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Spotted: a mom who makes everything “kid” and “baby”

November 8, 2010

“Spotted!”, our biweekly photo look at a family, has been re-vamped for fall! Justine Cooper is the amazing photographer who shoots this feature for us.  For fall, Justine is looking for families that personify a unique look in both who they are and how they live. If you are interested in being photographed for this segment, please email us.

From Justine:
I spotted Hedvig Bourbon and her 3 children – Lucas, Charlotte and Leo, in a Boerum Hill community garden last week with just the best neckwear I’ve seen in a long time. I have a long neck, so I notice these things! I tagged a along to find out about the scarves, the family, plus do a little treasure hunting along the way.

Lucas and mom, with one of her diaper bags. Photo by ©Justine Cooper

I asked Hedvig, a Norwegian native  what her aesthetic priorities are. Answer: color, feminine feel, and craft. She put to work that craft-love 6 years ago by making diaper bags and other baby necessities.

Photo by ©Justine Cooper

Photo by ©Justine Cooper

Lucas and Charlotte both have Hedvig’s handmade neck scarves on. You can get your own through http://www.etsy.com/shop/petitenyc

Photo by ©Justine Cooper

As if we weren’t all toting enough stuff, along the way the whole family conspires to get a prized street find (aka kid’s kitchen) back home. Lucas’  skateboard came in handy!

Photo by ©Justine Cooper

Baby Leo loves the appliques on her diaper/wipes pouch, made by Hedvig.

Photo by ©Justine Cooper

My two kids and her three kids took a stroll in the neighborhood. Well Hedvig, Leo and I took a stroll, while Charlotte gets the best of the boys in the battle of scooters v. bicycles.

Justine Cooper
, our “Spotted!” photographer, loves capturing babies and families so much, she made a career out of it. Originally trained as a photojournalist, she also has a Masters in Fine Art. She splits her time between creating work for galleries and shooting families in the New York area. She lives with her husband and two children in Brooklyn. Her portrait work can be seen at www.justinecooperphotography.com. You can see HER photo on our About page.