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Newborn Photography| Finbar

Baby Finbar <3

Not only do I have the honor of photographing these precious little babies, but sometimes I get to photograph my own cousins! This is Finbar Toughey. My littlest cousin. He may be a 2nd cousin or 1st cousin twice removed, or some sort of version of a cousin that I still haven’t been able to wrap my head around, but HE’S MY COUSIN! 🙂

Hannah and Stephen came with their little Vivian from NYC for their Maternity session and came back once Finbar was born for their Newborn session. I do Maternity as an add-on for my booked Newborn clients (incase you were wondering). And Hannah had some ideas and inspiration for her Maternity session which I love. Because it is a collaboration after all.

They are the sweetest little family and I will cherish the time we spent together capturing the new life they have built with one another!

Maternity

Maternity Sessions with Joan Marie

While I do not promote or advertise my Maternity Photography (in fact I just realized I didn’t even have my maternity portfolio on my website LOL), I do love them and I offer them as an add-on to booked Newborn Clients. Sessions are approximately 1 hour and take place in The Studio or at a nearby park or home. So if you are booking a Newborn Session, be sure to ask about my Maternity add-on!

Natalie Maya | Westfield, NJ Newborn Photography

I do not have any idea how I somehow missed blogging about these sessions! They produced some of my favorite images! And they are from Summer of 2022!

Momma contacted me a few months before her due date which is what we always encourage. This gives us time to plan and prepare for baby’s arrival. At the time that I am writing this, I offer Maternity Sessions as an add-on to my Newborn Session. And that is what we did for this one. We had a beautiful sunset session for the Maternity and the sun showed up with her golden dripped sunlight. It was a little bit HOT, but Mom and Dad took it like champs and we created beautiful Maternity images that I am so proud of. We even pulled out the Drone for some amazing aerial images!

Then their beautiful princess arrived and it was Newborn shoot time! What I love most about my Clients is that they TRUST me. This is an investment! And it is super important that you TRUST your photographer. That you see their work and love it and TRUST us to create unique images of you and your baby while also appreciating the creative process and artistic styling. I always have my Clients fill out a questionnaire which leads me in selecting what colors, fabrics and props to use. But at the end of the day, as George Michael said, “Ya gotta have faith”!

Kathryn gave me that. And we created some of my favorite Maternity and Newborn images. This little girl is going to be one in a couple of months and I can’t wait to see her again! Hopefully at her cakesmash!

NJ Newborn | Violet | Scotch Plains, NJ

Time sure flies

I recently did a newborn photography blog post about Baby Rosanna and I realized that I must not have blogged about big sis, Violet! How is that possible? Oh, I know now, the last 3 years have been a total blur and life has been crazy! That’s how!

So since I never did post pics from Violet’s Newborn session (or maybe I did and now I just can’t find it), I figured I would post some now and backdate it! LOL! Don’t judge me! Hey, at least I posted her cake smash!

Here are some of the images from a couple of years ago when little Violet first joined us, Earthside!

Newborn Photography NJ | Joan Marie

NJ Newborn & Baby Photographer

I LOVE Newborn Photography!

What can I say about Newborn Photography other than I absolutely LOVE it! From tiny baby fingers and toes to the cute little noises they make. There is no denying that these babies are little miracles. And I am SO BLESSED and GRATEFUL that parents let me snuggle, hold and photograph these tiny blessings that they have brought into this world. And I feel a calling to create beautiful pieces of art with baby as the subject. I love being a Baby Photographer!

My newborn photography sessions take place at my Portrait Studio located in downtown Scotch Plains, NJ. As a Fine Art Portrait Studio I offer a variety of beautiful archival products and wall art for you to display and enjoy in your home for years to come.

Sessions include a complimentary consultation and a personalized and individualized approach to planning your unique session with me. You will have access to all of my props and adorable newborn accessories (shhhh…I have ALOT, just take a look at all my bucket options!) and the best part (besides the day you pickup your artwork)…the gallery reveal and ordering appointment!

Because I take a very limited number of Newborn Clients each month and highly recommend you book at least 12 weeks in advance to secure a spot on my calendar! There is a 200 retainer to book and I offer multiple collections, both digital and printed.

Do you offer Maternity Sessions?

The short answer is YES! I really enjoy working with women and showing them how beautiful they are. And what is more beautiful than a woman who is carrying life inside of her? Honestly it’s also so exciting for me to actually be a part of their experience. From meeting and talking about their pregnancy, their hopes, their dreams, their excitement. And then just a few weeks later they’re in my Studio with their new baby. It’s honestly a complete honor.

Maternity sessions are very much a collaboration with my mommas to be. Each woman is unique and I really try to capture their style and beauty in a personalized way. And I think every woman deserves to have images capturing the miracle that is pregnancy!

Recent Newborn Photoghraphy Sessions

Newborn Photos

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