The Side Hustle

Being a mom, entrepreneur AND having a full time career is not easy, but it’s totally doable! I would know – I’ve been doing it for 8 years! Check out my interview on the Heart + Hustle Podcast where I gave a glimpse into my fast paced and jammed pack life behind the lens, some helpful things that have helped me streamline my business to make it more manageable, as well as the changes I’ve made in running after becoming a mommy.  I had such a fun time chatting with Charisma and Angelica and dishing my tips for having a successful side hustle!

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Red Bank, NJ • Styled Product Shoot


If you’re counting calories, I apologize in advance for what you are about to see because it will most certainly ruin your diet! Last spring I had the pleasure of photographing the beautiful work of the ladies of Antoinette Boulangerie in Red Bank, NJ. Their beautiful cakes and pastries are simply to pretty to eat. But if you do manage to take a bite, they taste even more heavenly in your mouth! I had a wonderful time working once again with Katherine Kommer of Baby Showers Inc. who styled these beautiful photos. We also had the beautiful calligraphy of MaryKate Moon, the floral artisty of Water Lily Designs and awesome props provided by Dovetail Vintage Rentals. It was a day of working together as local business owners to empower one another.  Make sure to check out our feature in the Asbury Park Press!

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Four Months

DSC_1366_0234My Jonas is four months and the physical changes in the last month have been minimal, but one thing is certain: he is ALL personality! All smiles, all the time.  If he wasn’t a spitting image of his daddy (I see bits of me too), I’d wonder if he was ours at all.  Kleber and I are both very low key people and tend to keep to ourselves and here comes this high energy, charismatic bundle of joy into our lives! All he does is laugh! With us, with family, with strangers…with anyone! I love that he brings us out of our shell and makes us both laugh a little more. He brings joy to everyone he encounters. He’s already such a little special human being. Even though adjusting to working full time has been hard on me, Jonas doesn’t seem fazed and has been doing very well with our new schedule.  Now that he’s mastered tummy time, we are practicing sitting oh his own. He’s already starting to roll from his tummy to his back, so pretty soon we’ll have our hands full and the real fun begins!

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March 3, 2017 - 8:13 pm

Katherine Vargas - OMG Maddy he is so handsome LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE his big smile
4 month WOW time do fly..

XoXo take care mama.

March 7, 2017 - 7:46 pm

Maddy {Mad Hearts Photography} - Hey Katherine! Thanks you so much! He is awesome! I have way too much fun with him LOL! I’m so lucky to be his mommy!