Jen Rinaldi Photography

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Change July 27, 2009

It’s very unlike me to NOT have a blog post almost everyday so I thought I’d give a little update on what’s new.

The reason you’re accessing the blog through the address is that—-> COMING SOON to Jen Rinaldi Photography is a new FRESH FACE for the blog!  I’ve been working very hard on it and I’m very excited for the unveiling – SOON!

I’m moving this week into a new home so things will be quiet on my end for a bit as I disconnect my computer & pack up my things and head out!

It’s been a really long couple years for me and I’m happy to finally be moving on to better things!


Sadly, my last day at my Full Time job at Johnson & Johnson was this Friday.  I was at my operating company almost 8 years with almost 10 years of service in total.  It was really hard to leave but since I didn’t have a choice I just have to roll with it!  Unemployment here I come!! It gives me time to work more on my photography, take a little break from life, and then pound the pavement looking for my new career choice!

I’m going to miss all of the amazing friends I made over the years.  😦



After I move this week I will be taking some time to head to North Carolina and enjoy a little time off from the “working world.”  I can’t wait to go and enjoy some of my new found time off!

I’m still working diligently, every spare moment I have, on all of the sessions I have that are unfinished!

I also have some session that are completed that I haven’t been able to share with you on the blog yet.

Below are some of the sessions that are COMING SOON on the blog:

Baby “S” Newborn Session

Ken & Moira’s Wedding:

Terri & Donovan’s Engagement Session

Happy 3rd Birthday E!

Keep checking back!  🙂


“Sleep Like A Baby” | New Jersey Newborn Photographer July 14, 2009

“Making the decision to have a child is momentous.

It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” ~Elizabeth Stone

This little angel “A” belongs to my oldest friend who I’ve known since pre-school.  She was so sweet and tiny and such a joy to work with.  She slept perfectly through the formal photos, just as I had hoped.  I loved her cute little lips and her little wrinkles on her back!  So sweet!!!

It’s hard to believe that a friend that I’ve known since I was only a couple years old now has a lil girl who is the same age we were when we met AND a new baby under a month old.  I’m so honored to be able to capture their lives as they grow through the years.

This session was also the debut of the first blanket my mom knitted for me for my sessions with newborns & babies.  It’s so beautiful & soft!  Thanks Mom!

Oh, and can you tell we were having fun with the hats (even if they were too big!!)? *lol* 🙂

*Stay tuned for more photos of “A’s” big sis “E” – coming soon!*


Fingers, Toes, Feet and Hands | New Jersey Newborn Photographer July 12, 2009

Babies are so precious!

Their tiny fingers, toes, feet & hands are so adorable and Baby “C’s” is no exception!


Oh, The Little Yawns! | New Jersey Newborn Photographer July 5, 2009

I LOVED this session.  She was such a sweet little doll!

She was so tiny and adorable and she slept almost the entire time.

She made the cutest little expressions and big yawns that were so precious!

Hand-crafted hat by my Mom!  (Yarn’in to Please)

Just look at the little smiles in the next two photos!

…and the tiny, tiny little hands!  Precious!


Sneak Peek: Newborn Session With Chloe | New Jersey Baby Photographer June 30, 2009

Sweet little Chloe arrived 5 weeks early!

Chloe is the 3rd child to my good friend Sue and her husband Marty.  They have 2 adorable little boys (who I’ll be sharing photos of in the near future as well).

I love her!  She was a pleasure to spend the day with and I told Sue I wanted to take her home.

I’m looking forward to sharing a selection for this session with you this week but for now here is a sneak peek because I just couldn’t wait to share her!


The “P Family” at Thompson Park | Central NJ Family Portrait Photographer June 23, 2009

This family of 6 was a really fantastic session for me.  I’ve known Dad, Joey, since grammar school and I hadn’t seen him in ten years since our 10 year grammar school reunion.

Joey’s wife Erica and I connected over Facebook and when she saw I was a photographer she asked me to do a session with her and her family and I was thrilled to.  Getting to meet their wonderful family was a great and we had such a wonderful session!  With Chris assisting me on the shoot that day – I ended up with the most wonderful set of family photos that I think the family will treasure for all time.

If you remember I featured an HDR-inspired photo of Lil Man “D” on the blog a while back as a teaser:

I had a hard time narrowing down my favorites because with 6 family members I got such a variety of “mini sessions” within the session.  I hope you love them as much as I do and I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on what I’ve shared.

Each photo can be enlarged by clicking on them.  Please do so – so that you don’t miss the details!  🙂




























And a little fun – with the 3 cutest lil gals!



You Light Up My Life March 12, 2009

You saw the sneak peak of baby “E” so now I present you some of my favorites from the session.

But before you meet baby “E” – meet his Mom (Tara) and Dad (Bryan) who met on the online dating website JDate.

Click HERE to see a recent JDate video that Tara and Bryan were featured in to promote the website and it’s success.  When you get there click on the 2nd video titled “We weren’t Interested.”

E’s mom and I went to college together and when she mentioned she was having her first baby I immediately told her that I wanted to photograph the baby’s newborn photos.  She agreed and she waited 9 long months for her baby boy to be born and I waited 9 long months to take his photos!

I was so excited for the opportunity sine this was the youngest newborn I photographed to date! He was born January 25th and we did the session on February 7th – 2 weeks later.

*Click to view larger*

Tara and Bryan had lots of great things around the house to use as props and Bryan was so good with ideas that I told him I was going to take him with me to my jobs!

This is my favorite photo from the session of Mommy & Baby.  Tara’s eyes are so beautiful – especially in this photo!

Dad brought his guitar out for some fun Rockin’ Baby Photos!

This one makes me laugh because it looks like he is dancing to music.

For this edit I wanted it to look like he was dreaming about music.

I added this texture to give this photo the same feel as the one above.

What a beautiful couple blessed with such a beautiful baby!

Love those little tootsies!

E’s parents own a custom lampshade and lighting store – Tara Shawn Designs.

In honor of that we took some photos of “E” with some of the lampshades from the store.

This one was just for a giggle.

*The little shade hate was propped on the edge of the large lampshade…no harm was done to “E” in the making of this photo. LOL 🙂