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The Best Photographers in the Montclair + Essex County Area

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Photographers help capture all of life’s big and small moments like weddings, newborns, parties, headshots, and everything in between. No matter the occasion, hiring the right photographer for the job means you don’t have to stress about memories being preserved. There are some incredible photographers based right here in Essex County who either have studios or are willing to travel to your event. Keep reading to learn more about some of the talented photographers based in the Essex County Area.

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Brian Delia Photography | 756 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona

Brian Delia Photography is an award-winning trendy and creative wedding photography studio based in Verona. Brian Delia started the company in 2009 and the team has grown to include 20 photographers and cinematographers. The company was even inducted into The Knot Hall of Fame in 2018. In addition to wedding photography, Brian Delia Photography does maternity, boudoir, and engagement sessions

By Veronica Photography | 629 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair

Veronica Castillo founded her studio in 2013 and has since become known in the area for her portfolio of dreamy photojournalistic images. By Veronica specializes in wedding and special event photography as well as in-studio portrait shots. The award-winning team includes five incredible photographers who follow the motto “Take care of your memories, for you cannot relive them.”

Carianne Hixson Photography | Montclair

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Carianne Hixson is a Montclair-based photographer who told Montclair Girl that her “motivation is simple— capture nostalgia, and freeze frame the human experience in time.” Carianne first discovered her eye for photography over a decade ago when she was selected to exhibit her work in the 2012 Monmouth County Museum Juried Photography Exhibit. She said this led to her street photography journey where she captures New York City “in its rawest and most candid form.” She hosted her first photography exhibit, Reflections, in 2015 and has since worked with local businesses, fashion stylists, and families for baby showers and maternity shoots. 

Carley Storm Branding Co. | Essex County

Carley Storm is a brand photographer and video producer based in Bloomfield. She took her photography business full-time in 2018 and has been helping small business owners and entrepreneurs tell their stories and attract customers ever since. Her services include everything from a budget-friendly “Quickie Session” that comes with 10 images to a “VIP Day Brand Experience” with about 200 images, 5 outfit changes, plus hair, makeup, and a stylist. 

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Celestina Ando | 7 Park Street, Suite 202, Montclair

Accountant turned photographer Celestina Ando specializes in contemporary portrait photography. Her Montclair studio welcomes clients of all ages and backgrounds who are looking for bride-to-be, boudoir, and milestone portraits. Celestina has exhibited her work and won multiple photography awards since taking her creative career full-time in 2016.

Entwined Studio | Montclair


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Entwined Studio is a wedding and lifestyle photography studio based in Montclair. Angie, the creative force behind the camera, started the studio 10 years ago with her husband Matt. Angie started her career as a producer in NYC but realized she loved setting up shots and creating the perfect frames to tell stories. Her portfolio showcases her elegant, glamorous style, and the reviews highlight her kind, calming presence. 

Jorge Garcia Photography | Montclair

Jorge Garcia has worked as a production artist for Vanity Fair and Vogue brings this experience to every wedding he shoots. As a wedding photographer, he specializes in capturing the intimate, organic, and emotional moments throughout his client’s special day. His services include weddings, engagement shoots, full-story albums, and videography.

Mark Jaworski | 408 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair

Mark Jaworski is a family-run photography business with a 3,000-square-foot studio in downtown Montclair. Mark’s passion for photography has taken him around the world and the bio on his website says, “I’m grateful every day that I get to spend my time doing something I love so dearly.” In addition to weddings and corporate headshots, he also has experience in music videos and music photography.

Milton Gil | 305 Bloomfield Avenue, Nutley

Milton Gil Photography brings a photojournalistic and artistic style to wedding and engagement shoots. The team also provides high-end cinematography to any client looking for a movie-quality wedding video. Wedding packages include two photographers and clients can expect to see your wedding photos one month after the big day.

Moments Photography Studio | 134 Franklin Avenue, Nutley

Moe Alyasini began his career as a civil engineer before deciding to follow his true passion as a portrait and fashion photographer. He uses his background when creating the perfect lighting for each shot. Moe welcomes clients to his 700-square-foot studio in Nutley for maternity shoots, corporate headshots, portraits, and more. He also travels for fashion, wedding, and engagement shoots.

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New Moon Photography | 54 S. Park Street, Montclair

Brittany DeMaio started New Moon Photography in 2015 and continues to run a team of passionate photographers in Montclair. The studio focuses on kid and family photos and the portfolio is filled with newborn, maternity, birthday, and family shots. Outdoor and studio sessions are available depending on the image the client wants. Memberships are even available for family milestones at every stage.

Phil Cantor | 250 Pompton Avenue, Verona

Phil Cantor is an award-winning photographer who has more than 25 years of professional experience capturing family portraits, fashion photography, and professional headshots. His studio in Verona is convenient for anyone in Essex County who needs to freshen up the images on their website or LinkedIn. He also occasionally offers workshops so you can pick up some skills to get behind the camera yourself.

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