Friday Round-up | Long Island Family Photographer

Wrapping up the first week back at school, and although it has involved a lot of running around, I'd say it's been a win! Its nice to be back into the fall routine. 

Your reads for this Friday morning!

An interesting read about the connection between color and emotion in film.

I love these photos of old motels in New Jersey. They remind me of the ones on Route 66 in New Mexico.

Fall is just around the corner! A list of pumpkin patches, corn mazes and hay rides in New York City! (I highly recommend the corn maze at the Queens County Farm!)

This one-sheet pesto chicken and vegetables recipe is on the meal plan for next week.

This photographer mom is my hero.

Zucchini bread coffee cake - I'd like to try this!

I'm on a quest for a comfortable shoe that I can spend all day on my feet in. Loving these New Balance!

Yes! Fall lipsticks are back!

Rise o' the Jack o'Lanterns is coming! Eric's mom is taking Lila this year!

The unforgettable images of Bruce Davidson.

The 45 best IKEA finds for kids and babies.

Photographing NYC's streets.

7 Long Island farms serving up sweet roasted corn - yum!

10 things you should think about when you are flying a drone (not gonna lie - I'm kind of coveting one!).

50 reasons to love the world. What an amazing place we live in!

Teen makes a "Sit With Us" app - I love this!!

20 compositional techniques that will help improve your photos.

Ellen and Michelle Obama at CVS  - hilarious!

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Have a great weekend everyone!

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!