Posts Tagged ‘family portraiture’
Wanted to try a cinemagraph for the very first time and Anton seemed to be the perfect subject for that
We placed him on the backdrop and he started his usual crawling, push-ups and swinging standing on all fours But then he suddenly relaxed and took this painterly modelling pose. We were quite stunned as he was quietly smiling at us and gently playing with his hand.
Being a commercial photographer specializing in family and children photography one could meet newborns on almost daily basis. But… Having your own child born is arguably always an extraordinary event! And so I do understand all the parents wanting to get their newborns photographed. Because believe it or not you have only about 10 days for that. It is that short!
It was a windy day on Fire Island and you would want to fly against that wind, I’m quite sure. It was real fun! I clearly remembered myself being a boy and doing the same Unfortunately I didn’t have ocean around.
I’m always proud when clients come to me again year after year, because it proves I’m doing good I’m delivering the images and I’m making them happy!
This was another such family: I photographed them last autumn when Robi couldn’t even stand yet on his own. And now we had another photo session in Central Park for their Christmas cards. The astonishing fall foliage of late October in NYC makes it perfect background for such images.
Robi is now quite running and know what he wants and what he doesn’t like too
We had actually to do 2 days of photography to get enough images.
It was a family portrait session in out local beautiful Juniper Valley Park in the beginning of November. I was caught by autumn colors and remembered my old favorite photo book by great Czech photographer Jan Saudek. He used there a technique by hand painting his B&W photographs in such a vibrant and rich, saturated colors. The book was titled “LOVE’.
So this particular picture reminds me of that book every time I look at it.
We definitely had great time together walking and playing along most scenic spots of Central Park on that gorgeous autumn day.
It’s getting to be that time of year again – that’s how Allison started her email asking when we can do another photosession with her family. I’m honored – it’s the 3rd year in a row I photograph this lovely family! I feel like I’m part of it, at least for those 2 hours we spend together And then I look through the images choosing the best for them and for my portfolio and recall how great they are.
First time we did a session when Alex was about 10 months yet and now he is almost 3 years old. They have relocated from Bronxville NY to New Jersey last year and they also got a new member of the family – furry Chelsea very playful and funny.
So we started to shoot around their new home in the backyard and then moved inside:
After that we drove to nearest park to get beautiful autumn colors in the pictures and to have fun in general
I admire Allison and James – they seem to me one of the greatest couple parents I knew – they are always caring of the family. And it is really easy to photograph them because there is no need for posing – I just observe and capture their happiness and love.
It was first time being in NYC for Carlo, but 4th for Eleonora. I was hired to photograph this beautiful couple around Manhattan’s landmarks.
The day we scheduled the photoshoot weather was quite tricky and nasty so we had to push it for another day. I saw that Carlo was kind of upset and confused because of that and I didn’t see the reason for that. I thought it’s not a big deal, we always depend on weather.
While we were walking to Central Park next day Carlo explained to me that actually he made a proposal yesterday! Damn, I missed this moment, now I got it! But they were so obviously in love, kissing all the time so I think I didn’t miss too much after all
That was extremely funny and easygoing photosession once. It happened during rehearsals at Russian Brighton Ballet School in Brooklyn. I simply fixed paper seamless backdrop to a wall and set a couple of strobes, one in a softbox and another one shooting through white umbrella.
Girls were doing the rest of my job, except pressing the button maybe But at some moment I found them photographing each other with point and shoot cameras on my backdrop, they were definitely having fun.
Another family photography session in Central Park on lovely summer day with a beautiful princess Aidan and her parents Melissa and Rob.
Need to admit she was extremely shy and we had difficulties to get her in front of camera But we played and did let her play her game
As the result I believe we got plenty of catching images of this great family.
My son loves to be a boyscout (cubscout actually, but… being Webelos II and looking to get to boyscouts next year he could be considered a boyscout already, right ) So I usually spend Fri nights with scouts of Pack 106. And watching the efforts our Den leaders put to work with kids I realize that they actually are just parents like me. And they are tired after working a whole week, and would probably prefer to stay home and watch TV or relax in nay other way….
So I thought that taking their headshots to put them on our Pack web-site could be some way of showing appreciation. So I did it last week. Unfortunately not all leaders were there so hopefully we will continue in the new year.
And it was great fun though
I photographed again a lovely family of Alex, Allison and James. It’s always great to know that your clients trust you, believe in you and ask you to save their memories in photographs once more.
Regular portrait photo session with a real princess – what could be better? Laura was just great at posing and super patient! Thank you Laura
I have an honor to photograph birthday party of a great young man by name Andrew. I admire his love to animals
I’ll update on the status of the project of course.
Here are the info and photographs from the series:
These images are part of the ‘Behind the Curtain’ series about Brighton Ballet Theater School of Russian Ballet.
Ballet is a fairy tale told in dances and music. Every concert shines and fills spectators with excitement and parents with pride. Kids dream and wait for each performance impatiently. And moreover they work extremely, unbelievably hard to get onto stage.
Mainly this series is about the spirit, self-discipline and power of dreams that help kids to go to the goal through all mistakes, physical pain and bitter of failures.
Another family portraiture on-location photography session with great family of Noah, Sean, Ariane, Barry and David.
Gantry Park in Long Island City with the great view to Manhattan. They expanded park greatly and put a lot of cool things there. I just love this place even more!
It was just a test of new Canon EOS 50D test with a direct in-camera flash.
Pretty cool for direct burning light. My son survived it too
Few features I love most about this camera:
- pretty good ISO, very good for photojournalism (I was suffering badly while photographed ballet backstage with my Canon 5D – can’t use more than 1200ISO for color);
- it’s quite fast – 6 fps gives much more freedom photographing in fast-pacing conditions like street-life or live performance photography (maybe not enough for sport photography though);
- in-camera sensor-cleaning! I hate my 5D because I can’t clean it’s sensor enough to shoot over f18 – there are more visible dust on it than details of picture
Overall it feels much faster than old 5D. But I’ll continue to use old guy until I grab one of Canon 5D Mark II because I need full-frame very often. And I can’t complain about quality of pictures from it in most cases.