Joey Easter | Jersey Shore Photographer | Ocean County Photography

Happy Easter Little Dude

My handsome monthly client, Joey, was back in the studio for some Easter photos.  It has been wonderful to watch him grow session to session, which is one of the joys of return clients!  He was just an itty, bitty baby and now he's in the studio in a tie and dock shoes!  Seriously parents, where does the time go?  Happy Easter to Joey and his family, I hope your basket is filled with goodies!

Maternity Photos | Jersey Shore Photographer | Ocean County Photography

Beautiful Beach Maternity Photos

So beyond honored to be able to capture such beautiful memories for my clients, especially when my latest client is one of my best friends!  Katt and I took advantage of an almost 80 degree day this week to take some maternity photos.  Not only was she gorgeous and glowing, but it was so wonderful outside that she was able to get into the water in February!  She is getting so close to welcoming her beautiful daughter into this world and of course, I can't wait!  Tons of happiness to go around for this session and the many to come once baby girl arrives!  

Fresh 48 | Jersey Shore Photographer | Ocean County Photography

Marriage and Baby 

I had the pleasure of photographing these two newlyweds on their wedding day and again for their newborn daughters fresh 48 session at Community Medical Center.  This little miss is so sweet and deeply loved by her family.  I look forward to working with this precious family again in the future.  Congratulations Kevin & Carolanne, she is a beauty!  Dream big Maci, the world is yours!

Newborn Studio Session | Jersey Shore Photographer | Ocean County Photography

I just can't get enough of this little bundle of joy!  Thankfully her momma is one of my best friends so I get to snuggle her outside of sessions too.  Chad and Katt's journey has been so beautiful and I'm honored that they've allowed me to photograph them along the way.  I know Kara will grow up to be strong and wonderful just like her momma and I'm thrilled that I will be there to see it all.  

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!

Generations Family Photos | Jersey Shore Photographer | Ocean County Photography

It was a windy day in Manahawkin with the Dunn Family to capture some lovely family memories that spanned generations.  Despite it being one of the craziest weather days I've ever had a session during, we were still able to get some great shots and have a wonderful time.  Thank you Dunn Family for choosing Smile Photography and we hope to work with you again soon!

Fall Photos for Boys | Jersey Shore Photography | Ocean County Photographer

This is my fourth year taking this special boys fall photos and I'm amazed how much he has changed.  It's so fun to look back and compare to past years sessions.  Time just goes far too quickly and it's important to cherish the memories you make each day.  Love you Ty, you and your mom are so special to me!