First things first, best of luck with everyone preparing for Hurricane Sandy. Hopefully this won’t be too bad, but the news is definitely doing a good job of scaring the life out of me and everyone else. My initial disaster pans were to go to the gym twice today, get a mani/pedi, and make cornbread, but it is becoming more clear that we could be in for some serious conditions. Good luck, everyone. Separately, we were supposed to announce the winner of last Monday’s giveaway  today, but the Natori offices are closed, so we will need to wait until everything reopens. Sorry about that!
On to today’s post. As soon as I had a child of my own, I became obsessed with finding the right family photographer. I searched for someone whose aesthetic was clear, simple, modern, original, and clean. Davina  to the rescue! Since we first met her in September 2011, we have hired her time and time again to take photos of the family. We have two walls dedicated to her portraits. I love everything about Davina; her quality work, her easy and laid back demeanor, her frames, and of course, the photographs themselves.
Davina has been a photographer for 15 years, although she started specializing in children and family portraits when she first moved to New York in 2003. It is clear that she loves what she does and is in touch with the demands and needs of families — she and her husband have a son and daughter. Her work has been recognized  by many magazines and newsletters worldwide.
She works with clients in a number of different ways, the easiest of which are her promotions – — ten minute slots where you go with your child to a specified location and shoot based on a certain theme. Cruzzie went for the Doudou project (doudou is the french name for the special animal that a child loves). The ten minute session cost $30 and produced amazing shots.
On November 3rd (this coming Saturday!), Davina is doing a promotion called “the “Siblings Project” at the Bonpoint on 68th and Madison in Manhattan, to take shots with that capture the special bond between siblings. If you have multiple kids, you can secure your session with a non-refundable $50 deposit. To book, go here .
Here are some samples of Davina’s work. You might recognize some of the people (no, not any famous celebrities. Just yours truly and company) while others are strangers (to us) but beautiful photos.
We actually just had Davina come to our apartment last Sunday to take a family photograph for our holiday card (a tradition that I love) and I am so EXCITED to see the digital images and place an order. Awaiting the images is like Christmas….I check my email ten times an hour just to see if I have received them. So excited to get them, and yes, I will share one or two. 🙂
To those of you in Sandy’s path, good luck.