An Afternoon with the Seda Family | Long Island Family Photographer

Fun and laughs at an in-home session

Meeting new people is a total perk of being a family photographer. I swear I leave every session wanting to hang out again with the families I just photographed, and the Seda family was no exception. We had such a fun time at their beautiful home in Suffolk County. . . I totally forgot I was there to work! 

In-home sessions are such a treat, because I am invited into the family's sanctuary. A home is another character to photograph, from the drawings taped to the refrigerator, to the toys scattered on the floor, to the seasonal flowers on the kitchen table. The family is in their comfortable safe space, and completely themselves. It is, for lack of a better word... awesome.

I photographed the Seda Family right before Halloween, so I was given a sneak peek of some amazing costumes - from Little Red Riding Hood, to the Wolf, to... wait for it... the family dog dressed as Grandma. 

So. good.

There were also two birthdays coming up - age five, and age one! It was so fun to see the achievements being celebrated, from Bennett on the brink of walking, to Gabrielle's amazing dance moves (she told me she wants to be a Radio City Rockette, just like her Mommy, who is a former Rockette!). And the beauty of a documentary in-home session is that I was able to photograph these achievements - moments that will be so meaningful for the family to look back on in the years to come.

Here are a few photographs from the afternoon. 

And here is the slideshow of the afternoon...

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Francesca Russell is a documentary-style family photographer and filmmaker located in Garden City South, NY. If you'd like to see more of her recent documentary family photography, head over to her Facebook page or follow her everyday adventures on Instagram. If you are looking for a family photographer on Long Island or in the New York City area to document your family's story in photos or a film, please contact her for a session!