Favorite Images from 2016 Family Documentary Sessions | Long Island and New York City Family Photographer

2016 was such an amazing year for Francesca Russell Photography. I met and photographed so many fantastic families and was given the opportunity to tell so many of your stories. I am so extremely grateful for all my amazing clients who took the leap and chose a family documentary session this year. Real moments, real connections, all captured forever in photographs and video. I love this genre of photography, and I am so passionate about the importance of it in preserving the genuine legacy of your family for the generations to come. These photos right here. This is your family's story. Your history. 

If we know where we came from, we may better know where to go. If we know who we came from, we may better understand who we are
— Anonymous

Here's a look back at some of my favorite client images and films this year. 

Mother embraces daughter at Top of the Rock.

What a year. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU.


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!