Lifestyle Newborn Session Princeton, NJ

Today I am sharing a recent lifestyle newborn session that was taken at the family home in Princeton, NJ. With 3 children, it can be hard to make it out of your home during the first few weeks with a new member of the family in the home. Remember that EVERYONE is adjusting to the change, not just Mom and baby.

This little girl was 3 weeks old when I came to photograph her and was keeping Mom & Dad up all night between eating and fussing from gas pains. Mom was concerned that we may not be able to get many photographs with her being so uncomfortable and sleep-deprived.

I reassured Mom that I could handle any situation and that I would use my knowledge to attempt to calm and soothe her baby so she would be happy in the photos.

Our session was a success but I could see the frustration and exhaustion that the whole family was experiencing. With a positive attitude and years of experience with babies, I was able to swaddle her, calm her and capture some beautiful moments with the whole family and each sibling.

3 week old newborn baby girl lifestyle shoot with siblings
Mom and her girls; newborn baby girl and 4 year old
lifestyle family photo
Mom and Dad with newborn baby during lifestyle shoot at home
Dad and his kids during lifestyle session at home
Family portrait
Newborn baby girl photographed at home during lifestyle session
Newborn baby girl photographed at home during lifestyle session

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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