Hi everyone! I had a number of requests asking how I remove objects from the background of photos, so I wanted to share my process with everyone. I edit all of my photos in Lightroom, but for object/background/people removal, I import the photo into Photoshop.  There are some small fixes that can be done in […]

January 10, 2021

Editing Backgrounds in Photoshop

Winter season is officially in full force here in NJ!  We have gotten about 18 inches of snow over the past week, and let’s just say it’s not ideal conditions for taking pictures of my kids outside. With Christmas only days away, we have had so many holiday outfits that I have loved dressing the […]

December 22, 2020

Indoor Photography – Tips and Tricks

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! When it comes to the holidays, I love finding cute outfits for my three crazy boys.  One of our go-to shops is Down South Kids and they have so many awesome holiday items for both kids and adults!  Go check them out, and feel free to use […]

December 6, 2020

Kids Christmas Fashion with Down South Kids

Today’s post is a subject near and dear to my heart…. photographing toddlers! Toddlers can be tricky to photograph, but having 3 crazy boys ages 5, 3, and 1, I have learned a few tips and tricks that have helped me along the way.  Super big thanks to Johnny Banana Co for sponsoring this blog […]

October 27, 2020

Photographing Toddlers Featuring Johnny Banana Co

I know I’ve taken a break from blogging, and I think we can just go ahead and blame that on 2020 like everything else!  Although the blog has been behind, there has been a TON going on photography wise – despite the craziness of COVID-19.  I had to pause weddings, family sessions, maternity sessions, and […]

October 7, 2020

Photographing Bold Colors with Johnny Banana!

Maureen + Seth are married!  Congrats to these two, who were a photographer’s dream to work with.  They are such a sweet couple, and their whole day from start to finish was so much fun! These two have traveled the world together!  Maureen was in the Peace Corps (how amazing is that?!) and spent several […]

October 17, 2019

Country Elegance at Bayonet Farm

Meet the Hickey family!  I had so much fun with this sweet family during their cherry blossom shoot at Branch Brook Park.  Christine and I went to college together, and it was great to see her again after all these years!  She has the most adorable family, and her daughter, Penny, is as cute as […]

April 25, 2019

The Hickey’s Extended Family

Happy Easter!  The boys had a fun weekend celebrating with Easter festivities!  It was our last weekend as a family of four, so we tried to make it a fun one – in the process I’m sure they had way too much candy, sugar, and ice cream.  We started Friday evening with an egg hunt […]

April 22, 2019

Mom Life Mondays – Easter Fun!

Huge thank you to Keri Calabrese for taking these amazing maternity photos for our family!  I’ve mentioned Keri a bunch of times on my blog, and it’s because she’s basically amazing.  Not only has Keri helped me immensely when it comes to photography, she has become a great friend!  We have photographed a bunch of […]

April 19, 2019

Family Maternity Photos