Favorite Personal Images of 2017 | Long Island Photographer

2017 has been a tumultuous year - from drama in the news everyday, to lots of trials on the home front. What I love about pushing through and trying to photograph our life most days, is that when I look back over the photos from an extended period of time, I realize that amidst all the hard days, there were a lot of good ones too. Sometimes its hard to see how blessed you are when you are in thick of everyday life. I am so grateful to photography for opening my eyes and reminding me of all the good times we had, too. 

These photos are my favorites from the year for a variety of reasons. Some of them remind me of a happy day, some are great moments from throughout our year, some are favorite portraits and some just make me smile.

I am looking forward to many more wonderful memories in 2018.

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 or lifestyle videographer on Long Island or in the New York City area to document your family, small business or event, please contact her for more information.