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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.┬áThis 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:

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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 ­čÖé ) 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:

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It’s a Twin Thing: New Jersey Family Photographer

Oh my goodness. My first family photo shoot featuring twins! These boys had me laughing so much from the moment we met all the way through my editing session. They are super silly and extra sweet; brought energy to spare and about a million different expressions to our photo shoot. They did an awesome job sitting for the camera, even though I am sure they would much rather have been running around nonstop outside on such a beautiful day. Mom and Dad are certainly blessed with these guys — double the laughter, double the love, and double the fun. ­čÖé Here are a few highlights from my session with this sweet family:

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A Sister and Her Brothers: Sibling Session – New Jersey Family Photographer

What a treat it was to photograph these three! These kiddos are just gorgeous, inside and out. Even just being around them for a little while, it is easy to see that. And, from what I could tell, they are more than just siblings, they are friends too — which is pretty awesome. It was a bit of a chilly day when we went out to shoot, but these guys came ready for action. They had awesome smiles and fun poses ready to go, and even came up with their own shot ideas on the fly too. With Mom there to help us along, it made for a really great session — super-sweet and too much fun.

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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┬áwith┬áthese 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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