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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 I want to capture for your family!

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What to Wear for Summer Newborn Photos

Family

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 […]

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Why to Book A Summer Session in NJ

Family

summer session family of three

Three Reasons to Book Your Summer Session in New Jersey. Beautiful Fall foliage in New Jersey makes autumn a prime time to book annual family photos, but summer sessions are among my favorite months for outdoor family photos. Here are three great reasons to book your summer session in New Jersey. 1. Lush trees and […]

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Family Friendly Hiking and Walking Trails in New Jersey

Family

walking and hiking in New Jersey

Favorite hiking and walking trails in New Jersey Spring is in full swing and its the perfect time to venture out with your family for a weekend walk or hike in New Jersey. Read on for my favorite hiking and walking trails in New Jersey. Natirar Last summer, I discovered this scenic gem in Gladstone. […]

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Best Parks for Spectacular Spring Blooms in New Jersey

Family, Lifestyle

cherry blossoms in westfield photo of little girls holding hands

First of a series on Great Outdoor Day Trips in New Jersey. Looking for ideas for fun family day trips in New Jersey this spring? I’ve got you covered. Below are my favorite parks to visit to see spring blooms in New Jersey in April. Westfield If you’ve never seen the spectacular display of pink […]

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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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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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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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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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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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"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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