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Emotion. Connection.
Family Love & Beautiful Light.

These are the things that inspire me to photograph families and tell their stories.

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

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

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What Not To Wear for NJ Family Photos

Client Tips

What not to wear

There are so many options when it comes to choosing outfits for family photos. Sometimes it’s easier to focus on what Not to wear. So, here are my top tips on what to avoid wearing to your next photo session with me. Don’t wear clothing that doesn’t fit well or is uncomfortable Okay, this may […]

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Three Reasons to Love Lifestyle Family Photography

Family

Newborn-Outdoor-Family-Photo-Session

What exactly is Lifestyle Family Photography and why it may be the perfect choice for your next Family Photo Session Lifestyle Family Photography is an increasingly popular genre of photography among families who want photos that resemble real life and are captured in an authentic and artistic way. Read on for three reasons to love lifestyle […]

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How Taking Pictures Taught Me to See

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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, Personal

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

Let’s face it…planning a family photo session can be challenging. Not to worry. I’m here to help. Over the years of photographing families, I’ve come up with some simple tips to ensure you have a fun and successful family photo session.  1. Make sure the kids are rested and fed Okay. I know that sounds […]

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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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"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