NYC Photographer. Maternity, Children, Family and Lifestyle-Mary Yan-Berges: Blog https://www.longshadowimages.com/blog en-us (C) NYC Photographer. Maternity, Children, Family and Lifestyle-Mary Yan-Berges mary.yan.berges@longshadowimages.com (NYC Photographer. Maternity, Children, Family and Lifestyle-Mary Yan-Berges) Fri, 07 Aug 2015 14:09:00 GMT Fri, 07 Aug 2015 14:09:00 GMT https://www.longshadowimages.com/img/s/v-5/u814048564-o82389047-50.jpg NYC Photographer. Maternity, Children, Family and Lifestyle-Mary Yan-Berges: Blog https://www.longshadowimages.com/blog 77 120 Top of the Rock! https://www.longshadowimages.com/blog/2015/2/top-of-the-rock An interesting thing happens in NYC. There is so much and so much going on at street level that most of us don't take the opportunity of looking up! At higher grounds, it is a whole other New York City. Private gardens are a rare treat for a New Yorker. Atop the Rockefeller Center lays a secret garden that is an impressive collection of tailored shrubs, blossoms and manicured lawns. Their secrecy only heightens the allure. When my client offered access to this rooftop haven as a location for our family portrait session, I was delighted as any photographer would be!

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The portrait session took place on a rather cold New York day. With abundant sunshine however, its almost as if they were transported to another world.

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These images were captured for a Family Holiday Portrait session. Don't they look positively gorgeous and festive?!

 

 

I love photographing families and capturing their very special moments in time. My specialty is family and children's portraiture. If you're interested in booking a session with Longshadowimages Fotography, please contact me, Mary at 917-816-8423 or email me by clicking the CONTACT US tab.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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mary.yan.berges@longshadowimages.com (NYC Photographer. Maternity, Children, Family and Lifestyle-Mary Yan-Berges) central park family photography family photographer nyc manhattan mini sessions nyc family photographer nyc photographer outdoor photographer https://www.longshadowimages.com/blog/2015/2/top-of-the-rock Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:47:39 GMT
Central Park's Early Light https://www.longshadowimages.com/blog/2015/1/central-parks-early-light Usually you won't find me photographing outdoors in the early hours of the day. That is not to say I am not a morning person, in fact, I am! But my favorite "shooting hour" is not usually the morning. But in late Fall, you can catch some pretty light outside. This blog features sisters who wanted to give their parents the gift of portraits! Since they've been away from home (North Carolina!) with school and work, this would make the perfect gift!

It was such a pretty Fall day. Pastel colors dappling everywhere.

 

 

I think the sisters are just adorable together.

 

 

We had a lot of fun capturing these images! If you're interested in capturing your special moments, please contact me regarding booking a photo session. 917-816-8423 I love family portraiture! 

 

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mary.yan.berges@longshadowimages.com (NYC Photographer. Maternity, Children, Family and Lifestyle-Mary Yan-Berges) NYC photos central park photographer family golden manhattan nyc family photographer nyc photographer outdoor photographer https://www.longshadowimages.com/blog/2015/1/central-parks-early-light Fri, 16 Jan 2015 22:11:59 GMT
Dapper Little Man https://www.longshadowimages.com/blog/2015/1/dapper-little-man

I had the pleasure of meeting this little fellow. He was so well dressed and charming, my camera, the by-standers and I, fell instantly in love!

 

It is often said that children are the best models because they are so effortlessly natural in front of the camera. I tend to think there is some truth to that.

This session was captured during mid Fall, when all the colors are rich with yellows, red and shades of orange. All complimentary to his wardrobe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love that childhood spirit! When its captured, its gold.

 

 

 

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Grace in the Fall https://www.longshadowimages.com/blog/2015/1/grace-in-the-fall

Here I am catching up with my blog again! Grace is our beautiful subject of this blog feature!

 

 

True to her name, she moved with Grace. And how about these Fall colors?!

 

 

This session was shot during the height of the busy session season and I was able to squeeze this session in. This was captured blocks from my apartment!

 

 

 

 

Captured in glorious Fall colors right outside of a cemetery!

 

 

 

 

Love that hour! And Grace was cool as a cucumber despite the crunch for time before the sun sets!

 

 

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Christmas Fabulous! https://www.longshadowimages.com/blog/2014/12/christmas-fabulous

This beautiful mama contacted me about a destination photo session in NYC. She wanted something urban,
yet elegant. Why The Plaza Hotel fit the bill quite nicely wouldn't you say?

 

 

This family were pros when it comes to being in front of the camera and took to the directions naturally!

 

 

Outside the landmark Oak Room at The Plaza Hotel.

 

 

I wanted the absolute best photos I can capture for my clients despite the light rain and wind, they were true
troopers and did an amazing job!

 

I really love the Oak Room, inside and out.

 

 

My clients bid so long to NYC and hopes to return soon!

 

 

 

 

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Late Autumn in New York https://www.longshadowimages.com/blog/2014/12/late-autumn-in-new-york  

There is something so special about New York City in the late Autumn. The Holiday cheer takes over. The whole city is brimming with Christmas lights and trimmings. Here in Sheep's Meadow, we have a little respite from the holiday rush. A farewell to Fall.

 

 

Looking to the future! My clients are here on business and will be returning to Europe, already longing for the days back in NYC.

 

 

 

My clients are enamored with my black and white work. Here I wanted to beckon a look, feel and longing in memories.

 

 

 

Where else but NYC can you be in the middle of everything but still be in your own world? :)

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mary.yan.berges@longshadowimages.com (NYC Photographer. Maternity, Children, Family and Lifestyle-Mary Yan-Berges) Fall central park couples photography engagement photography golden love manhattan nyc photographer outdoor photographer portrait session romantic https://www.longshadowimages.com/blog/2014/12/late-autumn-in-new-york Mon, 08 Dec 2014 19:16:42 GMT
Some Like it Glam! https://www.longshadowimages.com/blog/2014/12/some-like-it-glam

I am just now finally getting to catch up on my blog! Candid, glamour sessions are my favorites! Here is one captured in Central Park West.

 

 

My client was super open to directions and have great ideas on her own. Now that's my kind of photo session!

 

 

For me half of the fun is the posing. I love the elements of hair, eyes and expression. There are so many possibilities.

 

 

My client have such expressive eyes. I played them up to the hilt.

 

 

My client loved all the images! 

 

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Marry me! The proposal that rocked Central Park! https://www.longshadowimages.com/blog/2014/11/marry-me-the-proposal-that-rocked-central-park

The sight of the marriage proposal. Rohit had an elaborate (and fantastically romantic!) plan to ask for his bethroth's hand. He staged this sign for Central Park's "Bird Watching" and placed a pair of binoculars to use. You will see how this plays out in the proposal...

 

 

Our couple arrives at the proposal sight! (I'm posing as a nearby bird photographer) 

 

 

 

Lady love seizes the opportunity to use the binoculars to look for "birds". As Rohit signals his friends on a boat across the way.

 

 

 

What the Rohit's girlfriend sees thru the binoculars across the pond!

 

 

He reaches for the Ring...

 

 

The MOMENT! Will you marry me?

 

 

And she accepts happily. Joyfully!

 

 

The happy couple is joined by family (his and hers!) and friends on boats!

 

 

Showing off the Ring! Bling!

 

 

As we work our way to board a gondola (yes!) to head for the Boathouse, we are stopped by a street musician in the park for an impromptu serenade of Elvis's "Can't Help Falling in Love" by a WHOLE AUDIENCE! The whole park cheers, awwws and coos at the newly engaged couple.

 

 

On the gondola! On ward to the Boathouse for a mega celebration! A great day for this couple and for love!

 

 

 

 

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The Knops Family! https://www.longshadowimages.com/blog/2014/11/the-knop-family This blog features one of my favorite familes on planet Earth, The Knops! Dave, Lindsay and the oh-so-fabulous, Miss Ava!!!
Sitting pretty on The Great Lawn in Central Park.

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Beautiful Lindsay and Ava by Bethesda Fountain.

 

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Cute as pies on Bow Bridge.

 

 

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In Fall glory! Autumn in New York https://www.longshadowimages.com/blog/2014/11/in-fall-glory-autumn-in-new-york

For the first time I introduced my Fall Mini Sessions in Central Park. It gave first time clients an opportunity to sample a photo session experience with me. This family was just adorable and just look at this little doll's face! She's so cute, people can't help but stop and stare!

 

  Mother and child. Its perfection when personalities come through in photographs.

 

 

Love and light. Central Park West.

 

 

Priceless is how we are loved.

 

 

On golden bridge. Not the actual name of the bridge, but I call it mine since I photograph there so much. 

 

 

Daddy's girl.

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Picture Perfect! https://www.longshadowimages.com/blog/2014/11/picture-perfect 77Beautiful family session in Central Park

My client came to me wanting standout family portraits. Well, I told her it would not be difficult with this lovely family!

 

 

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Oh the beautiful children!

 

 

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One with dad!

 

 

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Note the visual interest of both sisters wearing the same dress but in different colors.

 

 

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My favorite from this session. Mama was just breathtaking. The pose was inspired by Matisse's paintings.

 

 

 

 

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Snapped this one before we wrapped. Super nice, super fun and super easy to get those standout shots she wanted. 

 

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mary.yan.berges@longshadowimages.com (NYC Photographer. Maternity, Children, Family and Lifestyle-Mary Yan-Berges) central park marriage proposal family manhattan nyc photographer outdoor photographer https://www.longshadowimages.com/blog/2014/11/picture-perfect Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:06:55 GMT
A model in the making https://www.longshadowimages.com/blog/2014/11/a-model-in-the-making modeling in central parkKila is ready for her closeup in this model shoot.

Finally I get to blog about this lovely little girl. Kila's mommy came to me wanting photos to submit to a NYC
modeling agency wanting to represent her. From these photos, it is clear Kila is a natural!

 

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This is my favorite shot from the shoot. I must say, I love working with girls. It really gives me the opportunity to let my
inner director come out. I really wanted to show off Kila's perfect hair. So I jump and twirled and she follow suit.
This was a direct result of the our efforts.

 

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Run to the camera!

 

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A maternity shoot in Hempstead Lake State Park https://www.longshadowimages.com/blog/2014/11/a-maternity-shoot-in-hempstead-lake-state-park Brittany's baby bump photosThe look of love, and baby makes three.

This is my first time exploring the beauty and wonder of Hempstead Lake State Park. 
When we were scouting a location for an outdoor maternity shoot near Rockville Centre, Long Island. 
This place more than fit the bill. In fact, it is picture perfect.

 

Long Island maternity photo shoot.A beautiful pregnant Brittany on the grounds of Hempstead Lake State Park.

  Brittany, striking a pregnant pose. 

 

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Baby bumpKissing couple in Hempstead Lake State Park.     

   Brittany and Joe with a sonogram of Claire Elizabeth.

 

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Style and grace. A Central Park family portrait. https://www.longshadowimages.com/blog/2014/11/style-and-grace-a-central-park-family-portrait Jennifer shows us a taste of vintage on a Spring afternoon.Love and baby, plus dog.

   Been very busy shooting so now I hope to catch up with my blog. Jennifer and her family graced us for this Central Park family portrait story.

 

In season with fashion in Central Park West.Picture perfect in vintage by Driprock Arch.

    Vintage styling for a family portrait session is always in season. 

 

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    Front of Driprock Arch. A lovely backdrop as a tunnel of love.

 

By Columbus Circle, Central Park WestSpringtime in New York.

    The look of love. Among the Springtime splendor in Central Park West.

 

Family outing in vintage finery.The greatest gift is family.

    Baby girl turned 100 days old on the day of the photo shoot! She wanted so much to play with Pom Pom, their darling pomeranian.

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An inspired photo shoot for Anhandmade Designs. https://www.longshadowimages.com/blog/2014/11/an-inspired-photo-shoot-for-anhandmade-designs There were divas amongst us! The behind the scene was a flurry of dresses, tresses, and all things girly as we set the stage for a fabulous photo shoot featuring Anhandmade Design's new collection, The Charleston Headbands.

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Expecting beauty! https://www.longshadowimages.com/blog/2014/11/expecting-beauty

Nestled in the upper regions of Central Park, the Conservatory Garden is the backdrop for this maternity story.

 

 

It is late summer and the setting is just right for this late day photo session. There were at least 4 other photographers shooting away at their sessions, but I managed to carve out out my personal space.

 

 

Where nature and city meets the sky. There is something wildly romantic about upper Manhattan. My clients fell in love with the location on sight.

 

 

The glow of life within.

 

 

Love and grace, before the iconic water fountain.

 

 

 

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Little Man Jack https://www.longshadowimages.com/blog/2014/10/little-man-jack "nyc family photographer"family photo shoot in central park

Something wonderful happens when a family gets to that comfort zone with a photographer (me) and the shots come effortlessly. 
I'm a real director when it comes to shoots, but when there's a good vibe, you flow with it.

 

This little man just stole my heart. I can't stand how button cute he is!

 

 

To see from the eyes of a child.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mommy and Jack.

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A vision in white. https://www.longshadowimages.com/blog/2014/9/a-vision-in-white

I knew Natalia was wearing white for this fashion story, so I decided to stage the shoot near and about The Plaza Hotel. The length of 59th Street between 5th Ave. and Central Park West is punctuated with elements of style, elegance and old New York!

 
 
 
A great photo is a result of a symbiotic relationship between a photographer and her subject. Natalia was wonderful in trusting my instincts.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Outside one of my favorites places, The Oak Room.
 
 
 
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A quick embrace with her boyfriend before a fab dinner at Time Warner Center.
 
 
 
 

 

 

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Glamour girls! https://www.longshadowimages.com/blog/2014/9/glamour-girls

Jurate (far right) is newly engaged! And when her best girlfriends came to town from London, they wanted to captured a special and playful day at Central Park.

 

 

Jurate and the girls had this rocking idea of wearing all white. They were like these glamzillas on the streets of NYC.

 

 

Babes in the woods. (Sorry, had to)

 

 

They were really well prepared for a day in the park. They even had a picnic basket, and BUBBLES! Both the kind you see and the beverage variety.

 

 

Jurate and her BFF.

 

 

We're all just kids when it comes to bubbles aren't we?

 

 

Fun staged shot of the girls.

 

 

 

 

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mary.yan.berges@longshadowimages.com (NYC Photographer. Maternity, Children, Family and Lifestyle-Mary Yan-Berges) fashion photographer glamour photographer golden headshots manhattan nyc photographer outdoor photographer https://www.longshadowimages.com/blog/2014/9/glamour-girls Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:42:18 GMT
JB. A bit of fashion story. https://www.longshadowimages.com/blog/2014/9/jb-a-bit-of-fashion-story

Jennifer has an aloof quality about her beauty which I love. Think Penelope Tree from the 60's. Think Kate Moss. Love my editorial styled shoots. This was across the street from The Plaza Hotel.

 

 

Her expressive eyes anchored most of these shots. This was captured near the duck pond on East 59th Street.

 

 

Wonderous things happen when I meet someone who is open to trust my instincts and take chances. Jennifer was completely pro at taking directions.

 

 

 

A favorite of mine from this shoot. I LOVE the unexpected element of her Coachella (yeah!) bracelet.

 

 

 

Jennifer had this fantastic dress on. I adored the ruffle detail. Its simple and pops at the same time. 

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