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Fall family photos in Ridgewood and at Ho Ho Kus brook

Family photographer has always been my first love – I just love photographing families, capturing bonds between brothers and sisters, mothers and sons, dads and daughters.  Throw in a dog or two into the mix and I am in heaven!  And while I love my Ridgewood photo studio (it is great for so many different types of photoshoots) I truly believe that no location is as perfect for a family as their family home; noone feels more at home than well, at their home! 🙂

But I also love to incorporate families loves and interests in their sessions so I was beyond thrilled when these guys chose to split their photoshoot between their Ridgewood home and a fishing brook in the nearby Ho Ho Kus where they go fishing pretty often.  This session was a blast – little sister M. a natural in front of the camera – she was silly and was hamming it up for the camera – I can definitely see Broadway in her future! 🙂  Her big brother T was not that thrilled about the idea of having his pictures taken (I get it.. it may not seem like such an exciting prospect to a 10 year old) but I brought out my love for Harry Potter and we bonded over that instantly!  He was the one kept showing me cool tricks he could do on his bike and asking me to take pictures of him doing them!

And at the end of the session when I asked the kids what they thought of their photoshoot big brother T said it was ‘good’, which I think is the biggest compliment you can receive from a 5th grade boy!:)   And as if that was not enough this Mom told me that she loved having sessions with me (these guys are repeat clients) not only because pictures come out great but because I really get kids and that’s the reason why I can capture images that truly reflect who these kids are.. And that, my friends, is exactly what I strive to do!

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Downtown Ridgewood photo session with older children

Being a Bergen county family photographer I mostly photograph families with young-ish children.  Parents want to get pictures of their newborn, babies, toddlers, little kids and come back to me year after year after year for those photos.   But once children reach a certain age – around 10 or so sessions become less frequent – kids are busy with after school activities and social lives and they just don’t change as much every year.   So while I do photograph tweens and teens I don’t do it often.  But it is always a treat when I do – it is nice to have an adult conversation with my subjects!  I believe these sessions are as important as sessions with young kids  – as they are only a few more years before ‘grown up’ children leave the nest and go to college and I think it is priceless to have these last few years together captured.

I loved meeting this family – Mom and Dad and I hit it off at their pre-session consultation.  They never had their family pictures taken and they wanted to remedy the situation before their oldest went to college.  And when I met the kids I loved them as well!  I imagine that as a teenager having a photographer follow you around and pose you in a public place may not be very comfortable or fun – but these boys did great!  They were funny and relaxed, naturals in front of the camera and very entertaining!  Mom and Dad were amazing together and I cannot get over the way this Dad looked at his wife – with so much love!

They are “in love with the photos” (their words!) and I have to say that I love the way they came out as well!  And I know that a beautiful canvas collage and individual canvases these guys ordered will bring make they smile for years to come!

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Bergen county holiday studio mini photo sessions are here!

Do you want to get beautiful professional pictures of your kids for Holiday Cards this year but realized that it is already a bit too late to do an outdoor photo session?  Well you are in luck because my FREE studio Holiday Mini sessions are here!  This promo has been very popular ever since I first rolled it out at my Ridgewood photography studio four years ago and I am excited to do it again!    So if you live in Bergen County and want to get a beautiful studio picture of your kids for holiday cards you are in luck!   I will be offering FREE holiday mini sessions at the studio for anyone who books a new photo session for 2018!  And not only you will get a photo session for free, you will also receive a high resolution fully edited digital image – for free as well.

FREE 20 minute holiday studio mini session AND one FREE high resolution digital image (perfect for creating beautiful holiday cards!) when you book a new Signature, Simplicity or Milestones session for 2018
– Additional images are available for purchase at a special discounted price

Wednesday November 15th: 11:30 AM till 2 PM
Saturday November 18th: 9:00 AM till 2 PM
Saturday December 2nd: 9:00 AM till 12 PM

Live Love Laugh Photos studio – 580 N. Maple Ave Suite 201 Ridgewood NJ

Fine Print :
– Mini sessions are for up to 3 siblings (no family pictures)
– Not valid for newborn sessions
– Not valid with any other specials or gift certificates

You can see a few samples from last year’s sessions here, here , here here, here here.

This year I will have some of the set ups I’ve done in the past – ‘milk and cookies’, ‘holiday lights’, ‘winter wonderland’:

In addition to these I am bringing a brand new ‘set’ – giant snow flakes!    I took Mia to the studio a few days ago for a few test shots – here they are for your viewing pleasure:

So this year leave the picture taking to a professional, book a new photo session and get ready to get compliments on how beautiful your holiday cards look:)

NOTE: This post will appear at the top of the blog while the mini sessions are on-going.  To see images from the latest family and children photo sessions please scroll down.


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Bergen county toddler studio photo session | Ridgewood photographer

Can I just say how much I love photographing babies ands toddlers at my Ridgewood photography studio? I may be a tiny bit subjective but I think my studio is perfect for that!  It’s got great natural light, comfortable furniture, great colored walls (that photograph really well) and yummy snacks – what else can a toddler possibly want? 🙂  And it is very conveniently located in Bergen county – in Ridgewood right on the border with Hohokus!  So if you are looking to do a photo session with your baby and toddler somewhere in Bergen county or Northern New Jersey – definitely check it out:)

I loved meeting this sweet two year old boy for his milestone session.  He came with his favorite stuffed animal and his book and was a charm to photograph – I adored his mischievous smiles and his pouty lips:)  And I think that an acrylic print his Mom ordered with one of his pictures will look absolutely amazing in their home!

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Fun Bergen County extended family photo session with long time clients | Ridgewood photographer

You know what they say  – “man plans, God Laughs?”  That is what happened with this Ridgewood family photo session with one of my oldest clients.  For their extended family session (they had family visiting from out of country and wanted to get images of everybody together) we thought that it would be nice to split the session into two: we would start downtown with a session with  the immediate family of three – Mom, Dad and one of my favorite girls in the world – G.and and then head over to their house for the extended family portion of a photo shoot.   Well that’s not how it worked out (we’ve got a smoked chicken to blame for that!) and instead we ended up photographing four girls downtown.  It was definitely a different session from what we had it mind but probably a more fun one – there was lots of hugging and laughing and jumping and ice cream eating:)



and then we did go back to their Ridgewood home for the second part of the photoshoot – and there was more hugging and laughing and even some pool diving:)

I am seriously very lucky to have such amazing clients – who come back to me year after year after year, allow me to watch their kids grow from adorable toddlers to beautiful girls (and boys), who laugh with me and give me hugs when I need them.

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