Category Archives: portraits

Happy Friday | Lisa + Joe’s Day-After Session

Just thought you could use a few smiles this Friday. Lisa and Joe really know how to have a good time. :)

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Ryan | Newborn Baby Photography

Actually, his parents are some of the most beautiful wedding clients I’ve photographed, so I guess it wasn’t unexpected when Ryan pulled out all the stops at his newborn photo shoot. He was gorgeous. In an ‘I should be a model for Baby Gap’ sort of way. At just 13 days old, he really knew how to steal a girl’s heart. I’m so thankful for my lovely clients Aimee and Eric, whose wedding I photographed just about a year ago, for allowing me to spend some time photographing Ryan! He’s beautiful, don’t you agree?

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A Thank You, Wedding Albums, Chicago, and much to blog!

This was no ordinary week. I moved 800 miles away from NYC. I was actually a guest at a wedding in Michigan. And I woke up in a new apartment in Chicago.

As I sit here with my short cup of Starbucks Anniversary Blend, using the internet and uploading a wedding to my proofing site, I’m struck with so many feelings. Some are expected - the exhaustion from moving, the frustration that Comcast can’t install my office internet until next Wednesday (how are they always so slow?!), and the excitement that I’m actually here in Chicago. But, I’m also struck with an overwhelming feeling of thanksgiving and a little nostalgia when thinking of New York and New Jersey and the amazing summer of weddings I’ve had there. I guess I’m just not one to move on to the next thing too quickly without reflecting on what’s happened before.

You see, today I really feel it’s necessary to thank you for reading my blog. For being my clients and my friends. For really looking at the images. For commenting so that the beautiful people in these photographs know just how beautiful they really are. For just the few minutes you spend here, whether it’s your first visit or your twenty-fifth, for all of that, I thank you.

And now, how about an update? I’m officially moved in and living in Chicago! My husband is settling in to his new office here, and I’m catching up on the remaining summer wedding and portrait sessions that I have yet to blog. You’ll see a lot of fun things showing up here over the next couple of weeks. I have so much to blog!

Here’s a little preview of what’s in store:

  • First, I thought I’d show you something that arrived today. :) Jillian and Kyle‘s wedding album is in! It looked so amazing when it arrived at my door that I had to snap a few photos. Now that it’s on its way to their home in Pennsylvania, I’m excited to show you a glimpse of what the finished album looks like!

  • Next up, I promise you’ll love Florencia and Jason’s Hoboken, NJ, engagement session. This couple is incredibly gorgeous - and while I was shooting, I learned that Florencia and I have the same birthday! I don’t know how that came up, but somehow we figured out that we’re both February 28 gals. :) And, no, it wasn’t a leap year either of the years that we were born. ;) (Florencia will get that!)

  • Then, a little later, you’ll love the sweet images from Aimee’s newborn baby’s photo session. I love when my wedding clients ask me to photograph their new babies!

  • Also, stay tuned for a real CHICAGO engagement session! Woohoo!

Love you all. You’re the best. Happy Friday. :)

-S

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Jen + Anthony | Planting Fields at Oyster Bay

Remember Jen & Anthony’s gorgeous wedding from this spring? Well, I was lucky enough to photograph them again! Since they weren’t able to coordinate an engagement session before their wedding, they opted to do a session after the wedding - and it was so much fun! The Planting Fields at Oyster Bay are drop-dead gorgeous in the summertime, so it was the perfect location for their shoot. Here are a few of my favorite photos of this wonderful couple from what I like to call their Just Married! photo session.

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A Styled Shoot for Fetch Beauty

How lucky am I that one of New Jersey’s most talented makeup artists also happens to be one of my past brides? (If you were reading my blog around this time last year, you might remember Amanda’s wedding!) Well, Amanda has since formed a successful bridal makeup business called Fetch Beauty and is now creating some seriously gorgeous wedding-day faces. Just check out what her clients have to say about her over on WeddingWire!

One thing that I love most about Amanda is how truly dedicated she is to her clients. If you meet her in person and it seems like she puts her whole heart and soul into her work, it’s because she does! That’s why I was so honored when she asked me to photograph a styled shoot for her a few weeks ago. We collaborated with some major talent; the models, hairstylists, boutique dress shop, and the venue were absolutely fabulous. And I think we created some amazing imagery to show off Amanda’s talent! Some of my favorite photos are below.

Makeup: Amanda Mathes of Fetch Beauty, serving NJ, PA, and NY

Wardrobe: Doreen’s Paraphernalia, Marlton, NJ - now carrying a few designer lines of GORGEOUS wedding dresses

Hair: Jessica Gere and Sheena Guss who can both be booked through Fetch Beauty for wedding day hairstyles

Venue: Aloft Hotel, Mount Laurel, NJ - this space is so hip, modern and breezy! To have your wedding here, contact their Sales Director Meghan Goins.

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Rosie & Anna’s Family Portrait Session | New Jersey Family Photography

There’s just something about play time. Every time I shoot a family portrait session with kids outdoors, I’m drawn to the memories of my back yard sandbox and soccer games with my brothers. And I’m always left with the same feeling - we could all use a little more play time.

Meet Rosie and Anna. Their mom and dad asked me to visit for a portrait session in their back yard, and I had an absolute blast photographing them. Oh, and I had fun playing too!

Anna’s little red Nike sneakers were adorable. She’s 2 1/2, so when mom asked if she wanted to wear some pretty sandals, she said no. Classic. :)

Counting to five with dad:

Perhaps my favorite part of the session was airplane time:

And little Rosie brought out her best smile for me!

So, so cute. I LOVE these. :)

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