Emersen Rose Photography: Blog https://www.emersenrosephotography.com/blog en-us Emersen Rose Photography LLC [email protected] (Emersen Rose Photography) Sun, 08 Jan 2023 22:28:00 GMT Sun, 08 Jan 2023 22:28:00 GMT https://www.emersenrosephotography.com/img/s/v-12/u1051738892-o623049666-50.jpg Emersen Rose Photography: Blog https://www.emersenrosephotography.com/blog 120 80 Importance of Having Yearly Family Photos Taken https://www.emersenrosephotography.com/blog/2023/1/importance-of-having-yearly-family-photos-taken The Importance of Having Yearly Family Photos Taken (or, Why You Shouldn't Trust Your Own Selfie Game).

As a photographer, I often get asked why it's important to have yearly family photos taken. The answer is simple: because time moves so quickly, and you can't trust your own family's selfie game.

Think about it: one year can feel like a lifetime for a child. They grow and change at an incredible rate, and before you know it, they're all grown up. That's why it's so important to document their growth and development through the years with family photos. (And let's be real, no one wants to look back on a family album filled with blurry, poorly lit selfies.)

But it's not just about the kids. As adults, we change and grow too. We get new jobs, move to new houses, and add new members to our families. All of these life events are worth documenting and preserving for future generations to look back on. 

In addition to documenting the changes and milestones in our lives, yearly family photos are also a great way to celebrate the love and connection within a family. These photos serve as a reminder of the special bond that exists between family members, and they can bring joy and happiness to those who look back on them. 

Another reason to have yearly family photos taken is to create a visual timeline of your family's history. These photos can serve as a reference point for future generations, helping them to understand and appreciate their family's unique story.

So if you haven't had a family photo session in a while, don't wait any longer. Contact me and schedule a session today.  I am booking into Spring 2023.


Trust me, you won't regret it. The memories and keepsakes that you'll create will be treasured for a lifetime.


Here are a few of my favorites taken in 2022!








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Quinn Riley - 6 Month Photo Shoot! https://www.emersenrosephotography.com/blog/2015/5/quinn-riley---6-month-photo-shoot When Jessica, Quinn's Mom asked me to do Quinn's 6 Month Photos... I could not believe 6 Months had already past...

It felt like yesterday I did her NEWBORN photos!  

Thanks Jessica for being SO SWEET & SO NICE!!! I hope you LOVE all these images :)

Here is a newborn of Miss Quinn....

Here are some teasers from our session yesterday! Can not wait to take your ONE YEAR PHOTOS!!!! Till then.... :)

[email protected] (Emersen Rose Photography) - 6 Month Photo Quinn Riley Shoot! https://www.emersenrosephotography.com/blog/2015/5/quinn-riley---6-month-photo-shoot Thu, 14 May 2015 16:52:46 GMT
Luke Tyler {1ST BIRTHDAY} CAKE SMASH https://www.emersenrosephotography.com/blog/2015/4/luke-tyler-1st-birthday-cake-smash ‚ÄčI have been photographing this lovely family for some time now... Where has the year gone?

I feel like I just did your newborn photos Luke!  

Check out this cutie pie!



[email protected] (Emersen Rose Photography) https://www.emersenrosephotography.com/blog/2015/4/luke-tyler-1st-birthday-cake-smash Fri, 10 Apr 2015 01:21:18 GMT
1st Birthday {Cake Smash} - Stella Jewel https://www.emersenrosephotography.com/blog/2015/3/1st-birthday-cake-smash---stella-jewel What a FAST year that was!  Photographed this sweet little girl just year ago for her newborn photos!  Where did the time go?

Here are so fun shots from her session this past week!


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Emma Grace & Ethan Grey https://www.emersenrosephotography.com/blog/2013/7/emma-grace-ethan-grey Introducing the cutest Brother/Sister combo I have every had the pleasure of photographing!!!  Emma & Ethan were just 8 Days Young when I got to capture these precious memories!  Thank you Roderick & Laura for allowing me into your home to create these beautiful images for you to treasure forever!



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Austin Gray https://www.emersenrosephotography.com/blog/2013/7/austin-gray Austin Gray recently turned ONE & his Mom Pam, contacted me to take some shots of Austin as well as their family of 3!

Here are some images I captured during our time last Saturday!




Here is the Absolutely Gorgeous Family!



Austin & His Daddy!


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Jenn & Maddie https://www.emersenrosephotography.com/blog/2013/5/jenn-maddie Photographed this sweet Mother - Daughter Duo in Hightstown earlier this week. 

It was so refreshing to meet such nice & kind people!!!!

Thank you Jenn for contacting me to photograph you and Maddie!!!  I hope you treasure these images for a lifetime!


[email protected] (Emersen Rose Photography) https://www.emersenrosephotography.com/blog/2013/5/jenn-maddie Fri, 17 May 2013 15:01:51 GMT
Brooklyn Harper https://www.emersenrosephotography.com/blog/2013/5/brooklyn-harper Thank you Vanessa & Brooklyn for choosing Emersen Rose Photography to capture these incredible images!!!  Session was shot at Holdmel Park.

[email protected] (Emersen Rose Photography) https://www.emersenrosephotography.com/blog/2013/5/brooklyn-harper Fri, 17 May 2013 14:54:21 GMT
Richie Turns THREE! https://www.emersenrosephotography.com/blog/2013/5/richie-turns-three Teaser Shots from my Birthday Session with Richie Lee in Spring Lake for his 3rd Birthday! Happy Birthday Big Boy!!!

[email protected] (Emersen Rose Photography) https://www.emersenrosephotography.com/blog/2013/5/richie-turns-three Fri, 17 May 2013 14:32:00 GMT
Lilly Anna is ONE! https://www.emersenrosephotography.com/blog/2013/3/lilly-anna-is-one Emersen's BBF, Cousin & playmate Lilly Anna turned ONE... Here are few shots from our session today!



AND... of course the session would not be complete without an Easter Picture!

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Fensterstock Family https://www.emersenrosephotography.com/blog/2013/3/fensterstock-family Jessica & I reconnected on after almost 14 years of not seeing one another.  We graduated high school together and now are both mother's of beautiful little girls!  Jacquelyn, their precious little girl is almost 7 months old & what a sweetie she is!

Jessica contacted me a while back to photograph her family & we finally met up this past Sunday for our session together.  Here are a few images I captured on Sunday!  

Thank you Jessica & Josh for choosing Emersen Rose Photography to photograph your beautiful family!  I hope you love these images as much as I do & treasure them for a lifetime!



I just LOVE these images of Jacquelyn with Mommy & Daddy!

[email protected] (Emersen Rose Photography) https://www.emersenrosephotography.com/blog/2013/3/fensterstock-family Wed, 27 Mar 2013 02:25:12 GMT
Addison Elizabeth https://www.emersenrosephotography.com/blog/2012/10/addison-elizabeth Angela... Thank you for choosing me to photograph your sweet baby Addison!!!  I hope you treasure these images forever!


How cute is she??? :)  It took Miss Addison a little bit to warm up to me... but I finally captured these incredible shots of her sweet angelic face!

and again in color....

                   I absolutely LOVE this shot!  Here is the color version...

                   And again in black & white...  Which one do you like better?  

Another Black & White Shot...

And here is the color... So hard to decide which one I like better...

So instead of picking one... I chose both! :)

Spreading Fairy Dust... 

[email protected] (Emersen Rose Photography) https://www.emersenrosephotography.com/blog/2012/10/addison-elizabeth Fri, 05 Oct 2012 01:41:21 GMT
Lilly Anna - Halloween https://www.emersenrosephotography.com/blog/2012/10/lilly-anna---halloween Introducing... The CUTEST Witch on the Block!


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Halloween Special!!! https://www.emersenrosephotography.com/blog/2012/9/halloween-special

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Khloe Sofia https://www.emersenrosephotography.com/blog/2012/9/khloe-sofia

I am so thrilled to introduce Khloe Sofia, the daughter of my best girlfriend Jenn!!!  Khloe was born September 6th 2012 and is officially my sweet Emersen's girlfriend for life :-)  


Jenn and I met almost 12 years ago on the elliptical at the gym.  We starting talking while we were both working out and have not stopped talking to this day!  


While Jenn was pregnant, she asked me to be the God Mother of her precious baby girl!!!  I was so honored that I just cried!!! My new title, which I am still trying to pronounce properly is "Madrinha", portuguese for God Mother.  Not only will this little girl be totally spoiled by me but she will also have thousands of pictures by me by the time she turns 1!  


Here are my two favorite images from Khloe’s first official photo shoot last Monday!

[email protected] (Emersen Rose Photography) https://www.emersenrosephotography.com/blog/2012/9/khloe-sofia Sun, 23 Sep 2012 03:10:48 GMT
September https://www.emersenrosephotography.com/blog/2012/9/emersen

September is always a hard month... Especially for teachers!  I never truly enjoyed a September, ever.  Yes, its still warm and feels like summer but there is always that crispness in the air at night that reminds you that its also the beginning of a new season... September was always a month of anxiety.  Either I was a student in school, or now that I am a teacher myself... I find that I always just dread this particular month!  

When I had Emersen last August, I had the opportunity to take a long maternity leave.  I took the entire school year off and basically lived like a stay at home mom!  Something that I always wanted but knew I never would be able to.  How many of you like September? Dread it like I do?  Any month that you particularly do not care for?  I just wanted to share with you all the sweet precious face that I day dream about all day long while I am at work!!!


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