New York City had a beautiful autumn this year and I had the pleasure to photograph many families in Central Park.
Here are some of my favorites from a few sessions.
Sophie’s Bat Mitzvah celebration at the Manny Cantor Center in New York City.
Sophie celebrated her becoming a Bat Mitzvah with friends and families at the Manny Cantor Center in downtown Manhattan.
Sophie picked a colorful and vibrant graffiti theme for her party and it reflected in her custom made dress, the photo booth, the furniture and custom designed logos. Sophie looked stunning in her graffiti dress!
Besides the cool subway photo booth, all the guests received a custom spray painted sweatshirt with their names. Cocktail hour was on the rooftop patio and guests enjoyed a Sophie-tini in the warm weather. Inside the younger guests were entertained by a DJ, an MC and some talented dancers.
Sophie and her friends were dancing the whole night and everyone had a fantastic time!
Mitzvah planning and coordinating by Florie Huppert Design
Entertainment by Total Entertainment
I have known Sophie since she was three years old and photographed her and her family many times over the years. Sophie reached an important Jewish milestone when she turned 13 years old and it was very special to part take in her Bat Mitzvah celebration. Sophie had her Bat Mitzvah ceremony at the Brotherhood Synagogue in Manhattan. A beautiful converted historic Quaker meeting place right across from Gramercy Park where Sophie has been studying for her Bat Mitzvah. I had the pleasure photographing her during the rehearsal a couple days before the ceremony. Congratulations to Sophie and her family!
Family portraits in sunlight filled Central Park of a family of four.
Summer family portraits in Central Park, New York City by Mariann Szucs ~ Blue Daisy Kids
I had the pleasure to meet and photograph baby Keegan when he was just six days young. Megan and Stanton’s baby boy is a sweet and calm child and he was so good during his first photo session in the family home.
His nursery has a cute elephant theme but right now still enjoying sleeping in his bassinet (which is Megan’s restored baby bassinet) next to mom. Megan’s parents were also helping out with baby Keegan so there was always a pair of hands ready to hold the little bundle of joy.
Congratulations Megan and Stanton! Keegan is so precious and I was very happy to capture his first newborn portraits.