Have you ever looked at Pinterest and get so inspired to have a family photography session? Stores like Home Goods and online stores like Wayfair and light-painted walls and outfits to match the tones will get you a Pinterest-perfect family photography session by New Jersey photographer, Miranda
I am, Miranda, a Jersey City photographer. I absolutely prefer to photograph families in their homes. It’s a place where the kids feel safe, comfortable. And you can always tell stories in the future with your kids about what it was like growing up there. There’s a story to be told and remind your kids, “that was your favorite stuffed animal”, “your room was themed like this”, “we used to read this book to you every single night – it was your favorite”….
I photographed youtube blogger, Karissa, and her family of 4 in her New Jersey Pinterest perfect home. Although, I am based in NYC – I traveled to her family home for some iconic and creative lifestyle family photos. Karissa was pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic, and at one point, the hospitals weren’t allowing the father of the baby to be there for the mother and newborn. It was a scary time for so many pregnant women, but Karissa got lucky and her hospital gave her the green light to allow ONE family member, her husband, to participate in the birth of her child, Capri. Karissa originally reached out to me in the beginning phase of the pandemic/quarantine, in hopes we could do a newborn photo session – but the health risks got too serious, and didn’t feel right to us to plan that. We waited 3 months after Capri’s birthday to photograph a family photo session. Arriving to Karissa’s beautiful home, I sanitized myself and wore a mask the entire time. Prior to the session, I took a covid test and it came back negative.
The lifestyle family photography session was absolutely Pinterest-perfect. I was so inspired by Karissa’s home, that I am in the process of creating a Lightroom (google app) / Lightroom (apple app) – cell phone editing preset just like the following photos.
Now trying to time nap, feeding + play with TWO tiny humans lets just say some days it’s 6hrs and some days have me up long past 1 am! These days I rarely ever have the time to edit + film in one day as I used too with just one.
Let’s just say I could be considered a part-time employee at this point 🤣
Yes! Although you captured some beautiful images of our nursery I still have to add some finishing touches so I will be sharing the full nursery tour soon! Also working on our bedroom makeover and if your readers are HomeGoods obsessed like me I’ll be sharing “WHAT NOT TO BUY AT HOMEGOODS” to save them all time and money from a true HomeGoods enthusiast like myself!
Thank you! I love things that will be comfy and easy but ALSO I’m very big on affordability. Many of my kids’ clothes as seen in the photoshoot are actually from Amazon! You do have to trial and error options but that’s what I’m here for over on Instagram I’m always sharing favorite finds. For myself the dress I’m wearing and current obsession is Vici Dolls Collection follow some fashion influencers on Instagram they also have 20-25% off coupon codes that’s when I snag my pieces.
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