A Family Session at the Bronx Zoo | New York City Family Photographer & Videographer

There are so many elements of being a family photographer that I love. Two of my very favorite parts of the job are working with returning clients (I just love seeing how much growth takes place in just the short span of a year) and also exploring this amazing place that I live and capturing that magic in photographs and video. 

This session was a combination of both of those favorites - a half Day in the Life session with a family who I love, at the Bronx Zoo. When I last saw the Easteadt's, little Andie was only 10 days old. I made a family film for them last summer capturing those first hazy days with a newborn. Now, a year later, Andie is on the go! She is a little spitfire of a gal, keeping up with big brother Bowe, no problem!

The family lives just minutes from the Bronx Zoo and spends most weekends there. The kids especially love the Children's Zoo and spend hours running around exploring. It was such a joy to spend a fall Saturday with them at their favorite place. I also loved catching up with parents, Ashley and Jason, and talking to them about how life has evolved this year with the addition of Andie to their family. 

Here are a few photographs from their session and also their family film. 

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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 or lifestyle videographer on Long Island or in the New York City area to document your family, small business or event, please contact her for more information.