52 Weeks of Portraits | Garden City, NY Family 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 34

I'm loving how excited you get about new plans and adventures these days. I am having so much fun this summer with you.


Logan - Age 2, Week 4

Your impish side grows everyday, but also your sense of adventure, too. Although you and Lila fight a lot, you also love to play with each other. I am having a lot of fun with the two of you this summer. Dare I say we are moving into a bit of a "sweet spot" with the two of you??


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!