2017 Mini Sessions $195 Includes 30 minute session, at least 5 edited images, your own private web link for your photos & a full print release. The Fir Farm in Colts Neck, NJ www.thefirfarm.com Featuring the rusty handsome fellow pictured above, some buffalo plaid blankets & you! Sat 11/11 & Sun 11/12 *some time slots already filled* *openings available* Email me at nsdolan@yahoo.com or call/text me at 732.859.6183

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Not MY backyard actually – their backyard!  But I’ve been thinking about this concept for a while now & this session was like the last piece of the puzzle.  I will make an announcement about these special sessions soon!   I was invited to come photograph the whole awesome family as a Mother’s Day gift.  Elyse is a treasured friend that I’ve kept in touch with in spite of moving hours & hours away & big job changes for both… Read more »

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I have a soft spot for sisters. Ever since my own daughter became a big sister I’ve been sensitive to the tenderness between oldest & littlest, especially with an age gap wide enough to stall squabbles. (For now, true true. haha)  I’m the baby in my own family, lucky to have big sisters I can lean on, so I get it.  I think for a long time I did not, but I do now.  And in these two, I see… Read more »

How do you handle big changes?   I’ve had some doozies in the last 5 or so years.  My quick answer would be to say I roll with it, because I do.  Any other option is just torturing yourself, right?  Resist all you like with mule braying & pouting, or better yet with minute planning & exacting details (laugh & laugh & laugh), but things change anyway. When I roll, I put myself to work.  If I’m not careful I’m a bit… Read more »

Time flies. I feel pretty lucky every time I schedule a family session. Its so obvious & fun to get pictures of the children, capturing how they are growing up, the gummy smiles, their big exaggerated tears, all the overall sentimental cuteness.  Its easy to forget as parents to get in the picture because we’re all, um… grown up. But really, what a blur life can be with three small kids under your belt.  Twins boys!  And a baby brother! And yet… Read more »

My family is getting ready to move! The husband landed his dream job & we will be relocating to the Trenton/Philly area.  We just signed a lease on a cute house with a big back yard & finally have a move-in date. -Whew- But I will still be here in the Williamsport area til early August 2015. Til then all portrait SESSION FEES are $75 That’s more than half off I hope we can squeeze in some time together Let me know!… Read more »

It felt warm & sunny.   On this in between-seasons kind of day, we headed for a park with a graceful weeping willow, a wet creek for rock throwing & left our jackets at home. Later, we gave the family baby a pumpkin to hold just to remind us, yes, yes it is Fall. There’s a secret going on in this shot that’s really REALLY funny.  (And all my fault.)  But I won’t tell.   She is so warm &… Read more »

Was it cold? Well, yes.  But my in-laws from Portland, Oregon were visiting & I think the coast there is always a little chilly so we bundled up babies & hit the inlet in Manasquan, NJ for pictures of a new family.  And for me, crisp air that tastes like ocean & fills my lungs with nostalgia: I love the beach in winter.  Its empty & bracing & gently reminds me that warmer days are coming.   The sun was generous… Read more »

They say red hair & blue eyes is so rare its only 1% of the population. So how is it I get to photograph them ALL the time?! Just lucky, I guess.   I get the feeling Ben’s parents feel pretty lucky too.   He had just turned One & look at this confident charming gaze.   There is this lovely park near the Susquehanna River on the outskirts of Williamsport.  Ben’s dad brought his guitar, I brought a blanket… Read more »