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A Little Bit About Us
Salwach Photography is the premier South Jersey newborn, child and family photographer specializing in natural light portraits serving all of South Jersey and parts of the Philly region. We capture moments that will last forever including babies’ milestone packages and children’s first birthday cake smashes. We are an on location photographer based out of Sicklerville, NJ serving South Jersey residents.
I do not just capture pictures, but special moments that are frozen in time and will be something you will look back on forever. They are timeless photos that will always have a special place in your heart.
Its not just about taking your photo, but giving you an amazing experience. From the very beginning to the end, you will feel like you are in the right hands. One of my 6 year old clients held my hand after her photo shoot and told me “You are the funnest person to ever take my picture” If that doesn’t sum up how you can expect your experience to be, I’m not sure what can.
I make it my mission to have your photo be worth a thousand words and give you an unforgettable experience…
Owner and Photographer
My love letter to other mothers,
So finally you’re little princess or prince is about to arrive and this has been the moment you have been waiting for, finally this pregnancy is coming to a close and there will be less heartburn, less having to go to the bathroom every five minutes and more room in your lungs.
Im going to be honest, this is exactly how I felt. Being 5 foot nothing, there was just not enough room for my baby to grow anymore! I wanted him out and out right now! I wanted so badly to have my body feel better that I totally forgot about the sleepless nights of a hungry newborn, the after effects of giving birth, and now the extra juggling and responsibility of having a second child. There is nothing wrong with feeling any of these feelings and just needing a little nap!
My older little girl is turning 4 in a few days and is pretty self sufficient that I also forgot how much work goes into a newborn. It’s so great to just ask her what’s bothering her or what she wants and not having to do a guessing game to calm her down.
Even though these days and nights seem to go on forever I would never trade them. He is beyond adorable, my perfect prince and my best advice even though I’m sure it’s been told countless times is to just remember that this will not last forever. Around 4 months, you will start getting some decent sleep and nursing won’t be as often. My other advice is to always remember to ask for help. Who doesn’t want to come over for an hour or two to hold your precious newborn while you either take a nap or spend some much needed quality time with your firstborn.
I love sharing tips to make anything easier on my fellow moms as we all need a helping hand from time to time. Now onto an amazing product, CleanSmart Toy Disinfectant Spray that my husband and I discovered at Toys r Us right before Blake decided to make is entrance. (Please note I am not endorsed for this product at all but am only sharing as one mommy to another.) This disinfectant spray makes it extremely easy to clean areas where your baby plays or toys. Simply spray and let dry. It’s baby friendly if baby decides to eat anything which they totally will do then it’s completely safe.
And finally, when you’re having a bad day take some time out and just take a look at your favorite picture of your newborn and smile because these moments only last so long. So here are some of my son’s portraits from his fresh 48 that I took in the hospital .
Love from your South Jersey fellow mom,
We welcomed our little baby boy, Blake Carter into our household on April 19th. He was such a tiny thing at 7 pounds and 6 ounces and 20 inches long. He was a lot tinier than his older sister. We are so happy to have him as part of our family and feel complete.
Of course, being who I am, I had to take his newborn pictures myself because I knew exactly what I wanted to do so I could display his photos throughout our South Jersey home. I am so happy with the outcome, they are exactly how I envisioned them! I have a home studio in Sicklerville, NJ where I take all my newborn photos, I can also travel to your home for an in-home session.
While I was pregnant, I had my belly cast at Image is Everything Photography They were fantastic and we even had Brooke’s pictures taken while we were there. I’m so happy with the meanings behind this picture. I thought I was going to have Blake before Easter, but he was a complete stinker and we evicted him a week after. I just couldn’t resist buying him this super cute woolen bunny to have him hold for his newborn portraits since I still consider him an Easter baby. He just fits perfectly inside my belly cast.
Little Blake’s bedroom theme is twinkle twinkle little star and I couldn’t resist getting him this outfit that matches his bedroom to perfection! His nursery colors are grey, white and navy, perfect right? I can’t wait to hang both of these as canvas in his bedroom. It will be the perfect finishing touch to his newborn nursery. Those lips!! Just saying
Big sister Brooke is obsessed with her little baby brother. She asks throughout the day to hold him and calls him her little buddy. She loves to calm him down by shhhing him (she may have watched too many of mommys newborn posing videos) and bringing him all of his toys. This melts my and any mommy’s heart! We are also going to make this into a large canvas and hang it over our living room fireplace. Obviously, I take great joy in displaying my images. Remember to display your images too, it’s great for kids self esteem.
Thank you everyone for being patient while I am spending time with my family. I will be back again at the end of May. Feel free to still send inquires at this time so we can book you for this spring or summer. Can’t wait to see you all for your NJ portrait session!
Head shots always tell a story and you want to make sure it is the type of story you want to be told. Do you want to be bold? Do you want to look friendly and approachable? Do you want to look like a BOSS? Make your picture look the way you think is the type of person recruiters would be looking for in that field. Being a teacher and having a no smile, arms crossed type of picture just doesn’t add up.
Are you looking for a new job or feel like you get overlooked for certain positions? Often times an employers first impression of you isn’t in person, but through your LinkedIn profile picture. This is a digital age where meeting you is definitely the last step in your hiring process. Invest in your future by purchasing a professional head shot to give yourself an edge in this highly competitive market. A profile that has a picture is much more likely to be looked at and given an opportunity over a faceless profile.
Another great tip, outside of photography that I can give since I previously worked in human resources at a Philly Staffing company, is to make sure your entire profile is filled out. Just like anything including a job application the more complete data a potential employer has of you the more organized you seem and the better they can see if you have all the qualification that they are looking for. Don’t miss the referral part either just because it may be uncomfortable to ask someone to write something nice about you. Just like with any review, people feel more secure in their decisions when they see someone back up their initial beliefs and ideas.
Dating online is another place where hiring a professional could be an awesome idea. Dating profiles portraits sessions includes many of the ideas above, it is the first opportunity someone who may be right for you is going to give you a once over. In this article on EHarmony, they report that profiles with pictures are 9 times more likely to receive communication. I know I’m not shocked, if anything I would have through the number be higher.
Another thing they highly recommend are pictures that show more than just your face, three quarter shots are great for this. Showing more of your body can show potential matches that you have nothing to hide and gives them an idea of your overall glimpse of your figure. People with pictures like that are more likely to receive messages.
Remember, head shots don’t always need to be done inside, but can be taken outside at a location of your choosing. These photos may give you the chance to show your interest and give character to your profiles. Spring and fall are the two best times to book your session, as its gorgeous outside! Give me a call to schedule your South Jersey head shot session- 856-889-7926.
Owner and photographer
Have you ever tried a mini session? Well… mini sessions are great for new clients. They allows you to receive a majorly discounted session, get a few awesome pictures of your child and meet the photographer to see how you and your children mesh with him/her. These sets usually include a fully stylized setup specific to the theme. My setup for Easter is perfect for up to two children. This year I will be hosting on March 18th Easter Minis at an amazing price of only $75.00. These are extremely limited and I only have 2 spots left! With your session you will have up to a 30 minute session and receive 3 edited pictures of your choice. As always, your gallery will be uploaded within 48 hours after your session for you to choose with photos you love the most. Once you have chosen, I will then finish the editing process on those photos. What a great deal!
Seriously I have the best clients ever! I already booked half of them before I even posted a picture. If that doesn’t show how loyal my clients are I have no idea what would! I always advertise on Facebook my minis and special photoshoots first. So I suggest if you are not yet following me on Facebook to please join us so you don’t miss out on any incredible deals! You can follow me here- https://www.facebook.com/SalwachPhotography/.
So please join us at my South Jersey studio in Sicklerville, NJ this month and experience the greatness of Salwach Photography! You can call 856-889-7926 to book your Easter Minis. Enjoy the weather guys I hope it stays warm soon!
Welcome to the world baby Vin. You may be the luckiest little boy to get a family that you were born into. I cannot say how much I love working with this family. I see them a few times a year and they are so nice and down to Earth it makes working with them a breeze. His older brother Glenn was anxiously awaiting his arrival and kissed his mama’s tummy many times a day.
Baby Vin was born two weeks early and surprised us all with his early arrival. His mama, Krystal, didn’t even have time to finish picking her maternity pictures before he made his debut. You can check out his mama’s beautiful vintage/ lifestyle inspired maternity photo shoot taken in their charming home in Berlin, NJ in a previous blog- http://salwachphotography.com/photographer-in-south-jersey-krystals-maternity-berlin-nj/
For newborn portraits, I have a studio set up in my home that is convenient and makes taking photos easy. I am located in Sicklerville, NJ. I get great natural light in that room, but I also have equipment and light stands so that I can take photos any time of the day if the weather is not cooperating for us. I also travel to South Jersey newborns homes for their pictures if that is preferable for the new mommy and daddy. For newborn home sessions, I require that there is a large enough space for all of my equipment and a room that is very well lite. It is also great if the room has flat floors such as wood or tile. This is for the pictures taken in baskets and buckets. I suggest booking at least a month in advance to make sure I have enough room in my schedule. I hope to see you soon for your newborn photos!
Does anyone else swoon over detail shots like I do? Look at how perfect these tiny lips are!
As you guys all know by now, I love making my own props! I made this grey romper a few weeks before Vin’s birth and he was the first little boy to try it on! This photo was also a special one to both mommy and me as his brother’s newborn photos have a similar one. I can’t wait to see them side by side on top of the fireplace in their home. These moments make this job the most rewarding. Seeing the final product printed is the ultimate reward.
Salwach Photography is owned by South Jersey raised Samantha, usually referred to as Sam. I am mother to the world’s most beautiful little girl. She is the one who inspires me everyday to make the most out of life. She is also the one who made me push myself to finally follow my dreams and become a photographer. I wish I had a really unique story of why I became a photographer, but its pretty standard.
Years before I seriously considered becoming a photographer, I would stare at newborn and wedding photos and just soak up every detail loving these images. I worked in Human Resources at a staffing company in Philly at the time and decided to stay home when my wonderful husband and I had our first born. I just could not get enough of photographing each little detail of her tiny toes and hands and wanted to take amazing pictures like the ones I always saw online. From there I got my first DSLR when she was around one and went to work following her around like the dedicated mom-erottzi I was.
I am so glad that I decided to become a family photographer as it was a dream I guess I always had, but never really though of as something I could obtain. The safe route always seemed like the easier path and starting my own business was scary. I will always thank my little Brooke Lynn for constantly making and continually making myself into the person I want her to look up to which includes following your dreams and knowing nothing is too big to accomplished.
Photo Credit- Shooting Star Photography
South Jersey newborn photographer, family photographer, child and children’s photographer including first birthday smash cake photographer. We offer our services in all of South Jersey and NJ including but not limited to, Gloucester Township- Blackwood, Glendora, Erial, Sicklerville, Blenheim, Lambs Terrace, Chews Landing, Hilltop, Sewell, Washington Township and Turnersville. In Camden Township- Haddonfield, Berlin, Clementon, Pine Hill, Magnolia, Cherry Hill, Voorhees Township, Bellmawr, Atco, Lawnside, Gibbsboro, Collingswood, Winslow, Runnemede, Audubon, Lindenwold, Vineland, Mount Ephraim. In Burlington Township- Burlington, Moorestown, Pemberton, Bordentown, Evesham, Delanco, Mount Holly, Shamong, Tabernacle, Medford, Maple Shade, Edgewater, Mount Laurel, and Cinnaminson. We also of course serve the Jersey Shore areas including Cape May, Wildwood and Ocean City!
Give us a shout and let’s make your dream come true!!