The crashing waves, the soft golden sands, and the laughter that echoes against the backdrop of this coastal paradise create an atmosphere ripe for creating unforgettable family memories. But what makes these moments captured through a lens so timeless?
Imagine a portrait framed against the stunning expanse of the Atlantic Ocean or a candid shot amidst the iconic boardwalks. The Jersey Shore isn’t just a location; it’s a picturesque canvas that lends itself perfectly to family photography. Every snapshot captures not just faces, but emotions woven into the fabric of this enchanting landscape.
These photographs aren’t just frozen moments in time; they’re chapters in a family’s story. From toddlers taking their first steps in the sand to grandparents sharing smiles against a breathtaking sunset, each photo is a treasure trove of memories.
Spring blooms with the promise of new beginnings while summer beams with warmth and joy. Each season at the Jersey Shore offers a unique backdrop for family photoshoots. Whether it’s the vibrant colors of spring or the golden hues of a summer sunset, these seasons add depth and character to every photograph.
Genuine smiles, heartfelt laughter, and tender moments of connection—these emotions captured against the backdrop of crashing waves and sprawling beaches carry a sincerity that transcends time.
Family photos taken at the Jersey Shore aren’t just for today; they’re heirlooms for tomorrow. They capture the essence of family bonds, freezing moments that will be cherished for generations to come. These images aren’t just photographs; they’re a legacy, preserving the love and unity of a family.
In the end, family photos at the Jersey Shore are more than just images.
They’re encapsulated memories, frozen in time to be revisited, cherished, and passed down through generations. The allure of the Jersey Shore combined with the warmth of family bonds creates photographs that truly stand the test of time—a timeless treasure trove of love and togetherness.
So, let’s capture your family’s story against the breathtaking backdrop of the Jersey Shore. Let’s freeze these moments that will last a lifetime.
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Lucky number 7! Why is the number 7 considered so lucky? Well, there are 7 colors in the rainbow, 7 continents, 7 days of the week, 7 seas, and 7 notes on a scale of music! 7 is a big deal, so documenting your child’s 7th birthday seems like the perfect thing to do right? I couldn’t agree more! Your child is growing up, they’t not babies, but not quite a tween. They special. This is the year where there is still magic all around them, but they seem to know so much more than they ever did… and they’re still sweet. They still love cuddles with Mom, but maybe now its Mom, and not so much Mommy.
For this little lady’s 7th birthday, she wanted to be on the beach! Do you blame her? A girl after my own heart! I adore the beach, and when I told her Mom about one of my favorite spots in NJ she knew, Birthday Portraits in Cape May just HAD to happen!
When she arrived I was blown away by how beautiful she looked. She had professional hair and makeup done and was wearing the prettiest dress! She even had an outfit change!
The weather was on our side, despite the smoke coming down from the Canadian Wildfires causing haze in our sky. The sun was still shining creating a magical glow in the evening on the beach, perfect for her Birthday Portraits in Cape May!
If you are visiting the Jersey Shore or just simply taking a day trip to the beach, and decide you want to remember these little moments and book a session – think of me. Cape May Beach Portraits are highly recommended, especially with Grandparents! I will encourage fun, laughing, running AND splashing! You’ll have the best memories, and you will not regret one moment of the fun you’ve had at the beach that summer night in 2023.
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Oh, Summer of 2022 – You have already proven yourself amazing! Starting this summer with working on the beach, has thus far been fantastic! This Ocean City Family Beach Session was so perfect. From the colors to the laughter, I couldn’t help but smile while editing these images.
You know it’s going to be a good session when the kids are bringing you amazing seashells over and over again! How precious of a memory is that. If this little boy grows up to only remember how amazing it was to find seashells on the beach, I think my job was complete – even before the session started. I say that because these sessions should not be able remembering some lady with a camera tell you to smile. These kids should be remembering how much fun it was to feel the sand drip from their little toes. These kids should remember how peaceful the ocean was that night, when they walked up the path holding their parents hands. The parents should be remembering how easy it was and how much love their felt for their children as they watched them be wild and free in the wind that night. Their children soaked up the summer breeze and didn’t have a care in the world other than playing at the beach and laughing the entire time.
Ocean City, NJ is a place of memories by default. What you make of it, is purely up to you. I choose joy, each and every single day and you should too!
If you are visiting the Jersey Shore or just simply taking a day trip to the beach, and decide you want to remember these little moments and book a session – think of me. An Ocean City Beach Session is highly recommended! I will encourage fun, laughing, running AND splashing! You’ll have the best memories, and you will not regret one moment of the fun you’ve had at the beach that summer night in 2022.
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Gillian’s Wonderland Pier – My favorite backdrop for an Extended Family Beach Session in Ocean City, NJ! Whether you are a local and you simply love this spot or you are vacationing and want to be sure to see all of the amazing locations that Ocean City, NJ has to offer – this is a spot to truly add to your list! Not only is it a wonderful amusement park right on the boardwalk, but it’s a very scenic spot for beautiful portraits and the boardwalk is usually pretty empty past Wonderland because it’s just boardwalk. Also, if you are wanting to make an evening of your portrait session, you can head over to Wonderland Pier when you’re done and it’s fun for the whole family! Wonderland Pier is family owned and operated and if you follow me, you KNOW I love supporting local small businesses (such as myself!).
Ocean City is such a beautiful town and it was the perfect spot for this fun extended family session! I love that they were so full of energy and ready to JUMP on the beach (yes, they really did jump!) Not only that but can you spot the engaged couple? I was so happy to be a part of this wonderful family memory for them and I can’t wait for more fun sessions like this!
If you are planning your family vacation and you want your Extended Family Beach Session in Ocean City, reach out to schedule today!
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Having your family session on Avalon Beach is a wise decision for a few major reasons! I am going to list them below, and you should totally trust me, because, well, I’m a professional!
1. A Family Session on Avalon Beach is perfect because the beaches are clean, and the sand is soft!
I know, I know! You’re probably asking yourself, “wait a minute, aren’t ALL beaches clean and soft?” Well, yes, the answer is definitely yes, but, not all sand feels the same. It’s hard to explain really, but there is something just so nice about walking on the Avalon beaches. The sand is finer, and well, that means softer. There aren’t as many shells here. Yes, there are shells, but not like you would find in North Atlantic City, which is near the inlet, and you can see Brigantine just over the water. The shells get stuck there! So, If you are looking for shells, maybe N. Atlantic City is the spot for you, but if you’re looking for soft sand, I recommend Avalon for sure!
2. The dunes are pretty.
Silly right? I mean, not if you’re looking for a beautiful location for your portraits! I try to scope out ALLLL of the gorgeous locations solely based on beach grass! Not only is it an opportunity to educate your children on our natural eco system, and how the beach grass thrives and helps animals have shelter, and help keep the dunes solid with their roots… it also looks really nice in pictures! I say YES to Avalon’s beach grass. It’s just picture perfect!
3. Avalon Beaches have amazing beach paths!
Seriously! They go on for what feels like forever! But it’s a good forever, almost like you’re on an adventure to get to some magical location… THE BEACH of course! And the walk back isn’t that bad either. The vegetation is pretty high, so it shades us from the harsh sun! That’s why I like to start on the path and work my way down to the beach. See? I have a method to my madness!
4. There is usually ALWAYS a beach cruiser to photograph!
Listen, these bikes are pretty cool. You have to admit, they’re just asking to be used as a prop! So long as we are respectful, we don’t touch it (because it’s not ours!), we can photograph them and stand in front of them, all day long!
5. After your session there are SO MANY ICE CREAM SHOPS!
Who doesn’t LOVE ice cream? And let’s talk about variety for just one moment. If you want homemade ice cream, or soft serve, Jimmies or a waffle cone, heck, they even have a spot that serves acai bowls and dole whip! You just have to figure out what you want to eat after your session! I know right, tough choice!
With all of that said, check out this super adorable Family Session on Avalon Beach! This family has been a part of the BLP Family for some time now, actually since the Mom and Dad were engaged! How about that! I have watched their little ones grow up and their family grow and it has been a beautiful experience for me as their photographer, and not only that, they’re become my friends. I am proud to say that I absolutely love what I do. Someone once told me, that if you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life! When I tell you that’s not a lie, it most certainly is not!
Cheers to friendship, beautiful photography and growing families!