I started CB Photography right after my second son was born. As a mother of two, I was SO frustrated and disappointed with the portrait studios I had visited in the hopes of capturing my little cuties. Hot crowded waiting rooms and rushed decisions left me feeling like I could offer more!
Years ago, I had turned down a scholarship to pursue an art career. I LOVE art but, my goals of working to help others was paramount. After receiving my Masters in Social Work, I was off to start a family and work in the toughest neighborhoods in the state.
Since I loved art and photography, I started taking pictures of my sons. Often friends and family would ask what studio I had taken them to. Once they realized I was taking them myself, people started "coming out of the woodwork" asking for portraits too! Soon their homes became hot spots for impromptu photo sessions. Word spread quickly and before I knew it, I was my own traveling photography studio! Finally, my love of art and people was coming together!
After a year or two, a small space opened-up at The Bethwood in Totowa, NJ. My client base grew so quickly, I could barely fit people into my little studio room! After 6 years, I left my quaint little studio and opened CB Photography at 195 Paterson Ave in Little Falls. This 1800 sq ft haven is everything I could ever want to create memories for all who visit.
Having worked with children for years as a School Counselor and Child/Family Therapist, it's quite easy for me to feel at home with the little cuties and families who come through the studio doors. Also, I can usually find a way to engage little ones who may have a diagnosis or are just generally not big fans of photos (or listening to their parents - lol!) I always try to create a natural, comfortable and fun environment for all!
I have help! Thank goodness! Ann is my go-to gal for administrative work and newborn photo shoots. She helps keep baby safe, secure and snuggly to capture those adorable portraits you will love forever! Stacey is our newest addition. Her love of working with people for headshots, modeling, engagement portraiture and more is a GREAT addition to all we have to offer. They are both close friends, moms and have a love for working with people to create lasting memories.
I have to tell you, there is no better feeling than going to work everyday with a smile on my face. I can't wait to meet you and would be honored to take your photograph.
Hope to see you soon!