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About Marianne’s Rustic NJ Newborn & Wedding Photography Studio

marianne-bley-rustic-nj-noewbron-wedding-photography-studioPINAbout Marianne’s Rustic NJ Newborn & Wedding Photography Studio


Welcome and thank you for stopping by! 

I am a visual storyteller, an image craftsman, from the Jersey Shore/central New Jersey area. I live on the barrier islands of NJ, smack between the bay and the ocean on a little island called Chadwick Beach Island. Sounds very exotic, right?! So yes…

I am Marianne, from an island in NJ…

My expertise is in wedding and newborn photography but I consider my speciality, working with people. I was born a people-person, always reaching out to make new friends and build relationships. Although I may come off shy at first meeting, rest assured we will be BFF’s in no time. I am extremely relatable and friendly and find that I have something in common with just about everyone on the planet. 

Warm. Romantic. Emotional. are the words that I use to describe my brand. My perspective behind the lens is creative, modern and unique with a little rustic chic flair. My goal is for your images to look like they could be published in a magazine: clean lines, soft colors with a little romance and laughter sprinkled in… My photographic style can be described as documentary and editorial. I utilize action posing to create candid moments and I photograph all of your details in an editorial fashion to tell your genuine, stunning love story. I love the mixture that these two styles create when building a collection of wedding photos my clients. When picking a portrait or wedding photographer, it is important that you enjoy your photographers personality. Out of all of the vendors that you hire, you will be with your photographer for the majority of your day. If you are a wedding client, your photographer is with you from the moment you have your final hair and makeup details completed until after your wedding cake is cut. Whether you are a portrait or wedding client, your relationship with your photographer will impact the way you images turn out because if you look or feel uncomfortable in anyway, it will be written all over your faces so please make sure that your photographer is a good fit for you before hiring them. 



Marianne Bley is the owner of Imagery by Marianne, located on Chadwick Beach Island (Lavallette, NJ).

Marianne is a portrait & NJ wedding photographer based in Chadwick Beach, New Jersey (near Lavallette, Seaside Heights & Toms River) and she grew up just a few miles away in Point Pleasant, NJ.

Naturally being from the shore, I love the beach and all of it’s sights, sounds and smells. I photograph sunrises and sunsets on a regular basis. I am the sister of a Navy Pilot, I have fraternal twin half-brothers and I am an aunt many times over. I was married in Oct 2013 and am the proud owner of a crazy cat who is the biggest snuggle bug and needs constant affection. Contact me today so we can discuss your personalized portrait session or wedding photography package. I look forward to hearing from you!”

Marianne is a member of Fearless Photographers, Professional Photographers of America (PPA), multiple local professional photography associations and communities and is a preferred vendor to many local wedding venues in New Jersey. She has been featured on The Knot, Rustic Wedding Guide, Wedding Chicks and Grey Likes Weddings. Photographs of Marianne by Kay English Photography


Strickland Blvd Lavallette, NJ 08735 Ocean County New Jersey Wedding Photographer Located between Point Pleasant and Toms River 732-865-4646 NJ Family Beach Portrait Photographer, Normandy Beach, Silver Beach, Ocean Beach, Ortley Beach, Island Beach, Seaside Park, Dover Beaches, Mantaloking, Bay Head, Lavallette, Chadwick Beach

Imagery By Marianne | 480 Strickland Blvd Lavallette, NJ 08735 | | Rustic NJ Newborn & Wedding Photography Studio | Ocean & Monmouth County NJ Photography 



  • Jennifer Pryor - Hi!

    I was given your information from my soon to be cousin in law Jessica. You were their photographer and the pictures were absolutely amazing! My fiance and I are getting married on April 22, 2017 in Lambertville NJ. I was wondering if you can give us a quote if you are available?

    I hope to hear from you soon!


  • Angela Ippolito - Hi Marianne,

    Fellow Chadwick Beach dweller 🙂 I grew up going to Chadwick Beach Island most of my life. My parents built one of the first houses on the island. We lived 6 house up from the bay beach on Tamiami! Some of my greatest memories and friends are from Chadwick. My parents sold in 2009. I can finally say it without crying :).

    Anyway…I am getting married (after 30 years) to my high school sweetheart on Friday, May 4th at The Avenue in Long Branch. Can you send me your availability and pricing. Second wedding so we want casual and sweet candid shots. Your work looks perfect.


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