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Why Choose me?

I have photographed well over 300 weddings & over 3,000 babies! 
I have worked side by side with doctors, nurses and lactation consultants for the last 4 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.


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.


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. 


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.


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! 


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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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Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

Q: How long have you been a photographer?
A: I technically learned how to take a proper film photograph while attending Monmouth University throughout 2000-2004 and while finishing school, I worked in a commercial portrait studio. Soon after, I started photographing weddings and babies.

Q: How many weddings have you photographed?
A: I've photographed over 300 weddings over 12 years alongside some of the very best in the industry.

Q: How many newborns have you photographed?
A: I've photographed over 2,500 newborns over the last 3 years, inside and outside of my local New Jersey hospitals. 

Q: Are you vaccinated?
A: Yes, I am fully vaccinated and keep up on all testing so that I am allowed to work within the hospital systems.

Q: Do you offer payment plans?
A: Yes, I do! Traditional payments are 100% due at the time of booking (within a week). But, if you wanted to do a payment plan, I can stretch it into equal 1/2's if that works best for you. Just let me know what you prefer, and I will make it happen. It's that easy. Payment in full is due by the session date though.

Q: How do I book you for my mentoring session?
A: Love that question the most! To book me for your session, simply let me know which collection you would like:
• Which type of mentoring you would like to book
• Studio or On Location (zip code)

I will need your full name and email address to send the proposal to.

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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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