Two years ago my friend Sara and I got together on a cold November day to take these maternity photos in Park Slope (The next month, she sent me a text in the middle of my Christmas-Hanukkah party that said, "Sorry I missed your party - just gave birth in my living room!") Now "baby" Gabriel is 2, and they moved from an apartment in Park Slope sixteen blocks away to just down the street from me. We got together on the corner of our block to take some family photos on a day when both sets of grandparents were over.
Sara is my super-organized friend, and she had a shot list of photos she wanted which made everything go smoothly. It's something I'm going to recommend if you have a group; it worked really well. My favorite on her list was the three guys with guitars. The whole group (this photographer included, of course!) sang a few songs while Gabriel strummed along with his dad and grandpa. It was a wonderful morning.