This week has been a good week for us at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. Our membership cards arrived on Monday and we've been every day! Even Liam has taken to saying "Botanic Gardens! Botanic Gardens!" as we get ready to leave...
I'm glad we got the membership, but having said that, entry is free on Tuesdays, and we've been able to get our original mom's group together a few times this year at the Cherry Esplanade - the perfect location for the kids to run around in relatively safety, only occasionally needing to be chased and herded/coaxed back to the general vicinity of the group.
I know I sound like a broken record, but wow it's amazing to see how these little guys have grown. I've known most of these babies since they were a few weeks old, and it's so fun to see their little personalities emerge and develop. I try not to go too crazy with the camera but this week I couldn't help but take an individual portrait of each kid. Claire, now living in Chicago, was sorely missed, as usual, but I've included her portrait here from earlier this summer as she was definitely present in spirit.
Of course I rarely get to appear in photos myself so I was delighted when my friend Jane Marie took these photos of Liam and I. I love that I'm holding the camera but not behind it - I always make sure I interact face to face even while I have the camera out. Thanks for sharing these, Jane Marie!
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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!