Posts Categorized: Portraiture

Maple Sugaring in New Jersey

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‘Tis the season—to go maple sugaring! For families with a sweet tooth looking for something fun to do this winter, check out these places around NJ with maple-sugaring events, so you can see how the real thing is collected and made and taste-test different varieties around the state. You might even come home with a… Read more »

A Family is Born: Newborn Sessions

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One thing there was no shortage of last year was new families! We have seen so many newborns and their families for this amazing spot of joy in 2020. We are fortunate to have a perfect daylight studio for doing these sessions- fully sanitized, private, and climate-controlled so that families can relax and capture gorgeous… Read more »

Navigating Kid Stuff: A Chat with Amy Mockbee and Emily Boucher of Work and Play

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As the shape of education has changed dramatically over the last year parents are looking for solutions for educating children of all ages. For parents with very young children the issues of how much time should be spent on traditional educating and play and socialization can be amazingly challenging. I reached out to a client,… Read more »

Squash: A Primer for the Holidays

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Winter squash is here in array and abundance. Great for any time, especially Thanksgiving, it actually beats sweet potatoes with fewer calories per serving and lower carb and sugar counts, as well. Quick to prepare, these squash can be served as a side or as a main course vegetarian dinner! Here are some ideas by… Read more »

Holiday 2020: Shop Differently

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The days of Black Friday deals and strolling stores will likely be shelved for 2020 to keep us safe from crowded situations. Now is the perfect time to draft a plan for getting holiday shopping done safely. We have a few thoughts: 1- Shop local! Small businesses are struggling, especially restaurants. Consider the gift of… Read more »

Salted Caramel Apple Galette

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Prep Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes Yield: 1 galette; about 8 servings As delicious and impressive as pie, but half the work! This salted caramel apple galette is the easiest fall dessert. Ingredients 1 and 1/2 cups (190g) all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (115g; 1 stick)… Read more »

Best NJ Fall Foliage Hikes Near Hoboken and Jersey City

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  As the temperature cools and the leaves start to change, there’s no better way to embrace the season than to get outside and explore the nature around you. New Jersey is home to miles upon miles of beautiful hiking trails, many of which offer the stunning New York City skyline views unique to our state…. Read more »

Holiday Cards They’ll Keep

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You want a holiday card that makes a statement. We’ve thought through the envelope (those colors! The look of hand-addressing in light inks) but what we wanted was- weight. A sense of receiving a keepsake. A printed card this thick and luxurious will be displayed by all who receive it and saved as a treasured… Read more »