Christmas Tree Farm Minis | Mendham NJ

Christmas Tree Farm mini sessions are a wrap! This year I had the pleasure of heading back to Hidden Pond Tree Farm for some Tree Farm Mini Sessions! If you haven't been here or heard of this place before you should definitely check them out. The farm is breathtaking to see with acres of trees at your sight. Last year we went back when they opened for the season and we got to chop down our very first real tree. Was so much fun and can't wait to do it again this year.

OK now on to the mini sessions! Each family brought their own unique flair to their sessions which is cool to see how different we all are. I got to meet some really awesome new families as well as a few familiar friends. I can't wait to do these again next year! If you are at all interested in these sessions for next year let me know! I will put you on a list which will help me determine how many dates to open up ahead of time.

Thanks to all these wonderful families for letting me capture these memories as well as a special thanks to Chris from the tree farm for allowing me to share your farm with them! 

Happy Holidays to all! Make sure to scroll to the bottom! There's lots to see :)

Porter Family

Howansky Family

Zarro Family

Conway Family

Holloway Family

Steigman Family

If you stuck around to the end to see all of these beautiful families don't leave yet!! I want to share this one last family with you. Unfortunately they weren't able to make it to the tree farm mini sessions but still wanted to do holiday pics to have for their Christmas Cards so we made it work out at another location. Enjoy!

Minchello Family | Morristown, NJ Photographer

This. Day. Was. Cold. Would you know it from these smiles though?? I don't think so! These 4 pulled off their winter coats and rocked their session.

Cora is extremely shy when a camera is on her.....just kidding....Cora is a complete natural and I am pretty sure we will be seeing her on broadway or something along those lines in the future. Max had his special pose armed and ready to use it. How cute is the little hand in pocket move he has going on. That was all him and he couldn't wait to show it off!

This was a fun session. Mom asked about doing a session in town and I am so glad we did because Morristown is so cool for photos! There are so many great architectural details that are perfect backdrops for family sessions :)

Black Friday Sale! | Morristown NJ

Happy Black Friday!! Here is the deal...$50 off a REGULAR 1 hour session for 2018!

Grab a session for yourself or a gift certificate for a Holiday Gift! Sale is limited to the first FIVE people who book their session with me. The sale will run from now until Sunday, November 26th at 11:59pm. (Please see FINE PRINT below.) Pay now & book later so no need to worry about the date just yet (unless you already know than lets put it in the calendar!), all you need to do now is decide if you're ready to start preserving your family's special moments & go ahead & book the session to save your spot for a future date.

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FINE PRINT: This purchase is for a Regular 1 hour session (Regular price is $500). Session date must be held before October 1, 2018. This offer is for regular portrait sessions for up to 5 immediate family members, and does NOT apply to mini sessions. Client will receive 30 edited digital images in a private online gallery with a print release, as well as the option to purchase additional images, prints and wall art. Purchase of this offer is non-refundable.

Sunflowers! Morristown, NJ Photographer

How amazing are these sunflowers that I purchased at the Morristown farmers market?! I couldn't wait to get home & photograph them. Something as simple as a few beautiful blooms can definitely bring your photos to another level. It's the little details that can bring life to a photo. So when booking a session let me know the things you love so we can try to work them into your session....it can be as simple as one beautiful sunflower :)

Feel free to comment down below with small details you would love to see in your photos! Would love to hear from you!

5 reasons you need a Family Session! | Morristown, NJ Photographer


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Hey Friends!

I wanted to share with you 5 reasons you should have a family session. Until having a family of my own I don't think I understood the true meaning behind getting family photos done. I cherish the professional photos we have and plan to make it part of our family tradition to have more done. I am realizing how crucial it is for me to be in these photos with my family and how important it is for my daughter to have both me and my husband in photos with her to look back on. So without further ado here are 5 reasons to have those photos taken.  

1.  Having amazing photos of you and your loved ones!

     When was the last time you had photos done? Your wedding day maybe? How amazing would it be to have fresh beautiful photos of you and your family to hang throughout your home or made into a photo book. My daughter loves flipping through our photo books all the time! Or pointing at our photo wall in our stairway as we head up to bed.

2.  They make the best gifts!

      Aside from sharing your photos on social media your photos can actually have other uses. For example how about a Christmas card? Wrapping your gifts in custom paper? I have not done this yet but I think I have to try out this idea for Christmas this year. How much fun is this idea? How about a special photo framed of the grandkids for the grandparents? What about blowing up that fave photo of your child for their birthday party      as a guest sign in? Lots of fun & creative uses for your photos!

3.  Reliving the past.

     I know a favorite past time of my daughters is to look at her photos when she was smaller. It      was also a fave past time of mine as a child as we sat around the table with piles of old photos. These pictures will live on through the generations and soon your own kids kids will be looking back at these photos asking what your children were like at their age.

4.  Spending family time!

     Getting dressed up is fun to do together as a family! Make a day of it! Moms, take your little princess for a mommy daughter mani/pedi. Dads, take your fave little man to the barber shop for some daddy son cuts. Pick out some fun outfits that you will wear for the photo day. Make silly faces as you all try them on together. It should be looked back on as quality time that you got to spend together as a family :)

5. Documenting our Lives.

    You do not want to forget that toothless smile or the way their hair curls in the humidity do you? How about the way they cling to that favorite blankie? Or those chubby thighs that last for such a short time! And the way your fur baby gently rests his head on your newborn baby. Hopefully we will all have a chance to be old and grey and look back at our lives through these photo memories! But life is certainly not guaranteed so why wait to document all these special memories! 

If these reasons are enough for you than please contact me here to set up a session!

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Making Childhood Memories | Morristown, NJ

We had a blast this 4th of July!

We enjoyed the day at our neighbor's awesome BBQ and we ended the night all kicked back on the curb in front of their house as our husbands set off the newly legalized fireworks! Who knew that when I walked into Target the day before the 4th I would see packages of fireworks! Of course we grabbed a box and found out another friend did the same. So what else is there to do with all these fireworks but put on a show for all the kids?! :)

It was so sweet to watch the kids stare in awe as the colorful fireworks went off right in front of them. Took me back to my childhood growing up in Brooklyn watching the fireworks go off on my block as all the dads set off colorful ones as well as very loud M80's. While I am not sad in the least bit that the M80's didn't become legal I am so happy that Jade will be able to enjoy the sparkly pretty ones.....at least for this year. She even got to use sparklers for the first time!! Always a childhood fave! And while we don't know how long this new law will stay at least we will have some photos to look back on for years to come!

Hope everyone had a fun Fourth of July!

 

Baby makes 5! | Maternity Session | Morristown, NJ

My first maternity session! And what better family to get to experience that with than these amazing friends of ours! Cami (their oldest) and my daughter have been friends since they were teensy 3 month olds & have now turned into strong, beautiful 5 year olds! Time please stand still! Now they are expecting their 3rd baby and are moving far...far...far away from us!  7 minutes away is far when we literally live down the block now and can just walk over in the spur of the moment :( So I am really glad I was able to document this special time for them before we say our farewells (am I being a bit dramatic?). In all seriousness....thank you guys so much for allowing me to be a part of this special time <3 I hope you are happy with the way these turned out.

 

 

Triola Family | Spring Session | Morristown, NJ

fun loving, easy going, silly, adorable and awesome....just a few adjectives to describe this family.

Was it hot on this day? YES!!...Did they seem to care that it was? No!...Did we still have a great session? Definitely!! The weather has been really finicky this year. A few days before our session it was low 60's. The day of our session it was low 90's! But this beautiful family made it through with lots of hugs and smiles and I was so happy to capture those smiles for them. 

Kovacs Family / Cross Estate Gardens Family Session / Morristown, NJ

This session with the Kovacs family showed so much warmth, love and fun that can be had during a family session. We started out with a couple of mishaps....the original location we planned to take the photos at was having a special event going on when we got there and the weather was very wet all day long. But in the end it worked out great. We ended up at a nearby location that was even more pretty than the original and the rainy weather held out for the hour that we were taking photos! It started up again as soon as we left but at that point it didn't matter because their beautiful memories were already captured. I hope that the three of you treasure these precious memories in the years to come because the time sure does fly by fast! I had a blast with you guys!

The "I Love You" Phase | Morristown NJ Photographer

So Jade is in this phase where she tells us I Love You...literally every few seconds. Not that I am complaining at all but it's funny to hear her say it so often, and at the most random of moments. Running out the front door late for somewhere, "Mommy?...yes Jade...I love you"....Sitting on the potty, "Mommy I have to tell you something?...yes Jade...I love you"...Pulling something out of the frig, "Mommy?...yes Jade...I love you so so so much!".

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Christmas Countdown has begun! | Morristown NJ

Less than 10 days left! We started a Christmas countdown with Jade on December 1 and everyday she glues a cotton ball on Santa's beard anxiously waiting for the big day and everyday asking if it's Christmas yet. And everyday that she does it I say to myself why is it almost Christmas already and why is there still so much to do?!

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