We first met Wesley last August when he was turning just one year old. His parents were living in Jersey City and wanted to do an indoor / outdoor shoot to commemorate their time in Jersey City as well as their apartment, before they moved. We loved every second of that shoot and were quite sad when we learned they were moving, as one of the things we truly enjoy the most is getting to watch our clients' families grow. So when they reached out to us this year, we were ecstatic. They were coming back to Jersey City for a small visit and asked us to shoot their family session.
We ended up scheduling their session on what would go down on record as one of the hottest weeks of the year - but you'd never know it from how great their session turned out! We decide to meet at the Newport Green Park - a park we've never been to before - and do their shoot there. Unfortunately, there were some complications with the park opening on time, and we spent a bit of time walking around the park, waiting to be let in.
As photographers, sometimes it can be slightly nerve-wracking to not have things go exactly as you want - weather, light, posing, kids, etc - but we are starting to roll with the punches and think on our feet a little better these days. Since we couldn't get into the Green straight away, we did some walking and talking - we got to catch up on Wesley's life a little bit. We learned that he is completely enamored with all things Construction related right now. He knows all of the trucks and can name them pretty quickly. So, imagine how excited he was when we walked right into the construction site right next to the park, and took photos with a giant, orange excavator (with permission).
We spent a fair amount of time here exploring and checking out the construction site, while still waiting for the Green to open. Eventually, we noticed a cute coffee shop - bwe kafe - right across the street, and decided to duck in for some iced coffee, water, and air conditioning. We are super glad we did, too, because we got some of our favorite shots from this session.
After a little cool down, we were back in the Green, and enjoying plenty of gorgeous shooting locations!
Wesley, you are truly one of a kind. It's been such a pleasure to watch you & your family grow together. Wishing you a very special, happy 2nd Birthday!