{Family} Portraits, Manasquan Beach, NJ

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 & the smiles full of warmth & joy.


Nicole Dolan Photographer


Nicole Dolan Photographer


Nicole Dolan Photographer_0110


Nicole Dolan Photographer_0111


Nicole Dolan Photographer_0112


Nicole Dolan Photographer_0113


Nicole Dolan Photographer_0115


Nicole Dolan Photographer_0114


I’m so glad that I’m part of a family that is like sunlight to me.  Generous, warm, joyful.

Even as far as the east is from the west doesn’t put a damper on that.

Thanks Jay & Jen & little Theo.


Happy to be so,








This is what brothers from NJ do when they try to “act” the stereotype. (hahahahaha!!)

Nicole Dolan Photographer

Reader Interactions

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.