Professional portraits are a luxury and investment of your hard earned money. Before investing in a session with me it is important to know that I am a lifestyle photographer. What that means is I focus on the little moments during your session. Playing or hugging your children or family members, do an acitivity or just soaking in the moment together. I favor in the moment portraits over traditional posed "look at me" portraits.
I do still capture some traditional portraits.
However, 90% of sessions are lifestyle.
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.
What I capture is forever, and when you hire a professional photographer, you are investing in those forever memories, and trusting me to document your love and family in my own artistic way.
"WE HAVE FOUND OUR FOREVER PHOTOGRAPHER!"
"michelle never DISAPPOINTs!"
"We couldn't have asked for a better photographer"
-Mariah + Jordan
MICHELLE SPECIALIZES IN ENGAGEMENTS,WEDDINGS, MATERNITY, FAMILY, CHILDREN, GRADUATES, AND EVENTS.
Two packages to choose from:
UP TO 15-MINUTE SESSION
10 RETOUCHED DIGITAL IMAGE DOWNLOADS
UP TO 4 INDIVIDUALS INCLUDED
TRAVEL INCLUDED WITHIN 15 MILES OF 08080
UP TO 60-MINUTE SESSION
20 RETOUCHED DIGITAL IMAGE DOWNLOADS
UP TO 6 INDIVIDUALS INCLUDED
TRAVEL INCLUDED WITHIN 40 MILES OF 08080
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Minis are my favorite kind of session, especially with children. Mini sessions are quick fast-paced sessions that still offer a lot of portrait options. 95% of the time children are only patient for portraits and posing for about 5 minutes, no matter the age. We do a few traditional poses but with my style photography (lifestyle) I focus more on your interaction and happiness between you and your loved ones. Soaking in the moment and me capturing it all through beautiful portraits. The session is short, but I guarantee you will be surprised on what you view in your gallery at the end. I will place you in flattering poses and tell you to just interact with each other. My clients that return season after season, trust in me and my work. They know that they are paying for quality in their portraits, not over how long it takes me to capture those portraits.
On average a normal gallery contains about 25+ retouched images where you can choose your images from, and or purchase more for an additional $25 each.
As you can tell by my portraits, lighting effects editing and style of portraits you're looking for. If you want the BEST beach portraits, I HIGHLY suggest booking the 8 pm hour. If you have little ones, I understand with little ones it is tough to keep them together for a session from 8 pm to 9 pm (or a mini session). However, with my style photography, we don't need to worry so much about the child looking at me and smiling. I capture in the moment portraits of you and your children playing, running, cuddling up to one another. We try to keep it as candid and quick as possible in between spots on the beach which keeps the little ones interested and going through the session.
If the 8 pm hour is not good for you, but you still want beach portraits, NO PROBLEM, Pick a certain beach with some shaded areas, and the sun behind you, and we'll be okay!
Whenever I get asked which beach I prefer, I instantly say Cape May. Why? Because it's on the point of New Jersey, away from the crowds and boardwalks.
It is the only beach in New Jersey that has a "Sunset Beach' that is directly off of the Atlantic.
Choosing a time the isn't sunset? No problem! With the positioning of the sun, I can capture your family in spots on the beach with the sun behind you with problem.
The area I visit has plenty of shaded spots and paths as well giving for multiple background options in your portraits.