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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I have been photographing Maeve’s parents, Corine and Jake, for quite some time. I had the pleasure of taking their engagement and wedding photos over the last few years, as well as, their daughter’s newborn photos at my Toms River portrait studio last spring. This time, Corine brought Maeve in for a spring milestone 1st […]

Spring Milestone 1st Birthday Portrait Mini Session

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Family & Milk Bath Maternity Session My good friend, Jackie, and her family came by the studio recently for a maternity session. Jackie and her husband, Chris, have a 2 year old son and are expecting a girl this April! Jackie wanted a few images of herself, her family and a few photos in a milk […]

Family & Milk Bath Maternity Session


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Central NJ Wedding & Studio Portrait Photographer Spring 2018 Newsletter Welcome 2018 & welcome spring! I have been incredibly busy over the winter moths spending time with my 1 year old and working on growing my business. Below is my most recent newsletter that explains what I have been up to over the last few […]

Love is in the Air • Spring 2018 Newsletter

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  PART 2 Are you expecting your first child or has it been awhile since your last child was born? In no specific order, here are another 5 GREATEST inventions you NEED for your newborn. Aden + Anais Swaddle Blankets Blooming Bath Lotus Honest Diaper Bag Ingenuity SmartBounce Automatic Bouncer Skip*Hop Camping Cubs Activity Gym […]

5 Things you NEED for your NEWBORN – Part 2


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Below is a recent studio and in-home newborn photography slideshow that I have put together to showcase some of my newborn photography work. My new studio is in the process of being built and I will be sending out updates as the construction comes together. In the meantime, I am photographing studio sessions at my current […]

Studio and In-Home Newborn Photography Slideshow

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Lifestyle Newborn Session Preview ~ Brenna | NJ Newborn Photographer Here is a preview image of my friends, Kara & Tom, holding their baby girl ,Brenna, at 14 days new. Kara and I went to high school together and I was so excited when she contacted me about photographing her newborn baby girl. They welcomed me into […]

Lifestyle Newborn Session Preview ~ Brenna | NJ Newborn Photographer

Newborn Photographer

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6 Month Old Photoshoot | Central NJ Baby Photographer My friend, Heather, invited me back to her house to take 6 month old pictures of Shannon Leah. We went to a local park in Lakewood and played with Shannon for about an hour or so. She was all smiles while daddy, Ian, made silly noises […]

6 Month Old Photoshoot | Central NJ Baby Photographer


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


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