The Zaro Family - Rutgers University - New Jersey

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Family Photography

What a super fun session! I was so excited when Missy reached out to me about documenting her and her hubby with their daughter! I especially LOVED when she mentioned wanting to do it at an Thomas Sweet Ice Cream shop right near Rutgers University in New Jersey.Missy and Josh met at Thomas Sweet back in college and now they are married 7 years and have a beautiful baby girl who is just a little over 3 months! I have known Missy since kindergarten and it was sooo great to document this time in their lives. W... read more.

The Burke Family - Wayne, NJ

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Family Photography

What a wonderful night we had! No one thought it would be near 90 degrees at 6 p.m. on Friday of Memorial Day Weekend but it was one of the hottest night's of the year. But the Burke family was AWESOME. We met at a beautiful park in Wayne, NJ and had a lot of fun. Charlotte and Lauryn were so much fun. I loved capturing their unique personalities and I bet you can see them in these images. These two sisters truly love one another and I can tell they always have a lot of fun together. Mom and Dad also rocked... read more.

The Virdo Family - Fort Lee, NJ - NJ Lifestyle Session

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Family Photography

What a fabulous family! I had so much fun meeting them all last week! One family flew in from CA and the other from Holland to spend some time with their 93 year old dad. We held the session in a condo overlooking the NYC Skyline...hello beautiful view!I approached this session as a storytelling session. I didn't want too many posed images so I kind of just let the day go nice and casually. I wanted to capture this special time for everyone, as if I weren't even there. I loved all the laughter and joy this... read more.

NJ Christmas Tree Farm Fun - Long Valley, NJ

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Family Photography

What an awesome morning we had! The sun was shining, there was a bit of briskness in the air, and Maverick was the cutest little guy running around the Christmas Tree Farm. We met at Plut's Tree Farm in Long Valley NJ and it was such a cute place. You get to walk around and enjoy all the wonderful trees, and all you have to do was call someone over and they cut your tree of choice!Before the perfect tree was spotted, we played and captured some awesome memories. Maverick had so much fun exploring the trees... read more.

The Chetta Family - Bergen County NJ Photographer

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Family Photography

What a fun, fun session! We met at a new location to both of us and loved exploring it on a mild, autumn afternoon! The Chetta's looked awesome. Their outfits were on point and little Miss Ava was looking cuter than ever!Last time I saw Ava was for her Cake Smash session and she was draped in pearls and surrounded by Tiffany's boxes. Today she had on the cutest dress and leggings and just loved running around the park, being a sassy little thing!We met about an hour before sunset and I am so happy we did. T... read more.

The Kim Family - Lifestyle Session - Northern NJ

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Family Photography

I am in LOVE with this session.DJ is only 3 months old and he did so well. He went with the flow and did not fuss once. We had him in 4 different outfits (in about 30 min) and not once did he make a peep! Not going to lie though, once we were done with the session, he passed out in mom & dad's arms. Soooo cute. No one said modeling was easy!We had such a fun morning! The sun came into the living room perfectly and really accented the wonderful decor The Kim's have. And it was so nice to sit with them af... read more.

The Gaines Family - Fall Session - Wayne, NJ

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Family Photography

The Gaines Family---one of my favorites. I am so lucky to be able to see this family quite a few times a year, and as each session comes and goes, I am already looking forward to our next one! I've been photographing The Gaines for about 3 years now, from family sessions, a newborn session and even a super fun Cake Smash session. This one session is probably to date, the best one yet.     Everyone had a smile on their face (even Dad who just flew in that morning from traveling for w... read more.

Hudson turns ONE! - Whippany, New Jersey

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Family Photography

I love exploring new locations! This was the first time I was at the Whippany Railroad Museum and it was AWESOME. We got there nice and early so we have the WHOLE place to ourselves. It was adorable....and speaking of adorable...look who's turning ONE!    Hudson was not giving smiles away during our session, but we still had so much fun! Mom did awesome with the outfits and props! I LOVE his little party hat and tie with a big 1 on it. Sooo cute. I love all the textures we found at the m... read more.

Liberty State Park - Family Session - Jersey City, NJ

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Family Photography

 WOW-what a beautiful family! I LOVED working with The Tinsman Family last weekend at Liberty State Park in Jersey City. When Shannon (pretty awesome name huh?!) and I first started chatting about locations, she mentioned something rustic. And then a few emails later, she came back with a more urban feel, some place that would represent the whole family. And I don't think she could have chosen a better location.  We met early on a Saturday morning and for about 15 minutes we were the only one... read more.

The Mirko Family - Family Photographer - Wayne, NJ

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Family Photography

Can these two sisters get any cuter?? I LOVED seeing the Mirko Family again. I'm so happy we had a picture perfect morning at a beautiful spot in their hometown. The last time I saw this family it was a bitter cold day in November so a warm summer morning was perfect.     From the minute we arrived, the girls were ready to get their picture taken. Little Peyton was the best. She posed and smiled and really showed her true spirit. Carlee is growing up to be such a little lady and was... read more.