Family

The Merker, Williams & Martini Family Reunion!

Yesterday I was hired by my dear friend Ashley to photograph her family reunion. Held in Union Beach NJ, I took a ride with Ash and her husband Brett 45 minutes out of the city to celebrate the Merker side of her family. The oldest of four daughters, Ashley's immediate family is always a blast to hang out with, and her extended family didn't disappoint either. I truly had a wonderful day spent with a most excellent group of people (and amphibians!) all of whom are incredibly fun and photogenic. 

 

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The Merkers. Alexa, Laura, John, Ashley, Amanda and Alli.
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The entire group!

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Grandma Laura's immediate family.

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Steph rescued this diamondback terrapin turtle in Hurricane Sandy wreckage, right after it hatched. Next month, she is bringing it to a terrapin rescue in Cape May so it will be safely be reintroduced into the wild.

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Can you tell she's a nanny?

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Penny at two weeks old!

Yesterday I was lucky enough to meet the loveliest two-week-old baby, Penny. Born to my friend Colleen and her charming husband Andy, Penny is as precious as they come. It was incredibly exciting to see their brand new family function together; Andy and Colleen exhibited perfect team work during outfit changes and keeping Penny engaged, and she was her happiest snuggled up next to her parents. While editing this shoot, I was overwhelmed by the family's radiant energy and happiness, which I hope I captured in these photos. ImageImageImage

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