5 Things You NEED For Your NEWBORN – Part 1



Are you expecting your first child or

has it been awhile since your last child was born?

In no specific order, here are the 5 GREATEST inventions you NEED for your newborn.



Owlet Smart Sock

Pack N Play

Rock N Play

BOB Revolution Stroller



I read lots of reviews about different kinds of bassinets before I committed to one and I bought the Bassinest based on a recommendation. We couldn’t be happier with it. Made with C section moms in mind, it sits right next to your bed and has swivel functions so that you can bring baby nice and close to you. One side even can bend down for easy baby scooping, perfect for nighttime feedings and consoling. I am going to miss it so much when my son graduates to his crib.


The Owlet Smart Sock is another item that I wish I used sooner. I bought it also based on a recommendation from friends but did not use it right away.  The system monitors the baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels and alerts you if either level has an unusual reading. It gives you so much piece of mind when you & your little one need to catch some serious Z’s.


They have been around since the dawn of time but a good Pack N Play with changing and nap station attachments makes one product function as 3! It is a space and money saver for sure. My son has just outgrown the top attachments so now I just change him on the infant platform and I stored the attachments for baby #2.


Silly me didn’t even open the Rock N Play box for the first 3 weeks that I was home and boy did I miss out! My son loves it so much & at almost 5 months, he is totally growing out of it & it makes me seriously sad. It is the perfect height to lay baby in and lay or sit on the couch and the my son loved the rocking, he would fall asleep almost instantly every time. People swear by it and now I know why!

I actually look forward to walks with my son because the BOB Revolution Stroller is insanely smooth to push and SO easy to maneuver. I wish I could take it everywhere but it is harder to transport than your typical stroller. It gets bonus points for its function to work with nearly any car seat brand with an additional attachment.

I am going to continue this series to provide you with all of my favorite baby items.

Part 2 of 5 Things You NEED For Your NEWBORN -will hit the blog soon so keep your eyes peeled!


For those of you that don’t know me and stumbled across this page. I am a wedding, maternity & newborn photographer located in central New Jersey. I have a home studio where my clients come for their personalized photographic experience. I am a new mom of a 5 month old and as he grows, I look forward to providing moms and moms-to-be with all of my favorite items from my personal experience with them. I keep in the now, please opt-in for these posts to reach you by email.

Until next time! xo

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meet Marianne

Some refer to me as a Professional Wedding Crasher, others The Baby Whisperer.

I have been building relationships and delivering spectacular wedding experiences to engaged couples for the last 12 years. I have photographed over 150 weddings and have an extensive list of testimonials across the web. Go ahead and Google me :)

3 years ago, I decided that I wanted to specialize in newborns as well. I have spent the last 3 years working side by side with doctors and nurses in my local hospitals, as well as, taking private training lessons with other newborn specialists to learn everything I could about these beautiful little people.

Whether you are looking to show off that new flashy engagement ring or celebrate the growth of your family, I am your girl!


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