Posts in Holidays

SMP Holiday Round Up - 2015 - NJ Photographer

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Holidays

Over the past two months, I've been photographing families at their holiday sessions. I have been extra careful not to share toooo many images from these sessions because you never know which photo they will choose as their 2015 Holiday Card Photo! I would never want to ruin the surprise, so I've held off on sharing. Since its mid-December, I am thinking most cards/gifts have gone out, so I wanted to share one of my favorite images from all of our holiday sessions.From the Holiday Mini Sessions with the awe... read more.

Daniel - Child Photographer - Holiday Session - New Jersey

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Child Photography, Family Photography, Holidays

At only four months old, Daniel was such a little ham! I had so much fun photographing him and his family last week! This was the first time I met the Barzola's and I felt like I had known them forever. They were such a sweet, sweet family!   Mom came super prepared with outfits and ideas, and we just ran with it. Daniel was up for anything...we had him in a bucket, in a box, in another bucket, wrapped in lights and snuggled up to mom in a wonderful family photo! Daniel was such an amazing li... read more.

Gaven - Holiday Session - North Haledon, NJ

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Child Photography, Family Photography, Holidays

Oh Gaven....such an adorable little guy, full of smiles! The last time I saw Gaven, he was just three months old and he was part of a generational photo session with fifteen people! This time around, it was just him, mom & dad. Mom came with tons of cute outfits and ideas which turned into amazing photos. I was so happy with this in-home studio holiday session! Gaven was up for ANYTHING and did not once fuss. I love that I was able to capture a few pictures of the whole family also. We got to sneak outs... read more.

Alexa - Holiday Session - Child Photographer - North Haledon, NJ

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Child Photography, Holidays

Big Blue Eyes....Christmas Lights and Colorful Tutu's....what more do you need for a perfect in-home studio holiday session? I was so excited when Lindsey contacted me about setting up a session for her little gal, Alexa. She showed me one photo and I ran with it and I think it was spot on. Alexa was mesmerized by the click of my shutter, so getting her to look my way was no problem at all. She was a perfect little doll.    It was also great to see mom and dad, as we have not seen them i... read more.

Holiday Mini Session - Franklin Lakes, NJ - Family Photographer

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Child Photography, Family Photography, Holidays

Well....another successful mini session in the books. We had beautiful weather, a great location, and tons of smiles. Our original date was rained out and I am so happy it was. We could not have asked for a nicer November morning! The mini session was held at The Lorrimer Sanctuary in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. This has become one of my favorite new locations. It has a ton of backdrops, a bridge, a barn and super cute trails! The kids just love it. I can't wait to head back in the spring, I just know the f... read more.

DIY Bunting Fall Banner - Guest Blog - Crafting Mommy of Two

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in DIY Photo Props , Family Photography, Holidays

I was so excited when Robin from Crafting Mommy of Two asked me to be her October Guest Blogger! Robin is a stay-at-home mom of two beautiful little girls, a crafter, a knitter, and a Disney lover! I've known Robin for quite a few years now and I am so happy we've staying in touch now that she's moved out to California!When Robin approached me about being a guest blogger, I immediately knew I wanted to do a DIY Photo Prop project. Just a few weeks ago, I held my Fall mini sessions and of course I crafted a... read more.

Homemade Mother's Day Gifts - Shannon Mulligan Photography - North Haledon, NJ

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Child Photography, Family Photography, Holidays

Have you shopped yet for Mother's Day? It's only 3 days away!! There is still time...believe me! Why not make a homemade gift for mom. Homemade gifts don't have to take a lot of time nor do you have to spend a lot of money! I made both of these gifts for each under $10. And they took me less than 30 min. to complete. I'm sure you can find time in the next three days to whip up a great gift for mom. Or have the kids make these for grandma or an aunt. Homemade gifts in my eyes are one of the best gifts!... read more.

DIY Photo Props and Kissing Booth - North Haledon, NJ

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in DIY Photo Props , Holidays

Ahhhh my first DIY blog about some of the homemade props I made for the Kissing Booth Valentine's Day session I held last weekend in my in-home studio! I have always been a crafty person, so it is just in my nature to combine my love of photography and crafting. As I posted in my New Year's Resolution blog, I wanted to start customizing my sessions more, so what better way than a Kissing Booth for Valentine's Day!Of course I set out to Pinterest to start gathering some ideas! One of the first things I saw w... read more.

Valentine's Day Session - Bella & Jake - North Haledon, NJ

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Child Photography, Holidays

This is the last session for Valentine's Day week, but not the last blog post...Tomorrow I will have a DYI Photo Session blog and then back by popular demand a food blog! I have decided that I am going to regularly do my food blog under "Food For Thought Fridays"....where each food blog will have an idea/story behind it, so you get to know me a little better!But enough about Thursday and Friday....let's check out these two cuties! Bella and Jake are near and dear to my heart as they are my niece and nephew!... read more.

Valentine's Day Session - Eva & Noah - North Haledon, NJ

By Shannon Mulligan, Posted in Child Photography, Holidays

The second session up on the blog from last weekend's Valentine's Day Session is Eva and Noah! How stinkin' cute are they? This brother and sister duo were just perfect! They absolutely loved posing together! Eva's outfit was by far the most fabulous ever....her tutu and leg warmers were a perfect fit for this Valentine's set up! Mom even drew a sparkly heart on her cheek to go with the theme! And Noah's heart bow-tie and suspenders topped it all off!I had so much fun with these two....we chatted a lot and... read more.