Friday Round-up | Long Island Photographer

We are kicking off the school year this morning with a couple of parent/teacher conferences, then Lila's first speech class of the year, and a class playdate! Woohoo - here we go! I hope everyone who had kids starting school this week had a smooth transition from summer to school. Everyone in our house is READY (especially me!).

Some reads for your Friday morning:

What is street photography? A very informative video about the different genres of street photography and discussing the characteristics of street photography.

Photographer Maria Manco shot only film this summer, and her work is gorgeous! 

Another post on shooting film for newbies ... makes me want to pull out my film cameras!

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were announced - what do you think??

Putting these slow cooker beef tacos on my list to make this fall.

10 clever ways to use souvenirs in your storytelling photos.

NYC street photographer Jeff Mermelstein took my friend Michael's photo on the street the other day as I was talking to him! 

An amazing video about composition in the filming of the TV show "The Night Of".

Fall is coming! The best places to fly a kite on Long Island.

A guy documented his first week of work at Target and its hilarious!

A step by step guide through a lifestyle newborn session.

To all the mommas with littles still at home, you are doing your best.

Alex Webb is one of my favorite photographers - some beautiful photographs of his from Mexico.

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Have a great weekend!

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!