Studio Maternity Photo Session Ocean County NJ

Today I am sharing Amanda’s maternity photos from her studio maternity photo session with me from last year. Amanda is one of my best friends so I asked her to come to my home studio in Ocean County, NJ to play dress up for fun. She wore a few of the maternity dresses and separates that I keep in my studio wardrobe for all of you clients to use for their maternity session or postpartum for the newborn photo session.

After the session, I surprised Amanda at her baby shower with two canvases of my favorite images; one of herself and one of both her and her husband. I displayed one at the entrance of the shower and one by the gift table. It was a fun surprise and all of her guests were talking about the beautiful photos of her. Now, she has the canvases hanging in her home.

Pregnant mom holding belly in one of my studio wardrobe dresses.
My favorite image of Amanda wearing one of my maternity dresses with her hands posed showcasing her pregnant belly.
Silhouette of Dad almost kissing Mom's pregnant belly.
I had an idea for this fun silhouette photo of her husband almost kissing her belly and Amanda loved it.
Pregnant Mom in classic two piece outfit with tube top and tutu.
I love this classic two piece maternity outfit because it shows off Mom’s round belly.
Pregnant Mom in classic two piece outfit with tube top and tutu holding baby shoes as a prop.
Amanda brought baby shoes as a prop for her session so we used them a few different ways.
Pregnant Mom photographed in mauve colored maternity dress.
Amanda had that glow that pregnant and new Moms get. It just radiates from her.
Expecting Mom and Dad hold exposed baby bump during studio photo session.
I love this picture of Amanda and Lou touching her pregnant belly. It’s natural and beautiful.
I wanted to create something totally different. I found a sash from my own wedding dress and made it a headband to finish this look.
Expecting Mom holding baby's fist initial prop
The “C” was another prop brought by Amanda to symbolize baby Cora’s name. 🙂

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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