Norah Yeates at 1-year | Jersey City NJ Baby Photographer

The greatest part of photographing Norah was working with mom Ling to create a very personal photo album of the session to commemorate Norah’s 1st birthday.  In it, she included notes about Norah’s babyhood and a personal letter from mom & dad to read when she grows up.  One of my favorite tidbits in the album… Norah’s middle name Yeates is after her mom’s mentor Elizabeth Jane Yeates who “was a small town girl that went to U Penn and MIT and went on to dedicate her life to helping young men and women reach their dreams….with grace, determination, thoughtfulness and kindness.”

What an amazing love letter for Norah to cherish all her life.  Happy 1st birthday Norah!

Happy 2nd Birthday Thor! | Jersey City NJ Children Photographer

In honor of Thor turning the big 2-point-0, we had a little photo shoot that took us from the studio to Hamilton Park. Mom and dad are also a couple of our best friends so it’s always a special treat to photograph that sweet face!   (Seriously, I love his baby portraits so much, they have graced everything from the entrance to our studio to our note cards.)  I can’t believe he’s already such a big boy!  Love watching this sweet kid grow up in front of my lens.  Happy 2nd Birthday Thor!!!