Today I am sharing Amanda’s maternity photos from her studio maternity photo session with me from last year. Amanda is one of my best friends so I asked her to come to my home studio in Ocean County, NJ to play dress up for fun. She wore a few of the maternity dresses and separates […]

I have been writing this blog on and off for about 12 years and I have not written many personal posts so here goes! Now, some of you who do know me a little, may know that I was: Met my husband on! Moved in with him in 2012 & got engaged 3 weeks […]

Family Beach Photo Session | Spring Lake Family Portrait Photographer Dave contacted me in December looking for a gift card for him and his sisters to give their parents as a Christmas present. They decided together to gift a large family portrait to their parents. I was not there when they opened the gift card, but […]

Name It & Win It Contest Winner | Jetsetter by Shutterbag I recently found Shutterbag’s website & Facebook fan page online and have been admiring the Heirloom bag for some time now. Last month, they had a contest that drew my attention, Name It & Win It, I figured what do I have to lose? […]

St. Robert Bellarmine Baptism Pictures | Freehold NJ Photographer I was so excited to capture Little Kylie’s  baptized on July 21st at St. Robert Bellarmine Church in Freehold, NJ. I had been to this church once before for a baptism and it is a beautiful church and both times the priest was amazing to work with. […]

Allaire Village Family Photo Session | Monmouth County NJ Family Photographer Tim, Stephanie & Ella are back on the blog after their fall family photo session! This time, we did their family photo session at Allaire State Park / Allaire Village on August 25th of this year. Their daughter Ella has gotten so big, she was […]

Vince, Mary, Gianna & Hailey Longstreet Farm Family Portrait Session |Monmouth County NJ Photographer I had the absolute pleasure today to photograph an amazing family that I have become close with. Vince and Mary have the two cutest daughters and let me tell you, they both have very strong and different personalities! I had so much […]

Bring Back the Beach Bash | Ocean County NJ Event Photographer I am a very proud resident of Chadwick Beach, NJ. Since Hurricane Sandy, many of the towns residents have come together to do some amazing things. “United to Rebuild” has become the slogan of Chadwick Beach as of late last year. All over town you […]

 Good vs. Evil ~ 4th Annual Paul Mitchell School Fashion Show | NJ Portrait & Event Photographer This was my second year photographing the Paul Mitchell School, Jersey Shore’s Annual Fashion Show. This year is the 4th year that the school has been doing this fundraiser and the theme was Good vs Evil and the event […]

Michael Kew Book Signing & The Diamond Eyes | Glide Surf Company | NJ Event Photographer Phil and Jess, owners of Glide Surf Co. in Normandy Beach hosted a Michael Kew book signing/movie premiere at their store on September 22nd for his film/book: Triptych, The Surfer’s Journal. Everyone brought their own beach chairs and lined […]

meet Marianne

At my very core, I am an artist. As a graphic design student, I fell in love with the creative process of thinking conceptually and creating things that are beautiful to look at but while working in a commercial portrait studio in college, I realized that photography was my true passion. After spending several years in the printing industry as a graphic designer I created Imagery By Marianne, a service-based boutique photography studio located on Chadwick Beach Island in Toms River, NJ.

Since it’s inception, I have focused on specializing in wedding photography. I became fascinated with working with couples & assisting them in making their wedding vision come to life. Over time, I began slowly expanding my specialization to maternity & newborn photography. As I have grown “up” & expanded my own family, I have become more and more inspired by the natural beauty in maternity & newborn photography and as I move into the next chapter of my own life, I want to celebrate not only the joining of families but also celebrating the expanding of families.


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