52 Weeks of Portraits | Garden City 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.

Logan - Age 2, Week 6

For such a sweet little boy, the terrible two's 'tude sure rears it's head now and again! Once again we have produced a headstrong, opinionated, strong little person - nothing wrong with that except when we are are trying to convince you to do something our way!  Good thing most of the time you are a happy, giggly little dude.

Lila - Age 4, Week 36

Such a sweet imaginative girl who is so passionate about drawing pictures and making books and sending letters to your friends. I love seeing your enthusiasm for life and adventurous spirit grow and grow.

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, please contact her for a session!