52 Weeks of Portraits | Family Photographer on Long Island

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.


Logan - Age 2, Week 11

I loved having a Logan and Mom weekend while Lila was away with Nana and Pops. It's not often we get one-on-one time, and I cherished it! Love you so much, buddy!


Lila - Age 4, Week 41

I missed you so much last weekend while you were away upstate with Nana and Pops, but I loved hearing about all your adventures on your return and getting huge hugs from you. My big girl, I love you so much!


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!