NJ Family photo session – Jack, and his mom & dad … and a baby sister on the way

It’s one of the more rewarding elements of being a wedding photographer – staying in contact with a couple after their wedding … and then having the privilege to photograph their 1st maternity photo session, and then all too soon after the 1st birthday baby photographs. Then eventually, a combination maternity session and family photo session. I met up with Nick and Amy, and by now 3-year old Jack … and his baby sister still on the way. Yes, Amy was nearly 8 months pregnant with this photo session.

Jack was a busy little guy, scooting all over the place. I would find a place to pose for a more formal family photo … and then Jack would be off after just a photo or two. Until we got to the next spot. Inbetween trying to convince Jack to stay put for a few seconds, Nick and Amy and I would catch up on mutual news. We have kept contact on Facebook, but it is always more interesting to chat in person.

I hope this set of photos shows some of the charm of this family. One of the starter photos was the regular upside-down shot – one of the ways to have Jack be still for a photo. From there on we meandered around Skylands Manor a bit – I love photographing at this expansive grounds with beautiful gardens.

Amy and Nick, it was wonderful to catch up again – can’t wait to meet the new little one.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Janis June 11, 2015 at 9:21 am

Great work.
I see that you are using external flash to light. Could you please kindly tell what lighting system are you using for this kind of portraits?

Thank you!



2 Neil vN June 11, 2015 at 11:28 am

Hi there Janis.
Thank you for the kind words.
The techie details of this photo session is covered in a separate article on my Tangents blog.


3 Janis June 12, 2015 at 2:18 am

I will read that later today.
Looking forward to see more great photographs from you!



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