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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Amazing Mom Sessions | The Best Mother's Day Gift | NJ Photographer

You’re a Mom. You are amazing (never mind that pesky little voice inside your head that might sometimes try to convince you otherwise - all lies!)

You deserve to be documented.

You take endless photos of your kids and believe that you’re doing your best to document their childhood. But what about you? Do you have solid (and beautiful) photographic proof to show that you were there, too?

I believe the best Mother's Day Gifts are made of moments. What’s more special than the moments you share every day with your babies? As a photographer, I love capturing these memories to celebrate YOU and your unique bond. Because I’m a mom myself and I know how special these images are, both for you and your children.

This session is about YOU. Let’s get together and create beautiful images capturing your motherhood.

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I'm making Mother's Day gift shopping super easy for your SOs - just forward this post to them and give a tiny nudge! They’ll love not having to come up with brilliant ideas of their own ;)

Husbands and partners,

if you want some MAJOR brownie points this Mother’s Day,

give her something she’ll cherish more than any physical gift!

Book a limited run

Amazing Mom portrait session

You may not know this but she would LOVE one of these (you’re welcome!)

My Amazing Mom motherhood photography session makes for a supremely thoughtful gift. Even if she didn't think to ask for it, she'll love being the center of attention, looking pretty and loving on her children while creating precious memories with her babies!

I’m offering a limited run of Cherry Blossom sessions this year. These special sessions are a great way to experience working with me and have a few gorgeous images to treasure.

Announced Dates:

April 27 & 28 (rain date May 4 & 5) for family sessions (more info here)

May 4, May 10, May 11 (Amazing Mom Minis) for Mom and children only (more info here)

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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