Long Island Summer Family Session {Kennedy Turns One}!

I feel so privileged to share my birthday with this special little girl! Kennedy is fun, spunky and beautiful inside and out! I met Heather and Bobby last summer during our insanely gorgeous beach maternity session at Smith Point Beach, Long Island. I still swoon over that one! Heather was literally glowing and just so happy to be expecting their little girl! When Heather contacted me to photograph Kennedy as she turned one, I felt so honored! I saw all her pictures on social media but was SO excited to finally meet her in person! We decided to do our shoot at the beautiful Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay to match this beautiful family :) Kennedy loved running around the grounds! We

Long Island Summer Family Session {The Antonetti Family}

I always like to make the best of my trips back to Long Island and I couldn't think of a better way than hanging again with the Antonetti Family! I met them last year on the beach for another summer family session and wow what a gorgeous shoot! This year we decided on a park theme. Avalon park in Stony Brook was the perfect location with hidden trails and lots of rocky steps for the kids to run up and down on! We had a blast! Once again, feel so so lucky to grow be able to watch families grow each year!

Hoboken Family Session {Regan Turns One}!

I've had the privilege of documenting this amazing family through so many different stages of their lives! How did little Regan turn one already!? It seems just like yesterday we were celebrating Everett turning one! Regan was all about testing out his new walking skills and big brother Everett was right there to help him along! Such an adorable family, lucky to be able to grow with them!! Happy Birthday Regan!! Xo

Hoboken Maternity Session {Melissa + Adam}

To say that I"m excited to share this session is an understatement! Not only was the light just perfect, or that fact that these soon-to-be parents are good friend's of ours, or the fact that Melissa had the perfect pregnancy glow but what made this shoot so perfect was the fact that Adam and Melissa were so happy to be celebrating the fact that they get to meet their little boy soon!!! After a long time of planning, we decided to do their shoot in Hoboken, since that is their home and close to their heart. Our little boys are going to be just 3 months apart and something tells me they are going to be best buds. Now Adam and Ryan (my husband) will be able to complete their golf foursome...wh

Liberty State Park Engagement Session {Marisa + Dan}

I loved finally getting to meet Marisa and Dan and I'm so excited to photograph their wedding in February! They were so in love and just made each other laugh every second :) We decided to do their engagement shoot at Liberty State Park to give them an urban yet nature feel. I just love coming here for shoots. Their story is below! How did you meet? At a Halloween party hosted by Dan's best friend in 2009. How did Dan pop the question? Two days before Marisa's birthday, Dan arranged for the pair to take a walk in their favorite park to watch the sunset over the bridge. Once the couple reached the bridge overlooking the sun, Dan spun Marisa around, said a few heartfelt words, and dropped on o

Hoboken Family/Maternity Session {The Libby Family}

The Libby family is growing by one! Little miss Jackie is going to be a big sister!! It was a super hot sunny morning but that didn't stop us from having a blast around Hoboken documenting the last few weeks of them being a family of 3 before they await their little boy! Jackie loved splashing around in puddles and rocking her super cute sunglasses! Jamie and Stu are such fun parents and I loved just hanging with them! Jamie was just glowing and not just from the sun :) Can't wait to meet little boy Libby soon!

Astoria Engagement Session {Stephanie + Christian}

Engagement sessions are all about getting to know your clients and your clients getting to know you before the big day! They can be formal, silly or as simple as capturing the love and joy in your day to day as a couple. That is exactly what Steph and Christian decided to do! We started our session in Astoria on the rooftop of their apartment building where they popped some bubbly. Steph found these super cute champagne glasses from Pink Confetti Boutique. We then we made our way to The Strand, their local hang spot. There was a secret garden in back that made the perfect little spot for some pics! I won't lie, the smell of BBQ and french fries was surrounding us the whole time so when I go

I'm Jackie and I'm a wedding and lifestyle photographer. I am located in New Jersey but will travel anywhere an opportunity takes me! Thanks for stopping by!

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I am a boutique wedding photographer specializing in natural light photography located and serving the tri-state area.

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