Michael at 2-months old

Do you ever get that feeling, after you’ve had a rough day with your baby, and a mom with 3+ kids walks by and has it all together? You know what I mean, like you should just keep your mouth shut about how hard you’ve had it.  Well it was no different seeing mom Angela in action with 2-month old baby Michael.  She came by for baby portraits in between dropping off her oldest daughter at school and her second daughter at ballet class, all while orchestrating nap and feeding times for the baby.  She also runs the Resurrection playgroup in Jersey City, which starts up again in the Fall. (Okay, I’m sure I won’t shut up any time soon about my Luke being an early waker, but still, at least I’ve been adequately shamed.)

Michael is just the sweetest cute little baby and just laid contently while I took his pictures. The only thing he was adamant about was not wanting to be in any sort of basket. The baby knows what he wants! Instead we had fun with cozy blankets, wooden letter blocks and this sweet knit hat from Smith & Chang. So adorable!

With sister Maddie. So sweet!

The Durham Family

I had the pleasure of doing a family photo shoot with Jaime, Brian and their beautiful kids over the weekend.  Honestly, you couldn’t ask for a more picture perfect family if you did a casting call. William (almost 4) and Alaina (2) were so adorable and somehow knew to be perfectly behaved when the camera was on them.

Jaime wanted the portraits to capture something quintessential to Jersey City, and Morris Canal Park was just the place.  It encapsulates some of the greatest perks of living here with the amazing views of the Manhattan skyline, a glistening Hudson River, and peeks of the Statue of Liberty.

And talk about super-mom! Jaime coordinated this family photo shoot with me in the midst of packing for a big move to Florida. Thank you for the amazing photo shoot Durham family! Wishing you all the best in your move!

Hayley & Charlotte – Sister Session

I met Hayley and Charlotte’s mom Gina through a good friend, and was so excited to learn about her new venture, Fun On The Run Bags based out of Hoboken. Gina rents out travel bags for kids that are stuffed with fun toys and games, which is such a great idea.  We are always traveling with our boys and end up spending so much money on new toys, cards and games for every trip in a desperate attempt to keep them occupied for 6+ hour flights and car rides. Anyway, fast forward and here I am taking Gina’s girls’ portraits.

Gina wanted to have the girls in their play clothes having fun so that we could capture their personalities in the way she enjoys them every day. And they are so sweet!  Hayley (turning 5 in a few weeks) reminded me of Hollywood glamour with her striking brown eyes and cheek bones, and Charlotte (2.5 years) has these huge blue eyes that are just amazing! To add some pops of color I had some flowers and paper lanterns on hand which they loved playing with. Such a fun shoot!