Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Molly's Maternity shoot!

Sunday was the perfect fall morning, I met up with Molly and
her husband Matt in Brookdale park for their maternity shoot.
They are expecting a baby boy at the end of December. They haven't found 
the perfect name and I'm no stranger to that. It took me a long time
to find a name I loved and one my husband loved as well. 
We had a lot of fun trying to stay warm and throwing leaves around!
I mean isn't that what fall is about?
I can't wait to meet their baby boy and take his pictures as well.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Chrissy and Matt's Beach Engagement shoot!

Chrissy is my Husbands cousin, so when we found out that her boyfriend
Matt had asked her to marry him, we were very excited!
He asked her to marry him after a bike ride through Sandy Hook national park and
a trek through the sand to the inlet where you can see the New York city
skyline. Chrissy asked me to take their pictures at Sandy Hook where Matt 
proposed and of course I said yes! It was only a year ago almost exactly 
to the date that I had done my first beach engagement shoot at Sandy Hook
as well. Only that time I was about 7 months pregnant!
Here are some of my favorite. (It's so hard to pick with this shoot, I love them all.)

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Kennedy's Halloween Shoot!

The best thing about having my own child now is that I have
my own personal model! She's a mover so it gets to be quite a 
challenge to get her pictures now. I have to be quick and entertaining all
at the same time. Thank goodness for my Husband who helps!

Halloween is by far my favorite holiday. 
(I even planned my wedding to be as close to Halloween as possible. It was Halloween 
themed and we even had our Dj's wear vampire capes.) 

So picking out Kennedy's very first Halloween costume was something
I didn't take lightly. I knew she wouldn't wear anything on her head and living
in New Jersey you have to dress warm! I also didn't want to buy the plain
old generic First Halloween costume.  So I decided to make part of her costume
and I ended with Red riding hood. I made her tutu and headband and 
bought the cape off etsy for $9. I bought a plain white onesie at Old Navy 
and we used red shoes that my sister had bought. I couldn't be more happy
with how it all came out. 

Halloween Mini Shoots

Mini shoots are exactly what the title reads. It's a chance to get
some cute pictures for a discount price in a short amount of time.
Last year I did Halloween mini shoots and they were a hit!
I had a lot of fun planning the backdrops and gave two choices.
Here were the scenes-

I learned after the Halloween mini shoots to just
Keep it simple! I went in with all these ideas and planned and planned,
but the best pictures were the simple ones.