The Life in Pixels Blog

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Welcome to the Life in Pixels Photography blog! We are a maternity, newborn, children, and family portrait photography studio located in Bridgewater, NJ. Our clients are spread out throughout New Jersey, as well as NYC and eastern Pennsylvania, and we are available for both in-studio and on-location portrait sessions.

In our blog you will find information pertaining to our studio, highlights from recent sessions, as well as exclusive promotions and limited edition sessions we are offering. We also cover family-friendly topics such as local events, activities, and advice for parents of young children. 

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Dear Moms, This Post is For You
Monday, May 07, 2018
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Dear moms, this post is for you - for the tired, worn out, scatterbrained women who rarely get the credit they deserve. Being a mom is a full-time job, and many of us work a second job on top of being a mom. We don't get time for ourselves, we don't get time to go to the bathroom, we don't get time to think, we just don't get time - ever.From the moment we decided to become mothers, it became about someone other than ourselves. It became about our children. They became our world. They became our everything. We capture moments of their lives every day- when they're playing on the playground, having a tickle fight with daddy, or finally getting along with their brothers and/or sisters. We capture it all.But what are we left with? We wind up with thousands and thousands of photographs of our children with other members of our family, and we get left behind because more often than not, we're the ones taking the pictures. So moms, please, I'm begging you. Prioritize yourself once in awhile. You don't want to look back on your life in ten years, looking through family albums and wondering why you are absent from all of the photographs. Ask dad to take the photos sometimes, and make it a habit to get a family portrait taken on a yearly basis. Because we all know that these days are fleeting, and they grow so fast. Don't look back on your life regretting what you didn't ...

What Does It Mean To Be a Professional Photographer?
Friday, May 04, 2018
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The term "professional photographer" gets thrown around a lot, but what exactly does it mean? Recently I asked several people what they thought went into being a professional photographer. The answers included things like, "being paid to photograph a subject", "having knowledge of their industry", and "knowing how to take technically solid photographs".Are these answers bad? No. These are all parts of being a professional photographer, but they are only parts. What most people don't take into account are the business logistics that go into being a professional photographer.To be a professional photographer, one must also be a licensed business. This requires registering with your state and/or county. This means paying taxes on your income. This means (hopefully) having insurance in the event of an emergency. There are actual laws in place that professional photographers need to be following if they want to pursue this profession. In America, any individual making money from photography is subject to both state and federal income tax on an annual or quarterly basis. There are also state and local licenses that must be obtained to operate legally in your area. Being able to take a photograph and being a professional photographer are not the same thing. Anyone charging pennies for a photoshoot where the client receives all of the images is likely not abiding by the ...

Newborn Promotion Offered by Life in Pixels in Bridgewater
Thursday, April 26, 2018
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Are you expecting? If so, we have some great news for you! Life in Pixels Photography is currently running a special promotion ideal for expectant mothers! From now until June 30st, we are offering complimentary mini cake smash or maternity sessions for anyone who books a newborn session through us! Whether you book an individual session, or one of our baby plans, you will receive a $200 credit towards the products or digital negatives of your choice, all on us! Just so you know, you don't need to book your session for any date between now and June 30th, you just have to book your session between those dates in order to be eligible for this promotion. What are you waiting for? Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation and schedule your newborn session with Life in Pixels Photography! 

Introduction to DSLR Photography Workshop
Sunday, March 11, 2018
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Hello everyone! It is getting to be that time of year again where the weather gets nicer, days get longer, and the temperatures get warmer. This also means it is time for us at Life in Pixels Photography to begin holding workshops on a regular basis again, beginning with our upcoming Introduction to DSLR Workshop on March 17th, 2018 at Colonial Park in Somerset, New Jersey.This workshop is really designed for people who have little to no experience taking their DSLR's off the automatic setting. We aim to have everyone shooting on full Manual by the end of the workshop. You will gain a technical, theoretical, and practical understanding of how a successful image comes together. We will cover topics such as:Choosing your ISO;Choosing an aperture;The effects of different shutter speeds;The proper way to compose an image;Most importantly, you will learn how all these things come together in harmony--through both lecture as well as hands-on instruction. We always like to end with a half-hour question and answer session, to best ensure everyone has a grasp on the material. We also take everyone's email addresses and send digital copies of a detailed overview of all the information we covered, as well as some additional tips and tricks. At Life in Pixels Photography we believe in the value of photography in all shapes and sizes, which is ...

Limited Edition Fairytale Princess Sessions at Colonial Park in Somerset, NJ
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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After all the love we received in response to our last princess session, we have decided to hold limited edition sessions this upcoming March. The dates are the 24th and the 25th, a Saturday and Sunday, and we will be limiting the number of bookings to five sessions per day. During the session, your child will get to have a magical portrait experience with the Disney princess of their choice. We have teamed up with Fairytale Fantasy Princess Parties for this event and they have a wide array of princesses to choose from, including Elsa, Anna, Cinderella, Belle, Moana, Alice and the Mad Hatter, Merida, Arielle, and more!For only $300, you will receive a 30 minute portrait session with the princess of your choice, along with three digital images from your session, selected from your own private online gallery. Additional images and products can be purchased in addition to your session fee. This is truly an incredible experience that you and your child will never forget. Fairytale Fantasy Princess Parties does an incredible job, and every session the kids walk away feeling like they truly met their favorite princess. Because this is a limited edition series, we have a small number of slots available for both dates. If you are interested in a session, we recommend reserving your time slot as soon as possible. Contact us for more information or to book your ...