[Family Beach Session Long Beach Island, NJ]

This past summer I got to work with some clients that I haven’t gotten to work with in a while…My family!! My dad’s side of the family got together this summer in Long Beach Island to have a celebration of life trip in honor of both of my grandparents. My grandfather passed away in December of 2014 and my grandmother passed away this past January.

This was the first time we have all been together since they both passed and it was a bittersweet vacation. I was grateful for the time we all got to spend together but it was hard knowing that my grandparents were no longer with us. We had an incredible time together though, hanging at the beach, cooking dinners at night together as a family and reminiscing of all the amazing times we shared with grandma and grandpa growing up!

We picked a night to head up to the beach after dinner to take our photos and the weather was perfect! Of course we planned in advance to be color coordinating! Afterwards, we headed to the Barnegat Lighthouse, a place where my grandparents loved, to watch the sunset together as a family.

Love you guys so much…East or West, family is the best!

-Michelle 🙂


[Welcome Baby Theresa Toms River, NJ]

She’s here! Welcome to the world sweet baby girl! I was so excited to photograph little Theresa with her mommy and daddy last week!

I’ve photographed many milestones in Geralyn and Patrick’s life, and every one of them has been incredible. This newborn session, however, was so amazing! Baby Theresa was absolutely perfect and it was so so sweet to see how in love her mommy and daddy were! Watching new parents with their little one is so special and I was so happy to capture these moments.

When I first met Baby Theresa, I instantly fell in love. I didn’t want to start our session because I just wanted to snuggle up with her all day long! We had a pretty long staring contest and when we realized she wasn’t sleepy enough to fall asleep, we put her in a tutu and crown to take pictures with mom and dad!

Afterwards, she must have been tired out because she fell right asleep, we swaddled her up and finished the rest of our session.

I love you already sweet Theresa Hope! Congratulations mom and dad on your perfect little angel!

-Meesh 🙂