My name is Marianne Bley. I am a wedding, newborn & branding photography specialist. My home studio is located on Chadwick Beach Island in Lavallette, Ocean County New Jersey 08735.

I am passionate about capturing life's milestones, both big and small, for couples and growing families and assisting them in preserving their images by creating stunning wall displays and tabletop heirloom products to grace their living spaces with the ones they hold most dear to their hearts for generations to come.


afns award winner

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I woke up to some fantastic news this morning! As a NJ newborn photographer, I am always looking for ways to set myself apart from others in my field. I have seen this international photo contest several times on Google and social media and I happened to see that they had a deadline approaching so […]

Best Central NJ Newborn Photographer

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On September 19th, 2021, my team and I hosted the one and only Kris Kringle at my home beach, Chadwick Beach, NJ! This event was planned within 4 weeks to fit Kris and I’s busy summer schedule but with the help of Stage and Style Events, we were able to design 3 unique sets for […]

Santa Sighting on Chadwick Beach!

Engagement Photoshot

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BRIANNA AND DANNY Brianna and Danny wanted to have a spring engagement session prior to their June wedding at The Reeds At Shelter Haven. When discussing locations for their engagement session, I mentioned a few that I thought may have some liviness to them in the month of April. As many of you know, April […]


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KERRY AND STEPHEN Kerry and Stephen have been together for over 9 years and have shared many life experiences together such as completing their degrees, finding and renovating their first home, and adopting their furry family member, Kali, their calico cat. It will be very meaningful for them to finally tie the knot to recognize […]


imagery by marianne studio policy update

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Due to the recent virus outbreak, I will be implementing new measures at the studio to ensure the maximum care for all parties attending photo sessions. Please take a moment to read the guidelines below to learn more.  All areas & fabrics used in studio will be sanitized after every session. All props are sanitized […]

Studio Policy Update

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North Shore House Wedding Shoot | NJ Wedding Photographer This modern chic North Shore House NJ wedding photo shoot was styled by the amazing vendors listed below and photographed by me back in 2019. I was so busy in 2019 with current wedding and newborn clients and the birth of our daughter, Marlee, I updated […]

North Shore House Wedding Shoot | NJ Wedding Photographer

NJ Wedding Photographer
Wedding Photographer

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Granite Links Wedding | MA Wedding Photographer Last August, I took a road trip to Massachusetts with my husband, Mike, to photograph the wedding of Andrea and Chad at Granite Links Golf Course in Quincy, MA. Chad works for the same company as my husband, Jersey Mike’s. I met both Andrea and Chad at a […]

Granite Links Wedding | MA Wedding Photographer

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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 […]

Best New Jersey Shore Newborn Photographer

newborn girl wrapped mini session
NJ Wedding Photographer

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Elopement Celebration Manasquan Inlet | NJ Wedding Photographer This groom’s mother hired me for a quick portrait session and party celebration for her son and his new wife because they eloped in another part of the country. Their summer elopement celebration at Manasquan Inlet was a somewhat last minute idea Mom had to celebrate the […]

Elopement Celebration Manasquan Inlet | NJ Wedding Photographer

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One of my favorite things about summer is that I get a lot of inquiries from gentlemen that are planning to pop the question while on vacation with their girlfriend at the shore. Many times they do this because either Point Pleasant Beach, Lavallette or Seaside Park are destinations that they have visited together before […]

Summer Surprise Proposal Lavallette Beach, NJ

Summer Surprise Proposal Lavallette Beach, NJ


Wedding, newborn & first year photography celebrating your love, growing family & life's milestones in a timeless and classic fashion.


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