366 Hit List: October | Long Island Family Photographer

Wow, here we are, already closing up the books on October. I can't believe how quickly this year has flown by! October was a total whirlwind. School activities, I worked a lot, and we packed in some Long Island fall fun as well. I have so enjoyed my 366 project this year and I look forward to compiling all the photographs into a book and final slideshow at the end of the year. When I look through my images from January to now, I see so many stories and little moments of our family captured, and I am so grateful them as a record of our year. As a Long Island family photographer, I think it is so important to remember to keep photographing my own family, even in the midst of the crazy fall busy season. I am so thankful for this project, which inspires me to photograph my children everyday!

Let's see how October shaped up, shall we?


Eric and Logan enjoying some time on the tire swing in Copake.

A split scene depicting my kids always moving in two directions! Logan, obsessed with playing with faucets, and Lila on the go.

Making art - such a huge hit in our house.

More coloring. This time with a dry erase pad.

I think Logan is on the verge of dropping his nap - he fights it so hard everyday!

Climbing up the side of the couch.

Taking a little apple juice break in the living room.

Water fight in the bath.


The dark browns and yellows of fall are here, intermixed with a few black and whites. The days are growing shorter and the directional, colder light has arrived.


And here is our October in one second a day, "The Beauty of a Second: October". I cannot wait to share the finished film of our year with you!

And now November is here! I am planning Lila's birthday party and we are looking forward to a weekend away upstate for Thanksgiving. Winter, here we come!


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 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!