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.



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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 […]

Lifestyle Newborn Session Princeton, NJ

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The moments after you welcome a new child into your family are some of the most amazing and precious. In those first few days, you’re adapting to a new normal and celebrating your new bundle of joy with those closest to you. That’s what a Fresh 48 photo session is all about—capturing those precious 48 […]

What Is a Fresh 48 Session?

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New Jersey Newborn Photography Specialist Happy New Year to all of my loyal subscribers! I have been so anxious to share this first newborn gallery of 2020 because not only was this baby just fantastic and gorgeous, I photographed Mom and Dad’s wedding several years ago! Since then, I have spent over 3 years learning […]

New Jersey Newborn Photography Specialist

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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 […]

Holiday Studio Newborn Session

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Now that you and baby are home, it’s time to confirm your newborn photo session. Maybe you’ve been imagining the newborn photos for months—your precious little one swaddled up in a blanket, fawned over by you and your whole family. Here are some tips for preparing for a successful newborn photo shoot! Choose baby’s outfit […]

How to Prepare for Your Newborn Photo Session

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This chic lifestyle newborn session was photographed at the family home in Princeton, New Jersey. The Meier’s are good friends of my husband and I. In November, they came to my studio for a holiday mini-session and I was told that they were expecting another baby! I was so excited that they mentioned wanting me […]

Chic Lifestyle Newborn Session Princeton, New Jersey


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You’ve scheduled your newborn session, and you can’t wait to get precious photos of the new addition to your family. But this may be your first newborn photo session, and you may not know what to expect.  Newborn photos are different from other portraits and require a little more thought and care. Below are a […]

What to Expect at Your Newborn Photo Shoot

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The good news ladies is that you do not have to have anything special to wear for your maternity photo session, I offer a variety of maternity gowns and separates that you are welcome to use from my studio wardrobe collection. If you have something special you would like to wear, by all means, you […]

What to Wear to a Maternity Photon Session – Studio Wardrobe Collection


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Your little family has added another member and it’s so important to capture this moment in your lives! One of the best things about having a newborn photo session done is it’s a great way to get new photos of the whole family, including any older siblings but it can sometimes be a challenge for […]

5 Tips for Including Older Siblings in a Newborn Session

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Surf City Yacht Club Wedding | NJ Wedding Photographer Last May I had the opportunity to photograph a friend from high schools wedding. Mike and I rode the same bus to school because we lived in the same part of town and we actually went to a dance together at some point during our high […]

Surf City Yacht Club Wedding | NJ Wedding Photographer


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


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