Articles by Shannon Mulligan

Maternity Session in Morristown, NJ – Documenting Life

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Newlywed’s Mr. and Mrs. Webb had the most perfect day in February for their maternity session. Ok, maybe it was a little windy but the sun was warm and it was not snowing, so that’s always a plus when photographing outside in the middle of winter!Our first session was cancelled due to terrible weather, and between then and this past weekend, Melissa and Matt got married at the most beautiful, rustic location. I was literally stalking social media to check out all the updates on the couple’... read more.

In Home Session – Wayne, NJ – A Chapter in your Life Session

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What an awesome in-home session with super cute 8-month old Addison and her parents!I arrived at their home nice and early on a sunny Saturday morning! It was a chilly morning but the sun was sooo warm and welcoming – especially since the weekend before we had an ice storm during our scheduled session so we had to reschedule. Everything happens for a reason right?! I could not have asked for better natural lighting during our session!It was breakfast time when I arrived and Addison was enjoying a home... read more.

Yardly, PA Newborn – Chapter in your Life Session

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I want to take you on a little journey of this newborn session – sit back and relax and enjoy the images!I got a voicemail from Mom on Superbowl Sunday calling to tell me she was due with baby #2 in about a week or so and that she’d love for me to come out to their home and document their soon to be family of 4. Of course I said yes and we started chatting via email about the session!I met The LeMay family in 2014 when they headed out to my studio for their son’s Cake Smash session. I then... read more.

Ellie - 9-Months - Towaco, New Jersey

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Oh Ellie – the cutest little 9-month old there is! I saw Ellie three months ago at her last session and she is getting so big. She went from sitting up and tummy time last session to crawling and pulling herself up. I love that I am able to capture all these milestone as they happen.This session was all shot in Ellie’s nursery which I loved! It was about 30 degrees outside so it was the perfect day to stay in and play – and the lighting was perfect due to bright sun and blue skies. This is... read more.

Olivia – Newborn Session in Old Tappan

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My first newborn session of 2017 was perfect. I am LOVING the way it came out.It’s always a bit nerve wracking when I pick up my camera after a few weeks of not shooting (always slow around the holidays/New Year) and I was so happy to kick off the year with a family I’ve photographed in the past. The last time I saw them was at their older daughter’s newborn session in 2015. I was beyond excited when Mom contacted me again to set up a session to document their newest addition to their fami... read more.

17 Goals for 2017 - Northern New Jersey

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Whoa, it's been a while since I've blogged! WOW! I took a much needed break and I am now back in the groove of things. My last session of 2016 was mid-December and I am so excited to start shooting again. I've got a few sessions lined up for late January and early February so in no time at all, I'll be back to shooting, blogging and sharing!I usually post a New Years blog with my goals so I wanted to continue with that tradition (just a few days late ha!)  I'm taking a six-month course with the super f... read more.

A Chapter In Your Life Session - Mahwah, New Jersey

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This Mom and Son session was the absolute perfect session to wrap up 2016 for me! It was a warmer December morning and we lucked out with the sun being nice and warm, so we headed outside for a while. Rachel lives on the Ramapo River so the backdrop for this session was like no other. We hung out in nature along the river and had a lot of fun.Ben is 4 and let me tell you, the energy he had for an early Sunday morning was like no other. Mom and I had to keep up with him but the images I captured of him being... read more.

Decorating the Christmas Tree - Oak Ridge, NJ

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Wow - this was one of the quickest booking sessions I've had in a long time. Ashley reached out to me one afternoon about a unique holiday session for her and her husband, and within hours, we had a date/time picked out and the session was booked. It's always awesome when things just work out perfectly. And it didn't end there. Their holiday session came out adorable, I could not be happier.Ashley wanted me to document her and husband, along with their super cute pup decorating the tree and getting ready fo... read more.

In-Home Holiday Session - Cliffside Park, New Jersey

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Even if it was windy, cold, cloudy, or snowy day, I knew this session would work out wonderfully because I was invited to document the everyday of the holiday season for this family in the comfort of their own home. While others worry about it being too cold, or the kids not wanting to be out in the wind, I get to sit back and relax and document families nice and toasty in their own home! That just ONE of the many reason's I love documentary sessions. It takes a lot of stress out of the session for the fami... read more.

A Short Story in Rockaway, NJ - Shannon Mulligan Photography

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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 ev... read more.