About Me


Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope it doesn't seem like I'm yelling at you. I'm just so excited you're here! So, you want to know a little bit about me? I’m a working mom with 2 crazy girls who keep me super busy. One is in high school and the other is in 5th grade. oh and I've got a new little one on the way in spring of 2018! Yes, I know, I'm crazy, but hubby and I wanted to give it one more shot and we're excited to be welcoming aother girl into our family. Most days you’ll find me in my car driving back and forth between school, at the grocery store (I’m there almost every day!), or in front of the TV watching Fixer Upper reruns (#obsessed). My husband, on the other hand, would rather be watching football. The things I am most passionate about in life are my family, friends, our rescue pup, and really good conversation. Oh and maybe chocolate. I can't go a day without it! If I get an hour or two by myself I’m usually lost in a romantic comedy, singing at the top of my lungs, or browsing Instagram. Want to see a little sneak peak into my day? Check out this amazing film by Stacey Ilyse Photography of me and mine at home.

Can I ask you something?

When was the last time you had family pictures taken? If it's been a while, what's holding you back? Busy schedule? Not sure you can afford it? Still waiting to lose those last 10 pounds? Or, are you afraid of how the kids will behave? Maybe you think there's no way any photographer could get a good picture of your wild and crazy 2 year old. I hear you! I've had all those feelings about my own family photos. BUT, having pictures that show your family's true love and connection is absolutely priceless. Think about what a gift those pictures will be for your children one day. A visual reminder of how much they were loved. Life moves way too fast and I believe your family session should be a time to slow down and enjoy each other. I like to take my time and have fun instead of asking you to sit and smile.


If you're looking for a family photographer in NJ, I'd love to be considered. When you book a portrait session with me, you get ME! (and I bet I’m a lot like YOU). I’m a mom. I’m a wife. I’m a business owner. I’m a dog lover. I spend way too much time in my car chauffeuring my kids around. I like to think I can cook, but end up ordering out more often than I should. I’m pretty easy going. I like to ask questions and get to know my clients. I am emotional and honest. I’ll probably tell you my life story in the span of an hour. I LOVE kids and I think they’re pretty fond of me too. One thing I hear over and over from families is, “I can’t believe how patient you are!” This makes me happy because that’s one of the perks of hiring me. I like to take my time. I don’t ever rush. If your child is having a bad day or is tired, we can take a break. If photo shoots aren’t Dad’s favorite thing, we can get him in some shots right away and then let him chill out on his phone for the rest of the session. My goal is for everyone to leave happy!


And our friendship continues even after the session. You'll become part of the SMP Family. What's that you ask? It's a club of sorts. A private Facebook group where members are treated to special deals, events, contests, and giveaways. I love being able to pamper my clients! The only way you can get in though is to book a session!


If you’re not convinced that we’re a good fit, check out the blog for more recent sessions. I also share a lot of photography tips and advice for capturing your everyday. Let's face it, we'll most likely see each other once or twice a year, but there are so many frame worthy moments that happen on a daily basis. YOU are the ultimate family photographer. And I'd LOVE to teach you how to do it with confidence and creativity!! Check out my Click & Capture class! I offer in person classes as well as online learning.


Now that you know we’re going to be BFF’s, you can visit the pricing page. It’s the all-important question I know, but custom photography is an investment. An investment that will pay for itself over and over again each time you walk past the images of your children up on the walls!


After you’ve decided you simply must book a session, email me to secure a date. You can reach me at stacy@stacymaephotography.com or through the Contact Me link at the top of the site. Also, sign up for my newsletter to find out all the latest info!

I am so so excited for the chance to photograph your family!!