Blog/Recent Work

Maternity Session in Ventnor, NJ

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I was so excited to capture this growing family just weeks before they welcome their first baby into the world!  Everything about this evening was just dreamy!  Starting with this absolutely gorgeous Momma, her amazing dress, the gorgeous sunset light on the beach, and the perfect late spring waiting for summer air!  It all added up to perfection!  This little guy is so lucky to have these two amazing people waiting for him! 

Are you expecting a baby?  Do you want to capture images of your growing belly and changing family?  Contact me to schedule your session.  I would love to be a part of your journey. 

Cherry Blossoms!!!

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Seriously!?!?  Is there anything more beautiful in spring than cherry blossoms?  I just adore them!  The Gilligan family moved to Margate in the fall and didn't know much about the town.  So imagine my delight waking up in spring to find the streets lined in PINK!!!  It is just beautiful!  As a rule, I am not really into my kiddos in matching outfits.  Maybe thats because I get most of my kids clothes second hand from my fabulous fashion loving sister.  But I have to say, when I dress these sweet girls in matching pink dresses, I swoon!! We headed out onto Ventnor Ave one evening to play and capture some moments under the trees.  I couldn't love these images any more!  

Spring is in the air and summer is right around the corner.! Now is the time to get outside and to schedule a time to capture your family as they are right now!  Contact me to book your spring or summer session. 

It's that time....

Ocean City NJ
Ocean City NJ
Ocean City NJ
Ocean City, NJ
Ocean City, NJ
Ocean City, NJ

June 4, 2017

It's unofficially summer here at the Jersey Shore.  These early June days are the second best thing to September days.  Gorgeous weather, warm days, cooler nights, and no crowds on the beach! Things are opening up and coming alive down here!  The other day I had a blast photographing this little guy on the beach in Ocean City, NJ.  His evening started out with two slices of Manco and Manco Pizza.  Then he and I spent some time together laughing, chatting, playing in the sand, and running in the water.  From there he was going to get a chocolate and vanilla twist at Khor Brothers. Can you dream up a more perfect summer evening?!? This is the time to start thinking about summer beach portraits or just updating some family photographs.  Everyone will soon be sun kissed and now is the time!  Contact me if you will be in Margate, Longport, Ocean City, Brigantine, Sea Isle, Avalon, Stone Harbor, The Wildwoods, Cape May or anyway else this summer and want to capture your summer moments.  Didn't plan ahead?  No problem. Contact me anytime when you are at the shore to check my availability! 

 

 

Getting Ready for Summer....

Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly.
— Van Morrison

April 7, 2017

Here at Nicole Gilligan Photography we are getting ready for summer!  What does that mean? Getting out the beach buckets, buying new hats, daydreaming about the ocean, and getting ready for portraits on the beach.  Summer is an amazing time at the Jersey Shore.  We come here and find the best of ourselves, often waiting right there where we left it last summer.  The towns of the Jersey Shore hold our memories, our hearts, our favorites foods and smells, and a piece of who we truly are.  Every year we relieve the moments of so many summers past and find delight in the fact that very little has changed.   Most important of which is our feelings about this place. Every summer since third grade I have spent my summers in North Wildwood. Spending endless days on the beach with my Mom and Dad as a kid, working as a waitress through my high school and college years, and squeezing in as many days as possible as an adult.  Now, my greatest joy comes from having my two girls at the Jersey Shore.  Nothing fills my heart quite like watching them run in the sand.  Even dragging them back sandy, hungry, and tired is what the shore is all about.  My walls are covered with portraits of my girls at the beach. It keeps the memories of summer alive all year round.  If you plan to be at the Jersey Shore (Margate, Longport, Ocean City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, North Wildwood, Cape May) and would like to capture images of your children or family on the beach I would love to work with you.  I am most at home with my feet in the sand and a camera in hand.  Contact me to arrange a fun and relaxing evening on the beach!