*A Look Back At 2014*

2014 has been AMAZING to say the least! I got to work with so many


people! Every one of my brides and grooms are so special to me. I absolutely loved getting to capture each unique and gorgeous wedding day! The same goes for family and newborn sessions as well. Each and every family that I worked with was so wonderful. A lot of them were families I have worked with in the past, which makes it that much more special to see how each family has changed and grown! This year was the first year that I felt like "this is it", this is what I do. I don't do this on the side. It's my career! I had a lot of "I can't believe this is my job moments" this year while at a wedding or during a family session. I feel incredibly blessed to be able to do what I love for a living, and I am so thankful. 

What made this year even more awesome was my second shooter, Marissa. She owns her own business as well and I often second shoot for her. She has quickly become one of my best friends and we talk to/see each other a few times a week! I am so thankful for her friendship and the way that the two of us have grown together as photographers!  She's just the best! 

I wish I could write something about every single photoshoot and wedding from this year but I would be writing ALL night and no one would read a 30 page post :p. Here are some of the highlights from this year :)

In February I tried something a little new and held stylized Valentine's Day mini sessions. My friend Katalina helped with all the set up and it looked so adorable! Thinking about doing them again this year, if I can find a space :)

We started off the year with Ashley and Matt's wedding in April. This wedding gave me my first experience of driving a golf cart...which I quickly got the hang of (thank goodness!) 

In May I got the awesome opportunity to shoot one of my best friend's weddings in San Diego! My first destination wedding!

This is where the ceremony was!

At Rita and Kirk's Wedding the whole bridal party was on the news when News12 NJ interviewed the bride and groom asking them what they loved about Point Pleasant. It was definitely a unique experience and made for some great photos!

In October I shot my favorite mini sessions of the year...Fall mini sessions! The weather was absolutely perfect both days and the families were all so much fun to work with :)

In November we shot a beautiful Fall wedding in Brooklyn. We got to photograph the bridal party at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. So gorgeous! 

It's really hard to choose but here are just a few of my favorite photos from the year! 

Thank you to all of my amazing clients, friends, and family who made 2014 such an incredible year. I can't wait to capture more of life's beauty and joy in 2015! 


{The O. Family} NJ Family Photography, Mindowaskin Park, West Field NJ

I will never get tired of photographing this adorable family! This year I met up with them at

Mindowaskin Park in Westfield

. It is one of my favorite places for photos because it is just gorgeous all year round. (If you ever need an idea of where to do photos I suggest here!) I can't get over how big these boys have gotten since the first time I took their pictures. It was really fun getting to meet their cousin and her family too this time around! I could go on and on about how adorable these kiddos are but I'll let you see for yourself :)

Enjoy the photos!

2014 Fall Mini Sessions {Bayonet Farm} NJ Family Photography

I look forward to Fall mini sessions every year! The beautiful colors and adorable outfits get me every time. This year all of my families seriously looked they could be in a magazine and on top of that the sessions fell on the most gorgeous weekend of the year. Sunny and warm both days! What more could you ask for? I loved photographing these sweet families at Bayonet Farm (my new favorite spot!) It already makes me excited for next year! 

Enjoy the photos!

{N. Family Session} NJ Family Photography, Holmdel Park NJ


Holmdel Park, Holmdel NJ

Woah! This season has been such a whirlwind but I've had such an amazing time working with so many wonderful families, including this one! They are a super sweet and very stylish family! They even brought their pup along for some photos and he was just a photogenic as his family. :)

Enjoy the photos!

Elise & Mike- Hartshorne Woods Park, Atlantic Highlands NJ {ENGAGEMENT SESSION} New Jersey Photography

I had such a great time with Mike and Elise for their engagement session. It was a warm Fall afternoon and we did quite a bit of walking but it was a lot of fun! We talked all about their December wedding they are set to have at the beautiful


in Shrewsbury NJ. Elise and Mike are such a great couple and both have such sweet personalities. They choose

Hartshorne Woods Park

to have their engagement session done at because it is where Mike proposed to Elise! They both love the outdoors and hiking so this was the perfect spot for them. I loved this park too and can't wait to have more engagement sessions there in the future :)

Enjoy the photos!

2014 Chapman Family {Family Session} Deep Cut Gardens NJ, New Jersey Family Photography

I just love this family! You may recognize them from several other blog posts over the past 3 years :) This year they wanted to incorporate pumpkins into their fall session which the girls look absolutely adorable sitting on! I can't get over how much these girls grow each year. Such a beautiful family!

Enjoy the photos :) 

K. Family Beach Session, Asbury Park NJ, NJ Family Photography

I had the pleasure of photographing this family last Fall at Holmdel Park and I was so excited when they reached out to me this year about doing a beach session. The night we choose could not have been more beautiful! The little ones had so much fun running around the beach looking for rocks and shells, and I had fun laying in the sand to capture them as usual ;). This family is just beautiful inside and out!

Enjoy the photos :)