Charlotte Turns 1! | Jersey City NJ Baby Photographer

Charlotte is a year old!  Another one of “my” babies from our big 2012 holiday baby shoot. 🙂  Our friends Crystal & Chris not only make super cute babies, they know how to throw a perfect baby birthday party — it was my first Dol!   Dol or doljanchi is a Korean tradition that celebrates the first birthday of a baby and blesses the child with a prosperous future.  The birthday baby wears a hanbok and a traditional hat and is placed in front of a selection of of objects such as string, brushes, ink and money and whichever one the baby selects will foretell the his or her future.  So, may I introduce to you… future artist Charlotte!!

Happy 1st Birthday Charlotte!  Can’t wait to see how you grow.  xo


Roan Michael | Jersey City NJ Newborn Photographer

My two favorite things about my shoot with Roan… One, Roan’s super cool name, which is passed down from his native american grandfather, is tattooed on dad’s  arm which was so much fun to shoot next to Roan’s baby skin. Two, photographing Roan next to his ultrasound images – an emotional moment knowing the journey mom Jessica and dad Ryan have had up to that moment.  Mostly I just caught some dust in my eyes though. 🙂

Celebrating Zoë | Jersey City NJ Newborn Photographer

There was an air of celebration during my shoot with Zoë.  After spending time at the hospital, Zoë was now home, healthy and growing big & strong. I love this scripture that mom Charisma had me include on some of her print designs.

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:13-14.

Such a sweet little miracle baby. xo