52 Weeks of Portraits | Long Island Children's Portrait Photographer

A little background about this project: my 52 Week Project is a portrait project that documents the growth of my children. For each of their first years, I did a photo a day project of each of them... this is a simpler continuation of that. One portrait a week for the year - not your typical "sit and smile at the camera" portraits, but "environmental portraits" - photographs of my children, taken in their element, documenting this moment in their lives.

I try to write a few short words about each child under their portrait to record any details or milestones of the week.

This project was inspired by a gorgeous blog called You Are My Wild

At the end of each year, I make a memory book of the year's portraits.

Lila - Age 5, Week 28

This may not be the most technically perfect of pictures, but I love the joy bursting from you. This is my favorite of Lilas: happy, silly, funny Lila. Your joy is infectious!

Logan - Age 2, Week 50

You are such a little monkey on the playground - I am amazed at the climbing you can do already at not yet three. And watching how high you like to be pushed on the swing is a little terrifying! You are doing a gymnastics class in August and I have a feeling it is going to be right up your alley!

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!