The first time I spoke with Jenny on the phone to begin planning our photo shoot, it was a series of excited "yes, I know"s and "yes, exactly!!!"s and more of "yes, that's so true!"s back and forth. It was clearly just one of those times we were destined to come into each other's lives, and this photo shoot was just the right excuse to make it happen!
The Daly Family call themselves "The Daly Bunch", in a humorous way, after The Brady Bunch. Both Scott and Jenny have their first daughters Amelia and Ava, and Emily, respectively, from their previous marriages, and they decided to unite their lives under one roof, joined by their mutual babies Abigail and Scott Jr., adored by all their elder sisters.
I met The Dalys in their North Caldwell home, at the end of a lovely cul de sac. As soon as the door opened, I felt a rush of bubbly energy, love and joy wash over me! I am an energy-feeler and an empath, and I have a tendency to immediately read the energy in a space. It fills my heart with joy when this level of positivity comes over me, and I just wanted to throw my camera on the floor and hug everyone! LOL! If you know me, you are probably visualizing this scene, because I actually did some of that - it was before the coronavirus social distancing times, so we were all cool with that :)
This beautiful family is a modern family, where Jenny proudly wears the skirt to bring in the bread as a Vice President of Wealth Management and Financial Advisor at Janny Montgomery Scott LLC, and Scott proudly wears the pants running the household, taking care of the kids and attending to their education and activities as their stay at home father. Clearly it takes a strong level of mutual trust, respect and self confidence for any family to step outside of the "typical" roles, and it's easy to see why Jenny and Scott are so good at it. These two love-birds have known each other forever, and developed a deep friendship before anything else. They shared with me their photo albums from their teenage years, and I got to photograph them holding their first ever picture together in their hands, now adorned by their wedding bands. I can't think of too many scenes more meaningful to a loving couple than this - history, longevity, friendship, commitment, endurance, all in one little photo.
The kids are an absolute bundle of joy, each one sweet, kind and special. The little ones are bursting with such bomb-like energy, you have to know them to appreciate the personalities! They all share a special bond and care for each other immensely.
My day with The Daly Bunch was absolute joy and fun. Getting to know them, hearing their stories, feeling their love just warmed my heart, and I am honored and blessed to meet them, as I look forward to many more years of friendship and making memories together.
If you get to see them around town, say hello! And if you're searching for an experienced financial advisor to help you navigate through your finances, help you organize and simplify your life by streamlining your finances, you can find Jenny at [email protected] or call her at 201.883.5615. Her clients adore her and I am sure it's for al the good reasons.
Some of the photographs from our photo shoot were published in the March 2020 issue of the North Caldwell Magazine, where The Daly Family was the cover family of the same issue, accompanied by an article written by NC resident Kat Krannich.