the perfect 4. | long island new york lifestyle & family photographer | grace photography

this shoot has been in the works for quite some time. mom had a very specific location and idea of what she wanted.

all the fun, the love, and unique connections shared to be documented.

we used her mother’s home in Pennsylvania. gorgeous farmhouse on an endless amount of land that just so happened to have a gorgeous hayfield surrounding it.

the energy was endless.

mom’s most valuable time of day is spent in bed with her children. nursing her boy, while her girl stays close and curious.

it was interesting to watch their deep dynamics. all of them. the children led the way, while mom & dad stuck close by just observing and soaking it all in.

these shoots, as I so like to express are about the experience. a moment to get extra close to the love of your life, a time to be extra silly and wild with your kids, and then to go on with your day reflecting back on that time.

hopefully, these images will bring you back to that place Tara. <3

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maximus. | long island new york in home lifestyle storytelling newborn photographer | grace photography

my biggest baby to date! Weighing in (sounds like a boxing match announcer hehehe) at nearly 10lbs!

he was so big yet still so tiny and squishy. he was a simple little man, and very content. With an AWESOMELY orange room. 😉

I enjoyed just watching him and all his peacefulness, and observing the admiration his parents had for him.

their first born. first sibling for their doggie too!

this dog (as you will see in pics) was swooning over him! I have never seen a dog love such a tiny human so irresistibly.

a really grand family, that I enjoyed spending time with.


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a day out . family photographer. | long island new york storytelling lifestyle family photographer | grace photography

We spent months planning and discussing this session.

I received the most fantastic email from Michele regarding my work and how she wanted to book a mentor session and a family session for the Summer.

She has been so supportive of my work, and is also an awesome human. I could not wait to photograph her beautiful family and that adorable daughter of hers, Ana.

We finally pinned down a location.

Sag Harbor. How fantastic?

A Sag Harbor photography session it was! She has been there before and loves it there.

Music to my ears. Personal drive being added to a session.

Michele made it very clear she wanted it to be a true capturing of her family as they truly are. By the end of the session she said, “Are you sure you got enough? I mean, it wasn’t stressful so I want to make sure you got it.”

Don’t you worry. This is how a story should be documented. Every family. No stress, just you.

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girls. | long island new york in home lifestyle storytelling photographer | grace photography

oh my.

what fun I had at this session. Anyone recognize them? That is Summer from Summer Lyn Photography, and her beautiful children.

she asked me to do a very very personal session. a day in the life session. documenting something that she cherishes day after day.

personal time with her girls in the morning.

the connections. the dynamics. the most profound experiences for any parent.

I am blown away time and time again at the relationships families have built amongst each other. I love entering a home and just feel immediately drawn to their energy.

the energy from Summer & her family was unreal.

for a moment, I was  a part of this family. just for a moment. it was perfect.

tell me, can you hear their laughter? Can you feel their so very different personalities radiating?

here is their story. xoxo

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landon. so sweet & new. (newborn photography) | long island new york in home newborn photographer | grace photography

judging by the images, you would never think in a million years that this little guy gave me a run for my money.

he was so great, but just preferred to be awake.

fine with me. I document on a realistic level, and let them lead.

when Landon slept, we went with it. when he was awake, we went with that too. 😉

mom and dad had me cracking up the entire session too, they were so great to work with. I also had a mentoree by my side helping out, which was fantastic. now I’m spoiled and feel like I need an assistant. Thanks Sylvie! 😉

you will also notice that perhaps dad is a bit of a sports fan. I only incorporate props into my sessions if they are personal, and dad really wanted shots with the baseball and football. safe to say this kid will probably be watching the games with dad in no time!

also? his room. swoon.

like my last session, mom did all the designing herself. fantastic and vibrant and perfect. LOVED incorporating his room!

this session’s family pics also made me teary (basically I am like this with every mushy newborn session…always humbled to be a part of this dynamic) as they were so sweet with him.

seriously, don’t cry when you see the pics. can’t say I didn’t warn ya! 😉

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