A Special Young Man’s Big Day: First Holy Communion ~ NJ Family Portrait Photographer

I was beyond thrilled to be asked by my dear friend to take portraits to commemorate her sweet boy’s First Holy Communion — a very special and important day in the life of a young Catholic. Our young man of the hour did an excellent job posing for the camera in his Communion suit on a what was a pretty warm afternoon. While the occasion itself is, of course, very holy and solemn, we got to have a little fun when Big Sis, Mom, and Dad joined us for a few family shots as well.ย This precious sacrament is a significant milestone in a child’s spiritual life. It is my hope that my young friend will look back on these photos throughout his lifetime and remember his special day back in the Spring of 2018. Thanks so much for this beautiful family for working with me. You guys are the best!! Here are a few highlights:



Mom, Dad & All Their Kids: New Jersey Family & Pet Photographer

Oh my goodness – what a long, cold, wacky winter we had!! I am overjoyed that spring has finally sprung and that I got to have my first session of this season with this awesome crew! You may recognize the three gorgeous (human ๐Ÿ™‚ ) kiddos from the fun kids-only session we did last fall. This time, they got their lovely Mom and Dad and their two sweet doggie big sisters in on the fun too. Mom and Dad’s first babies, the two dogs truly are family. They are cherished, loving, and trusty companions to each of their humans, and will always hold a special place in each of their hearts. It was so special for me to have the opportunity to capture a few precious moments for this wonderful family. Here are a few highlights:



There’s No Friend Like a Sister: New Jersey Family Photographer

What a joy it was for me to work with this beautiful family! I think we caught the tail end of our stretch of unusually warm, nice fall weather when we met at an awesome little spot near the water which Mom suggested. It offers a nice beachy setting (these guys love the beach), as well as park, and garden areas. Lots of fun backdrops! As seems be be a theme in my shoots lately, Big Sis was ready to go with perfect poses, and was happy to help guide Baby Sis (who was probably more interested in exploring the our fun location than anything else ๐Ÿ™‚ ) through our session. These two blonde little beauties all dressed in blue are so sweet together, they are surely going to be blessed with lifelong friendship. How awesome! Here are a few highlights from our session:





A Mom and Her Men: New Jersey Family Photographer

We had a stretch of beautiful, warm, late-October weather in these parts this year, which made for some pretty perfect conditions for family photos. This lovely mom and her three favorite guys joined me on one of those perfect weather days to capture some special, fun family moments. What’s more, we got to mark an important milestone — the littlest man’s very first birthday! Big brother is so caring and attentive with his little bro, and did his part to make sure that the birthday boy was happy, giggling, and smiling for the camera. He did a great job for sure. ๐Ÿ™‚ Here are a few highlights from a fun time with this sweet clan:




Family of Three on a Fall Afternoon: New Jersey Portrait Photographer

Fall family photo season is here once again, and I am so happy to be back to doing what I love, at what just so happens to be my favorite time of year.ย  I got to work with another really wonderful family and capture some happy memories for them (that’s the best part, and I feel truly blessed). We met on a gorgeous afternoon at a quiet park where we watched their little guy run, climb, and explore as much as he possibly could. He is so full of energy, so happy, so carefree, and is very obviously the apple of Mom and Dad’s eyes. It was a joy for me to photograph a few moments of this time in their lives together. Here are some highlights from our session:

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Three Generations ~ New Jersey Family Photographer

There were birthdays galore and smiles all around during this wonderful family session from earlier this month. Grandma and Grandpa were visiting from out of state, and everyone gathered to celebrate multiple July birthdays, which several members of this family just so happen to share. In fact, the matriarch of the family explained that her daughters arranged the photo session with the whole clan as a gift to her for her birthday. How special is that? The closeness, love, and laughter this family shares is apparent, and I am honored to have been asked to capture a little of that for them. It was a lot of fun to work with all of them too. Here are a few highlights:

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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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