Shira Z. Photography – LI, NY Newborn, Baby, & Family Photographer bio picture
  • Welcome to my blog! I'm Shira, a family and newborn photographer based out of Long Beach, NY. I love to photograph spontaneous, adventurous families being carefree! I want you to let your children be themselves and have fun. Cuddle and kiss them as much as possible so I can capture the love you all have for each other!

    Please take a look at around the blog and contact me with any questions.  My most recent work can be found here and on my facebook page. I'll also be posting updates, promotions, and a bunch of photos of my girls :)   So feel free to check in every once in a while to see what I've been up to!  There's a comment section below each post where you can leave any questions, or thoughts on what you see. I'd love to hear from you! 



Quinn & Mommy | Long Island Baby Photographer | Shira Z. Photography

I think about this sweet little girl and her family often. Quinn has a very rare genetic neurodegenerative disease called Niemann-Pick Disease, Type A. This leads to an early death, anywhere from 15 months to around 3 years. Once she was diagnosed her family started a blog.  Reading through it I am amazed by Quinn’s parents strength and courage. They came up with “Quinn’s List”.  A list of things they feel every girl should do in their lifetime and hope to do with Quinn. They want to give her the best life they can while she is still here. Things like go to the American Girl Doll Store, have a slumber party, dress like a princess, go to Disney, ride a horse … you can see the rest of the list on their blog http://www.teamlinzer.com/  

If you think you might be able to help the family in fulfilling anything on this list please let me know or contact the family though their blog. You can also donate on the Facebook page created for her here: A-Benefit-for-Quinn

Quinn wasn’t her smiley self during our session so we had to cut it a little short. She was so tired she actually fell asleep on my studio bed, which of course I had to photograph. I’m just glad I could capture her cuddling with her Mom, where it was obvious she was happiest.

Thank you Eileen and Brett for being such an inspiration.  You are always in my thoughts and prayers.

quinnvideo from Shira Zimmerman on Vimeo.

gertyJanuary 8, 2013 - 10:15 am

OMG!!! These pictures are gorgeous!! What an amazing session!

Eileen LinzerJanuary 8, 2013 - 10:47 am

Shira, these are amazing and your post is so kind. Thank you for sharing your incredible talents with us and for capturing Quinn’s beauty so we can keep it with us forever. xoxo, Eileen

Nanci GlassmanJanuary 8, 2013 - 2:57 pm

Oh my — these photos are beyond gorgeous. Such an amazing “documentary” for an amazing family. Quinn could not be more adorable. Who wouldn’t envy those eyelashes? And, that tiny thumb… mmmm so delicious.

Bertie TragerJanuary 8, 2013 - 4:42 pm

Shira,
Your photography of Quinn is amazing. Gorgeous little girl with great photo’s for wonderful memories.
My prayers and blessings are always with the Linzer family

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