Its true that everyone has this idealized version of what their fall photos in New York will look like. And I do pride myself on making sure that the images I create for families make them nothing but joyous - making them forget that the leaves were not colorful yet (or they were all brown), or that it was freezing out and the kids were miserable. My job as your family photographer is to document the time your family spends with me, but then deliver the best story of the day to you. So at the end of the day when you see your photos you forget all about your children's tantrums and the other things that you were afraid were less than perfect. This is what you hire me for - I mold your story in a way.
But every once and a blue moon there is no need for this photographic magic though, everything was surprisingly perfect for this family - beautiful weather, happy baby, and the fall leaves.