Tom & Noelle Maternity – July 8th, 2017

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This past Saturday night, I went to Double Trouble State Park in New Jersey with Noelle and Tom for their maternity session. None of us has ever been to this park before, but we heard some good things about it, so when we got there, we just played it by ear. Even without knowing the place beforehand, this turned into one of my favorite locations and we got some of my favorite family portraits I’ve ever taken!  Noelle is due in September, and at this point, I think that pregnancy glow is in full effect. Their daughter Mia joined us and was an absolute pleasure the entire time (and she even tried to steal the show). Check out highlights from the Torres family maternity photos below.

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Pasquale’s Baptism – May 7th, 2017

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Check out some of my favorite photos from Pasquale’s baptism this weekend at Our Lady of Victories Parish at Sayreville, NJ. There were so many that it was hard to choose my favorites. The little sleepyhead slept through half the ceremony, but here’s a little known fact: Pasquale was the only baby getting baptized who didn’t cry.

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Dante & Julian Newborn – March 5th, 2017

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Check out some highlights below from a double newborn shoot from last week. These two best friends from birth (born just under two weeks apart) were the perfect models! I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to not only photograph these two, but to capture the magic and excitement of the beginning of these two families’ next chapter.

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Colandrea Maternity Photoshoot – December 10th, 2016

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Although we wound up going out on the coldest day of the season so far (the high was only 36 degrees!), that didn’t get Angela and Michael down at all. In fact, you could feel the warmth between them as they’re patiently (okay, anxiously) awaiting their first baby due next month! We took a stroll around the Asbury Park boardwalk for the shoot and had a fantastic afternoon together. I personally love the way these photos came out and I am so excited to share them with you below!

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Tyler’s 1st Birthday – July 23rd, 2016

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After covering the Muchas’ maternity photos as well as Tyler’s newborn photos, I am ecstatic to wish a very happy birthday to the birthday boy! On Saturday, Tyler’s friends and family came out to celebrate his first birthday at Vincent’s Ice Cream Parlor in Mt. Holly, NJ. With outside temperatures reaching nearly 100 degrees, a party at an ice cream shop turned out to be the perfect setting for this celebration! With the dinosaur theme, not one but two birthday cakes, an epic cake smash, ice cream for all, and the company of close friends and family, everyone at the party had a great afternoon with the Muchas.

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Noelle Rae – Six Months Old: April 30th, 2016

Six Months!

I simply refuse to believe Noelle’s been a part of our life for over six months now. Wasn’t she born just a few weeks ago?

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Noelle Rae – Five Months Old: March 31st, 2016

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Happy five months! Here are the highlights from the five-month shoot for my beautiful little baby girl.

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Noelle Rae – Four Months Old: February 29th, 2016

Four Months

This little girl is growing before my very eyes! From the day to day life, I see no difference: to me, she looks like the same girl who was born on Halloween. However, this photo series (we are a third of the way through a year already?!) allows me to look back at specific set points and actually see the changes happening. It’s also pretty amazing to see her start to develop her personality and become somewhat self-aware.

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Captured Moments

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”
– Edgar Allen Poe

There are certain moments in our lives that burst to existence like a flash pot explosion, only to vanish into thin air as if it never existed at all. Aside from our memories (which fade and ultimately disappear over time), there’s little to no evidence of most of these experiences’ existence.

Here is a moment of my father with his granddaughter that I was lucky enough to capture this past weekend. His laugh speaks volumes of what she means to him, and this, to me, is lightning captured in a bottle.
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This photo, above all, illustrates why I am drawn into photography in the first place: to share with you a small piece of the world through my eyes as I experience it. A dream within a dream, if you will.

Noelle Rae – Three Months Old: January 31st, 2016

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This little lady has now graduated from being a newborn to being an infant. Her personality is starting to shine through, and you can even see this personality in the photos below. It’s hard to believe she’s already a quarter of a year old.

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