I love spring and I love summer. I love gorgeous sunny days hanging out at the park or the beach. I love long evenings when it's still light out. For me, summer means freedom and light clothing and the sun on your face.
This year, though, I've fallen in love with fall as I've come to realize it's not just about the beautiful colors of the changing leaves. The light is different in the fall - softer, more diffuse, more subtle.
Fall has always been a gorgeous season but for me has brought the dread of cold and windy and grey winter days. Those days are pretty much upon us (it was COLD last night!) but I'm actually kind of looking forward to exploring the winter light as well. I love the slightly wintery look of some the photos from my session a couple of weeks ago in Prospect Park with Lindsay, Rafa and their adorable two year old son Leo.
The good thing was that it wasn't yet very cold so coats could be dispensed with. There was running and chasing and laughing and giggling... and even a little bit of baseball. What's a fall afternoon in the park without a little baseball, after all?
This photo is one of my favorites - spontaneous joy!
Thank you Lindsay, Rafa and Leo for a fun afternoon in the park!
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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!