If you follow me on social media you probably know that I treated myself to a solo trip last month to New York City for my 40th birthday. You can read all about it here, but basically, I enjoyed “me time” in the big city, ate at all the amazing restaurants, and caught up with old friends. I stayed with my girlfriend Cecilia in her Upper West Side apartment, and also had the pleasure of shooting a family session for her.
Cecilia, Ryan, and their adorable children–bubbly Mateo and sweet Alessia–are the most well-travelled family I know. They have also lived in all the enviable big cities in the world, including Johannesburg, London, Chicago (that’s where we met!) and Hong Kong. They recently moved from Hong Kong to New York, and I tried to convince her to put on a dress for the shoot, but she insisted on being relaxed and comfortable. Already acting just like a true New Yorker–and well, I suppose there’s no need to get gussied up when you’re as naturally gorgeous just as she is!
The best part about shooting friends is that it’s really just us hanging out. We strolled around Central Park and the Upper West Side like it was any old day. Authentic, natural, candid and oh so full of love. The best kind of family shoot there is. Enjoy!