Welcome Baby C!~ NJ Portrait Photographer, Newborn

Remember our prompt little sprout from this session?

Well, here he is…in all his sweet newborn glory.

This little fella decided on his due date that it was time to come out.  He was born a bit after midnight, so not quite on his due date, but close enough to make that maternity session feel like it just happened yesterd….oh. Wait…  ;-P

He was about 11 days old at this session and, omg, the sweetest.  I still get a little surprised when I pick up a newborn baby. I expect them to weight 25lbs, like my toddler.  This little peanut clocked in near 7lbs and felt like a featherweight.   He was such a joy to work with and didn’t seem to be too bothered by our constant folding and rearranging and rewrapping.   Which is fortunate, because we did it… a LOT.   :)

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Just in Time ~NJ Portrait Photographer, Maternity

Meet my friend Kiera.   She is one of the first people I got to know when I moved to NJ.  She has a little boy that is my son’s age and those two are best friends as well.   When she announced that she was expecting #2, I couldn’t WAIT to get pictures of her beautiful growing belly.   But, as luck would have it, she was due at the end of January…which as you know is smack dab in the middle of snow season here.   Every weekend that we tried to get these photos done, a blizzard or an ice storm would hit.  We just couldn’t catch a break!!!

Until 39 weeks and 5 days.

Surely that wasn’t cutting it TOO close, right?  Babies don’t come on their due date ever, right???

But, this one did.  Luckily, we were able to do this just in the nick of time.

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Perma~Mini Session! – NJ Portrait Photographer

In an effort to bring professional photography services to as many people as possible, I am launching the Perma~Mini Session.  This is NOT a promotion, but a PERMANENT session option designed to fit every budget.

$50

45 Minute session of your choice
(newborn sessions are discouraged due to the nature of the shoot, but not excluded from this option)

5 High Resolution Edited Photos on a CD

UPGRADE to USB for $5

Please contact me to book your session today!!!

*Travel fees apply to distances 30 miles or more from my location

Full Bloom~ North NJ Portrait Photographer, Maternity

So, it’s been awhile since I’ve been able to post a new session.  I’ve been tied up with some other projects and dealing with LOTS of technical difficulties.   Hopefully, we’re now on the road to productivity. ;)

This is my Sister in Law and Brother in Law.  They actually welcomed their sweet boy in December, so this is obviously very late.  It really broke my heart for this session to be so long in the making, since it’s my very own FAMILY but it’s done now and I’m so excited to share it with you guys!!

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I Love You Already ~ Northern NJ Portrait Photographer, Maternity

Meet Laila, Oscar, and Dexter.  Laila, my friend and co-worker,  and her husband of 12 years are expecting their first child in November.   As soon as I found out she was pregnant, I immediately begged her to let me do her maternity photos.  She graciously agreed and so this past weekend, we set out to capture this amazing moment in their lives.

All week the weather was calling for rain and storms and we were holding out to see if the forecast was going to be wrong.  We awoke to a gloomy and overcast morning, but with only a 30% chance of rain for the afternoon, we decided to power on and hope for the best.   We started our session with gray skies, but by the time we moved the party outdoors, the sun burst through the clouds and this glorious photo shoot began to really come alive.

Now, obviously, a maternity session is about the expectant mother and her ever growing belly.  But, Laila and Oscar are such a unique and dynamic couple, that I really wanted their story and their love for each other to shine through.  Because, at the end of the day, it is exactly that, that brings us to this chapter.    And, of course, their story would not be complete without the inclusion of their first baby, Dexter, who was an absolute joy to work with.

Oh, yes.  Dexter is their “Morkie”.  A Maltese/Yorkie mix who may have a little bit of competition, come November.  But, something tells me that he’ll be even more spoiled with the arrival of his new sibling.  :)

And, without further adieu…. This beautiful growing family.

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Priceless Moments ~ North NJ Portrait Photographer, Breastfeeding Session

Recently, I had the honor of joining Jena while she nursed her third and final baby to document this incredible journey that she has been on.   She contacted me, simply stating that she wanted to capture this time; immortalizing these quiet stolen moments of bonding and nurturing.

As I settled in with my camera to snap this sweet baby boy and his mama, she began to share with me her experiences with nursing her three boys.  It’s so amazing how each baby and each experience is so unique and sacred and it was such a blessing to be able to share in this particular story.

Jena is also a talented writer and has shared her experience on her blog.  To read about her nursing journey and how this session came to fruition, please visit her at:

Philosophy Times Four

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Sibling Love ~ Northern NJ Portrait Photographer, Family Sessions

You may recall a post from a few weeks ago, regarding a mini session?  Unfortunately, there wasn’t much interest, so it didn’t quite happen.  A silver lining to that fact?  This sweet brother and sister!!!    Originally, they were booked for a mini session slot, but big sister wasn’t really a fan of the theme and since they were the only booking…the theme got tossed.   Instead, I had the pleasure of capturing these two in a pure and natural light.

I can tell that they are going to be BEST friends in life.  They are super lucky to have each other. There is nothing better than a sibling.  :)

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