I am so happy you are here! My name is Marianne Bley, owner of Imagery By Marianne, a boutique photography studio
specializing in wedding, maternity & newborn photography.  
My boutique photography studio is located on Chadwick Beach Island in Toms River, New Jersey 08735. Open by appointment only.








Capturing life's most cherished moments

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through our pre-session consultation to assisting you in selecting your wardrobe, 
discussing  hair & makeup options, your photoshoot & designing one of a kind artwork
for your home. all performed at my New Jersey maternity & newborn photography studio.

I will guide you
                      every step of the way

Let’s connect today so that I can create
a custom photographic experience
for you & your loved ones
that you will cherish forever!

Each and every session that I capture is unique. Your session images will be personally curated and stylized by me.







MEET MARIANNE
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MOST SOUGHT-AFTER newborn photogaraphy photo studio in New Jersey

Why Choose me?

I have photographed well over 250 weddings & over 2,500 babies! 
I have worked side by side with doctors, nurses and lactation consultants for the last 3 years inside and outside of my local hospitals. I am continuously taking newborn safety training to care for your little ones while they are in my hands. With my expertise in posing, artful lighting and editing, I am dedicated to producing beautifully styled images and heirloom artwork to preserve this precious time in your family’s life.

PRIVATE STUDIO

Clients love that I have a private studio on the first floor of my home. This means there are no interruptions during your session and you can make yourself right at home. I offer light snacks and drinks and a place to sit back and relax while your baby is being photographed.

TIMELESS STYLE

My photographic style is warm, natural and modern chic. I prefer to use neutral, soft colors and earth tones when styling your session. I often incorporate unique vintage and antique props like baskets and crates that I have hand selected from around the globe. These elements allow the focus of the photos to be on the simple and natural beauty of your new baby. 

PERSONALIZED 

Prior to your session, you will have the opportunity to provide set-up, color and pose preferences via an online questionnaire.  I also offer each and every client an (optional) design planning appointment when their proofing galleries are ready. so I can assist them in creating the very best wall and tabletop artwork that fits their current home decor seamlessly.

HIghly trained in newborn safety, POSING & EDITING.
12 YEARS WORKING AS A GRAPHIC DESIGNER & PHOTO MANIPULATOR.
CERTIFIED TEACHER OF ART. PREK-12 IN NEW JERSEY

EXPERIENCE

The Studio

If you are booking a studio session, you will be traveling to my home studio in Chadwick Beach. (Toms River, NJ 08735).

Here, you will not only feel right at home because I am able to provide you with the simple amenities of a home (boppy, bottle warmer, changing table, fridge, couch, TV, etc...); I believe it also provides an unparalleled level of trust to those that may not know me personally prior to our session because my studio is on the same property as my home.

I do not take my career lightly. Handing your brand new baby that you have been carefully caring for since you found out you were pregnant to a new person, professional or not, can be a little unsettling.


Rest assured that I am thoroughly trained to be handling your little one safely throughout the session & I am fully vaccinated.

Welcome to my studio! 

My calendar does fill up quite quickly.
Expecting clients should reserve their place in my calendar as early as possible before the baby is born to ensure there is room on my calendar. 
It's is never too early to book to ensure a spot during the recommended time frame.
I typically book 2-3 months in advance.

Newborns sessions are most successful when performed during the first three weeks of life .
However, I do offer newborn sessions up to eight weeks of life. 

My custom maternity & newborn photography sessions are all about THE EXPERIENCE.
Clients will receive access to my client portal with all of the information on what to expect, what to pack, what to wear, etc.
Clients will also complete a questionnaire where props and colors can be chosen prior to your session so that your photo session sets can be designed and ready when you and your little one arrives.

Each collection includes a special discount that can be applied to the purchase of heirloom products.
The discount is valid for 30 days from proof gallery delivery.

I offer a large variety of unique items including: fine art prints, canvases, heirloom albums, accordion books, custom wall designs. and more. 
Clients are not required to purchase products; however, on average my clients tend to
invest between $500-$1,500 on beautifully crafted heirloom product displays for their home. 


All clients are offered a complimentary planning and design appointment once their proofs are ready for review.
We will discuss in detail what you envision your final images looking like & we will work together
to achieve the images you imagine hanging in & around your home. 

SCHEDULING YOUR
newborn photography SESSION

Newborn photo sessions are offered at my beautiful New Jersey studio,
or in the comfort of your home. 
Studio newborn sessions take place at my studio
located in Chadwick Beach/Lavallette, NJ 08735 on select days at 10:00am. 

I love to create images that are natural & timeless by photographing newborns & their families in a combination of neutrals & soft tones so that your baby is the primary focus of the image. All outfits, blankets and props are provided to ensure that your final images are consistent with my warm, natural and modern chic photographic style. Maternity clients, as well as, new mothers may have access to my studio wardrobe for their photos. 

The Imagery experience

Receive a $100 discount when you book a studio maternity & newborn session at the same time! 

Three hour studio session 
• beanbag & wrapped images of baby
• Includes parent, sibling AND family shots
• Includes 15 digital images of client's choice 
• Additional images can be purchased, $30 each
$100 credit toward the purchase of an heirloom product




SIMPLY SWADDLED Newborn MINI Session $350

Platinum Newborn Session  $650

One hour studio session 
• primarily wrapped images of baby
• Includes digital images of client's choice 
• Additional images can be purchased, $30 each
$50 credit toward the purchase of an heirloom product 

Two hour studio session 
• beanbag & wrapped images of baby
Includes spouse OR sibling shots
• Includes 10 digital images of client's choice 
• Additional images can be purchased, $30 each
$75 credit toward the purchase of an heirloom product 


PREMIUM  (CLASSIC) Newborn Session $500

• For multiples, add $100 per child



Lifestyle sessions are 1 hour in length and include the best images edited and delivered via online viewing gallery where you have instant access to download your images and print release.

Lifestyle sessions are more casual sessions performed at your home. Therefore, they do not include any items from the studio and are not posed in the same fashion as studio work. We will utilize the items and decor throughout your home.

Lifestyle Session  $500 + travel

All clients are offered a complimentary design appointment once their proofs are ready for review.
Heirloom/Legacy product credits are valid for 30 days from proofing gallery delivery.

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Pricing

Maternity sessions should be performed 
between 32-36 weeks.
During this time, you have a nice shape to your belly
& you are less likely to go into labor.

Platinum Maternity Session  $550

• 1.5 hour studio session 
• Access to studio wardrobe
• Includes spouse AND sibling shots
• Includes 15 digital images of client's choice 
• Additional images can be purchased for $30 each
$100 print credit toward the purchase of an heirloom product



Premium FULL Maternity Session $450

• One hour studio session 
• Access to studio wardrobe
Includes spouse OR sibling shots
• Includes 10 digital images of client's choice 
• Additional images can be purchased for $30 each
$75 print credit toward the purchase of an heirloom product 


Maternity MINI Session $350

• 30 min studio session 
• Access to studio wardrobe
• Includes 5 digital images of client's choice 
• Additional images can be purchased for $30 each
$50 print credit toward the purchase of an heirloom product 

Investment

I offer a wide selection of fine art prints, canvas, wood, acrylic, metal, and more, as well as, keepsake albums.
For additional details on products and to book your wedding or newborn photography session,
please feel free to contact me via my contact form on this site. I will reply within 48 hours.

All of the products that I offer were hand selected & are unique heirlooms for you & your family to cherish forever.

You’re welcome to book a complimentary planning & design consultation so that I can assist you selecting the right sizes and materials your artwork. Contact me today to begin planning your session!

Preserving life's most cherished moments

HEIRLOOM PRODUCTS

"She took her time, made sure to get all the shots we wanted and honed in on the style we were looking for."

MOLLY

Marianne was incredible to work with for our newborn photos. Marianne is a professional and it’s evident in the way she handled our little girl. The entire experience was enjoyable and peaceful (and that’s impressive when working with a newborn). She was also patient with me as a first time mom and I felt absolutely comfortable handing over my little girl to her. The pictures came out even better than we expected! She took her time, made sure to get all the shots we wanted and honed in on the style we were looking for. I know these pictures will be memorable forever and we’re so pleased with them!

"She took her time, made sure to get all the shots we wanted and honed in on the style we were looking for."

RACHEL & SEAN

Marianne was incredible to work with for our maternity & newborn photos. Marianne is a professional and it’s evident in the way she handled our little girl. The entire experience was enjoyable and peaceful (and that’s impressive when working with a newborn). She was also patient with me as a first time mom and I felt absolutely comfortable handing over my little girl to her. The pictures came out even better than we expected! She took her time, made sure to get all the shots we wanted and honed in on the style we were looking for. I know these pictures will be memorable forever and we’re so pleased with them!

More reviews can be found on:
WeddingWire, The Knot & Google

"We instantly felt comfortable in her studio and very happy with all the extra care she took handling our newborn with special needs."

COURTNEY

Marianne was very responsive to our questions and was very helpful leading up to our appointment for newborn portraits. We instantly felt comfortable in her studio and very happy with all the extra care she took handling our newborn with special needs. Our photos are stunning and we absolutely love them. We are so appreciative of her experience and expertise!

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meet Marianne

Some refer to me as a Professional Wedding Crasher, others The Baby Whisperer.

I have been building relationships and delivering spectacular wedding experiences to engaged couples for the last 12 years. I have photographed over 200 weddings and have an extensive list of testimonials across the web. Go ahead and Google me :)

3 years ago, I decided that I wanted to specialize in newborns as well. I have spent the last 3 years working side by side with doctors and nurses in my local hospitals, as well as, taking private training with other of our industry's top newborn specialists to learn everything I could about these beautiful little people.

Whether you are looking to show off that new flashy engagement ring or celebrate the growth of your family, I am your girl!

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& shiny objects

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referral program

My business has been built on referrals
as a thank you to my clients, I offer the following:

Clients must book session by signing the contract and paying the session fee in full.

receive a $25 referral credit
for every client that books a session
Referral credits CAN be combined and redeemed for both
a future session and heirloom products.

Referral credits must be used within one year of earning them.

My business has been built on referrals
as a thank you to my clients, I offer the following: