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The J Family | Ocean City NJ Family Beach Photos

Ocean City NJ family beach photos featuring the J Family are a favorite part of my job.  We have the best beaches in New Jersey. Everyone loves the natural setting that the beach allows for photos.  Ocean City‘s north end is one of my favorite photo session spots. The dunes have gorgeous dune grass with fencing, the pathways are scenic for group shots, and the lighting of the setting sun provides gorgeous highlights on faces and hair. And the ocean waves provide the backdrop and entertainment for the kids. It’s just hard trying to keep them from going in before the session is over.

This family did not disappoint in bringing the smiles and the silliness. We flexed and finessed our way into grins and smiles. Besides being a beautiful family, they came dressed to impress. I love when families coordinate outfits without looking too uniform. Every little girl loves a dress, and boys in a polo–you can never go wrong!

I love to let mom and dad get silly too! Plus sneaky tickles are a sure fire way to get a smile.  Lollipops work too, but almost everytime, kid who smile really good get ice cream after all the smiles. They earn it for sure. So do I!

If you are going to be down at the beach this summer, contact me to capture your family. Summer is almost here, and my dates are limited.



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Maggie’s First Communion | South Jersey Family Photographer

As a family photographer in South Jersey, I get asked to capture lots of a family’s special moments. Nothing is as special as being asked to capture a wonderful milestone like a communion.  Communion pictures are such a fun opportunity for boys and girls to dress up and model in the fancy clothes for a fun and relaxing time.  Often, the day of the ceremony, the church is crowded, with everyone trying to get their own pictures at the alter with the guest of honor.  The time is limited to right after the ceremony which usually needs to be done quickly so they can prepare for a new service. Doing a communion session privately alleviates all these pressures. I always encourage my clients to do it ahead of time.  For one, it serves as a dress rehearsal for the big day! Miss Maggie did a dry run of her darling outfit, veil, and hair. My models (ok, definitely the girls) love to dress up in the fancy dress or suit. It gives them a sense of comfort to be in that space and be familiar with the church, seating, etc.

As with any rehearsal, you find out, what works and what does not! For this session, Miss Maggie was getting her communion in a few days at Our Lady of Angels in Cape May Court House. The gardens were perfect for some posing outside. She looked darling in here dress, with veil. But what she was really into was her white gloves! She loved putting them on, and you can tell by her smile, she was having a blast!

Congrats Maggie! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day and I hope you loved everything about your day! You looked gorgeous!



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The Lee Family | Family Beach Photography in Avalon NJ

A session of family beach photography in Avalon NJ with the Lee Family of Laurence Harbor, NJ. Avalon is a premier vacation spot for many Main Line families, and has so many photography favorites of mine. It is on my top 5 favorite locations to shoot my beach portraits! The landscape is diverse in beach dunes, long paths, beautiful ocean shores, plus many paths have lots of vegetation and shade! There are a family of skunks that like to come and say hello on a certain street, but we tend to stay clear of their home so they are cool with me! Avalon has a famous tagline, Cooler by a Mile, but this phrase is more factual than just a slogan. Avalon beaches do reach out by about a mile so they are truthful with their claim. The town gets the ocean breeze close to a mile before any other barrier island so it’s cooler by a mile to say the least! The Lee family have two adventurous boys that led me on an exploration of some ocean habitats. We looked for lots of fossils and shells and enjoyed a bird nests along our path. I enjoyed their energy and hoped I captured the closeness these two boys have.



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Margate NJ Family Beach Photography | The Mazur Family

Margate NJ Family Beach Photography captured by Karrie Davis Photography. The Mazur Family really wanted to capture a pier in the background, Margate, New Jersey was my first choice. The Margate fishing pier jets out into the ocean and allows for a perfect background for the classic beach family portrait. The weather was perfect and while a tad windy, the ocean breeze felt like a wonderful fan with a beautiful salty smell that is home to many of us who grew up at the shore. I always try and get family group shots first, then move into individual shots, and lastly, water shots. Who doesn’t love putting their feet into the ocean???

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Family Portraits on the Beach, Ocean City NJ by Karrie Davis Photography

Family Portraits on the Beach, Ocean City NJ | Cousin Love

“Cousins are those childhood playmates who grow up to be forever friends!”

“A Cousin is a ready made friend for LIFE”

“A cousin is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost”  by Marion C Garretty

“Cousins are the perfect Best Friends”


This cousin session in Ocean City, NJ was a fun filled, sand getting in everywhere, water where their Moms had hope there was none, crazy fueled, beautiful mess. These kiddies had lots of energy and brought the love in this session. Their grandparents wanted a session with their grandkids, and bought each child a beautiful monogrammed shirt with their initials. We enjoyed sand castle making, running along the water, running in the water, exploring the lifeguard stand, and me trying to capture it all with my camera. But they delivered in funny smiles and tight hugs for each other. So much fun and so lucky to be able to capture their family bonds.


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