The experience that you & your loved ones have on your wedding day means EVERYTHING to me.
Having an experience professional that knows their way around a wedding day will set you up for a fabulous, picturesque day.
From the initial inquiry, I want to create an ideal timeline to ensure you have the appropriate amount of time booked to capture each part of your day.
There will be moments on a wedding day that can get stressful, every wedding has them.
With so many moving parts, something is bound to run late.
A true professional knows exactly how to handle these types of situations smoothly and effortlessly.
A potential catastrophe can easily be solved by someone with 13 years of wedding experience.
And don't worry, I will coach you through those bridal and family portraits.
I will assist you in staying on schedule.
I will be sure you are smiling and laughing your way through the reception.
(Review a few of my testimonials HERE)!
I want you to look back on your wedding day and remember how much fun you had reminiscing through a plethora of editorial quality images. I want you to rejoy the experience and process so much that you want to see me year after year to celebrate future family milestones!
"Just to be clear the pictures are amazing but the relationship behind it is even better!"
JENNIFER & SHAWN
Marianne went over and beyond what we were expecting from our wedding photographer!! Our wedding was last min and she came highly recommended by another friend photographer who was already booked for our date. So we took a leap of faith and went for it! She was so accommodating, and very professional! When I met with her she was very sweet and warm towards me and my kids! It's not ideal to bring small children to discuss business of any sort, but I was left with no other option, and Marianne made it work! I'm very greatful for that!! She held my hand and walked me through everything, explained everything to me... There was never a point where I didn't know exactly what was going on! I was already extremely impressed before the wedding day!
Wedding Day- Wow.. Just wow.. Her and her assistant did such an amazing job! Just to be clear the pictures are amazing but the relationship behind it is even better! Me and me husband were both so relaxed... It didn't feel strange or awkward.. She and her assistant Jess had us cracking up the whole time! (Made some pretty awesome pictures) she gave us great direction to get "the shot" and other times it was just us being us and she was able to capture that beautifully! I didn't give her a lot to work with and I'm still amazed by what she was able to do. My whole family just loved her! I just love her!! I would highly recommend her to anyone!!! Thank you Marianne!! I'm so glad the photographer was booked or else I never would have met you!!! ❤️
"Not only was the final result exactly what I wanted, but Marianne was wonderful throughout the whole wedding process."
AMY & MICHAEL
Our wedding photography was one of the most important things to me in the whole wedding process. Marianne delivered. Her pictures are stunning, bridal-magazine/print journalism worthy. I will run out of wall space before I run out wedding pictures I want to hang. Not only was the final result exactly what I wanted, but Marianne was wonderful throughout the whole wedding process. Our engagement session was a great primer for the wedding day. And on the wedding day, despite horrible weather, her and her team figured out picture locations while being conscious of our timeline. It really helps to have experienced professionals surrounding you on your day, especially when you don't have a wedding/venue coordinator.
"Our guests haven't stopped talking about our wedding photos."
KRISTIN & JUSTIN
Marianne and her team were such a pleasure to work with. Marianne was great throughout the process and we loved her from our very first meeting. She has great ideas and so much talent and she also makes sure that your personality shines through as well. All of the photographers were on time and balanced photos between practical images and beautiful, artsy images. I also found Imagery by Marianne to be a great value in a very competitive market! No other photographers offered as much as she did at this price point.
"Our pictures turned out beautifully, and we've received endless comments on just what a great job Marianne did!"
Christine & Geno
I would recommend Marianne to anyone who asked - her skills, talent, professionalism, and kindness far surpassed what we expected. Marianne is a true professional through and through, but is also extremely personable and friendly and puts you at ease. I was anxious about having my picture taken all day, but Marianne (and her team) made the process as easy as possible, and the results were amazing - our pictures turned out beautifully, and we've received endless comments on just what a great job Marianne did! She's got such a great eye for detail and I'm so happy we chose Marianne to photograph our big day - I can't say enough about her and her work.
startING AT $4250
And right now, you can reserve me for your wedding day for only 50% of the collection!
let's work together!
All albums are custom designed, press printed 20 page/ 40 side wedding albums made with your choice of suede, leather or linen cover material, with or without a photo opening and/or your names & wedding date.
Includes THE WEDDING EXPERIENCE
+ 12x12 Couples Heirloom Album
+ 2 - 10x10 Parent Heirloom Albums
Includes THE WEDDING EXPERIENCE
+ 10x10 Couples Heirloom Album
Wedding Day Coverage - Up To 10 Hours
Unlimited Travel (Within NJ)
Editing Of The Final Gallery Of Images
Online Viewing Gallery
High Resolution Digital Negatives Of All Edited Images
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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.
• 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
• 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.
WANT TO FEEL LIKE A STAR?
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!
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 while working as a full time graphic designer. When I had my first child, I decided to focus my time and energy on PHOTOGRAPHY & PEOPLE.
Q: How many weddings have you photographed?
A: I've photographed over 300 weddings as a lead photographer. Since there are only 52 weekends in a year, it is safe to say my weekends have been filled with love stories and late-night celebrations ever since I became a photographer 13+ years ago!
Q: Do I need an engagement session?
A: That totally depends on your needs. Most couples that book an engagement session use their photographs for their save-the-dates, website registries, guest books, framed prints for their guest tables, bar, and their house... and of course Facebook & Instagram! Plus, it's a way for you to get a little practice in front of the camera before your big day and it gives us an opportunity to get to know each other. :)
Q: Do you offer payment plans?
A: Yes, I do! Traditional payments are 50% due at the time of booking (within a week) and the final 50% is due 30 days prior to your wedding day. But, if you wanted to do a payment plan, I can stretch it into equal 1/3's or 1/4's if that works best for you. Just let me know what you prefer and I will make it happen.
Q: How do I book you for my wedding day?
A: Love that question the most! To book me for your special day, simply let me know:
• Your Wedding Date & Venue Location
• Both of your full names and email addresses to send the proposal to
• Collection Choice
• Engagement session (optional)
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ARE JUST A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS
Lemonade, hand lettering, & shiny objects
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!
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.