Now that summer is just around the corner and thoughts drift to vacations and beach time it seemed appropriate to post these images from a portrait session with my favorite niece. Kids grow so fast. Though she’s only ten years-old I realize she’s on the verge of being a teenager. It reminds me how important is to have photographs of kids as they grow up to capture those changes. Just looking at these photos makes me think of sunny summer days to come. Love that California light. The lucky girl gets to enjoy the beach year round in Manhattan Beach.
Archive: ‘Kids & Family Photography’
I’m so glad that we were able to sneak in this family portrait session with Rebecca, David and little Adelaide before they left Brooklyn for Oslo. They were super nice to invite me to their going away bash at a wonderful little place, Iris Cafe (a new discovery for me), in Brooklyn Heights where I caught up with many of their friends I met at their wedding. I also had the pleasure of tasting David’s homemade wine from the Pacific Northwest. I told them I’d be more than willing to take up their invitation to Oslo especially if they can wangle me some wedding gigs.
Here are some photos of beautiful little Isabel. I photographed the wedding of Isabel’s parents, Lauren and Alex, at a vineyard on LI a few years ago. They’re now expecting a little brother or sister for Isabel. It’s a special treat to see the couples I’ve photographed again and watch their families grow. I’m hoping in 2012 that we’ll finish their album, but needless to say Alex and Lauren have been busy building a home and a family so they’ve had a good excuse for delaying the album design process.
Thanks to my friend and great event planner, Rashi Shyam (Event Nirvana), I had the pleasure of meeting Raju Sethi and his wife, Hansita, this past Saturday as I photographed their twin’s first birthday party. Raju runs AVS, the most watched Indian entertainment show in the US. Not many kids get birthday wishes via video from some of India’s biggest Bollywood stars. Not to mention hear a live performance by G-Deep, the first American Punjabi artist to be signed by Times Music, Indian’s biggest music label. To see more pictures check out the Facebook Album from the event.
That cute movie theme again for party favors!
Vijay called me two weeks before his daughter Harika’s sari ceremony to photograph the day for his family. I was intrigued since I’m a latecomer to wearing a sari and only did so for the first time a few years ago for my sister’s engagement party (with much help from an aunt). What would we do without the aunties helping to keep up the traditions? For a parent that first time their daughter wears a sari is a big coming of age moment. My favorite photos of the day are of Harika’s mother, Latha, and the aunties helping to dress her for her party. I’m sure Harika probably loved watching the Bollywood-style dancers and having all her friends around her.