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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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Unique Holiday Photo Cards W/Santa! Time to Order!

October 13, 2020

It’s time to order your unique holiday photo cards with Santa! October is almost half over. And, before we know it, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving (however that looks during Covid) and getting ready for Christmas. Most certainly, now is the time to plan for and order your holiday cards! Christmas Photo Cards with Santa…

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Photographing Women Who Value Themselves and showing those who don’t how amazing they are

October 12, 2020

Photographing women who value themselves provides me insight and perspective that is incredibly special. As a professional photographer, I have been taking pictures of women for years. I’ve seen them interact with their children, their significant others and their extended family, and I have learned so much. The Women I Know Over the years, in…

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Unique gifts for Women Think photo sessions:

October 6, 2020

Unique gifts for women are often hard to find, but always greatly appreciated. Trust me, I know. There is nothing this professional photographer enjoys more than a thoughtful and unique gift. Shop Early This Holiday Season Firstly, the holidays are fast approaching. In fact, Christmas 2020 is less than 100 days away! In fact, I…

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5 Incredible Photoshoot Locations — Check Them Out!

September 22, 2020

5 incredible photoshoot locations throughout Central New Jersey. Today, I’m going to share five of my favorite local spots. Doing business in a Covid19 environment means that additional precautions must be taken. While I am offering in studio sessions, many of my clients are simply more comfortable outdoors. The fact that Fall in Central Jersey…

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Fabulous Fall Family Photoshoots 2020: Now Booking:

September 14, 2020

Now booking fabulous Fall family photoshoots and I’m so excited! Isn’t it amazing how quickly seasons change. To be honest, the months in quarantine during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic dragged by. I could not believe how slowly time was moving…and every day seemed the same. Now that we are out and about a…

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