The Zippilli Family | Croft Farm Arts Center | Cherry Hill, NJ

Hope everyone had an awesome weekend! We had a few days of WARM weather here in New England and I was loving it! We got to spend some time outside and I even drove around town with my window opened just a little! It made me so excited for spring and then reality hit that it is still winter and we are back to cold cold weather. Looks like we will be getting more snow this week…! So, let’s all check out this adorable family session.. one where there is no snow on the ground!

Continuing my New Jersey family sessions, this family was so much fun. Mom, Angela has been my best friend since we were born, really. We lived across the street from each other. While she moved away in elementary school, we stayed friends all these years. She met her husband, Ilya at Rutgers New Brunswick and now they have two beautiful little girls, Sammy (4) and Emily (almost 2). At the start of their session, little Emily didn’t want to let go of her pirates booty and my little pony. No problem! My job is to capture these REAL moments and if thats what she wanted, I will capture just that. It takes kids a few minutes to warm up to the camera so we had a dance party, and walked around a bit. Emily was able to get go of the Pirates Booty during our session, but I just love how we all know, thats what she wanted, when she wanted it…and no, she didn’t share any with me. (maybe next time…)

Angela, Ilya, Sammy and Emily, I LOVED getting to see you guys ( multiple) times that week I was in New Jersey! It was so nice to get to capture your family together for the first time and I hope that I get to do it again! You did a nice job color coordinating the purples and grey for a beautiful fall look! I hope that you love your images and are able to display them nicely in your home! P.S. I loved your holiday card!!!


These are too fun. If you noticed Emily with her pink pony, she has to be holding something. Like many kids, its a security thing. Sammy here has a little blanket she calls a ” woo woo”. Mom says she sometimes will carry 4 of them at a time for those “just in case” moments. Here, dad is holding her woo woo in his back pocket and I just love it. It’s real! She won’t need that woo woo forever, so now is the time to capture those important details! Those ones you don’t want to ever forget!  Z

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meet the photographer Ali

A New England based photographer, chaser of that perfect light, lover of holiday eves and all things pumpkin!  My favorite color is TEAL (and anything light blue). To this day, I love me a good BSB/NSYNC reception dance party and I can not wait to meet you! 

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