Third Time’s the Charm~ NJ Maternity Photographer

I have been photographing this family for a very long time.   K is one of my dearest friends and it is always such a good time when I get her and her sweet family in front of my camera.

Many many months ago, I received some exciting news from her.  She was expecting baby #3!   Of course, we were super thrilled and immediately began to plan her various photo shoots.    Back when the trees were still bare and the wind was still brisk, we did a quick shoot to announce that they were expecting their third baby boy.

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Then, once the she AND the rest of the world were in bloom, we got together to make this magic.  I just can’t get enough of her beautiful glow.  She is truly meant to grow these amazing little humans and always looks stunning when she does.

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Lady in Red- NJ Maternity Photographer

One of the things that I’m most excited about in this new year of ABP is that I am now offering a client wardrobe to my maternity clients.   No longer do you have to worry about what to wear for your shoot, as I have you covered!    Currently, we have 2 dresses, a wrap, and a black floor length tutu and are always looking to add more to the wardrobe!  Don’t be afraid to ask for something special!  If we don’t have it, we can order it! 🙂

I received this dress and fell IN LOVE.  It’s a little bit of sweet lace, spiced up a LOT with a deep red.   When this lovely young lady answered a recent model call, I knew this was the dress for her session.   And, was it ever.  She looked absolutely stunning! 

Belly Laughs- NJ Maternity Photographer

Well, we’re a little bit behind in posting so it may be a little surprising to see an autumn/winter landscape posted here in June.  Michelle gave birth to her beautiful baby girl in January (more on that later) but at the time that these photos were taken, we didn’t know what she was carrying.

This was such a lovely  session.  Michelle is a stunning beauty anyway, but the glow of pregnancy just suits her.

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Sugar and Spice: an Intimate Maternity Session; NJ Boudoir and Maternity Photographer

Recently, I photographed one of my closest friends in her journey from pregnancy to life with another newborn.    Just a few short months after the birth of her second child, her sister was preparing to welcome her own bundle of joy.

Kristina and her husband, Steve, contacted me to do a traditional maternity session.   We picked the brightest and windiest day of the year and set about our day taking pictures at a local park as well as the beautiful and serene nursery they have created for their sweet girl.  Kristina and Steve are a super fun couple that really embrace life together and certainly don’t take themselves seriously.   And, at 9 months pregnant, Kristina was showing both Steve and myself up with her limitless energy and nary a pregnancy waddle to be seen.

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After a couple hours of your traditional run-of-the-mill maternity shots, Steve went to work…and Kristina got ready to show off her inner bombshell.   There is nothing more beautiful than a woman with confidence, except maybe a woman with confidence bursting with new life as she prepares to give birth.

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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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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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