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You'll find everything from what lifestyle family photography is, to tips on how to dress for your family, maternity or newborn photo session, and inspiration for how to decorate your walls with family photos. So, grab a cup or glass of your favorite beverage and browse the latest posts below. 


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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, […]

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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 […]

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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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Spring Family Photos | Cross Estate Gardens, Bernardsville, NJ


Family sitting on blanket with baby girl in Cross Estate Gardens, Bernardsville, NJ

If you’re looking for a beautiful location to take family photos in central or northern New Jersey, consider Cross Estate Gardens in Bernardsville, NJ. This stunning estate feels like a secret garden tucked away in Somerset County, and offers a picturesque backdrop for your family photos. The perfect spot for your next family photo session […]

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Tips for Organizing Digital Photos on Your Phone

Client Tips

Tips for organizing digital photos on phone

What do you to with all the photos you take with your phone? Chances are your precious pictures are accumulating digital dust on your device, not to mention taking up too much space. Maybe you keep meaning to organize your photos or do something with them, but you’re not even sure where to begin. Not […]

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Ten Tips for Your In Home Newborn Session 

Client Tips, Newborn

Myths about newborn sessions at home

In home lifestyle newborn photo sessions are a wonderful way to capture the special moments of your new family in a comfortable and meaningful setting. But if you’ve never had family portraits taken at home, you might be unsure what to expect or how to prepare for your in-home newborn photo session.  Here are some tips […]

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Moody Family Beach Sessions in Cannon Beach, OR


moody family beach session

Last summer, my family and I visited the Pacific North West (PNW) for a combination family vacation and a photographer meet-up. Although we only got to spend a few days in Oregon, I’m so happy we visited. Having grown up in New Jersey and spent summer vacations at the New Jersey shore, I’ve always loved NJ […]

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What to Wear for Newborn Photos At Home

Client Tips

Westfield Photographer - What to wear for newborn photos at home

As a lifestyle newborn photographer in Westfield, New Jersey, “what to wear for newborn photos” is among the most common questions clients ask me. Clothing choices can have a big impact on whether you love your photos. In fact, clothing can either complement and enhance, or detract from the feelings your images evoke. So if […]

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Tips for Capturing Your Christmas Memories Authentically

Client Tips, Family, Lifestyle

Capturing Your Christmas Memories Authentically

Three Tips for Capturing Your Christmas Memories Authentically — Forget photographing your kids in front of perfectly staged Santa scenes. There’s no need to coax forced smiles from your kids on Christmas morning. The holidays are all about making memories as a family. If you want to remember the wonder and joy on your kids […]

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How to Choose What Colors to Wear for Fall Family Photos in NJ

Client Tips, Lifestyle

What Colors to Wear for Fall Family Photos in NJ

What colors to wear for fall family photos is the most common question I get as a lifestyle family photographer in NJ. Follow these tips to help you choose the perfect palette for your fall photos. Opt for Colors that Complement the Setting First, consider when and where your session will take place. New Jersey […]

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