Urban Photo Session - Northern New Jersey

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Child Photography

Well...clearly I am going to be very bias on these two because they are #mylittleloves! Bella and Jake are not only my niece and nephew but they are my best buds! I'm the cool aunt....the aunt who is ALWAYS taking their pictures! HA! I am so lucky that they cooperate with me when we have a session. I'd say I probably document their lives about 2-3 times a year so it's so amazing to see how much they have grown and matured!Bella is just stunning! She is such a beautiful young girl...both inside and out. She... read more.

Gigi Communion Session - Scotch Plains, NJ

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Child Photography

Ahhh....another beautiful communion session! I loved my back-to-back sessions last week with these young ladies. This session took place at Gigi's home and I arrived right when she finished getting ready. I walked in the door and she looked like a mini bride. Absolutely stunning!We captured this special time in Gigi's life all over her home, so she was nice and relaxed and we had a lot of fun. I love that we even got some fun shots of her as mom let me know she is not always thrilled to be in a dress! I lov... read more.

Emmy Communion Session - Scotch Plains, NJ

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Child Photography

What a fun morning I had with Emmy and her mom last weekend! We held our session at Emmy's church where she made her Holy Communion just a few weeks ago. I LOVE the fact that this was the church her mom grew up in also....how special. We had a beautiful morning, the sun was shining and the dew was still kissing the leaves. It was honestly one of the first days where it really felt like spring here in Northern New Jersey.Emmy was so much fun...she had some great ideas and went along with anything I suggested... read more.

Addison Joan - 6 Month Session - In-Home Studio

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Child Photography

I...Can't....Even!I am sooo happy with how these photo's came out of Little Miss Addison. At just six months old, she rocked her session. I love the simplicity of it. The lighting was amazing in my studio that afternoon. And her little faces and smiles just completed everything.6-month sessions I think are so important to document. There are so many milestones happening; sitting on their own, starting to crawl, lots of belly laughs and of course, the chubby legs are still around! I also think doing the sess... read more.

Jackson - Verona Park, Verona NJ

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Child Photography

I had such a FUN morning with Jackson at Verona Park last weekend! When we first arrived, we found out there was a 5K starting in just about ten minutes but you'd never know there were hundreds of people there about to run a race.   Jackson was shy for about 3 seconds! After a few clicks of the camera....we became best friends. We raced to the trees, made silly faces, looked for fish and danced around a garden. It was just me and him and we had so much fun!      Jacks... read more.

Stylized Session - Ramapo New Jersey

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Child Photography

You know, sometimes when you have an idea, and you just have to run with it. And this was my idea. And boy am I so happy I ran with it.I posted a casting call over the summer and was sooo happy with the response I got from it. So many people contacted me, interested in having their daughter photographed, by ME. It was so hard to choose from all the inquires but one lucky gal was chosen and I think she was the most perfect fit. She had such a sweet personality, a bit quite but willing to give anything a shot... read more.

The LeMay Family - Morristown, New Jersey

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Child Photography, Family Photography

Ohhh The LeMay Family....soooo much fun! We had a perfect morning for a family session! Jackson is turning 2 and he was just the cutest! He was such a ham for the camera....I LOVED it!    The LeMay's live out in Pennsylvania and I am so honored that they choose me, AGAIN, to photograph their family! We met at a beautiful location and just played around and captured some awesome memories. Jackson was non-stop running and exploring which is just a perfect way for a two year old to be. Last... read more.

Tommy Is ONE! Franklin Lakes Photographer, New Jersey

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Child Photography, Family Photography

Tommy did not like being the center of attention....but if he was in mommy or daddy's arms...he was one happy boy! Tommy turned ONE just a few weeks back and I love that I got to capture this time in his life with his awesome parents.    We met at the Lorrimer Sanctuary in Franklin Lakes which is such a cute, little place. I love all the little nooks and crannies it has. And we were so lucky that the wife of the homeowner on the land came out with her adorable little boys and showed us s... read more.

Yale University Campus Session- Gianna Lily

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Child Photography, Family Photography

Well, what can I say? An Absolutely beautiful backdrop, and Adorable little lady, and an Awesome family...not much more is needed for a perfect photo session. I headed up to Hamden, CT to hold a family session at the beautiful campus of Yale University.   Gianna is only 2.5 years old and she is a natural in front of the camera. We did have to bribe her a few times with some candy, but hey, whatever works right. We headed to the campus of Yale as it holds a very special place for mom. She just... read more.

Sweet Summer Special with Shannon Mulligan Photography

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Child Photography, Family Photography

Hello Everyone!Happy Summer! I can't believe Summer 2015 has arrived. Time is just flying....but you know what they say...time flies when you're having fun! And I have been having ALOT of fun. I've had some awesome sessions these past two months! I've been getting so creative with Cake Smash sessions along with a few newborn sessions. There is nothing better than snuggling a newborn who is only 7-8 days old!But I am looking forward to some outdoor family/child sessions and that is why I am hosting a Sw... read more.