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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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Wear for Newborn Photos At Home

Client Tips

Westfield Photographer - What to wear for newborn photos at home

As a lifestyle newborn photographer in 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 you’re […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Colors to Wear for Summer Family Photos in NJ

Client Tips, Family


Summer Outfit Inspiration Wondering what colors to wear for your summer family photos? I’ve created some style boards to show a few great color combinations that work well for a variety of outdoor locations in New Jersey. What Colors to Wear for Summer Family Photos You’ll notice that several of the suggestions feature muted tones […]

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 […]

What to Wear for Spring Family Photos in NJ

Client Tips

what to wear for your NJ spring family photo session

Tips for your spring photo session (updated March 2024) Blooming flowers, vibrant landscapes, and warm sunshine make spring in New Jersey the perfect season for updating your family photos. But choosing what to wear for spring family photos can feel overwhelming. This guide will help you coordinate stylish outfits for the whole family, ensuring timeless […]

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