Holiday Studio Newborn Session

modern chic newborn photography ocean county new jersey

November and December were extremely busy months for me. Not only did I have my holiday mini-sessions planned but I had an influx on newborn babies scheduled in my studio and I was just came back from my own maternity leave. (Marlee was born at the end of September!)

This holiday studio newborn session is another example of a Platinum newborn session (My largest package). Booking a Platinum newborn package gives us 3 hours to play and experiment with backdrops, poses and outfits. It provides time for family, photos of the baby with each parent, if there are any siblings, photos of the baby with them and then plenty of time to devote to the baby’s photos.

The more time that I can have with the baby really is best because if the baby needs to eat or be soothed, we do not feel the pressure of being finished within an hour or two. Many clients feel that more than an hour is a lot of time but when your posing a baby in these cute, sometimes nude poses, the baby has to be very warm and comfortable and have a full belly. If the baby is not 100% happy, if can take a very long time to get them there.

Once a newborn session is booked, I will send you a list of tips and tricks to make baby as happy as can be the morning of the session. From a warm bath to a front zip up sleeper and feeding prior to or when you arrive to the session, depending on your distance.

The main reason that I offer three packages is so that I can provide my services to more families, some that may have a tighter budget and others just prefer that the newborn is the only one photographed.

1st formal family photo taken for their holiday cards.
Mom, Dad and baby. Baby in buffalo plaid and holding a snowman feltie.
Mom and Dad each with their babe.
Love this pose for first family photo.
Mom and Dad backlit with baby.
Holiday themed photos of their newborn baby boy.
Santa Baby with reindeer feltie.
Santa Baby with Santa feltie.
The little details.
Mom and babe.
One of my favorite newborn photos, baby in Mom and Dad’s hands.
We also wanted to do a beach themed photo of baby as they live by the beach & Mom and Dad surf 🙂

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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