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This blog is your go-to resource for my best tips, tricks and inspiration to help you have an amazing, effortless and enjoyable family photo session. So, grab a cup or glass of your favorite beverage and browse the latest posts below. Or, check out some client favorites:

What to Wear for Spring Family Photos
What to Wear for In-home Newborn Photos
What to Wear for Fall Family Photos
Best Time for Maternity Photos
Three Things Not to Say to Kids During Your Session
Best Parks for Family Photos - New Jersey
Family-Friendly Hikes in NJ

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Basking Ridge, NJ Newborn Session | English Countryside Baby Nursery


Basking Ridge NJ Newborn Session

One of the greatest joys of photographing newborns at home is capturing a family’s unique dynamic within the comfortable embrace of their own space. It’s also a privilege to witness the beautiful nurseries parents design with such love for their new arrival. Mothers often pour their hearts into creating a calming and stylish haven to […]

Best Parks for Family Photos in Westfield, NJ and Beyond

Client Tips

Best Parks for Family Photos in Westfield, NJ Area

Planning an outdoor family photoshoot in the Westfield, NJ area, but need some help choosing the perfect park? You’re in luck! As a local photographer, I’ve been capturing families in the area for over 10 years. Over time, I’ve become an expert at finding the perfect parks for portraits. From stunning scenery to parks with […]

Local Gems: A Guide to Baby & Children’s Boutiques in Westfield, NJ and Beyond

Family, Newborn

Hey mamas! Scrolling endlessly for that perfect outfit for your little one? ‍ Wishing there was something more special than the usual big-box brands? As a family and newborn photographer serving families in the Westfield, NJ area I hear you! The internet is a treasure trove, but there’s something magical about finding one-of-a-kind pieces and […]

Spring Family Photoshoot at Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris County, NJ


spring family photoshoot at Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Looking for a beautiful and serene spot for your Spring family photoshoot in Morris County, New Jersey? Consider this New Jersey gem. Nestled in the heart of Morris County, Frelinghuysen Arboretum offers stunning vistas and natural charm, providing the perfect backdrop for family portraits. Why I like this location for family photos: Diverse Scenery Frelinghuysen […]

Cheerful Baby Session with Dogs in Morris County, NJ


Woman laying on couch with smiling baby girl in Morris County

In-home photo sessions offer a wonderful way to celebrate the arrival of a new baby and capture the bond between family members, including your favorite furry friend. Pets are very often our first “baby” and hold a special place in families. That’s why I’m happy to include your family pet in your session, especially when […]

Favorite Books 2023


tea cup on book on sofa image for favorite books 2023

Books I Loved in 2023 – From a Family Photographer and Mom Growing up, I loved to read. Getting lost in a good book was a wonderful way to experience the lives of imagined characters or simply enjoy free time. As an English major in college, I consumed countless books. At some point, I let […]

Downtown Westfield, NJ Maternity Photoshoot with A Toddler

Family, Maternity

downtown maternity photoshoot

Seeking a distinctive setting to elevate your maternity photo session with a spirited toddler in tow? Discover why a downtown photoshoot can be the perfect backdrop for capturing the essence of this special time in your life. I’m also sharing top tips for a successful maternity photoshoot with a toddler. Why to Choose Downtown Westfield, […]

Fall Family Photoshoot at Willowwood Arboretum, Far Hills, NJ


Fall Photoshoot at Willowwod Arboretum Far Hills, NJ

Planning a Family Photoshoot at Willowwood Arboretum in Far Hills, NJ- What to Know — Gorgeous gardens and arboretums are abundant in New Jersey and can make a magical backdrop for a professional family photoshoot. In this blog post, I’ll give you tips for planning a memorable family photoshoot at Willowwood Arboretum in Far Hills, NJ, […]

Mini or Full Session?  Choosing the Right Family Photoshoot


Family Photoshoot

5 Benefits of Full Sessions Capturing beautiful family moments through professional photography has become a cherished tradition for many. One of the first decisions you’ll need to make when planning your family photoshoot is whether to opt for a mini session or a full session. Mini sessions are a popular choice for families looking for […]

For Moms — Tips to Look Your Best in Family Photos

Client Tips, Family

Look your best in family photos

Looking your best in family photos depends on more than just your choice of flattering clothing and colors. It’s also about feeling comfortable, confident and showing the love you share with your family. As your photographer. I’ll use my knowledge of natural light and skills with lighting and directing you into natural poses to capture […]

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