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First Birthday Photography | Scotch Plains, NJ

Cake Smash!

Let’s talk about First Birthday Portraits!

First birthday. You’re baby is turning ONE and THAT is something to CELEBRATE! Cake smash sessions are custom curated to your personal taste. We prefer simple setups to keep the focus on your baby with the utilization of high quality balloon garlands which you will help choose! We take time to capture family and child portraits before we GET DIRTY!

What a year, am I right? A complete whirlwind! For me, the first year included some really big changes, difficult adjustments, and even a trip to the ER! I really felt like that while there were lots of really awesome experiences as a new parent, I spent most of it holding my breath! The worry the stress the balancing. It was around that one year mark that I felt I could exhale (at least a little bit LOL).

Because you don’t get an instruction manual.

And now here you are.

Maybe your baby just turned one.

Maybe your baby’s first birthday is somewhere on the horizon.

Maybe you’re planning a First Birthday party to celebrate the joy that this little child has brought to your life.

Whatever stage you are in, First Birthday Photos are a wonderful gift, not only for your baby, but for yourself!

That’s why when we schedule a First Birthday shoot, I make sure to get some photos of the whole family! These images will last for years to come and your baby will want to see YOU in the photos too!

Scroll through my gallery from previous cake smashes and see if my style is something that you are drawn to. If you like what you see, take the first step and fill out the form below!

Most Clients invest anywhere from $1,000 – $10,000 depending on their needs.

Let’s Party! Contact The Studio today!

NJ Newborn| Cranford | Vada

When I ran a model call for a newborn photography sessionI was only going to book 1 model, but oops! I wound up booking 2! LOL, no seriously though. I love newborn photography so much that I decided what the heck!? Let’s do 2! Vada was a tiny little adorable peanut. And as luck would have it, she wasn’t thrilled about modeling either. LOL. But that doesn’t bother me. I know that I will always win HAHA!

As a newborn photographer and an ARTIST, I want to capture and create beautiful art with your babies just as much as you want that! This is part of why newborn sessions are scheduled with a 3 hour timeframe. Babies are gonna “baby”! They get hungry, they need diaper changes. And sometimes they just need a little TLC. I plan for these things!

I’ve been doing newborn photography for 10+ years and I still am head over heels for it! And you know what else I’m head over heels for? Little girls in BLUE! I mean, just look at this little SQUISH! Thank you so much Jen and Vada for volunteering your time to help me perfect my craft even further. You ROCK!

NJ Family Photographer | Chatham, NJ

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of photographing this wonderful extended family in Chatham. This was a referral from one of my Clients who I not only have been able to photograph in the past, but also someone who I have called “friend” for close to 30 years! I know, I can’t believe I’m that old either LOL! And I have to take a minute to say that I am so grateful for these friends and for their referrals. Most of my clients find me from referrals and I wouldn’t be where I am today without you. And many of these referrals become my friends. Thank you Kim for introducing me to your friend and her beautiful family.

Nichole is momma to 3 beautiful girls. And when we started planning our shoot she mentioned how she wanted to have the session in her backyard and we were hopeful that the flowers would be in bloom and the grass would be green. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint! We had to reschedule at least once due to rain, but the sun showed up for her session. And oh boy did it show up! Her backyard was magical and so was her family!

Here are some of my favorite images from our outdoor family session.

joan marie

Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

908.312.1788 | info@joanmariephotography.com