I always love the shifting of the seasons and the excitement that comes along with it. Summer is of course so busy for most families, and I think it’s a wonderful idea to celebrate all of that time spent together and the memories created with a family session. What a beautiful way to shift into autumn.

This family was so fun to photograph. We met at the most beautiful and secluded location under a weeping willow tree in Rochester, NY. As the sun set, they loved on each other, spinning and laughing and just enjoying one of the last evenings of summer together. I think the images captured their sweet family dynamic so well.

Penfield, NY Ellison Park family photography session, Rochester, New York family photographer
Penfield, NY Ellison Park family photography session, Rochester, New York family photographer
Penfield, NY Ellison Park family photography session, Rochester, New York family photographer
Penfield, NY Ellison Park family photography session, Rochester, New York family photographer
Penfield, NY Ellison Park family photography session, Rochester, New York family photographer
Penfield, NY Ellison Park family photography session, Rochester, New York family photographer
Penfield, NY Ellison Park family photography session, Rochester, New York family photographer
Penfield, NY Ellison Park family photography session, Rochester, New York family photographer
Penfield, NY Ellison Park family photography session, Rochester, New York family photographer
Penfield, NY Ellison Park family photography session, Rochester, New York family photographer
Penfield, NY Ellison Park family photography session, Rochester, New York family photographer
Penfield, NY Ellison Park family photography session, Rochester, New York family photographer
Penfield, NY Ellison Park family photography session, Rochester, New York family photographer
Penfield, NY Ellison Park family photography session, Rochester, New York family photographer
Penfield, NY Ellison Park family photography session, Rochester, New York family photographer
Penfield, NY Ellison Park family photography session, Rochester, New York family photographer
Penfield, NY Ellison Park family photography session, Rochester, New York family photographer
Penfield, NY Ellison Park family photography session, Rochester, New York family photographer
Penfield, NY Ellison Park family photography session, Rochester, New York family photographer
Penfield, NY Ellison Park family photography session, Rochester, New York family photographer
Penfield, NY Ellison Park family photography session, Rochester, New York family photographer
Penfield, NY Ellison Park family photography session, Rochester, New York family photographer
Penfield, NY Ellison Park family photography session, Rochester, New York family photographer

I am filled
with you and
I am trying
every aching day
to fathom the beauty
of our symmetry,
and understand how,
two bodies can live
so well, inside
one.

-Christopher Poindexter


Rochester, NY pregnancy photographer | garden maternity session

Rochester, NY pregnancy photographer | garden maternity session
Rochester, NY pregnancy photographer | garden maternity session
Rochester, NY pregnancy photographer | garden maternity session
Rochester, NY pregnancy photographer | garden maternity session
Rochester, NY pregnancy photographer | garden maternity session
Rochester, NY pregnancy photographer | garden maternity session
Rochester, NY pregnancy photographer | garden maternity session
Rochester, NY pregnancy photographer | garden maternity session
Rochester, NY pregnancy photographer | garden maternity session
Rochester, NY pregnancy photographer | garden maternity session

As a family photographer in upstate New York, it’s no surprise that autumn is my favorite season of all. The changing leaves and cozy weather are so wonderful for sessions like these. Families can snuggle in close and love on each other without the harsh summer heat or bitter winter air, and it all just comes together so beautifully.

This family knew they wanted a location for their pictures that was off the beaten path. They went exploring together and found the perfect spot for their session. I always think water photographs so beautifully, so I’m glad that we had a perfect mix of foliage and the creek as a backdrop.

Mostly, I love how playful the pictures came out. The little girls got to have some fun, and you can just tell how much they love each other from the candid moments that we captured. There is a reason I prefer gentle guidance to heavy posing. I could never stage the beauty that unfolds when a family gets to just be themselves and enjoy each other.