long island | new york city | family documentary photography & films


Serving Long Island, New york City and the surrounding areas.


Our lives are built upon thousands of tiny little stories. Every day we begin with a blank page and write the next chapter in our ongoing adventure.

Our stories are the most precious gifts that we will pass on.

They provide roots, identity, stability, and the knowledge that we belong to something bigger than ourselves.

A little girl in the 1970's swinging on clothes line.
Francesca Russell
A mother kisses her young son.
A baby looks dotingly at his mother.

“She was able to capture our real life and I treasure every photo. This is the most important thing I've done to help our family heal from the rough start to bringing our last baby into the world. All I see is pure joy." - Gina J.

Three generations of women look through family photo albums.

“I contacted Francesca for my grandmother's 100th birthday. I knew I wanted to do something very special and very personal. Francesca spent time talking with me to understand what I was looking for and the kind of story I wanted to tell. The film she created is so much more than I could ever have imagined! It's a beautiful tribute to the most influential and important person in my life. “ - Elizabeth R.

No matter what you do in your life, what you create, what career you have... your greatest creation is always going to be your life’s story.
— Jonathan Harris