long island | new york city | family documentary photography & films
 
 

GIVING VOICE TO YOUR STORIES

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO SESSIONS

SERVING LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS.

 
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Our lives are built upon thousands of stories.

What if we paused and shared them with each other?

What if we listened?

Is there a story inside you that you are bursting to share?

A story that is aching to be expressed in images or motion?

I am here to lend a listening ear,

and to help your story take flight.

Francesca Russell
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A mother holds her newborn baby and toddler daughter.
A young girl twirls around a clothesline pole.
 

I am a storytelling photographer and filmmaker who documents the meaningful moments in your life

so that you have a tangible legacy to leave behind.

 

WHY ARE OUR STORIES IMPORTANT?

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Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.
— Native American Proverb
 
 

FEATURED CLIENT STORIES

Three generations of women look through family photo albums.

“I contacted Francesca for my grandmother's 100th birthday. I knew I wanted to do something very special and very personal. Francesca spent time talking with me to understand what I was looking for and the kind of story I wanted to tell. The film she created is so much more than I could ever have imagined! It's a beautiful tribute to the most influential and important person in my life. “ - Elizabeth R.

See the film below, and read Elizabeth’s story HERE.

A baby looks dotingly at his mother.

“She was able to capture our real life and I treasure every photo. This is the most important thing I've done to help our family heal from the rough start to bringing our last baby into the world. All I see is pure joy." - Gina J.

See Gina’s story HERE.

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“My mother was diagnosed with a very aggressive cancer and I wanted someone to capture my mom’s beauty and our closeness. Wow, is all I can say. I will cherish these pictures forever. I couldn’t be happier.” - Dana K.

See Dana’s story HERE.

 
 
 
 

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