It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in my neighborhood, so my kids asked me for a “Christmas Magic Photo Shoot.” My sweet little angels have typical photographer child syndrome, meaning they absolutely hate taking pictures, but every once in awhile they ask for something specific, a “magic” picture, and they get so excited. I decided to post a couple before and afters for you to see.

I asked them what kind of photos they wanted. My son wanted a Santa image, and my daughter requested a silly image. So we put their Christmas pajamas on, grabbed the camera had started snapping away.

For this first image, I told them to point out the window to a specific part of the power line. Since they are 4 and 6, they didn’t do exactly as I said, but we made it work!

christmas window before and after


For the next image, I told them to pretend to make snow angels and then hopped on a step stool. I needed a super fast shutter speed to get these pictures, since they refused to lie still. They were flapping their arms and legs as fast as they could! At least they had fun!

christmas cookie before and after

If you live in or near Brooklyn, NY and want to schedule a magic photo shoot or Dream Maker Session, as I call it, contact me today! I love coming up with new ideas, plus the kids always love them!

Fairy Princess

Even the most accomplished photographers admit that there is always more to learn. I love learning new skills and techniques to enhance my craft, so lately I’ve been taking some photography workshops. Today I decided to try and edit one of my favorite images that was taken this spring. Although I loved the warmth of the old edit, I’m loving this new creative edit even more!  Check out the before/after below!

BEFORE:NY Child Photographer



I hope to be offering some fairy mini sessions in the future! If you are interested in booking a fairy session, contact Megan Schiraldi Photography today!