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 40

You finished up your summer speech and OT classes this past week. It has been a great summer at Kidz Therapy! I am looking forward to your journey with them this coming year and watching all the ways which I know you will grow and learn!


Logan - Age 2, Week 10

You are loving the new-to-you Imaginext castle handed down from your cousin, Paul. We bought a few additional knights for it, and you are playing with it non-stop! That, and your letter magnets and puzzles, which you are obsessed with. We hear you saying the alphabet and counting to twenty from your crib after we put you to bed at night!


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 in photos or a film, please contact her for a session!