Welcome! I am Amy Ortiz, a Cherry Hill, New Jersey Custom Photographer specializing in natural light and studio portraits for maternity, babies, newborns, children, teens and families. Here you will find my latest works of arts, contest information, news and more.  
 
My love and passion is capturing special moments and memories that last a lifetime.  
 
I could bore you by sharing my favorite foods (Italian), my favorite flavor of ice cream (mint chocolate chip), and describing my dream vacation (which would be a trip to Hawaii for a month with the hubby), but like I said, that would be boring. But if you really must know something about me, you should know that I value my Faith, Family and Photography. I think that I am fun to be around, and most importantly, I take wonderful portraits and can't wait to start creating some ART for you. 
 
I am a photographer in South Jerse
y including Cherry Hill, Cinnaminson, Merchantville, Mt. Laurel,Haddonfield, Moorestown, Voorhees, Marlton, Medford, Lumberton, Burlington,Mt. Holly, Collingswood, Atlantic City, Ocean City, LBI, Brigantine, Philadelphia, King of Prussia and Delaware.  
 
So let's chat! I'm available for coffee, tea, lunch, or even by phone. Click here to get in touch with me!  
 
Please browse the site, check out my work and leave a comment. I LOVE hearing from you! 
 
 
"Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow. - Imogen Cunningham 
 
 

What are you eatting, with a newborn?


Monday, Sep. 15, 2014  |  Newborns
I will never forget 14 years ago leaving the hospital with my newborn baby and wondering what on earth I was going to eat! I was so hungry!! After having an emergency C-section and 23 hours of labor, learning how to nurse a newborn and having a 4 day hospital stay, it was time for some real serious food! All I could think about was greasy food and fries! I remember having this amazing cheesesteak sandwich, not once or twice, but several times over the next two weeks. I also remember - very well - sitting up all night wondering why my baby wasn't nursing, or latching on and when he did finally nurse - why was he then gassy all night long! This is MOTHERHOOD? Wow. Not quite what I had expected. And so I found myself two weeks later sobbing at the office of my Pediatrician. I couldn't carry the baby, I was far too sore. I could barely nurse and I hadn't slept in 500 years it seemed. I also remember the best words I ever heard someone say and they were " are you ok?". She - the Pediatrician - who was to care for my new baby - asked if I, was ok. No, I was not ok. I told her about the gassiness, the fussiness and why on earth is my baby not eating and sleeping so soundly. 
 
She did the best thing that has not only happened for me as a Mother, but as a newborn photographer 14 years later. She gave me the list. The nursing list of foods to avoid. Not only did this list work, it really worked! I followed it line by line and when I strayed, we were up all night - it was just that simple. The only thing I could stray from was chocolate from time to time. Tomatoes? Forget it! It just wasn't worth staying up all night. Pizza is quick to eat, but then when your baby is gassy all night long, somehow that pizza didn't look too good. Soda - forget it! Dairy - no way! What did work? Yummy pasta with oil, wheat bread and light butter, mashed potatoes and amazing steak! All of these things kept me healthy, fed and my baby not only nursing but sleeping better then any baby we had ever met. All of our friends used to comment on how well our babies slept and they still joke that our kids didn't see the moon for years - because they slept so well! I tested the list of course. I had to know if it was the food or luck of the day. I was quite convinced as some days my son was perfect - all was well - and other days when I tried to eat berries or gassy vegetables things were a hot mess! So the good news is, we had an easy remedy! It was only about 3 months on this adjusted diet until things were smooth sailing. Little by little I introduced new foods and nursed along the way. 
 
 
 
Now 14 years later I pass this list on to every one we meet. This list has made it around the world and goes to every single newborn client before they come to our studio! We ask them to skip the berries, hold the tomatoes and please pass on the Mexican 48 hours before their session! Does it work? 99% of the time and I have the clients to prove it! Now, every baby is different yes. In my own experience this list was gold for all 3 of my kids, and when all else failed we loved Gripe Water. My clients tell me over and over it saved them too and they slept much better. Are babies fussy? Of course. Gassy, sure? Will this list work for every baby - no. But it works for some and to me, that's worth passing it on. 
 
Some people will say they ate anything and everything and it didn't affect their babies. That's super awesome. It wasn't the case for me and many times its not the case for many other Mamas. Food has changed over the years and much of it affects us as grownups - now imagine a teeny tiny new digestive system. If nothing else, I ask my clients to eat healthy, take care of themselves and know their bodies and their babies cues. If you have a grunty, gassy baby, find out why. For photographers, when I teach them, I encourage them to educate their clients - talk to them and help pass it on. 
 
So...if you are a photographer, pass it on to your clients. 
 
If you are a Mom - try it, you just might get a good nights sleep! 
 
Oh and the list!.....here it is. Psst, pass it on.
In our studio we suggest Moms feed babies at our studio before there portrait session. 
Whether you are a nursing Mama or formula feeding, we do everything we can to make your baby comfortable; 
such as swaddling, sushing, white noise and heaters! 
 
We always recommend consulting with your Pediatrician or your Lactician. 
 
 
Article written by Ana Brandt. Thank you for these wise words I couldn't have said it better.  
http://theartofpregnancyandnewborn.net/2013/12/the-nursing-food-guide/
If you are looking for a New Jersey Child, Newborn or Maternity Photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns!  
It is important, I have already starting booking as far out as November! Feel free to contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 856-912-0731  
 
Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.  
 
Don't forget to leave a comment and hit the Facebook like button, there is a quick link right at the top right of the website. Keep up with all the new things happening here at Saje Photography!
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Little Girl Portriats


Monday, Sep. 1, 2014  |  Children
Before you have a child you know your life will be different but you never realize how much. So what does having a child really mean?  
If you stop to think about it, you don't just have a "baby" but you truly create another human being, a person who will assume a role in our world and will influence its direction. A Newborn baby so perfect and so Pure.. Enjoy your newborn baby, while you can! 
 
Take advantage of your baby's perfect design and carry, hold your newborn and baby as much as possible because soon that baby will turn into a Toddler just like this beauty here. Baby M is such a beautiful little girl she has a smile that will light up a whole room.  
When I first meet this little girl we were both very new to each other but I have since falling in love with this beautiful little girl.  
 
Thank you R Family for allowing me to be a part of this beautiful and stunning child's life. She was a joy to have in my Cherry Hill NJ area Studio. 
I can't wait to capture more Portraits of her very soon.  
 
If you are looking for a New Jersey Child, Newborn or Maternity Photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns!  
It is important, I have already starting booking as far out as September! Feel free to contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 856-912-0731  
 
Here are just some of the cities I serve in New Jersey Cherry Hill, Collingswood, Haddonfield, Maple Shade, Burlington, Voorhees, Lumberton, Mt. Laurel, Moorestown, Hamilton, Egg Harbor, Ocean City, Marlton, Medford, Medford Lakes, Pennsauken, Camden, Cinnaminson, Delran, Delanco, Palmyra, Riverside, Riverton, Lindenwold, Pine Hill, Wilingboro, Wildwood, Brigantine, Mount Holly, haddon heights, Berlin, Pitman, hammonton, Glassboro, Westfield, Westhampton, Southhampton. 
 
Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.  
 
Don't forget to leave a comment and hit the Facebook like button, there is a quick link right at the top right of the website. Keep up with all the new things happening here at Saje Photography!
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South Jersey Top Newborn, Kid & Children Photographer


Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014  |  News
When I received an email from Soho Happening letting me know that I was just nominated of all of the hundreds of Photographer in New Jersey to be 2014 kid/child Top photographer I was truly Flabbergasted. Never in my live would I have thought that something I loved so much others would stand among my peers as the TOP.  
While I was very tickled at being nominated as Top Kid and Child Photographer never in a million years would I have thought that I would be awarded as the winner..  
I remember I was here in my Cherry Hill NJ Studio Editing a session of a beautiful Newborn baby girl. I was sipping on my coffee and checking my emails when I noticed a former client who I had the privilege of Photographing her beautiful family, she wanted to congratulate me on becoming the winner of 2014 SOHO Happening as TOP Kid and Child Photographer of NJ. I nearly chocked on my coffee.  
 
While I have always been a lover of my work(hehe!) weather it's Newborns, maternity, children, families or seniors. I Just have always been a humble person and still cant image it. It gives me the giggles just thinking about it, that this passion of mine that I call a JOB others love so very much.  
I want to Thank all of my past and present clients for using Saje Photography. I try to always to remember to capture your moments as if they were my very own family. Weather I do your session in my studio, in your house for a lifestyle session, on a Beach, or at a park.. I am always ready to capture they happy times in your family..  
 
Check out my newest award badge.  
 
Thank you Soho Happening for awarding me the winner and any who voted for me.  
 
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This beauty is turning One years old.


Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014  |  Children
I was so excited when this family contacted me to document their daughter turning 1. Mom requested a cake smash and I was beyond thrilled! This little cutie wasn't interested in making a huge mess, but still had fun exploring her cake. Thanks for the opportunity to capture this fun moment in your lives. Hugs
Saje photograph maternity sessions on location in and around the New Jersey & Philadelphia area. My maternity sessions are typically scheduled during 30-35 wees, at this time Mom has a nice beautiful pregnancy glow and a beautiful bump and can enjoy her photo shoot.  
In the pre consultation we will talk about what you are looking to capture in your photography session. We will go over wardrobe and discuss a location weather it be near my studio, In your home or at another location. When it comes to the location it all depends on who you are and what you are looking to achieve in your photo session. I always include the spouses, partners, siblings and how can we forget about our other family members our dogs. If you would like to talk about a maternity, newborn session for you please feel free to email or call me I would love to discuss ideas for a custom maternity newborn baby session.  
 
Ever wonder where Saje Photography serves? Here are just a few locations that Saje Photography work has been know to be in. Cherry Hill, Marlton, Haddonfield, Moorestown, Lumberton, Mt. holly, Mt. Laurel, Palmyra, Burlington, Cinnaminson, Collingswood, Hainesport, Riverton, Medford, Medford Lakes, Pine Hill, West Deptford, Haddon Township, Voorhees, Woolwich, Southampton, Westhampton, Delran, Mantua, Berlin, Merchantville, Runnemede, Chesterfield, North Hanover, Edison, Clayton, Deptford, Gibbsboro, Newark, Elizabeth, Toms River, Hamilton, Union City, Vineland, Piscataway, Parsippany, Evesham, Hoboken, Wayne, Egg Harbor, Teaneck, Atlantic City, Westfield, Princeton, Stafford Township, Maple Shade, Middlesex, Oakland, Ocean City, Bellmawr, Brigantine, East Rutherford, Haddon Heights, Shamong, Mullica Township, Mullica Hill, Margate City, Delanco, Avalon, and Runnemede. This is just to name a few.  
 
Saje Photography has been voted the top Newborn & Child photographer of South Jersey. All Maternity sessions are discounted with booked newborn babies to bellies session.  
 
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Sailor Newborn baby boy portraits


Monday, Aug. 18, 2014  |  Newborns
Oh sweet Jack - you are such a squishy little bundle of awesome! You have a pouty face that's TO DIE FOR, and your cheeks beg to be kissed. And don't get me started on the sweetest baby fuzz ever. Seriously baby Jack!!! Seeing you make me continue to want to have a baby boy. You are so cute your almost to much.... in a good way of course. It's just cuteness overload when it comes to you baby blue. Your eyes are amazing. I could literally snuggle with you all day. I am sure your mommy and daddy do it all the time. I wish my little girls could stay 8 days old just like Jack Geez!  
 
 
Thank you I family for allowing Jack to come into my studio. I had a blast with the little one.
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