10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me

I have been writing this blog on and off for about 12 years and I have not written many personal posts so here goes!

Now, some of you who do know me a little, may know that I was:

  1. Met my husband on match.com!
  2. Moved in with him in 2012 & got engaged 3 weeks before we lost everything in Superstorm Sandy
  3. Married by husband in 2013 at a barn venue in northern New Jersey
  4. Had our first child in March 2017 & second in September 2019
  5. I went full time with my photography career in July 2017!

Now for the real meat, what didn’t you know?

  1. We live on an island & across the street from the bay, so we have a stunning view. I love watching the sunset each day from my windows and deck.
  2. I love to sing when I am by myself in the car, loudly…
  3. I am a certified art teacher but never held a teaching job, only subbed
  4. I love stand up paddle boarding & kayaking with my husband
  5. I have a hard time saying S’mores, I say Sa-mores
  6. I have 3 older brothers, 2 of which are half brothers (& fraternal twins!)
  7. My Mom is also a fraternal twin!
  8. I love breakfast and vow to eat it everyday
  9. I want to have 4 kids, preferably 2 boys & 2 girls or 3 boys and 1 girl, lol – (Like My husband and I’s families)
  10. I want to start a crafting business but find it hard to make time for another dream 🙂

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meet Marianne

My name is Marianne Bley. Some refer to me as a Professional Wedding Crasher, others The Baby Whisperer.

I have been building relationships and delivering spectacular wedding experiences to couples for the last 12 years. I have photographed over 300 weddings and have an extensive list of testimonials across the web.

4 years ago, I took the leap into specializing in newborns as well. I have spent this time working side by side with doctors and nurses in my local hospitals, as well as, taking private training lessons with various newborn specialists and leaders in the newborn photography industry to learn everything I can about these beautiful little people. Since then, I have photographed over 3,000 babies!

My work doesn't stop there, I assist clients in designing stunning displays to grace the walls of their home and/or business. By utilizing their personal style and color palette when planning their session, I am able to create displays that fit seamlessly into their current home decor. 

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


Lemonade, hand lettering,
& shiny objects