If you remember from this post a few weekends go we drove up and back to NYC for a few days. We got to meet up with and were graciously given a place to stay by two of the most hospitable people I know, some friends of ours who live in Brooklyn. It was an amazing experience to see Brooklyn for the first time through the eyes and every day experiences of locals. It’s a vibrant and urban place with the obvious characteristics seeing as it is a borough of NY. But Brooklyn is clearly defined by its commitment to community and local living.
Of course while I was there we had to take the opportunity for a family photo shoot! We spent a half an hour in Fort Greene Park which is about a 5 minute walk from Matt and Shayna’s place. Gorgeous.
I even got to get in on a little photo action- thanks for snapping this, Shay!
Baby Brit and Shayna enjoy this park on a daily basis. There’s a farmers market here every saturday, free activities for kids and parents, and community events.
I know it’s a little unusual but this shot is my favorite from the session. It’s so NY chic and representational of this gorgeous park and the Brooklyn lifestyle. Plus, I just love that splash of red from the runner’s pants.
Brit is such a happy baby, and he should be! His parents are amazing people.
Okay I guess maybe this last one is my favorite. I can’t decide. What do you think?
He’s such a sweetheart. Thanks again so much Matt and Shayna for a great weekend in Brooklyn. We’ll be back : )
Coming back to work on Monday is always difficult. But coming back from an exciting weekend can seem almost painful. We had a crazy trip to one of my favorite places, New York City, this past weekend and actually drove up and back the entire way. Despite only having two days in the city, it was well worth the trip. Visiting friends, dinner in Little Italy, touring the Met, riding the subway, a little shopping and lots of walking were part of our weekend activities.
I even squeezed a mini shoot of our gracious Brooklyn hosts in and I can’t wait to show you the rest of their photos. Here’s a shot to begin with.
Aren’t they gorgeous? And those smiles are entirely genuine. This is one happy family.
The shots below are from one of my absolute favorite parts of NY- China town and Canal street. Most people think I’m crazy but I absolutely love the culture, people, crowds, and chaos that exists in this neighborhood. I took these with my iphone which was my faithful companion the entire two days. I ran the battery dry taking hundreds of street photos. I love NY!