146 West 29th St.
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
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.
139 Flatbush Ave., near Atlantic Ave., Prospect
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.
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.
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
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.
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’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
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.