Why We Don’t Have Family Photos Taken– and 3 Reasons Why you Should Kick Those Thoughts to the Curb!

We know we want to book a session. We want to have those memories of our kids, ESPECIALLY when they’re little. There are so many reasons we can have not to pull the trigger and hire a photographer.  Here are four reasons that may be holding you back, and why it shouldn’t! REason #1: You’re Not Feeling so Great in Your Skin Right Now. We’ve all been there. Maybe you just had a baby, or two.  You’re tired, hormonal, have no time for self care.  Maybe You’re in the thick of motherhood, or transitioning into menopause and still getting used


What To Wear to Your Family Photo Session | New York Photographer

So you’ve booked a session and you’ve figured out how to keep your kids up after their bedtime.  Then a wave of panic washes over you because you have to figure out how to make your family look LITERALLY picture perfect. The dreaded wardrobe planning is real. It’s all consuming and just plan horrible. You can read about my experience here so you know that I feel you. I have devised a fool proof plan of my top five tips for you to get started.


Golden Hour: What it is and how to make it work for your family!

So you’ve finally decided to take the plunge and get your family photos taken.  You find yourself and amazing photographer and LOVE their work.  You give them a call to book and they ask you to schedule during Golden Hour.  The conversation continues a bit like this: You: ‘What/When is Golden Hour?’ Photographer: ‘It’s about an hour before sunset, or about an hour after sunrise, it’s when the sun gives a beautiful glow and creates the amazing pictures that you see in on my website’ You: ‘Oh great! When would that be?’ Photographer: ‘Around 7:30am or about 5:30pm’ You: ‘Oh


Top 5 tips on Finding the Right Event Photographer For You!

Congratulations, you had a baby/are making a wedding/having a bar mitzvah/planning an event! The next step is finding all your vendors, and I am sure that when you sat in front of your computer to search for a photographer you were instantly overwhelmed.  If you live in a large city like I do (New York and the Tristate area) then it becomes even more impossible to narrow things down.  There are SO many photographers to chose from. I’ve got a few tips and tricks  for you to make things less painful and put the joy back in the planning! TIP

Family Photographer, Chana Grossman, Stands with her three boys outside in the forest


“Carrots grow from carrot seeds, I planted one to grow. I watered it, I pulled the weeds. Carrots grow from carrot seeds.” –Ruth Krauss

I’m so glad you stopped by! I’m here to create authentic, creative, joyful images of your unique family. My sessions are fun, laid back, and take place in beautiful locations in Long Island and New York City, or in the comfort of your own home. If you are looking to create some memorable art of your unique family you’ve come to the right place.