A moment of rest on the boulders at Pier 6's Water Village

Photographer Sarah Sloboda captures our Veeps every week for us. If you would like to be featured as a Veep- email us!

From Sarah about the shoot: Fatima contacted us about being featured in Veeps, and right away we were struck by her friendly, warm energy.  I asked her to meet me at Pier 6 for our shoot, where I promptly realized I wished I were a kid again so I could play in that water!

Names: Fatima (Mom) and Aponi (daughter)

Neighborhood: East Flatbush (but its all Flatbush to me)

Age of Kids: 2 years old

2 Favorite Places in Brooklyn to hang with kid:
Underill Park on the corner of Propect Pl (Toddler friendly playground, lots of trees, cool parents) and Target at Nostrand and Flatbush (at 9am on a Sunday, she can run if she wants to, we can preview toys and books, get pizza and mommy can get a caramal frapp)

Special interest: I have and always be passionate about dance. I study Afro-Cuban dance with Richard Gonzalez at Peridance. I go at least once every two weeks, its mommy time (thanks hubby!). I also love house music and so does Aponi. Outdoor events with house music are very family friendly..everyone is doing their own thing on the dance floor, positive lyrics, uplifting melodies. (Think: Soul Summit in Ft. Green and the Clubhouse Jamboree that takes place in late September in Prospect Park.)

Anything you would like to say to your kid:
Two things: 1. You come from a great and mighty people. 2. You were born out of love.

Lovely splash!

Lovely exit!

Sarah Sloboda – an artistic children’s photographer, whose strives to inspire people with photographic evidence of their lives working beautifully — has a special offering in the month of August for a child portrait shot on black and white film – click here to view. Sarah’s work has garnered international acclaim, with 2nd prize in the wedding category of Prix de la Photographie, Paris, and has been published nationally in the U.S., in kids magazines like Wondertime, Brio, and Citibabes, and for major brands like Sephora and the CW network.  Her portfolio can be seen here and her blog here.