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.

SCHEDULING YOUR
MATERNITY photography SESSION

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. 

AS A PREMIER MATERNITY &
NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER...

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, 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

HEIRLOOM PRODUCTS

full product guide

SCHEDULE A CONSULT

SEASONS CHANGE BUT YOUR MEMORIES SHOULD LAST FOREVER

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

LET'S DO THIS. TOGETHER.

let's book it!

At your session we will schedule an appointment roughly 1-2 weeks after to review your portraits 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 for selections. Wall Art and Album Design will also be procured, during your private appointment.

ORDERING APPOINTMENT

2 weeks before your session we will meet at the studio for a private tour or schedule a 15-20 minute phone 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 spouses 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.  


PRE-session CONSULTATION

A $250 creative fee per session is due at the time of booking in order to retain my service. This fee is for families with up to 6 family members.
The creative fee is $300 for families with 7 or more family members.
This covers the time and talent of the photographer, your pre consultation and your gallery reveal 1-2 weeks after your session date.
This creative fee is non-refundable. There is a no minimum investment for our custom portraiture. Our typical client investment is $1990 or more. 

Prints, products and digital files are separate from creative fees.


CREATIVE FEE

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.


FULL SERVICE STUDIO SPECIALIZING IN HEIRLOOM PRODUCTS, DIGITAL IMAGES AND KEEPSAKES.

Investment

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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 

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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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I'm Marianne

ARE JUST A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

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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!

Hey!

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 $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: