The O’Brien Family | Mount Sinai, NY

A backyard full of classic tractors, rust-colored trucks, and a few neon jet ski’s = this little three-year-old’s paradise, and the perfect setting for a family session!

The golden hour session of Jason, Ali, and Hunter was filled with beautiful light, electric smiles, and a little guy who couldn’t have been more excited to play with some vintage vehicles! I was so thrilled to capture this sweet family, not only because they are the cutest people, but because Jason, Ali, and I are all colleagues within the wedding industry! Both Jason + Ali work for Bilski Productions, an amazing cinematography company located in Saint James that I recommend to all my brides. Jason is their lead cinematographer and Ali is their social media + marketing manager – talk about a dream team! Ali also assists me in running my social media, and helps me organize my thoughts for some of the blog posts you’ve been seeing the past few months!

Since I follow Jason + Ali on social media, I knew that Hunter’s obsession with all things tractors and trucks runs deep. I played off of that love and set up their session in Kevin’s backyard – a true haven for any kid who loves vehicles. Not only does Kevin and his brother share three different tractors, but he also has an extensive collection of jet skis, snowmobiles, trucks, and so much more. It’s a paradise! Hunter was like a little model, posing and smiling at all the perfect moments, which made it that much more fun to capture him as the rambunctious little three-year-old he is! Is he not the most effortlessly cool kid you’ve ever seen!?

One of my favorite things about the way I shoot lifestyle + family sessions is that everything is natural, organic, and mostly unposed. It gives me the chance to really capture your family as their most authentic selves, without all of the stuffy props or harsh, synthetic lighting. I truly believe that magic happens in the light of golden hour, so I always try to schedule my outdoor shoots around the sunset. It seriously makes for some gorgeous images!

Now, get ready for an overload of cuteness with the O’Brien family! I promise, you’ll fall in love with Hunter in an instant!




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