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Cabana Life Photo Shoot | New Jersey Beach Photographer | Monmouth County Beach Photographer

All I can say is after this session I was exhausted.  Chasing 6 3-year olds, one of which was my son, getting them changed into different outfits, making sure the hair was not in their face, dealing with temper tantrums, making sure we could see their outfits, oh my..  I was sweaty, sandy and tired but had an awesome time with these kids and their parents.  The shoot was for spring 2012 new clothing line.  Let me say these outfits were just adorable.  My son especially loved the turtle one (you can see him in the top left photo below).  He didn’t want to take it off.  What is so great about these outfits is that they are stylish and spf 50, at least and made very, very well.  Perfect for the beach for your kids.  I know I constantly worry about my two on the beach in the sun all day.  Sometimes sunscreen is just not enough.  The owners M and A were just as adorable as the kids, sweet girls with a growing business.  I can see they wil be very busy in the future and I am happy for them.  I love seeing people succeed with what they love.  Below is just a little sneak peak I put together for my blog and to showcase some of their awesome clothing.  They even have stylish beachwear for adults and hats.  Please go check them out!!



I am offering a special offer for Cabana Life customers.  If you purchase something from them or have purchased something from them you will receive 50% off your session fee and a FREE 5×7 print when booking a maternity, newborn, child or family session with me.  Offer good till July 2012.  Must show proof of purchase.  So check their website, friend them on facebook and let them know I sent you there.  You will absolutely love their clothing.

Thanks a million!




Sweet Newborn Girl | New Jersey Newborn Photographer | Monmouth County Newborn Photographer

I did this session a while ago.  In fact it was the hottest day in May, temps above 90 degrees.  It was just hot.  But it was a blessing too.  This adorable little girl slept the entire time once we got outside in the heat.  The session was done at Grandma’s house and was perfect.  I haven’t had many sessions with girls lately so this one was welcomed.  Grandma had this gorgeous doll carriage that was passed down to her form her grandmother and was in perfect condition.   This little angel just fit right in.

I just love little newborn feet, so precious and adorable!

Isn’t this carriage just beautiful.  She just looks so peaceful in there.

She was absolutely gorgeous.  Light red hair like Mom and a sweet, calm disposition.


Beach Family Session | New Jersey (NJ) Family Photographer | Ocean County Family Photographer

I did this session about 2 weeks ago.  This family I have documented through their stages of pregnancy, newborn and now as a family of 3.  You could tell in each stage how excited they were to be pregnant, over joyed with their newest addition to their family and now just a growing family enjoying every minute.  I remember doing this little guys newborn photos and how relaxed his parents were.    I was kind of awe struck by that.  I remember having my first and being overwhelmed.  These guys made it look so easy.  Now Little man is 8 months old and just all smiles and laughter.  Mom and Dad could just make him smile by looking at him.  He is an old pro at the beach too but on this day just wanted to eat the sand.  Can’t blame him though, he is teething and was drooling like mad.  The sand probably felt good on his gums.  I can’t imagine it tasted good though.  Here are a few of my favorites.  Hopefully I will see them on the beach tomorrow.

A little different processing for a aged, vintage beachy look.

Here is all his giggles

Thanks “C” Family!!


Fathers Day Fun | New Jersey Family Photographer

I finally had a moment to look at the photos I had taken during our Fathers Day BBQ at my parents house.  My parents had gotten the kids these mini water shooters for camping a while back and they just love using them.  Well my parents, mainly my Mom went out and got a bigger water shooter then the kids and you can just imagine what happened –  A water fight!  I am not sure if they had forgotten that my Dad had an automatic water shooter in the garage so he broke that out as well.  It was war on Poppop, him against the kids and Grandma.  Eventually my daughter got smart and sided with him.  He was also standing next to the water hose and had an endless supply of water.  Even my sister couldn’t hide from my son.  He was determined to get everyone.  Luckily I had my camera and was taking photos.  No one wants to ruin my camera and buy me a new one. Plus I hate getting sprayed, splashed, squirted, anything.  I guess I am not too much of a water person even though I have been working on and with water for a very long time.  Strange I know.

These are just some snapshots of my family and their fun.  My husband was hiding as well.