[Welcome Baby Kaylee Toms River, NJ]

Welcome to the world, Kaylee! I photographed this sweet, sweet girl last week and it was the most adorable session ever! Kaylee had her mom, dad and grandma by her side to pick out her outfits, change her diaper and put her back to sleep after eating.

I just love babies so much, so working with Kaylee all afternoon was perfection! She was so sweet and loved getting to sleep on her belly. Any time that I rocked her back to sleep, I could have stayed like that all day long! She loved to snuggle up and even though she wanted her arms out when she was swaddled, she was still the most precious ever!

It was really special to watch Kaylee’s mom and dad work together to get her dressed or fed. After all, she is their first baby! But mom and dad, you guys are doing amazing! Congratulations on your perfect little angel!

-Michelle 🙂

[Family Beach Session Island Beach State Park, NJ]

I always have the best time when I get to photograph one of my favorite families, and last week on the beach was no different! This sweet family of four met with me at Island Beach State Park just when the sun was setting and it was gorgeous. They had the perfect summer outfits and they all looked totally adorable!

Despite walking through a semi forest to get to the beach, and batting away flies, we had the beach to ourselves and it was amazing. Whether the ocean was in the background or it was the dunes and trees, this crew laughed, smiled and looked flawless the entire session.

It’s so special getting to watch these two little ones grow and I love every minute of getting to photograph them!

-Michelle 🙂

[Family Session Sea Bright, NJ]

Tis the season for endless beach photos, aka my favorite thing ever! I had the pleasure of photographing a great family on the beach in Sea Bright last week and it was pretty amazing! Whenever you get a family group together on vacation, you know it’s going to be a pretty fun time when you take family photos. Especially when the family is from all over the country and can only get together once or twice a year!

Keith, the boyfriend of the year, surprised his girlfriend Erin with family photos for her birthday when he knew they would all be on vacation together! Seriously how cool is that?! We had parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, you name it, hanging out of the beach and being super patient for all the group photos we wanted to get! We had the perfect weather, the perfect backdrop, and the perfect family together for some really beautiful photos. Whenever I’m laughing as much as I did during this session, you know it had to be good!

-Michelle 🙂


[Deirdre & John’s Simply Sweet Wedding Somerset, NJ]

There’s just something pretty amazing about a summer wedding! The sun is out, everyone is smiling and you know that love is in the air! I recently had the pleasure of photographing Deirdre and John’s wedding who have to be the most adorable couple ever! I knew last year when I photographed their engagement session that their wedding was going to be such a special day! And honestly, it truly was!

John and Deirdre were married at St. Francis Cathedral in Metuchen, NJ and they spent their first day as Mr. and Mrs. with their awesome friends and families at the cutest brunch reception…with an equally awesome waffle bar, just sayin’ 🙂 When they weren’t on the dance floor or singing along to a Penn State favorite (Sweet Caroline to be exact) they were taking silly pictures in the photo booth or spending some time with their guests.

The bridal party was fashionably late however to the reception because of course we had to take advantage of the beautiful grounds at the Stage House Tavern for some photos. The bridesmaids and groomsmen were seriously the best ever! They were calling out poses for the bride and groom and pretty much making my job a breeze! You guys are available to come with me to my next wedding right? Posing assistants?! They all were such a fun group to work with!

Congratulations John and Deirdre on a simply perfect wedding day and I wish you both all the best in your future as Mr. and Mrs.

-Michelle 🙂

Venue: Stage House Tavern Somerset
DJ: Marshall Moore of Elite Entertainment
Favors: Leonidas Chocolates
Centerpieces and Decor: Gardenias Floral Metuchen
Hair: Jen from Hair Plus, Edison
Makeup: Lois from Lo and Behold Makeup
Bride’s Dress: Mill Crest Vintage
Bridesmaids Dresses: Shop Theresa Nast, Etsy
Groom and Groomsmen: Suit Supply and Neck & Tie Company
Videographers: Shuttersound Pictures
Wedding Cake: La Bonbonniere, Edison