Nikki | NJ Portrait Photographer | Red Bank, NJ

A few weeks ago I got to play with the lovely Nikki Harding!  She couldn’t decide whether she wanted beach shots or park shots, so we just decided to do both.  We literally spent hours running (and cartwheeling) all over Thompson Park in Lincroft, then made our way over to Seven Presidents Beach in Long Branch.  We ended the day at sunset on Sandy Hook.  It was a lovely, fun carefree day!  My favorite way to shoot.   Enjoy!!

 





Classically Boy | Allaire State Park | NJ Family Photographer | Farmingdale, NJ

My little boy started kindergarten this year, and I desperately want to photograph him exactly as he was the moment he started.  My big plan was to take him to Allaire State Park at the end of his first day, but he was having none of it!  He has a long school day, 8am-4pm, so all he wanted to do was come home and lay on the couch.  On his second day, however, I was determined.  I let him pick out his clothes, and of course he picked out a Batman shirt.  I was surprised and pleased though to see that he also picked out his vest from Easter and his Irish cap. Add the jeans and converse and he was set to go!  I could not have styled him better myself, and it was that much better because he got to choose everything.  So here is my little boy after his second day of kindergarten!

Matthew Smith - March 23, 2012 - 3:29 pm

Genius!

Lisa Keele - March 23, 2012 - 10:26 pm

Love it. A great beginning! The shot with Liam arms behind him on the fence is truly mini Matt! these are the most amazing pictures of your boy. Great blog – you go girl! proud of you for sticking with it and getting it done. Lx

Eleanor Bravo - March 23, 2012 - 10:29 pm

Beautiful pictures! I especially liked the action shot of Liam jumping. He actually looks like he is taking off, flying a bit like Superman instead of Batman.

Corinda Bravo Smith - March 23, 2012 - 10:38 pm

Thank you Lisa! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that!

Rachel Israel Zetooney - March 24, 2012 - 2:13 am

Congrats on starting the blog!

Therese Marie Wagner - March 24, 2012 - 10:06 pm

I love your new blog!

Kim Mejer - March 25, 2012 - 11:43 am

Looks great! Your hard work and frustration paid off!

Lyra & Dashiell in New York City | Central Park | NY Portrait Photographer | New York, NY

Early this year I got to spend some time with a dear friend’s children in New York City.  Dana and I had been friends, co-workers , and co-actors for several years in Los Angeles.   Three years ago my husband, son and I moved back to New Jersey, while Dana and her family moved to Maine only 2 years ago.  I had never gotten to meet her son Dashiell, so I was thrilled to hear they were taking a trip to New York to go to the theater.  I immediately offered to babysit, and, of course, had to bring my camera with me.  We went to our favorite playground in Central Park and had a fantastic time.  Lyra and Dashiell were such a delight!  What big, wonderful personalities they had! We had such a good time, and we when we walked into the restaurant where we were to meet Dana and Stephen, little Lyra breezed right in said we were here for dinner and that “oh, yes, this is my friend, Cory.” She took my hand and like a mini duchess led me to the table.  I was so charmed that I am still smiling about it.  

 

 


 

Marian Leb Martin - March 27, 2012 - 11:49 pm

Such lovely photographs and such stunning children. Thanks for sharing, Cory. It’s wonderful to see you, Dana, and your families thriving. xo

Jennifer Kane Webb - March 28, 2012 - 2:18 am

These are really beautiful, Cory!
I can’tbelieve how grown up Liam is looking!

Corinda Bravo Smith - March 28, 2012 - 11:22 am

Thank you Marian! It was so nice to see her and Stephen again. I’m glad we are at least on the same coast. If you come to NYC to visit let me know!!! I cannot believe how grown up and gorgeous Allison is!

Stephanie & William | Allaire State Park | NJ Engagement Photographer | Red Bank, NJ

 

This is my younger cousin Stephanie, and her now fiance.  At the time they were not engaged, although I knew he was going to propose a month later.  I’m not sure that he even knew I was aware of his intentions, but I loved the fact that I knew them going into this shoot!  We had a fantastic time going through Allaire State Park creating little vignettes.  Both of them are involved in film and music, so it was easy to get them to relax and create moments throughout the day.  Next year, I will get to shoot their wedding at the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia.  Congratulations Steph & William!!

 

A Day In the Park | Central Park | NY Family Photographer | New York, NY

I got to spend a lovely afternoon in Central Park, NYC photographing the Sanders family.  Their little boy Tagen was one of the cutest little boys I have gotten to play with, even if he wouldn’t smile for me!  I finally got him to smile a bit though by asking him to show me his teeth.  it worked for awhile, but by the end of the day he was running around having a grand old time!

 

Kim Mejer - March 26, 2012 - 6:47 pm

AWESOME! Love the close-up of the mom especially – so fresh:-)

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