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

Sweet Baby Joseph | Moorestown NJ Lifestyle Newborn Photography

Baby Joseph, you are one very lucky, very loved baby boy!!

From the moment I first saw you
The second that you were born
I knew that you were the love of my life
Quite simply the love of my life - Carly Simon

A Nautical Smash Session | South Jersey Childrens Photography

To say Miles rocked his First Birthday session, is a complete understatement!  I was so excited that he came to visit me at my Riverside, NJ studio this summer, to celebrate this very important milestone! I loved every moment of watching him completely annihilate his cake!  And, to listen to his mom and I yelling out "Yeah"  "smash it"  "Smash it again" ....hilarious!  I can't wait to hopefully see him and his amazing family again, and watch him grow and hit more of those great milestones...though not sure if there will be any more cake smashing! But you never know! 

They say it's your birthday
It's my birthday too, yeah
They say it's your birthday
We're gonna have a good time
I'm glad it's your birthday
Happy birthday to you

~ The Beatles

A Beautiful Beachside Christening | Cherry Hill NJ Photographer

It was so very special, that I was able to photograph sweet Primrose's christening a few weeks ago.  Prim and her family are SO very special to me, and I have loved being a part of so many special moments over the years. Originally I was going to be on vacation, and wasn't able to attend, but through some finagling of dates, I was able to come home early from my vacation, and headed to Long Beach Island!   It was such a beautiful day, and an equally beautiful ceremony performed by her grandpa, and witnessed by those who will love and support Primrose throughout her life. I am so so happy I was able to be there, not only as their photographer, but as their friend, andI am so excited to share these beautiful and special moments with you all!  xoxo

Beautiful Scott Arboretum Family Session | Swarthmore PA Photography

I absolutely adore getting to see this family!  Every year we find the most amazing places for their family sessions, and this year was no exception.  We headed out on a beautiful August morning to the grounds of Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College.  It was magical!  I loved everything about this session, capturing the joy and love that they have for each other, it's infectious!  I especially loved just being able to spend a beautiful morning with a special and dear family!! BEST part about this job! 

I'm all smiles, darling
You'd be too
If you knew, darling
All of the smiles were for you

~Barbra Streisand

Margeson Family | South Jersey Family Session

I love so very much creating such special relationships with my clients.  Having the opportunity to watch their families grow, capturing these special moments.  But, on the flip side, I get so sad when their stories take them to somewhere else, and I no longer will be there to see them every year.  I've been so blessed to be able to photograph this beautiful family for over three years now, and I've so loved watching those two sweet babies grow.  I'm SO excited for their next journey, but I'm so sad that this was my last session with them. I will miss them, and wish them well in all that is to come!  xoxo

I’ve waited a hundred years
But I’d wait a million more for you
Nothing prepared me for
What the privilege of being yours would do

~ Sleeping At Last

Waiting for Baby Part I | LBI Maternity Session

I've been so extremely fortunate this year to have to opportunity to shoot quite a bit at the shore this summer!  There is something quite magical about those early morning or evening sessions on sandy beaches, and especially when those sessions are of beautiful mommy's to be.  I was so excited to meet and work with this beautiful family (of almost 4) and was thrilled to find out that mom is a fellow Colorado State Alum.  Out here in the Garden State, I don't get the chance to meet many people who are from my ol' stompin' grounds, so that made this session even more fantastic!  I was lucky enough to meet up with them twice, and I will be sharing the second half of their amazing session in another post...but for your viewing pleasure...their stunning beach session!!!  xoxo

 

Pure love
Baby, it's pure love
Milk and honey and Captain Crunch
And you in the morning

Pure love
You're the picture of pure love
Ninety-nine and forty-four one-hundreds
Percent pure love

~ Eddie Rabbit

 

Introducing Keira | Riverside NJ Newborn Session

I was so excited to have this special family come and visit me at the studio a few weeks ago!  Last fall, when I saw them, they were a family of 5, and now, they are a beautiful family of 6!  Sweet Keira, was the best baby girl, who slept through a everything from songs singing, to literally her siblings playing an orchestra behind her.  It was amazing!  I love capturing the sweet moments with her and her older brothers and sister.  These four will grow up to be BEST friends!  I just know it!!

It was softer than a whisper
Quiet as the moon
But I could hear it loud as laughter
Across a crowded room
It was gentle as a baby's hand
But it held me like a chain
It was softer than a whisper
When love called out my name

~ Hal Ketchem

Introducing the Fall 2015 Mini Sessions

I got the notification the other day, that only 3 weeks until the amazing-ness that is Pumpkin Spice Lattes will be back in my cup!  That means, that only 3 weeks until we start to think about bringing out those cute fall boots, comfy fall sweaters and most importantly, thinking about getting those beautiful fall family photos taken!  I'm SO excited about this year! I have two dates, and two locations, and already am beginning to BOOK, and BOOK FAST!  SO Below you will see the Dates and locations (one location is still tentative, but plan b) location is just as amazing as plan a)  I'm also offering a super incentive!  If you book your Fall/Autumn mini before SEPT 1st, get an extra 3 images added to your gallery!!!  AMAZE-BALLS! 

Contact me to get your slot, because once these minis are gone! They are gone!!

 

SAT, OCT 24TH - PALMYRA NATURE COVE

3:00 -

3:30 - BOOKED

4:00 - BOOKED

4:30- BOOKED

5:00- BOOKED

SAT, NOV 7TH - TENTATIVE LOCATION - RUSTIC FARM SETTING

SOLD OUT

Snyder Family | Long Beach Island NJ Family Session

God, I'm lucky!  Beyond blessed to be able to do what I love everyday for a living.  I love every family I meet, every session I shoot, every gallery I deliver, and EVERY moment I capture.  I LOVE this family, and I love that the as world wide as the military is, it's a small world, and that this crazy life we live, brings us amazing friends from all over the country if not the world.  And though we all leave at some point, we always have these moments, and these friendships.   I have been so blessed to have met Hannah and her family, and she is such an amazing wife and mother, and she is as beautiful on the inside as on the outside!   And even though I know they won't be here in NJ forever, it has meant so much to have her as a wonderful friend!   I have to admit, I got a wee bit teary eyed editing their session....obsessed is an understatement! 

 

You must believe me, believe me when I say
These are our finest days
I want to hold you, as tight as I can

~ Colin Hay

Enzo Turns One | Ocean City NJ Smash Session

As I was driving gown the AC expressway with the windows down, I was thinking that I seriously can't believe it's been a whole year since I first met a gorgeous baby boy with the most beautiful blue eyes!  I was so excited to help celebrate his first birthday in style on the beaches of Ocean City.  It was an absolutely stunning summer evening, and I couldn't have asked for a better time with Enzo and his adoring family! I love that even though a year goes by, we can pick up like I just saw them last week...which in my mind...I totally did!  I adore this Enzo, his big brother and his mom and dad, and I LOVE that I get to see them, and celebrate with them!  Happy Birthday big boy!  You are growing up into an amazing and special little guy!!!

When it's ice cream weather get the gang back together
Roll down your windows and ride
They'll be sleepin' in the sand dunes dancin' in the streets
They're just tryin' to keep the summer alive
~ The Beach Boys

Introducing Annie | Mt Laurel Lifestyle Newborn Session

I always think I'm lucky in getting to do this for a living, but there are days where I feel like this job just can't be real.  Spending time with this amazing family, definitely fall under that category.  They were one of my very first clients when their first daughter was born, and I have been so honored to now getting to help welcome their third beautiful baby!  To be able to be there for so many of life's amazing moments with this family, has been an honor and a privilege.  I can't wait to capture more memories for them as their babies continue to grow!  xoxo

Cecilia | Riverside NJ Smash Session

Sweet Miss Cecilia came to visit me at my Riverside Studio a few weeks ago to celebrate her First Birthday.  It literally seems like it was just yesterday I was photographing a beautiful newborn baby girl with the biggest blue eyes.  I loved catching up with her mom and dad, and I was obsessed with her My Little Pony theme, the 5 year old in me was giddy with excitement. Now that she's graduating from the baby stage, to toddler-hood, the world is now her playground, and i am looking forward to hopefully capturing her as she continues to grow!  xoxo

"I know it's gonna be a good day
Oh yeah, today is my birthday
I'm a happy girl" ~ Madonna

Beautiful Beach Maternity | Long Beach Island NJ Maternity Session

This beautiful family holds a special place in my heart, and I am beyond excited for them welcoming their newest edition next month.  Kelly is such a beautiful friend inside, and out.  She is an amazing wife, mother and I have loved celebrating so many milestones with her and her wonderful family over the years.  They decided to have their maternity session at their home on LBI, and though it was a tad chilly on the beach, Kelly rocked her session like no other!  It was an absolutely gorgeous day, and I love every image that we captured!  xoxo

East Family | Riverside NJ Studio Session

I so loved having this gorgeous family visit the Riverside NJ studio a few weeks ago!  Can anyone say Photogenic?  My goodness!  I love seeing how much mr. man has grown in just 6 short months! I love how he's such a ham, and I can't wait to see the three of them again in the fall!! 

Me and you
And you and me
No matter how they tossed the dice
It had to be

 

The only one for me is you
And you for me
So happy together
So happy together

~The Turtles