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Scotch Plains, NJ | Cake Smash | First Birthday

One thing I love about my job is the people I meet and the connections I make! I met Leanne last summer when she was expecting her first baby. She scheduled me to do both Maternity and Newborn shoots. She and her husband are the sweetest couple and are so adorably in love. And I feel blessed that they chose me to capture that for them!

So fast forward to a year later and little baby Violet is ONE! So of course we had to do a Cake Smash session to document this milestone! We chose hues of Purple for her special session and I love the way the setup came out!

What about the cake?

Leanne has a baker that she uses for her special events, Allie’s Kitchen, and she made this beautiful cake for Violet! Isn’t it gorgeous?!? I do prefer to have parents bring the cake because they know their child best and with allergies I just think it’s the best bet. I like to use “naked” cakes because the star of the show is your little one, not the cake!

Just like her momma!

Momma owns her own Pilates Studio locally called M pilates + Yoga. What I found to be the most adorable thing is that Violet is always pointing her toes and showing off her form! She definitely takes after her momma in that respect!

Leanne and Rich, thank you for trusting me to document your journey with Violet! I always love seeing you and making the magic happen! And I will be in touch soon because your Album and prints are IN!!! And they are GORGEOUS!!!

Scotch Plains | Portrait Studio | My Journey

I was contacted by Evelyn Wiseman with Subkit at the end of June asking if she could interview me about my Go Solo Story. I was recommended by another photographer that I had begun a friendship with via Facebook, Kristen Matta with Blush Baby Photography. What a complete honor!

Photography is one of those industries where you can either choose to be a competitor or a colleague/collaborator. I’ve learned this over the years. There is so much you can gain by forging friendships with others in your industry. So much more than choosing to see everyone as your competitor <3

Thank you Kristen for recommending me, for our virtual brainstorming sessions, for your help and most of all for treating me as a friend and colleague <3. It means so much! And thank you, Evelyn, for sharing our Go Solo Stories with others who are business men and women or thinking about embarking on this journey <3!

You can read my interview here. If you are local to Boston, I highly recommend reaching out to Blush Baby Photography for your photography needs. You can read Kristen’s article here.

Are you someone who has a go solo story to tell? Do you know someone who is killing it and you admire for going solo? You can fill out your own interview story here or send the link to someone who has a story to share with others.

Scotch Plains Newborn Photographer | Noah

Another amazing newborn sesh that I can’t believe was TWO MONTHS AGO! Noah is probably walking and talking already! LOL, I kid, I kid. But seriously, the time is FLYING by!

This boy was so incredibly chill for his session. I am thinking it’s because his mom and dad were too. What I love the most is when a family can come in, sit down, relax and just let me do my thang! And it gives mom and dad a break too. You can watch tv, catch up on emails, scroll your instagram feed, or literally nap. I made sure I got a comfy couch when I knew I was moving to a studio space.

I had so much fun during this session. Noah let me do whatever I wanted. And mom and dad are the absolute cutest and I can just see so much love between them and now for their newest addition.

2 things I REALLY love about this shoot is the amazing silhouette shots we got and the ones of dad holding his son. It was a last minute thing honestly. I saw some tattoos peeking through his shirt and well, knew we needed some shots of HIS art with his newest work of ART. You see, I am a photographer, yes. But I am also an artist. And I appreciate art. And although I only have 1 tattoo myself, one that I didn’t get until I was 37 years YOUNG, I really freakin’ love tattoos. So that’s what we did. We took some artsy tattoo portraits.

Here are some of my favorites from Noah’s Newborn session.

Scotch Plains Newborn Photographer | Gianna

Wow, I’ve been so busy! And I feel so blessed for all of the new Clients and BABIES I’ve been able to meet lately! So now after the Holidays are over I will be catching up on my blog posts!

This little angel was such a little peanut! So tiny, and SOOOOO CUTE! Just look at the adorable images we were able to get from her session!

Thank you so much for choosing me Becky! I can’t believe this was already a MONTH AGO??? XOXO

Scotch Plains Newborn Photographer | Cyril

It’s been a minute since I posted, but that just means I’ve ben busy! Which is a great thing! I’ve been lucky to be able to photograph a number of babies in the last few months. I consider myself a “Joan” of all Trades when it comes to what I like to photograph. But really, newborns have my heart. I feel so lucky to be able to capture all their little features in the first days of life. Not only to be able to capture them with my camera, but just being in their presence. It’s an amazing thing. It’s magical. And it literally fills my heart and soul. It reminds me what a miracle life is and how incredibly lucky we are to be able to have this experience here on this planet.

Here are some pics of Baby Cyril. Such a little peanut with incredible skin. Thank you for trusting me to capture your sweet little guy <3

joan marie

1728 E 2nd St
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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