Friday, July 12, 2019

Angela's Maternity Session- New Jersey Photographer

The Baryiewski family is expecting a new addition this August. It's a girl! Just kidding. It's a BOY. Funny enough, when the family went to do their gender reveal, Party City mixed up the color balloons that popped out of the box, and at first they celebrated a baby girl when pink balloons were revealed. They checked back at the information from the doctor just to be sure and it said they were having a boy! Either way they are thrilled, and Julia is so excited to become a big sister. Her baby brother is due on her 4th birthday! How is that for a present? I first met this awesome family when Julia was one and they had fall photos done. I cannot believe how big and smart Julia has gotten! The session took place in Far Hills New Jersey, at the same location where Angela had maternity photos done when she was pregnant with Julia. I am beyond honored and thrilled to also be documenting newborn pictures for this family in August! I can't wait to meet the little guy!


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Jade's Newborn Session- Scotch Plains- New Jersey Newborn Photographer

The Love family welcomed Ms. Jade on June 4th and the household is definitely bursting with LOVE! The session took place at the family's home in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. Emi is so thrilled to have a baby sister and was by far the easiest toddler I ever photographed. Typically when photographing a two year old and a newborn together, I expect that I have about 30 seconds to get a shot of them together before the toddler loses interest or gets upset. Emi held her baby sister for 10-15 minutes, laughed, smiled, kissed the baby, and even posed with the family dog Winnie. I could not believe what a rock star she was! I was extremely excited when the family reached out about Jade's newborn photos because I photographed Emi's newborn session two and half years ago in Hoboken, New Jersey. At the bottom of this post you can see two side by side images of these sisters at their newborn sessions. So sweet to think that both girls were swaddled up in the same lilac wrap and both cried hysterically when mom put them in a knitted dog outfit. How lucky am I to follow such amazing families and freeze-frame such special moments for them? Congrats to the Love family on your beautiful new addition!


Sunday, July 7, 2019

Barrett Family-Chatham, New Jersey-Photographer

The Barrett family has grown from a family of 6 to a family of 7! Meet Clover, the new baby Bernedoodle of the bunch. The session took place in the yard of the family's home in Chatham, New Jersey. This was my third time documenting memories for this awesome family. It is so incredibly fun to see how much they have grown. Claire, Georgia, Patrick, and Hugh always impress me with how sweet and well-manner they are, this time taking turns holding and playing with their new beloved pup. Clover is a ball of energy (and fluff). What a lucky pup to have so many playmates and a fenced in yard to romp around in. This is the only family I know that could pull off squeezing in a photo session in after school, while packing for a sleep-away trip and getting ready for a lacrosse game. Such a fun and playful household!


Friday, July 5, 2019

Kennedy Criscione- Rockaway, NJ- Newborn Photographer

Kennedy Criscione made her debut June 4th 9:40pm at 7.3 lbs and 19.5". I was lucky enough to have a front row seat to Nicole's pregnancy, sharing a classroom with her meant hearing the daily updates on what growing a human is like, seeing the belly grow, and watching Nicole prepare for motherhood. She totally rocked being on her feet all day teaching and it is no surprise that Nicole is a natural at being mom too. Mike and Nicole make taking care of a newborn look easy. Kennedy already loves life at the lake, cheers dad on at his sporting events, and even attends school functions to celebrate mom's students. A month in this world has already flown by for Ms. Kennedy and she is lucky to have such cool parents. May this girly have a personality that stretches even bigger than her bows. Congrats Nicole and Mike on your gorgeous little girl.

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