Sweet Family Lifestyle Session | Hudson River, NYC

Jilian and Sam live in a small town on the Hudson River with their adorable baby boy and rescue pup. During our planning call, Jilian explained that they spent their Covid years building a family there after relocating from Manhattan; they had previously lived in the Pacific Northwest for many years and missed the evergreens and the laid-back culture, and eventually found themselves drawn to the Hudson Valley. Sam is a financial writer and works from his home office, while Jilian runs a wedding planning business in the Poconos and Hudson Valley areas.

Sam and Jilian met online ten years ago and have been inseparable ever since. When I asked Jilian what it was like to start a family with Sam and how it changed their relationship, she said "He's my best friend. Nothing has really changed. I love parenting with him!" She wanted to incorporate a record of their wedding song into their gallery. I had so much fun playing with their overlays and double exposures. I love the way the record wraps around the family and pays homage to their story. Their love is what makes their house a home. Notice the way Sam looks at Jil and how Jil's love surrounds her baby. Their session felt relax and natural, and working on their gallery was an absolute pleasure! Thank you Jilian and Sam for inviting me to capture this chapter for you!


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