Lifestyle Photography in New Jersey
Paterson, Elizabeth, Edison, Newark, Jersey City, Toms River, Clifton, Trenton, Camden
Need to find a qualified New Jersey lifestyle photographer? Would you like to capture your family in beautiful family portraits? When you hire one of our selected lifestyle photographers to do your next teen, family, couple, or maternity portrait session, you will receive images that highlight you and your loved ones in your day to day setting and highlight the heart of who you are.
Along the coastal region of New Jersey, you will find resorts and beaches in areas like Atlantic City that present memorable family portrait locations for you and can offer attractions and entertainment for your whole family to enjoy. At the top 20% of the state lies the Piedmont region, which includes the industrialized cities that include Jersey City, Newark, Patterson and Elizabeth and also contain New Jersey's rivers, the Hudson River, Passaic River, Remapo River and the Raritan River. This presents your family photographer with an endless supply of lifestyle photography opportunities as you indulge in a classy urban-style family events. With many beautiful lakes tucked in the flat-topped ridges of New Jersey lies the New England Upland, which is known as the Highlands and is located west of the Piedmont. These areas of hills and water present unique and breathtaking locations for family photography. In the Appalachian Ridge and Valley Region in the northwest corner of New Jersey, you will find the gorgeous Kittatinny Mountains and the Delaware River, which provide countless family portrait locations for brilliant lifestyle pictures.
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Sue Barr is an award winning lifestyle photographer whose work includes private fine art and portrait commissions, advertising and editorial assignments as well as numerous gallery shows. Portrait shoots are all on location or at your home in the Tri-State area and beyond. They are relaxed and casual and we recommend everyone wear clothes in the same tone but not matchy. We shoot with professional 35 mm digital cameras and each image can be processed in color or black and white. We are also available for head shots, social media content and any milestone or corporate event you might be be planning.
My photography roots began with a career in photojournalism. I found immense joy getting to discover the communities I lived in while shooting for the local newspapers and having the opportunity to document people’s daily lives. That documentation of daily life is what I am now bringing to my portrait sessions – telling the stories of you and your family: Those every day simple things that we may take for granted. Those little moments that you will want to remember forever. The natural interactions of you with your family.
Basic human nature compels us to take an interest in photography. How can we understand the passage of time, the reality of the past, and of right now, without it? I cannot think of any other medium that so greatly encompasses preservation, appreciation, gratitude, and documentation the way that photography does. Photographs have power. They can transport you to another time, they can conjure a once vivid memory after it fades, they can show you what love looks like and at the very least, they can record a moment or an image of something you never want to forget. The magnitude of family photography is what interests me. I strive to make images that are real, raw, and emotive. They are artistic and classic and genuine and in a few years, or in many years, they will be waiting for you when you want to recall the memories that you are making right now. I have been photographing weddings and families professionally for over 13 years in Philadelphia, New York, and surrounding areas. I've learned that it's not about being in the right place at the right time, it's about being open to everything that is happening around me.
I am the mother of of two beautiful, smart and creative little girls, photographer, wife, business owner and lover of real life. I love the simple in everyday life. I strive to capture my subject being who they are and the in-between, perfectly imperfect moments of you life. I want to tell your story though my lens and preserve it forever in an image. Having been a published newspaper and magazine photojournalist in Western Pennsylvania/Northeast Ohio since the new millennium, I have had photographs published in USA Today, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Post-Gazette and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review and many other newspapers around the world, as well as a few big magazines.
I've contemplated long and hard every single day since I've picked up a camera about why I do what I do and what motivates me. I think about what it means to me and about what it means to other people. There are a few reasons, some have changed, some haven't. The few that drives them all are human connection, relationships, and vulnerability. I feel I have a responsibility to photograph present reality for the sake of human history and future nostalgia. It is very easy for me to connect with people, whether it be my clients or a stranger on the street. I love knowing that through my chosen medium I am able to gain new perspectives of this life, one person at a time. I feel honored and blessed to be able to wake up every morning and tell stories through photographs.
I've been an artist all my life. I was that weird nerdy girl in class always doodling. It was my favorite hobby throughout school all the way into college. I was actually aiming to become an animation and media artist, yet it took a single photograph shot by a photography student to make me change majors. The rest is history. I now enjoy producing quality portraits for clients all around the Delaware Valley from Weddings to Births. I believe in moments over poses and take pride in capturing not just smiles but personalities.
After graduating from nursing school, I spent two years working in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the prestigious Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Feeling a strong call and desire to help others, in June 2007 I left my job in Philadelphia. I took my first trip across the Atlantic Ocean and spent a year volunteering as a nurse in Monrovia, Liberia, onboard the world's largest non-governmental hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, with the medical charity, Mercy Ships. While in Liberia, I began writing about my experiences for several newspapers and magazines in the Philadelphia area. The editors needed images to illustrate my stories, so I ordered my first DSLR camera and began learning how to use it. I quickly realized the power and significance of an image. A single image could transcend distance, time, and situation, to communicate a thought, feeling, or emotion, that was universally recognized in the human experience.
I am an Australian living in the U.S. with my husband and two kids. When my kids moved out of diapers, I took a breath and picked up my husband's Nikon D90 and began, slowly, teaching myself manual photography. I was sick of photographing our family moments using Instagram. I wanted to have full control of the images I was creating. I love to photograph the freehearted, honest and unguarded moments. I try to capture joy. I also try to capture ‘realness’, which is not always picture-perfect. I prefer (I am more comfortable) shooting in natural light with limited posing and props. My passion is to photograph moments that go unnoticed, that may be overlooked - may even be unpleasant. I believe one day you will want a record of what life really looked like for you, at that point in time.
My name is Paula Ortiz. I’m a Family & Lifestyle Photographer, currently based in New York City. For the past two decades, I’ve amassed the experience necessary in order to provide my costumers with professional photos and extraordinary service. My visual identity is organic, bright & clean. Growing up, I was surrounded by photos that depicted my life in an intimate, real and sweet manner. Whenever I go through my albums I get a sense of joy. That sweet nostalgia is the inspiration behind my photographic work and the concept I offer to my clients. My background as a documentary photographer enables me to successfully photograph all types of events, and my love for emotion and beautiful images, allows me to transition effortlessly from Family & Lifestyle to corporate and editorial. My work has been published by Univision NY, The B Collective Magazine, Wikipedia, & Perfete, among others. I can’t wait to capture the essence of your story through minimal, bright and timeless compositions!