Thursday, May 30, 2019

Extended Family Session- Verona Park, New Jersey

One of the favorite parts about my job is capturing moments for a family again and again. The Slusarczyks are very close to my heart. I had the honor of working with Jean Ann years ago and actually photographed her retirement dinner as one of my first photography gigs. Her and her husband Bob giggle and joke around with each other like they are two teenagers who just happen to be married for 30+ years. She has two beautiful daughters and an handsome grandson, Nico who steals your heart away with one smirk. It doesn't seem that long ago that I was photographing Nico's newborn session, having a blast watching Brittany and Greg rock the parenting game only a few weeks in. Chelsea and Owen are newly engaged and new home-owners, planning a shore wedding. I imagine that their family get-togethers and weekends down the shore are filled with fun and laughter always. Thanks for letting me document more memories for you guys!


Friday, May 10, 2019

Mommy and Me Session-New Jersey Photographer

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Jersey City, New Jersey- Newborn Photography- Maeve

Ms. Maeve made her debut 2 weeks early because she couldn't wait to meet her lovely parents. Her newborn session took place at the family's home in Jersey City, New Jersey. Their gorgeous home was boasting with gorgeous natural light, even on a cloudy rainy morning. Jessica and Michael are naturals at parenthood already, alternating diaper changes and feedings like pros. Maeve slept like an angel and let us pose her however we wanted. How perfect does she look in her lace leotard?! Mom was nice enough to let me borrow flowers from one of her bouquets as a prop for a pop of color. Congrats on your gorgeous baby girl!

Monday, November 12, 2018

New Jersey Engagement Photographer- Colleen & Isaac

Two of my favorite humans are tying the knot and I couldn't be more thrilled about it because I have seen Colleen and Isaac’s relationship from the very beginning. Colleen and I first became friends in Kindergarten. We had epic play dates together, where both of us were too shy to speak to one another. Our friendship has since grown and matured, and now I’d say we enjoy engaging in pretty deep conversations. Fast forward to high school, and Colleen, Isaac, and I all ran cross country together and first hung out at meets and pasta parties. Isaac was actually a pretty competitive runner and needless to say, took it more seriously than Colleen and I. Throughout college and after graduation a large group of us high school friends would get together on breaks for basement parties and annual ski trips, but then Colleen and Isaac began getting together in smaller groups or sometimes just the two of them, to cook, explore the outdoors, or have “Science Nights” (I still don’t fully know what those nights entailed). While some of the details have become a bit fuzzy over the years, Colleen and Isaac were good friends for a long time, but I always thought Isaac’s eyes sparkled extra when he looked at Colleen. I am so happy Isaac broke out of the friend zone and swept one of my best friends off of her feet, because he truly brings out the best in her, and she does the same for him. Their love for one another is undeniable. They play and laugh together like young kids, are always exploring and learning together, and taking on new adventures as a couple. These two are so deserving of love and happiness, and I am pumped that they found that in each other; not to mention now we get to have amazing double-dates for the rest of our lives. I was so thrilled to capture their love with my camera and I am so honored and excited to stand next to them on their big day!

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