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Gifted: An Extraordinary Journey Through Illness and Liver Transplantation

Several months ago I was contacted by an old friend from high school.  He was in the middle of finishing up his book and wanted photos for a website and the book itself.  I have known his family for a long time and my husband actually was really good friends with him and one of his younger sisters.   So I gathered my husband (he was my assistant that morning) and we met him at his other sisters house for his photo shoot.  It was great seeing him and his sister and her family.  This is one of the nicest families I have ever met and I am honored that I get to be friends with them.  They will always go out of their way to make you feel welcomed and will be there for you and anyone no matter what.

I am proud to introduce Dan Bonner.  He is the author of Gifted: An extraordinary journey through illness and liver transplantation.  This is a remarkable story about his journey through life, love and liver transplantation.

His book was just published and you can read a chapter from his book at  I encourage everyone to go buy his book and read it.  It definitely brought tears to my eyes but was also an inspiration that nothing is impossible.  It’s a lesson that friends and family are one of the greatest gifts a person could have.

Make sure you are an organ donor too because someone’s life could depend on you.  I know I am.

Thank you Dan and we will see you and your family soon!



What to Wear January 2012 | New Jersey Family Photographer

Do you have a session this month?  Have no idea what to wear?  Most likely you’ll be indoors so pretty much you can wear anything.  Below are some great ideas that show color and creativity on selecting what to wear for your entire family in a photo session.  If you are outside get those cute boots and adorable hats and gloves out.  All the images are provided by photographer and designer Corina Neilson.


Referral Contest Winner! | New Jersey Family Photographer

Well it sure has been a long time since I last posted.  I still need to post some of my last sessions from 2011 and all my favorites from 2011 too.  It has been a quite hectic past 2 months.  First thing is that you’ll notice is that my blog is different.  Yup, I am changing it and I think this will last me a long time.  I will be able to display my images better and clients and future clients will be able to gather information easier.  This will take me some time but I am excited and happy with how it is turning out so far.

But tonight I am here to announce my referral contest winner.  I want to congratulate Ms.. Tina Delia from Delia Designs!!  Not only is she a friend, formal client she is an awesome designer and person.  Thank you for having people like my fan page too!  You can view her website at


For tonight,



Tina Delia - Thank you Bethany! I am very excited for our session this Spring!

What to Wear November 2011 | New Jersey Family Photographer

Here we are in November already, can you believe it?  I certainly can’t.  My children are definitely warm weather kids.  They love their flip flops and bathing suits.  None the less here we are in November with a chill in the air.  This time of year has some gorgeous scenery with the fall colors.  For clothing options it is all about layering.  It can be 65 degrees one day then 45 the next.  If you know you are having your photos done in a park wear colors.  Browns are popular and go very well with the red, yellow and orange leaves.  Break out those stylish boots that have been sitting in your closet all summer.  Below are just some ideas.  Always remember to be comfortable!



All designs by Corina Nielsen Photography.