Summer Family Pictures Syracuse | Jeff, Alex & Miss R!

Mom, dad and baby laugh together while standing in a wheat field

Oh my gosh, can we please start EVERY family pictures blog post with a smile like this?! Summer is the perfect time to do family pictures in Syracuse because the weather is usually pretty predictable!  What isn’t always predictable is how happy a baby will be when you schedule a portrait session.  I LOVED doing pictures for my dear friend Alex and her husband Jeff and their little sweet pea!  I actually photographed Alex and Jeff’s wedding in 2018 and so to be able to do pictures for them again was so much fun!

Mom flies baby in the air while dad stands behind

Baby is held between mom and dad during family pictures in a wheat field in Syracuse NY

Whenever I’m photographing, I always try to look out for sweet connections between people.  When I saw the way Miss R. was holding her dad’s thumb I knew I had to capture that little detail!

Baby holds dad's thumb during their family picture session in a wheat field in Syracuse NY

Husband and wife walk hand in hand through a wheat field in Syracuse during family pictures

Alex and Jeff wanted to do their pictures in a location that represented Central NY’s beautiful scenery.  I had suggested shooting near the rolling hills around Lafayette’s “apple country”.  We did one better and ended up shooting at Alex’s grandma’s property just south of Nedrow that not only had the gorgeous hills of CNY but was nostalgically special to them too!

Mom, dad and baby stand in a wheat field in Syracuse NY for their family pictures in the summer
We took a break part way through their session to give little Miss R. a snack!  I just love this sweet representation of the way a mom cares for her baby!

Baby drinks from bottle during summer family pictures while mom in a mauve dress holds her

And then Little Miss R. was the star of the show!  You would laugh if I told you how her parents got her to smile like that!  But then, what parent isn’t super goofy with their kids?!

Baby girl lays on her tummy in the grass for her summer family pictures

Alex’s hat! (Where is my heart eyed emoji when I need it?)

Lady wearing a hat kisses her husband while he holds their baby for their family picture session

I tell you though, little Miss R. was anything but unpredictable!  She was as happy, smiley and engaged as any baby every could be!

Dad and baby girl smile for the camera during their family picture sessionMom and baby smile for camera in a country field of grass

You wouldn’t know looking at either Alex or little Miss R. that they had both been up SIX times the night before!  I didn’t realize that lack of sleep can be such a thing when you become a mom!  But you can see the love that Alex and Jeff have for their little sweet pea when they snuggle her! All the work and lack of sleep is SO worth it!

Mom snuggles her little girl during their family picture session

Baby feet in focus with mom and dad in the background during syracuse summer family pictures

Baby smiles during her pictures session in a wheat field while sitting in a box

Daddy tickles little baby's feet while mom holds her during their family summer pictures

Ah her headband was SO cute!

Right before COVID started, Alex and I started chatting with each other via the Marco Polo app.  As we chatted multiple times a week, we grew so much closer in our friendship.  So while I loved photographing their wedding and being there on that special day, doing family pictures for her a few years later as much closer friends was special in a different way!  Truly such an honor.  Thank you so much for looking through their blog!  If you’d like to see more of my work, check it out on my blog or shoot me an email here!

Mom and dad turn backs to camera while baby girl looks over their shoulders

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