You never really need a reason to have some professional photos taken of your kid or family, but cooler temps, fall foliage and impending holidays are all good ones. (Capturing that fleeting newborn period is of course, another.) One of our favorite NYC photographers is Raquel Frechette, whose work, while beautiful, also feels fun, fresh and organic. Click through to see what we mean!

Within three weeks of your shoot, you can check out the edited versions of the best 50 photos on a private online gallery. Once online, you have access to the high-res photo files, and you can order your own prints via the online gallery.

Do you have a favorite NYC family photographer? Share in the comments below!

— Liz Kleisner