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Summer Morning at the Park – New Jersey Family Photographer

A few weeks back, I got to spend a pretty summer morning at the park photographing this beautiful family. With every session I do, I feel so incredibly blessed to get to meet and work with such wonderful people — and this time was no different. Through the warmth and the sunshine of that early summer day, the little ones were just as sweet and smiley as a photographer could hope for. Big Sis is little natural on the other side of the lens — her poses made me grin. And, Baby Sis is a happy little doe-eyed bundle with a smile as big as the sky. Mom and Dad are pretty great themselves :-). Thanks so much to all of you for letting me capture a few special moments for you. Here are a few highlights from our session:

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Mom, Dad, and Their Girls – Springtime in New Jersey – NJ Family Photographer

It is a joy for me to be back after a bit of a break with another family photo session post — just as it was a joy for me to get to photograph this lovely family a few weeks ago. We met at a vast and glorious park in north/central New Jersey. This state, you may be surprised to learn, is home to many really incredible, expansive parks, which make awesome backdrops for photo sessions and give the little ones tons of room to run (often a much-needed component in family photo shoots). As anyone who has ever pointed a camera at a toddler knows, it can be a bit of a challenge to get them stay still long enough to get a good shot, let alone to smile on cue. Trying to get the littlest member of this family to do those very things made for lots of fun and laughs that day. Big Sis, Mom, and Dad all got giggles out of her — and out of me at the same time. It is obvious, even just being around them for a little while, that these four share a great deal of love and a sweet, happy, joy-filled life together. I am grateful to have been invited to capture some of that, and hope they enjoy their photos for years to come.

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Giant Smiles & Lots of Laughs on a Crazy-Windy Day | New Jersey Family Photographer

I couldn’t help but grin as I worked through the images from my super-fun, extra-windy photo session with these familiar faces not long ago. Of course, you always hope for great “photo shootin’ weather.” Sometimes your wish comes true, but other times, you just have to go for it, even if conditions are less than ideal. This was one of those “other times.” We somehow managed to dodge the wind long enough to get some nice shots with mom, dad, and their silly, sweet little man, who is surely destined for stardom! He has a smile as big as the sky, strikes a pose like he’s been modeling his whole life, and is overflowing with joy, laughter, and personality. I just adore these guys and am happy to get to capture moments like these for them:

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Big Bro, Baby Sis, Mom & Dad – New Jersey Family Photographer

This wonderful family was on the other side of my lens a few months back for baby sister’s baptism — a special day indeed! I am, of course, thrilled to have gotten to spend another special time with them (and Mickey too!) at their laughter-filled family photo session on a glorious fall afternoon not too long ago. These four are lots of fun and obviously share tons of love. And, big brother and baby sister already share a very special bond. He is an excellent big brother, and it is easy to see that even at less than a year old, she thinks he is pretty great. It is the kind of sweetness you wish siblings everywhere could share not just in childhood, but throughout their lifetimes. Here are a few highlights from our session.

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Baby Boy from Belly to Birthday: Northern Colorado Maternity & Newborn Photographer

After a brief hiatus, I am returning to share a wonderful journey — a beautiful first-time mom and her little bundle, from belly to birth and beyond. It has truly been my honor to be a part of this family’s path from three (mom, dad, and doggie daughter) to baby makes four. Here are just a few favorites. After these, I look forward sharing more photos from this little man’s newborn session with his momma, daddy, and doggie big sis.

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Super-Special Bun-in-the-Oven: Northern Colorado Maternity Photography

On this New Year’s Eve, I need to share the cherry on top of my 2014! My last session of the year, a super-special baby announcement/bun-in-the-oven shoot with this super-duper-special, mom, dad, and doggie big sis-to-be. There are lots of amazing things in store for this soon-to-be family of four in 2015 — especially the much-anticipated arrival of the bouncing Baby Boy who is already loved to the moon and back by all who know him! Happy New Year one & all, and to all a good night!

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Warm Autumn Afternoon 2 – Northern Colorado Family Photography

Looks like it is two-fer-Wednesday around here, with some shots from another awesome family session taken on a beautiful fall day. This was my first opportunity to photograph a family with grown kiddos (well college-age I guess is pretty grown… almost grown? anyway…) other than my own family, and what a hoot it was! I was thinking that many of the shots would be out of focus because these guys had me cracking up. It was silly and fun and full of laughter and love. Mom and Dad are getting ready to move out of the area, and the kiddos are heading off in their own directions (to another state and even another country) when college is through, and they wanted some family portraits before all of that happens. What a joy it was for me to have been able to capture their time together, hanging out in northern Colorado.

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