the hart family | frenchtown, nj

i shot monica and jon’s wedding over 6 years ago and have had the honor of seeing them again at two other weddings. it is always a pleasure seeing these two and working with their friends and family, so when they started reproducing i thought, ‘awesome!’

i got to meet their oldest daughter, alison, at monica’s sister’s wedding and was not surprised to see such an adorable little girl. a few months later, i saw monica and jon again at her friend’s wedding where monica was very pregnant with her second child. just a week later, she had madelyn. as a gift for being her maid of honor, monica’s friend got her a family session with me. when monica contacted me about doing the shoot around madelyn’s first birthday, i was super pregnant, hah… so we held off until the late fall when i’d be able to keep up with these little cutie pies. they came out to my ‘hood on a beautiful afternoon. when i got to meet madelyn, i was not surprised to see another adorable little girl.

these girls are as sweet as they are adorable…

sisterly love…

so freakin’ precious…

i love this little moment when alison stops to clean off some leaves from madelyn’s sweater…

i love all the happy!

photographing kids is a much different challenge than shooting weddings, but capturing the moments of simple pleasures and joy makes it all worth it…

having worked with me many times, monica and jon knew to just trust me and let it flow. these are my favorite kinds of family photos. these are the kinds of shots that really tell the story of a family…

my secret little hideaway spot…

i almost can’t handle all of the cuteness!

the old buttercup test…

love that happy!

so much love in this family…

ok, yeah… this is a bit over-the-top with the cuteness…

i love how madelyn is hiding in plain sight. so sweet.

such an honor to capture monica, jon, alison and madelyn. it’s so much fun to see my couples again and meet their children. in this crazy world, it brings me so much joy to know there are such happy families out there.

  • January 6, 2016 - 9:55 pm

    Monica Hart - Michelle,
    Once again, you have us utterly speachless with your ability to capture such emotion and beauty in your photographs. Your talent is unparalleled. We were so lucky to have found such an amazing photographer and person 6 years ago! We always enjoy our time with you and were so happy to meet your own little beauty, Arlo. I can’t tell you how many people have contacted me or asked me about the pictures since posting. You are pretty famous in my school. 🙂 thank you for being so awesome!ReplyCancel

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