[Summer Family Photos at Happy Day Farm in Manalapan, NJ]

It’s that time of year again…when I head out, on what usually is the hottest day of the year, with an amazing family to do photos! Every single time I photograph this family it’s perfection! We always seem to be acting crazy to get the kids to laugh or smile or hug each other and every time I go through the photos I am amazed with how good we did!

For this years photos, we made the trip out to Manalapan to Happy Day Farm. It was my first time there and I could have stayed forever! I already can’t wait to go back to pick my own fruit and check out what else this farm has to offer.

We were headed to the farm this day however for one very important thing…Sunflowers! And boy did we get them! It was so incredibly beautiful to see all of these flowers in bloom. Happy Day Farm had some really fun areas for photos so we had the perfect backdrops!

Yes this session was soooo hot but it was so worth it! If you haven’t been to this farm yet, you better check it out!


[Family Beach Session Point Pleasant, NJ]

I’ve done plenty of sessions in Point Pleasant before, but this was my first session in Point since I became a local! It was fun to do a session right in my own backyard!

This awesome family comes down to Point every weekend and I’m so glad that they do because we got to have this amazing session! We took advantage of the beautiful summer sunset and did all of our photos right on the inlet!

They were really good sports during this session because the best place for photos happened to be a short walk on the rocks. They toughed it out and it was totally worth it! The best part of the session was when we caught Chloe’s adorable laugh at daddy’s silly dance moves behind the camera!

Nothing beats a summer session on the beach, and this was awesome!



[Courtney and Dylan’s Simply Sweet Wedding Spring Lake, NJ]

Earlier this summer I got to photograph one of the most beautiful and personal wedding ceremonies ever! Courtney and Dylan were married in a quaint gazebo in the heart of Spring Lake surrounded by their closest friends and family.

Courtney’s lifelong best friend and her boyfriend played the music for Courtney and her father to walk down the isle to and it was so special! Their friends and family sat in benches in the gazebo that perfectly surrounded Courtney and Dylan as they became husband and wife.

Dylan and Courtney exchanged vows, presented flowers to their parents and sealed it all with a sweet kiss!

After this touching ceremony, everyone gathered in front of the gazebo for photos and it was perfection! The weather was what every bride and groom dream of on their wedding day, so we didn’t really work up a sweat with all the photos we took!

This was a perfect day to celebrate the marriage of a beautiful couple. It was really special getting to witness this small ceremony and be part of this amazing day! Congratulations Courtney and Dylan!

-Michelle 🙂