First Holy Communion - Morris County, New Jersey Photographer

I love shooting First Communions. The simple reason is , that the center of attention is just old enough to follow small instructions on posing and are usually full of excitement for their big day. 

These two ingredients always make for a wonderful session. Followed up by younger siblings who are just so eager to get in front of the same spotlight as their older sibling........ we all win! Parents get a ton of great shots of everyone in their Sunday bet and I experience happy children of loving families!

For this Communion Photo Shoot, we stayed home and shot in their beautiful home. Full of large windows and cool neutral tones, I felt like it was my very own studio (complete with an outdoor space).

Our painless session was over in an hour or so, then off the family went to witness their daughter receive the holy sacrament of Communion for the first time!

Here are just a few of my favorites!

New Jersey Family & Child Photographer - Outdoor Fall Sessiom

Sometimes, capturing images of a little one is tough. Let's be honest, not many children enjoy sitting still. I don't even like to sit still! Even if they do still still, getting a natural smile that their parents know and love can be a challenge. This however is just part of the business and a common issue  I handle with during photo shoots. Sometimes, though there is a child that is so easy to work with, I think to myself, "Is this for real? Where are the hidden cameras?"

A sparkling soul, this young girl was a natural. From her glowing smile to her willingness to trust me upon just meeting me, was impressive.

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Happy Fall - Northern N.J. Photography Child & Family Session

Fall is my favorite time to photograph families & children. Well, maybe Spring is..... Ok, I just love every season.

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New Jersey Child Photographer

New Jersey Child Photographer

New Jersey Child Photographer

Fall Child & Family Photographer

What I do love to do the most is photograph good friends and their children. Just take a look you can see the love in their images. I have even photographed the youngest as a newborn! Seriously children grow so fast.

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Happy First Year!

As  parent, I love shooting milestone birthdays like a first birthday. What is especially wonderful is when the client, is a tiny little toddler who I once photographed as a newborn! It signifies so much more than just their first birthday. For their parents it signifies an exciting year of learning, growing, struggling and accomplishments. For the child, it is a much more oblivious accomplishment.

For myself, it means a client is returning. Meaning what I am providing is important, meaningful and valued. All the headaches of running a business go away when I see little guy's face light up. It is all worth it.

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Northern New Jersey Fall Family Session

Fall family photo sessions are most likely my favorite types of sessions. The turning leaves and the cool crisp air makes for a beautiful landscape and wonderful weather to work in. While the beginning of Fall usually signifies the end of a cycle, or the winter coming in, fall can also be rejuvenating. Time to get ready to spend time reflecting with family & friends and looking towards the new year.

This family has grown quite a bit since I first met them. Finally I got to meet the grandparents to four beautiful boys I have been photographing for a couple of years! Full circle!

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northern new jersey child photography session – may 2014

This session was super fun and extra special! After 10 years plus, I was hired by one of my old college roommates! The last time we saw each other, we were both childless, and husband-less, and a lot younger! Seeing her as a mother was so wonderful.

Here are a few from their session - which I might add was a breeze because they were so natural in front of the camera!

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Morris County outdoor Photography session

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Northern New Jersey Child Photography session - May 2014

I really love these two munchkins. After meeting them over a year ago, for their first portraits, I was thrilled when mom contacted me for holiday photos over the winter, then again this spring for a session! Here are a few of my favorites, but it was hard to chose because they were all so sweet!

 

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Wyatt is two! - Northern New Jersey Child Photographer February 2014

I have to admit, I was not expecting much. Wyatt is freshly two years old and that age can be so difficult to photograph. He has a new baby brother at home and an older one that he loves to keep up with. Keeping an open mind, we kept it casual. Relaxed, fun and no props. He was a little ham and revealed the funniest little smile!

Want to check out his new little brother? Here is his Northern N.J. Newborn Photography Session here.

Northern N.J. Princess Themed Birthday Party Photographer February 2014

Being a mom of boys, any time I get a request to photograph a princess themed birthday party, I jump at the chance. Not because I like princesses. Quite the contrary actually. I always felt I got lucky having boys, because I was never one to be very "frilly". I just love the overall atmosphere. Not only is it a great job, but there is something about little girls dressed as princesses that is so adorable. The innocence, the trust in life, the absolute carefree-ness of it all.  Makes for some amazing photographs as well!