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.

Boys Birthday Party | Small Event Photography | Jersey Shore Photographer

There's no buddy like a brother and the bond is even more special when you get to celebrate your birthdays together.  Roman and Anthony's car themed party was a great celebration surrounded by friends and family.  Happy birthday boys, you are so lucky to always have a built in best friend.

Baptism Photos | Jersey Shore Photographer | Ocean County Photography

God Bless little Caleb and his amazing family!  I have had the honor or capturing so many of this families cherished memories so I too am feeling blessed.  Caleb is so adored by everyone, especially his big brother James, and it was so nice to spend another afternoon with them all.  Thank you Hans family for always supporting Smile Photography, you mean so much to me!