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I’m Debbie, a natural light, child and family photographer based in Scotch Plains, NJ. Emotion. Connection. Family Love & Beautiful Light. These are the things that inspire me to photograph families and tell their stories. 

The way a mother lovingly looks 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 that move me. As a mom, these are the little moments I cherish and want to freeze forever. These are the moments I want to capture for your family!

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Dear Mama, We Must Exist in Photos

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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

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Successful Family Photo Session

As a mom, I understand the stress that can come with planning a family photo session. Will my kids cooperate? Will my husband look bored? Will I look tired and stressed? Will we actually look like the loving and happy family we are??? I get it! Over the years of photographing families, I’ve come up […]

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Six Questions to Ask Before Choosing A Family Photographer

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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

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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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Family Portraits Can Boost Confidence in Children

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Family-Portraits-Boost-Childrens-Self-Esteem

As parents, we all want to raise our kids to have confidence.  I remember as a new mom obsessing over articles on the topic of children and self-esteem. But none of them mentioned the importance of family portraits. Like many new moms (and dads), I took countless photos of my son to document his growth and record […]

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Favorite Farms for Apple Picking in New Jersey

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Favorite-Farms-for-Apple-Picking-in-New Jersey

It is officially apple season. Yay! If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you know how much I love visiting pick your own farms. From flowers to berries, New Jersey has some of the best farms for pick your own. Autumn is all about the apples! One fall, we visited four of our favorite farms […]

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Tips for Your Sunset Family Photo Session at the Beach

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Sunset Family Beach Session at the Beach

Summer may be winding down, but September is actually the perfect time for a sunset family photo session at the beach. I love visiting the beach during early fall when the air is warm and breezy and the summer crowds are gone. My family and I like to pack a picnic and head to nearby […]

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What To Bring To Your Outdoor Family Photo Session

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Baby boy yawning

Wondering what you should bring along to your outdoor family photo session? Here are 5 things I recommend families bring along to their session. 1. Wet Wipes  I always recommend bringing a pack or two of travel-sized wet wipes for messy faces, dirty hands, and anything else unexpected. 2. A Backup Outfit for Baby  I am […]

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Why Printed Family Photos Matter

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Printed Family Photo Canvas Wall Photo Gallery

Our children may be the most photographed generation to date, yet they are also the most likely to grow up with the fewest photographs. We live in a digital world and use our phones and other devices to document our children’s lives, but do those images ever get printed, framed, or preserved in albums? Or […]

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Why to Consider An At Home Newborn Photo Session

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Mother holding Baby boy in Newborn Photo Session

Today, families have many options when it comes to a newborn photo session.  But with all the options, it can be confusing choosing the right photographer for YOUR family. Photographers use terms like studio portraits, lifestyle, documentary, on-location and more, to describe the type of sessions they offer, but have you ever wondered what those […]

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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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