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All the Rave…Olea Clothing Store | Montclair New Jersey

Last week, I attended a party for a fantastic new clothing store and I have to rave about it – it’s called Olea and it just opened in Montclair, NJ. Olea is a contemporary clothing store for both women and children. The clothes are fun, flattering and fabulous and include dresses, jeans, tops, handbags, scarves, jewelry and more.  Owners Lori and Jae Bae have managed to keep prices reasonable while maintaining quality.  In their own words, “Affordability, accessibility and quality embody Olea brand products.”   And they deliver on that promise.

The store’s interior is beautifully designed with a modern, streamlined look that makes shopping easy and inviting.  Have the kids in tow?  No problem.  Not only do they sell great clothing for babies and kids, but they have a play area to occupy them while you browse.   The Baes are also very involved in giving back to the community and they have some generous plans on the horizon.  It’s always so inspiring to see that.  I’ll be sure to keep you all posted on what they’re up to…not only because Lori and Jae are friends, but because I think their store and it’s products are worth raving about!


Next time you’re in the Montclair area, I highly recommend you stop by Olea.  Better yet, make a special trip – it’s worth it!

15 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

What’s Blooming this Spring?…a Custom Gift Registry!

This spring we have some exciting new plans in the works here at Christine DeSavino Photography, and earlier this month we announced the first bloom of the season with our Baby’s First Year Plan.  Well now with our second bloom we have the perfect compliment to a baby package or a newborn session.  In fact it’s the perfect companion to any portrait session that celebrates a special event in the life of a child…

Blossom Two: a Custom Gift Registry

Beautiful newborn wears flower head with leopard skin band - NJ Baby Photographer
Specifically designed for baby showers, baptisms, birthdays, and bar mitzvahs…  simply provide me with a list of your closest friends and relatives and I will send out a tasteful email announcing that you have scheduled a portrait session with me and signed up for my gift registry.  Friends and loved ones can then purchase gift certificates to apply towards your order.   Contact me for complete details on this complimentary service, and don’t worry, I give you my promise that I will not solicit nor share the email addresses of your friends with anyone.

And keep checking back as there are more buds about to burst here at our studio!


see all of our blossoms ~

see more of my newborn work ~

watch my “Best of Newborns 2010 Slideshow” ~


What’s Blooming this Spring?…a Baby Plan!

Here at Christine DeSavino Photography we’ve been working hard at putting together some exciting new plans to better serve our clients,
and we’re ready
to start announcing what’s now in bloom…

Blossom One: Baby’s First Year Plan

Beautiful newborn girl with roses - NJ Newborn Photographer

Many of you who follow my photography know how much I adore newborn sessions….there’s nothing more special to me than capturing the purity of a new little one.  The first few days of an infant’s life are so precious and endearing, but equally remarkable is the baby’s entire first year.  From holding up their head to rolling over, from beginning to crawl to walking and eventually cruising all over the house, a baby will grow more during this first year than any other time in their life.  And it goes by so quickly…

So to commemorate this treasured time, I’ve created a brand new plan that will capture and celebrate each milestone of a baby’s first year.

Here are the details of my Baby Plan:

  • one full newborn session within the first 10 days of birth
  • one full 6-month-old session (or around the time your baby begins to crawl)
  • one full 12-month-old session (or around the time your baby begins to criuse, this is the perfect time for a Cake Smash Session!)
  • optional mini-sessions at 3 & 9 months (or when your baby holds their head up & when your baby begins to walk)
  • optional maternity-mini-session
  • each full session is priced at a discount
  • each full session comes with a $100 complimentary Fine Art Canvas Credit, mini-sessions come with a $50 credit
  • the completed baby plan comes with a $300 complimentary Album Credit
  • over $600 worth of built in savings!


And in order to help our plan to grow…

the first 5 people who book my Baby Plan during the month of May will receive:


  • 1 free box of Birth Announcement Cards at completion of their Newborn Session
  • 1 free  20×20 Storyboard commemorating each stage of their child’s first year at completion of the baby plan

For full details and pricing, please call me at 917-697-1835 or contact me here.

And keep checking back as there are more buds about to burst here at our studio!


see all of our blossoms ~

see more of my newborn work ~

watch my “Best of Newborns 2010 Slideshow” ~


Spring Mini-Sessions 2011 | Northern NJ & Central Park

Spring is here! And in celebration of it’s arrival I’d like to announce my….

~ Spring Mini-Sessions ~

girl with echinacea flower

Over the last few weeks I’ve had many requests and inquiries about Easter and Mother’s Day mini-sessions, and while I don’t do them often, I’ve decided to kick-off the Spring season with them. I have a feeling they’re going to book fast because it’s a fantastic deal!

  • When: Saturday April 9th and Sunday April 17th
  • Where: We will choose a park in Northern New Jersey for one day, and the other day will be in Central Park (NYC)
  • What You Get:

one 40 minute family mini-session (value $125)

(up to five people)

10-15 images in a private gallery

4 high-rez digital files, ready to print (value $600)

3 mini-accordian albums with 8-10 images (value $325)
perfect gifts for mom and grandmas! click here to see a sample album


1 10×20 Storyboard (value $325)


25% (yes 25%) off any fine art framed print or canvas gallery wrap
~instant elegance for your walls~

Price ~ $599 (a $1050 value!)
add all digital files for $500 extra

If interested, please fill out the form below to tell me your preferences on day, location, and time. It will be first come first serve, so please let me know as soon as possible. And of course you can always get in touch with me via email or phone: 917-697-1835.

A Great Mother’s Day Gift…the Mini-Accordian Album

Looking for a Mother’s Day Gift?
I’ve got the perfect thing for Mom, and both Grandma’s too!

….the Mini-Accordian Album
good things come in threes…

Mini-Accordian Album - NJ Child Photographer

Mini-Accordian Album Front - NJ Child Photographer

Mini-Accordian Album Back - NJ Child Photographer

These Mini-Albums come 3 per order and make fantastic gifts! I gave the above Mini to both my mom and my mother-in-law for Christmas…..they loved them! And I got to keep one too!

They fold down to about 3 square inches and fit easily into a pocket or purse. When opened, they display up to 6 images in front and 4 in back and are the perfect way for any proud parent or grandparent to show off the kids!

Look no further for your mother’s day gift this year.

Love is in the Air….. | Valentine’s Day Newborn Special | NJ Newborn Photographer

This Valentine season, we would like to celebrate the love you’ve made with a Special Newborn Promotion!  (corny?… I couldn’t help myself!)

Book any newborn session by February 14th and you will get the following complimentary gifts:

~50 custom-designed birth announcement cards~
~a free 6 month old mini-photo-session~
~and a $100 print credit on a session when your baby turns 1 year-old~

(Total value of $355!)

**contact christine for complete details**

And to celebrate the lover’s of last year, here are some of the highlights of their work:

See more newborn photos here.


I am so happy to announce that today we reached our fundraising goal to help fight pediatric cancer!

Earlier this afternoon, two good friends (and clients) of mine made a very generous donation which brought us to $1000 in donations to Alex’s Lemonade Stand!  Now, not only have we raised the money, but a family affected by pediatric cancer will receive a photo session and print collection. We are working together with the ALS Foundation in choosing the right family and we can’t wait to meet them…so stay tuned for more information on that.

I want to send out a HUGE thank you to everyone who donated…your generosity towards this important cause is truly appreciated!  I’d also like to announce the winner of the free mini-session and package, and that goes to Andrea M who guessed 3:10pm! Congratulations to you, Andrea!  I’ll be in touch with you very soon and can’t wait to see you again!

One last thing, that I think is both poignant and bittersweet…today, by coincidence, happens to be the birthday of Alex, the brave little girl who created Alex’s Lemonade Stand.  She would have been 15 years old.  I wanted to share this video today that commemorates her life.  Her courage, optimism, and vision serve as an inspiration to us all…..

Thank you Alex, for letting us take part in your dream.

Win a Free Mini-Session by guessing what time we reach our $1000 goal…

$650 and Climbing!

My winter fundraiser is well underway and we’re over half way to our goal of raising $1000 in donations to the pediatric cancer foundation…

Christine DeSavino Photography's donation page to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

Raise Awareness and…

Win a Free Mini-Session & Photo Package!

To help spread the word, I am giving away a free Mini-Portrait-Session & Photo Package to one lucky family. Read on for details…

To have a chance at winning, all you have to do is take a guess as to what time of day we will pass the $1,000 mark in donations. Right now we’re just over half way, but you can see our current donation status here.

To enter, just leave me a comment either on my facebook page or below this post stating the time of day (ie. 3:37pm) that you think we will surpass $1000. The actual day does not matter – the time is all that is needed in your guess.  If there is a tie, the first to guess wins.

Yes, you can ENTER TWICE! Just take a different guess on both sites (facebook & blog) and whoever guesses the closest time will win! (Mini-Session cannot be in lieu of previously scheduled session; however, the mini-session is transferrable. Session must take place in my normal working area of Northern NJ, the NYC metro area, and LBI/Jersey Shore.)

The mini-session will consist of a 1/2 hour photo session with 10-12 images in an online gallery from which the winner can select.  The package will include the following prints: 1 11×14, 2 8×10’s, and 4 5×7’s!

Also, when we reach our $1000 goal in donations, I’ll be giving away a complete portrait session and photo collection to a family affected by pediatric cancer, so come join me now in this great cause:

Fight Pediatric Cancer with Christine DeSavino Photography


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