Maternity Session at an East Hampton Beach by Nina Drapacz Photography

We were all set, lots of outfits, a special goldendoodle brother to be and gorgeous parents to be…. Dad was proud of his sympathetic weight gain which seems to be on par with mom’s. They were so relaxed and we all had a blast, especailly the puppy! To make the session easy, we took the SUV onto the beach for easy access to clothing and a place to change. Two hours later after this amazing session, we found that we couldn’t get out! Stuck in the sand for quite awhile until help arrived!

Fresh 48 in Hospital Photography by Nina Drapacz Photography

Fresh 48 is a series of images artistically captured just 24 - 48 hours after the trauma of birth. Parents and siblings are at their most vulnerable. It’s an honor to be able to be there to bear witness to these precious moments. I find myself comforting and reassuring parents and easing some siblings into acceptance.

Maternity Portraits Can Be Beautiful! Nina Drapacz Photography

Women glow during pregnancy! Many women are so self conscious about their changing bodies but this an important time for professional photographs to celebrate the belly! Of course future siblings play an important role and assume the shoot is for them, but with a little coaxing....everyone gets camera time!

Village Maternity Opens! Photography by Nina Drapacz

Last night was opening night for my favorite practice, Village Obstetrics' new addition, Village Maternity! Doula and midwives abound! I was happy to create this poster for them, a few of the babies in this poster were delivered by these docs! Successful opening celebration for these doulas and midwives with Dr. W and Dr. M.

Newborn Photography at Home and Cozy. Nina Drapacz Photography

The look of joy on a mom's face as she looks at her new baby and look of curiously on a toddler's face when he observes his new baby sister . We were able to capture lots of winning images, although we couldn't replicate the one of her brother on a black reflective table sleeping. She was awake the entire session as well as an additional session!! newborn newborn newbornbaby siblings siblings2

Maternity Photography in the studio by Nina Drapacz Photography

A couple of years ago I had photographed this glowing mom with her beautiful little baby boy and now here she is with her glorious baby belly! Pregnancy is best captured in the 7th and 8th month. Women literally glow - they are gorgeous!z00 z003 zoo2 zoo5 zoo6 zoo7

New York City Cherry Blossoms Have Popped! Mini Sessions by Nina Drapacz Photography

The cherry blossoms are here after a VERY long winter. They last about 10 days so hurry and book a half hour mini session soon. This gorgeous boy was thrilled to shed his coat and explore! He was a dream to photograph!lee lee5 lee3 lee7 lee2 lee lee8 lee4

Siblings and a Outdoor Space in a NYC Apartment Building by Nina Drapacz Photography

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Westside girl comes to the upper east side for a fun photo shoot with Nina Drapacz Photography!

Her mom picked her up from school and came straight to the park. It was unseasonably warm, luckily, and she had a blast! Apparently this is her first formal photo shoot. Seven is a wonderful age! Between jumping on a thin stairwell banister, doing back bends and hugging agirl jumping girl outdoors girl with tree very very2 tree to name a few stints, she didn't want to our session to end. The perfect subject!

Toddler Photography Upper East Side, NYC by Nina Drapacz photography

My second year with this family. The baby, now a toddler was able to run around and boy did he run! The wonderful thing about late afternoon light, we could go anywhere without fear of bright sunlight, perfect for a trailing a two year old on the go!newb newb2

Bat Mitzvah in Scarsdale, New York by Nina Drapacz Photography

While I have photographed many birthday parties at the Sunningdale Country Club in Westchester, this was the first Bat Mitzvah I had done there. The room for the ceremony was perfectly set up and the space was wonderful for this kind of celebration! It was a cold rainy day and eventually the sun came out affording me the chance to photograph both indoors and outdoors. It was special to be able to photograph the actual ceremony with available light.gab gab2 gab3 gab4 gab5 gab6

Tween Photography by Nina Drapacz Photography

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Twins in Tuxedo NY by Nina Drapacz Photography

I have been photographing these twins for a couple of years in the West Village in NYC and now in their home in the country. Their stunning dog was in all his glory as were the girls in this gorgeous country setting!mah mah2 mah4 mah5 mah mah2 mah3 meh4mah5

Beautiful Sisters in Watermill, NY by Nina Drapacz Photography

It was the perfect time of day when the sun is low and golden. Two gorgeous girls who I have photographedend14 eng1 eng4 eng8 eng10 eng12 eng15 eng eng6 eng9 eng3 for a few years greeting me at the door, the rest is history! A fun photo shoot for the girls, the parents and me! I had a hard time choosing my favorites for this blog - I don't know how their parents will choose the images for their holiday and wall!

Newborn Indoor Photography in New York City by Nina Drapacz

As I was listening to a grandmother's anticipation of the impending birth of her first grandchild, in comes her neighbor with a gorgeous newborn girl -what a beautiful little baby! I had just my phone on me, no business cards I thought but luckily I had one card tucked inside my phone case and viola- newborn baby

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I love photographing babies and children who live in the same building- so easy to commute to work!