Snapshots of our Week | Documenting My Family

The flowers and trees are in full bloom around these parts - it is such a pretty time of year! The kids' allergies are pretty bad at the moment, unfortunately, but I am hoping they stabilize soon - I did get a much bigger jump on the allergy meds this year than last. Last week was crazy warm - a few days getting up to 90 degrees! We turned the air conditioning on for the season already! I love having the windows open, but with all the pollen in the air, I think we'll have to keep them mostly shut for another couple of weeks so that the kids can breathe! We are loving all the outdoor time - we bought some patio furniture this past weekend for our front porch, and I am excited for many warm evenings spent out there. 

I had a busy week of video and photo shoots - I am pretty grateful for all the amazing stories I was given the opportunity to record - from a 5 lb newborn baby on Monday to a woman celebrating her 100th birthday with her bowling team on Thursday... it was a really remarkable work week. I am ever so grateful to all my clients and just have to say, I love my job!!

On Saturday we drove up to Westchester to celebrate Lila and Logan's cousin Paul's 13th birthday. It was such a nice afternoon with family. I can't believe Paul is 13 already! When we got home, Lila was eating a bagel and she lost her first top tooth! She looks adorable with her gap-toothed smile.

Sunday was the beginning of spring cleaning around here - I purged 4 bags of kids' clothing and 2 bags of toys... more to come!

It looks like we have another beautiful spring week ahead! If you need me, I'll be out on the porch :) Have a great week!

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.