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.

NJ Children's Photographer

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! 

New Jersey Children's Photographer

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. 

Bergen County Children's Photographer

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.

Hudson County Children's Photographer

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. 

Bergen County Family Photographer

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

New Jersey Family Photographer
NJ Children's Photographer
New Jersey Children's Photography

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. 

Wesley's 2nd Birthday Milestone Session {Jersey City Family Photographer}

We first met Wesley last August when he was turning just one year old. His parents were living in Jersey City and wanted to do an indoor / outdoor shoot to commemorate their time in Jersey City as well as their apartment, before they moved. We loved every second of that shoot and were quite sad when we learned they were moving, as one of the things we truly enjoy the most is getting to watch our clients' families grow. So when they reached out to us this year, we were ecstatic. They were coming back to Jersey City for a small visit and asked us to shoot their family session. 

We ended up scheduling their session on what would go down on record as one of the hottest weeks of the year - but you'd never know it from how great their session turned out! We decide to meet at the Newport Green Park - a park we've never been to before - and do their shoot there. Unfortunately, there were some complications with the park opening on time, and we spent a bit of time walking around the park, waiting to be let in. 


As photographers, sometimes it can be slightly nerve-wracking to not have things go exactly as you want - weather, light, posing, kids, etc - but we are starting to roll with the punches and think on our feet a little better these days. Since we couldn't get into the Green straight away, we did some walking and talking - we got to catch up on Wesley's life a little bit. We learned that he is completely enamored with all things Construction related right now. He knows all of the trucks and can name them pretty quickly. So, imagine how excited he was when we walked right into the construction site right next to the park, and took photos with a giant, orange excavator (with permission).


We spent a fair amount of time here exploring and checking out the construction site, while still waiting for the Green to open. Eventually, we noticed a cute coffee shop - bwe kafe - right across the street, and decided to duck in for some iced coffee, water, and air conditioning. We are super glad we did, too, because we got some of our favorite shots from this session. 


After a little cool down, we were back in the Green, and enjoying plenty of gorgeous shooting locations! 


Wesley, you are truly one of a kind. It's been such a pleasure to watch you & your family grow together. Wishing you a very special, happy 2nd Birthday!