[Backyard Family session Toms River, NJ]

I had such a fun morning with one of my favorite families! Of course the day that we did photos was probably one of the most humid days of the summer and by the end we were all sweating but it was worth it!

This was the second time that I got to do photos in this family’s backyard and it was just as beautiful as I remembered! I love that they created their gorgeous garden…such a great backdrop for photos!

We started with some family photos then jumped in to photos of the kids! We took a little tour around the garden before getting little baby Patrick into the same bucket that we took photos of his big sister in! It was adorable and so much fun!

-Michelle 🙂

[Family Beach Session Brick, NJ]

This was my first time doing photos at Brick beach and it was really nice! I love when the beach has plenty of dunes and dune grass to hide the parking lot behind it! There was a storm in the forecast during this session but we managed to get done with photos just in time!

We had the perfect overcast night and the beach wasn’t too crowded! We started with photos up by the dunes before heading down to the water for more photos! This family was super sweet and up for anything!

-Michelle 🙂

[Family Photos Island Beach State Park, NJ]

Every year I get to do photos with this awesome family and it is so much fun! We usually pick the hottest day of the year for photos but this year was the first time that it wasn’t too bad!

We drove all the way down to the end of Island Beach State Park and drove right onto the beach! We had the most incredible sunset and view of the Barnegat Lighthouse. It was gorgeous! We climbed rocks, walked through some tall beach grass and played in the sand and it was so much fun!

-Michelle 🙂

[Welcome Baby Elaine Ephrata, PA]

This was such a fun newborn session because it was for one of my best friends from Penn State! This was their second baby girl and of course I had to make the trip to meet her, hang out with the family and take some awesome photos!

It was so nice to catch up with everyone, see how big their first daughter had gotten and of course meet little miss Elaine! She was the sweetest! We had her in all kinds of outfits and poses and it was perfection.

My other best friend from Penn State and her family live close by so they came over for a visit too! It was so much fun to see everyone and to see how big all their girls were getting! Check out our crazy attempt below to get all the girls in one photo!

-Michelle 🙂

[Aubrey’s First Birthday Toms River, NJ]

This was such an adorable session! In the past I’ve gotten to photograph this awesome crew for the first two kids’ first birthday sessions so I was so excited when I got to do Aubrey’s session!

Mom had the best props and we set everything up in the backyard! We made sure to find some shade because it was toasty in the sun! After we got some shots of the birthday girl by herself, we did some with mom, dad and big brother and sister. Then it was time for the cake! The cake smash may not have been Aubrey’s favorite but she still looked so cute!

-Michelle 🙂

[Family Beach Session Seaside Park, NJ]

I just have to start off by saying that this family is so adorable! I went to school with Deirdre and was fortunate enough to photograph her and John’s wedding so when I found out they were going on vacation right near me and wanted family photos I was so excited!

They were so much fun to photograph and we had the best weather! A perfect combination of the golden hour’s sunset and the purple-blue sunset sky. This adorable family made each other laugh and came up with cute poses all on their own! It was a great session at the beach!

-Michelle 🙂

[Nicole High School Graduation Toms River, NJ]

I’ve photographed so many of this awesome family’s events so I was so excited when I got to photograph Nicole’s graduation celebration! It was so special to see her with her family and friends to celebrate such a big event!

We took photos at our favorite spot in the front yard and as usual everyone looked great! After photos with the family, Nicole’s friends came over for the second part of our session! The girls all looked gorgeous and they were all so excited to be celebrating graduation!

-Michelle 🙂

[Julia’s First Birthday Session Toms River, NJ]

I love cake smash sessions and this one was so sweet! Little Miss Julia, along with mom and dad met me at one of my favorite parks in Toms River. They had the best props and Julia’s outfits were absolutely adorable!

Julia was ready for the camera and she was all smiles! After we got some of her by herself and with mom and dad, it was time to smash her cake! After playing patty cake with the actual cake, Julia started eating and it was so cute! We knew the session was over when she flipped her cake stand over and the cake fell right off! It was really fun!

-Michelle 🙂

[Grayson’s Sweet 16 at the Primavera Regency Sterling, NJ]

This was my second time photographing a sweet 16 here and it was so much fun! They definitely do sweet 16’s different from when I turned 16 and it’s so much fun to see all the new things that they do!

Grayson looked absolutely beautiful and it was so special to capture her big day with all her friends and family! She had an awesome entrance and gave the sweetest speeches for her 16 candles. Everyone enjoyed the great music; the dance floor was crowded the whole time! It was a fun night!

-Michelle 🙂

[Welcome Baby Alice, Lancaster, PA]

This session was extra special because it was for one of my best friends and her beautiful family! Taylor and I met at Penn State and we were roommates during our senior year! It was honestly the best! We’ve been through a lot together and it’s so special to be part of each other’s milestones!

A few years ago I had the honor of photographing Taylor and Doug’s gorgeous beach wedding in Rehoboth and now I’m getting to photograph their sweet little girl Alice! I had so much fun with the whole family but seeing Elsie be a big sister was the best part!

We started with family photos and then moved on to photos of just the sisters and both girls did so well! Alice slept during the whole session and proud big sister Elsie was so amazed by her baby sister!

Finally, we did photos of baby Alice while mom and I caught up on everything that’s been happening in our lives. After our session of course I hung around to play with Elsie and spend some snuggle time with baby Alice. It was the best day! Welcome to the world little girl!

-Michelle