I can’t believe I’m just now getting around to sharing parts of this session. Spending time with the Dougherty family in their Long Island, NY home and town was such a pivotal moment for me in this photography career of mine last year. Yes, being brought up to NYC was absolutely amazing, but what changed me the most was the time I got to spend with the family. Traveling for family sessions is a big commitment on both the family and photographers part. But, the rewards are so very amazing. You spend SO much time together. You become friends. You share stories and laughter and tears. The walls come down. You get to really get a good peek into the inside of everyday life. There are tears, smiles, hugs, happy moments, sad moments, stressful moments and everything in between - basically REAL LIFE.
These moments are beyond precious to me. I absolutely love when guards come down and you get a real glimpse of a family. I love being able to observe a family and watch for those moments that happen every single day. So often photography sessions are quick and rushed and shot lists are scrolling through my head. In the moments where there are no schedules or time constraints is when the magic truly happnes. And being able to be a fly on the wall while Twah (who is THE most amazing NYC photographer herself) played with her babies was just what my heart needed.
Take a peek at our morning together (and I’ll be back to share their family session soon)!
Interested in scheduling a session in 2019? Most family and newborn sessions are done in your home + fave places...we usually always venture outside around your home to play (weather permitting). Some folks like to do just their house and yard, some folks like to do just one room of their house and their favorite park up the road. We're not meeting in some random park or place you've never been before. These are the places that matter most to you. This stage/house/moment you're at right now will be totally different and changed and just "where in the world did time go?" a year from now. Take the time to capture your here and now. I promise you will NEVER regret preserving those in-between moments. Call or email me for session details (or just click this link right here).