Meet Marcella | The Monmouth Moms


Marcella Shook is an incredible photographer in the Monmouth County area. Her bohemian style mixed with airy lighting makes her work picture perfect. Do yourself a favor and check our her website at and visit her on social media, Instagram @marcellashookphoto


Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town?

I am originally from upstate NY and moved to Rumson in 1990.  I reside full time in PA, however still work in NJ.

Child(ren) and Age(s)?

I have a daughter, Madeline age 10 and a son, Charlie age 4.

One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
Spanish was my first language, so I speak it fluently.

Anyone special you would like to thank for helping you through parenthood?

My mom, Veronica and my sister, Paula.

Favorite things to do with your kids?

  • Picking strawberries every year.
  • Going to a farmers market
  • Camping

Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the
corporate world? 

I am a Photographer. I have been one for about 5 years now. I mostly photograph families, children, engaged couples and newborns. I have photographed very important events in the area also.

How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?

I started out photographing friends from High School and then their friends saw their photos and I started getting lots of calls. Social media played a big role too.
Also, the VNA events that I have been lucky to attend and photograph have helped me meet new people.

What is your favorite restaurant in Monmouth County?

Barnacle Bills in Rumson.

What is your favorite activity to do with your child(ren) in Monmouth County?

  • Having a picnic on the beach.
  • Going to Crazees for ice cream.

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