My name is Marianne Bley. I am a wedding, newborn & branding photography specialist. My home studio is located on Chadwick Beach Island in Lavallette, Ocean County New Jersey 08735.

I am passionate about capturing life's milestones, both big and small, for couples and growing families and assisting them in preserving their images by creating stunning wall displays and tabletop heirloom products to grace their living spaces with the ones they hold most dear to their hearts for generations to come.



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On October 22nd, Amy & Michael were married in a log cabin located inside Rutgers Gardens in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Their wedding day turned out to be a very cold and windy day with some mild rainfall but that did not stop these two from having an absolutely stunning wedding ceremony and memorable wedding reception. Amy & Michael […]

Classic Romantic Fall Wedding at Rutgers Gardens

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On Oct 21st, Allison & Chris held a stunning fall classic, vintage wedding celebration at Lake Mohawk Country Club located in Sparta, New Jersey. They had the most beautiful vintage details: from their soft, romantic styled wedding invitation to Allison’s lovely Betsy Johnson flats and fabulous three-quarter lace sleeve wedding dress. All of the details that they so carefully selected […]

Fall Classic Vintage Wedding at Lake Mohawk Country Club

Wedding Photoshoot
Wedding Photoshoot

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On September 24th, Corinne and Jake threw a fabulous rustic fall beach wedding at Martell’s Lobster House located on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant, NJ. Corinne & Jake decided to organize a formal “First Look” so they could have a special moment together prior to the ceremony and have some of their portraits photographed ahead of time. Afterward, Corinne went […]

Rustic Fall Beach Wedding at Martell’s Lobster House

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Today I am thrilled to share with you this stunning South Jersey rustic chic wedding under a willow tree at The Mansion on Main Street located in Voorhees, NJ. Emily & Steven’s vision of their wedding day was romantic, classic and rustic and boy did Feather Rock Events see that vision and deliver! Their wedding details were […]

Outdoor Fall Mansion on Main Wedding

Marina Engagement

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Last week I had the opportunity to photograph Amy & Mike’s downtown Bordentown & Bordentown Marina engagement session. Amy and Mike met while they both attended Rutgers University and they have been inseparable ever since. They have been living together for quite a while but purchased their first home together about a year ago. Their engagement session kicked off at […]

Downtown Bordentown & Bordentown Marina Engagement

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On Saturday, I had the pleasure of photographing Jen and Brian’s stunning spring destination beach wedding at McLoone’s Pier House in Long Branch, NJ. Although both Jen & Brian are from New York state, they currently reside in North Carolina and they were married here at the New Jersey shore! Over the last year and a half or so, I feel that I have […]

Spring Destination Beach Wedding at McLoone’s Pier House

Beach Wedding

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On Sunday evening, I photographed Corinne and Jake’s romantic spring engagement session at Edgar Felix Bike Path in Allaire, NJ with the help of my husband, Mike who came along as my assistant for the shoot. Sunday was a beautiful spring day and the sunset that evening did not disappoint. We met Corrine and Jake at […]

Romantic Spring Engagement Session at Edgar Felix Bike Path

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December and Tim were married on November 28th at St. Stephens Church in Pennsauken, NJ and their reception took place at Collingswood Grand Ballroom in Collingswood, NJ. December and Tim chose to do an intimate first look at Knights Park and then returned to the park after mass to take additional pictures with the bridal party before their cocktail hour was […]

Collingswood Grand Ballroom Modern Fall Church Wedding | South Jersey Wedding Photographer


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Rosa and Jay were married on November 14th at the Hamilton Hilton Garden Inn in Hamilton, NJ. This stunning venue had beauty around every corner. Their wedding ceremony took place in a beautiful room with wooden paneled walls and floral decor. After the ceremony, the other side of the room which had gorgeous stone walls, transformed into their cocktail hour room. Rosa and […]

Rustic Hamilton Hilton Garden Inn Wedding | Best Mercer County NJ Wedding Photography

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Today I have an exciting announcement! I will be offering Limited Edition Holiday Mini Sessions on Nov 8th 2015 at Conover’s Christmas Tree Farm in Wall, NJ from 9am-4pm. There will only be 12 spots available for these holiday family portrait sessions. I will choose the very best location at the Christmas Tree Farm for our session and I will decorate […]

Limited Edition Holiday Mini Sessions

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Wedding, newborn & first year photography celebrating your love, growing family & life's milestones in a timeless and classic fashion.


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