Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Gowns and things • Fashion Photographer

Dreaming of gowns... 

I met Sophia last summer while collaborating with Jacqueline Cicala of Blowout and Jennifer Weil of Style Concierge {See it here: Bicycle • Inspirational Shoot, Part 1}.

That shoot sparked Sophia's interest to explore modeling a bit more, as a fun thing she could do in her free time when not studying or preparing for her finals. 
She later walked in Fashion For Hope show, wore Cristalle Brides gowns at their bridal line launch party and modeled for their lookbook. 

Her portfolio started to grow and she only needed a few simple headshots. 
When we scheduled our studio session, I thought to myself - why not use this opportunity to create something beautiful.

So my mind got to work.
My best ideas come to me late at night when I am about to fall asleep. I start brainstorming and pray that I remember it all the next morning 😉Thankfully, I did and I was super excited to make it come to life. 

The day before our shoot I pulled out my sewing machine and made this long tulle skirt that I paired with a black backless top from Zara {it's really a bodycon dress but you couldn't tell 😊}.
We added a pair of fabulous heels and statement earrings, and we were ready to go. 

Here are a few images from my afternoon with Sophia.
How beautiful is she?!

{Dress ~ top by Zara | tulle skirt by me • Shoes ~ Windsor}

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Our Christmas Photos • New Jersey Family Photographer

Have a Very Merry Christmas!

We dressed fancy on one chilly afternoon and went outside for a few holiday photos 🎄

We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
Hope this holiday season is filled with love and laughter, and creating new memories.

❄️  ❄️  ❄️

"There's more, much more, to Christmas than candlelight and cheer;
It's the spirit of sweet friendship that brightens all year.
It's thoughtfulness and kindness, it's hope reborn again,
For peace, for understanding,
And for goodwill to men!"

{Big Thanks to Aleksandra for helping with a few family shots!}

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

And he's 3!

How is this even possible?!

Just like that- three years went by in a blink of an eye. 
I still remember that snowy December 2013 when we were awaiting Jack's arrival and he would not want to come! Five days after his due date we were scheduled for an induction. We were finally going to meet him! 

I will never forget that overwhelming feeling when he was laid on my chest for the first time, the emotions that filled my heart, and the instant love that would just grow with each passing day. 
How lucky was I to experience that once more! {Jack has an older sister 😊}

Christmas 2013 was definitely one-of-a-kind! 

Here is a look back at Jack's third year ❤️

Friday, December 9, 2016

Amy + Brian • Parents-To-Be Session • New Jersey Photographer

I love nothing more than seeing two people so much in love and so excited about becoming parents it warms my heart.

I have known Brian for a few years now so when he reached out to me and announced this wonderful news I was beyond happy and honored to photograph such special time in their lives.

They decided to keep their baby's gender a surprise but the wait is almost over and they should find out in just a few days 😊

Congratulations, Amy and Brian!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Autumn Blues • Fashion Photographer

It was one of those shoots that happen last minute with very little preparation.

One of my clients had to postpone their session and I thought to myself - I must NOT 'waste' this beautiful afternoon!
I needed to photograph something or someone!

My friend Aleksandra happened to be available that day  so it was just a matter of finding the perfect dress. 
And I must say, I got pretty lucky with this one!

See for yourself!

Dress by Tahari Arthur S. Levine {available here}  •  Shoes Steve Madden •  Hair + Makeup by me