Family Photography

Baby C // 3 Month Hoboken Photoshoot // Lifestyle Session

Category: Babies, Family Photography, Family Photoshoot, Hoboken Photographer | Date: | Author:

Often new parents reach out before [or shortly thereafter] their little one is born requesting newborn photos. While I love doing photos on a wee little one, I have discovered that I absolutely LOVE the photosessions that are around 3 months of age. Babies at this age still have that sleepy, newborn aspect to them but are more alert and able to show their big beautiful eyes and smiles = win/win. So if you’re worried that you missed your chance for a newborn shoot, don’t fret.  Baby C’s recent session is here to prove that 3 month shoots are just as special, if not more so:

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Those baby blues!

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Not only newborns are super sleepy!

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Who’s the real baby in the family? …I think it’s clear 😉

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^Outtakes…and BFFs since birth.

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Such a love. See what I mean? Next time you have a baby [which I know doesn’t happen very often], make sure that you don’t beat yourself up about not rushing to get newborn photos. Sometimes the wait is totally worth it!

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7 Tips to Make Your Family Photoshoot Successful

Category: Children Photography, Family Photography, Photography Tips | Date: | Author:
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I have many family photoshoots annually, and I really enjoy each family that I work with. It is so fun to capture a unique snapshot [no pun intended] of a day in the life of a family –whether it be a family of three or seven! However, there are some things I have learned along the way after my years of professional shoots, and I thought I should share this knowledge with my clients and friends. Some of these will be obvious, but just a few thoughts from the peanut gallery while editing on this rainy day, in the form of tips to make your holiday photoshoot a success:

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1. Let the photographer work his/her magic. No set director needed, unless your child needs to be redirected back to his or her spot. I promise you’re in good hands!

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2. Bring ammo. Snacks, a blanket, a noisy (attention-grabbing) toy, a potential change of clothes [in case of spit-up, etc], and bribes. You’d be surprised what kids will do knowing that there is an ice cream treat in their future…

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3. Don’t stand to the side of the photographer trying to get your child’s attention. Your child will then look to the side instead of at me! Instead, stand right behind my head. Usually a rattle or something noisy does the trick.

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4. Before the shoot, get together a pin board of a few “inspirational” shots so your photographer can get an idea of your style. It doesn’t mean these will be exactly recreated, but at least he/she will know what you like. If they’re a cool and confident photographer, they won’t be offended and will find it helpful to get insight into your likes and dislikes!

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5. Have “low” expectations: many times parents come in with a list of 10-15 must have shots, and depending on the age of your child, this may not be totally possible (even though I’ll do my best)! Children usually last between 15-45 minutes max (sometimes longer, but not often!).

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6. Remember that even the most “candid” looking shots are usually staged. Even when it looks completely natural (as most of my shoots’ goals are to be), some posing and redirecting has to happen in order for you to look your best.

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7. Have fun! You’re creating memories with your family, whether you end up using the photos them for your holiday cards or not… Make sure the experience is a happy one, and don’t take yourself too seriously :)

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If you have more questions or would like to book a family photoshoot, please email jennifercassonphoto@gmail.com.

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6 Month Portraits | Baby A

Category: Babies, Children Photography, Family Photography, Family Photoshoot, Hoboken Photographer, Hoboken Portrait Photographer, New Jersey Photographer, Photographer, Photography, Portrait, Portrait Photographer | Date: | Author:
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It is always fun to watch babies grow — especially when you haven’t seen them since they were itty bitty teeny weeny. That’s why I was so excited to see baby A and her parents for a shoot on Pier A in Hoboken recently. She had just turned 6 months, and so it was great to see how much she’d grown since being only 14 days old at our last [newborn lifestyle] shoot.

Per usual, it was very hard to narrow down my favorites…especially since she is at the perfect, smiley, happy-go-lucky age where you only need one or two frames to get a “good one.” Here are a few of my favorites of this adorable family of three:

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And one of my favorites [because I love when babies are less than pleased about their photoshoot] — something so ‘organic’ about it:

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It was a pleasure hanging with this family in Hoboken. Such a little doll baby! Can’t wait to watch this little one grow up!

xx J

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D Family [Birthday Photoshoot]

Category: Children Photography, Family Photography, Family Photoshoot, Hoboken Photographer, Hoboken Portrait Photographer, New Jersey Photographer, Newborn Photography, Photographer, Photography, Portrait, Portrait Photographer | Date: | Author:
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It was not hard to find some beautiful images to present to you from a recent shoot with this beautiful family. The D Family got dressed up in their Saturday best for a joint sibling birthday party in Hoboken.

We found some beautiful back alleys in Hoboken to photograph a recount of Mrs. D’s amazingly crafty and pinterest-inspired mustache party for her little boys. The party itself took place at the Local Barre downtown {a post coming soon with photographs of those amazing “barretenders”}. It was hard to pick favorites for this blog post because of how many amazing captures we got…all in a 5 foot by 5 foot area in a back alley of our town :)

Enjoy!

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 How contagious is their happiness and cuteness? I can’t!

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E + G [Newborn Twin Session]

Category: Children Photography, Family Photography, Family Photoshoot, New Jersey Photographer, Newborn Photography, Photographer, Photography, Portrait | Date: | Author:
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I had the pleasure of shooting these beautiful twins’ first professional photographs last weekend. I love when my clients’ homes have beautiful natural light like this, and I’m proud to say no extra lighting or external flash was necessary for this shoot. Love me some window light!

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It’s not often that you see a mother of twins looking SO fabulous a mere 2-3 weeks post-delivery. How amazing does she look?

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There were so many that I loved – it was hard to choose just a few!

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Aren’t they precious? I love lifestyle newborn shoots. The props can be fun, but there is also something so magical about just a mommy, daddy, and their little ones. Don’t you agree?

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