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Family Photos in Greenwhich Village, New York

Photographing kids takes patience—lots of it and love. At the age of 2, they are impatient. They just want to explore the world around them, to run, to touch, to experience, to feel, to be free. They don’t allow boredom. And they grow up so fast—each moment of their childhood is priceless.

Being part of these moments is priceless. That’s the most valuable gift of being a photographer. Usually my sessions with family and kids take a bit longer—around 2 hours. But I let them feel free—to be themselves. I don’t pose, I don’t aim for the perfect background, the perfect posture, the perfect smile. I aim for the moment; for capturing the essence of each one of them. The singularity of each photo, each hug, each smile, each spontaneous moment—that’s priceless.

Specially in these days, we are continuously seeking perfection—the best make up, the straight hair, the best pose to slim the face, hips, tricks to hide singularities—we are constantly loosing the chance to be ourselves. For me, the role of photography is not capturing perfection, but the moment that is perfect on their heart.

Spring time! Maternity Photoshoot in Central Park!

Yes, I absolutely love photographing in Central Park! What else I could say—it’s always a stunning background!

What I most love about my work is connecting with people, with their stories—capturing such beautiful time of their lives. Yes, I’m Brazilian, meaning I’m emotional! I guess that’s why I related to photography my hole life! As I always say, they are not just clients, they are marvellous people that Universe gifted me.

It was such a pleasure meeting this couple from Jordan, expecting their first little one! Sending lots of love to you and wishing this little pumpkin all the happiness!

Maternity Photos in Central Park

I believe every person in New York was supper excited for the Spring, but the beginning of May was rainy, cloudy and cold—completely unpredictable weather! We had to reschedule the photoshoot twice and still, I was walking to the subway station when the drizzles started! But since everything about New York is a surprise, we had a wonderful time!

No matter which season, Central Park is alway stunning and you can discover different spots each time you go! I love taking maternity photos here—it’s always like a delight walk around the park!

Planning your maternity photoshoot? Tops places in NY for best maternity photos

The spring is finally colouring and warming the city, making it a perfect season for a romantic outdoor photoshoot. Central Park is definitely one of the most famous destination for a maternity photoshoot, but Dumbo is getting popular, not only for engagements photos.

Dumbo (or DUMBO, short for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) is a neighbourhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. A couple of years back, this area was known for the Brooklyn Bridge view only and a huge area with 100-year-old warehouses that now have turned into luxury condos, hip restaurants, cutting-edge performance art spaces and tech start-ups. Today, It is one of New York City’s hippest, historic neighbourhoods with unsurpassed views and the city’s best pizza! Best of all, you can take some of the best photos of New York City skyline.

There’s quite a few different scenarios for your photos, from Jane’s Carousel lights to both iconic bridges, Manhattan and Brooklyn, cozy cafes and restaurants, park and Pebble Beach— a charming place to chill and just watch the sunset over the river.

If you are planing your maternity photoshoot, you might consider Dumbo as part of an iconic memory of New York City!

Maternity Photoshoot in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

Usually the big island, Manhattan, gets the whole attention when talking about photoshoots. But as a Brooklyn person, I must say there’re so many stunning and charming streets around Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill—a perfect scenario for a chill and spontaneous photoshoot.

Walking along Congress Street, we found this small park, Cobble Hill, with gorgeous and romantic townhouses in the background—just in time for spring! I love combining indoor and outdoor photoshoots, so we can get a broad range of photos, from a more intimate scenario to a walk around the neighbourhood with all the spring vibe!

Next time, when scouting for places for your maternity photoshoot, go check around Bergen St, Pacific St and Cobble Hill Park! You won’t regret!

Maternity Photoshoot in Dumbo, Brooklyn

At this point you probably have realised that I love photographing in Brooklyn, specially around Dumbo area. On a sunny day, the gold colour around sunset time gives the photos such a romantic and soft feel.

The weather in NY changes so quickly that I rather wait till last minute before canceling a photoshoot. The day I met with Camila and Julien, had been raining for entire morning and when I was almost losing hope, we had such a beautiful afternoon with a golden sun at the background! <3 Perfect scenario for a maternity photoshoot by the Brooklyn Bridge and Jane’s Carousel!

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Maternity Photoshoot in Dumbo, Brooklyn by @DaniellePhotographySa

Maternity Photoshoot in Dumbo, Brooklyn by @DaniellePhotographySa