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:





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

It was such a treat for me to work with this lovely family of four! They had lots of fun with one another during our super-colorful session, and once again, everyone did their part to make the littlest member of the family grin. And with giggles all around, grin he did! Big Sis is just a sweetie who is friends with a big sister from another wonderful family I worked with over the summer.ย I have a sneaking suspicion that those two little gal pals may very well have collaborated on their sweet posing techniques — even though their sessions were several months apart, their poses were equally as adorable :-).ย  Here are a few highlights from another fun-filled session:




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. ๐Ÿ™‚ Here are a few highlights from my session with this sweet family:



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:




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.