[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 🙂

[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 🙂