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Portraits: Photographers continued
Daphne Borowski Photography
146 West 29th St.
Studio 11W
Studio: 212-643-3210
Cellular: 646-554-0438
Daphne Borowski’s work is done indoors and outdoors, and she prefers going to a child’s favorite park or whatever setting he or she is most comfortable in. Borowski works mainly in digital format, and offers retouching. $400 gets you 70 to 100 online photos, from which you can then select hard-copy prints.

Deborah Donenfeld
525 W. 22nd St., near Tenth Ave.
Parents seeking candids should call Deborah Donenfeld, who prefers capturing natural moments to formal portraits. Donenfeld shoots in a documentary, journalistic style, using a 35-mm. camera so she can easily move around. Prices start at $500.

Scrapbooking Supplies
139 Flatbush Ave., near Atlantic Ave., Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
Old-fashioned scrapbooks are being edged out by digital albums. But if you’re not ready to let go of the intimate feel of a bound book, check out Target’s new line of scrapbooking supplies, which includes cute themed albums, stickers, and kits in all shapes and sizes.
Gruber Kidz
315 W. 57th St., at Eighth Ave., No. 19C
Many society parents consider Terry deRoy Gruber to be the crème de la crème. He’ll photograph your family at home, or in any other setting you choose. Central Park is his favorite backdrop. Prices begin at $1,000 for 250 exposures and three eleven-by-fourteen prints.

Holger Thoss
180 Varick St., near King St., Studios 400 and 416
Holger Thoss, who shoots for Parenting and Child magazines, creates magical images of families with a distinctive documentary style. His strengths are creating candid portraits and snapshots. Prices begin at $1,500, including four hours of shooting, five rolls of black-and-white film, and five eight-by-ten archival prints.

Ira Fox
56 W. 22nd St., eighth fl.
Ira Fox aims to shoot “a day in the life” of your family. Rejecting backdrops for comfortable settings and the outdoors, he uses a 645 medium-format camera (read: bigger negatives mean better quality enlargements), as well as 35-mm. and digital cameras. He’ll transfer everything he shoots into digital files for an additional fee. A session of up to two hours is $750, including film, expenses, and approximately 50 four-by-six prints (you keep the negatives).

It’s Me! Photography
Barbara Lee’s gorgeous black-and-white shots capture children in flattering light while emphasizing their individuality. She eschews studio sessions in favor of shooting in the home or at a location of your choice. Two rolls of film run $300.

Julie Brimberg
Aside from shooting such celebs as Joan Allen and Moby, Julie Brimberg offers an array of baby portraits, from soft-lit pregnancy nudes to playfully posed or candid shots. Choose from sessions: in the studio ($450), on location ($550), Mommy & Me ($650), or Baby on Board ($450).

Laurie Rhodes
Laurie Rhodes’s work became so popular after a Glamour photo shoot that she was able to quit her corporate career and pursue her art full-time. In-studio head shots and portraits cost $500 a session. Special-event coverage runs $2,900 to $4,700.

Lisa Silvestri Photography
13 Carmine St., at Bleecker St.
Lisa Silvestri, a former children’s clothing designer, uses primarily natural light. She shoots with a large-format camera, makes her own emulsion, and prints her images in a nineteenth-century process using platinum metals, a rarer style of printing that produces a wider range of tones and richer, more painterly feel. Prices start at $1,200, and include film processing and one platinum print.

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From the Fall 2004 edition of the New York Family Guide
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