Florida greeted us with a week of promised rain showers and no beach days. We were stressed by the disruption and cabin fever. The next evening we went to the beach. My daughter reached for my hand and then asked me if I had felt nervous when I had started preschool. I had failed to see through my own stress that I had not given her the encouragement and time to open up. I was met by my own tide of emotion. Just maybe planning to do nothing is more significant than always planning to do something. And sometimes perhaps we need a tide to wash through to help us see that.Read More
My ultimate goal in my Unscripted Life Sessions is to capture the true essence of a family and their personalities. I never force a smile and I encourage natural and even serious expressions. For 2018, I decided to completely revamp my Fine Art School Portraiture as a way to provide parents with a taste of my Unscripted sessions through genuine and timeless school portraits. I aspired to carry the message of embracing and cherishing life - in the here and now - further than just the families I have the honor of photographing.Read More
It is a privilege to be invited to document a family's milestones. I am incredibly thankful for repeat clients as I get to witness a family's love and dynamics grow and change. I first photographed this gorgeous couple in 2011 for their engagement. The affection between Beka and Mike radiates! They are a fun-loving couple, and they will bring a smile to your face from the moment you say hello to long after you have parted ways. We have kept in contact over the years, and I was so delighted to hear that they wanted to make a trip to the city for me to photograph them again. This time with their adorable little man, Camden!
Camden led the way through The Loch in Central Park laughing and exploring the entire time! What a sweet and curious little boy. He roamed the paths of the North Woods with his parents taking in and enjoying his new surroundings. His adorable laughing when Mom and Dad tossed leaves into the air had me in giggles as well! Throughout our session, this adventurous little one repeatedly asked for shoulder rides and tosses in the air from Dad. Best buds for sure those two are! And still, his love for Mom is evident in the quiet and affectionate moments they shared by the water. Such strong bonds always shine so brightly.
Thank you to this beautiful family for once again inviting me into your lives. I cannot wait for the next time!
In this post, New York Photographer Jessica Leigh details the importance of unscripted life sessions to preserving your memories before they fall prey to the 3-month rule.Read More
Maybe you have already completed your holiday shopping, or perhaps you are a bit like me and are just finishing up as the countdown begins. The holidays are a time when families come together, create memories, and start new traditions. I have put together a last-minute gift list that will show your family how much the memories you have created together mean to you.Read More
What I love about running mini sessions is the number of new families I have the opportunity to meet and photograph. During my Summer's End Mini Sessions, I had the pleasure of photographing The Frank Family. Let me tell you; a mini session has never flown by so fast as we were having such a blast! We chose to meet at Bow Bridge in Central Park, and the four of us spent the time exploring the trails around the areaRead More
A litter girl exploring the woods of The Ramble in Central Park during a family mini session.Read More
This beautiful documentary family session was photographed by Photography by Jessica Leigh during a family outing in Central Park at the Three Bears Playground.Read More