I love that I get to encourage laughing on the job!  It doesn’t always work, but it certainly did for this session.  These four kids were awesome…they were engaging, interesting, and just delightful.  They laughed easily, especially the girls, which not only makes my job easier but more fun.  And I’m all about fun on the job.  These portraits are a surprise Father’s Day gift from their mom to their dad and I just love that idea.

It’s always fun for me to try to capture each child’s unique beauty and I think you can see the different personalities shining through in these images…

Four beautiful siblings laughing - NJ Family Photographer

Girl on lawn laughing - NJ Child Photographer

Black and white of girl on lawn - NJ Child Photographer

Boy with leaves - NJ Child Photographer

Boy smiling with hands in pockets - NJ Child Photographer

 

Black and whit of girl sitting against stone wall - NJ Child Photographer

Girl with flower laughing - NJ Children

Handome boy with trees in background - NJ Children

Boy sits against stone wall - NJ Child Photographer

Family of four sits on stone wall - NJ Family Photographer

Black and white of four siblings on grass - NJ Family Photographer

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  • Krista - So beautiful Christine! Love the personality you captured and such a beautiful setting!!06/08/2011 – 2:07 pm

  • Misty - Oh my…I’m in love with the first black and white!! Dreamy! All your b&w processing is gorgeous…and sweet sweet looking children. Great gift idea!06/08/2011 – 5:20 pm

  • Penny - Dad is going to love this gift! The children did a great job, wonderful pictures.06/09/2011 – 8:53 am

Earlier this season we announced the first and second bloom of the season with our Baby’s First Year Plan & our Custom Gift Registry.  Well now we’d like to announce our third bloom of the season:


Blossom Three: a “Little-Bit-Older” Mini-Session

Storyboard of a precious 6 month old baby girl - NJ Baby Photographer Christine DeSavino

This session is specifically created for those parents who just can’t let a growth spurt slip by without capturing it.  Here’s how it works, after you have completed one full portrait session, you are eligible to add-on a special mini-session anytime within one calendar year.  This “Little-Bit-Older” session will include 10-15 images in a password protected gallery and will cost just $175.  For full details just contact me.

And keep checking back as new buds will be bursting all summer long here at our studio!

 

see all of our blossoms ~

see more of my newborn work ~

 

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  • Penny - These pictures are so good. She has the cutest smile and biggest blue eyes.06/09/2011 – 8:47 am

Six days young, this brand new little one was tiny and precious.  I kept marveling at his perfect features…they truly were.  He seemed a good sleeper too, so I thought I’d use the latest in my never-ending search for cool newborn props…a beautifully crafted wooden chair.  I love it – and I think he looks downright comfy in it too.  Look at his little smile.  He stayed peaceful and sleepy for the whole session…looking angelic in the different wraps and cocoons, but I just love how he looks in his daddy’s arms in the black and whites below.  And I daresay the last shot would bring a smile to almost anyone’s face.  Take a look and see…

 

Newborn smiles on fur and wooden chair - NJ Newborn Photographer
Newborn wrapped in bowl - NJ Newborn Photographer

Sleeping newborn on blanket - NJ Newborn Photographer

Newborn in peanut wrap - NJ Newborn Photographer

Newborn in daddy

Black and white of sleeping baby being held - NJ Baby Photographer

Newborn in cocoon - NJ Newborn Photographer

Newborn smiling in cocoon - NJ Newborn Photographer

 

 

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  • Sanna - Each one is my favorite! What can I say besides GREAT photos!06/03/2011 – 12:42 am

  • Penny - So tiny, so cute. Sleeping and smiling in the last picture, so precious! Wonderful pictures.06/03/2011 – 6:25 am

  • Bea - You keep growing as an artist. These capture the joy and awe of a newborn so completely. And, yes, the last one DID make me smile!06/03/2011 – 7:17 am

  • Julie Sowers - Oh My Goodness! Such a tiny peanut! He is just adorable. That last image is precious.06/03/2011 – 9:37 am

  • Mollie Kendall - oh my word, these are precious!! Fantastic shots Christine!06/03/2011 – 10:57 am

  • Megan - That last one is fabulous. What great work!06/03/2011 – 9:34 pm

  • ashley - What a sweet sweet session!!! Good stuff, Christine!! I miss you!06/06/2011 – 10:50 pm

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!

www.facebook.com/MyOlea

Olea
15 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
info@myolea.com

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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” ~

 

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If you live in the north east, you know you’re ready for summer.  It’s been a long, cold winter and a very wet spring and I think we’re all dreaming about some warm days in the sun with sand between our toes…

Well, it’s never too early to think about booking a beach session.  This family bravely booked theirs for the beginning of April.  Wow – that’s daring!  Miraculously, it was a balmy 55º with very little wind….what were the chances?  I must say it was quite beautiful.  LBI off-season is less crowded but no less special.  And there’s no line at The Black Whale either.

This mom’s objective was to get just one good shot of the whole family together…I think we more than succeeded.  Her twin girl and boy were not only adorable in looks but had the most endearing personalities as well.  Mom & Dad couldn’t have been cooler.  We had some real fun together….

Mom did a fabulous job of dressing and accessorizing.  I love that.  You can see how nicely denim photographs, and adding bows and fun jewelry can really enhance the look. I love her off-the-shoulder sweater also…

Beautiful girl on dunes & close up of her necklace - NJ Child Photographer

Girl on beach in white dress & accessories - NJ Beach Photographer

Beautiful girl on dunes - NJ Child Photograper

I love this boy’s vest – it makes him look like a little man!

Beautiful boy on dunes - NJ Child Photograper

Black and white of boy on gazebo - NJ Beach Photographer

Black and white of girl wearing bow - NJ Beach Photographer

Brother and sister on beach with parents in background - NJ Family Photographer

Twins on the beach - NJ Beach Photographer

Beautiful family on the beach - NJ Beach Photographer

Sister and brother look out at ocean - NJ Beach Photographer

Family on gazebo - NJ Beach Photographer

We start in Beach Haven, then drove up to “old Barney” to finish up the session…

Family portrait by the Barnegat Lighthouse - NJ Beach Photographer
We decided to get one of just mom and dad.  They were so laid back and easy to photograph…and WOW do I love how this one turned out!
Beautiful couple by the Barnegat Lighthouse - NJ Beach Photographer
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  • Misty - Ok, mom wins for best dressed family!! Just beautiful choices! I love how you caught the light so perfect that it made everything creamy ~ awesome work!05/06/2011 – 1:46 pm

  • Molly - O! M! G! These are stunning!! What a spectacular session! Each photo bears its own beauty, grace and sentiment………I love the color, I love the black & whites and the last one, what a treasure…..I would NEED all of these photos.05/06/2011 – 1:52 pm

  • lindey - fabulous christine! these kidlets are precious & i love the last one of mom & dad :o)05/06/2011 – 4:58 pm

  • Timothy Pham - what a beautiful family. great expressions captured in every photo!05/06/2011 – 6:06 pm

  • Mollie Kendall - just a GORGEOUS family!! …and your shots of them are stunning, Christine! Wonderful work, as always ?05/11/2011 – 1:38 pm

  • Julie Sowers - These are gorgeous!!!!! Everything about them is just beautiful! Family, clothing, location, lighting, colors, composition….all perfect!05/11/2011 – 4:00 pm

  • Cristina Coco - Such a great session Christine! I love the family shots and way to go on the OCF!!! That necklace is amazing too, you must have been excited to photograph that on her!!05/24/2011 – 8:10 am

  • Jessica - I love how light and airy these photos are. Oh to live near a beach. How lucky you are. The 2nd to last family shot is my favorite! New fan!05/25/2011 – 11:05 pm

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” ~

 

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  • ashley - love them all! i have missed coming here to see your fabulous work. i promise to visit more often!05/13/2011 – 6:11 pm

  • ashley - Okay that comment is not on the right post.. not sure how that happened. :(05/13/2011 – 6:11 pm

I had the pleasure of meeting these two adorable children not long ago…when it was a little too cold to venture outside.   They were beautiful, and I love the expressions they gave me…  For me it’s not always about the smiles… I mean, smiles are great and I do my best to capture some at every session, as you will see below.  But there is also something special about catching a more thoughtful expression that shows another side of your child’s personality.   I find these shots beautiful!  I guess for me it’s about capturing genuine expressions…nothing forced…no “say cheese” for example.  This older sister was a little shy at first.  She started to come out of her shell little by little and then once I started to photograph her brother, she got a renewed interest…funny how that happens with kids, right?

Anyway, this first one is one of my favorites…

Stunning girl peeks from behind a couch - NJ Child Photographer

An adorable smile…

Pretty girl in denim dress smiling - NJ Child Photographer

…but I just love her expression in this one!

Hands on chin - NJ Child Photographe

…and this!

Beautiful girl in profile - NJ Child Photographer

This little guy is so adorable and also gave us a variety of expressions…

Adorable baby boy sits up and smiles - NJ Baby Photographer

Baby boy crawling - NJ Baby Photographer

Love it!

Big smile - NJ Children

Adorable boy - NJ Baby Photographer

What a beautiful pair!

Sister and baby brother on the couch - NJ Children

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  • Molly - Whether an engaging glance or reflective gaze, these are very expressive….. beautiful…….just beautiful! I LOVE the third one, the eight and the last!05/04/2011 – 8:01 am

  • David - I love these! What beautiful children!05/04/2011 – 9:30 am

  • Tahti-yana - Thanx all for the lovely comments! It was a great pleasure working with Christine, I can’t wait to buy frames to go with theses lovely photos;)05/04/2011 – 11:12 am

  • Cristina - I am loving that first one – what a face! Beautiful Christine!05/04/2011 – 12:13 pm

  • Kara May - Oh this little girl is so stunning!!! You did an awesome job – I love these Christine!05/05/2011 – 12:23 am

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