Our last two shoots in New York happened to take place in the city’s most iconic locations: Central Park and Times Square. We decided that the Bean was still too young to have the sweltering heat inflicted on her, so I stayed home to babysit while Matt and his assistant Jason tackled the humidity. The photos were amazing both times. Perhaps I should play hooky from work more often?

Mendoza_039

Even the grumpiest New Yorkers would roll out the red carpet for tourists if they all arrived with babies this cute.

Mendoza_122

Better than a helicopter ride over downtown.

Mendoza_083

I was heartbroken to miss cuddling this happy little guy!

Mendoza_067

Though maybe it’s a good thing I stayed home because I would have attempted to devour him whole, and nobody wants that.

If we had stayed in New York, we might have made a niche market out of shooting family vacation photos. It’s so much fun watching kids’ eyes light up in Times Square. When I’m by myself, I rarely see beyond the sidewalk congestion and panhandlers dressed in superhero costumes, but Matt tends to capture the magic of Midtown. He had a ball with these West Coast beauties. 

Carpenter_018

I was astounded that Matt pulled off this Abbey Road shot without getting yelled at by legions of cab drivers.

Carpenter_040

Being shy is never an option in Times Square!

Carpenter_077

When you’re from Southern California, a little drizzle is cause for celebration.

Carpenter_119

Freestyling on the Bryant Park Carousel.

We’ll still visit New York on occasion so don’t hesitate to contact us if you have a shoot in mind. It’s the city where Matt and I met AND it’s our baby’s birthplace, so we’ll never stray too far from the Big Apple. We <3 you, NYC.