a photograph really capture the unique nature of my child? Award-winning
portrait painter and photographer, Linda Kessler, believes it can. For
almost twenty-five years, Linda has been renowned for her stunning portraiture
both on canvas and on film. She has photographed children and families
all over the world, including Brazil, where
her penetrating photographs won praise and critical acclaim. While her
classical training and Master of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute
formed her "artistic foundation," it was the birth of her own son, Ian,
that brought home her personal interest in photographing pregnancy, babies, children and families for over 10 years.
Specializing in the various stages of development from pregnancy to childhood, Linda documents and photographs pregnant moms, childbirth, newborns, baby photography, children and families.
Linda prefers the classical approach. Her exquisite black and white and brilliant color photographs reflect the unique image and expressive personality of your child. Not posed, but happy and relaxed at play, the babies, children and families Linda photographs appear "caught in the moment" as if "suspended in time." This allows her photographs to capture the individual, personal glimpses that are distinctive to you and your child those moments you wanted so often to photograph.
Linda puts a premium on the beauty of every photograph. Her stunning use of light bathes each pregnancy image with the glow of freshness and luminosity. She typically photographs in the comfort of your home, or on location, or both — whichever you prefer. Her sessions usually last from 2 to 3 hours, depending on how many rolls of film she shoots, and can include partners, spouses, parents and pets.
Linda feels strongly
that a child's portrait is "a visual biography... a record of childhood
to remember always." Her commitment and artistry are reflected in her
work these are truly photographs for a lifetime. See
Linda Kessler's complete bio.