Best New Jersey Shore Newborn Photographer

newborn girl wrapped mini session

Best New Jersey Shore Newborn Photographer

Molly and Kyle reached out to me a few weeks prior to Molly’s due date. They booked their newborn session with me and we waited for baby to arrive to solidify a date. During that time, I sent them my newborn session planning questionnaire so that I could get an idea of the colors and personal style that Mom and Dad like. This is so important when planning your session so that the images created during your session match the colors and stylings in and around your home where you will be proudly displaying your photos.

Molly and Kyle chose not to find out what the baby’s gender was going to be so all that I knew prior to the baby’s birth was that they like natural, earth tones and houseplants.

I ended up being at the hospital to see other families the morning that they were discharging so I went to see them and meet the baby.

At my visit, I explained to Mom some of my go-to tips and tricks to preparing baby for a successful photo session.

Newborn baby girl photographed in rustc chic vintage wooden box surrounded by succulents and boho fringe layers with earth tone accents.

During the photo session, little Emmeline (pronounced Emma-Line, so adorable), was so cooperative! I always start my sessions with family photos if the parents request it because I keep the room so warm, I do not want the rest of the family being hot and sweaty looking in their photos.

After family photos, I wrapped Emmeline in a swaddle cloth and placed her in a trench bowl on top of a really cool watercolor style backdrop with boho and lace layers for a rustic chic beach look. Of course, no girls look is complete without a matching floral headband.

Mom and dad embraced Emmeline’s natural beauty with a few nude photos to remember all of the little baby rolls and tiny hands and feet.

First family photo of Mom, dad and newborn baby girl.
Newborn baby girl in lace and boho fringe layers ontop of a watercolor backdrop and in a trench bowl.
Proud new Mom with natural, nude baby girl.
Newborn girl wrapped and placed in vintage wooden crate ontop of a white washed wooden floordrop surrounded by succulents from Mom and Dad's home

I also placed Emmeline in a vintage wooden crate ontop of a white washed wooden floordrop surrounded by succulents from Mom and Dad’s home (Grandma even handmade some of the pottery!) along with boho fringe layers, curly furs, a pearled swaddle and knit hat.

Ending this beautiful session post with a favorite image of Dad snuggling with his baby girl (holy heart-melting!).

Dad giving newborn baby girl snuggles and kisses.

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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!


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