Shopping local when possible and supporting small businesses in your own community is vital, and nothing makes me happier than to promote a member of my very own local mommy group.
Just yesterday we had a shoot with Bay Ridge mama and photographer Ira Prystai, and just wait til you see some of the photos she captured - and had them ready for me in less than 24 hours! Amazing!!!
I found Ira unique because she doesn't do the typical in-studio shoot with kitschy props and what not (which I have to admit I also love). Instead, she takes you out in the field and plops you down in spots that catch her eye. She takes a slew of photos, and then it's off to find another quick spot nearby. Spots that the average person, such as myself, would kind of look at and wonder what the heck she was thinking. But you know what? It takes a really talented photographer and amazing eye to know what is going to come out spectacular on film. And Ira's got that eye!
Here are some of my favorite shots she captured in our mini shoot right here in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn!!
Amazing, right!? Looks like we're way out in the middle of the forrest! I half expect Little Red Riding Hood to come skipping along, HA!!
Anyway, if you're looking for a great photographer (kids, engagement, events, etc) definitely look her up! You can check out her website and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
Disclaimer: Although I did receive this service free of charge, all thoughts and opinions are my own and completely unbiased.
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