52 Weeks of Portraits | Garden City, NY Children's Photographer

My 52 Week Project is a portrait project that documents the growth of my children. For each of their first years, I did a photo a day project of each of them... this is a simpler continuation of that. One portrait a week for the year - not your typical "sit and smile at the camera" portraits, but "environmental portraits" - photographs of my children, taken in their element, documenting this moment in their lives.

I try to write a few short words about each child under their portrait to record any details or milestones of the week.

This project was inspired by a gorgeous blog called You Are My Wild

At the end of each year, I make a memory book of the year's portraits.


Lila - Age 4, Week 35

Your first week of group speech and OT classes went great! You had fun in all of the new classes and were so excited to tell me all about them. I am really happy and think this is exactly what you need to keep pushing you forward!


Logan - Age 2, Week 5

Your singing and dancing are pretty much my very favorite thing in the world right now. Keep on feeling that music, Logan!


Francesca Russell is a documentary-style family photographer and filmmaker located in Garden City South, NY. Head over to her Facebook page to see more of her recent work at https://www.facebook.com/francescarussellphotography/, or follow her on Instagram @francescarnyc. If you are looking for a photographer on Long Island or in the New York City area to document your family's story, please contact her for a session!