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A Professional Photographer’s Thoughts: Pictures, Passover, Easter, and Moms

March 22, 2021

A professional photographer‘s thoughts are my thoughts, and I’m sharing them. You see, spring holidays are upon us. Thankfully, this year we will actually be celebrating, carefully. Being able to relax a bit is strikingly different than a year ago. Without a doubt, saying that I’m grateful doesn’t do it justice. But, for some reason…

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Photoshoot? Do You Have Time for a Photoshoot?

March 15, 2021

Photoshoot. As a New Jersey professional photographer, I’ve spoken and written the word so many times. For example, sometimes I share about shoots I’ve done. And, other times I’m looking for people for shoots I’d like to do. Lately, I’ve been blogging a lot about my newest project, 40 over 40. In case you don’t…

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Spectacular Sanibel Women: Time for Your Dream Photoshoot

February 22, 2021

Spectacular Sanibel women, contact me today for your dream photoshoot. For one thing, as a Sanibel professional photographer, I see you everywhere. You are walking on the island’s magnificent beaches, one of my favorite ways to decompress. I have stood in line behind you at the Sanibel Bean as your grabbed coffee and one of…

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Pet Pictures: Memories That Make You Smile

February 22, 2021

Pet pictures are my secret passion. Well, maybe not so secret. As you scroll through my social media, you’ll see tons of pictures of my pets. Honestly, I can’t help myself. My girls even accuse me of taking more pet photos than I do of them. Recently, they may be right. I’m a NJ Professional…

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NJ Photographer/Mom Guilt. I Became Selfish and It Was Amazing.

February 11, 2021

NJ Photographer/Mom guilt. Honestly, I’ve had it all my life; still do, in fact. Admit it, you have (or had) it too. It’s when you feel bad doing something, ANYTHING, for yourself and not for your kids. Here’s my latest experience with it. NJ Photographer/Mom Guilt So, here I sit in Sanibel Florida, in the…

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Family Pictures + Hot Cocoa + Warm Cookies = The BEST Snowday

February 2, 2021

Family photos are priceless, and the first component of my favorite equation. I’m a New Jersey professional photographer, certainly NOT a mathematician. That said, I created the equation above last year, during a small snowstorm. Thankfully, during the “Blizzard of 2021” that left 18 inches of snow outside my home in Marlboro, I was in…

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Looking Good, Feeling Great: Musings from an NJ Photographer

December 14, 2020

NJ Photographer’s Advice: Look Good – Feel Great. Did you ever have one of those days? For example, you wake up in the morning after a restless night’s sleep feeling exhausted. After stumbling into the bathroom, you grab your toothbrush and glance in the mirror. Immediately you regret that extra glass of wine and staying…

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Christmas in Sanibel: A Professional Photographer’s Favorite Phrase

December 8, 2020

“Christmas in Sanibel.” Just thinking these words makes me incredibly happy. Now that my plans are finalized and I’m settled in my “happy place” my mood can only be described as ecstatic. I LOVE Sanibel Island. Without a doubt, everything about it brings me joy. The moment I turn the key in my condo my…

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Puppy Pictures: Marlboro NJ Photographer Falls in Love

December 7, 2020

Puppy pictures make my heart melt. What can I say? I am, without a doubt, a sucker for a cute pup. Moreover, as a professional family photographer, I’m always looking at pictures. Recently, my social media feed has been FILLED with pictures of the most adorable dogs. I finally realized that many people are adopting…

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Capturing Romance on Sanibel: 6 Beautiful Spots for Couples Pictures

November 30, 2020

Capturing romance on Sanibel through Couples photographs comprise some of my favorite photography memories. In fact, the opportunity to continue to shoot couples in love brings me undescribeable joy. Whether it’s a surprise engagement shoot or just two people enjoying a vacation, I am ready to go to work. Without a doubt, Sanibel and Captiva…

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$99 Black Friday Professional Photoshoot: BEST Holiday Gift

November 23, 2020

Black Friday Professional Photoshoot. By the Wednesday before Thanksgiving a little voice inside my head keeps saying “it’s almost time to shop”. I have to admit that while I’m trying to finalize my holiday dinner preparations, I am completely distracted by the idea of gifts. in fact, I’m already starting to get stressed about finding…

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Professional Photographer Loves Sanibel: 3 Reasons Why

November 22, 2020

Professional photographer loves Sanibel! Talk about the truth! Sanibel is, without a doubt, one of my favorite places in the WORLD. How lucky am I that I get to live AND work in paradise. To begin with, I’ve written a ton of blogs on this special location. Today, I thought it would be a great…

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Sanibel Island Professional Photographer is Shooting Now: Say “Shells”

November 12, 2020

“Professional photographer is shooting now.” When I read these words, in relation to myself, I cannot adequately express my joy. Let me try to explain. Back in August, Jill Biden shared a message on Twitter. “Teaching is not what I do. It’s who I am.” Likewise, I identify with her sentiment regarding her “job”. In…

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Displaying Family Photos The Emotional Value

November 3, 2020

Displaying family photos, throughout your home, can help improve the self-esteem and self-confidence of your children. In fact, according to PositivePsychology.com “Creat(ing) a sense of belonging – promot(ing) an understanding of being part of something bigger–a family or community–by sharing family photos and stories….” can “can positively influence the growth of a child’s self-esteem and encourage…

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Lessons From Covid – 5 Secrets about Your Professional Photographer

October 15, 2020

Lessons I learned during Covid. Oh my goodness, there were so many. Honestly, I never would have thought that being in quarantine could be so personally educational (and sometimes funny). But, it was. Looking back now, grateful that I’m up and out and working again as a professional photographer, but also cognizant that things could…

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