2020 Baby New Year Giveaway

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New Years and New Babies bring such hope! We love to celebrate the new year by giving away a newborn photoshoot to the 1st baby born in 2020 (local babies only as you will need to visit our studio for the shoot). The winner will receive a 40-minute session in our studio and a custom 8×10 print, valued at $495.

If you or a friend are expecting- enter to win!

Here’s how to enter:

-Follow our Instagram at @HartshornPortraiture

-Tag a friend and their due date

-Email us when the baby is born at melanie@hartshornportraiture.com with the date and time of birth

  • We will announce the winner on 1/2/20 on our Instagram and Facebook feeds

Remember- this is a session for the 1st baby born in the new year- babies born before 1/1/2020 are not eligible (sorry!)

Don’t Miss: NJ Holiday Markets

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Holiday goals to find special gifts and shop locally? Perhaps even fit in a visit with Santa and some seasonal holiday adult beverages? The answer is a local holiday market!

Artist & Maker Happy Holiday Market   Jersey City NJ

December 16, 19, 21, 22, 23 Mon-Fri, 4 PM-8 PM
Sat-Sun, 12 PM-6 PM
Shop for locally-made jewelry, candles, specialty food items and handmade gifts right outside the Grove Street PATH station. This market features emerging new makers and established artists offering one-of-a-kind items  The open-air bazaar seeks to support handmade goods as an alternative to mass-produced items

Holiday Marketplace at HCCC   Jersey City, NJ

December 14, 12 PM – 3 PM
Shop and support Hudson County Community College at their annual Holiday craft market featuring hademade crafts and gifts as well as activities and a visit with Santa for the little ones.

Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar 

December 14, 15, 21, 22 11 AM – 6 PM
Stay warm as you wanderthe aisles at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park for the best regional artists, vendors, and shops selling art, jewelry, home goods and food gifts. You can also enjoy live music and enjoy seasonally food and drink. There’s a visit with Santa and holiday crafts for the children abd best of all- free holiday parking around the town every weekend leading up to Christmas.

Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten’s Weihnachtsmarkt

Fri-Sun through December 22, 12 PM-7 PM
This is a rooftop European holiday market with over 25 vendors selling artisan gifts, seasonal foods and handmade toys. Live music and cocktails for the adults while kids visit with Santa!

The Herbary Holiday Handmade Market – Howell NJ

December 14, 10 AM-5 PM
This garden center at Bear Creek Farm is hosting a group of handmade artists and makers in their greenhouse. Shop their artisanal wares for  friends and family and stop by the petting area to vvisit with the bunnies and goats

Pitman Winter Village– Pitman NJ
December 14th, 5 PM – 9 PM
It’s a bit of a trek but a lifetime away! Visit this Victorian village, where you can shop for unique, handmade gifts more than 30 vendors. Children will love visiting with Santa or riding the free trolley. Make s’mores on one of the bonfires and sample wassail, wandering beneath the holiday lights.

Morris County Winter Farmers’ Market– Morristown, NJ
December 14 & 21, 10 AM-1 PM
Fill your Winter table with local treats from the Morris County Winter Farmers’ Market offering wares from more than 20 farmers and local food vendors. The hopes is to develop a local food system to allow patrons to eat seasonally as well as locally. Shop fredh produce, farm-raised beef, pork and poultry and fresh seafood. Don;t miss the baked goods and if baking yourself- farm fresh eggs!

Bell Works Fresh Holiday Market -Holmdel, NJ

Now through December 18, Wednesdays, 12PM – 6PM
If the weather outside looks frightful, you can still shop at this indoor market with 80+ local farmers, the market will be taking place every Wednesdayleading up to Christmas. Santa Claus will be in attendance each week, and available for photos! Bell Works Fresh will also be running and coat and toy drive for the community YMCA.


A Gallery Wall- The Story of Us

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If you are considering a gallery wall for your home we can help. There are no absolutes when putting your gallery together and no room is exempt. I am happy to work with you using images from your family’s history, such as a wedding or grandparent image- as well as images taken by Hartshorn through the years

Bathrooms & Kitchens I think that anything goes in these locations and artwork here is unexpected and striking. We have a stretched canvas of our girls which has been in the bathroom for 2 years and has not been damaged by moisture.

The kitchen makes a fantastic place to hang non-traditional images and makes a great conversation-starter when you entertain.

Bedrooms I tend like a more subdued feel in the bedroom because I believe that bedrooms should be restful sanctuaries. Sepia prints and watercolors with softer colors work well.

Hallways Corridors are perfect for creating a gallery wall of mismatched frames and styles. I encourage people to have art in a variety of media – prints, hand torn watercolors and canvases in both sepia and color. Start your wall here and you can absolutely go floor to ceiling with mixed media art & photos.

A gallery wall in your home is a living, growing thing and it is our pleasure to assist clients in assembling their own collection year by year or creating a new wall design when a home is purchased. I’d love to work with you to assemble a wall of images we’ve taken of your family over the years. Please email me at jennifer@hartshornportraiture.com and let’s get started.