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
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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This year has been such a busy summer for me, which I am incredibly grateful for and I have been able to work with some of the best professionals in the area. My blogging is a bit behind, but only for the greatest of reasons since I have been working and expanding my knowledge. I’ve assisted Bonnie Wireback from http://bonniewireback.zenfolio.com/ many times this summer during her South Jersey Weddings and have learned so much from how to get better lighting during receptions to how to work with different types of venues and themes. Every situation is unique and extremely exciting and I hope to book more weddings next year as I have found it is such a passion of mine! I want to share with you just two of the weddings I’ve third shot/ assisted Bonnie with during this summer that I really enjoyed.
Andrea and Ken’s South Jersey Wedding, Moorestown, NJ- June 18, 2016
This first wedding was on a beautiful but extremely hot summer afternoon on June 18 uniting not just only bride and groom Andrea and Ken, but their two young daughters. Their outdoor ceremony was the perfect location for this beautiful couple at Strawbridge Lake in Moorestown, NJ. Their vowels were personalized and made me laugh by incorporating jokes and sayings from their idol Elvis. Being together for a while, you could feel the deep and lasting love that these two had for each other. After their ceremony, we headed over to The Venue at Lenola in Moorestown, NJ for one heck of a party. Ken’s firefighter buddies knew how to have a good time and everyone had a blast.
Jessica and Ben’s South Jersey Wedding, Blackwood, NJ- June 25, 2016
Another summer wedding that I wanted to highlight is the wedding between bride and groom, Jessica and Ben. These two young love birds were absolutely adorable and I couldn’t get over how cute they were during their wedding. Their poppy pink and glitter and glitz wedding was held at Valleybrook County Club in Blackwood, NJ on a steamy but beautiful day on June 25, 2016. I love their little entrance table that displayed their engagement pictures. Also throughout their reception area, they displayed photos of them together and also photos of themselves from when they were younger. I’m a sucker for details and these type of details give me smiles! I’m pretty sure Ben never took his eyes off Jessica from the first moment he saw her in her wedding dress. The love between these two was clearly written all over their faces and I know that they will have many long and happy years together.
During a beautiful afternoon in August, I was incredibly honored to capture high school senior, Hellene’s senior portraits. Hellene is an honors student and now senior at Timber Creek Regional High School in Sicklerville, NJ. Senior photography is a collaboration at its best. I work with my seniors to plan a complete experience and concept. After talking to my senior and getting a feeling of who they are and what their vision is, I will work with them to create a Pintrest board where we can both add pins with inspiring wardrobe choices, poses and location ideas. After we created the Pinterest board together, it was clear we wanted two different locations for her senior expierence, our first at a historic and vintage type of area and the second in the city. We choose to go to Haddonfield NJ for our first location and later into fall we will be visiting Philly PA for our city experience. I love working with each senior to pick out their wardrobe to accent their location and personality.
Haddonfield could not have been the more perfect location for her senior portraits in South Jersey! It had all the elements we were looking for with brick wall, floors and awesome stairwells.
When you’ve worked with a model before, it truly an amazing experience. She knew exactly what I was thinking before I even though it. I captured her Junior Prom pictures earlier in the year and I knew I couldn’t wait to work with her again. You can view her Prom session here- http://salwachphotography.com/hellenes-junior-prom-a-south-jersey-senior-photographer/
How gorgeous, seriously, is this girl?!? I cannot get over those eyes which memorize in every photo! It’s hard to tell but it was an extremely hot day out, but she handled the heat like a complete pro and all of her pictures turned out amazing! Hellene is looking to go into the medical field and is looking at various colleges in the area and out of state. The sky is the limit for this talanted young lady.
I still have spots left for the fall, but fall is my busiest time of year and they will book up quickly. The fall weather makes it ideal to take portraits outside and with the changing colors creates beautiful backdrops to your senior portraits. Don’t wait to book a session with me, pricing is incredible affordable and I don’t mind working on financing options with families. Let’s chat about your session soon!
Owner and Photographer
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During a cloudy yet still beautiful day I got to capture this family’s portrait session in Ventnor City, South Jersey on Saturday, July 30th. Having photographed the two children’s portraits previously during the Christmas session, I knew this family was going to be a breeze to photograph. It always warms my heart so much when I have returning clients. It is the biggest complement and makes me that much more excited to take their pictures.
The Jersey Shore is one of the most popular places in NJ to take photos at during the summer and obviously you can see why as the scenery created a magical background. From a photographer’s perspective it can be a bit tricky however. The sparkling water and golden sand are nature’s reflectors and bounce light right into the camera. Though this may sound like a great thing and usually light is, too much light can cause problems for your camera by over exposing the scene and blowing out the highlights.
Due to these circumstances, I only photograph beach sessions during the golden hours. There are two golden hours a day, the first is the hour after sunrise and the second is the hour before sunset. The quality of my photography is extremely important to me and I only want to make sure you get the best photos possible.
Many times clients are concerned that their young children will be cranky during the photoshoot. Being a parent myself, I completely understand this concern. I have found in most cases though that if the little ones are outside having fun and playing in sand that they forget they are tired and end up having a great time! As you can see from these little ones they did not notice the hour one bit and just kept looking to get their hands dirty.
Also on a side note, as we are approaching the last golden rays of summer, I can’t wait for all the awesome fall photo opportunities that arise. This year I will be bringing back South Jersey apple orchard sessions during late September and early October. These are perfect for family photos or just to get a few updated photos of your child. Contact me to book your spot! Make sure you enjoy the last few days of summer as we all know we’ll be missing them during winter!!!
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!!