Who remembers taking those over posed family photographs? We had the ugly 80s and 90s retro backgrounds, and everyone tried to wear matching outfits. There may have been a few side ponytails too. It was just hideous. Now a days it is more about the kids and capturing candid photographs.

If you are looking for a place to get your holiday photos taken, Classic Kids Photography UWS ( is THE place to go! You will be provided with a personal, one of a kind experience. I said experience, not photo shoot. You do not walk into their studio just to have photographs taken. You walk in to have fun, almost like a play date, and capture the most precious candid photographs of your children…. And even your puppy too! I guarantee you will not be disappointed when you see the proofs from the shoot.

Ashley and Lis work at the Upper West Side branch, and they are just wonderful individuals. They know how to have fun with children of all ages. As one of their clients, I can tell they not only love their job, but they both really have a passion and niche for working with children. I had 4 children with me at my shoot, two boys aged 11, and two girls aged 9. After the photo shoot each one asked when they could come back for another shoot.

I have also seen Ashley and Lis work with toddlers and babies. They know how to get the attention of your child, change the environment for a baby who is getting bored, or distract your child if he/she is getting a little fussy. They will bring a smile to the face of your children and to you as the parents.

There are a few other really cool features that set Classic Kids Photography UWS apart from other photography studios you may be considering for your family. Artisans in their lab hand finish each print. Then, each print is hand-edged transforming it into a unique piece of art. You can choose to have your print on a hand-crafted canvas or in their very own line of custom designed, ready-made frames. You can even have your photos turned into an iPhone case, a necklace, a holiday ornament, or even a little brag book!

To top of your entire experience, they package everything so nicely! Classic Kids does not miss a detail. Clearly I am a huge fan and advocate for Classic Kids, and I guarantee if you schedule a photo shoot for your family, you will be one too!

You can check out a few of our shots from our session with Classic Kids on our Facebook page.

- Kelli

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