I'm going to be an Auntie!

I'm already an Aunt to some amazing kiddos on my husband's side but this time my gorgeous baby sister is having a baby!! She is my first sibling to have a baby. Last weekend my mom and I threw her a baby shower at a beautiful waterfront restaurant in Weehawken called Molo's. Here are some photos from the day. As a side note, there is a very good reason why I have not posted in a year. I will introduce you to him in an upcoming post 😊

 

IMG_7206.JPG
IMG_7184.JPG

(the gorgeous flowers were arranged by my super talented Aunt Joan with Stony Hill Gardens in Long Valley, NJ) 

 

IMG_7185.JPG
IMG_7220.JPG
IMG_7189.JPG
IMG_7192.JPG
IMG_7191.JPG

(cupcakes were made by Delightful Cake creations in Springfield, NJ) 

IMG_7194.JPG
IMG_7197.JPG
IMG_7199.JPG
IMG_7201.JPG
IMG_7202.JPG
IMG_7203.JPG
IMG_7208.JPG
IMG_7223.JPG
IMG_7222.JPG

I know I certainly wasn't wearing beautiful shoes like this when I was pregnant! I think the only thing that fit my feet were ugg boots one size up!

IMG_7221.JPG
IMG_7209.JPG

Family photoshoot at Maxwell park

These photos were from a couple of weeks ago, I'm a little behind in posting. It was a bit of a chilly evening but this beautiful family didn't seem to mind. Especially when we ended with a trip to the playground! Here are some of my favorites from the shoot. 

 

image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg

1 year Anniversary Shoot

I have known Jo for about 5 years. When she introduced me to Alex, I knew right away that they were perfect for each other. I had the pleasure of attending their wedding last year and was overjoyed when they asked me to do Anniversary photos for them. We went to a beautiful park and I documented them exchanging their 1 year gifts. Here are some of my favorite shots from the day.

 

IMG_3549.JPG
IMG_3550.JPG
IMG_3551.JPG
IMG_3552.JPG
IMG_3553.JPG
IMG_3554.JPG
IMG_3555.JPG
IMG_3556.JPG
IMG_3557.JPG
IMG_3558.JPG
IMG_3559.JPG
IMG_3562.JPG
IMG_3563.JPG

Halloween 2016

Our little monkey would not put on his costume and freaked out anytime we tried. Somehow my husband managed to get the costume on and once he realized people would give him candy for it, we couldn't stop him. He was running up to every house screaming, "Treats! Treats!" 

 

IMG_3496.JPG
IMG_3497.JPG
IMG_3499.JPG
IMG_3500.JPG
IMG_3501.JPG
IMG_3502.JPG
IMG_3503.JPG
IMG_3504.JPG
IMG_3506.JPG
IMG_3492.JPG
IMG_3493.JPG
IMG_3505.JPG

Almost three in NYC

I recently had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful Mom and her adorable Son at the Highline in NY. It was almost this cutie pie's Third birthday and we had a blast running around and exploring the different spots on the Highline. Here are some of my favorite shots of the day. It was so hard to narrow it down! 

 

IMG_3466.JPG
IMG_3455.JPG
IMG_3450.JPG
IMG_3452.JPG
IMG_3453.JPG
IMG_3456.JPG
IMG_3457.JPG
IMG_3458.JPG
IMG_3459.JPG
IMG_3460.JPG
IMG_3451.JPG
IMG_3461.JPG
IMG_3462.JPG
IMG_3463.JPG
IMG_3464.JPG
IMG_3465.JPG

Apples to Apples

Last weekend we had our annual family apple picking outing. My little man loves his apples and spent the whole time eating them right from the tree. Here are some of my favorite shots from the day. 

 

IMG_3342.JPG
IMG_3345.JPG
IMG_3349.JPG
IMG_3351.JPG
IMG_3363.JPG
IMG_3367.JPG
IMG_3366.JPG

I scream, you scream...

What a beautiful family and what a beautiful evening for some ice cream!  I had so much fun photographing this family and watching how happy these cuties got when they got their ice cream.

image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg

Kittatinny Valley State Park

I grew up about a mile down the road from this beautiful State Park. Before it was a state park, it was a mysterious abandoned stone manor back in the woods near a small lake and I was an adventurous and curious child. I spent many summer afternoons exploring this area during a time when kids could wander free just as long as they were home by dinner. Recently when my Son and I were home visiting my parents, I brought him to this park for a little mini photo shoot. 

 

image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg

Beach house 2016

My Husband's college friends have a tradition of renting a beach house every year either in Jersey or Delaware. It hasn't happened in a few years because we were clearly all quite busy.  ...

image.jpg

Collectively we have created 9 crazy and beautiful little humans! 

Last week we rented this beautiful beach house one block from the beach in Rehoboth, DE. 

 

My little man was not a fan of the ocean but.. 

My little man was not a fan of the ocean but.. 

He had a blast in the sand. 

He had a blast in the sand. 

Of course I was snap happy all week. Some of our friends live across the country and this was only the first or second time meeting some of the kids! It was amazing that we could all coordinate this trip and spend this time together. Here are some of my favorite photos from the week.

image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg