It is important to me to have a connection with each and every family.  I want you to be comfortable and trust that I will not only make you look and feel good, but that I will assist you with selecting the best products to preserve your images for generations.


After our initial video call,  you will receive the booking information, all to be completed online. Once completed, you will receive a welcome packet in the mail so you can start planning what to wear and where you may want to showcase the images from your session in and around your home.


I provide all of the tools to make the newborn session planning process simple and easy. After booking, you will receive my newborn session planning questionnaire and from your answers, I’ll design several timeless and classic set ups in your requested colors and materials.


The studio will be fully set up prior to your arrival. We will start the session by photographing that very first family portrait, parent and sibling images. Afterward, I will focus on baby. It’s my job to capture all of your baby's sweet features and pose baby in ways that highlight how small baby truly was during those first weeks of life. 


After the session, you will come back to the studio or meet with me via Zoom to see your images for the very first time. Images chosen for product will be edited and sent to you in an online gallery. From this gallery, you will be able to share your images with friends and family, download to your computer, share to social media and order additional prints. 


If you live closeby, you can come to the studio to pick up your products or I can deliver to you. When your products arrive, I will inspect them and notify you of their arrival so we can coordinate a pick up or delivery. 

If you are interested in professional installation, this can be coordinated for you. Please inquire for more information about professional installation.



Hooray! You have now experienced my full process from start to finish! 
Please take a quick moment to write a brief review of my services for other expecting parents to see. My business runs on referrals so every review matters! By leaving me a review on Google, you are provided with a $190 print credit that can be used at your next ordering appointment within 12 months of receiving. You can also earn print credits by referring clients to me. For each client that books, you can earn more $190 print credits, Studio and print credits CAN be combined but must be used within 12 months of receiving.

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

I will guide you every step of the way

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.


Every session includes a print credit that can be applied to the purchase of heirloom products.
Print credits are valid for use during your scheduled ordering appointment only.
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 make an additional investment though most clients tend to invest
an additional $1000-1990 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 beach portrait sessions are taken about 60-90 minutes before sunrise or sunset to ensure that we have the best lighting. 


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 happy place! 

Infuse the walls of your home with custom designed displays featuring fine art prints, canvas, metals and/or acrylics.
Add keepsake collection boxes and/or albums to your coffee table or even on the mantle.

Prints starting at $190
Collections starting at $990

For additional details on products or to book your newborn photography session,
please feel free to reach out via my contact form on this site. I will reply within 48 hours. (Please check your SPAM mail.)

The products that I offer are unique pieces that I believe best preserve and showcase your images
for you & your family to cherish for decades.

You’re welcome to book a complimentary planning & design consultation so that I can assist you in selecting the perfect sizes and materials to display and preserve your family's special milestones. Contact me today to begin planning your session!

Preserving life's most cherished moments


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 • A $1290 retainer is due at the time of booking in order to retain my service. This includes:
 • a $300 session fee to cover my time and talent
• a pre session planning consultation
performed via Zoom schedule through the inquiry brochure
Gallery reveal/ordering appointment 
performed either in studio or via Zoom (either same day or approximately 1 week after your session date)
Prints, products and digital files are separate from session fees. Session fees are non-refundable. 

The remaining $990 is set aside as a studio credit to be use at your ordering appointment.
Our typical client investment is $1990 or more. 

*All credit card payments are subject to a 3% surcharge

let's book it!


Family sessions take place at my home studio located on Chadwick Beach Island in Lavallette, NJ Ocean County 08735
or on location, at your favorite beach access point or local park. Travel fees may apply based on the location distance from my studio.



If interested in booking, the first step is to schedule a 15-20 minute Zoom consultation. During this time we will discuss any questions or concerns you may have. We will choose wardrobe or prop accessories for your styled photo session. We will go over any must haves or requests. Here at the studio we provide shopping assistance for families who need hands on help choosing wardrobe for parents and/or participating children so that everyone looks cohesive so you are sure to enjoy your portraits for years to come. Also, we will discuss all the archival print products that we offer: custom albums, mounted prints, custom framed art, and so much more. If you are not available to do so, my session planning questionnaire will cover all that I need to plan for your session.

pre-session consultation &
session planning questionnaire

At your session, you can opt for a same day ordering appointment or we will schedule an appointment within 1 week of the session date to review the unedited images in person or via Zoom. All parties wanting to partake in the investing of portraits are encouraged to be at the Reveal appointment as this will be the only time to purchase. A beautiful slideshow of your images will be portrayed. Wall Art and Album Design will also be procured, during your private appointment.



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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 

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My very own hair stylist, Alyssa Nesse, offers the most amazing traveling services & she will pamper you!
Alyssa will come to the studio an hour or so before your session & provide hair + makeup services to your liking.
To learn more about her services and see if she is available for your session date, click the link below and let her know I sent you.



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Maternity, Newborn, Milestone & Family Portrait Sessions starting at $1290
This includes a $300 creative fee & $990 studio credit to be used during your ordering appointment.
All products are purchased separately at viewing/ordering appointment.
Prints starting at $190, collections starting at $990.

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tell me more

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 13 years. I have photographed over 350 weddings and have an extensive list of testimonials across the web.

5 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 3,500 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 your personal style and color palette when planning your session, I am able to create displays that fit seamlessly into your  current home decor. 

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


Check out the video below to see me in action!

I invite you to continue to explore my site and if my work speaks to you, I would love for you to contact me to discuss a custom portrait experience for your family.

“Photography is a way of feeling,
of touching, of loving.
What you have caught on film is captured forever…
it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”

—Aaron Siskind

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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 $190 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: