A Family In-home Session in Astoria | New York City Family Photographer

It is always fun to head back to my old 'hood of Astoria, Queens. I have very fond memories of my first years in New York spent there. One pretty June morning, I had the pleasure of hanging out with Kim (an awesome family photographer in her own right - check out her work here) and her two boys - husband Alex and sweet, spunky Felix, age 2. 

Spending time with families in their own homes, where they are most comfortable, is my very favorite way type of session. Having just come from spending a week at the house where I grew up in California, I am all the more aware of the little details of a home that end up meaning so much in the years to come. I hope Felix looks back on these photos when he is forty and remembers his childhood home, so full of love, laughter, adventure and creativity.

Here are a few photographs from the session, and a slideshow to follow, which features some of the sounds of the session.

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.