Welcome to my Blog - I am pretty new to this and not sure how great at it I am. This is my daughter, Delaney. She is my oldest of three and she lives with Williams syndrome among other issues. I think she is beautiful. Our hope is for her to always have the most full and wonderful life as she can. She is someone who has an infectious personality and is full of love. Delaney has driven me to become more involved with working with families who have members living with any kind of special needs. I love photographing all types of families, all sizes, etc - but when you photograph say a child with Autism, who never would normally look in the camera lens, and you get them to make eye contact, it is an amazing feeling!
Some of the shoots I really enjoy are sports and individual portraits and large family groups.
Photo sessions usually last anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours depending on number of people and cooperation of children involved!
Photos session fees are $150 (this includes $25 credit towards prints, cards, or digital images) for the basic family unit and one set of grandparents or newborn and children's portraits.
Extended families add $10 per each additional family unit.
Payment is due at time of the shoot and can be collected through PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Experess, Cash, or Check.
7% NJ Sales tax is added.
There are a wide variety of options available through your private gallery directly on my website
many more through me directly. Great prices on Canvas options (20X30 $90 plus tax and shipping), blocks, metal prints, cards, and so much more!
You can get your gallery on USB Stick too!
These USB prices only apply to portrait sessions. Your $25 credit can be applied. You own all the rights to the images.
So, it is that time of year when we all start to think about holiday cards.
Do you have a favorite park? A favorite place to hike, picnic, or play?
What a great place for photos!
Last year, I took my kids to Washington Crossing Park on the NJ side and was so pleased with the images I captured of them. Plus we had a great time playing within the trees there. I was able to create great holiday cards with those images.
There are lots of fun parks in central NJ for pictures. Kunkle Park in Pennington is wonderful when the leaves are changing and all falling from the trees. So much fun there for the kids to run through and throw in the air. And it is small and not over-whelming.
Sayan Gardens in Hamilton Square is always a favorite of mine to photograph at. Between the bridges, open spaces, big rocks, and water features, there is so much fun to be had and great images to capture
If you are looking to schedule your holiday photos, let me know at email@example.com!
My love for photography began when I was in high school - that is when I got my first SLR camera. I loved that camera and was so proud to have it for my own use and exploration of the art form of photography. By my second year of college I began taking photography classes and just loved it. I have a minor in photography - majoring in Communication Arts. I was first exposed to professional photography during a summer internship at the NBA. I completed half a summer in photos and half at NBA Entertainment. After college I decided on a career as an audio technician working for companies such as the NBA, NHL, ESPN, Access Hollywood, MLB, PBS, and CNBC among others.
When it was time to think about settling down, I began to teach TV Production to middle schoolers. I realized how much I liked working with kids while doing a project for PBS. Teaching was a very rewarding experience. During this time my husband and I got married and had our first child. Due to her heart condition, I was unable to return to work and needed to stay home with her. Then we had two more children. Now that they are all in school, it is time for me to do what I have always dreamed of doing someday.
I love photographing. I love capturing people enjoying themselves, special moments in life, enjoying their families, experiencing life. It is so rewarding when you can capture someone's personality for preservation of a lifetime.
My oldest has Williams syndrome (www.williams-syndrome.org) and my middle child has some special needs also. I have become very involved with the Williams Syndrome Association, Special Olympics, and our special ed PTO because doing things like this makes our lives more enriched - for our three children and for my husband and I. Through coaching Special Olympics and being around kids with all different kinds of needs, I have learned so much. These kids have so much to offer us and this is why I have decided to specialize in working with those living with special needs and their families. Don't get me wrong, I love working with all families, photographing a wedding, taking engagement pictures, but working with families with someone with special needs is so rewarding. When you get the child who never makes eye contact to look in the camera lens, you know you have captured that second when the child is reaching out to you. You know you have broken through.