[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 🙂

[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 🙂