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Danny, Kate & Isaac ~ Portraits in Central Park

I was so honored to photograph this beautiful family in Central Park last month. Little Isaac is a bubbly, sweet, adorable 1-year-old, and his mom, Kate, is a relative of a friend of mine from college. It was such a treat to spend some time capturing images of Isaac’s personality and also a few of the complete family!

Isaac’s eyes rock my socks off:

Again. Those eyes! And the whole family sure is stunning.

This shot is a favorite of mine. I’ve overlooked this bridge and tree as a backdrop before. I’m not going to miss it next time I’m in Central Park.

We managed to capture a few of Kate & Danny alone too. They had planned to do a “day-after” wedding portrait session in their wedding attire, but because of an unlucky chain of events with their wardrobe, we settled on a family session instead. Hopefully we’ll still get another try in their wedding attire at a later date!

Once we got out this bright blue bouncy-ball, Isaac sure let us know how much fun he was having. :)

What a sweet little man!

Thanks again to Danny, Kate & Isaac for a great session!


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A fun family session - Lake Michigan

I promised to blog a few more of this super fun family. Now that a few weeks have gone by, I’ve shot a couple more weddings, done a few more portrait sessions, and processed a mountain of images, I’m finally getting around to blogging! Don’t worry, I think it was just a phase … I’m not going to turn back into the blogger I once was. (The one that only blogged once a month!) I’m back. And better than before. And, apparently, going all out with the cliches.

I guess you could say I’m a one-track sort of photographer. Weddings are my thing. I market myself only as a wedding photographer on my main website (I know. Crazy, right?), but I do get the occasional request for family photos from my wedding clients. July was one of those months where it seemed most of my clients were requesting family sessions, whether it was for themselves or their siblings, cousins, etc. And all of these families had children of varying ages, from newborn to 6. So, I welcomed the change of pace, and also the challenge of children’s photography!

You’ve already seen a similar image from the last post, but I really like this wider version. And I think they did too, as a 20×30 canvas print of it will soon adorn the wall of their family room!

I never expect kids to sit and smile for the camera too much, so I like to work to capture personalities rather than cheesy smiles. The beach proved the perfect location for that as these little guys took full advantage of the great expanse of the beach, running everywhere.

And, I’ll admit, they did look pretty cute when we actually lined them up in a row.

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