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In this edition of Throw Back Thursday I bring you a summer family photo session that I did with a great family in Wyckoff – enjoy!

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you may noticed that I often write how much I loved a certain session or a family… and it may sound redundant when I say that time and time again but it does not make it any less true – I do love my families and the images I create for them.

Case in point is family/session – this was my first family photo shoot with them but I’ve known them for a while –  big sister S. is my Alexa’s best friend and because our kids get along so well we met up with the parents and would not you know – we get along great with them so now we are family friends!  And if that was not perfect enough – they also have a wheaten terrier and you know that since getting our Millie I’ve been obsessed with all things dog related:)

It seems that every parent comes to a photo session worried about their kids ‘behaving’ and I always reassure them that kids just need to be themselves – they don’t need to pose or smile on command at their photo sessions with me.   And once parents let go of their expectations of that their children should be doing we all start to have fun!

At this Wyckoff family photo shoot the parents were relaxed from the very beginning and their mood reflected in their kids.  The kids were being kids – happy, silly, loud, loving and I got to capture just that.  And while every family session I photograph is unique in its own way, what is common among all my family photo sessions is that I capture emotions and love and it makes me so happy to do that!

Looking at these images makes me smile and what’s even more important it made these parents smile:)  At their viewing/ordering session there were so may ‘awwwwws’ and at the end this Mom told me that these photographs were exactly what she wanted captured.  And to me there is no higher praise than that!

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Enjoy this blast from the past in this edition of blog Throw Back Thursday

One of my favorite things about being a New Jersey family photographer is meeting children and families from all over in Bergen County.   And one of my favorite things about meeting new families is seeing love and interaction between parents and kids and brothers and sisters.  And there was so much love at this family session – so much of it that I could almost physically feel it!   As the youngest child and the only girl in a family with two big brothers you expect this young lady to be loved and doted on.  But to say that this baby girl is loved is an understatement.  She is absolutely ADORED by her big brothers and parents.  The brothers were showering her with love (and grass!), kissing and hugging her and making her laugh.  She is one lucky little girl:)  Actually all five of them are pretty lucky because they belong together!

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Last year for spring break we planned an elaborate two week long European road trip through Austria, Slovenia and Italy (with an impromptu trip to Germany!)  We all had the most amazing time, and I took thousands of pictures that I am almost done editing:)  By the way – a blog post regarding that great vacation will be on a blog sometime in the future:)

This year we kept it very casual and stayed local with not many plans at all except for playing with friends in the backyard, visiting grandparents and cousins in Brooklyn, having lunches in town and going to the movies.  The only ‘travel’ we did this spring break was our day trip adventure to Asbury Park NJ with our friends.  I’ve never been to Asbury Park but lots of people recommended it and we figured that it would be a perfect destination for us.  And it surely was!  The weather was absolutely perfect – sunny and warm, the sights were colorful and stunning and the company (my friend and our kids) were great!  I was glad that I brought my big camera with me because this place is so picturesque as you can see for yourselves!

We took pictures of cool graffiti:

rode ripsticks on a boardwalk:

saw a million ladybugs:

ran on the beach:

and collected sea shells:

had lunch at a very cool restaurant (seriously, you gotta check out Porta if you are in Asbury Park area!)

got our fill of old fashion pinball machines at the Silverball Museum:

did some more ripsticking:

and made our way back home!

If you are anywhere in New Jersey and looking for a super fun day trip with kids I cannot recommend Asbury Park highly enough!   And if you would like to have your family or children pictures taken there let me know – I would LOVE to do a proper photoshoot in that cool place!

 

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I am catching up on blogging a few 2016 sessions that I have not had a chance to blog till now.  Sessions like this holiday studio session with absolutely ADORABLE kiddos!

When I asked their Mom about how she found and chose me to take their holiday pictures she replied that when she asked people for a children photographer in Ridgewood everybody told her to go to Live Love Laugh Photos!  As you can imagine I was thrilled to hear that and loved meeting this dynamic duo.  They came prepared with their PJs – for the cookies and milk part of the photoshoot as well as pretty stylish outfits for the ‘free style’ portion of the shoot.  I have to say once again milk and cookies delivered – kids just love them!  They did have a pretty great time in their ‘fancy’ cloths’ as well:)

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Loved seeing these handsome guys at their Christmas mini session at my Ridgewood studio.  They drove 1.5 hours (EACH WAY!) to get to this session – needless to say that I am beyond honored that they choose to come back to me for their pictures year after year!  I do have the best clients in the world:)

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