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Saturday
Jun022012

Museum of Natural History | Glimpses Week 21


(This blog post is part of the Glimpses 52 project over at the Chic Critique Forum.)

I've lived in New York City for over twenty years and I'm embarrassed to admit that I don't think I've actually ever been to the American Museum of Natural History before!

I took Liam last week on our now hopefully regular adventures into the city, and his college aged cousin Carolyn met us there. We started off with the Creatures of Light special exhibit and I have to say, it was pretty cool, especially as it features some of the fish we have seen in one of Liam's current favorite book The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark (you know, the one we only read EVERY SINGLE NIGHT! Good thing I like it too!)

That exhibit could pretty much have been the whole trip, except of course we had to then go and visit all the classics - the elephants, the whale, and of course the dinosaurs.

I think Liam was already in overload by the time we made it to the dinosaurs and Carolyn and I were more in awe than he was, but he's been talking about the museum all week and asking to go again, so I would say the visit was a big hit!

nyc baby, child and family photographer & architect alethea cheng fitzpatrick is based in brooklyn. she specializes in baby photography as interior design & interior design for babies. view her portfolio of babies, children or families or send her an e-mail here!

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Sunday
May202012

Three Twins ice cream | Glimpses Week 20


(This blog post is part of the Glimpses 52 project over at the Chic Critique Forum.)

Anyone who knows me knows that I am rather partial to chocolate. Liam has apparently inherited this preference from me, whether genetically or by osmosis or both, who knows.


In fact, he recently informed me: "Mama, lemonade doesn't have chocolate, so it's not a treat" meaning "I will only accept bribes that contain chocolate."

Now, I happen to also be rather partial to lemonade but I can't really fault his philosophy!


Friday was a very special day. Liam and I had our first adventure into the city in almost two years (I was pregnant last year and didn't want to risk being stranded on the subway due to a broken elevator and having to carry him up or down the stairs).


We went to the New York City Fire Museum first, then headed to Moomah Cafe for lunch and a special treat - Three Twins Bittersweet Chocolate Ice cream.

Fortunately for Liam, I was so busy taking photos of him eating it that I didn't have time for more than a few bites myself.


Definitely delish though and I would say that Liam was one happy customer!


nyc baby, child and family photographer & architect alethea cheng fitzpatrick is based in brooklyn. she specializes in baby photography as interior design & interior design for babies. view her portfolio of babies, children or families or send her an e-mail here!

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Sunday
Dec042011

Jayden at the High Line - NYC family photo session


Every photo session is special to me, but I'm closing out the year with one that was particularly special, because I consider Jayden, less than two weeks younger than Liam, to be Liam's oldest friend. I met his mom Jane Marie, when our babies were just six or seven weeks old at a babybites Brooklyn new mom's lunch, the first new mom's event I ever went to. We fast became friends, bonding over the trials and joys of new motherhood. Since then, it's been almost three years of e-mails and regular playdates and actually, this family was one of the first I photographed when I first started my business.

Jane Marie has been one of my biggest workshop supporters too. In fact, she was the one who reviewed my original proposal and said "hey, you should do this as a webinar" (it was originally just going to be e-mails!) and I said "sure, why not!" and never looked back.



Jane Marie's vision for the session was to capture some beautiful, real life shots of Jayden, and of Jayden interacting naturally with them, and I love that I was able to capture his naturally joyful spirit and that wonderful smile... as well as some more serious moments.

Jane Marie also wanted some photos of Jayden laughing and looking at the camera - I LOVE laughing photos!



Jane Marie and Luis were so great, keeping Jayden giggling and distracted and creating so many wonderful moments for me to capture. Their reaction when they saw their photos was one I never tire of hearing - "we want them all!"



Jane Marie, Luis and Jayden - thank you so much for another fantastic photo session, and I can't wait to get you your order!

You can see the full slideshow here (and seriously, I can't watch it all the way through without getting teary).

If you're a friend of the family, please leave a comment below wishing them well. You'll also help them win a complimentary 8x10 print if they get 25 comments, a mounted 11x14 print if they get 50 comments and a beautiful 10x10 canvas gallery wrap if they get 75 comments, all by December 11th, 2011!


And if you're interested in a photo session yourself for next year, sign up for a complimentary be inspired mini sample kit and you'll also be the first to know when the 2012 High Line session dates open up.

nyc baby, child and family photographer & architect alethea cheng fitzpatrick is based in brooklyn. she specializes in baby photography as interior design & interior design for babies. view her portfolio of babies, children or families or send her an e-mail here!

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Saturday
Dec032011

Owen & Isobel at the High Line - NYC family photo session


When I was just starting my business, I ran a giveaway for a photo session, and it so happened that the winner was a mom who lived one block from us! She ended up becoming a friend and connecting me up with an amazing group of local moms.

Sarah is one of them. Her toddler, Owen, is just a little younger than Liam, and she was one of the first amongst us to enter the world of second-time-motherhood with the lovely Isobel, just 2 months old at the time of our High Line photo session at the end of October. I was thrilled when Sarah got in touch to schedule their family session, not least because she is an avid knitter. During our planning consultation, I encouraged her to include lots of handknits in the wardrobe for the day!

She didn't disappoint - look at Owen's gorgeous orange sweater, and Isobel's purple pants, both knitted by Sarah!


In fact, I loved the ensemble of the entire family, and as they had preferred candids to posed photos, we had so much fun just hanging out.



Owen shares Liam's obsession with construction vehicles, so it was very familiar territory for me.


And how cute is Isobel?



Sarah, James, Owen and Isobel - thank you so much for such a fun photo session, and I can't wait to get you your order!


You can see the full slideshow here.

If you're a friend of the family, please leave a comment below wishing them well. You'll also help them win a complimentary 8x10 print if they get 25 comments, a mounted 11x14 print if they get 50 comments and a beautiful 10x10 canvas gallery wrap if they get 75 comments, all by December 10th, 2011!


And if you're interested in a photo session yourself for next year (I'm fully booked for this year) sign up for a complimentary be inspired mini sample kit and you'll also be the first to know when the 2012 High Line session dates open up.

nyc baby, child and family photographer & architect alethea cheng fitzpatrick is based in brooklyn. she specializes in baby photography as interior design & interior design for babies. view her portfolio of babies, children or families or send her an e-mail here!

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Friday
Dec022011

Loren & Kate at the High Line - NYC family photo session


You might recognize Kate as one of the featured models on the photosanity website and Cheryl has been one of my star workshop participants, taking the workshop several times and showing incredible improvement in her photography.

I was delighted then, of course, to get to meet her family in person for a High Line photo session!


Like many workshop participants, Cheryl and her husband Curt's main goals for their session were to get photos of the four of them together, of which they have very few, and also of the two girls.

Loren is seven and Kate is almost three and together they were just delightful, sweet and affectionate. With a sister myself, I enjoyed seeing and capturing that bond. I had so much fun with them!


Of course I couldn't help but take some individual portraits too...



Cheryl, Curt, Loren and Kate - thank you so much for such a fun photo session, and I can't wait to get you your order!


You can see the full slideshow here.

If you're a friend of the family, please leave a comment below wishing them well. You'll also help them win a complimentary 8x10 print if they get 25 comments, a mounted 11x14 print if they get 50 comments and a beautiful 10x10 canvas gallery wrap if they get 75 comments, all by December 9th, 2011!


And if you're interested in a photo session yourself for next year (I'm fully booked for this year) sign up for a complimentary be inspired mini sample kit and you'll also be the first to know when the 2012 High Line session dates open up.

nyc baby, child and family photographer & architect alethea cheng fitzpatrick is based in brooklyn. she specializes in baby photography as interior design & interior design for babies. view her portfolio of babies, children or families or send her an e-mail here!

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