ATTENTION EXPECTING PARENTS!!~ North NJ Maternity and Newborn Photographer

Well hello there!!!  It’s been a busy month in the Benedetto household, but I’m ready and raring to get back into the groove!   We may be getting sleet and snow tonight, but we are moving on into the blooming season and I want YOU to help me celebrate it!

I need Maternity and Newborn sessions for my portfolio!

If you are expecting, please contact me for rock bottom discount rates!

This is such an exciting time and I would love nothing more than to help you document your growing belly and your growing love for your tiny babe.

Please share this post with your friends and family!  And don’t forget…if you book with me and refer a friend, you can earn credit towards your next session OR a print from your current session!

I can’t wait to share in your joy!

It’s almost here!!! ~ Northern NJ Portrait Photographer

It is officially T minus 29.5 hours until Spring!  After this long and HARD winter, I know I’ll be the first in line to say “SAYONARA!” to these frigid temperatures.   With the onset of Spring, hopefully soon we’ll have some beautiful warm days and the drab lifeless trees will burst into bloom and the gray slush known as snow will be overtaken by lush green grass.  And, also…Easter!!

So, now is the time to start booking your Spring/Easter portraits!

Discounted rates are still being offered for a very limited time, so be sure to take advantage of them while you can!


I’m in need of newborn squish on this website!!!  So, I’m upping the ante and offering the first 3 Mamas-to-be (or Daddies!) that book a newborn session 50% off of my regular rate!!!

That’s a $400 value for the bargain price of $200!!!

To Book, please contact me using the “Contact Me” tab at the top of this page.  I look forward to hearing from you!

**Newborn Special limited to babies with due dates in the next 6 weeks**

All In the Family~ NJ Portrait Photographer, Infant, Toddler, and Family`

**Note: This post mentions infant loss. Please be aware of this sensitive content before reading on**

This family had originally scheduled to have their entire brood photographed.  We had plans on shooting at a local resort with a lot of beautiful scenery and detail.   Well, when rumors of a monster snowstorm for the day of their session arose, we had to postpone our shoot.  *cries*

We were unable to reschedule with the original location, so we decided to at least go ahead and get the kids photos done in the studio with plans to get the entire family in the frame in the spring…if it ever comes.  (PLEASE come, Spring!!)

This family is absolutely amazing.  There are 5 kids… 2 beautiful teenage ladies. 1 sweet and headstrong little boy, who is 2, his twin sister, an angel baby who was born sleeping, and a cute and cuddly 6 month old little guy.   There is absolutely no mistaking the love that these guys all have for each other.   They were a joy to work with and I can’t WAIT for our spring session.

Molly Bears is a non-profit organization that makes weighted stuffed bears for parents grieving the loss of an infant.  They are an incredible company and I had the honor of photographing the bear that they made for this family.   In addition to this bear, they had a piece of art commissioned by Carly Marie.  She creates beautiful artwork as a way for bereaved families to heal and to honor their loved ones.

As I said, this family and their story have really reached into my heart and locked me in.  I can’t wait to work with them again.  Without further adieu…

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Nurture~ Northern NJ Portrait Photographer, Breastfeeding Session

It’s a Twofer! As you saw from my last post, I had an amazing session with the cutest little girl this past weekend.  However, as most 1 year olds do, she decided during the 2nd outfit change that  And, also…a little hungry.  Being a model works up quite an appetite!  Her mother began to nurse her and allowed me to capture this brief moment between them and to share these photos here.

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Sugar and Spice~ Northern NJ Portrait Photographer, Infant/Toddler Session

This sweet little angel just turned a year old recently, so her mother wanted to get a few pictures to celebrate her 1st Birthday and a few for Valentine’s Day.   She was an absolute DOLL!  As you can see, she already has the world wrapped around her tiny fingers.  I couldn’t get over her eyes!  She was a dancing and playing fool during the shoot, and turned the charm up to 1000 watts for the camera.  Here’s a sneak peek of her session!

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Bedtime Stories ~ Northern NJ Portrait Photographer, My Family

When you have an adorable little one and a handsome husband, art comes easy.  Especially when they are hanging out together on a random Sunday night reading bedtime stories.  The book was a Christmas present to my son and has quickly become his favorite.  He wants to read it. All.the.time.   My sweet husband is only too happy to oblige.

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