I was so pleased to meet Katie Marquart, a NYC photographer who specializes in lifestyle portraiture that truly encompasses it all -- from engagement sessions like this one to maternity and families (I challenge you not to sniffle a bit at these precious photos!) Originally from Wisconsin, this Midwest gal and her husband made their way to Manhattan's Upper West Side a few years ago, and have fallen in love with the city in the process. Katie's enthusiasm for NYC and its landmarks seeps through in her photography -- I love this family session on The Highline and in the Meatpacking District. Adorable! Katie's subjects shine as well as their surroundings.
Katie's background in childhood education is a real asset when photographing children. When we met with Katie last month in Fort Tryon Park (just up the street from Casa Baby Meets City), Toddler S was, shall we say, acting like a 2.5 year old. And not in a cute/fun way. On top of which I, with my stellar mothering skills, had forgotten to pack water. As the morning grew increasingly warmer, the Little Gal's mood went from grouchy to less than pleasant. Oh, and she's going through a "don't take my picture" phase. Great timing! Thank goodness for Katie -- she was funny, engaging and gentle with the girls. She got on their level and connected with them, snapping a few lovely photos in the process.
I'm not sure if "perfect" really exists, but these come pretty close. Here are some of my favorites. Thanks for a wonderful session, Katie!