Stacey Ilyse is a WAHM photographer & blogger who writes about the
ups, downs, adventures, mishaps, and love she is experiencing as a new
mom to her crazy - beautiful little drama queen daughter. She lives
out in the burbs of Northern NJ with her husband, baby girl and their
lovable little dog. Stacey blogs at thislovelyhome.com.
My beautiful Little Bird recently had her first birthday. In preparation for her big day, I decided to plan a decent sized party at a restaurant. As a photographer, I also decided to have a friend…take some photos to commemorate the day. Ok, so you are probably thinking, "Why the hell would you want to spend money on a photographer for a first birthday?" Or for that matter, why pay for a photographer to document other important events in your little one's new life, besides the obvious newborn shoot and… >> Read More
It is almost that time of year… Hanukkah! At my house we are hosting our annual Latke Party. Everyone is required to contribute to the party and we all sit together prepping and mixing the…ingredients that make up my delicious latkes. I then spend 90% of the rest of the party acting as fry-master, missing out on a lot of the party itself (but I guess that's how it goes). This year, I thought it might be fun to incorporate some different photo options that family and friends might… >> Read More
Hey, Stacey here! Great tip for you: Don't forget about the other important people in your little one's life. When I look back at my childhood photos I don't have a ton of images with my…grandparents, or aunts, uncles, or even close family friends. They tend to be forgotten in the heat of the picture-taking moment. I'm not saying stop focusing only on the immediate family unit which yes, is important...BUT if you have grandparents who are close to your kiddos or that YOU are close with, you should make… >> Read More
Hey, I'm Stacey, a mom to my crazy drama queen little girl, Remy, who is almost (gasp!) 1 year old! I also happen to be a professional photographer. The lovely ladies at Kveller have so kindly…brought me on board to share tips, inspiration, guidance, and more during your adventures in photographing your kiddos. I specialize in weddings and also, my passion, lifestyle family/children photography. Feel free to check out my work here. In the meantime, have you ever wondered what the right kind of camera would be for your photo… >> Read More
I remember, growing up, getting cards in the mail for Rosh Hashanah. They were always the normal, generic, Hallmark "Happy New Year" type card.
Nowadays, people are WAY more tech savvy and have…the ability to create really fun cards that reflect and show off who they are and their adorable kids and family. If you want to give your Rosh Hashanah cards a personal touch this year, here are five tips plus a few resources for creating and producing the picture perfect photo card. 1. Type of… >> Read More