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Brooklyn based child, newborn, kids and family photographer highlights and featured family portraiture by Shannon Roddy

New York City Studio Mini Sessions

I’ve been missing my photo studio days! This year I am adding studio mini sessions to my services for 2019. Back in December I did a little trial run and I really enjoyed it! Mini Sessions will be offered on predetermined dates at a studio location several times a year. Mini Sessions will be announced in advance thru my mailing list.

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Coney Island Family Vacation Session

Why do families stop hiring family photographers once their kids reach their teens?

I know its awkward time of life when you are supposed to dislike anything your parents request. Right? But, perhaps we as family photographers and parents are just going about it all the wrong way? I can totally empathize, who wants to spend their Saturday afternoon loading in the car with their entire family to sit somewhere and be told to smile, fix your shirt, smile, smile? Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way! (even for the little tots too).

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capturing natural newborn family photographs starts with trust

Creating stunning photographs is a process. As the professional photographer, I can not emphasize enough, it starts with making sure your family newborn photography is the right fit for your potential client. For most clients, exploring the world of family photography begins when they start the conversation of family. (excluding us, family photographers.) There are a variety styles, aesthetics and approaches to newborn photography and we (photographer) know best how to explain our style and approach. If a client is asking for something that is totally not your style and you know it, be upfront and honest. Be respectful of their investment.

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In Home Session - Baby Photographer Brooklyn NY

This former Prospect Heights family decided to make the leap to a sleepy street and spacious home to welcome their child last summer. (Yes, I am way behind on blog posts!) Leaving this amazing city, Brooklyn, is a big decision! Naturally, they took their time researching areas and looking at commute times and I think they found the perfect place to call home. Their light drenched sunroom was the perfect to begin their first in home photography session as a family.

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