I will guide you every step of the way

It's training day! You will come to the studio for a half or full day of training by Marianne. You will learn hands on how to perform the tasks that you need assistance with. 



through my training planning questionnaire
(& consultation - in person or via Zoom),
we will plan every detail of your training together by figuring out the strengths and weaknesses in your business.


After your training session, you are invited into my student group where I offer ongoing support for students.

let's do this!

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. My studio has everything you may need for your session,
even some staple wardrobe pieces that you are welcome to utilize during your session. 
My onsite hair & makeup artist can also be added to your session for a flat rate of $200 per person.

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! 

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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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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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