The Central Park Adventure

What a wonderful adventure I had with the McIntyre-Weber family in Central Park for our annual holiday photos! The kids were such troopers following me around the park to my favorite locations. On this beautiful Fall day, it was an amazing feat to get images without crowds in the background and with the whole family…

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Happy Birthday Grandma!

Grandma was all smiles with all her grandchildren dressed up and ready for their portrait.  That was all she wanted for her birthday. I really enjoyed meeting the family, trying to quickly learn all the kid’s names and do anything to bring in the smiles.  I am pretty sure one of the dads was doing…

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Kelsey & Emma

I couldn’t believe it has been almost a year since I photographed this adorable sisters.  One of my favorite things to do when I photograph sisters is to show them the photos I have around my house of my sister and I when we were young. Kelsey is getting that confident look that I think…

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The Magical Age of 2!

What started as a professional portrait with a lovely woman named Tina ended with some beautiful images of her 2 year old son Tyler. The gazebo in Chatham was the perfect location to show off Tina’s beautiful bright eyes and light hair.  It was one of those magical Spring days we’ve been having. Tina’s son…

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The Wynarczua Family!

When Nikki called me for a outdoor portrait in March, I never thought we’d pull it off!  I was so happy when the weather held out on Sunday for another beautiful day in our string of early Spring days. We started out with several family shots, had fun chasing her adorable niece and nephew Emily…

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Cousins Galore

Who doesn’t remember all those photos lined up with our cousins.  Now I understand what our parents went through trying to get the perfect shot.  I had a blast with these kids – all at different stages! Here is Matthew loving his new little baby sister Cara. Ansley and Gia did a lot of little…

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Meet Reed

You wouldn’t know that Reed is just 3 months old here with his Mom and Dad.  I captured that moment where he was sitting up looking like such a big boy!  Precious smile! I love seeing all the little baby parts – the hands, ears and little feet in the background. Here is Reed with…

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When Irish eyes are smilin’

When I first met the Culligan Family – I was in love with the curls on the girls and their quiet nature. This is Molly who was really confused when I started singing her “The Molly Malone”- which I am proud to say I know all the words to!  The real smiles came when Daddy…

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Who needs toys when you have leaves?

I ventured North to photograph the Green family and was totally entertained by their son Joey who really enjoyed himself in the leaves. Here he is totally cracking up as his Mom threw leaves at him.  Must be something about the freedom of it?  Maybe the crunch? I love how every family has their thing….

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Sisters by birth, friends for life!

I suggested Naritar Park for the Fitzpatrick’s portraits to take advantage of the beautiful fall colors and the warm light in October.  And that we had!  Below are a few of the first images – What surprised me was when I started playing around with some of the images of just the girls.  I loved…

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Sunday on the Lake

I visited a family on Watchung Lake on Sunday to help celebrate a 45 year Wedding Anniversary.  I love when families can all get together for such great occasions and add family portraits to the mix.  Everyone I met was great – however, there were so many in such a short amount of time –…

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Yeah New Jersey!

The West family is here in New Jersey for a 2 year work contract.  I have to admit since they arrived about 1 1/2 years ago now, we have had the wackiest weather.  I almost want to apologize to Candie…like I am responsible for the weather in New Jersey.  Well, thank goodness we were blessed…

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A perfect Autumn Day

Take a walk with me and the Nelson Family.  We had one of those perfect days last Sunday at Natirar Park in Peapack. This is Anna – so happy to be running around at the park. Emma just loved the leaves.  The image below showed just what she wanted to do while she was there…

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The Tucker Family

Watching kids grow has been a rewarding and fantastic experience for me.  I am so fortunate to watch so many stages of their development.  Saturday, I photographed the Tucker family – a family that holds a special place in my heart. Kaylee will turn one this month.  She is the most beautiful child and such…

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Matthew is all Smiles

It was a pleasure meeting the Butch family last week.  Matthew is an adorable boy all full of smiles. I was amazed at how easily he warmed up to me. I often photograph babies and think ~ what do you think they are thinking?  – this big lens pointed that them.  Some crazy lady smiling…

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Family Gathering

I always like to commend families when they can pull it all together for a nice photograph.  It’s hard enough getting everyone to say yes, add a little possible thunderstorm and some very rambunctious but later lovable dogs and we had my most recent family photo. Pat and Jed have a beautiful back yard which…

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The McGee Family Expands

The McGee family moved from California to New Jersey almost 2 years ago.  So when they decided to add a dog to their family, they thought – it had to be a Jersey name! Welcome Joey.  Joey…the perfect Jersey name!  Do you think he is smiling in this image?  OK – let me back up…

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Bearmores at the Beach

Hard to believe that we found a nice day in June with the weather we have been having here in New Jersey – but despite the wind, we had a beautiful day in Sandy Hook. I have photographed the kids, Anna and Gavin before, but this time we extended the family.  I love seeing the…

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Do you Facebook?

I resisted Facebook for the longest time.  Finally with the encouragement of a few friends, I created an account.  I have never been very active, but have loved the fact that it has connected me to friends that I have lost contact with. Enter the Berneros.  Roger was a friend in High School and after…

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Falzaranos brave the rain

Arriving at my favorite photo location, Willowwood Arboretum, we listened to the sky rumbling.  I think the only place in New Jersey it rained on Saturday was there! Luckily we were able to sneak in some great family shots of the Falzaranos. This is my favorite image of them.  This was right before the rain…

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