Monday, October 24, 2011

Capturing Their Favorites - New Jersey Child Photographer

One of the things that I love most about photography is being able to capture one moment or one emotion, and documenting it. One summer evening, I did a few shots of my kids out in our front yard, and made sure to include a few of their favorite outside playthings. When composing your photos, don't lean too heavily on props. Instead, focus on items and treasures that are important to your children right now ... a favorite blanket or dress, a treasured stuffed animal, or a mouth full of braces.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Embrace the Camera

The moms are notoriously the ones behind the camera, angling to get the best shot of their children doing this, that, or the other. So much so that we often forget to make sure to get IN the shot with our family. Hand the camera over to a friend or family member (or me!), and make sure to jump in front of the lens. When your kids are older and flipping through their photo albums, you don't want them looking at picture after picture wondering "where's mom?"

I grabbed this awesome shot of my friend, Cathy, in the park over the weekend. Love, love, love it. Although her son has terrific red hair, and the Fall foliage was to-die-for, this one begged to be in black and white.

Cathy and Jake

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Serious Baby Lust

I stole borrowed a co-worker's baby today to take a few pictures. As soon as I set him down on the blanket, he decided he wasn't having any of it, and wanted Mom nearby. Quite the champ after that. Nothing like a three-month-old baby to stir up those feelings of baby lust!

J - B&W

J - Baby Fists

J - B&W Low Angle

J - B&W Close-Up

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Leaf Show Courtesy of Mother Nature

There is nothing like a little Fall foliage to bring out some gorgeous colors in a photograph.  Here are a few fun shots from a recent trip to the park at dusk, my favorite time to shoot. Jake Standing in Leaves Jake Sitting with Frame Jake Grabbing Ring Jack with Frame Jake on Blanket