[Family Photo Session Spring Lake, NJ]

I’ve worked with this awesome family before so I knew we were going to have a great session! The only difference this time (besides the kids being so grown up!) was the addition of their new dog!

We started photos on one of the famous bridges in Divine Park in Spring Lake and took our time walking through the park to find the best places for photos! It was actually pretty warm for being a “fall” day so it was even better taking our time and enjoying the weather!

I think my favorite moments during the session was when the family would refer to each other by their nicknames! I had no idea who they were talking to until mom explained to me that they have funny nicknames for each other! I thought it was really cute!

-Michelle 🙂

[Welcome Baby Maeve Watchung, NJ]

I’ve been photographing newborns for many years now but nothing could ever prepare me for what it would be like to photograph my brand new niece! I usually tear up at least once during newborn sessions anyway because they are all so cute! But photographing my niece was another level of emotion! I was so excited not only to meet her and cuddle her but also to get to take pictures of her!

This session was so awesome and Maeve was asleep the whole time! She let me and her mama dress her up and change her clothes about a million times and little miss just kept sleeping! It was such a special day!

One of my favorite moments however was to see my sister and brother in law with their baby girl. I knew they were going to be amazing parents way before Maeve was even born but seeing them with her was incredible.

Aunt Meesh loves you Maeve! And I can’t wait for even more photo sessions together!

-Michelle 🙂

[Welcome Baby Calla Toms River, NJ]

If you know one thing about me, you know I love photographing babies! Newborn sessions are probably one of my favorite types of sessions! So of course I was so excited to meet little miss Calla and spend the afternoon taking pictures of her!

This adorable family was in the process of redoing the downstairs of their house, so there were nice new, floors, tons of empty space and amazing, unobstructed natural light. It was the perfect setting! Calla was awake for the start of our session but after getting her swaddled up and cozy, she fell right asleep!

The cutest part of this session (well besides the whole thing) was when we put her in a pumpkin! Mom had the idea and had two carved pumpkins waiting for Calla. She didn’t really like it but we managed to get her snuggled in one looking absolutely adorable. Such a fun session with the cutest little family of 3!

-Michelle 🙂

[Fall Family Photos Allaire State Park, NJ]

This was such an awesome session! I love when multiple family members get together for photos. It’s so sweet to see all the kids with their cousins and aunts/uncles/grandparents! This adorable group was so stylish for fall; it was awesome!

We started with some individual family photos before we jumped into getting the whole group together. This wasn’t the easiest task with so many little ones but it was totally worth it!

We took advantage of the beautiful fall day with the awesome backdrop of Allaire State Park and it was the best!

-Michelle 🙂

[Family Beach Photos Bay Head, NJ]

This was my last summer, beach session for the year and it was perfect! I love the beaches in Bay Head and getting to see all the gorgeous houses! This adorable family was so much fun to photograph and we had the best weather!

At first, little Giada was camera shy when she didn’t have mommy or daddy making her laugh, but she eventually warmed up and seeing her smile was so sweet!

The best part of the session came at the end however when mom played baby shark on her phone. Almost instantly, Giada started dancing and smiling! It was the perfect end to such a fun session!

-Michelle 🙂

[Maternity Session Watchung, NJ]

I’ve been waiting to be an aunt probably since my sister and brother in law got married over 6 years ago so when I first found out they were pregnant, I was beyond excited! It was so fun getting to see my sister’s growing belly and to help out with all the baby preparations.

When it came time for maternity pictures, I was ready! We went down to a little park near my sister and brother in law’s house and it was the perfect backdrop for a perfect couple.

The sun was setting and we got some beautiful light! It was so special seeing my sister and brother in law together knowing that their little girl would be here soon!

-Michelle 🙂

[Family Beach Session Brick, NJ]

I’ve worked with this adorable family before so I was so excited to get to see them again! The difference photographing them this time around? Mom was about to have baby number 2!

We had the perfect weather and it was such a sweet, sunset session on the beach! Even though Ellie would rather run around and explore the beach, we still got the sweetest photos of her…which included photos with Minnie Mouse and her baby doll! But hey, at the end of the day, when we get a sweet little smile, does it really matter that there’s a baby doll in the photo?!

-Michelle 🙂

[Max and Mia’s Communion Island Heights, NJ ]

Any time I have a client that wants to have their photos done at Island Heights, I get so excited! I absolutely love it there and I always love how the photos turn out!

This time at Island Heights, I was taking pictures for Max and Mia’s communion! Everyone was dressed so nice and it was so special to see the family together for such a special day!

After our photos on the boardwalk and in the gazebo, we got in the car and drove up to the Camp Meeting park. I’ve never done photos there but it was so pretty! We had gorgeous sunlight and the old steps were the perfect place to finish our family photos!

-Michelle 🙂

[Welcome Baby Addison Brick, NJ]

Another newborn session! This was such a fun session but it was very different from any newborn session I’ve ever done…the majority of it was outside! It was a challenge but it was so worth it to have so much natural light!

We went to one of the best places for photos in Spring Lake, Divine Park! We took photos on the bridge and under the trees and little baby Addison slept for most of the time! Big brother Owen had a lot of fun during our session and did such a good job posing with his baby sister!

We also did some photos back at the house with Dad’s guitar! They had a photo of big brother when he was born on that same guitar, so of course we had to get some with Addison! It was such a cool idea!

-Michelle 🙂

[First Birthday Cake Smash Brick, NJ]

I love a good cake smash session and this one was awesome! James was absolutely adorable and he was ready to eat some cake! He was very patient however because we wanted to get some photos of him before he was covered in cake!

But then it was cake time and James didn’t hold back! He dove right into that cake and loved every minute of it! It was so much fun to see him smiling and covered in cake!

-Michelle 🙂