Family Portraits | Mama Farm | Long Island Photographer

Couples Photography

Candid moment of mother son connection captured

Sometimes a sliver of time while I’m shooting gets a hold of me & I lose myself in the story of it.

It speaks to my heart.

It’s in the way she is gently protecting him, ready to pounce.

Yet, allowing him his freedom to learn and explore, to see the world through the eyes of his own soul.

Such a beautiful metaphor for motherhood.

Mom and son portrait
Mom and baby son portraits in a beautiful New York farm home
Mother and son loving bond. farm family photoshoot at home
Rustic farm sign leading into Mama Farm outside New York City.

60 miles east of Manhattan the picturesque 28-acre Mama Farm, where Elettra Wiedemann and her beautiful family are fostering a unique, vibrant community on Long Island.

These farm family portraits capture Elettra and her family in this special space.

family portrait at home, mother father and sons. farm family photoshoot
Elettra Weidemann with her husband, Caleb Lane, and two sons
A candid moment of mother and son connection.
Beautiful simple mother and son moments around the house, in the kitchen.
Loving candid family portraits featuring mother father and baby

Founded by Italian actress and author of My Chickens and IIsabella Rossellini, and overseen by her daughter Elettra Wiedemann, the atmosphere of Mama Farm is inspired by the Italian piazza–a vibrant setting at the core of the community for gathering and inspiring the preservation and rejuvenation of Mother Earth, the Mama on whom we all depend.

A beautiful candid moment shared between mother and son

Elettra has also dedicated much of her career immersed in every aspect of food.

From publishing her first cookbook Impatient Foodie,

to creating successful pop-ups,

hosting Vogue‘s digital cooking show Elettra’s Goodness with notable guests ranging from Blake Lively to Seth Meyers to Grace Coddington,

to planting and planning the daily happenings at Mama Farm.

Mom and son share a laugh in the kitchen of their farmhouse home. farm family photoshoot at home
Mother and son at the kitchen counter admiring farm-fresh eggs from their lovely family chickens. farm family portraits
mother and son admiring their farm fresh eggs in farmhouse kitchen
a loving moment between mom and son in a farmhouse kitchen. farm family photoshoot at home

Capturing her in her element, on the farm with her family, is what made this family portrait session so special.

Every item in the house has personality — whether it’s a family heirloom or from her mother’s travels across the world.

family portraits
mom and son portrait in beautiful bright light
Candid moment of mother and son
Beuaitufl candid family moments between mother and sons
vintage hats for mom and son. farm family photoshoot at home
Vintage Ferrari car racing helmets lined up before framed family photos.
A boy poses in his great grandfather's Ferrari racing helmet.

Just a kid proudly wearing his great-grandfather Roberto Rosselini‘s helmet from when he raced for Ferrari.

The larger than life stories held within a single frame.

Family history being passed down through the generations without a doubt.

Candid portrait of mother and son through a window.
Candid mother and son bond captured in kid's bedroom.
Mother and son love. Farm family portraits
Mother and son loving bond. black and white photoshoot
Mother and child love. Holding hands black and white family photoshoot

We ended our session with a walk around the beautiful property.

Goats, chickens, Wellies, and of course smiles all around.

Goats, wellies, and a white dress at Mama Farm in Long Island New York. farm family portraits
farm family portraits, mother father and kids running down a path.
Mama Farm on Long Island, New York is a bed and breakfast, CSA, wedding venue, and home to goats and chickens.

Book a stay at Mama Farm’s B&B cottage, become a member of the CSA, or host your next big event or wedding on the property in Suffolk County, NY.

Michele Kats is an editorial and lifestyle photographer. Her home base is Long Island, New York. She also does travel sessions.  Inquire about a portrait session here.

Couples, Families, Maternity, High School Seniors, Personal Branding.