Jen Rinaldi Photography

Capturing Life's Fleeting Moments…

Morning at the Beach | New Jersey Children’s Portrait Photographer July 21, 2009

You can’t help but love this sweet little one with the stunning blue eyes.  She has grown so much since I last photographed her in October!  She’s the cutest little model to work with who had the cutest little expressions.  She’s going to be a big sister at the end of the month and I can’t wait to meet her little brother. 🙂


Coming Soon: A Lil Ray of Sunshine! | New Jersey Children’s Photographer July 13, 2009

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Wisper Salon – The Final Product November 21, 2008

I got my hair done tonight at Wisper Salon in Manalapan by my lovely & talented friend Tiffany.

Don’t you love my foil head?  Gotta cover those grays!

And special request by Julie M – here is a bad cell phone pic of the final hair “do.”

Just look at those highlights!  You go Tiffany!!

And while I was there I got to see the final poster from the makeup shoot (shown in Wednesday’s post) live and in person!  I couldn’t resist taking a few photos because it’s so exciting to see your own work in the spotlight!

The master colorist of the salon (below) – Tiffany!

Do you know any good stylists in NJ?? – Help Wanted!

Shout out to my sister at who does all of Tiffany’s advertising (see the posters in the window_

Up close!

Yay!  So exciting!

I thought it would be nice to share this with all of you since many of you have been there for me throughout my journey over the past and half.

Thanks for cheering me on along the way!


The Final Poster – Wisper Salon November 19, 2008

Below is the final selection from this shoot for the poster that my friend Tiffany needed for her salon.

I’m glad she picked this photo one because it’s one of my favorites from the session and I think it highlights what she is advertising perfectly!

We ordered it in a 20×30 and it should arrive any day now.  I can’t wait to see it in the window at the salon!


The Top 20 of the I Family’s Day At The Park October 27, 2008

You saw the sneak peek of the “I Family” and now here is my top 20 from the session:

Love the parents in the depth of field!

I had a little fun with this one!

I love that open mouth laugh/smile!

Three generations!

I love this one!

This one is up there as a top favorite!


Yay, a little bit of sun flare!

I shared this on in the sneak peek but I had to share it again…It’s my favorite of the shoot!

Isn’t she adorable with this pose and those eyes??


ANGELICA! Make-up Shoot for Wisper Salon – Manalapan NJ October 24, 2008

Tonight I did a make-up shoot for my great friend Tiffany who manages Wisper Salon in Manalapan, NJ.

Tiffany is going to enlarge one of the shots to poster size and display it in the window of the salon to attract customers for professional make-up services.

Our Model was Angelica.  She was the perfect model for the shoot!  Her eyes are GORGEOUS!! I’ve never done a photo session like this and I’m soooo pleased with the results!!

Here are a few preliminary shots.  I loooooooove #1.  Are you kidding me with those eyes???!!!

PS….she’s only 15 years old!  Can you believe it?

A quick shot of Angelica and her sister at the end of the shoot:


15 Favorites of the “G Family” October 15, 2008

Last night I was able to finish the “G Family” session at the Wrigthstown Farm in Morristown, NJ.

Mom “J” and I went to college together and were in the same pledge class for our sorority.  I had some great times with “J” back in my college days including a scary drive to a not-so-nice part of Pennsylvania to see Tori Amos in concert.  Despite the scariness I always remember the trip as a good time…along with a million other parties, late nights, and many great memories we had.

I’m so happy she has such a wonderful family — lil “T” is adorable!  You just melt when you see his big blue eyes.

Even though our session started off with lots of rain, a farm that wasn’t the best locale for the shoot, and baby “T’ not feeling well – we managed to be blessed with the sky opening up to a beautiful blue, finding a 2nd farm with an amazing pumpkin patch perfect for the shoot and lil “T” was a real tropper through it all!  We got some really great fun shots.

J & J – I hope you had a great time and love the photos!

I’m looking forward to photographing lil “T’s” 1st birthday party in January!

1. This has to make you smile!  🙂

2. Tired some texture to change it up a bit

3.  This one makes me smile from ear to ear…


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9. Precious *sigh*



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