Truth is this little boy could not have been any more angelic.  When he was awake, he barely fussed;  once he fell asleep, he was OUT.  This means more fun for me…I can go ahead and put him in a hat or hammock and he just keeps on sleeping comfortably.  (Hey that’s what a hammock’s for, right?)  Anyway, here he is in all his preciousness… the true angel.

Angelic newborn boy sleeps on black background with blue knit hat

Peaceful newborn boy sleeping in a hammock

Beautiful newborn boy in a knit cocoon

Photo of a sweet newborn baby boy sleeping on a blanket

Newborn baby boy sleeping on a black background

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  • Sally - love these- esp the close up sleeping…not a care…07/25/2010 – 8:31 pm

  • Natalie Clayshulte - These are absolutely precious! Great work! I love the ones in the cocoon.07/25/2010 – 8:33 pm

  • Penny - Truly precious little boy, love the poses.07/26/2010 – 9:12 am

  • Christie Adams - gorgeous!! I love the cocoon shots!07/26/2010 – 1:46 pm

  • Sanna - One look and precious was the word that popped into my mind ….. you just want to cuddle him!07/29/2010 – 10:29 pm

  • Sarah b. - Impressive photos! You are capturing precious memories in time and it seems very apparent that you put your heart into your photography.07/30/2010 – 10:12 pm

  • Cheryl S. - Your photography is simply amazing! I absolutely love these shots which show your warmth and creativity. I wish your studio was in IN or IL so I could recommend you to our family and friends.08/27/2010 – 12:14 pm

I’m not gonna lie…this could’ve been my most challenging newborn to date.  He did NOT want to go to sleep or stay asleep.  Could’ve been because he was past the two week mark; could’ve been he was overtired;  could’ve been he was nervous about his debut photo shoot.  Whatever the reason…you’re totally forgiven, buddy!   Good things come to those who wait…and I’d say our patience paid off.  He is an absolute beauty…   Thanks for hanging in there mom and dad!

Beautiful newborn boy with knit hat lying on brown blanket

Precious newborn boy with knit hat sleeping on blanket

Precious newborn boy sleeping on blanket

Image of newborn boy in wooden bowl with soft blanket

Parents gaze at their newborn boy

Dad’s electric guitar made for a nice prop (or a comfy bed.)  😉

Infant boy with pacifier sleeping on guitar


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  • Penny Leverman - Patience did pay off..absolutely beautiful pictures. The one on dad’s guitar is really cute.07/19/2010 – 7:43 pm

  • Sanna - Very clever and unique …. the guitar is delightful and the baby boy is very precious.07/19/2010 – 11:37 pm

  • Gabby - Each photo is so beautiful. I especially love the feel of mom, dad and child. And the guitar shot will be priceless in a few years!07/20/2010 – 8:18 am

  • Helen Morey Gallo - LOVE THE PIX!07/20/2010 – 11:25 am

  • Amy - Beautiful! These are all precious.07/21/2010 – 12:37 am

  • Christa - Just beautiful! Love the guitar pic especially – he fit so perfectly on there! 🙂07/21/2010 – 10:41 am

  • Christine Chardo - What a handsome little guy! Love the one with Mom and Dad and the cross on the wall.07/21/2010 – 11:29 am

  • haley b - pa-resh! love the guitar. love the chocolate backgrounds. love the one w/ mom & dad. cute, cute!07/21/2010 – 2:50 pm

  • Cristina - Beautiful work Christine! Beautiful light on the brown background and he is such a doll!07/21/2010 – 2:53 pm

  • Natalie Clayshulte - Breathtaking! These are so lovely.07/21/2010 – 3:49 pm

  • Julie Sowers - I love these! He is precious and every image is unique and creative!07/21/2010 – 4:36 pm

  • Alan - Radiantly aglow…07/21/2010 – 4:40 pm

  • Krista - absolutely beautiful, the baby and the images. gorgeous lighting!07/21/2010 – 4:40 pm

  • Tim Pham - These are beautiful Christine! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the last one!07/21/2010 – 4:56 pm

  • april todd - fabulous work!! Such a beautiful baby, and such beautiful timeless images!07/23/2010 – 8:47 am

  • Erin Carlyle - Girl……those are A.MA.ZING!07/23/2010 – 4:20 pm

My babies…growing up before my very eyes.  Losing teeth, playing ball, becoming computer whizzes!   Asking questions about the world around them…(some very difficult to answer!)  Learning to share and to be patient.  Seeing that life is not always fair, but trying to focus on what they have rather than what they don’t have.  Hard lessons but important ones…

I know one day I’ll look back and pine for these early years.  Life can get so busy, but I try to take the time everyday to appreciate their beauty and innocence and to show them how proud I am to be their mother.  They are growing up so fast…

I love you boys more than I ever knew was possible.  xoxo ~ Mom

black and white image of a boy sitting in a field

black and white image of boy with hat

adorable red-headed boy sitting in field at sunset

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  • Brooke - Great post!07/14/2010 – 9:37 pm

  • Krista - Oh gosh Christine, your boys are gorgeous! I totally relate to your post 🙂07/14/2010 – 9:41 pm

  • Leslie - Such a wonderful post! Your boys are adorable!07/14/2010 – 9:52 pm

  • april todd - This post made me cry, such a relevant blog title! Your boys are sooo handsome!07/14/2010 – 10:07 pm

  • Nanna - The innocence of a child ….. captured in both of your boys. They own a piece of my heart too.07/14/2010 – 10:10 pm

  • Susan - Kind, truthful words that come at the right time…as a rainy days ends w/ restless kids in tow…it is important to keep the big, swiftly moving, picture in sight…07/14/2010 – 10:11 pm

  • Debbie - a special moment in time that has been beautifully captured!07/15/2010 – 12:46 am

  • eunice - we miss you!07/15/2010 – 6:06 am

  • Penny - Your boys are so good looking and well-behaved. They are a joy to be around! Such wonderful pictures.07/15/2010 – 7:29 am

  • Helen Morey Gallo - C – beautiful photos, gorgeous children, amazing mommy. love you! xoxo helen07/15/2010 – 1:08 pm

  • Auntie - Christine and David, These boys are for me, perfection. It’s the perfection that’s in their joy in just being boys and playing, and in their innate knowing they are loved. Your photographer’s heart captured this perfection exquisitely. I love you all more than I can say.07/18/2010 – 7:14 pm

…and cute as a button.    This little guy was soooo endearing and adorable, I really wanted to take him home with me.  He was on the go for sure, playing tag with mom, chasing geese and looking for foxes.  Oh yeah, and feeding leaves to my dinosaur! (That dinosaur makes the rounds!)  You may remember the newborn session with his baby sister…she was the beautiful girl in the pink pettiskirt. Well, apparently, good looks run in the family, as you’ll see…

I love his expression in this first one.

Boy Running in Wooded Field - Bergen County NJ

Close up of adorable boy on park bench with sunlit hair

Toddler boy smiling in a field, Wyckoff NJ

C’mon…how cute is this face???

Black and white image of beautiful boy sitting in a field, Wyckoff NJ

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  • april todd - wow wow wow!! Could this child be any cuter?! Love the images, the expresssions…everything about it. I know Mom is going to LOVE these!!07/07/2010 – 1:38 pm

  • Julie Sowers - He is seriously a doll! I love the one that he “on the go” and laughing. The black and white one…..sigh! All great images!07/07/2010 – 1:53 pm

  • Mollie Kendall - Awww… he’s past adorable! I love these shots, especially that last one 🙂 Beautiful work!07/07/2010 – 2:04 pm

  • Gabby - Absolutely glorious……..you can actually see the personality of this child in your photos.07/07/2010 – 3:37 pm

  • Penny - Beautiful pictures. He has some features that remind me of Tristan.07/07/2010 – 6:48 pm

  • Jowhara - What a cute little man!07/07/2010 – 7:18 pm

  • Ashley - WOW. What a handsome little one!! I really love that last shot!!!07/07/2010 – 10:23 pm

  • Christine - Thanks so much for your comments everyone! They are truly appreciated!07/08/2010 – 7:37 pm

  • Erin Carlyle - WOW! You are amazing!07/14/2010 – 5:41 pm

I am so happy and excited to be doing summer beach sessions at LBI again this year!!  It’s one of my favorite places on earth!

On the day of this session, it was beautiful and sunny.  Then all of a sudden, right before our scheduled time, the clouds came rolling in and next thing you know it was POURING.   An hour later, sunshine!  It just goes to show that it pays to roll with the weather…    This family was so sweet and I could tell from talking to mom that LBI is as magical a place for her as it is for me.  We both spent summers here as kids and now we’re creating special memories with our own children.  When she asked me to capture some special beach moments of her family, I knew how much this session meant to her.   I hope I’ve captured some of the magic of LBI for you guys..more to come!

Beautiful mom holding baby daughter in the air on the beach along the ocean

Baby girl on the boardwalk along the beach during golden sunset on LBI

Handsome boy in the sand on the beach at Long Beach Island

Little girl laughs on the beach at Long Beach Island during sunset

Young boy along the ocean shoreline at Long Beach Island

A father holds his young son on the beach at sunset, LBI NJ

Black and white image of young boy on the boardwalk at the beach

Beautiful baby girl along the ocean shoreline on Long Beach Island

Boy and girl sit facing the ocean on Long Beach Island




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  • Andrea Hallett - Soooooo beautiful! We are heading to the beach for the week and these have inspired me!07/01/2010 – 10:42 am

  • maggie - OH how I love these! The light is stunning and when you add the gorgeous kiddos and your incredible creative eye you get perfection! Lovely work, girl. 🙂07/01/2010 – 10:43 am

  • Jowhara - Wow Christine! Great job. I especially love the last one.07/01/2010 – 10:45 am

  • Ashley - Adore them. Especially the first and last one.07/01/2010 – 10:56 am

  • Tina Buckley - Stunning, breathtaking, magical! Thank you Christine!07/01/2010 – 11:54 am

  • Christine - Thank you so much everyone! Your comments warm my heart!07/01/2010 – 1:52 pm

  • Tim Pham - love the entire session! what precious moments you captured for this family.07/01/2010 – 3:36 pm

  • Sanna - Beautiful memories are created but seldom captured … Christine, you have captured some beautiful memories. Wonderful choice of scenes – I loved them all.07/01/2010 – 5:59 pm

  • Penny Leverman - Beautiful pictures, it brings the beach to me.07/01/2010 – 6:36 pm

  • Andrea - Oh my! I love every single one of these! I can’t wait until next summer for JT’s! 🙂07/01/2010 – 8:07 pm

  • Molly - Lucky family to have such beautiful photos of a special place, at a special time……..childhood summer days on LBI.07/04/2010 – 9:10 am

  • Erin Carlyle - I LOVE LOVE LOVE these! BEAUTIFUL!07/14/2010 – 5:42 pm

As a child, I grew up spending my summers on Long Beach Island.   I have so many special memories of being with my family at the shore, spending endless hours in the ocean while my dad watched me vigilantly, building sand castles with my brother and playing “kadima” with whoever was up to the challenge!

Here’s your chance to capture special beach memories of your own family to be remembered and enjoyed for a lifetime…. I am offering beach sessions at the end of this month, from Sunday, June 27th until Tuesday, June 29th and also next month from Friday, July 23rd until Saturday, July 31st.   I offer 2 sessions per day, one in the early morning and one in the evening.  We can shoot at your own local beach, at the bay, or at the beautiful Barnegat Lighthouse on the northern tip of LBI.

For a limited time,  I am offering a special $150 savings which includes:  $50 off your session fee and a $100 print credit to be applied towards your order!

For more information or to book a session, call Christine at (917) 697-1835 or email me at chris@christinedesavino.com

~August & September dates by appointment.  Also available in other areas of the Jersey Shore.~

~Click here to see examples of  my Beach Photo Sessions~

My boys at Barnegat Lighthouse, LBI, Jersey Shore

My boys at Barnegat Lighthouse, LBI

Sessions subject to availability; minimum print purchase applies.
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  • Melissa Surprise - What a great picture of your boys!06/17/2010 – 3:30 pm

  • Lauren - I just love that image!06/17/2010 – 3:44 pm

  • Penny - Love the pictures of your boys, great. They are getting big.06/18/2010 – 6:23 am

  • Andrea Hallett - Your boys are so adorable! Beautful shot -the sky is amazing!06/18/2010 – 8:51 pm

It took all my creative playing powers to win the trust of this endearing little guy.   When friends of mine called me for his portrait session, I thought, “A five year boy?  No problem!  I’m totally in my comfort zone.”  Well, he was very shy at first.  Soooooo, I talked up Yo Gabba Gabba, the Mario Brothers and the Yankees.  I even ran to buy some  Skittles and orange Tic Tacs…and then fed them to my toy dinosaur.  I think that did it!  He must’ve thought, “Hey, she’s alright.”   As we started playing, I got some smiles and laughs and we even went for a little stroll along Congers Lake.  He is very adorable…as you will see.  And I hear afterwards he said I was cute! 🙂

I love this one cause it captures his shyness.  And his beautiful eyelashes.

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black-and-white-photo-of-boy-near-Congers-Lake

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  • Timothy Pham - Oh I LOVE the second image!06/10/2010 – 4:10 pm

  • Melissa Galya - Christine, I cannot thank you enough for the amazing Photo shoot you did with Andrew! You were so great with him! He was so comfortable and the pictures show it! You really did capture him! Thank you again!!!! They really look amazing!06/10/2010 – 4:53 pm

  • Christie Adams photography - Love these! You captured him beautifully!06/11/2010 – 7:39 am

  • ashley - he is adorable!!!!! great stuff! bet mom is in love .06/11/2010 – 12:59 pm

  • maggie - I love your little story about capturing his personality — sounds like you have some amazing & genuine “tricks” up your sleeve to help kiddos open up. He’s so handsome and looks so comfy. Lovely work, girlie! 🙂06/15/2010 – 1:47 pm

Always wanted a super cool children’s photo session?  There is no better background than Central Park, and I’ll be there ALL DAY on Monday, June 14th!   Schedule a photo session with me that day and here’s what you’ll get:

  • A half priced session fee of $100
  • A one and a half hour custom photo session for up to 2 children
  • 15-20 proofs published in your own private password protected gallery
  • And $100 off your print order

Here are some highlights from a Central Park photo shoot that I did last fall of three beautiful children at Bethesda Fountain

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Hurry and book  now.  Call Christine at (917) 697-1835 or email me at chris@christinedesavino.com

Subject to availability; minimum print purchase applies

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  • molly - fantastic shots! 06/02/2010 – 3:56 pm

  • sasha - wish I could turn back the clock and have a session………my beautiful kids are now adults……….ahhh06/04/2010 – 7:59 pm

  • maggie - Lovely session. 🙂 Makes me want to fly the fam out to NYC for some time with you!06/05/2010 – 10:52 am

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