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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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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Colandrea “Baby C” Shower – November 6th, 2016

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To quote Angela’s friend Rita, it feels like I’m almost family with this fantastic group of people with how often I’m around to photograph key events! After photographing Angela and her closest friends the morning of her wedding last year, I’m thrilled to celebrate her baby shower with her and to see her little family begin to grow. One of my favorite parts about this shower was just how beautiful that cake is. Check it out below along with the other highlights from this Sunday afternoon in South River, NJ.

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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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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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Sloane Rose Newborn Photos – July 4th, 2015

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What a beautiful little girl with a sweet temperament and laid-back personality!  At only six days old, Sloane was the perfect model for this impromptu newborn session.  Aside from the festive July 4th outfit, Sloane also had a slew of “costumes” to wear: she was a range of animals from a turtle to a snail to a Very Hungry Caterpillar, and each outfit was cuter than the last.

This was a fun afternoon and it was an absolute pleasure to share this half-hour shoot with Travis and Jonnelly as they are also getting to know their precious little girl.  
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Sloane Rose – June 28th, 2015

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This was such an exciting and lovely day! As of 4:32pm on Sunday, June 28th 2015, we all got a new family member as Sloane Rose entered our world, and let me tell you: love is the best word I can use to describe this experience; as you look through the pictures and relive our first moments with her, love seeps through and bursts from each image towards Sloane, to the new Mommy & Daddy, for Sloane’s grandparents, and all other family members in attendance.

This bonding experience and captured moments truly showed me what family is all about, and Sloane could not possibly have been born to a closer, tighter family. Sloane – we all love you dearly!
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Gender Reveal – June 1st, 2015

What a fun and creative photoshoot to reveal our first baby’s gender to the world!

Gender Reveal

It’s interesting to note that we took off our wedding bands for the picture in anticipation of the paint, but if you look closely, you can still see their indents on our ring fingers in that first image. Also, like my maternity shoot with the Muchas two weeks ago, I find that I thoroughly enjoy the challenge of recreating interesting and fun photographs from Pinterest or any other source.

Here’s a little tidbit of insight to the making of this photo:

– Two people
– One baby (in utero, preferable for this type of shot)
– DSLR (Manual mode) + 10-second timer
– Tripod
– Trip to Michaels
– Trip to A.C. Moore because Michaels failed us
– Solid white wall
– White T-shirt
– Pink puffy paint (If unsure of a shade, choose two or three to test on white paper first)
– Messy hands that cannot touch the camera. Inconvenient if the photographer is the one with the paint on his or her hands, as was this case.
– Messy shirt which actually bled through to the belly.

 

– Some quotes from this night:

“You pushed me forward. Stop it!”

“No, the heart isn’t right.”

“Dammit, I want the Scrabble tiles but I can’t in full faith post “ITS A GIRL” without an apostrophe.”

“Which pink is right?”

“What are you talking about? That’s not a heart!”

“Why are you pressing so hard? STOP IT!!”

“Am I on top or are you?”

“Push that button. Okay, push it again.”

“Hey, your flash didn’t go off.”

“Why are you opening your hands so wide?”

“Why are you not opening your hands wide enough?”

 

Mucha Maternity Shoot – May 17th, 2015

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This was such a fun and exciting shoot! I don’t think the wife and I had laughed as much or as hard in a long time as we had during this shoot. Not even the “60% chance of an afternoon thunderstorm” could stop the sunshine radiating from this couple.
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