When I was in New York City for my 40th birthday trip, I had the pleasure of shooting two of my favorite families I know from Chicago. (Check out Cecilia’s family session.) The other family session was for my best friend, Jamie, and her husband Shawn, both of whom I’ve known for almost 6 years, since our firstborns were babies and playing in the park together in Chicago! In fact, I’ve had the honor of shooting all her other sessions as their family grew, one by one – see here and here.
Jamie’s family now lives in Princeton, New Jersey, and came to Central Park for a little playdate. Big Max is almost 6 and he’s definitely the boss of this family. Rowan is the middle child and sweet baby Atticus with the big blue-grey eyes is 7 months old. I’m all heart eyes over this baby. The boys came prepared to tackle Central Park and the streets of New York with their scooters!
I love that this family session turned into kind of a mini lifestyle session – something I don’t get to do enough of for families! We spent a full day together ambling through the park, then around the Upper West Side candidly shooting on The Met Steps, other grand steps of public buildings (got kicked off of one by building security lol), and then finally, at Motorino Pizza where we chowed down and refueled. How adorable are these kids? The scenes at the pizza shop are my absolute favorite – completely candid, so enjoyable and living in the moment. A photographer’s dream. There’s a moment when her middle child, Rowan, exclaimed, “We’re having a dinner party!” And that we were.