Alison & Brandon: Celebrating 10 Years | New York City Documentary Photographer

I had the best time photographing this session! Alison and Brandon were visiting New York City for the very first time to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. Alison, a documentary family photographer herself, wanted some documentary photographs taken of their first night in town. I was a little worried as I got caught in a downpour on my way to Chelsea Market for the start of the session, but the rains held off! We were treated, however, to an amazing sunset and lightning storm across the river! (- and about 1000% humidity, but we'll forget about that part!).

I told Alison and Brandon that  my favorite thing to do pre-kids was to take the train downtown and spend hours walking walking around neighborhoods in the Village and Soho, so to do just that with the two of them, was a real treat. I was so happy to see that the pier at the end of Christopher Street was still there (and hopping that night!) - we made it there just in time for the spectacular sunset. And then we walked over to Greenwich Village and Washington Square Park, where Alison and Brandon (those two crazy kids!) climbed into the fountain to cool off! 

It was an amazing night, and I hope the rest of your trip was just as fun and memorable, Alison and Brandon! Thank you so much for trusting me to document the night for you - I loved every minute!

Here are a few images from the evening, followed by a photo/video fusion slideshow of the session in its entirety. 

And the fusion slideshow of the evening:

If you are traveling to New York City and are interested in booking a session to document part of your visit, please contact me for more information!

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!