Specializing in baby, newborn, kids and family photography in New York City and beyond.


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

Studio Mini Sessions Saturday 12-1-18

Scheduling is open for NYC Studio Mini Sessions on December 1st, 2018. Get in the frame with your lovelies in time for holiday gifting. Galleries will be ready in time to get your holiday orders in, one week after the session, December 8th!  This private space is cozy, yet room to play with a modern and minimal lounge setup and/or your choice of classic portraits on solid backdrop.

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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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closing 2017 out - newborn session

I am so glad this little one arrived in time for me to close the year out on a high note. My last shoot of the year was an in home session in Tribeca, Manhattan.  I instantly forgot about the gloomy weather because this new mom had me cracking up with her sense of humor.   I enjoyed their company and photographing them so much I lost track of time! (whoops!)  Laughter for the win and some extra sweet moments! 

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