The Dennis Family: A Baby Story | Long Island Newborn Photographer

I've known the Dennis family for a couple of years now and when I found out they were expecting their fourth baby - a boy! - I could not have been happier for them. Being a house full of girls up until this point, adding a little boy into the mix was going to be an exciting and new experience for everyone. Dawn called me just a few days after little CJ arrived and said "Can you come over in the next few days? The girls are just so in awe - I want this captured!". When I arrived, I could see what she was talking about - in fact, Dawn and Chris had to use the timer on their phones to limit the time each big sister held CJ, in order to give everyone their fair share of baby time!

I am so honored to have been asked to record this exciting time for their family. Congratulations Dawn, Chris, Grace, Casey & Abby on the arrival of baby Christopher John, and little CJ... you couldn't have asked for a more loving family to belong to. You're a pretty lucky little guy.

Here is the session story in full:

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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!