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.

 

 

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!

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!

Marlton 1st Birthday

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.

Philadelphia Weddings

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.

 

Being Thankful all Year Round | Cherry Hill, NJ

Being Thankful all Year Round | Cherry Hill, NJ

 

It’s the time of year that we start to think about the things that we are thankful for. I have been working on this list all year long, because I’m thankful for all the little moments in my life. We all have so much to be thankful for, family (biological and the ones we choose), friends, and that we wake up each day with love in our life.

 

While I love all the little moments, the big moments that I am most thankful for this year are :

 

Matt proposing!

Engagement Session at Longwood Gardens

 

Going to see Renae at college in Georgia with my mom and Tara.

 

Getting to shoot some amazing seniors.

Senior Portraits

Taking my first family vacation with Matt’s family to Disney world.

Disney-World

Spending time with my family.

 

Shooting sports and spending time on the athletic fields.

High school sports

Capturing the moments that families will hold dear.

Family Portraits

 

What you’re most thankful moments this year?

 

Media, PA Wedding Celebrating Two Cultures | Vishal + Ajila

Media, PA Wedding Celebrating Two Cultures | Vishal + Ajila

An unusually warm fall day in late September, a sweet ceremony in a romantic stone walled church. Candles flickering and love floating through the air, as the flower girl lets the rose petals fall gently to the floor. Vishal and Ajila’s intimate wedding ceremony was the perfect start to their life filled with tradition. Ajila’s elegant white dress and chapel length veil paired with Vishal’s James Bond style black suit, a wonderful fit to their lovely personalities. The stone walls of the Kings Mills building help show off the bold red of the bridesmaids dresses and the groomsmen’s ties as the group showed off how much fun they like to have. We think their favorite part of the bridal party pictures was when the groomsmen tried to carry Vishal off, but he was holding Ajila’s hand as she tried to give him a kiss.

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The fun didn’t end there, it’s time to change to outfit number two! Everyone went to change, because now it’s time to show off their party side and share in their Indian tradition. Ajila’s gorgeously stunning navy blue and gold saree looked amazing next to Vishal’s gold and maroon Sherwani, which he looked handsome in, by the way! We walked by, what we can only guess would be an outdoor ceremony space and did a few portraits there, before heading to an arch that just drew your eye to them, if your weren’t already just staring in amazement of how wonderful these two are together.

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Well, it’s time now to hit the dance floor and if you have not been to an Indian wedding before, you better bring your dancing shoes. Everyone was on the dance floor after the cake cutting and and I mean everyone!

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Congratulations to Vishal and Ajila!
Here’s to many years of happiness.

New York City Fashion Week

New York City Fashion Week

 

Have you ever felt like a kid in a candy store? This is how I felt on the train ride up to New York City on the second Saturday in September. Let me back track just a little. Earlier this year, I worked with Jamal a wedding and fashion photographer. We kept in touch over the last few months and fashion week was our opportunity to work together again. Now back to the kid in a candy store…

NYC Fashion Week

I will say that I am not one with the best fashion sense (I’m working on it), but I love seeing the amazing designs that the designers come up with. Faraj Couture’s Mod Mara (www.modmara.com) was amazing! I could totally see myself wearing a few of her outfits out for a fancy date night. Glitter Trunk Fine Art Jewelry’s jewelry was beautifully paired with Faraj’s designs. The girl’s were so sweet and had a lot of fun when we headed out to the streets for some fun New York style fashion week photos.

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Thank you Jamal for inviting me.

 

Brand Ambassador for Makaila James | South Jersey Photographer’s Tale

Brand Ambassador for Makaila James | South Jersey Photographer’s Tale

 

There are many ways to promote and tell people about your company. Social media is an ever growing force, we can reach more people than ever before. I love networking with people in person and online. I met Monica through the Rising Tide Society’s social media, we were in an Instagram pod together and got to know each other’s services and products. Monica’s company Makaila James was looking for a few more brand ambassadors. Her ambassadors help promote the clothes that Makaila James offers, by showing the clothing off to their following on social media.

MakailaJames Clothing boutique

I have to say Makaila James’ clothing might be my favorite online clothing site. Everything is so comfy and there is a large variety of outfits! I started out with a few of Makaila James “Haute & Fit” line shirts, they are great for working out or wearing around the house; Renae even joined in the fun of enjoying their comfort during a few of her workouts. My favorite one is a faded army green color that says ‘Be Kind.’

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Of course I had to check out their “Dresses” and I fell in love with ‘The Venice Maxi Dress.’ Not only is it gorgeous and stunning, but it also is wrinkle free, a lovely dark blue, and super comfortable. I wore ‘The Venice Maxi Dress’ during my engagement session at Bushkill Falls, (we were hiking/walking up stairs and trails) and this dress was so easy to walk and climb the stairs and hike on the trails. It truly is amazing!

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If you want one of these outfits or another shirt, dress, or shorts you can get TONYA15 and get 15% off.

 

I am looking forward to my next outfit from Makaila James!

©2017 TLM Productions, LLC

Branding Portraits with Keara Anne Weddings | Jenkintown, PA

Branding Portraits with Keara Anne Weddings | Jenkintown, PA

 

I love meeting people and getting to learn about them. Rising Tide Society is a great group for creatives and wedding industry people. I met Keara at our RTS June meeting at Ali’s Wagon in Philadelphia, we got to talking after the meeting and continued emailing over the next month. We wanted to work together and we figured out the perfect way to start, Keara is just starting Keara Anne Weddings, her wedding coordination company and needed some new headshots and lay flats that showed off her colorful style.

Keara Anne Weddings

Keara and I meet at her office in July, after a little rearranging a few things to get the best lighting, we got her office set up. We wanted to show off just a few of the items, that you will find on her desk during one of your in-person meetings. Keara is not only an entrepreneur, but also a mom, so we got a few shots of her adorable boys helping her work, and playing on the side of her desk.   

Keara Anne Weddings

After hanging out in her office for a little, we headed to downtown Jenkintown, PA. It was time for head shots and some lifestyle photos to finish off our session. I am looking forward to getting to work with Keara again. If you are looking for a month of / day of coordinator or just some help with your wedding planning be sure to check out Keara’s website here.

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Love and Joy.

©2017 TLM Productions, LLC

 

Behind the Scenes Look into Vintage Philadelphia, PA | VinSpire

Behind the Scenes Look into Vintage Philadelphia, PA | VinSpire

 

I met Destinee of Vinspire during a February Tuesday’s Together meetup, we got to talking and thought we wanted to work together. Destinee teamed up with me to create a fun vintage inspired senior shoot. We took Destinee’s knowledge of vintage and matched up great makeup and hair styles with the girls wardrobe. Lauren and Maddy joined us as models and looked amazing!

Senior Vintage Styled Shoot

Everyone came over and Destinee got to work, while I started taking on behind the scene pictures.

Senior Vintage Styled Shoot

When all was said and done, Lauren and Maddie looked great and we headed into Philadelphia to fit our vintage theme.

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Love and Joy.

©2017 TLM Productions, LLC