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BEHIND THE SCENES at a headshot session

2019-11-13T17:02:22-05:00November 16th, 2019|Corporate photography, creative, Family portraits, Headshots, Montclair, Phil Cantor, Photography|

Had a wonderful headshot portrait session with Kevin. (Why do you need a headshot???? Click here!) This is probably my favorite lighting set up for business headshots. Notice the small light behind his head, this is what’s known as the rim light, or edge light. It provides a beautiful outline around his figure allowing him to “pop” from the darker background and giving a much stronger shape to his form. Need a business or family [...]

The Stars of the Show

2019-11-07T12:04:52-05:00February 28th, 2019|Essex County, Family portraits, Montclair, New Jersey, North Jersey, Northern New Jersey, Phil Cantor, Photography, portraits, Studio|

The Ngeyesan family from Bloomfield, New Jersey have been regular clients as I document their growing family each year. They last were in to commemorate Tracey's pregnancy, and this was the first portrait with the new baby. The kids became the stars of the show: they loved the studio, the lights, the camera, and the directing. They are definitely natural born actors / models. The sheer amount of energy coming from the kids was enough [...]

A Hole in the Ceiling?

2019-11-07T12:05:23-05:00February 21st, 2019|Essex County, Family portraits, Montclair, New Jersey, North Jersey, Northern New Jersey, Phil Cantor, Photography, portraits, Studio|

The energy that develops during a family portrait can be something really magical. A few weeks ago, the Nee family came in to get portraits taken. The session starts slowly as we get used to each other, but quickly it changed to laughing and having a great time.     It was then that I wanted to do something really fun, something that would push my own creative envelope. I decided to "manufacture"  a portrait [...]

2018 Fall Family Portraits in the Leaves

2019-07-22T10:43:12-05:00October 27th, 2018|fall portraits, Family portraits, Montclair, New Jersey, Phil Cantor, Photography, portraits|

On Saturday, November 17th, I’ll be hosting my popular Portraits in the Leaves at South Mountain Reservation in South Orange, New Jersey! There is no better time for your Fall Family Portraits…trust me!  Whether it’s your child’s first year at school or last year before college, autumn is a fantastic time to capture the essence of your family. Let the vibrant leaves be the backdrop of this unique and exciting family event that you will remember for years to [...]

Time Lapse Family Portrait

2018-12-02T10:16:55-05:00June 13th, 2018|Bergen County, Family portraits, Phil Cantor, Studio|

Montclair, NJ Family Portrait Photographer Phil Cantor writes: Time Lapses. Time passes. The Lee family from Bergen County arrived at my studio with an interesting idea. They had taken a family portrait 15 years ago, by another photographer, that they wanted to recreate. The challenge was to capture the family in the studio as they appear TODAY ... in the same positions from 15 years ago! I consulted the original photograph in order to position [...]