Pilipiak Extended Family | Long Beach Island | Ocean County NJ | South Jersey Photographer

Pilipaik Extended Family


As summer has been winding down, photographers are getting busier and busier. Never knowing what new family they will get to meet next is so much fun. Last week I was excited to meet the Pilipiak Family. They were a ton of fun and the little girls were super cute, plus, we had great weather. What more could you ask for!

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Sodano Extended Family | Long Beach Island | Ocean County NJ | South Jersey Photographer

Second Time Around

As many of you know, nothing excites me more than watching families grow. So being able to see the Sadano’s for the second year in a row I was beyond thrilled. Watching all their little humans turn into not so tiny humans and now with one on the way I already can't wait for next year to see how big they all get!

Robinson | Military Family | Long Beach Island | Ocean County NJ | South Jersey Photographer | Child Photography

Military Giveaway

It was great to finally meet the Robinson’s. They were the lucky military family that won my family photo shoot giveaway! Their family was just to cute for words. We had a great night minus all the bugs towards the end. Thank you for all your family does for this country. I am glad I was able to give something to you guys as a thank you. <3

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).

Let it be a Party
Bayview Park
Sunny Rae’s

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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Blayne & Brayden | Sibling Photos | Family Photographer | Ocean County NJ

B & B Take Over the Island!

Look at these two handsome studs! I can’t believe how old they are getting; I remember them still in their Mama’s belly! They will forever be babies in my eyes but they really are turning into great young men! We had a great time on the island the night we got these photos! It had been raining all day, and we thought we got a break in the rain so we ran down to the beach, we got there and it started pouring on us. We literally ran back to the house, got bummed out and headed to get something to eat. On our way out of the restaurant we look out and the sky is BEAUTIFUL and it wasn’t raining! So we ran back down to the bay side this time and got some AWESOME photos. Sometimes the stormy nights are the best ones for photos!

Family Beach Photos | Long Beach Island | Family Photographer | Ocean County NJ

Long Beach Island Family Photos

This family had the best idea when it came to getting portraits done on vacation. They have many family members in different parts of the country, so when they were all together it was perfect. They were such a great group of people, and seriously so fun! It was great. They did have to contend with some very windy conditions, but look it like a champ and you can barely tell! Hope you were able to enjoy the rest of their stay.