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
Bella, Bella Bella! Not only is this girl gorgeous, but she is such an amazing person! I think her name translating to beautiful is truly accurate. I am glad to say I know her. She braved the cold and rocked the beautiful! By the way, when I say cold I mean 30 degree weather, but you can’t tell at all.
She breezed through her South Jersey photo shoot modeling 3 amazing gowns provided by Dee at Shooting Stars Photography. We both had such a blast taking photos of her. Being primarily a children’s photographer, most of my sessions include the little ones so its great sometimes to get to photograph someone a little older and can give some posing direction.
I really enjoy coming across new challenges that allow me to stretch my metaphorical photography muscles. I always feel like each new challenge makes me a better photographer! If I always just did the same things over and over, not only would I be boring, but I would never learn any more than I know right now. Behind the scenes even when I’m not taking portraits, I am constantly looking at ways to expand my knowledge and learn more. Photography is such a great field because its constantly changing and something you can never get bored of. Each person is so unique and special that each shoot is an entirely different experience.
Over the last few months I have learned so much! I went from photographing only my own child to photographing others. In the last few months, I have second shot at a wedding and will be the primary wedding photographer in May. I am so excited to be growing at such a rapid rate and feel proud that I have accomplished so much in just a few short months. I want to let others know that if you have a goal you can succeed. I want my daughter to grow up knowing she can be anything she wants to be. Will it come easy? Definitely not! Succeeding in something does not come without its struggles or its pain. Succeeding is pushing past the rough times and plowing ahead to make yourself better. Growth and success does not come without its growing pains. When I start to feel as if I am leading into territory that I am nervous or fearful about, I know I am on the right track!
Owner and Photographer
Melina’s cake smash is probably one of my top sessions to date! What an adorable little girl! She was all smiles from the beginning to the end with her family rooting her on and singing her counting songs while wishing her a happy first birthday. It truly was a party with the Spanish music that just made you want to get up and dance and she thought so too breaking out adorable smiles. She wasn’t so sure about the cake but did dip in a finger or two and in one of the pictures you can see her trying to take a bite right out of the top. Her favorite part of this cake smash was by far the bath tub pictures at the end. She sure did make a splash and had no problem getting the floor completely soaked, giggling the entire time!
I know Melina’s mom is going to absolutely adore these photos! We kept sneaking peeks at the back of the camera through out the session and we loved every photo! When I first talked to Melina’s mom, she told me right off the bat how excited she was to get these photos taken. She had already had 3 beautiful boys, but wanted a little girl to complete her amazing family. I just had to joke that poor little Melina would never get a date until she was at least 30 with three older brothers and of course her protective father.
We decided on the theme together to match her bedroom decor. I had been toying with the idea of making these pin wheels and when I showed a sample to Mom, she was in whole-hearted agreement that we needed these for the session. This session took place at her home in South Jersey in the middle of her living room with natural light streaming through the two windows. I feel parents have a much easier time getting ready for the session when they take place in their own home. Right after the session as I was breaking down my set-up, Mom brought Melina up to get a proper bath and put her to nap. See easy-peasy for both parents and baby. I am an on location photographer and I travel to you within a 30 mile radius of Sicklerville, NJ. Beyond that there is a small travel fee.
I can’t wait to take Melina’s portraits again! Contact me to schedule your South Jersey portraits.
Owner and Photographer
When I was asked to take Addisyn’s portraits, I was so excited. I took their family portraits back in October and I always feel so happy when I have clients return for another session. They are a beautiful family. Addisyn just seems to have this zest for life that is so enthusiastic. With that beautiful red hair, I’m sure she will always keep her mama on her toes! She dove right into that cake and never looked back. By the time she was done, she demolished that cake and that’s exactly what I love to see! Cake smashes are quickly becoming my favorite portraits to photograph and I may decide to specialize in them in the future. She has such a big personality in such a cute little girl and can only imagine the type of lady she is going to grown up and be.
Did you know that each cake smash session is completely customized? Just let me know what your theme is and we can create your dream together. For this session, Mom wanted a simple set up with a tassel background and a theme of Princess Sofia and was done at my home in Sicklerville, NJ. She didn’t want the actual characters in the theme so that the theme would be classic even 10 years from now so we choose to just nod to the color scheme with purples and pinks and a splash of white. I love making props and made the tassel banner and paper pom poms for the session. These things are what make my sessions so customized. Bring me a theme and let me make our vision come alive. Mom did bring her this adorable birthday hat that features the crown from the Princess Sofia show that really completed the whole set up.
I always suggest having your first birthday session about a month before your child’s birthday. This allows time for me to take and edit your photos which sometimes could take up to two weeks, though often times they are finished before this point, and allows you time to print out your photos for the birthday party. Since I give customers digital files rather than prints, I often get questions on where to get your photos printed at. My number one suggestion is MPix.com. They also own a professional printing lab so their pictures come out amazing and true to color. They are also very affordable. Though you can also get your photos printed at your local Walmart, Walgreens, CVS etc. I suggest spending a little extra and getting them done through them MPix.com as the quality is that much better. Don’t take my word for it, see the difference for yourself!
I would love to take your child’s first birthday photos, contact me today!
Owner and Photographer
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!!