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

Dreaming of Summer | South Jersey Child Photography

Oh summer....how I'm longing for you.  I long for my Friday morning dates with my littlest, sitting outside of our favorite coffee shop.  I long for bare feet, tank tops, and driving with the windows down.  I long for thunderstorms, days at the lake, and the smell of sun tan lotion wafting through the air.  

Simpkins | South Jersey Family Session

 

Can I just say, that Fall in NJ is beautiful.  As a Colorado girl I never really thought any fall could rival the stunning autumnal colors of the Rocky Mountains, but I have to say, that here in Mid Atlantic, the falls are just a beautiful, with all the different shades and hues.  Add with it, how amazing the weather was this last fall, and voila...perfection.  I loved meeting up with this sweet family on a particularly beautiful  day.  This was their first Fall here in the Garden State, and I think we were able to capture it quite nicely!!!  These 4 were SO much fun...and I hope I get to play around in fall leaves again with them this year!!  xoxo

Being here right now
Is all I want to do
In my life
When you smile

- Patti LaBelle

Hurst | Moorestown NJ Family Photography

Beautiful day....check.   Beautiful family....check check.     Amazing memories captured....check check check!   I always get excited for January, because I finally get a chance to share (hopefully) all of the stunning sessions I shot over the fall.  I always have a word that sums up my previous year, and I think the word that best describes 2015 is "connection"  I really feel like I was able to really capture so many beautiful connections between families, which is numero uno one of why I LOVE this job!!

I could ramble on Forever about how much I enjoy what I do, but instead, I'll just share this AHMAZING session from this last fall!  These three were SO much fun to work with, and the love they have for each other was tangible!!! xoxo

Lake | Valley Forge PA Family Photography

A thousand words
In the blink of an eye
The camera loves you and so do I
Click
 

- Joe Nichols

2015 | Year in Review

2015 was a banner year!  SO many amazing beautiful families I had the pleasure of working with this year!  I AM SO excited for what's in store for 2016!  I want to thank ALL of you for allowing me the honor of capturing your special memories this year!  I wish you all much love and happiness in the New Year, and I hope to have the privilege of seeing you all again very soon!!!

People talk about perfect timing, but I think everything

is perfect in its moment; you just want to capture that.

Eddie Huang


 

xoxo

Introducing Asher | South Jersey Newborn Photography

I was so so excited when I got the news that sweet Baby Asher had been welcomed into the world!  And talk about an absolutely perfect little blessing he is!  This was the easiest newborn session, with a lot of precious baby smiles to grace us with.  I'm so excited for this new family of 4, and this incredible journey they are on now with their two boys!  Cam is such a great big brother already, and I know these two will be partners in crime as they get older, giving their mama lots of fits....and hugs....and snuggles...and hopefully not too many grey hairs!  xoxo

You are my baby love, my baby love. You make the sun come up.
Oh boy You're my every, everything that I could ever dream of - Nicole Scherzinger