366 Hit List: September | New York City Family Photographer

I am headed toward the home stretch now with my 366 project - less than 100 days left before the end of the year (can you believe it?). I have definitely been feeling a bit of a slump lately, which is why I wrote up a tutorial about how to stay motivated during a year-long photo-a-day project. The ideas have given me a bit of a jumpstart, and I am excited to power through until the end of the year!

I am already thinking about what photography projects I want to take on next year and whether another photo-a-day project will be on the list... there is still time to decide! It is definitely not off the table, but I do have some other ideas in mind as well - stay tuned!

So, let's take a look at how September shaped up!


Lila climbing a big spider web in the children's zoo section of The Bronx Zoo.

Late afternoon boredom.

Catching some air on the couch.

A busy day in midtown Manhattan - active driveway is right!

Looking out on a rainy day.

A late afternoon walk.

Logan helping out Eric with some work in the driveway.

Watching TV in the late afternoon light.

Experiments with the Helios lens: Logan at the golden hour, looking out the storm  door.


Seeing these images together in a collage really gives the feel of fall coming, with the start of school, the cooler light, a sense of farewell. We will miss you summer!


And finally, here is "The Beauty of A Second" for September. One second a day of video, telling the story of our month.

Its been a wonderful re-entry back in the routine of the school year. We are eagerly awaiting changing leaves, pumpkins and apples. Thank you Summer 2016 for being a good one! 

Now follow the circle around to see what my fellow 366-ers were up to this past month, starting with Carissa's gorgeous work.

Francesca Russell is a documentary-style family photographer and filmmaker located in Garden City South, NY. If you'd like to see more of her recent documentary family photography, head over to her Facebook page or follow her everyday adventures on Instagram. If you are looking for a family 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!