Category - Photography

My name is Stephanie Willoughby and I am a professional published photographer as well as a wife & mother of three, who resides in the great state of New Jersey. I tell other people’s stories through biographical films and photography. It’s my life’s work and I’m so grateful that this is what I’ve been called to do. I’m the kind of person who seeks to find the beauty in every thing, every day. It’s amazing how you find what you are looking for. My daughter will tell you that I’m the best photographer on Earth (she’s little, but she might just be right I hope you’ll check out my work and contact me with your questions and ideas. Stay a while, I’m glad you found me. I started my career right out of college as a television producer. Each moment of creating work that would be seen by millions was thrilling and fun. As time marched on and my family grew, however, I began to concentrate on creating personal, short films to document our lives and tell our stories. It led me to the realization that I could tell the amazing stories of other families and their beautiful children through video and photography as well. What if the very thing that made me happy, brought happiness to others? That’s the heart of my work with Little Love Stories. Little Love Stories will tell your story through photography and films – from start to finish. Your family members will cherish the memories forever and always. And I’m just the very lucky lady who gets to capture it all. “Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still. Let’s stop time together. Let’s capture it the way you want to remember it.” – Stephanie Willoughby EXPERIENCE CREATIVITY THRIVES WITH COLLABORATION THE JOINING OF MIND TO FORGE SOMETHING REAL. – BA NYU Tisch School Of The Performing Arts – Published/Featured Huffington Post Parents – Proud member of the Motherhood Society – National Association of Professional Child Photographers – Preferred School Portrait Photographer of Galapagos Lower & Upper Academy & Chicago Collegiate A PUBLISHED & AWARD WINNING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO IN NORTHERN NEW JERSEY



Jackie Bonnes 2016-09-08
It was such a pleasure working with Gina. Our maternity photos turned out fantastic! She had made the photo shoot a fun and laid back experience which we enjoyed. Gina was very experienced on how to get the perfect photo opportunity and also suggested what poses would work best with each shot, but she did also tell us to be natural and took some candid shots which were just as great if not better than the posed shots. We will definitely be working with her again in the future for upcoming baby pictures. She’s awesome!


Kathryn Begnaud Steffy 2016-09-04 
Gina was amazing! We chose her studio option for our newborn photos and it was a beautiful space. I was nervous about how my newborn might do, but Gina made me feel so relaxed and was a true baby whisperer for our little guy! We love our photos so much and can’t wait to have another session with Gina for his six month photos!
Teleicia Dambreville 2017-02-22
It was truly a pleasure working with Gina. She took the most gorgeous photos and made my husband and I feel instantly comfortable. Her level of customer service is unmatched and the turnaround time on the photos was by far the best we’ve received from any photographer. I highly recommend Gina and her work! Thank you again for capturing our journey to parenthood.
Kate Lyn Jax 2016-22-04
Words can’t express how beautiful Gina’s pictures are, they always exceed my expectations. She somehow manages to take these photos that capture all of my joy and happines being a mother. She provides me with photos that I know I will truly cherish forever.
Gina came to my room at Pennsylvania Hospital, and her photos of my day-old baby were natural and simple, yet breathtaking. Gina has since shot my newborn (2 weeks), 3 and 6 month shoots. Her work ethic and product never cease to amaze me.
I just cannot say enough about how happy I am that I found Gina, and I am excited to use her for the years and children ahead! 😉
Amanda Marchesani 2016-14-04
We chose Gina to do our sons first birthday “smash and splash” after viewing photographs she took of our friends’ son. I was nervous arriving to her studio because we drove over an hour to get to her and of course our boy didn’t nap. However, that was not a problem for Gina. Almost immediately Gina had our son smiling and opening up. She was warm, inviting and obviously good with children! She was quick and efficient, and even when Michael was getting upset during the smash portion, she somehow managed to capture those quiet, beautiful moments in between his fusses. The finished product was an awesome variety of each sequence and they captivated the many sides/faces/feelings of our son! I couldn’t have asked for anything more and look forward to working with her again!
Alex D’Antonio 2017-12-01
THE. BEST. I cry every time I get my pictures back and it’s always within hours. Gina has a way with my son like no other! I highly suggest her.

Erin Dolan-McTighe 2016-27-08
Great to work with… Gina made everyone feel very comfortable and relaxed made for a fun session. Can’t wait to see the pictures!

Bill Knowles 2016-06-02
Gina was phenomenal. We couldn’t be happier with the photos, but what really stood out was her patience and attention to detail. We highly recommend her services and hope to work with her again in the near future.






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Northern New Jersey: Glen Ridge, Essex County, Bloomfield, Montclair, West Orange, Nutley, Verona, East Orange, Belleville, Cedar Grove, North Arlington, Kearny, Lyndhurst, Maplewood, Little Falls, and more!


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