, the fabulous homemade cake, and the fishing game, which was a childhood favorite of mine.  I also loved the simple kids activities like the soccer goals and the tunnel, and the kids loved them too!  

One thing this party lacked was presents, which was absolutely genius.  The "no gifts" request meant no new treasures for this family's NYC apartment (let's face it, they're all small!), and the gifts that came from mom and dad and grandparents later were even more special. It also put the emphasis on the celebration rather than the gifts. I'm definitely going to start implementing this! 

This birthday boy seemed to have the best day ever at the center of it all.  Which is exactly how it should be when you're turning three.








(apparently one was enough)

The End (you suburbanites have no idea how easy you have it when it comes to al fresco gatherings)