Jen Rinaldi Photography

Capturing Life's Fleeting Moments…

“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 World Should Go On January 24, 2009

A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.  ~Carl Sandburg


Beautiful Bond June 25, 2008

Below you’ll find some of my favorite edits of EJ’s session all photographed with the Nikon 50mm 1.4.

Who wouldn’t love to capture the bond between a new mother and her precious baby?

This is one of my closest friends (since grade 2) and I feel very honored that I get to capture her baby (and their bond) as he grows through the years as their personal photographer. 🙂

I love the texture so much on this one. I think it’s one of my TOP favorite textures that I’ve done.

Since I loved this texture I decided to apply another conversion over it to get this result. I love this as well!!

This one is just BEAUTIFUL. Don’t I have such a beautiful friend??

Talk about beautiful eyes on mom & baby!

I thought this looked like a nice moment for an antique finish.

More texture! Love it!

And a brown-tined conversion for the version above.

How about a black & white conversion?

Such an adorable moment!


Look at that little face!

And just a cute one in the stroller to show off those BIG BLUE EYES!


Oh, to be this happy! June 24, 2008

Workin on more edits of EJ! I can’t wait to finish the basic tweaks I’m doing to the color shots so I can do some fun editing! Here are a couple that I converted to B&W. I love that little face!!