2017 Editor’s Featured
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
Last month I put out a newborn model call and was able connected with two awesome South Jersey newborn mothers. My other model call baby will be in next week, but I can’t wait anymore to share the photos from my first last month. I was lucky enough to find Hannah who had just given birth to little Remington on January 4th and would be available the next week for her photo shoot.
The best time to bring in your little ones is during the first ten days as they tend to sleep more soundly and like to curl up into these adorable poses! These photos were taken at my home studio, but I also travel to parent’s house for convince.
This little lady is one lucky little girl too. She came with her entire entourage, Mom, Grandmom, Great Grandmom and sister-in-law, and anytime I even suggested needing someone to hold her for a minute, three people jumped up at the chance. Being the first grandchild, she will never need for any attention I’m sure.
Okay, I’m not going to lie people’s feet freak me out a little bit…..bbbbbuuuuuttt I do love me some baby toes! How perfectly tiny are they!?!? I also knew as soon as I saw Remington that she was born to wear pink and with that glowy newborn skin, it was definitely going to be her color.
She was such a perfect little model, she slept through most of her session and we were able to get some amazing photos of her. She looks like a little baby doll! Mom and Dad are so lucky to have gotten this bundle of joy. Thank you Hannah for allowing me to capture Remington’s newborn photos. I hope to see Remington on her first birthday and get a little messy with a cake smash. Enjoy!
This holiday season began with my photo shoot with the winners of my “Season of Giveaway” was one of my favorites of the year! It was an absolute pleasure meeting South Jersey Mom, Brandi and her spunky daughter Gabby. The bond between the two is completely evident in every single photo! They also couldn’t have been any nicer of people. I am so happy they were selected. I have so much respect for single parents as raising a child is hard enough with two parents that so much credit goes to someone who raises an amazing kid on their own. I can’t wait to do this again next year and bring some joy to others, I may even have to do it twice a year!
We lucked out picking a day that was a little chilly, but did not yet have that bite of winter in the air. This was my second time shooting at Kirby’s Mill in Medford, NJ and I may have enjoyed it even more than I did the first time. The bright red building really gives each photo a fun and upbeat characteristic that went so well with this family’s personality. They also have this great path in the back that I love to shoot down and I always make the kids run down this path, really helps break down the session and let the kids have a bit of fun and a way to show off their individual personalities. Seriously, look at that little girl run! I asked her to skip down the path like a princess and instead she ran like a little Olympic hurler. If this doesn’t show who she is as a person, I would be shocked. You can tell she likes to take charge and be herself. What an awesome kid! Thank you Brandi for allowing me to capture your family this fall, I can’t wait to hopefully see you two again in the spring for maybe a sunflower session 😉
Next year around Mother’s Day, I would really like to have some Mother’s Day mini sessions. Working with Gabby and Brandi really made me see how special of a bond a mother and child bond can really be! It’ll also hopefully be warmer outside as I am dying to get outside and photograph. Its only the beginning of January, but already I’m itching for that warmer spring weather.
Owner and Photographer at Salwach Photography
Fall portraits can be so much fun with the vibrant and colorful leaves and the overbearing beat of Summer has finally passed. Natalie and her family choose Batsto, NJ for their South Jersey fall family portraits and this just happens to be one of my favorite places to shoot at with its rustic charm and its just so full of history! You can get a variety of photo choices with their colorful doors, barns and lake.
I want to give a quick shout out to Mom2Mom of South Jersey http://mom2momnj.com/, where Natalie found my information. Not only is this a great place to find different resources in your area such as photographers, doctors, dentists and hair salons it has great activities for your family to participate in the area and awesome giveaways. If your a parent, I definitely recommend checking out this website and their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Mom2MomNJ.
Natalie’s family was great to shoot. I mean how cute are these kids! Mom had to bribe them with a few doughnuts from the Williamstown Amish market, but hey that will keep anyone in line. It certainly would me 😉 I wanted to also give them a shout out for such great outfit choices. All my clients lately have been turning up in the most perfect outfits! Can you believe that this mama sewed her dress the night before?!?! I was floored, like seriously that is some talent! My clients are the best! I made a doll blanket and doll pillows the other night for my daughter’s baby dolls and I totally thought I was amazing. I guess I need to reevaluate my opinion lol!
If your looking to book with me and have any questions on what to wear, lets have a chat! Sometimes the clothing for your photo shoot can really make or break your photos.
I love the above shot for the meaning behind it. His Grandfather had a similar photo with is Grandmother when they were younger. How sweet is it that I got to recreate their photo! These are the type of photos that you will cherish forever and I’m so happy I got to be apart of this special moment!
Building a good repour with my little clients is one of the hardest but most rewarding things to do. I love that by the end of the photoshoots the little ones feel comfortable making silly faces and running around with me.
Owner and Photographer at Salwach Photography
So excited to let everyone know that we will be adding another addition to our beautiful family April 2017! <3
April and May 2017 I will not be taking on sessions to allow our family to welcome our little bundle. Thank you to all my awesome customers for your understanding! Below is my daughter with our announcement. My 3 year old is one smart little girl, after taking her to my ultrasound we went into the car and she asked me if there was something in my belly. I explained to her that there was a baby in there and she would have a baby sister or brother soon. She then asked me if I ate a baby. She cracks me up!
I can’t believe I will have two adorable children this time next year! I’m already planning the new baby’s cake smash since they are my favorite! I hope this one enjoys their photos being taken. hahaha
Also, if you are not following us on Facebook, you really should be! My Facebook is always full of the latest news and updates. Please join us here- Salwach Photography Facebook
Last week, we had an amazing giveaway that was near and dear to my heart. I held my first annual A Season of Giving GIVEAWAY photo shoot session.
As my favorite time of year rolls around, I am always reminded of how lucky my family is! I want to share my joy with a family who needs a pick me up! Have you or do you know someone who has had a rough year? A single parent that works too much and could just use something extra special to brighten their Christmas season or maybe a military family who will be missing their special someone? Well, comment and tag them below to enter them into this contest or let me know you are entering your family. Want an additional entry? Please share with your family and friends to keep this holiday cheer going and spread to other families who may like to enter too. Winner will be chosen on 11/11/16 by lottery.
Winner will receive a mini 45-minute family or child photo shoot with 5 high res digitals of their choice
– Winner must agree to allow me to share parts of their story with my followers and on my website/blog
– Photo shoot must be scheduled before January 1, 2017
– Photo shoot location of the winner’s choice must be within 30 miles of Sicklerville, NJ 08081
– maximum of 6 people
– You must post in the comments that you shared for the extra entry as fb doesn’t always show me who shared the posts
I announced my winner on the 11th and can’t wait to take pictures of this beautiful single mother and her adorable daughter in the next two weeks. It was so great talking to Brandy, you can tell she has such a great heart and I’m so happy to know someone incredibly nice and deserving won my giveaway. I’m already looking forward to next years!
Owner and photographer at Salwach Photography
I know, I know I’m a bit behind in blogging, AGAIN! But this summer was such a busy one and then the busy continued right into fall, but no worries I am working on showing you all my clients fabulous sessions in the next few days!
Nichelle reached out to me to photograph her family down at the South Jersey shore during their vacation. They really wanted to get some pictures with their moms since they don’t get family pictures done often and what a better time to do it then during vacation when everyone was already together.
Nichelle is also an amazing photographer who owns Nemories Photography in Blackwood, NJ. It is always a bit nerve racking, but also such a huge honor to be asked to photograph another photographer’s family especially if you are an admirer of their work! I originally met Nichelle at our local mommy and me class for gymnastics. Our daughters were dubbed the twins as they both have these beautiful blue eyes and blonde hair and of course are super cute and I am so glad we met as Nichelle has the biggest heart and is such a sweetie! After meeting the rest of the clan though, I know that it must run in their family.
I knew with Nichelle’s eye for photography that they would be dressed amazingly and boy was I not disappointed! The pastel colors they choose were absolutely perfect for their Ocean City, NJ Beach session. Colors within the same color palette are usually very pleasing to the eye and work great together, just a little tip for you all out there.
We had such a great time and we took so many photos. It was definitely difficult narrowing them down. Seriously this may be the hardest time of the job, figuring out which photos to edit!
Do you see how beautiful and blue this ocean was this year? No photoshop needed! I was very interested since it looked more like the beaches in the tropics.
I pulled this little tad bit from NBC Action New’s website- ” The National Weather Service tells Action News that the water is this beautiful blue because of what’s known as upwelling, when colder water is pulled up, bringing nutrients to the surface which smaller organisms then eat.
Since there is so much to eat, the micro-organisms are booming, leading to that tropical blue.”
Owner and Photographer
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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!!