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Handsome 6 month old | New Jersey Photographer | Monmouth County Child Photographer

I am so excited to be blogging this session.  We had to re-schedule twice but on our third try wound up with a gorgeous day.  The session took place at Holmdel Park in Monmouth County NJ.  This is one of my favorite parks.  There is so much to do and the place is huge.  We did the session just on the other side of the lake that is there.  There was great shade for us to stay somewhat cool in.  It was a hot day!  As you can see the Mom was absolutely gorgeous and her little man too precious.  Little man J is only 6 months old.  He is going to break some hearts when he gets older.  The session was just supposed to be for the little man but I just loved their interaction with one another.  Below are some of my favorites from this session.  I had so much fun with them and can’t thank them enough!!

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Adorable 11 Month Old | New Jersey Photographer | Monmouth County

I am late agin with the blogging but I needed to get this little guy up.  Mr. D was awesome this day.  Mom and I have been planning this session for a while and we almost got rained out.  Luckily someone was watching over us because the day ended beautifully even though it started out as rain.  The session took place at Allaire State Park – http://allairevillage.org/.  This is just a beautiful place and even has a train that you can ride.  Great for the kids.  This little guy had the most adorable cheeks and a head of hair.  My two children used to have these cheeks too and I miss them.  I am very jealous of the hair though.  He was so relaxed and mellow, just went with anything that we did.  He got a little tired towards the end and I don’t blame him but he never cried.  These are just a few of my favorites from this session!  Thank you H Family for a wonderful session!

Some of Mom and Dad too.  They were awesome as well!

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Before & After | Playing with Photoshop | New Jersey Photographer

I had a chance to play around with Photoshop tonight, which is rare.  It’s raining, and everyone is in bed = peaceful!  I have been wanting to do something with these photos from a session back in April.  See, I don’t own very many backdrops as I prefer outside locations.  But with newborns, very small children and untimely weather you need to have a few.  I have the standard black and white with an off brown thrown in when I remember it.  There are some that I would like to buy but I want too many and can’t narrow it down.  So I decided to play.  I created a plain pink background and added a slight texture to it.  I then added it to the original photo, created a layer mask and painted back in my subject (still need to get better at that but I’ll take this for now).  I definitely prefer the after (on the right) to the before (on the left) and I am very happy with it.  Oh the options I can create now!  Too few hours in the day to do everything.

 

Thanks for reading.  Let me know which one you prefer.

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The “O” Twins | New Jersey Photographer | Seaside Park

I am terrible at blogging lately.  I just don’t know where the time goes.  Actually I guess I do, to my kids, husband, pets, full-time job, house work, etc.  But I wanted to share this session.  This family contacted me about my mini-session on May 7th.  We wound up extending the session which I am glad we did.  My daughter actually came to help out and held the reflector when needed and was able to make the boys smile.  This is a gorgeous family.  The twins couldn’t be more opposite and it was great to see their personalities start coming through.  They didn’t know what to make of the sand at first but surprisingly they did well.  We had some tears but they didn’t last long.  This family was just a pleasure to work with.

Aren’t these two so adorable!

Mom was absolutely beautiful and so calm with having 2 boys.  These 2 have a great mother.

Dad was great too.  Very relaxed, just went with the flow.  You could tell he is so in love with his wife and the boys.

One of my favorite photos.

Thank you for letting me  capture these adorable boys!

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