Liam's Fall Portraits {Bergen County Children's Photographer}

There’s something magical about Autumn, isn’t there? The leaves are ablaze with color, and begin softly, slowly falling toward the ground. The smell of cinnamon scented pine cones as you step into the grocery store. The availability of almost everything under the sun in "pumpkin spice” scent or flavor. The feel of sweaters on your arms again. We are big fans of Fall! And, it seems, so are our clients. Just look at Liam’s Fall portraits!

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Although we do shoot portraits in other seasons (and in studio), Fall is definitely our busiest time. It’s not too hot, the scenery is gorgeous, and the kids’ pictures will be recent, when placed on the family Holiday card.

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Autumn also offers us the unique opportunity of adding more “play” time into our shoots - we can toss leaves, throw them at the kids, get motion shots, run around and play hide and seek, and generally make the shoot more enjoyable, ultimately resulting in a casual, fun look for portrait sessions.

These photos of Liam were snapped during a game of “who can throw leaves the highest” and we just love all of the laughter and smiles captured.

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If you are interested in booking a 2018 Fall photo shoot with us, please note that we are implementing a booking deadline of 9/30/2018, so don’t delay! We’ll see you soon!

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Elliott Turns 3 {Allendale, NJ Children's Photographer}

Three years ago, we met Elliott and his parents down in Cranford, NJ. To be quite honest, we fell in love. He was a big, big flirt and had these gorgeous baby blue eyes to boot. Last year, we met his family down in Long Branch at Seven Presidents Beach. He was a tiny bit more reserved, but still had that flirty smile. As we all know, time marches on, despite our requests to the contrary, and Elliott turned three this August. To commemorate this milestone, we decided to do indoor portraits.

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At three years old, children's attention spans can be tricky, so we were prepared. We had balloons (to match those gorgeous blue eyes), a cupcake, a bubble gun at the ready, and mama right by our side. The balloons were a decent sized hit, but once we got to the cupcake, we had his complete attention! (A man after our own hearts)!

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Elliott's mom did such a fantastic job with styling his look for this shoot, and she told us that he love suspenders. So, not only did he have a timeless, classic look, he felt cool and comfortable in his outfit. 

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Because these types of studio shots tend to be on the simpler side (in comparison to something like a styled shoot or cake smash) it's important to us that we are able to capture a range of emotions and variety in poses. To accomplish this we incorporate posing bowls, stools, simple seated and standing poses, as well as run the gamut of faces we ask them to make at us. We strive to make the entire session fun-filled for our subjects.

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It has become one of our traditions to purchase a cupcake from Palermo's Bakery (Wyckoff location) for these milestone shoots. If it's in stock, we almost always aim for funfetti! Not only do they photograph well, our subjects really enjoy them! 

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Wishing you the happiest of years, Elliott! We can't wait to celebrate your fourth! 

Fairy Tale on the Farm {Millstone Township Children's Photographer}

In case you couldn't tell, we have a blogging backlog and a half. As a result, we are posting some of our newer stuff as well as revisiting some older shoots. This shoot, in particular, is older. I believe this was two years ago to this very weekend.

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This wasn't our first time shooting Charlotte & Stella, but it was our first time styling them and having the run of the location. The girls' mom wanted to shoot on her Uncle's farm in Millstone Township, NJ, and we couldn't have been more excited! Pretty dresses? Gorgeous girls? Sweet, cuddly farm animals AND  a host of corgis to boot? We are in! 

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I ended up buying these dresses during an End of Summer sale on Zulily. They were just enough for the girls to run around on the farm without making them uncomfortable and hot. The crowns were purchased from  Love Crush and were a big hit with the girls. 

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As you can see, the weather in Millstone Township that day was a little cloudy. It didn't give us quite the sun glow we imagined for the shoot, but it did provide soft, diffused light, so that we didn't need to mess around with reflectors and/or worry about direct sunlight casting shadows on the girls' faces.

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One of the things we love the most about what we capture are the small details of our clients' faces. You can see the dusting of freckles over Charlotte's cheeks, and Stella's gorgeous natural Summer highlights here. 

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The motion in these dresses really added a touch of magic to this particular shoot. 

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If you are interested in a more styled shoot for your child, please don't hesitate to reach out. We truly enjoy working with parents to come up with a look that captures exactly who your child is at this point in their lives, because as we all know: childhood doesn't last forever.