Childhood Unplugged

Childhood Unplugged is a project born from the idea that devoting time to bond with your children and getting back to the art of play is of the utmost importance.

Being one of the first members of this project is something I am so proud of. We have been going strong for almost two years now!!! Month over month we take the time to photograph our children with our “big cameras” and celebrate the art of play.

Other core photographers belonging to this project who I truly admire are:

Carolyn Mara

Ashley Jennett

Monica Calderin

To visit the other photographers’ work please visit Childhood Unplugged


A first birthday smash cake in our backyard

Childhood Unplugged • August 2017

Happy 1st Birthday to my sweet baby girl Taylor Ash! She is the definition of Childhood Unplugged, untainted byView full post »

Childhood Unplugged • July 2017

Childhood Unplugged at Applegate Farms in Montclair, New Jersey! This outdoor oasis  in the middle of the beautifulView full post »

April in the park checking out the cherry blossom trees

Childhood Unplugged • May 2017

April’s Childhood Unplugged day allowed for us to celebrate spring at its finest here in the Northeast! EveryView full post »

swimming in the water

Childhood Unplugged • April 2017

Childhood Unplugged, West Palm Beach style…. We usually take a trip to visit my family in West Palm Beach, FL inView full post »

Childhood Unplugged, dirt and noise kids

Childhood Unplugged • March 2017

For Childhood Unplugged this month, the incredible fashionista Melissa Adler from Dirt and Noise Kids was kind enoughView full post »

Childhood Unplugged • January 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! This year we had so much to celebrate including selling and buying our new home in Essex Fells, NJ,View full post »

Childhood Unplugged – November 2016

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! For the November Childhood Unplugged I always let the girls run free in their costumes somewhere funView full post »

Childhood Unplugged - October at the Highlawn Pavillion in West Orange, NJ

Childhood Unplugged – October 2016

Childhood Unplugged is about celebrating the art of play and so much more… Three years ago I committed toView full post »

Childhood Unplugged, At home with a new baby

Childhood Unplugged September 2016

Having welcomed our newest addition just 7 weeks ago, we have spent much of our time this summer at home, together,View full post »

Childhood Unplugged July edition, Voice Recital in Montclair, NJ

Childhood Unplugged – July 2016

I adore everything about being a part of Childhood Unplugged. The fact that despite how pregnant I am, I know I have toView full post »

Memorial Day weekend 2016, Essex Fells, fun and games at a town picnic

Childhood Unplugged – June Edition

Childhood Unplugged – June Edition 2016 Memorial Day Weekend has always been our kick off to summer! And summerView full post »

Childhood Unplugged - May - Feeding fish at the Sailfish Marina and visiting the Manatee Lagoon in West Palm Beach

Childhood Unplugged – May

For this months Childhood Unplugged I decided to wait until our Florida vacation to take some shots of the girls.View full post »

Long Beach Island in the Spring, Beach Haven visit for Childhood Unplugged

Childhood Unplugged – April

Childhood Unplugged is such a special project to me and month over month I find myself so thankful to have been pushedView full post »

childhood Unplugged, Suburban life on a dead end street, ride on cars and kids, audrey blake photography. the art of play

Childhood Unplugged – March

This month for my Childhood Unplugged entry I decided to keep it simple and document a typical afternoon walking theView full post »

Childhood Unplugged, February, blizzard 2016, audrey blake breheney, audrey blake photography, documentary style photography, lifestyle family photography

Childhood Unplugged – February Edition

January 2016 brought the 4th worst winter storm in the past 100 years!!! I thought this was the perfect setting forView full post »

Childhood Unplugged, Happy New Year, Family traditions that leave a mark

Childhood Unplugged – January

HAPPY NEW YEAR from Childhood Unplugged!!! 2016 is already off with a bang for our family with a move in just a fewView full post »

childhood unplugged, december edition, picking out a christmas tree

Childhood Unplugged – December

For the December edition of Childhood Unplugged we decided to repeat last year’s outing and pick out ourView full post »

Halloween Costume ideas, kids getting ready for halloween, childhood unplugged, evie from the descendants,

Childhood Unplugged – November

For the Childhood Unplugged November edition, historically I have always done something around Halloween. This year weView full post »

Childhood Unplugged, The Art of Play, kids in the woods, Audrey Blake, Audrey Blake Breheney

Childhood Unplugged – October

Childhood Unplugged  October 2015 is extra special as it marks the 24th month I have photographed my children at playView full post »

Gorgeous photo at the beach, Long Beach Island, Childhood Unplugged, Beach Haven, NJ, Audrey Blake, Audrey Blake Photography, Audrey Blake Breheney

Childhood Unplugged – Beach Haven Family Vacation – September

For the September edition of Childhood Unplugged, I wanted to capture what this past summer looked and felt likeView full post »

Childhood Unplugged August edition. Photos taken in Point Pleasant, Ship Bottom, and Beach Haven New Jersey by Audrey Blake of Audrey Blake photography

Summer Vacation! Childhood Unplugged – August

This family lives for summer vacation. We try our best to spend one if not two weeks every summer in Long Beach Island,View full post »

childhood unplugged, girls just wanna have fun., kids and instruments

Keeping the kids unplugged when it rains ALL weekend long – Childhood Unplugged

Keeping the kids unplugged when it rains ALL weekend long is not an easy feat. We are not a 100% unplugged household,View full post »

Pug love, kids and dogs, childhood unplugged, audrey blake breheney

Childhood Unplugged – June

For Childhood Unplugged this month we started a garden in our very own backyard! After a trip to the local gardenView full post »

Childhood unplugged May edition, Audrey Blake Photography

Childhood Unplugged – May

Recently, we spent 2.5 weeks in my old stomping ground of West Palm Beach, FL. One of my very favorite spots toView full post »

Childhood Unplugged April Edition, Audrey Blake Photography

Childhood Unplugged – April

For this months Childhood Unplugged I am thrilled to be visiting West Palm Beach, Florida with my whole family.  FromView full post »

Spending our family sunday unplugged at the Montclair Art Museum

Childhood Unplugged – March

The Montclair Art Museum has a special exhibit going on called Come As You Are: Art of the 1990’s. We decided toView full post »

sharing a cup of tea with her american girl doll at teaberry

Childhood Unplugged – February

On a dreary and very icy winter day we found ourselves among the fancy in an old fashioned tea parlor and restaurantView full post »

christmas activities for kids, letters to santa, audrey blake photography, childhood unplugged

Childhood Unplugged – January

I have to say this Holiday Season we were so blessed with tons of fun family events and activities! Starting inView full post »

audrey blake photography, childhood unplugged

Childhood Unplugged – December

The Holidays are here!!! Like most families we really like to soak up every inch of the holiday season for as long asView full post »

Elsa and Anna at Kips Castle

Childhood Unplugged • November

October is always one of my favorite months of the year. It starts with my first daughter’s birthday and endsView full post »

Little Girls with Balloons, Audrey Blake Photography LLC

Celebrating One Year Of Childhood Unplugged!!! October Edition

I can hardly believe it has been one year since Childhood Unplugged was born! I am so grateful to Monica Calderin forView full post »

Childhood Unplugged • September

Last week we were so blessed to have been invited to spend a few days in Shelter Island, NY.  The town, the home, theView full post »

Childhood Unplugged • August

This month was extra special as we celebrated life unplugged with one of my closest friends and her beautiful childrenView full post »

July • Childhood Unplugged

Summer is such an incredibly fun time in the Northeast! We live for the days spent at our Town Pool and this edition ofView full post »

Childhood Unplugged • June

This Memorial Day weekend we spent time in one of my favorite New Jersey towns with one of my very favorite families!View full post »

Childhood Unplugged • May

It has been a long hard winter in the Northeast and my children couldn’t be happier to be basking in the rays ofView full post »

Childhood Unplugged • April

One of my favorite things to do with my children during the week is take them for yogurt at our favorite local spot,View full post »