Friday Round-up | Long Island & NYC Photographer

Happy Friday, everyone! Lila is headed away from Long Island to upstate NY for the weekend for a getaway with Nana and Pops, so I've got a "Logan & Mom" weekend ahead of me. Looking forward to some one-on-one time with the little nugget (and getting some work done during his naps - woohoo!). We had an awesome playdate yesterday with one of Lila's friends, where I tried out some underwater photography. So fun! I just got some underwater housing for my Sony. Why did I wait so long??

I have a few fun links to share with you this Friday - some tidbits about photography, parenting, film & food. Let's go!

Summer shrimp and charred corn pasta carbonara - now doesn't that look like the perfect summer meal??

Wedding cinematographer Rob Adams was on the TWIP Weddings podcast this week - some really good information was discussed, from storytelling to crew to workflow. Check it out!

19 iconic filmmakers and the lenses and focal lengths that they love - this is really interesting!

This beautiful birth session by Erika Ray restored my faith in humanity.

The best writing pens! Ahhhhh, there is nothing better than the perfect pen! (Right now I am into the Uniball Vision Elite, FYI!)

Wanna see where I grew up? Take a walking tour of Silicon Valley.

I love the juxtaposition of cultures in this shot from the Olympics.

Using polarizing filters in film.

A chart to help parents decide when its okay to leave the kids home alone. What do you think of this?

Lin-Manuel Miranda pays tribute to Jonathan Larson. <3

This video on the effects of how adults talk to children is heartbreaking and eye-opening.

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Have a great weekend, everyone - and happy World Photo Day!

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, 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!