When one of my favorite clients told me she wanted a ‘Where the wild things are’ cake smash, I didn’t hold back! I went to town researching the book, the backdrops available, and seeing what other people did, so I could do something more unique, but still familiar. I couldn’t find anything I liked so I turned to the book. I looked at how it read and how the illustrations were created in this beautiful scene. Maurice Sendak, the Author and illustrator has created this amazing world for Max. I say world, because it is completely immersive. I wanted my client to feel the wild things, all around him and for this cake smash to be something special for him to look back on. So, hats off to you Maurice! You are a true inspiration! I can only hope I did his book justice. If you’re getting ready to plan your little ones Galloway Cake Smash, then you should definitely keep reading!
My client shares the same name as the main character in the book. Thats right! His name is also Max! So it was inevitable that he have a ‘Where the wild things are’ cake smash! He even had his very own costume! I honestly could not hold back the smiles during this whole session. Everything was perfect and he so cheerful the entire time!
The cake was custom made by LilyGray Sweets with custom cut out characters of them doing their wild rumpus! She is also from Galloway and does amazing Galloway Cake Smash Cakes! Anyway, If you grew up reading this book then you know how good it is! If you haven’t picked it up, it’s time to go grab a copy! Your children will thank you! LilyGray Sweets was able to take my inspiration from the book and create custom fondant cutout’s as decoration for the outside of the cake. It was perfection!
So, why is this cake smash so special to me? I’ve done a ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ cake smash years ago, and I was in love with it. With this session I was able to revisit it and try something new! This time around, I painted the entire backdrop! Sometimes, I am able to just find a backdrop I like, I purchase it, and throw it up. This time, I just couldn’t find exactly what I wanted, so I painted an entire mural! The good thing is, if you want this same set up for your son or daughter, I can make it happen, because I have photographed the mural and I am able to order it as a printed backdrop for future use.
Oh and do you see those dancing Wild Things? It’s actually a floor puzzle!
After every cake smash, I have started incorporating something new! A bath tub to clean off all the cake! Of course we let them splash and Mom or Dad can clean them up afterwards and get them dressed in their clean clothes to head home. It’s so easy and there is no mess in your car! I can only imagine that would be a sticky ride home!
If you loved what you saw here, please share this with all of your friends on facebook, pin it on pinterest and keep me in mind for your next cake smash or first birthday session!
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*I cannot sell this backdrop to other photographers, because I do not own the rights to the inspirational image from the book, and because it is so similar to the book, It is for my personal use only, for clients who request a session of this theme. I will not be offering mini sessions advertising sessions with this theme. It is by request only.
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South Jersey Christmas Mini Sessions are here and I could not be more excited to share them with you! Even though it is still November, everyone is thinking about Christmas! (And other holidays of course). I celebrate Christmas, so that is why I offer Christmas Mini Sessions, and since I am located in Galloway, they are named, South Jersey Christmas Mini Sessions! haha. In addition to Christmas sessions, I also offer a substitute background that features blue snowflakes! This is perfect if you don’t celebrate Christmas, or if red just isn’t your color.
Let’s talk props!
I love props! Your littles will have tons to play with to be happy during their session. The set is interactive, which means they will be able to touch the fake snow, ride on the sleds, sit in the sleigh. If you are opting to have the snow flake them, there will be a menorah, dreidel, snow balls, etc to play with, or just keep on display. As always, feel free to bring props of your own!
South Jersey Christmas Mini Sessions are 15 minute sessions that include 3 digital images of your choice through an online proofing gallery. You will of course be able to purchase more with a special gallery upgrade price! That price is an additional purchase from the session price. This would also allow you to have printing rights to your digitals, which means you can print your images where ever you would like. I can however only guarantee the print quality if you purchase directly through my lab, and it is calibrated with my computer and the way I edit. The pricing that you find in my online proofing gallery is slightly higher, the reason for that is because you are getting a professional finished heirloom product.
This year I am offering the pre-purchase of Christmas/Holiday cards and ceramic ornaments! Get your cards sent out easily this year, by having custom cards done early with beautiful styles to choose from. The ornaments are perfect for your own tree or as a gift for your loved ones!
Who are studio sessions for?
Studio session are ideal for children ages 10 and under. The set is rather small and will not fit a family very easily. It is also very limited in what we can do pose wise. They work amazingly well for the littles and they are in a controlled environment away from harsh weather conditions like rain, sleet and real snow!
Who are on location sessions for?
On location sessions are perfect for small and large families alike! They are held at locations that are easily accessible, and families can move around without feeling like they will “step out of frame”. They are both lifestyle and poses, so feel free to laugh, hug, smile, hold hands, and even pose for the camera!
I love everything! How do I book?
I love that you are excited, and so am I! Booking your session is simple for these South Jersey Christmas Mini Sessions! I have set up an easy booking page where you can easily click the link, select your session type (studio or on location) and follow the prompts to fill out your information, contract and make your payment. If you have any questions along the way, please just reach out to me via my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Booking link: Click here to book your Christmas Mini Session!
Fall is for pumpkins, and super cute studio portraits in Galloway, NJ with your littles!
I love sitting my kids in front of a cute set up and letting them just be themselves. It’s so important to capture their real personalities so when I look back, I can remember who they were that year. Were they happy or sad? Were they thoughtful and kind? A portrait can tell so much more than just a beautiful face. (And yes, of course ALL of our babies are beautiful) but I want to remember them for their sillies and the smiles and I love allowing them to have direction of their own. Want to grab that pillow? Go for it! Want to hug that bucket or toss a pumpkin, totally fine with me! I want your kids to enjoy this experience and go home talking all day about how much fun it was to have their studio portraits in Galloway, NJ at Bokeh Love Photography!
If you are located near the Atlantic County area (South Jersey) and want to schedule your little one’s fall studio portraits in Galloway, NJ then reach out to me and let’s schedule a time to come in! Right now I have a few set ups for Fall and Halloween. Soon, I will have Christmas and Holiday set up’s in studio as well! I can’t WAIT to meet you and your littles!
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Plan a family beach session in Avalon, NJ with Bokeh Love Photography today and have memories that will last a lifetime! The beach is a place for fun, it’s a place to gather, and it’s a place where memories are made. There is never a bad day at the beach. When families reach out to me and tell me they would like me to photograph them on the beach, I am always excited. Every day the beach is different, the sand isn’t always in the same spot. The waves can be calm or they can be wild. There can be seashells or jelly fish, seaweed or clams. It can be a bright sunny day, or moody with overcast. It’s always a place to be expectation free, to go with the flow and see what happens. It’s natural and wonderful, and unique as each family session. This particular session was an Extended Family Beach Session in Avalon, NJ.
Avalon, NJ is one of my favorites places to photograph. The beaches are beautiful and the beach paths are out of this world! I am so lucky to be able to live in a place that most people call their vacation! To say I am blessed is an understatement! I have so many locations that I have up my sleeve but this one, this one is one of my favorites!
As the summer is coming to a close, that doesn’t mean beach sessions are over! I love beach sessions in September and even in October! Also, I have something up my sleeve that may include a peacock chair and some GORGEOUS flowers for late August/early September. If you’d like to be on the radar for that session, add yourself to the email list and be notified of upcoming themed sessions!
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If you would like to book your Family Beach Session in Avalon, NJ or any location along the Jersey Shore, please reach out to me for availability.
Time to start booking your Jersey Shore Beach Portraits!
Visiting the Jersey Shore is probably the best family vacation you can go on. There are so many fun family friendly things to do. Booking your session right before sunset, allows you to enjoy the beach during the day, get showered and cleaned up for your portrait session and then spend the rest of the night enjoying the boardwalk, going out to dinner or playing on a pier with games and rides! There are so many different beaches to capture your summer memories, I would love to chat with you to find out exactly what you are looking for! Whether it is a warm evening on the boardwalk, playing games and going on the rides with your family at Gillians Wonderland Pier , Playland’s Castaway Cove, or Morey’s Piers, Catching a sunrise with your special someone, or my absolute favorite – The Golden Hour! The golden hour is 1 hour before the sun starts to set, when the sun just about touches the horizon, and casts a beautiful glow of gold across the sand, the water, and your sun kissed skin! It’s the most beautiful time of all! Jersey Shore Beach Portraits are the best way to bring home your lasting memories and be able to share those memories with your family and friends time and time again.
My FAVORITE beaches:
The VERY best Jersey Shore Beach Portraits are taken on our beautiful East Coast! Brigantine, Avalon, Ventnor, Margate, Longport, Ocean City, Sea Isle, Cape May and Wildwood! And of course all of the little beaches in between! From shady beach paths to mountainous dunes, lighthouses and jetty’s, there are so many options to choose from and no two beaches are the same!
What to wear to your session?
It can be so frustrating to try and find the perfect outfit! I know, I get it, I totally understand. It doesn’t have to be difficult, it’s actually quite simple! Start with yourself, what would YOU like to wear on the beach? It is SO easy to dress our kids, our partner, grandparents, etc. But, when we get to ourselves, we tend to have more of a difficult time. That’s why I say, dress yourself first. Find the outfit that you just adore! Whether it’s that beautiful patterned, shoulder showing, summer dress that you’ve always dreamed of wearing, or the super cute white Capri jegging’s and the adorable navy blue top, you are going to be the center of your families color scheme. Then, you dress the kids. Don’t match them to you, but decide what colors you would like to have in your images. Would you like bright or light, dark or dramatic? Pick two colors you love, and add a neutral. For example, if your neutral will be white, you can add orange and blue to the mix. Orange and blue are complimentary colors, which means, simply they compliment each other! There is a reason why Christmas colors are red and green, and Easter is Yellow and Purple! Complimentary colors are everywhere, and they look fantastic! Need some samples? I knew you would ask! Check them out below!
Take a look at some of the beautiful images that I have created for past clients in previous years blow! Whats so nice about these images and the collections that I offer is that you get to select only your absolute favorite images from an online proofing gallery. The ordering process is so easy, and you are free to share your online proofing gallery with friends and family all over the world! Should you want anything custom, like a museum framed print with a beautiful crisp white mat surrounding your images, I can certainly custom order that for you as well! Here is an example below of what the museum framed print will look like on your wall!
*If you are interested in these frames, please mention them when reaching out!
I can’t wait to speak with you about your upcoming vacation, and how I can document the very best portraits for your family this summer!
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