San Francisco’s Noe Valley children’s theater, The Rabbit Hole, invited me to capture “Time Travel Camp.” The kids rehearsed, prepared backdrops, got their faces painted, had a lunch break outside, and got ready for the show. Using the time machine they built, the groups of “scientists” counted down to blast off to other worlds, expressed in dance. Have a peek at all the fun!
A mom-and-baby mini session is a pretty precious Mother’s Day idea, in case you’re wondering how to spend the day. Here’s some inspiration from Kite Hill – a tiny little park tucked into Noe Valley overlooking downtown San Francisco. I like finding spots not everyone has seen for especially unique photography. Even locals don’t know about this hidden spot!
Brooklyn Bridge Park is constantly new. The grounds frequently feature art installations, the open sky show is always on display between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. And, the diamond sparkling at the center is Jane’s Carousel under glass. It’s a favorite spot for family photos — there’s plenty of room to skip and jump and run, or even take a turn on the merry-go-around.
Siblings in NY! With matching shoes! I’ve been photographing these two sisters since the younger one was 6 months old. Now instead of baby talk, we share a love of Star Wars. Fascinating how photography creates markers in time. It seems like I get to “fast-forward” between markers when I see clients once or twice a year – I experience compressed versions of kids’ lives and they seem to grow up in a matter of days.
Believe it or not, there are a few streets in Manhattan where hardly any cars go, and we can take family photos right in the middle of the road. Having grown up in the city of Cleveland, cities have always reminded me of my childhood – flowers sprouting through cracks in the sidewalk, the gentle incessant hum, cities are full of wonder and possibilities – just like childhood itself.
What a delight to discover that this big sister was the perfect hand-holding height to help her baby sister who was learning to walk. We took advantage of it throughout the photo session, as the sun went down in London. We even got Mum and Dad to hop in for a few. Gunnersbury Park made a gorgeous background with its two mansions and path of ruins. Ideal for two sisters to explore!