Gloucester Township, NJ Senior Portraits | Alexis

Snowy Senior Portraits in Gloucester Township, NJ | Alexis

 

Snowy days are far and few between in South Jersey these days, it seems like we had the most snow before the new year. That didn’t stop Alexis and I from keeping track of the weather and following the snow storms that the weatherman and women were predicting. In mid January, it was snowing all morning and were able to head out to a local park in Gloucester Township. The afternoon was chilly and a fresh blanket of ice crystals covered the frozen ground. The snowfall was almost non existent by the time we made it to the lake, but a few snowflakes fell from the trees.

Winter Senior Portraits in the snow.Winter Senior Portraits in the snow.

Winter Senior Portraits in the snow.

As we headed back to the parking lot, a couple of ducks decided that where I was parked was not okay with them. They followed us through the parking lot, to where I was parked and then headed towards me as was putting my camera into my car. The video below is me trying to get the ducks to keep walking so Alexis would be able to leave (no ducks were hurt in the making of this video).

Winter Senior Portraits in the snow. Winter Senior Portraits in the snow. Winter Senior Portraits in the snow. Winter Senior Portraits in the snow.

 

 

Happy 3rd Birthday Blog! | Blackwood, NJ

Happy 3rd Birthday Blog! | Blackwood, NJ

 

It’s been three years since we started blogging, many things have changed. We learned how to walk, figured out what our personality is, and learned what our voice is.

We started out with some teaching videos, transitioned into stories about our sessions, and now we also share some personal blogs. As we are still learning our steps, voice and where we want to go, we are looking back on just a few of your favorite posts over the last three years.

Best Friends Ceremony

Partners for Life Ceremony at Adelphia’s in Deptford, NJ | Donna & Johnny

Fall Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits at Washington Township Lake Park | Lauren

Couple's Beach Session

Brigantine, NJ Sunset Couple’s Portraits | Renae + Tom

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An Athlete’s Prom | Washington Township, NJ

NYC Fashion Week

New York City Fashion Week

 

First Birthday in Marlton, NJ | Easton

First Birthday in Marlton, NJ | Easton

Marlton 1st Birthday

What is more fun than a little football fan celebrating his birthday?! Pretty much nothing! But adding in a cake smash does make it just a little more fun. Erin wanted an intimate session for  her son’s first birthday, so I meet her at her home. We started out in the backyard with Easton in an adorable green plaid shirt and jeans. As I made funny noises and asked him if he knew touchdown, he smiled laughed and played in the leaves.

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For his second look mommy changed him into his Eagle jersey, after all Erin might be the Eagles biggest fan. (Easton had an Eagles birthday party.)

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Being that a cake smash is pretty messy we ended our session sitting on the floor in the kitchen. I set up a few balloons as Erin got Easton in his jeans and suspenders, I grabbed a few shots of the cake before we let Easton have at it. He jumped right in and started playing with it, although he was not a fan of eating the cake.

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Here’s to another year of creating memories!

Skiing & Snowboarding Portraits at Blue Mountain Resort in Palmerton, PA

Skiing & Snowboarding Portraits at Blue Mountain Resort in Palmerton, PA

 

It’s known that I love shooting sports, I get to meet so many new athletes each year and spend my days on the fields. My latest adventure as a sports photographer was just a few weeks ago at Blue Mountain Resort. I’ve taken pictures just for fun as I was skiing down the mountain on my little point and shoot or GoPro, but this was the first time that I was getting to set up shots and create portraits. Renae and Tom headed out with me on the mountain, we got to the terrain park that had a great jump at the end of the park. After a number of jumps, we headed down the mountain to start again at the top of the terrain park again.

Snowboarding and Skiing

Snowboarding and Skiing

Now we were focused on the bars where Renae and Tom flew off with grace. I’m looking forward to getting to shoot snowboarders again and maybe next time add in a few skiers.

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Celebrating 100 Blogs | Somerdale, NJ

TLM’s 100th Blog Post!

 

It’s TLM Productions 100th blog post! I can’t believe that I have been blogging for almost three years and have hit 100 blogs. This little corner of the internet has been my little home away from home with company, I have loved bring my clients stories to life and not just show their pictures. I have also shared a few personal blogs over the last year, as I am planning my wedding; don’t worry there will be a few more before this year is up.

Learning how to write out the stories of TLM’s clients was a learning curve, but it was the perfect way for me to build an even better relationship with them. Some of you have even shared your thoughts that you wanted to share on the blog too! Sharing with you are your favorite pictures from Instagram this past year!

Senior Prom at Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees, NJ

This was your absolute favorite, Tommy standing in front of this shinning red Dodge!

Family Portraits at Camden Waterfront

Simone shined brighter than the sun during her family portrait session.

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Matt and I celebrating our engagement minutes after he proposed.

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Vince and Kate celebrating their love during their engagement session on the Philadelphia Art Museum’s steps.

Prom at Adventure Aquarium, Camden, NJ

Lauren looking stunning during her prom portraits before heading off to the Adventure Aquarium for a night of dancing.

Snowy Senior Portraits

Maddy showing her love for the snow in a snowy March session.

One Month Old Photos

Little Easton showing all the new things that he has learned, like holding his blanket.

Fourth-Of-July-Fireworks

Celebrating the Fourth of July with fireworks on the Camden Waterfront. 

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Renae wrapping up in a warm blanket last winter for a different kind of senior portrait. 

Scranton, PA Marywood University | Best Friends Portraits

Scranton, PA Marywood University | Best Friends Portraits

Friends in Scranton PA

What happens when you have a group of besties?! An amazing session full of laughter, smiles, whispered jokes, and did I mention the laughter?

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I was in Scranton for a short vacation and a chance to get to see my sister, since we didn’t get to see each other for the holiday. It’s a cool day in early December, I may have been all bundled up, but the girls wore fall colored knitted sweaters, loose fitting flannels, paired with jeans, leggings, and of course the latest boots. (I will say that I wish I had this much style while I was in college.) While planning the roomies session, they had to choose the location, since I didn’t know the area and they wanted to be on campus. The girls picked a great location, down by a dried up pond.

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I know I mentioned this before, but the laughter was contagious from these girls. I’m looking forward to getting to work with them again.

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Haddonfield, NJ Senior Portraits | Alexis

Haddonfield, NJ Senior Portraits | Alexis

Senior Portraits

The last few leaves hanging on, the quickly fading light of fall, Pennypacker Park in Haddonfield has a long ivy trail with a lake, the fading orange leaves all made for the perfect backdrop for Alexis’s senior portraits. Alexis and I meet last spring during her family’s portrait session, after their family pictures, they knew they wanted a different kind of senior picture.

Senior Portraits

Alexis wore a beautiful rust orange sweater, jeans, and knee high boots.

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She even let me try a new firefly look in pictures and laughed at me the whole time, while I tried to get the perfect look.

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I’m looking forward to Alexis’ next winter, snowy themed session.

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A Year in Review | TLM Productions | Somerdale, NJ

A Year in Review | TLM Productions | Somerdale, NJ

 

This year feels like it has gone by so fast, so many sessions and amazing new clients. Shall we take a look back on 2017 as it is coming to an end?

 

Kids Pictures

This year I got to spend some time with a handsome little guy during his first year, and of course we had to finish off his first year with a cake smash session!

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Senior Portraits

Getting to work with so many creative seniors has been so much fun this year and I am looking forward to this coming year. First let’s throw it back to March when we got our final snow day of the 2016/2017 winter. Maddy came out and rocked her session in a knitted sweater and cream colored scarf, while it was freezing she braved the cold without her super cute army green knee length coat.

Senior Vintage Styled Shoot

Alexis looked gorgeous in her rust orange sweater and jeans for her fall. We caught the last few colors that were still hanging on. As we wandered the orange and yellow leafed covered trails, the setting sun created that magical golden light as it peaked through the trees.

Senior Portraits

We can’t forget about Tom’s early spring look, he pulled together a grayish blue button down and faded jeans as he kicked a soccer ball around on the field. I knew we were not going to get away without Tom kicking the ball around a little, before heading over the his high school for an outfit change and a few more pictures.

Senior Portraits in Blackwood, NJ

Weddings

The bells were ringing all year long, this was the first year that TLM did a handful of weddings and here are a few of our favorite dresses from this year.

 

Samantha’s ivory beaded, flowy straight line gown was gorgeous at her Mount Vernon, NJ beach wedding. Samantha’s dress billowed around her and Matthew as they said “I do,” as she headed down to walk along the water for their bridal portraits, her dress blew in the wind.

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Next up is Denise’s elegant mermaid wedding dress! The ruching and ivory lace design across the bodice and white lace trim were beautiful with the full tulle skirt.

Philadelphia Weddings

Last but not least is, Lauren’s a-line ivory lace skirt and silk top, everything was pulled together with a lovely silver beaded designed belt.

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Christmas Morning for Parents | Cherry Hill, NJ

Christmas Morning for Parents | Cherry Hill, NJ

 

We all want pictures of kids opening up their presents from Santa on Christmas morning, but it is hard to take pictures and enjoy the exciting moments. While I don’t have kids, yet, I have heard many parents talking about how they feel like they missed the morning, because they were too busy taking pictures; or they have no pictures because they were enjoying the moments. There is a way to compromise and get a few photos, while enjoying the moments.

 

  1. Have your kids by the door with their eyes covered, have your camera ready and on the count of three they move their hands. This will give you the chance to capture all the excitement of them seeing the presents for the first time.
  2. If you don’t do this already, do this for at least one picture. Hand one present to one kid and take pictures as they open that one present, do this for each kid and you will have beautiful pictures of each of them opening one present.
  3. After all the presents are open and the wrapping paper is all over the room, grab a few more pictures of the kids playing with their toys in the midst of all of the mess.

 

These are the memories that you probably have every year and now you will be able to hold on to them forever.

 

Holiday Pictures in Your Own Home | Blackwood, NJ

Holiday Pictures in Your Own Home | Blackwood, NJ

 

Engagement Session at Longwood Gardens

Do you find it stressful going to a jam packed portrait studio? Kids screaming and crying, jumping around trying to get your little one to smile, and you got maybe one photo that you like. If you own a phone that has a timer you will be able to get some fun candid and posed photos. Yes, you can take a few pictures that will be holiday card ready. We all like holiday traditions, making cookies, decorating the house, putting up a tree, or lighting candles. No matter what your tradition is here are some ways you can get card worth photos without the stress.

 

I am going to use making cookies as my example. Taking the pictures and being in them will be the fun part, but first a few tips to creating your photo. If you don’t have great lighting in your kitchen open the blinds and curtains and turn on the lights. Have everyone on the same side of the table, corners are great because you can get everyone close without them being right next to each other. I like using a box to raise my phone with a book or two behind it to keep it up. Set the timer and jump in front of the camera. You’ll have to keep re-setting the timer, but let the kids keep mixing or dropping cookies onto the trays. While everyone is having fun, have everyone look at the camera for a few pictures.

 

You will have some fun pictures that you will be in with your kids. This works for many of your holiday traditions and you can use anything to get the height you are looking for.