welcome. | long island new york birth photographer | grace photography

I have a new love.

birth photography.

standing alongside an entire family during the birth of a child, is an unexplainable feeling. humbling.

the fact that mom is someone that I have grown very close to within the past two years and  has also witnessed the birth of my second child makes even better. no words.

here is aiden. gorgeous boy.

emotion that can only ever be seen at the presence of a birth. can not be reenacted.

aiden brought so much joy to these people’s lives this day, and he also made lucas a big brother.

welcome little boy.

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a year in review: 2012 | long island ny baby, child & family on location photographer | grace photography

It started with a birth…

February 27, 2012


of a beautiful baby girl, we call Sierra…

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which  made us a family of 4…


and Em a big sister…

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who turned 2…


and then started school…


when her little sister was just about 6 months…


and a few months later here we are. Full circle. New year. What will it bring?

This post is emotional for me.

Not because it recapped my beautiful family in 2012, but because we are dealing with some health issues with our youngest. Sierra (or as Em calls her, Yaya).

Sparing specifics for now since we are not really sure what exactly is going on, I am praying 2013 will give me answers.



a new found love for life.

the same love  I felt on February 27, 2012.

I wish nothing more than health and happiness for all. I know that is the cliche saying during the new year, but health and happiness are the two most important things in this crazy place we call life.

and I wish it for all.

Happy 2013. xo

brand new boy. | long island new york in home newborn photographer | grace photography

Hunter James.

Such a strong name. It fit him perfectly.

He was easy to calm, and he was so serene and content in the presence of his mommy and daddy. I just loved photographing them interacting with this newness they just brought into the world.  Some of the best shots were of Hunter with his parents.

We really incorporated a lot of personal touches. To me, that is what makes a newborn session.

Raw life. Hunter’s life.

He had such a fantastic room! Mom did an amazing job designing it. He also had a very special bassinet that was passed down from his grandma. He is the 3rd generation to sleep in that beautifully hand crafted bassinet. These are the “props” I just swoon over.

We also got some shots of Hunter on a very special blue blanket that was made for him. This session really honed in on the personal things.

This is how they will remember their first born. His stuff. His life.

Just perfect.

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it’s a girl! | long island ny in home newborn photographer | grace photography

This little lady was a surprise! It is so much fun not knowing what you are having.

Is it a boy? Is it a girl? Doesn’t really matter! Either way, the surprise is super cool!

Her name is Keegan, and she was such a doll. I think she enjoyed her session because she just did her thing. (whatever thing it is that a newborn does 🙂 )

She stayed nice and sleepy and easy to pose and perfect.  She sometimes just fell right into the perfect pose too. I love that. A real baby pose. Those baby “poses” don’t last long, so documenting them in their purest state is a must.

I absolutely loved watching mom and dad swoon over her too.  She is their first, and I love seeing the faces on brand new first time parents!

Really really enjoyed this session and all its warmth.


Dj is 1…& a ham. | long island ny child photographer | grace photography

There is really nothing better than a little ham showing off for the camera.

Mr. DJ was surely a ham bone! We went to a few different locations and he just soaked up each one.

He put on a happy face and just did what little boys do.

You know, examined some rocks (very interesting), splashed in the water, gave me his little “Stinker face” as mom calls it. Just boy.

DJ gave me everything a photographer could ask for. Some camera flirting, some playfulness, and some mushiness!

Usually after a certain amount of time, little ones get restless. DJ got more lively as time went on. Pure perfection.

Oh and the love between him and his parents is unreal.

Pics speak for themselves. 🙂