They grow up so fast. We hear that so much it’s become cliche. But it’s so. dang. true. As a mom of three crazy kids — Max, Ryan and Baer — I have walked in your shoes (I’m still in them, if you’re a size 7 1/2, I’m happy to let you wear mine!). We walk around capturing everything on our phones — but those photos often stay right there on the screen. Never printed or hung on the wall and likely not taken to be passed down to our kids one day. We are the memory keepers (add that to your long list of responsibilities that come with being a mom). 

I provide a fun, laid back and easy photography experience for your family. I love to hang out with the crazy kids who have way too much energy (i’ll try to tire them out for you too!). The ones that laugh at my bad jokes (or stare blankly at me, that’s fun too). The shy kids, the loud kids, the funny kids, the bossy kids, the sweet and kind kids — I love them all. I love to capture their personalities and share those preserved moments with you to cherish forever. To print and pass down. To update those photos on the wall. To share with friends and family.  

- John Wooden -

"The most important thing in the world is family and love."

Relaxed Family Photography

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Megan Schaaf

She not only kept three crazy kids entertained, she was able to get some beautiful shots in less than an hour. I had low expectations for how the pictures would turn out since no one was on their best behavior, but I am extremely happy with our photos!

Amanda did an amazing job capturing our family!

Frequently Asked Questions:

That's impossible!  While I never expect kids to be on their best behavior (because they're KIDS!) I always make it work.  I have three kids who are far from well behaved (well, occasionally they don't embarrass me) so I know how to improvise and let the kids lead the way.  I structure the session in a way that allows for each kid to take a few breaks, if needed.  

What if my kids don't cooperate?

Yes, but only on a very limited basis and typically only once per year. Be sure to follow me on facebook to get all the latest mini session info when it’s released!

Do you offer mini sessions?

On average, for a full session, I deliver around 75 images.

HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I GET?  

Family portrait sessions are approximately 45-60 mins long.  They take place 60-90 mins before sunset at an outdoor location of your choice.  

How long is our portrait session?

Yes, each session includes a gallery of retouched high-resolution digital images with the rights to share on social media, make unlimited downloads on unlimited devices and print at the place of your choice — or you can order prints and other print products directly from your galleries (printed at my pro lab, delivered to your door!). 

DO WE GET THE DIGITAL FILES?  

Absolutely! We can discuss travel fees if you are interested in doing a session somewhere outside of my local area. I love shooting in locations that are special to my clients!

DO YOU TRAVEL FOR SESSIONS?  

A sneak peek is shared within 48 hours on social media. Your full gallery is delivered to your inbox within 2 weeks of your session date.

WHEN WILL I GET MY IMAGES?

I am based out of Bayville, New Jersey and work primarily down the shore - in Ocean County.  I also have amazing clients in North Jersey that I visit each fall for mini sessions in the Summit area.  

Where are you located?

Outdoor Family Portrait Sessions Begin at $400

Each session includes an online gallery of retouched high-resolution digital images with the rights to share on social media, make unlimited downloads on unlimited devices and print at the place of your choice — or you can order prints and other print products directly from your galleries (printed at my pro lab, delivered to your door!). Because I believe that photos should be held in your hands and not just saved on your phones, every session come with a print credit that is applied to any order you place through your gallery.  Ask about adding an heirloom album!

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