Polina Bulman | Blog

New York Documentary Family Photographer {10 tips for your 365 Project}

April 04, 2018  •  8 Comments
The book is here! The BOOK is here!!! My family was so excited to receive the book with the 365 Project pictures and notes last Friday. Sonya, a bookworm who particularly loves biographies, is telling her friends: "I have a biography of my own now!" Well at least she has a portion of it, right? Many of you were following my 365 project in 2017 a...
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Brooklyn Wedding Photographer {Y&M Wedding. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, NY}

March 28, 2018  •  6 Comments
How long did it take you to plan your wedding? Well, Yeeta and Matt planned their entire wedding in a month and booked me one week prior to their special day. This said, I would never have guessed that everything was last minute because it couldn't have possibly been better! Yeeta and Matt emphasized that the party was a celebration of the life th...
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New York Documentary Family Photographer {Day In The Life. Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY}

March 21, 2018  •  7 Comments
I remember how I found Annita's Instagram and fell in love with her art immediately. Each and every image made me feel joy, pride and deep connection to my Jewish roots. The way Annita is expressing herself through art is similar to how I am expressing myself through photography - we both tell stories with our images and do it in a very specific w...
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New York Documentary Family Photographer {More than an award}

March 15, 2018  •  6 Comments
Many of you would probably remember one of the photos in this post as it won 6th Place in the category Family Love in Documentary Family Awards. This photo was from a vacation Day In The Life session for a fellow photographer and mom Barbara Naso, who lives in Atlanta, GA. This week Barbara blogged about her experience and this part of her post br...
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NYC Family Photographer {Event Photography. Doljabi - Korean First Birthday Celebration}

March 06, 2018  •  5 Comments
First birthdays are very special. Yes, the celebration is mostly for us - parents, but we truly deserve it! We not only gave life to this little human, we also survived the first year. The year of sleepless nights, dirty diapers and unconditional love. While there is no way for the baby to remember this special celebration, we truly want her to!...
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The days are long, but the years are short {2017 Personal Favorites}

February 22, 2018  •  8 Comments
As many of you know, during 2017 I worked on a 365 project for my daughter - taking daily pictures of her life. In my introduction to the project I wrote these words to her: "I want you to be able to look back at these images years from now and read my notes. I want you to know how amazing your life was when you were seven and that even when you...
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New York Documentary Family Photographer {Day In The Life. Upper West Side, NY}

February 14, 2018  •  4 Comments
Jon and Wendy found me through a recommendation in a group for Upper West Side parents on Facebook. Later, when Wendy was telling me about it, she said: "That mom recommended you, but why didn’t she say how special and unique your work is? We fell in love with your Day In The Life sessions immediately after checking your website!". And indeed Day...
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NYC Newborn Photographer {Family Storytelling, Upper West Side. Book Layout}

February 07, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
My ultimate goal is to become a visual biographer for you family, when each annual session is a new chapter to the book that we are writing together (well, writing with images). And of course the most logical beginning to this book is when your first baby is born. While Meaghan's due date was in November, she contacted me to schedule a newborn ses...
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NY Family Photographer {Family Storytelling. Prospect Park, Brooklyn}

December 11, 2017  •  1 Comment
It was my 5th session with this family! Seeing them every Fall makes my heart so full. I get to witness how kids' personalities change and how they interact with each other slightly different year after year. It was fun to see how baby Nora grew up so much since our last session and became an active participant in boys' games. Dressed in the cutes...
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Brooklyn Family Photographer {Family Storytelling. Prospect Park, Brooklyn}

October 12, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Maryana was following my work for a while waiting for a perfect time to have me capture memories for her family. As Maggie's Bat Mizvah is coming up this December we decided that having a family session in addition to the event coverage would be a great idea! Family Storytelling is a 2 hours family session with 20 minutes devoted to directed, yet...
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