Winter Photography in NYC by Nina Drapacz Photography

It was freezing and raining and all I had was a camera and reflector as this photo session was scheduled for outdoors in Carl Schurz Park. The light was falling but somehow I was able to capture this beautiful family on their dining room table, the window behind me in natural window light mixed with indoor ambient light. seal seal seal

Newborn Photography by Nina Drapacz Photography

The family was moving out of their home in days and I expected chaos in the apartment, but instead I was greeted by a calm and beautiful mom and newborn...siblings arrived after camp. We took advantage of the big white bed and the wonderful window light. Just minutes to work with the baby before he woke up. He was so alert throughout the entire photo shoot at only a mere week old!7W4A0014 7W4A0102 mof mol3

A Bris at The Harmonie Club by Nina Drapacz Photography

I have photographed a wonderful Bris7W4A0043bris last week at the famous Harmonie Club! I was thrilled to be told by the Cantor that there were no pictures allowed while the diaper was off. This procedure seems harder for parents than the babies. I remember photographing my son's Bris over 26 years ago. I remember being thankful to have the camera between myself and what was happening. Here the Mom is comforting her baby before the procedure. It was quick and the baby stopped crying as soon as his diaper was back on and he was happily sucking on some sweet Manischewitz wine. Everyone sang in celebration when it was done. It was a lovely event!