A Short Story in Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography

A Short Story in Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography

By Shannon Mulligan
Posted in on December 13, 2016

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When your two passions come together in one day, you know it's going to be an amazing day! This session was gifted to this family from their sister and I could not have been more excited when she mentioned to me everything about the family!

A family of 5 super adorable kids, who are homeschooled and live on a wonderful piece of land where they raise pigs, chickens, ducks, goats, pheasants, a peacock and two family dogs. They also had a HUGE garden and one of the best swing sets/jungle gyms/pirate ship's I ever did see in someone's backyard. And to think they were only 20 miles from me. It's truly amazing how diverse New Jersey really is! And honestly, what an amazing gift. The gift of photographers is something so thoughtful and something a family can cherish for years to come.

The day was one to remember. The kids played around the house and helped Mom and Dad prep dinner which would be served later on during our session. We went outside to feed the animals and play on the swings. The sun was setting as we were out there and the glow just captured these moments in time perfectly. We then headed inside to have a little Play-Doh time, and then it was off to their in-home chapel for Saturday night mass. A priest was invited to hold mass in their home and it was truly so special to be able to be a part of it. After mass, we all headed back to the kitchen for some cocktails while the last of dinner was being prepared. The family then sat down and enjoyed a lovely dinner and conversation. By the time I knew it, it was time for PJ's and bed time for the littlest one. I can't believe how much we did in about 6+ hours but the story told will be forever documented for this family.

More sessions like this have to take place - these images are real - no posing or props and tell a story of this family. I'd love to tell your story so if you are interested, please be sure to reach out!

Happy Holidays! 

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

 

A Short Story Session - Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography #shanmullphoto

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