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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

Newborn

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What to Bring to Your Outdoor Fall Newborn Session

Family, Lifestyle, Newborn

Outdoor fall newborn session

Fall is a great time for outdoor newborn photos if you live in New Jersey. By September, the heat and humidity of summer is gone. But sunshine and warm days often abound through early October. If you’ve already booked a fall outdoor newborn session, or are considering one, you’ll want to bring a few things […]

Four Myths About In Home Newborn Sessions |NJ Lifestyle Photographer

Family, Lifestyle, Newborn

Myths about newborn sessions at home

Why your house is perfect for an in-home newborn session I’ve had many moms tell me that they’d love to have newborn photos taken in the comfort of their home, but that their house wasn’t “right” for an in-home session because it was “too messy, too dark, or too small”. I’m here to dispel some […]

Best Time to Take Lifestyle Newborn Photos | NJ Newborn Photographer

Family, Lifestyle, Newborn

best time to take newborn photos in NJ

How to Choose the best time to take lifestyle newborn photos. As a New Jersey newborn and family photographer, I’m often asked about the best time to take lifestyle newborn photos. The answer is, “it depends”. Every family is unique and has different goals for newborn pictures. Choosing the best time for your newborn photos […]

Benefits of Lifestyle Newborn Photo Sessions

Family, Lifestyle, Newborn

Benefits of a lifestyle newborn photo session

What is lifestyle newborn photography and what are the benefits of lifestyle newborn photo sessions? Lifestyle newborn photography is a style of photography that focuses on capturing family relationships rather than simply how your baby looks. Lifestyle photography aims to capture real moments and meaningful connections. The result is images that reflect those raw, early emotions of motherhood […]

What to Wear for Summer Newborn Photos

Client Tips, Family, Newborn

what to wear for outdoor summer photos-mother in blue dress holding baby in sage onesie in Mountainside, NJ park

Are you unsure what to wear to your summer Newborn Photo Session? Not to worry. Whether you’re planning an outdoor photoshoot or a session in the comfort of your home, I’ve got a few tips to help you look and feel your best. Choose 2-3 complimentary colors; Don’t Match Choose varying shades of a color […]

Why to Consider and How to Plan Your NJ Outdoor Newborn Photo Session

Family, Newborn

outdoor newborn photo session

Today, families have many options when it comes to booking a newborn photo session.  There are so many talented newborn photographers in New Jersey. It can be confusing choosing the right photographer for YOUR family. If you’re looking for perfectly posed shots of your baby in baskets or bowls, I’m not the photographer for you. […]

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