A Motherhood Session | Long Beach, NY

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to catch up with my sweet friend, Carissa, who I toured with (almost 10 years ago now!) on the national tour of Monty Python’s “Spamalot”. Carissa was a dancer in the show and I was one of the stage managers. Ten years later, we both live on Long Island and we both have two kiddos! This was my first time meeting little Alex, who was born five months ago, and man, what a doll she is! Bright blue eyes and such a happy smile.

I photographed Carissa and her family a few years ago when big brother Cole was still a toddler, and so this was little Alex’s turn to have some special photographs made with her mama. We spent an hour or so relaxing at home before nap-time, nursing, playing and getting Alex dressed. I love the sweet moments we captured between mom and baby.

I am continuing to offer Motherhood sessions on weekdays - let me know if you’d like some special moments documented for you and your child - I’d love to make that happen for you!


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.