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I have been photographing women's bodies of all sizes for over 12 years and specifically working with expectant moms for over 4 years now. I know the female form and how to pose it to look the most flattering. You will leave a session with me empowered and feeling as good as you look.

Why Choose me?


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. You may try on any of my studio wardrobe pieces and if you are treating yourself to hair and makeup, sit back and relax while you are pampered.


My photographic style is warm, natural and rustic chic. I prefer to use neutral, soft colors and earth tones when styling your session although I am happy to incorporate any ideas or colors that you would like used. Pregnancy comes and goes quickly. Trust me, at some point you will wish you had stunning timeless photos of that special time in your life. Regardless of how you currently feel, your body is amazing and is carrying a new LIFE!


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.

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, 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 also fully vaccinated & insured.

Welcome to my studio! 

My calendar does fill up quite quickly. Expecting clients should reserve the session as early as possible to retain your session in my calendar. 
It's is never too early to book in order to ensure a spot during the recommended time frame. I typically book 2-3 months in advance.

Clients will receive access to my client portal with all of the information on what to expect, what to pack, what to wear, etc. I will work hand in hand with you on choosing the location, gown/wardrobe selections, and couple/family styling to ensure that your photo session meets your vision.


Each collection offers a print credit that can be applied to the purchase of heirloom products.
Product credits are valid for 30 days from proofing gallery delivery.
I offer a large variety of unique items including: 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 $250-$1,500 on beautifully crafted heirloom products. 

I pride myself on providing a relaxed and enjoyable photoshoot experience from start to finish.
I offer a fabulous selection of maternity gowns and separates in a variety of sizes and styles for all of my maternity clients to use during their sessions.
Makeup and hair styling can be performed at the studio by one of my recommended vendors. Make it an afternoon of well-deserved pampering. 

Sessions are best photographed during weeks 28-34. Maternity sessions can either be taken on location or in studio. 

All outdoor sessions are taken about 60-90 minutes before sunset to ensure that we have the best lighting. 


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


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!

"Not only was the final result exactly what I wanted, but Marianne was wonderful throughout the whole wedding process."


Our wedding photography was one of the most important things to me in the whole wedding process. Marianne delivered. Her pictures are stunning, bridal-magazine/print journalism worthy. I will run out of wall space before I run out wedding pictures I want to hang. Not only was the final result exactly what I wanted, but Marianne was wonderful throughout the whole wedding process. Our engagement session was a great primer for the wedding day. And on the wedding day, despite horrible weather, her and her team figured out picture locations while being conscious of our timeline. It really helps to have experienced professionals surrounding you on your day, especially when you don't have a wedding/venue coordinator.

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

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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 for your custom artwork. Contact me today to begin planning your session!

See full product guide here

Preserving life's most cherished moments


Say Hello

Contact me to plan an in-person or over the phone session planning consultation so you can decide if we are a good fit.

This also gives you an opportunity to share all about you and your family, while you get to know me as well.
Feel free to ask a million and one questions.
I'm happy to answer them. 

Your Questionnaire

Once you have booked your session by signing the contract and paying the retainer fee, I will send you my session planning questionnaire that will ask many questions about your personal style and color preferences. This is done so that I can properly prepare the studio for your session and I can successfully design imagery that will fit seamlessly into the current decor in your home.

Keeping In Touch

Please contact me within 72 hours of baby's birth. Typically, discharge day is a good way to remember to notify me tat baby was born so we can both look at our schedules within the following 3 weeks.
Feel free to ask a million and one questions. I'm happy to answer them. 

Your Session Day!

In your client portal, you will find PDF's for maternity and/or newborn sessions. These PDF guides were created to assist you in preparing for a successful portrait session. 

Please arrive to the studio 15 minutes early.

Your Photographs

Proofing galleries are delivered within 2 weeks of session date.

Retouched galleries can take up to an additional 2 weeks from the date the image selections were submitted.

Product order delivery varies by manufacturer but most products are delivered within 2 weeks from order payment and proof approval.

The Process


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meet Marianne

My name is Marianne Bley. Some refer to me as a Professional Wedding Crasher, others The Baby Whisperer.

I have been building relationships and delivering spectacular wedding experiences to couples for the last 12 years. I have photographed over 300 weddings and have an extensive list of testimonials across the web.

4 years ago, I took the leap into specializing in newborns as well. I have spent this time working side by side with doctors and nurses in my local hospitals, as well as, taking private training lessons with various newborn specialists and leaders in the newborn photography industry to learn everything I can about these beautiful little people. Since then, I have photographed over 3,000 babies!

My work doesn't stop there, I assist clients in designing stunning displays to grace the walls of their home and/or business. By utilizing their personal style and color palette when planning their session, I am able to create displays that fit seamlessly into their current home decor. 

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


Lemonade, hand lettering,
& 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: