NEW JERSEY WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER FOR JOYFUL COUPLES IN LOVE

Portrait Photography

Regardless of the season that you're in, and whether your babies are big, small or furry, this time in your life deserves to be captured by something other than your iPhone. Family sessions were born from past wedding couples asking us to document their growing families and now we just can't get enough!

We love creating photos to remind families that in spite of the fact that the car of their floor is covered in cereal, their laundry room looks like an episode of hoarders and mom and dad are in a permanent state of exhaustion, their love and their story are beautiful. 

So let's plan a day, pick a location that is meaningful to you and create a collection of images that will fill up the frames your walls for years to come. 

A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES

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Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey

Stephanie + Mark

“I hired Michelle to photograph our family while on vacation, Michelle was so thorough, organized, and professional as we scheduled our photo shoot. I felt confident that she would capture exactly what I had in mind. She did that and so much more.”

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Stephanie & Mark's family portrait session took place on a bright, summer day at the Avon-by-the-Sea boardwalk. The boardwalk overlooks the sandy Avon beach and vast Atlantic. Family accompanied their lifestyle session. What a joy it was photographing this family together for a fun, evening walk at the Avon boardwalk. Following a few portraits in front of the estate, we made our way to the beach. Their lifestyle session captured laughs, smiles, tears of joy, a ton of hugs and kisses. It is always so wonderful for me to accompany a military family as their partner is home between deployments. Thank you, Stephanie & Mark, for inviting me to capture your summer portraits. What an honor to photograph your visit to Avon-by-the-Sea!

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PRIVATE ESTATE & AVON BEACH
AVON-BY-THE-SEA, new jersey

STEPHANIE & MARK

This Morristown, New Jersey family portrait session captured the pure joy of home. Photographed at a private estate, this hardworking family has reunited after months of not seeing one another. Their son has been hard-at-work and this session was so exciting for mom to see her wonderful children and beloved husband together for the holidays! Capturing generations together, coming together to celebrate their family, home, and Thanksgiving tradition was so special. What an honor to be chosen to capture this family session! Check out their relaxed, lifestyle family portrait session below captured on a bright November day.

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private estate
MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY

FAMILY SESSION

This bright, sunflower, best friend session captures the joy of friendship in support of following your dream. These two young women celebrate their victories and all they have accomplished at 17, together, as best friends.
   
Alexia, in the process of training and traveling across the globe as a figure skater, Amanda growing in the pageant world as National American Miss New Jersey, they have supported one another through thick and thin, across the Atlantic.

This session celebrates their friendship. Their bright personalities. Their accomplishments as young women, most importantly, empowering one another to do their best.

This session was photographed for 2017 National American Miss New Jersey, Amanda Witkowski, and Alexia Paganini, Swiss-American figure skater, in 2020 is representing Switzerland in ladies' singles.

So proud of you both and excited to see what the future holds for you both!

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sunflower senior session
hackettstown, new jersey

amanda & alexia

This sunset session was photographed on a bright, beautiful evening in the fall overlooking the Atlantic. The beautiful sandy shore and sandy dunes added for a beautiful backdrop for this family portrait session. The dunes in Monmouth County made for such a beautiful backdrop for this family portrait session. And even better, the water was even warm enough to dip our toes in for just a few moments to savor the last bit of summer! Check out their energetic, lifestyle family portrait session below captured in Monmouth County, New Jersey!

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RUMSON BEACH
RUMSON, new jersey

LEBLANC FAMILY

Germaine & Robert’s family portrait session took place on a bright, summer day at their private estate in Gloucester, Massachusetts. 

Their estate overlooks the vast Atlantic. Their family, coming from out of town, accompanied their lifestyle session. 

It was so wonderful to capture relaxed, portraits of the family hanging out at their home on this summer day. We captured several groupings, and the family at the home. 

Their lifestyle session captured laughs, smiles, and a ton of hugs. It is always so wonderful to photograph a growing family and to capture such special moments in their lives. Check out their relaxed, lifestyle private estate session below!

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garden estate session
gloucester, massachusetts

Germaine & robert

This joyous session captures the joy of family. The laughs, smiles, tickles and bundles of joy. Photographed at sunrise, Sarah & Jack joined me for a session at Jockey Hollow Park to capture their portrait session. Their session truly captures the joy of their family, the laughs that they share together, and the love that family brings forth. It is always a joy to work beside families during the holiday season. Check out their relaxed, lifestyle family portrait session at Jockey Hollow in Morristown, New Jersey captured on a bright November day!

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JOCKEY HOLLOW
morristown, new jersey

SARAH & JACK

Hackettstown, New Jersey

Karen + Jon

Michelle was fantastic! She did a lifestyle/newborn photoshoot for us and I couldn't be happier with the photos! She walked in to both children having meltdowns haha, but somehow managed to capture beautiful family photos that we will cherish for a lifetime!

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Morristown, New Jersey

Madeleine + Craig

My family and I had a wonderful experience with Michelle! She was so patient with my two young children and we got the most beautiful candid photos. Her photos surpassed my very high expectations!

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Morristown, New Jersey

Sarah + Jack

She was extremely helpful before the session and made it such an easy process. The morning of went smoothly and she was extremely professional. Best part the pictures that came out(and the turn around time was super fast)! She captured our family beautifully. Will definitely using her again!

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Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey

Steph + Mark

I hired Michelle to photograph our family while on vacation, Michelle was so thorough, organized, and professional as we scheduled our photo shoot. I felt confident that she would capture exactly what I had in mind. She did that and so much more.

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Pearl River, New York

Sharon + Jared

I have no words....I need every picture. 
Love, Love, Love.
Thank you.

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

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family portraits

Regardless of the season that you're in, and whether your babies are big, small or furry, this time in your life deserves to be captured by something other than your iPhone. 

No one wants to look like a wet dog in their photos so if it looks like it's going to rain, snow, hail or some other weather catastrophe, we'll be in touch via email or phone to reschedule. Often, when we're scheduling our initial portrait session date,

what do we do if it rains?

if it works for our calendars, we'll actually set up both a main date and a rain date just to make sure we don't have to postpone your session for very long if the weather is bad on the original date. 

what do we do if it rains?

The sooner the better! Our weekends tend to fill up pretty quickly - especially during the spring and fall, so the sooner you reach out to us, the more likely you are to get your desired date!  

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK?

To reserve your session date, we'll need a signed portrait photography contract and session fee. And if something comes up and you need to change your date, just let us know! 

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK?

If picking out outfits for photos takes you back to your high school days when you literally tried on everything in your closet and piled it on your bed but still felt like you had nothing to wear, you're in luck. 

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?

We put together an extensive outfit suggestion guide with tips for every member of the family (even Fido!)

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?

Unless you've modeled professionally, you're probably going to feel awkward in front of the camera. Heck, we take photos for a living and we even feel like a deer in the headlights when we're in front of the camera. 

WE'RE AWKWARD AND MY KIDS DON'T SIT STILL.

You're going to feel awkward at first, but as the session goes on and we coach you through images, we think you'll find that being photographed can actually be fun. And don't worry about your kids. We're well versed in capturing even the busiest of little ones. 

WE'RE AWKWARD AND MY KIDS DON'T SIT STILL.

Within a few weeks of your session, you'll receive a link to a view your digital gallery that will allow you to view a selection of your images and choose from our print packages. 

HOW WILL I RECEVE MY PHOTOS?

The gallery is also set up to make ordering prints, canvases and other keepsakes as easy as turning on a Roomba to clean your floors. No worrying about tricky things like color correction, DPI and image format. 

HOW WILL I RECEVE MY PHOTOS?

Yes! We do offer print packages. Photos make great gifts for family and beautiful home decor. We offer several packages to choose from that include products ranging from heirloom books to gift prints.

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For investment details and availability, please send a message via the form below. Hour long portrait sessions for a family of five or smaller begin at $650.

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