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I’m Debbie, a Scotch Plains Family Photographer specializing in capturing candid and emotive images for families seeking a relaxed photo experience.  

Emotion. Connection. Family Love & Beautiful Light. These are the things that inspire me to photograph families and tell their stories. 

The way a mother looks lovingly into her little boy’s eyes...The smile on a dad’s face when he holds his daughter close...Siblings sweetly snuggling...these are the moments that move me.  These are the moments I want to capture for your family!

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How Taking Pictures Taught Me to See

Personal Projects

collage of photos with the color teal

A couple years ago, I challenged myself to complete a monthly photo project. What I discovered along the way was a greater appreciation for the beauty in everyday, ordinary life. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel like life moves at rocket speed (that is once I got past the sleepless nights with […]

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Tips To Edit Your iPhone Photos Like A Pro

Photo Tips

tips to edit your iPhone Photos, beach photo

Last month I shared my Tips for Taking Better Photos with your Phone, but did you know that you can also easily edit your photos on your iPhone? In fact, just a few tweaks can quickly transform your shots into ones you’ll be proud to post on Facebook and Instagram! Just follow these tips to […]

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Finding Calm in the Chaos and My Top Twenty Photos of 2020

Family

It’s been a year like no other, with many challenges. I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting and reminding myself of all that I have to be grateful for. I’ve found moments of calm through meditation, long walks, lots of hot tea, and the occasional glass of wine (when all else fails). If you’re like […]

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Tips for Taking Better Photos with Your Phone

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Taking Better Photos with your phone

Have you ever wished you could take better photos with your phone?There’s a popular saying that “the best camera is the one you have with you.” I love my DSLR camera and my variety of lenses, but don’t always have it with me. Yet, I still want to be able to capture memories. That’s when […]

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Dear Mama, We Must Exist in Photos

Family

Exist in Photos

As moms, we’re often the memory keepers of our family, snapping photos of our kiddos to document their lives through all the changing stages.  Whether it’s the milestone moments or the little in-between ones, we happily document our family.  But how often do we get in front of the lens? Do we even exist in photos? Why […]

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Choosing the Best Size Photos for Your Wall

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Best Size Photo for Wall Art - Wall Display

A common question I get during ordering sessions is, “What size photos would look best on my wall?” Many people think of 8×10 or 11×14 prints as large, but when they see an image this size hung above a standard sized sofa or over a mantle, they realize just how small these prints actually are. […]

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Tips for A Successful Family Photo Session

Family

Successful Family Photo Session

As a mom, I understand the stress that can come with planning a family photo session. Will my kids cooperate? Will my husband look bored? Will I look tired and stressed? Will we actually look like the loving and happy family we are??? I get it! Over the years of photographing families, I’ve come up […]

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Six Questions to Ask Before Choosing A Family Photographer

Family

Choosing a family photographer

Today more than ever families have endless options when choosing a photographer for family portraits. There are studio photographers, on-location photographers, traditional portrait photographers, lifestyle and documentary photographers. And within each genre, every artist has their own unique vision, style and approach to a session. Each photographer also has a personality that sets them apart. […]

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Teen Survivor Session in Maplewood |The Gold Hope Project Photographer

Family

Gold Hope Project Photographer

When I met Shariah and her mom for their golden hour photo shoot early in September, I was immediately struck by Shariah’s beautiful smile and the joy in her eyes. Both Shariah and her her mom certainly have reason to smile now. After an extremely difficult year during which Shariah was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer, she […]

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Family Portraits Can Boost Confidence in Children

Family

Family-Portraits-Boost-Childrens-Self-Esteem

As parents, we all want to raise our kids to have confidence.  I remember as a new mom obsessing over articles on the topic of children and self-esteem. But none of them mentioned the importance of family portraits. Like many new moms (and dads), I took countless photos of my son to document his growth and record […]

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"I cannot say enough about Debbie and her amazing talent. We have used Debbie on several occasions for portraits. She is patient and sweet. Her sessions are easy-going and fun. Her heart is in her work, and is reflected in the beautiful images she captures. I highly recommend Debbie!"

~gina, Fanwood

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