Sunflower Mini Sessions | Ocean County NJ | South Jersey Photographer | Child Photography

Sunflower Mini Session

Finally!! Here is a mini session that I have been dying to offer to my clients. Sunflower Field Mini Sessions in OCEAN COUNTY!! Wait, what! Yes, you read that correctly.. in Ocean County. I searched high and low so that my clients didn’t have to travel to far to get the photos they have been asking for! I will be at the farm in Barnegat on July 26th and 27th at Sunset! I will try and fit in as many sessions as I can, this will absolutely be on a first come first serve basis. They will only be $100 - This will cover the farm fee, 15 minutes of session, you will get 3 edited photos that you get to pick from a minimum of 5 (they may even be more depending on each session) and the print release for these photos. These sessions will be for up to 3 people, anything more than that must be talked to photographer prior to paying deposit.

July 2nd Concert | Sponsorship | Free Family Fun | Family Photographer | Ocean County NJ

Free Family Fun Night

Last week Smile Photography was able to be a participating sponsor for the Long Beach Township Tuesday night concert series. The show is a free concert on Long Beach Island and I was able to get some great shots of the event. So many people enjoying the music in so many different ways. There were people sitting, relaxing, and listening, there were family playing at the park listening, paddle boarders, kayakers, family enjoying the water while listening, some enjoying the food from Sunny Rae’s food truck (Link below), and on top of all that my nutty kids running all around. I was joined by Jasmine from Let it be a Party who also sponsored that night as well. They are the local one stop party shop! (Link below). Please make sure you take a look at the next events they will be having at Bayview Parks & Recreation to join in on the fun! (Link below).

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Tuesday July 2nd | Sponsorship | Free Family Fun | Family Photographer | Ocean County NJ

Free Family Fun Night

Throughout my time here at Smile Photography, I'm constantly looking for new and different ways to be a member of the community outside of just a photographer. I was so excited to be approached by the Long Beach Township to be a participating sponsor for their summer concert series at Bay View Park. It's a opportunity for Smile Photography to get involved in one of the favorite free activities my kids and I have enjoyed for the last few summers. I'm very excited for this opportunity and I'll have my camera ready to catch some great moments. So please come join Smile Photography and the B Street Band on July 2nd at Bayview Park on Long Beach Island at 7pm for the free Tuesday evening concert series!

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend | Jersey Shore Photography

Time to give back!

There have been some great things happening here at Smile Photograph LLC, hence a bit of the silence while I have been working on making everything perfect. This week I will be starting to announce all the great changes but before I started doing that I wanted to have a special give away.

There are a few conditions for this give away. The session will be a family session as explained on Smile Photography's website for a family that has a member in the military, past or present. The session expire one year from today. Family shall reside within the radius of travel for Smile Photography or will be required to pay the travel fee. Only families who enter via the form on this post will be eligible for this give away. If there are any questions or concerns, please contact me regarding this give away. The family will be picked on Friday May 31st!

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Quinn | Queen Elsa | South Jersey Photographer | Child Photography

Traveling to Disney

Phew!! I think I can finally say it will out jinxing it, goodbye winter and goodbye SNOW! Gosh, as I get older the snow gets less less fun, haha! But watching my princess think that she is a Queen and can freeze everything is honestly the most joyous feeling in the world. I thought Disney movies and Disney World was great when I was little but golly it is SOOO much better as a Mommy!! Quinn and Emerson watch all sorts of Disney movies, and tend to get stuck on one and we watch on repeat for a good amount of time and then on to the next haha, but sharing this time with them has been amazing.

In the beginning of October, we as a family, both set of grandparents as well, went to Disney World for our first family vacation. As there was always something going on and pretty crazy, it was great to watch the magic in their eyes. Some may say that they were “too young” but I would not have changed it for the world. Quinn still to this day asks about it and asks for Elsa when she gets her hair cut because we got her first hair cut there and they of course made it so so special!! I can’t wait to book a vacation to head on back there to have some more family time. The best part of planning to go is that one of my great friends just became a travel agent, for Disney! Say whattttt! How cool right!?! Many people think that using a travel agent will cost them money, and it doesn’t! Same price you would pay with out a travel agent but some extra love and help planning. Next time we go we will be using Deanna to help us set everything us! Hop on over to her page to take a look to see how she can help you with your traveling!!

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Christmas Session Information!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Well ladies and gentlemen, the time has finally come for the indoor Christmas mini announcement! Thats right, information and previews are here! Only 63 more days until Christmas, whhhaaattt. There will be three backdrop options: a ginger bread house, a snowy forest, and a red and black Christmas set up (that is big enough for a family shot!) There of course will be the option of having a full indoor Christmas session as well as the indoor mini session. Christmas minis are for immediate families with small children - but babies MUST be able to sit up unsupported or have an older sibling who can hold them. Christmas minis are not for newborns or for extended family sessions ( one family per time slot, no cousins, grandparents etc)!! 1 quick outfit change for CHILDREN is allowed if time allows it. 
Please make sure you receive a confirmation email and pay attention to the time that you book :)

Indoor Christmas Mini Information: $125
Can be booked on any dates between Nov 3rd to Dec 9th.
*20 Minutes (booked back to back)
*5 Edited photos
*Gallery to pick edited photo from
*Print release for personal use
Plus an awesome bonus of a $25 gift certificate that will be able to be used in the future!

Outdoor Christmas Mini Information: $75
Only ONE date for each type of session
Vintage Truck in Barnegat on Nov 3rd 
Or Beach session in LBI on Nov 4th
20 Minutes (booked back to back)
*3 Edited photos
*Gallery to pick edited photo from
*Print release for personal use

Indoor Christmas Full Information: $250
Can be booked on any dates between Nov 3rd to Dec 9th.*Up to 1 hour*15 Edited photos*Gallery to pick edited photo from*Print release for personal use

Referral Program | South Jersey Photographer | Jersey Shore

Referral Program

The greatest compliment we can receive is a referral! If you love any service you receive then, of course, you're going to tell your friends and family about it! There are so many ways to let your loved ones know you are satisfied with us; word of mouth, sharing our posts or page, sharing photos from your session, etc. And now, we want to pay you back for all the love you've shown us over the years!

Introducing Smile Photography's new referral program! The details are simple – refer a new loved one and you both get a discount! The referrer and referee will BOTH receive $25 off their next session! This discount is good for a year and may be combined with additional referral discounts you've accumulated. As soon as the new client pays for a session, our existing client will be notified that they have a $25 credit thanks to the booking. Sounds easy and exciting, right? We sure think so!

So, if you love us, spread the word! 
** Cannot be used towards mini sessions **

Referral Program

Stand in Baby Miles | Jersey Shore Photographer | Ocean County Photography

Some of you may remember that back in November we introduced you to this handsome fella and asked for your help in naming him.  Well, we are pleased to announce that we have decided that the new baby in the studio’s name is MILES!  A special thanks to Agatha for your suggestion, we love it!

For those of you who don’t remember, or may be new here, let me tell you a little bit about Miles.  Miles is what us photographers call a “stand in baby”.  He is the same weight and size of a newborn and is built to move in all the ways a newborn is.  He was created by Sandra Moffatt in her native Australia and I had the pleasure of receiving personal training from her at my in home studio!  After my lessons with Sandra, I received a Certificate of Achievement in newborn photography safety.  This is something I am tremendously proud of because it is essential that we don’t just get a beautiful picture, but that we also protect these amazing little ones we just welcomed into the world.  Sandra also taught me about proper lighting, posing, wrapping, and editing so that I can achieve the best possible photos of your newborn with confidence that I am doing so in a safe manner.

So for those of you that are expecting, or know someone who is, please remember that when choosing a photographer that it is not just about the portfolio you see on their website, or the photos they post on social media, but also about the proper training and care they put into capturing your special moments.  Rest assured that when choosing Smile Photography you are receiving the best of both worlds; gorgeous photos to cherish for years to come and the comfort in knowing that we care about the safety of our clients both big and small.