Sparkle & Shine Mini Sessions Now OPEN!!! (Stylized Mini Session, Maywood, NJ)

Are you ready?! I am so excited for these minis!!

It's going to be glittery, girly and magical!

Sparkle & Shine Mini Session Includes:

Sunday, March 20th | Maywood, NJ

Includes a 30 minute stylized mini session, wardrobe included, 

10 digital images with print release

This session is perfect for girls age 3 and up. Sisters are welcome  to sign up but there will be additional $50 wardrobe fee per additional child. 

Fill out the form below to sign up for your mini session. Sessions are first come, first serve and are not booked until payment is received. I will e-mail shortly after and we will get started styling your sweet girls for their session! 

Sneak Peek Sparkle & Shine Mini Sessions....(Spring Mini Session, Bergen County NJ)

If you follow me on IG/FB, you know that I have an obsession with all things Tutu du Monde. 

Olivia and I loved dreaming up the session together...everything from the wardrobe to the accessories, she helped picked out. She even named the mini sessions....Sparkle & Shine. 

It was a magical afternoon to watch her dance around and be in her sparkley little world with her favorite things.

And now I am opening it up to all of you!!! 

Sparkle and Shine Sessions will be a one day  (Sunday, March 20th) stylized mini session that will include a Tutu du Monde look provided by one of my fave new shops The Borrowed Boutique.

Details and sign up coming soon but in the meantime...sneak a peek at my session with Olivia.

*Disclaimer: I am in no way a videographer lol. This is one of my first attempts at making a video but I thought it would be a fun way to share how dreamy and magical these sessions really are! 

  

turning off the switch...

I have had the worse migraine since yesterday..like lay in the dark can't move, nauseous migraine. BUT there's a silver lining. I am all ALL about finding the silver linings in my daily life. (and yes I may be guilty of watching Silver Linings Playbook too many times while editing)

January has been way too overwhelming and it's my own fault. August - December was crazy busy for me business wise and then it just stopped. In my downtime, I've been driving myself nuts trying to figure out what to do next, watching way too many periscopes about the new year, goals, blah blah blah and I am fried. It's really been stressing me out. Then finally yesterday while texting with a friend and fellow photographer she really helped me put things in perspective. Just stop! Stop stressing about pricing, marketing and all that and just focus on what you are good at. DUH, right? If my head wasn't already in so much pain, I might have smacked myself.

Just shut up and shoot, Natasha! 

Turn off the noise and just shoot! It's so hard to do that sometimes. I try not to follow too many local photographers and stay away from too many FB groups but sometimes it's like a black friggin hole that just sucks you in and leaves me being way too hard on myself. So I am turning off the noise and focusing on what got me here in the first place.  Shooting what I love and more of it. I've barely picked up my camera lately other than for sessions and that's just not good at all. 

Even though it's kind of a drag to lug my camera out with me. But I am going to do it and challenge myself to a little project. One day a week, I am going to take my camera out and try to capture my day. Maybe it will be one image, maybe it will be more..I don't like too many rules, ok? :P What I am going to do it try to switch up and play around with different lenses and force myself to shoot. 

I suck at coming up with cute names, so it's unnamed for now. 

Ahh, I feel so much better already. (I've been inhaling peppermint oil like it's my job for the last hour, it's a miracle worker)

Day 1 of my yet unnamed project

Marco had his 2nd dentist appointment to take care of his cavities. The dentist gave him a train ticket to get stamped and earn prizes and he couldn't wait to cash it in. He won a gift card to 5 Below and naturally we had to go right after to spend it. He picked out some new Lego minifigures. He's OBSESSED with his little buddies.

You Fancy...

I had this whole session planned in my head for Marco & Olivia's 5th birthday..yea that never happened! 

Instead, I picked the kids up from school and headed over to check out this beautiful garden area for our holiday cards. The older the kids get they definitely have their own ideas of what they want to do and I love it. I know the day may come when they tell me to put my camera away, so I am going to enjoy it while I can.

Summer fun (Mahwah, NJ Photographer)

I forgot all about this day and these images! Marco + Olivia played in the water for over an hour. It was a perfect summer day. Kids playing in the water, just enjoying the simple pleasures of warmer days...glorious!! 

Saltwater Mini Sessions...(Long Branch, NJ Photography)

I kept going back and forth about whether we should head down to the beach due to the wacky NJ weather but then I said let's just do it. I am so glad we did! As soon as we got to Long Branch, it started to rain but we stuck it out, grabbed some fro yo and headed back to the beach. 

Olivia takes after me and my LOVE of the ocean. The girl is fearless! Once Marco saw us kicking in the waves, he joined in and we had a blast. 

After this week's beach mini session with Marco + Olivia, my obsession for Tutu du Monde has quadrupled. I need more!! I've been hoarding this dress for a beach session. The colors just look so pretty.  Every little girl needs a Tutu du Monde moment. ;)

Make sure you check out my FB page around 8PM tonight for all the details on Saltwater Mini Sessions this summer! 

A Little Magic + Glitter (Mahwah, NJ Photography)

I had this whole set-up in my head for Olivia and her cute "have courage and be kind" leotard. She just looked too darn cute today! After dinner we took a walk and had a little photo shoot in this field we love. Played a little music and danced around. Have you seen the new movie, Inside Out? We LOVED the short before the movie, LAVA. Song has been playing in my head all day.

I can't believe how much Marco + Olivia have grown up in the last year. I just want to freeze them at this age. Everyday that baby face seems further away but I love watching them. With Liv it's all  about princesses, fairies, glitter and magic.  I hope she never loses that magic. Hold on it to Liv...we could all use a little glitter in our lives. :)