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.



read the blog

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 […]


read the blog

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 […]



read the blog

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

read the blog

2018 was the year of surprise proposals for me. I had several gentlemen reach out to me with their ideas to propose at the Jersey Shore, specifically on Lavallette Beach. Some vacationed here while dating and others had a family home here and wanted to pop the question while attending a family reunion. Tommy wanted […]

Surprise Proposal Lavallette Beach Toms River, NJ

read the blog

Here is a short list that I complied of my favorite wedding vendors in our industry. I love working with them! Please let them know how much they are loved. If you reach out to any of these wonder businesses, please let them know that I referred them to you ūüôā Coordinators Feather & Rock […]

My Favorite Vendors

read the blog

Last week I had the opportunity to photograph Amy & Mike’s¬†downtown Bordentown & Bordentown Marina engagement session. Amy and Mike met while they both attended Rutgers University and they have been inseparable¬†ever since. They have been living together for quite a while but purchased their first home together about a year ago.¬†Their engagement session¬†kicked¬†off at […]

Downtown Bordentown & Bordentown Marina Engagement


read the blog

On Sunday evening, I photographed Corinne and Jake’s romantic spring engagement session at Edgar Felix Bike Path in Allaire, NJ with the help of my husband, Mike who came along as my assistant for the shoot. Sunday was a beautiful spring day and the sunset that evening did not disappoint.¬†We met Corrine and Jake at […]

Romantic Spring Engagement Session at Edgar Felix Bike Path

read the blog

As a wedding¬†photographer that offers a¬†personalized boutique experience to my clients, I stress the importance of getting to know my clients on a slightly more personal level before the wedding day. Wedding¬†photography is an intimate¬†art form and I feel that I deliver the best results to my clients when I sense¬†that¬†we have a shared interest […]

5 Tips for Picture-Perfect Engagement Photographs


read the blog

Today Jane & Ed’s rustic engagement session with their family beagle, Mickey,¬†was featured on the UnJersey Bride blog! Please take a moment to go check it out and leave some comment love for them. xo   Echo Lake Mountainside NJ Engagement Photos Featured on UnJersey Bride |Rustic NJ Wedding Photographer Springfield Ave, Mountainside, NJ 07092

Echo Lake Mountainside NJ Engagement Photos Featured on UnJersey Bride |Rustic NJ Wedding Photographer

read the blog

Best Engagement Session Outfit Ideas | Rustic NJ Engagement Pictures Below¬†are just a¬†few examples by season of what to wear to your engagement session. These examples are taken directly from my 2015 Wedding Client Guide¬†that I give to my potential clients at their wedding photography¬†consultation. The goal is for¬†your outfits to match, just enough. Wear […]

Best Engagement Session Outfit Ideas | Rustic NJ Engagement Pictures


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


trained by