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a few weeks ago, katie rain (who took these photos of us in central park last summer as well as these ones on the brooklyn bridge this past winter) was in town so we were so excited to get together and snap more photos of our family. josh and i love taking photos and i pretty much have a camera with us everywhere we go, but there is something so special about getting a really magical shot of all five of us together! and one of the things i love most about the images katie always captures, is that she let’s us just go be us, and play and have fun together! it’s never pose-y or “go stand here” or “do this….”,  she just follows along and gets the best candid moments from the side, which is what i am always about.  although it’s hard for me to not just chat with her the entire time (she comes from a musical theater background on broadway) but i try to be good and stop talking, (lol.)

we got together at the american museum of natural history and had fun playing outside and then seeing the space exhibit! you can see more photos on katie’s website HERE from our day together. also! she’ll be back in new york city on saturday august 6th, if anyone here in new york is interested in family photos! more details in this post on her blog.

some of my favorite photos from our afternoon together:
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ps. our kids could jump off this wall for six hours straight and still not grow tired of it! it was an experience joining them in heels, but worth it. so fun!
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even with the warmer weather we’ve been experiencing this week, eleanor’s fur fest makes an appearance on the daily! i love how she pairs it with everything, and somehow it always works?! (i picked out her little skirt to wear since we were taking photos and asked what she’d like to wear with it… she pulled out her vest so fast and was all, “how bout this with it?” haha! such a cutie.)
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cuddles with my mister samson! how is he going to be FOUR next month?!
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THIS IS GOLD TO ME. love them so much.
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and ps. a girl can’t not have a purse! eleanor has been carrying around that little framebridge bag as her purse all week! she wouldn’t let go of it during the first part of our time at the museum!
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flying in space!
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samson’s “cheese” face right now is so good. ;)
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i know i’ve already mentioned this, but LOVE that this little striped sweater has been worn by all three of my babies. it just brings back this gush of memories every time i put it on conrad.
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this photo makes me feel all sorts of things. i just love their relationship and as a mama, can only hope they remain such close friends in the years to come.
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WEARING:
lauren moffatt coat from anthropologie (several years old unfortunately, but i hear it sometime pops up on eBay.) high waisted black denim jeans and purple peplum blouse. wearing this bracelet and these red kitty heels. eleanor’s fur vest from hanna andersson last season and skirt from hum stitchery (c/o), purple glitter sneakers. samson’s sweater and blue chino pants (on sale!). conrad’s striped sweater was one of my first baby purchases i made before the kiddos arrived (from a small shop in paris.) josh’s coat is super old, vintage. his white sneakers from here.

 

  1. Cécile

    I seriously can’t believe how fast Eleanor has grown up! I’ve been following you guys for years and I remember her being a baby, and now this?! A gorgeous young girl, having her own sense of style and surely developing her very own personality. It is crazy how time flies and it is weird that I feel like I’ve been part of your kids childhood even though we do not even know each other.. So strange. Anyhow, you make it look all so easy and I hope that sometime sooner or later, I’ll be as relaxed and attentive with my kids as you are. Xx from Germany

  2. Abi

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your style, Naomi! The pictures are fabulous!

  3. OMG! I love your blog! Such a good energy, fresh and happiness combine here.
    Congratulations!!

    Kisses,
    Sofia, from Portugal!!

  4. Heather

    These photos are perfect! What a fun way to capture the spirit of your family.

  5. Denise

    Ok, that picture of your holding Samson’s hand made me want to cry. The good tears. The they-grow-so-fast and need-you-so-much mama tears! ;)

  6. Lovely!

    Would you mind sharing at what time of day you took your Brooklyn Bridge photos? Ive never been there when it hasn’t been mobbed but I’d love to take some maternity shots there.

  7. Leigh-Anne

    I know that it was not intended but when I saw the first photo my thought was…how true it is that the smallest among us keep us the most grounded. I enjoy your blog and seeing the lighter moments of motherhood. God Bless!

  8. Caitlyn

    Beautiful photos! You mix color and pattern so well, very inspirational! Also are you getting a ring upgrade?! I haven’t seen it in a while.

    Cheers!

  9. Rachel

    nail polish color???? LOVE!

  10. nanette

    i love these photos! like you, i love capturing those candid moments. you got some good ones! xo.

  11. Erica

    Okay, these photos are just…everything good and beautiful. I have loved following your family all these years and seeing the awesome job you and Josh have done raising your little ones to be so joyful, sweet, and loving. This world needs more parents like you and this is the kind of love every child deserves. I seriously commend you for all that you do as a mother.

    Much love always!

    Erica

    http://www.adamanderica.com

  12. Felisha

    I love so many of these, but I specifically love the image of Eleanor’s pointed toes. I notice she stands like that in a lot of pictures!

    http://www.smallestthing.com

  13. Julie

    Hi Naomi! Seeing you having such wonderful AND spontaneous photos of you 5 make me REALLY want to have something like that too. I am always the one behind the camera, it’s my passion and I love it but it means I have very few really nice natural photos and me with the kids and/or with hubby. Do you think I should bite the bullet and pay for a proper photoshoot. I don’t really like anything too posed….I’d love to hear your thoughts. How do you manage to look always so naturally beautiful? I think since I am the one behind the lens I get a bit self conscious when people want to take pics of me. I need your natural smile;)!!!

    Have a lovely weekend! Hugs from cold and rainy London
    Julie

    http://www.jafinthebox.wordpress.com

  14. hanna

    All of these photos are so cute! –Hanna Lei

  15. Emma

    OMG that picture of Samson crouching down! His expression is too much! You have such a beautiful family, Naomi. :)

  16. Tammy

    beautiful photos and beautiful family! eleanor is such a little fashionista with the bags and the vest

    hammyta.wordpress.com

  17. Rachel

    OMG Eleanor’s freckles are too damn cute!! Loving these photos.I so wish I lived in NYC with little ones.I’ll have to do a trip one day in the future.

    Rach // illustratedteacup.com

  18. Whitney

    I have Eleanor hair envy. Her hair looks better than mine most days! That low bun is adorable.

  19. I always love your family’s sessions with Katie because like you said they aren’t posed, they’re just snapshots of your day – but THESE are by far my favorite!!! Every single one just came out perfectly and your babies are all just so sweet!

    How lucky are you to have this tangible way to remember such sweet times!

    xo Mary-Katherine | http://www.goldhattedlover.com

  20. Brittany

    Lovely Pictures! Have you guys seen the show Mad Men? Little Eleanor looks so much like the young girl in the show called Sally Draper.

  21. Jess

    Every time I see E and S I’m reminded of The Magic Tree House series, they are on an adventure. We are reading them to our 3.5 and 6.5 year olds, and they love them!

    P.s – have you considered a snowboarding holiday at the Fairmont Banff Springs? Canada would love to host you!

  22. Teresa

    I love these and the fact that your family takes family pictures ALL THE TIME! I think I should invest in more family photographs. I love them!

  23. Nicola

    These pictures are insane. So so beautiful. The one of Eleanor touching the moon is so powerful. You can see the passion beaming from her.

    Something else I couldn’t help but notice.. Josh’s skin!! Omg. Ha! It’s perfect.

  24. I love these natural photos, she has really captured the moment. I love liking at pictures and feeling like I can almost hear what’s going on and feel the happiness bursting put.

  25. ma petite tribu

    I have followed your blog since Eleanors has born…. And my son was one years old….. Its seems to me that you are almost a little part of my “family” . ? my “family”who live in NY!!!!
    Kisses from France

  26. Alyssa

    that pink coat always gets me. always.

  27. Those pictures are lovely!! you all look so happy, each picture brings a smile to my face! have a great weekend! m.

  28. Solenne

    Samson is so comfortable with his body and moves! He won your dancer gene!

  29. Bry

    Oh man. Your family could not be any cuter and these pics are the best candids!! Such a cute idea to take them as you stroll out and about. Bless your cute little fam!

  30. Mia

    Soooo cute!!! I love your style and honestly, we have a artisan made clutch (the Beni) that just screams Naomi to me.

  31. Daniella

    Loving it all- each topic, each pic and each text. What a beautiful family. Never stop! It’s so inspiring! God loves the family…its His project since the biggining.

    From Brazil,
    Danny.

  32. nicky

    My heart was melting as I scrolled! All of the photos are absolutely beautiful and seem to capture each personality perfectly. Love!