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South Jersey Beach Photographer – What to Wear to the Beach For Moms

Memorial Weekend is in less than 8 weeks and that means South Jersey beach season will soon be upon us. For a lot of moms (me included) that also means our least favorite part of summer...bathing suit season. While I have to refrain myself from buying more swim suits for my girls, I need to force myself to shop for swim wear. But this year, I'm taking a new approach. There are so many amazing options out there, I'm now thinking of shopping for beach attire as shopping for that perfect little black dress. Keep reading for my tips on what to wear to the beach for moms! Continue...
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New Jersey Beach Day Photo Sessions Now Booking

It is officially Spring and if you're like me you have a countdown going to Memorial Day! To get in the spirit of summer being right around the corner, Beach Day Photo Sessions are now booking with a limited time special promotion!! Password for video is BeachDay. Continue...
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South Jersey Spring Photo Sessions Now Booking

The official first day of Spring is in just 3 short weeks! Winter is almost officially over (insert happy dance here!). January through March always feel like long months to me but knowing spring is almost here, has me feeling all rainbows and butterflies! To kick off the Spring is in the air feeling, New Jersey Spring Photo Sessions Now Booking! Here are 4 things you need to know about Spring Sessions, including how to book. Continue...
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South Jersey Family Photographer – What to Wear for Spring / Summer Family Photos

Spring is around the corner and before we know it everything will be in bloom and the trees will be green again. With all the flowers and beautiful weather, spring and summer are a great time for family photos. One of the most popular questions and biggest stressors for mom, is what to wear. Here are some tips for what to wear for Spring / Summer Family Photos. Continue...
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South Jersey Photographer – 2018 South Jersey Beach Sessions

Yes it's December and yes I am wrapped up in all things holiday and yes I just finished wrapping up fall sessions BUT...I wanted to do two separate blog posts about 2018. One blog post all things beach and one all things not beach hahaha. While I love my rustic setting photo sessions, especially in the fall, photographing at the beach has my heart...minus the green flies and sometimes overbearing humidity! Here are 3 things I loved about my 2018 South Jersey Beach Sessions. Continue...
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South Jersey Family Photographer – 3 Tips for a Relaxed Session

You've booked your photo session because you want beautiful pictures of your family but the inevitable stressing begins! What will everyone wear? Are my kids going behave and smile for the camera? Let's face it, for moms, the days leading up to and the day of a photo session can be stressful. But it doesn't have to be. Here are a 3 tips for a relaxed session. Continue...
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South Jersey Family Photographer – What to Wear For Fall Family Photos

The leaves are slowly starting to change, there are teases of cooler weather, the stores are decked out for fall / halloween and pumpkin spice is everywhere. The Fall season is here and it is a super popular time for family photos. One of the most popular questions and biggest stressors for mom, is what to wear. Here are some tips for what to wear for Fall Family Photos. Continue...
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South Jersey Family Photographer – 3 Reasons I’m All Inclusive

When you book a photography session, pricing is different from photographer to photographer. Some charge a session fee and then you buy prints or digital files after. Others offer a specific number of digitals and then you can purchase additional. Next is all inclusive, which means you pay one price for the session and a minimum number of digital files. There's no right or wrong pricing model, it's what works best for the photographer and the families who trust them to capture their moments. Here are 3 reasons I'm all inclusive. Continue...
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South Jersey Photographer – 5 Back to School Photo Tips

Back to School is around the corner and that means trying to get the perfect first day of school picture of your kiddos. The hope for one picture of everyone looking at the camera and smiling. Always sounds like a quick good idea but usually ends up in eye rolls, whines, and frustration...I've been there. Here are 5 Back to School Photo tips to get kids smiling and looking! Continue...
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South Jersey Beach Day Photo Sessions – Favorite Photos

I'm not sure where July went, it seems kind of like a blur. But here August is and that means we are about half way through the summer. I find at this point either you're itching for school to start back up again and return to some type of routine or you're holding on to these last few weeks of summer trying to not think about returning to schedules and to do lists. To celebrate the mid point of summer check out some of my favorite portraits, water and sand / beach photos from South Jersey Beach Day Photo Sessions! Continue...
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Now Booking – South Jersey Fall Family Sessions

As much as I love summer, I also LOVE fall; the colors, the smells, the crisp air, the feeling of the holidays right around the corner. Just like the stores are getting ready for the fall season, I too am now booking Fall Family Sessions for South Jersey. Here are 4 things you need to know about South Jersey Fall Family Sessions this year! Continue...
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How to Prepare for a Beach Day Photo Session

Summer is such a fun season with lots of time spent outdoors...especially at the beach! And minus the sometimes hot walk through the thick sand juggling more bags and toys than you can carry...the beach is a happy place filled with fun, laughter and family time! Guaranteed, in one of those bags is something to document the day, a camera or even your phone. When you hand over capturing the day to me, you get to just be present and enjoy the sun, sand and surf. How do you prepare for a beach day photo session or any beach day? Here are 3 things I recommend. Continue...
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What Makes a Great Location for Beach Photos in South Jersey

Whether you're capturing you're own family at the beach or having professional photos taken, there are some things to look for to find the best place for beach photos in south Jersey. The beaches in south jersey are beautiful, but what makes them great for beach photos isn't just about the backdrop. Here are 3 things that make a great location for beach photos in south Jersey this summer. Continue...
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3 Reasons to Get Summer Family Photos

Some of my favorite childhood memories are from the summer. I could not wait for the last day of school. I always wanted to leave right away to head to the lake and the beach. Now I get just as excited for my kids last day of school and the freedom to come and go as we please, the days spent at the beach and pools. As the summers are going by and although my kids are still young, it's becoming more apparent that these summers are fleeting. As summer is quickly approaching, let me share 3 reasons to get summer family photos. Continue...
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Documentary Beach Photo Session – Now Booking Summer 2018

This winter seems to be never ending and I for one am dreaming of and counting down to beach days! The beach is my favorite place. There is something about it that just relaxes me. It is also one of my favorite places to take photos and where I have captured some of my favorite photos of my own kids. This is what sparked the Documentary Beach Photo Session. Want to know more about the session and why they are my favorite? Continue...
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Just the Kids Mini Sessions – Now Booking

I'm ready to get outside and have the trees and flowers in bloom! And although it may seem far away, Spring is just around the corner and I am so excited to start booking Just the Kids Mini Sessions! Continue...
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New! Mini Sessions for 2018

The start to 2018 has been a crazy one! There are so many different viruses going around and everyone is sick. I definitely have warmer days on my mind and cannot wait for this winter to be over. This year I've switched up my offerings a little and am so excited for Mini Sessions for 2018! Continue...
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Your Life As Art – Editing Photos

You take this awesome photo of your kids but something is missing, it just doesn't look as good as when you get your family photos done. Heres the thing, after your session, a lot of time is spent on editing your images to give them that wow factor. When I first started down this journey, I had no idea about what went on behind the scenes. I spent and continue to spend, a lot of time learning about all the different aspects of editing a photo. I want to share a before and after with you to let you in on a little of what goes on behind the scenes with editing photos. Continue...
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Your Life As Art – 5 Photo Tips for Kid Sports

The school year is under way, the fall like weather is here, and for a lot of parents weekends are spent outside at sporting events for their kids. That means, photos of kids splaying sports are taking over your phone photos, your "real" camera, and showing up on your Facebook / Instagram feeds. Every parent loves when they get that photo of their kid frozen in motion doing whatever sport it is they love. To make those awesome photos less of an accident, and get the photos that tell and preserve your story of weekends at sporting events, check out the 5 photo tips for kid sports below. Continue...
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6 Tips to Get Kids Photo Session Ready

You've booked your photo session, you've decided on what everyone will wear and now you are stressing about if your kids will behave and smile for the camera. Kids are unpredictable and always seem to be looking for a way to do the opposite of what you want. When it comes to photos and mom being stressed about them, they seem to know just the right buttons to push. Here are a 6 tips to get kids photo session ready. Continue...
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What to Wear for Fall Family Photos

The leaves are slowly starting to change, there are teases of cooler weather, the stores are decked out for fall / halloween and pumpkin spice is everywhere. The Fall season us here and it is a super popular time for family photos to see how everyone has grown in the past year and have that great photo for your holiday card. One of the most popular questions I get asked and biggest stressors for mom, is what to wear for fall family photos. Continue...
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What is an All Inclusive Photography Session?

A lot of times when you book a family session, you pay one price for the session and then another price to buy prints and / or digital images. For me and the pictures I like to take and actually prefer, this pricing structure did not work. So, I set up my business to be an all inclusive photography session. Continue...
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Why Photography?

At a family or just the kid photo session I will get your "Holiday Card" picture...you know the one...everyone smiling and looking at the camera. But that's not my why behind photography and this venture. It's not for the, "oh my goodness look how great this picture is, everyone is smiling and looking at the camera". My why photography, is because photography can elicit emotions and memories. I want you to look at your pictures and feel something now and in 20 plus years. I want you to look at the picture and have an emotional response (a smile, a feeling of love, a memory, a feeling of that's exactly who my child is at this age...stubborn, playful, emotional, silly, etc). Continue...
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Now Booking Fall Family or Just the Kids Sessions

It may be the beginning of summer but as we all know, summer has a tendency to fly by! Before we know it (sad as it may be), Fall will be here with apple picking and pumpkin spice everything. Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE summer! But I also LOVE fall; the colors, the smells, the crisp air, the feeling of the holidays right around the corner. Just like the stores are getting ready for the fall season, I too am now booking Fall Family or Just the Kids Sessions. Continue...
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3 Reasons Why I Love Documentary Beach Sessions

Summer is one of my favorite seasons (the other is Fall). But what I really love about summer is spending time at the beach. The ocean, the sand, the sun...there is just something about it that makes everyone relax. It's also one of my favorite places to take photos. Here are 3 reasons why I love documentary beach sessions. Continue...
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Family Photo Session – Big Sister & Baby Brother

When you get to spend the morning with an awesome family, it doesn't feel like "work" at all. This big sister and baby brother were so amazing and adorable the session could have gone on all day. When we were done, big sis wanted to do more and I just could not say no to that. It was a huge compliment that this little lady was having fun with her family during our session she wanted to keep going. That is a goal of mine during every session. Continue...
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What is a Documentary Beach Photo Session?

Schools are just about to get out and those long summer days are right around the corner. For so many that means days spent enjoying the sand and ocean. It is one of my favorite times of year...beach days! The beach is one of my favorite places to take photos. Moms and Dads are less stressed, the kids are happy as a clam, and I get to capture it all as it happens naturally in a Documentary Beach Photo Session. Are you wondering what is a Documentary Beach Photo Session? Continue...
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Happy Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is in just a few days and for a lot of families, Moms are the glue that hold everything together. So, be sure to wish the Moms you know a very Happy Mother's Day! In honor of Mother's Day, I'm going to share some of my favorite Mom pictures. Continue...
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Family Photo Session – The Whole Bunch

Family photo sessions are always lots of fun and when you bring together the whole bunch, it is something special. A lot of times extended families do not have their photos taken together unless it is for an event like a wedding. And I get it, I have a big family and it is chaotic and fun and who wants to stop and make time for pictures, it can be stressful. Well, after spending time with this family and seeing how happy Mom / Grandma was, it is worth it! Continue...
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Your Life As Art – 6 Tips to Get Kids Smiling

Easter is around the corner and that means family get togethers and attempts at pictures of your kiddos all dressed up. The hope for one picture of everyone looking at the camera and smiling. Always sounds like a quick good idea but usually ends up in tears, fits, and frustration, I've been there. But now, I have a 6 tips to get kids smiling and looking at me without bribing! Continue...
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What to Wear – Spring / Summer Family Photos

It was officially spring this past week! Yay! With the warmer spring and summer weather around the corner, it's a great time for family photos since everything will be in bloom. One of the biggest stresses of getting family photos done is, what to wear! Here are some tips for your photo session. Continue...
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Your Life As Art – Snow Photos

While it seemed like Spring was here for a few days, winter is back and if forecasts are right, we are going to get a good amount of snow. Those early peaks of Spring were definitely welcome for me, but I am looking forward to one more chance to capture a few snow photos. With, hopefully, our last snowfall of the winter, here are some tips to capture some snow photos. Continue...
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Where to Get The Best Quality Prints

Where do you go to get the best quality prints? What's your go to printer for your pictures? I'll be honest, I used to print my pictures from anywhere that was having a sale. I loved Shutterfly's 99 free prints sale they sometimes run or their 50% off sale. I couldn't understand what a professional print service could offer that these other sites couldn't. What could really be that different? Continue...
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Now Booking Mother’s / Father’s Day Special Sessions

Who is the picture taker in your family, the one always behind the camera and hardly every in the pictures? This is your chance to get them or you in front of the camera! I'm so excited to offer a Mother's / Father's Day special for the mom / dad in your family who is always behind the camera. Continue...
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How Much is a Picture Worth?

We have all heard the quote, "A picture is worth a thousand words." But what does that mean? The quote refers to the idea that a picture can more easily describe something complex. I actually like to think it means something different, but more on that in a bit. It's also pretty common for people to say the one thing (besides anything living) they would take from a fire is pictures or photo albums. Does that make them priceless? How much is a picture worth? Continue...
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Your Life As Art – Exposure Meter

Last week, we made the jump to manual mode. You set ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed on your camera to get a properly exposed image. While you were looking at the back of your camera to check to see if your image was exposed properly, you could have been relying on your exposure meter. Continue...
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Your Life As Art – Manual Mode

Last week, we learned the exposure triangle. This gave a basic understanding of the 3 elements (ISO, shutter speed, and aperture) that work together to get a properly exposed picture when using manual mode. In manual mode on your camera, you choose the setting for each of those to create the image you have envisioned. Continue...
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Your Life As Art – Exposure Triangle

Welcome back! Last week we talked about the different camera modes, Aperture and Shutter Speed. I hope your practice went well and you were able to start to understand how those two modes work. If it didn't click and you had a tough time with it, don't worry, sometimes it is easier to work with all three pieces of the exposure triangle. Continue...
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Your Life As Art – Camera Modes

Last week, I told you a little about what prompted my desire to learn more about photography. This week, we are jumping in to learning about our camera and the different modes you can shoot in. As I said last week, learning the different camera modes is a stepping stone to learning manual mode. Last week's first assignment was to find your manual. Hopefully, you have it handy and are ready to go! Continue...
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What Is A Lifestyle Photographer?

You're looking to have your family photos done and you're noticing the buzz word "lifestyle photographer". What exactly is a lifestyle photographer? Continue...
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Your Life As Art – Introduction

While I have always liked photography, it wasn't until I had my second child and a new house to decorate that like turned to love. I had visions of decorating my house with pictures of our life but my pictures were snapshots, not art. I did not want snapshots decorating the freshly painted walls of my new house, I wanted our life as art on my new walls. Continue...
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Family Portraits And Your Child’s Self Esteem

A lot of people think family portraits are something they're just doing for mom. But research is showing mom isn't the only one who benefits from having family portraits done. Turns out, family portraits boost your child's self esteem. Continue...
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Blog Coming Soon

In the next week or two I'm hoping to get this blog up and running. So please check back for more posts soon! In the meantime, besides sharing sessions and images, tell me some photography tips and tricks you'd like to learn? Comment on my Facebook page. Continue...
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