A wonderful photographer created the Hot Cocoa Sessions, and it broke the internet! With so much demand for it, I decided to try them myself! I am excited to announce that Bokeh Love Photography will be offering Hot Cocoa Mini Sessions in Galloway, NJ. Rain or shine, the weather will not matter! You will be safe in my studio and you will get to have your child photographed in a big cup of cocoa!
These mini sessions are $180 which includes 5 digital images of your choice from an online proofing gallery. You will be able to purchase the entire gallery for $99 as well. Click here to book your session!
The hot cocoa is a mixture of warm water and hot cocoa mix. I have two different sized cups so I can accommodate sitters (babies who can sit on their own) up to 3 or 4 years of age.
Your child should wear a diaper cover and bathing suit. The reason for this is because we want them to look adorable in a super cute outfit (I recommend a red/white bathing suit!) but also for their safety. You don’t want them to actually bathe in the Cocoa, so covering them up will prevent any infections. Your child’s safety is our number one priority! Here is an adorable outfit from Amazon!
Yes! Between sessions the cup will be dumped & sanitized. A new batch of warm cocoa will be made for the next client. Keeping things clean and sanitized is very important to us to protect you, especially during COVID! We will also be wearing masks during your session and there will be a buffer between your session and the next, to allow for you to clean up and leave before the next client arrives.
I am very excited to be able to offer these Hot Cocoa Mini Sessions in Galloway, NJ and I am so excited to show you the set up! The setting will be a country kitchen with gingerbread men/women, and some other fun things for your little to look at. And of course we will have GIANT marshmallows!
Take a look at the setup below:
Planning on having family sessions done instead? To see what to wear for family Christmas sessions, click here! This will give you some ideas for how you should dress your family for the absolute best family portraits!
Not sure what to wear for Christmas Portraits? Let me help you with some visual guides! Selecting your outfits can make or break your family portraits! You really want to select outfits that flatter everyone, and can showcase who you really are. Is your family causal and comfortable or is your family upscale and glamorous? You can go in so many different directions. The possibilities are virtually endless and you have the internet to shop at your disposal!
H&M : Really great selection of clothing for kids and adults. A great way to stay trendy and relevant, and not submit to the “cuteness” of boy clothes you will find in other chain stores. Also, convenient, and you can find GREAT deals here!
Janie & Jack : On the more expensive side, but the quality alone is worth it! They have a very distinct style that will not disappoint!
Zara : High fashion kids clothes (and adults too!) If you want to stand out, this is it!
Boden : Really beautiful clothing options for the whole family! High quality pieces, velvet, tulle, sequins, blazers, shoes, etc.
ModCloth: An amazing resource for women both regular and plus sized, with an amazing assortment of different and unique styles!
Shein : Stay in style with the amazing options at Shein, for men, women and children!
Neiman Marcus : Always a solid choice for a classic look for every member of your family.
Ted Baker : High end designs, beautifully crafted, and gorgeous additions to your closet that will last the test of time!
ASOS : For men and women, the clothing you will find here are highly stylish and perfect for that wow factor!
You should take some time to really think about colors, patterns, styles and textures to create your own look for your family. You will really have a good time searching the internet for just the right pieces, and then it’s time to shop! Or, you can look in your closet and try to find different things you have purchased throughout the years, to make something work! It’s a really fun challenge and you will feel so much more proud that you’ve styled your family on your own! I’d say that will earn some serious bragging rights!
Take a look at the board below and see how I styled them. You will have a much better idea on what to wear for Christmas Portraits!
The images you see above were not photographed by me. These images were complied via the internet of outfits found at the stores above. I am not associated with the stores, nor am I an affiliate. Bokeh Love Photography has not received compensation by telling you to visit these stores. I am simply sharing with you my honest opinions on outfits and accessories that would look stunning for your family portraits. To purchase any of these images, please visit the links to the stores above, during the 2020 November-December season. If visiting at another date, these outfits may not be available, so in the future, please use them for color and pattern reference only.
Its fall! The leaves are changing colors and your children are getting bigger. You want to document this season to remember how cute they look in those brown corduroy pants that stinking adorable pumpkin sweater! Because next year, they probably won’t allow you to dress them, so savor this moment. So the question is, do you book a mini session or a full session?
You need to first take a look at your family, and see what would work best for them. If your children like props, and love a good theme, but get bored easily – then perhaps a mini session is your best bet! Mini sessions are usually themed, and can last anywhere from 10-15 minutes.
A full session would allow your family up to 1 full hour to walk around a location of your choice. Your family will be able to play, laugh, have fun and make a really great memory out of this. Your photographer (me!) would walk with you, capture fun candids of your family enjoying each other, and pose you when we get to the really amazing spots. Some people think that the 1 hour is too long for a child, but, when you really think about it, we aren’t photographing for that entire hour, your children are running, laughing and having a great time!
Both sessions will allow you to obtain beautiful images of your family, that’s no doubt! It really depends on you and your family and what you are looking for. With all of that said, let’s jump into some photo examples of a fall mini session and a full session below, and don’t forget to check out our list of mini sessions for the 2020-2021 year here, and to book your full session click here!
It’s finally here! The year that your son or daughter goes to Pre-School! What ever emotions you’re feeling, they’re justified, and I won’t judge! Your baby is growing up, and gaining so much independence. Be proud of them, smile, and let them go! It’s a big step to watch them grow into their own little personality. But, what about Pre School Portraits? Will they be good enough, will your child smile, will they give them enough time to truly capture that personality that they’re growing into so fast? That’s where I come in! I offer Pre School Portraits in Galloway right in my studio. Your session will last up to 1 hour, and no that does not mean we will be photographing for that whole hour, it simple means I will allow your child the opportunity to laugh, giggle, shake their silly’s out and be themselves!
Of course we have props, because what child doesn’t like a prop? One of our best props is a vintage desk! It’s the perfect size for your little one, and we place old books around it, as well as a fresh bag of apples for your child to play with, toss around, and even balance on his or her head! It’s a lot of fun for both the kids and the parents!
How we are protecting everyone with Covid: We sanitize our studio before and after each session, wear masks, have 2 sanitizing stations, and only book one full studio session per day, unless we are having mini sessions.
Want to book your child’s Pre School Portraits in Galloway? Click here to book your session!
Gabi and Tim wanted a location that really spoke to them. The have been planning their wedding for a while, and they still have a ways to go! They’re getting married in 2021, but they have their eyes set on having a Rustic Theme. Batsto seemed like the only choice for them for their engagement session. Nothing else was quite as nice. Do you blame them? Batsto is absolutely stunning. I am convinced that it is a place of magic. When they finally decided to have a Rustic Engagement Session at Batsto, I was all on board!
We started walking around the village, chatting and looking at the buildings. It was a quiet day, not many people around, so they were able to feel as if this place was all theirs. Walking hand in hand, snuggling up together, embracing one another and getting goosebumps because they are getting closer to their big day! It’s actually happening, and they’re enjoying their long engagement.
If you are planning a rustic wedding, then you want your engagement session to match your theme. I highly recommend having a Rustic Engagement Session at Batsto. It’s located in Wharton State Forest in New Jersey. On the other side of the village there are beautiful hiking trails, but my heart in truly in love with the village. It’s like falling back in time, and seeing how people lived, how they worked, and provided for their families. It’s deep in history, so make a day of it! If it’s open, stop by the visitors center and check it out!