Fall Mini Session Millburn NJ | Steinel Family

I got to photograph this awesome family and their adorable new pooch Rocky at one of my Fall Mini sessions at Taylor Park in Millburn NJ. It was a beautiful bright Fall morning with a slight chill in the breeze. I loved the dynamic between the siblings and we got to do some fun shots of just the two of them.

Surprisingly, their dog Rocky was a great subject. Given the fact that he was a relatively new puppy for the family and was still pretty young and wild, pulling on the leash in every direction, he posed for me like a true model. Capturing his attention when held was easy and I love the eye contact!

Doggies are always welcome at my family sessions as long as they don’t try to eat me ;) Please do let me know if you’re bringing a pet to your family photoshoot so I can plan your session with them in mind.

Isn’t this family so cute?

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Mommy and Me Maternity Session | Lisa and Jasper | NJ Maternity Photographer

Mommy and me sessions are so close to my heart. They make me think of the special tiny moments I share with my own boys and never fail to remind me of the fleeting nature of time [insert sad face].

When a Mommy and Me session is created around a glowing Mama-to-be, it makes it even sweeter. For this session, the dynamic of an expectant mother with her firstborn child, who was about to become a big brother, is so bitter-sweet and beautiful. Only a mother can understand that feeling. Having gone through this experience not too long ago, I still remember the feeling all too well.

Lisa and Jasper were such a fun duo to photograph! Lisa has Broadway performing and touring under her belt and is on maternity leave from teaching dance at a local dance studio. Jasper is a spunky two-and-a-half-year-old who loves trains and enjoys being his Mama’s sidekick.

We met up at Memorial Park in Maplewood, NJ. It was a cloudy morning, which gave us beautiful soft and moody light as we moved around the park to capture some candid moments as well as a few gently posed ones.

Lisa wanted to capture some images of her holding Jasper’s hand while walking side-by-side. It’s such a simple moment but I know that as the new baby arrives and Jasper grows through the years, these images will be cherished and will bring back memories of that moment - a little hand holding on, fitting just right…

We played some silly games and Jasper got to mess up Lisa’s beautifully styled hair and give her super smoochy kisses. His favorite thing was running over the bridge, playing with the trains I brought along and observing the ducks in the river.

Congratulations to the Boag Family on the arrival of their Baby Boy!

Here’s a taste of their session:

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Baby Tess | Newborn Photographer Maplewood NJ

Today, I'm sharing a dreamy newborn session that stole my heart. 

I was invited to photograph the beautiful Siberas Family in Maplewood NJ to celebrate the arrival of their brand new baby girl.

Sweet Baby Tess was born weighing 6lb 4oz - what a tiny bundle of love! She rocked her first photography session and slept almost the entire time. When she woke up, she gazed peacefully at me and my big camera and made eyes at her parents.

Her big brother Oscar was a joy and my buddy during the session, and at times, I totally let him steal the spotlight :) He helped me capture some beautiful candid moments for the family. 

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