31 Aug


I’m so happy to share another wonderful feature from The Indie Tot blog.   You might remember this adorable little leap year baby and all of his adorable accessories from an earlier blog post.

I love being able to capture little ones when they are all cozy and snuggly, and see the excitement they bring to their family, especially for their brothers and sisters.

Check out Leap Year Baby on The Indie Tot here and please don’t forget to show them some love and comment on the post!!

About The Indie Tot:  The Indie Tot features the best of the best for kids! We love the people who excel at creating great products for children – whether they’re handmade, eco-friendly or simply of awesome quality.


17 Aug

Plainfield, NJ | Favorite Fridays – An American Girl Tea Party at The Queen’s Acre Mansion

I recently had the opportunity to attend and photograph an American Girl Tea Party at the Queen’s Acre Mansion.  The Queen’s Acre Mansion specializes in princess and little girl tea parties in their beautiful ballroom.

My daughter was invited to attend a friend’s party and bring her own American Girl Doll.  Not only were the 7 year old little girls treated to their own tea party complete with  finger sandwiches, super yummy cinnamon rolls and pink lemonade served in tea cups, but the American Girl Dolls had their own table set up with full decor (provided by the Mom of the sweet birthday girl).

When we arrived, the girls were set up at a table for doll hair appointments, and each little girl was having fun styling their doll’s hair in special ways. Next, everyone enjoyed their delicious and elegant tea party lunch in the ballroom.

After lunch, the girls gathered around a table to create their own unique jeweled bracelets.  All of the parents in attendance were amazed at the instructor’s ability to capture the undivided attention of 20 plus 7 year old girls and keep them sitting and quiet for more than twenty minutes while each girl created her own unique design with the little jewels and beads.  It was so adorable and sweet to watch as they each chose their own colors and designs.

After jewelry making ended, the multi-tiered cupcake tree was lit for our birthday girl to make her special birthday wishes, and all the girls marveled at the huge cupcake atop the tree!  And our birthday girl made sure I took a photograph of her with her big cupcake before she enjoyed her treat.  Thanks so much for inviting my little girl to attend this party!  She had an amazing time!

About the Princess Ballroom at the Queen’s Acre Mansion: Party Packages may include dress-up outfits and accessories for all guests, beverage and specialty cupcakes served with real china, special visiting princess characters, take-home craft and games.  Additional food may be provided by parents.  Call for details and pricing 908-922-9995.

Childhood photographer based in Fanwood, NJ

13 Aug

North Carolina High School Senior Photography | Published! {Senior Style Guide}

I’m so happy to share another wonderful feature – this time from The Senior Style Guide.   Back in the Spring, I had an opportunity to do a Senior Session with Cassie right here in my own town.

I just loved her style, and also her bravery for wearing that adorable dress on a cold and misty day!  And we had such a great time shooting this session!

Check out Cassie . . . New Jersey Senior Session on the Senior Style Guide and please don’t forget to show them some love and comment on the post!!

About Senior Style Guide:  The Senior Style Guide is a community of photographers showcasing the latest trends in Senior Portraits. A place that seniors can go to in order to find the best senior photographers in their area.


09 Aug

Charlotte Family Photographer | Family and Fashion

Charlotte, NC Family Photographer | Family and Fashion

Earlier this year I was contacted by a Mom for a family portrait session.  She described her vision of what she wanted for a family portrait that included her own mother, her brother, her daughter and her.   They didn’t have a good family photo, and they were so excited about the opportunity to do this with me.  She helped find the ideal spot for her session which was the Waterfront Park in Laurence Harbor, NJ, and she even brought her very own couch to include as a prop.  When your clients want to bring their own couch to the session, you know you are going to have some fun. And the ladies all had their make-up done in advance by the very talented Angelica DiGuglielmo.

My client had a vision in her head of the ideal family portrait, and I really wanted to help make that vision a reality.

And I just absolutely loved their style.  Based on her response to seeing her gallery, I believe I delivered the vision she was hoping to achieve.   There were so many images that I loved from this session, and here are just a few of my favorites.

Charlotte Family Photographer showcases Family and Fashion

Charlotte, NC Family Photographer Carolyn Ann Ryan loves sessions highlighting Family and Fashion


Make-up: Angelica DiGuglielmo