day in the life | long island new york family photographer | photography by rachel gray, max grey studio

i spent the day with them.

it was incredible. they were incredible.

i adore watching the dynamic of a family. the beautiful messiness of it all. the perfect imperfection of it.

how wonderful it all is.

theres so many facets to a family. i think the best way to describe the valente crew is in one word

MARVELOUS

defined as extaordinarily great

so here it is…..just a little piece of their greatness…

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poetic newborn. the custom ‘ride-along’ workshop. | long island new york in home lifestyle newborn photography | photography by max grey

For as long as I can remember, newborn photography has been a constant evolution for me. I started out strictly posing, to meshing in some natural looks with parents, to throwin’ in a variation of visuals of the home, then to just a “lifestyle” look ( <—– not a fan of that word), to now doing what I like to call a, goody-bag-‘o-pictorial-poetry.

Although I enjoy reading novels, I actually always loved “reading” picture books with no words as a child. I still encourage my children to make up their own story from what they gather from the images.

 

It is far more interesting and creates a powerful imagination, and never gets old, or can be recreated.

 

that is exactly how I run my sessions.

each family has a story, that need not be written in words. the pictures say it all.

I would like to unveil this pictorial poetry technique within a newborn/family session…

Private customized workshop just for you! You will ride along with me on a family or newborn session for a hands on and custom learning experience for you.

welcome to the ‘ride-along’ workshop series!!!

**NOTE: dates below are old, this workshop is now being offered privately and customized!**

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What will I cover?

-interacting and reading energies and dynamics of  a family

-authentic and natural posing/directing

-interpreting light within a home for ideal exposure and artistic use

-bringing in visuals and personals of the home and environment to add depth and uniqueness

-creating dimension and interest from colors, textures, and light

-editing/and finalizing a cohesive session

-marketing

cost of invested learning?

$650 (half due to secure your spot, remainder due two weeks prior to date)

You choose your date! This is a one-on-one learning experience (although we can do 2-3 people as well), so I will pick the family, and find a date that suits the exact learning and schedule that works for you!

go ahead, make this experience YOURS

click below to book a ride-along…

please email me with any questions: hello@maxgreystudio.com

*BOOK NOW* <——

 

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gunnar man. | long island new york in home lifestyle newborn baby photographer. |photography by max grey

this boy is almost 2!

shhhhhhh, I know.

but the biggest news is this boy is also about to become the middle child!!!

another home birth, another newborn, another sibling.

happy heart. happy dance.

so here you go gunnar, here is your moment of glory as the “baby”. this may also be your last moment as the only boy, we shall see!

I am banking on another boy…

until then, baby gunnar and big sis harper are hangin’ on the blog today!

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bathe with your baby. ┋long island new york in home newborn, child, family photographer ┋grace photography by max grey

mom: “everyone should bathe with their baby. everyone.”

this newborn was 5 days,

and found the most relishing comfort in a warm tea bath with mom and sister.

 

so simple, but so deeply emotionally effective.

 

here is just another rendition of family, child, and newborn photography.

it comes in many forms, but the importance of it is found in YOUR form.

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