One of my favorite milestones is children’s 1st year. It’s a huge defining moment and one of my all time fave ages to photograph. They are full on interactive, playful and 100000% pure delicious-ness. Look at this gorgeous baby boy! How could you not fall in love with him?!? He was SO incredibly fun, silly, happy and full of love. I nearly ate him. So many moments to remember and hold…
OMG i love this little girl SO MUCH!!! Wise beyond her years (quoting “Sam I am” verbatim amongst numerous Dr. Seussians) and so delightful I could squeeze her through next year. And HILARIOUS. I love her and have decided I want to be her when I grow up.
I’ve been photographing this gorgeous little boy since he was a baby. Every year he becomes even more beautiful and fascinating and adorable and breathtakingly amazing. It’s a fantastic thing to get to witness and celebrate.
Below, a thank you from his family, reminded me of all the reasons I feel so extraordinarily fortunate to be a part of so many wonderful people’s lives. It truly is a ‘gift’ on every level.
There’s a story in The Arabian Nights where someone (Sympathy the Learned) is asked what is The Meaning of Life… and she replies “to cultivate enthusiasm.’ No truer words were said.
“Meredith. These images are truly, genuinely amazing. What an incredible eye and ease you have to be able to get into so many people’s heads, but most certainly in this case – our son’s. There are pictures here that make me laugh out loud, and that literally stop me in my tracks he’s so crushingly cute. His balance of being strong-boy and fair-haired-dearheart is completely evident throughout. I love him and I love these photographs. That day was a gift, and these photos will be there to remind us of that forever. Thank you thank you. THANK YOU!!”
I began photographing this beautiful little boy when he was still inside his momma’s belly. Every year since then (it’s been 4 and counting) I have had the distinct pleasure of watching this amazing child grow. I can not emphasize how incredibly special that honor is. I could not love him more.
I love me some fashion shows.
Particularly when the ‘models’ are under 10 years old.
And ridiculously adorable.
Like this one.
This session is a perfect example of my work as a ‘lifestyle’ children’s photographer. Rather than unnaturally posing children in a studio completely foreign to them, I love capturing the details and beauty of their unique worlds, loves and lives they genuinely are at this precise time in their lives. This keeps everything completely natural, absolutely immediate, and uniquely personal.
By photographing children in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes and known environments, the authenticity of their personalities shine through and landmarking memories are instantly and beautifully created. And those go straight to the heart.
I cannot believe it’s taken me so long to blog (been so busy shooting, getting ready to introduce new products (!!!!), new site and more) but here is one of the most adorable happiest 1 year old boys I have E V E R met!!!!!!
When I arrived he was still sleeping (as I NEVER recommend waking a sleeping child… i can always walk around the block, hang out, work on my iPhone, etc as we all know a cranky kid never wants to do much) and I absolutely love the range from sleepy ‘dad feeding him a bottle’ to his gorgeous endless exuberance that lasted the entire rest of the session.
I cannot wait to see him when he turns 2!!!!!
Who says you can’t shoot gorgeous natural light photographs in the middle of winter? This MOST DELICIOUS little dumpling was photographed when it was less than 30 degrees F (and ridiculously windy) and you would never know it as their stunning apartment had the most fabulous afternoon light!!! Hooray all around!!!
And, um, hello cheeks!!!!! And she SHIMMIES too!!!! I nearly ate her. Oh mah gahds….. LOVED her and am already so looking forward to watching her grow… and of course continue to shimmy 🙂
Proof that a photoshoot can evolve out of ANYTHING.
Yet another reason why I love being a NYC lifestyle photographer … the possibilities are truly endless…
This RIDICULOUSLY ATTRACTIVE (and talented- they’re both amazing actors and musicians and writers and puppeteers and just overall incredibly amazing human beings… oh and they’re also hilarious) couple asked me to photograph their engagement session. I shot both of their headshots and pretty much haven’t stopped jumping up and down ever since they asked me to photograph this session. They are both ginormous comic book fans so we shot at the equally amazing Bergen Street Comics. Bergen Street Comics were wonderful and let us use their space (WITH INCREDIBLE NATURAL LIGHT!!! omg!) before they opened and I’m already looking forward to going back and getting armfuls of incredible comics!
This couple was SUCH FUN to shoot!!! They are so beautiful and equally beautifully in love (awww) I could have stayed with them all day… And the light was soooooooooo spectacular omg…
Check out how these gorgeousnesses rocked everything out of this world: