Spring Break 2017 Part I

One of the great things about moving to a completely different part of the country, is getting to get out and explore all of the amazing things that we would never see anywhere else!  We teach our boys, that how can you be stewards of this amazing planet, if you don't know what you are stewards of?  

So we packed up and headed down to New Mexico for Spring Break, and found some amazing sights and had some wonderful experiences. (minus my first taste of New Mexican Red Chile. I don't think my taste buds will ever be the same).  

We checked out the awe inspiring tent rocks, and the boys had their first "big" hike, and they were totally bit by the bug!!  Of course they were so excited about exploring this natural wonder, that 95% of my shots are of the backs of their heads. But hey, I'd rather them be excited, then giving me the faces you see in the last shots..."mom, do you  have to take our picture AGAIN?"

Yes, yes I do!!!  

xoxo

Lake | Cheyenne WY Family Session

 

So many beautiful locations I've been able to visit with this family. I've felt so blessed to have had the chance to capture them throughout the years.  Watching them grow has been such a joy!  I look forward to hopefully seeing them whenever I'm back on the East Coast, as there is NO way I could stay away!!!  

It's like a diamond ring
It's a precious thing
And we never want to lose it
It's like a favorite song
That we love to sing
Every time we hear the music
 

Cole | Cheyenne WY Family Session

I may be a tad biased, but I totally believe I have the most beautiful clients ever!  This adorable little family was such a joy to photograph.  We had the best time, and little mr. man just happens to be the cutest thing this side of the Mississippi...or both sides for that matter! 

xoxo

 

There's no combination of words
I could put on the back of a postcard
No song that I could sing
But I can try for your heart
Our dreams

 -Jack Johnson

Ben | Cheyenne WY Welcome Baby Session

Happy New Year friends! It's hard to believe that my little family has been in WY for over a month now.  We've been so busy settling in, and getting acquainted with our new home, that I realized how many beautiful sessions, I still have yet to share with you.  Welcome baby sessions have quickly become some of my absolute favorite sessions.  I absolutely love experiencing the nervous excitement, and reverent awe that these new parents have for their beautiful blessings.

I am SO excited to share more of my beautiful sessions from 2016, and I can't wait to meet new families (and new babies) here in WY this year!

 

xoxo

How eager the hands that reach for love

'Cause now there's a new life to behold
And its the biggest part of my life to unfold
- Blind Melon

40% off Holiday Cards with TinyPrints

I can't believe that in just a few short days we will find ourselves saying goodbye to October, putting away the Halloween decor, and recovering from our candy hangovers.  I have been busy, busy, busy hanging out with so many beautiful families over the last month, and I know that soon they (and you, my friends) will be wanting to get those beautiful Holiday cards ordered and sent out to family and friends.

I'm excited to share with you an exclusive 40% off Coupon code, which you can use in my Tinyprints.com storefront from now until Dec 31st (For all of  you procrastinators like me!)

To redeem, visit my storefront Here (http://tinyprints.com/storefront/lesleyworleyphoto).  There you can check out my favorite card designs for 2016, as well as the over 1500 other amazing designs they have available.  

Enter code:  TPPH25465X

The next month will be super crazy for me and my little family, as we will be packing up mid November and heading out to Wyoming.  I want to wish you all a wonderful rest of your Fall season, and I can't wait to see all of your beautiful card designs!

xoxo

Lesley

Weinberg | South Jersey Family Session

My absolute favorite season of the year has officially begun here in the Mid Atlantic.  Pumpkin picking, hay rides, pumpkin spice ANYTHING, fuzzy sweaters and my absolute favorite Fall Family sessions!  I was so excited to have the chance to photograph this beautiful family again before I move out west, (whenever that will actually happen).  It really doesn't feel like work when you get to catch up, sing silly songs, laugh and oh, take some photos in the in between times.  I'm so lucky!

I have just a few spots remaining for October, and will be opening Nov spots the first week of October.  

You're the heart of me, oh, sweet love of mine

- Joy Williams

Introducing Violet | South Jersey Lifestyle Newborn Session

If I could pick one type of session that I think may be my absolute favorite, I think it would have to be lifestyle newborn sessions!  There is nothing more special than those first few weeks with a new baby, and to have the session in the place that so many memories will be created....gives you that warm fuzzy feeling!  

Sweet Violet is an absolutely breathtaking baby girl...she was so good...and she is SO loved already!  It was magical!  SO many favorites from their session. 

xoxo

"What I'm trying to say it's girl I love you
and loving you is the best part of my life."

-Kenny Rogers
 

Smith | Long Beach Island, NJ Family Session

I can't tell you how much I'm going to miss those beautiful summer evenings at the shore.  And to have one of my final shore sessions be with one of my favorite families...

It just can't get any better than that!

Life is grand, life is great, life is good
Life is beautiful

- Tim McMorris

Hines | South Jersey Family Session

If there could be a list of the most amazing families in the world, this family would be right up there at the top!  They hold a special place in my heart, these four.  I'm so blessed that so many of my clients have become such wonderful friends.  I wish I could just pack them up with me and move them with me.  I'm sure they'd love Wyoming....right?!

As fate would have it....I will be here a bit longer than I planned, so I am taking FALL sessions throughout October!  I'd love to see you all soon!!

xoxo 

If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that Id like to do
Is to save every day
Till eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you
- Jim Croce

Kelly Turns 3-0 | South Jersey Smash Session

My beautiful...and Amazing friend Kelly, decided she wanted to something completely out of the box for her 30th Birthday, and knowing me...she knew I'd be game for something a little crazy!  So we came up with this adorable...and totally 30th birthday worthy smash session!  Heck, you only turn 30 once right???  Though...I just reused my 30th Birthday candles...for the oh...7th time.  

But who's counting....

xoxo

This is Us "Celebrating the Big 8" | Personal Photography

  March is a special month for us.  Not only because it means the end to my least favorite season of the year, and the giddy anticipation of the warmth and life that spring brings with it, but it is also the month that my oldest hired me for the most important job I could ever have. Being his mama.  It literally blows my mind to think that we've blown candles on 8 different birthday cakes, had 8 different parties, celebrated countless milestones and moments...and yet, it feels like it was just last week that I was a nervous, new mom wondering what the heck I was going to do, as we pulled away from the hospital, and oh so knowledgable nurses, who had all the answers to all of my questions.   

    This sweet boy, with his crystal blue eyes, and thousand watt smile, has lived through 14 deployments with his dad, (soon to be 15)  has navigated the waters of having the orneriest of little brothers, with some of his sanity still intact.  He has grown leaps and bounds, and has conquered and been defeated (with our numerous trips to the ER for stitches and staples). I wonder if hospitals give out frequent customer discounts?

I am SO proud of him, for the boy he is, and the man I can already see glimpses of.  I'm excited for all the things he wants to accomplish and be...though I'm having second thoughts about his desire to be a professional "YouTuber".  We'll work on that 

 

My son, my son you're everything to me
My son, my son you're all I hoped you'd be
My son, my son my only pride and joy
God bless and keep you safe
My own, my precious boy

- Vera Lynn

 

Now head over to Rachel's, where she hands down has the most amazing post! I'm obsessed with old photographs, and family history....wow  

Waiting for Baby Girl | Riverside NJ Studio Maternity Session

such a sweet maternity session that we had at the studio last week! I'm so looking forward to meeting their sweet baby girl, who should be here ANY day!  I know she is loved so much already, and will be the most precious little girl!  Mom and dad are SO excited, and can't wait to finally meet their princess!  xoxo  stay tuned!!

This is Us "Disney" | South Jersey Travel Photography

February, was an extra special for my family this year!  After a crazy fall season with work for me, where my sweet, understanding family was lucky if they saw me during dinner or over a bedtime story or two, and my other half being gone for the first 5 months of the year, some much needing bonding time as a family was in order!

We kept this little secret from the boys for a whole 6 months (not sure how we managed it, with my penchant for slipping up), and surprised them the morning of our flight, when they were fully thinking they were heading off to another day at school.  SURPRISE!

This was not our first Rodeo at DisneyWorld, but it was the first time, that I think the boys will really remember it all.  It was a Magical week (no pun intended) of togetherness, with no cell phones, no work, no FaceBook, no deployments, no school...just 7 days of enjoying each other.

I learned that my boys are thrill seekers, who rode (and loved) the rides that I won't even attempt to go on (Tower of Terror).  I was able to see my three guys bond together over their mutual love of all things StarWars.  I got to sing, and dance, and laugh with them, and I relished watching the wonder and amazement that they felt.  

It was such an amazing trip, and it allowed us to come back home recharged, and ready to get back to our everyday with a newly energized spirit.  I am so ready to see what March has in store for us, and I'm REALLY looking forward to Spring being right around the corner, and the warmer days she brings with her! 

Until next month!!!

You can check out Jackie's fun post for February HERE

xoxo

2016 Mommy and Me Photography Event

I am so excited to announce that on Sunday, April 24th, and Saturday April 30th , I am offering a very special mini session event for mamas and their children. The April 24th Event will be at Barclay Farmstead, in Cherry Hill, while the April 30th event will be at Historic Smithville Mansion, in Mount Holly.  

I know how hard it can be as a mom to actually get in the photos with your children, besides the occasional "selfie".  I wanted to make this event a special time for you and your littles to snuggle, laugh, sing songs and I will be there to document every hug, kiss and "I love you".  

Each session will be 20 minutes long, and will include 8 high resolution digital files with print release, and a set of  4 x 6 keepsake prints so you can look at them wherever or whenever!  

The price of these sessions is $125 plus tax

There is a limited amount of sessions each day, so book early!  If you BOOK Before March 15th, receive $10 off your session price

 

 March 24th         March 30th

4:00 BOOKED   4:00

4:30- BOOKED    4:30

5:00                      5:00

5:30                      5:30 - BOOKED

6:00                      6:00

6:30                      6:30

7:00                      7:00  

                                            

 

East | Cherry Hill NJ Family Session

Once upon a time, there was a handsome King, his beautiful queen, and their rambunctious, hilarious, absolutely adorable wee prince, who bestowed upon me the honor of capturing their family stories, year after year.  I absolutely LOVE that I get to see these three every year, and play and laugh, and make silly noises that resemble bodily functions.....(if you know boys, you understand).  I even MORE excited to know that soon this adorable family of three, will be an amazingly blessed family of 4....thrilled!!! Overjoyed!!  Ecstatic!  and Mr. J....well he will hands down be the BESTEST big brother this side of the Mississippi...if not the whole western hemisphere!  Just sayin' ...xoxo

 

These are the special times
Times we'll remember
These are the precious times
The tender times we'll hold in our hearts forever

- Celine Dion

This is Us "Jonas" | South Jersey Photography

Starting this month, I will be sharing a little glimpse into my crazy world, along with some other amazing and talented photographers through our "This is Us" Blog Circle.  This is such a fantastic opportunity for me to take the time to document my own family's moments, as much as I document those special moments for others!  I find that so many times I forget, and then I realize I missed something special...well NO more I say! 

January brought with her our first significant snowstorm by the name of "Jonas".  The boys were SO excited the day after the storm to dust off their snow pants and boots and play in the winter wonderland that was their front yard.  My oldest reminded me  of  Ralphie's little brother Randy in "A Christmas Story" all bundled up.

Being a girl from a ski town in Colorado, playing in the snow was one of my favorite past times growing up, though I find my snowman/snow fort making skills have become quite rusty over the years. 

So in between trying to remember how to roll the perfect snow ball, and making snow angels, I whipped out my camera and captured some special moments with the boys! 

To follow along with our fabulous blog circle, head over to Rachel-Utain Evans , and check out her Adorable Family!  

xoxo

Sehej | South Jersey Smash Session

This sweet girl came into the studio last week to celebrate her First Birthday! I ABSOLUTELY love first birthday Smash Sessions!  They are so much fun to be a part of, and who doesn't like a session when cake is involved?!  She absolutely rocked her session, and I loved helping document this special time in her life!  

Contact me to book a First Birthday Smash Session for you own little one!  xoxo

You're such a Beautiful Beautiful Girl
You make the sky come down
You make the earth go round
You're such a Beautiful Beautiful Girl
And when you walk in the room
You make the winter bloom
You're such a beautiful Beautiful Girl

- Sophie B Hawkins