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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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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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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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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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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More Tips for a Successful Newborn Session Keep baby awake for a minimum of 90 minutes or more prior to your session start time. Nursing? Avoid spicy foods for 24 hours or more before your session. Schedule shots or immunizations the week (or at least 48 hours) prior to your session date. If you use […]

More Tips for a Successful Newborn Session

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This list is a helpful guide of common foods to avoid while nursing. These foods typically affect babies under 6 weeks of age. As they get older, introduce foods one at a time to see how they are affected. Every baby is different, so be sure to consult with your pediatrician. I high suggest if your […]

Suggested Foods to Avoid When Nursing

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How to Get the Most from Your Newborn Session A little bit of planning and preparation will help you get the most from your newborn portrait session. Below are a few tips that will help make your session a success. A Full, Sleepy Baby For Squishy Poses Those adorable newborn poses you love are easiest […]

How to Get the Most from Your Newborn Session

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What To Expect – Newborn Session Before Your Session Each of my newborn sessions is highly personalized, so I like to work one-on-one with you to plan your session based on your personal style and how you plan to use your images. A pre-session consult is our time to go over the details, cover questions, […]

What To Expect – Newborn Session

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