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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 a few client favorites:

What to Wear for In-home Newborn Photos
What to Wear for Fall Family Photos
Best Time for Maternity Photos



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Spring Family Photoshoot at Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris County, NJ

Family

spring family photoshoot at Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Looking for a beautiful and serene spot for your Spring family photoshoot in Morris County, New Jersey? Consider this New Jersey gem. Nestled in the heart of Morris County, Frelinghuysen Arboretum offers stunning vistas and natural charm, providing the perfect backdrop for family portraits. Why I like this location for family photos: Diverse Scenery Frelinghuysen […]

Cheerful Baby Session with Dogs in Morris County, NJ

Family

Woman laying on couch with smiling baby girl in Morris County

In-home photo sessions offer a wonderful way to celebrate the arrival of a new baby and capture the bond between family members, including your favorite furry friend. Pets are very often our first “baby” and hold a special place in families. That’s why I’m happy to include your family pet in your session, especially when […]

Downtown Westfield, NJ Maternity Photoshoot with A Toddler

Family, Maternity

downtown maternity photoshoot

Seeking a distinctive setting to elevate your maternity photo session with a spirited toddler in tow? Discover why a downtown photoshoot can be the perfect backdrop for capturing the essence of this special time in your life. I’m also sharing top tips for a successful maternity photoshoot with a toddler. Why to Choose Downtown Westfield, […]

Fall Family Photoshoot at Willowwood Arboretum, Far Hills, NJ

Family

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, […]

Mini or Full Session?  Choosing the Right Family Photoshoot

Family

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Summer Bucket List Ideas for Your Family in NJ

Family, Lifestyle

Summer-family-bucket-list-NJ

Looking for summer bucket list ideas for fun family outings this summer in New Jersey? Check out my 10 favorite summertime activities below. 1. Catch a Minor League Baseball Game As a baseball momma (my son has been playing baseball since he was old enough to hold a ball and bat!) and wife of a […]

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~ gina, Fanwood