This sweet family session warms my heart. To see such excitement combined with gorgeous tones and colors, Sophie Kawalek did an amazing job with this session. Here's more from Sophie:
"I love photographing families on the cusp of a new beginning or change, since I think there really is a heightened sense of anticipation and excitement. When my client told me she was a few months pregnant with her second baby, I couldn’t wait for this family session. We wanted to incorporate a few maternity-like images but she specifically requested we focus on portraits of her little girl. A spunky and funny little girl, it wasn’t hard to capture her personality and sense of exploration.
"I love photographing little kids because of their total wonder at absolutely mundane things. She could not believe that there were bees hiding in the tulips, or that she could see her reflection in the fountain pool. I prefer to take a more documentary approach towards little family sessions to capture kids being kids because I know that is going to be the most important thing to my clients when their new little one arrives later this year."
Pentax 645n + 75m 2.8 / Fuji 400h / Richard Photo Lab
Location: The Central Park Conservatory, NYC