Maegan Dougherty Photography – Northern NJ Photographer » Northern NJ Birth and Family Photographer

nj spring mini sessionsSpring is here! I’m loving the sound of birds chirping and the sight of flowers on the trees and bunnies in my backyard.

Did you see this little guy who was born on the first day of spring? I’m so excited to be offering “Just Born” sessions now, in addition to family documentary sessions and birth photography!

I’m also excited that it’s time for SPRING MINI SESSIONS!!!:) Fun outdoor photo shoots with grass and flowers and hugs and smiles! The details are below. Make sure you read through to the really awesome bonuses!!!nj spring mini sessions

Spring 2016 Family Mini Sessions

  • $500
  • 20 minute outdoor relaxed and fun photo shoot for your immediate family at a Paramus area park
  • 15 pictures in an online gallery
  • Ability to download high resolution files and order professional prints at low prices directly from the gallery
  • Option to purchase more photos (in addition to the 15) for $25 each or all for $150
  • Available dates: April 24, April 30, May 1, May 15

Book with full payment by April 1st to receive the following (really awesome) bonuses:

  • Your shoot is extended to 45 minutes!
  • You receive all the pictures I edit (approximately 25-40) at no extra charge!
  • You have the option to choose your location (travel fee may apply)!
  • We can book your session for any time this spring or summer!

Please contact me to book your mini session! I look forward to hearing from you and to photographing your family!!!

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Photographing parents with their first baby is a sweet flashback to what life was like going from being a couple to being a family of three. Remembering the uncertainty, the worry and the excitement, learning what the baby needs, and how to meet our own needs as parents, too.

I don’t give a lot of direction at my photo shoots. I want to capture real life. And I think that made this mama a little nervous at first, understandably. This is normal, especially for first-timers. So I was really happy to get her e-mail when I sent the slideshow, to know they “LOVE it” and that the slideshow “totally captures him and us.” That’s one of my favorite comments. I want my clients to really see themselves and the beauty of this time in their lives, to help them always remember these special moments and feelings.

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  • Erika Kao - March 23, 2016 - 12:55 pm

    Beautiful captures, Maegan!

  • maegan - March 23, 2016 - 1:09 pm

    Thanks Erika!

One thing I love about when families have babies is that I often get to photograph them more then once a year. This family has been awesome about documenting each stage of their little guy’s life. And I can’t wait to see him as a big bother in a couple months!

These pictures are from our fall session, which I wrote about on Facebook. Today I finished the slideshow from last weekend’s session in NYC. I always have a great time with them and it’s so much fun to watch their family grow!

When you reach the end of this post, I hope you’ll look through some of my other recent blog posts, sign up to receive e-mails about upcoming special offers, and follow me on Instagram if you haven’t already!

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This family photo shoot was about a year ago, and the family has since moved to a new home. I love that we were able to take these pictures in what was their home at the time, a place I’m sure will always be special in their memories.

Sometimes I look at pictures from a year or two or five ago, and I love them even more than I remember loving them back then. And I think, “Gosh, these are good. Was my work better back then?” What I’ve realized is that my work quality hasn’t declined (thank goodness)! What happens is that the older pictures feel even more special because things have changed for the people in them. Their home is different or their kids have grown. Maybe there’s been an addition to the family. So those captured moments in the photos mean more and more as time passes. It seems so obvious, but it become really clear to me last night.

What moments are you grateful to look back on in photos? What special times are happening in your family life now that you think you’ll want to remember years from now? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

I already blogged this family’s fall 2015 shoot here! And here is the day that the little brother was born at home!

  • Emily - March 17, 2016 - 11:44 am

    I love how your pictures say “this is us” –love that <3

  • maegan - March 19, 2016 - 2:51 pm

    That is one of my favorite comments I get from people when they see their pictures. :) Also, do you know who this family is and your connection to them? :) (Fundraiser auction – birth) :)