Tuesday, May 31, 2011

First Birthday Party

On Saturday, we attended a first birthday party for this adorable little girl!  Sydney is the daughter of very close friends of ours.  I just had to share this one.  She looks like a super star!

And here is one of Sydney's first cousins, Boden.  I love the eyes.  He looks so soulful! 

Montclair Session

Last Saturday, I had a session with two adorable children. We met at the Van Vleck House in Montclair, NJ.  This was my first time here and a perfect place for a session with two curious kids!  The kids really enjoyed exploring the grounds.   Jules is 3 and loves bugs, especially beetles!  She found lots of bugs in the gardens--that made her very happy!

And here's her little brother, Nino.  He just turned a year old.  How cute is he???

There are lots more photos on my facebook page.  Check it out!  Are you a fan yet?

But here's one more of Jules and Nino together!

Summer sessions are booking up fast!  I am all booked up for the month of June and for the beginning of July.  As a reminder, I'm offering a special if you book a session by June 30 and use it by August 15.  The session will be discounted from $125 to $100 and I am offering a disc of 25-30 photos on a disc for an additional $50.  Once again, you must book your session by June 30 to get this special offer.  After that, I will be offering print packages instead of the disc. 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Graduation Photos

On Sunday, my "baby" sister graduated from college.  Okay, I guess she's not really a baby any longer--not only is Ashley a college graduate but she's getting married in a year and a half!  Anyway, I wanted to share a few photos I took. 

The weather wasn't too nice on Sunday--it rained for much of the day but I found a park with a big gazebo where I took most of the photos. 

These are just a few of the great shots we got!  Our graduate is very photogenic!  I just love how these photos are fun, beautiful and natural-looking!  I still remember my senior portrait from high school...with a lime green background! 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mother's Day Photos

I hope everybody had as lovely a Mother's Day as I did!  It was a beautiful day and it was really nice to spend the day with our families.  I thought I'd share a couple of the cute photos I got.  :)

This is our sweet niece, Kayla!  In a few more months, she's going to have a little sister!  We're so excited!

And here's one of my mom and my 20 month old daughter, Emma!  I just love this one!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Earth Fest at Heaven Hills Farm

I spent a wonderful Sunday afternoon with my family at Heaven Hill Farm in Vernon, NJ.  They were having Earth Fest that day and it was completely free so we went to check it out!  What a cute farm--they have farm animals, hayrides, and a cute farm store.  There were also lots of vendors set up, a big giant slide and lots of room to run around and play! 

                                            Picking flowers for his mother for Mother's Day

                                                              Playing in the "corn box"

                                         Daddy shared a blue lollipop with Emma!

Monday, May 2, 2011

A Spring Sunday

We had an absolutely gorgeous weekend and what better way to spend a Sunday morning than in a park in Sparta with this beautiful family.

Okay, so maybe I AM biased because they are actually cousins of mine!  But I think these kids are two of the cutest kids I know!  Vincent is 3 years old and was so much fun to photograph!

Vincent is also a GREAT big brother to one-year-old Alaina.  Poor Alaina wasn't feeling great so it was hard to coax a smile out of her.

I absolutely love this one of Alaina and her mommy--they both look so beautiful!


Welcome to my brand new blog!  My name is Marisa and I'm so excited to be starting up Baby Bear Photography!  I specialize in natural light photography, babies, children, maternity and family shoots.  I wear many hats--wife, mother of an almost-two-year-old, teacher, co-leader of the Sussex County chapter of the Holistic Moms Network.  Photography is a true passion of mine!  I love that in a nanosecond, I can capture a moment that will be with you for a lifetime. 

Please check out and "like" my facebook page for updates, recent photos and a special I'm offering if you book a session by June 30!