let's work together!

As a Mom of 2, I know how valuable your time is & how stressful it can be to even think of planning a portrait session for your whole family. This is why I have created a portrait experience unlike any other.

Every detail from wardrobe styling to hair & makeup will be coordinated for you, with your input - of course!
Myself & my team will take care of everything so you can spend time where it matters most.

"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 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!

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


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

The Studio

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

Here, you will feel right at home. I invite you to come in your sweats & enjoy being pampered by my hair & makeup artist.
We will play dressup & myself & my team will guide you through every step of your portrait session. 

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! 

It is important to me to have a connection with each & every family.  I want you to be comfortable & trust that I will not only make you look & 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 & where you may want to showcase the images from your session in & around your home.


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


The studio will be fully set up prior to your arrival. I will start the session by photographing your child while Mom gets her hair & makeup done. When Mom is camera ready, we will photograph that updated family portrait, parent & sibling images. Afterward, you can opt for a same day ordering session or schedule the date for us to meet to complete your order.


This is where you will see your images for the very first time. You will be presented with multiple wall art & album designs options based on your preferences. Images chosen for product will be edited & sent to you in an online gallery. From this gallery, you will be able to share your images with friends & family, download to your computer, share to social media & 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 & notify you of their arrival so we can coordinate a pick up or delivery. 
If you are interested in professional wall art installation, this can be coordinated for you at no additional cost. Myself or someone from me team will come install the artwork for you.



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 & product 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


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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 

let's book it!

My very own hair stylist, Alyssa Nesse, offers the most amazing traveling services & she will come pamper you before your session!
Alyssa will come to my studio an hour or so before your session & provide hair + makeup services to your liking. The additional cost is $200.
If she is unavailable for your session date, I have several other stylists that I can coordinate for y0ur session so don't worry!

PROFESSIONAL HAIR + MAKEUP SERVICEs are now included in your session fee!


Milestone sessions take place at my home studio located on Chadwick Beach Island in Lavallette, NJ Ocean County 08735
on weekday mornings at 10am.



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. Wall art installation available.


let's book it!

 A $300 session booking fee is due at the time of booking in order to retain my service.
ALL collections are purchased at your Reveal, Design & Ordering Appointment & include:
• Pre-Session Planning Consultation
performed via Zoom schedule through digital brochure
• Wardrobe Assistance
• Access to Studio Backdrops, Props & More
• Photographer's Time & Talent

• Gallery Reveal, Design & Ordering Appointment
performed either in studio or via Zoom (either same day or approximately 1 week after your session date)
Session booking fees are non-refundable. 

All collection options are sent via digital brochure to be reviewed upon inquiry.
Clients typically invest $1295-5000 on custom portraiture.
*All credit card payments are subject to a 3% surcharge

session BOOKING FEE + choice of collection



Let's Connect!

Maternity, Newborn, Milestone & Family Portrait Sessions starting at $1250
All products are purchased separately at your design & ordering appointment.

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Thank you!



Gift certificates can be purchased in any denomination and can be used towards your sessions creative fee or towards product purchases to be ordered at your ordering appointment.
Once a gift certificate is purchased, please reach out to schedule your session in my calendar.
Dates fill up quickly so please reach out right away to ensure my availability!

I'm Marianne


Lemonade, hand lettering, & shiny objects

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: