Category Archives: Children Photography
At the beginning of each year I put together my Year in Pictures slideshow with images from all family and children sessions I’ve done prior year. I love seeing all these images together, remembering laughter and silly faces. I am a lucky lucky girl because I get to capture all these amazing memories for all these wonderful families! This slideshow made me smile – watch it and I am sure it will put a smile on your face as well!
When I first met this Mom and Dad at their pre-session consultation we just clicked and I knew that their family photo session would be tons of fun! It was several months in the making but definitely worth the wait because it was even more fun than I thought it was going to be! This session had it all – the yummiest made from scratch (by DAD!) organic bread, toy race car competition, a game of football, quality time of swings and climbing up slides and lots and lots of laughter.
And after spending some time at their home we headed to Ridgewood for a few portraits in one of my secret locations in downtown Ridgewood. This spot does not look like much but the images there come out so well!
When the parents came in to my Ridgewood studio for their in-person viewing session to see images from their session they kept awwing and ooohing at every single image and Dad asked me if I knew that certain pictures would come out the way they did and told me that there was no way he could take pictures even closely resembling mine:)
They loved their images and ordered a whole lot of wall art including a beautiful collage of nine 12×12 acrylic prints to be displayed in their family room. And when they saw the finished product there was even more awwing and oohing:)
I have the most amazing clients – these guys drove over TWO hours (EACH WAY) for their Christmas photos at my Ridgewood photo studio! Every year their Mom picks out the coolest outfits and she did not disappoint this year either – loved their PJs, hand knitted Santa hats and very stylish ensembles they changed into after the PJs portion of the Christmas photos was done. Cannot wait to see them all again next year!
Family photographer has always been my first love – I just love photographing families, capturing bonds between brothers and sisters, mothers and sons, dads and daughters. Throw in a dog or two into the mix and I am in heaven! And while I love my Ridgewood photo studio (it is great for so many different types of photoshoots) I truly believe that no location is as perfect for a family as their family home; noone feels more at home than well, at their home! 🙂
But I also love to incorporate families loves and interests in their sessions so I was beyond thrilled when these guys chose to split their photoshoot between their Ridgewood home and a fishing brook in the nearby Ho Ho Kus where they go fishing pretty often. This session was a blast – little sister M. a natural in front of the camera – she was silly and was hamming it up for the camera – I can definitely see Broadway in her future! 🙂 Her big brother T was not that thrilled about the idea of having his pictures taken (I get it.. it may not seem like such an exciting prospect to a 10 year old) but I brought out my love for Harry Potter and we bonded over that instantly! He was the one kept showing me cool tricks he could do on his bike and asking me to take pictures of him doing them!
And at the end of the session when I asked the kids what they thought of their photoshoot big brother T said it was ‘good’, which I think is the biggest compliment you can receive from a 5th grade boy!:) And as if that was not enough this Mom told me that she loved having sessions with me (these guys are repeat clients) not only because pictures come out great but because I really get kids and that’s the reason why I can capture images that truly reflect who these kids are.. And that, my friends, is exactly what I strive to do!
My FIFTH year of offering Christmas mini sessions at my Ridgewood photo studio is off to a great start – since my first mini sessions this year on November 16th I’ve met and photographed many ‘old’ and new clients. And holiday sets I have at the studio (cookies in bed, giant snowflakes, Christmas lights) have proven to be very popular among kids – both young and not so young.
Ms. G. is one of my oldest clients and I always have a blast photographing her.. When she was 4 or 5 I showed her a picture I took of her and she said “Ms. Lena, you are a good picture-taker!” – and I’ve been trying to be a good ‘picture taker’ for her since then:) For her Christmas mini session last year Ms. G brought her own prop – a blanket – she thought it would go well with my theme (which it did!). This year she took it one step further and bought a live prop – her adorable dog – Shaggy. And I got to say that I LOVED photographing her with her live prop and think that we should incorporate Shaggy in all sessions moving forward:)
If you live in Bergen County and looking to have holiday pictures taken of your children reach out to me ASAP. I offer Christmas and Holiday photos of children and families at my Bergen County photo studio located in Ridgewood NJ.