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2018 Fall Family Portraits in the Leaves

2018-12-02T10:04:52+00:00October 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 [...]

Professionals: How to Prepare For Your Professional Headshot

2018-10-17T16:39:49+00:00October 17th, 2018|Headshots, Phil Cantor, portraits, professional headshot|

Taking a professional headshot can sometimes be a stressful process. You may not realize it, but there are a lot of things to consider when you’re trying to market yourself as a professional. What type of market are you working in? How do you want to be perceived? How do you want to represent your business? These may seem like loaded questions to be asking for a simple picture. But they’re definitely something to consider [...]

Montclair Oktoberfest 2018

2018-12-02T10:07:08+00:00October 13th, 2018|Montclair, New Jersey, Phil Cantor, Photography, portraits, Special Events|

Wow, what a turn out for this year's Oktoberfest in Montclair, NJ! All because of the 5,500 of you that made it out a few weeks ago to Lackawanna Plaza in downtown Montclair for the annual festival. Oktoberfest in Montclair is where you can eat good food, drink good beer, listen to music AND, as usual, the PHIL CANTOR PHOTOGRAPHY PhotoBooth/Studio was there. The goal has always been to take the silliest photos of [...]

2018 Bicycle “Tour De Montclair”

2018-12-02T10:11:19+00:00October 10th, 2018|Biking, Montclair, New Jersey, Phil Cantor, Photography, portraits, Special Events|

The 2018 bicycle “Tour De Montclair” was held this past weekend starting at Lackawanna Plaza. Phil Cantor Photography was there to share the fun with all the bike riders with our "Pedal Portrait Project"! It was a photo booth designed so bikers and pedestrians alike could come and get their photo taken.  It was hilarious. Whole families turned out, some with infants in baby seats, there were mountain bikes, road bikes, one-of-a-kind bikes, and [...]

Backyard vs Front Porch – two great places for a family portrait

2018-12-02T10:12:49+00:00September 10th, 2018|Phil Cantor|

This summer, I photographed a multi-generational portrait of Helen and David's families. David's parents had come for a visit from England and  it just seemed a perfect time for a big family portrait. We chose to create the photos at their home instead of my studio, and it turned out to be a wonderful choice.    I wanted the portraits to have a sense of place. Two good choices presented themselves: Backyard or Front [...]

Headshot of an Aspiring Director

2018-12-02T10:14:01+00:00September 6th, 2018|Phil Cantor|

Montclair, NJ Family Portrait Photographer Phil Cantor writes: I recently had the pleasure of photographing Betsy, an aspiring theater director. She was looking for headshots that would highlight her personality and style for internship and job applications. We accomplished just that with this portrait session. It was wonderful working with a fellow creative person - the entire experience was a collaboration between artists!  Many clients come in looking for a single headshot for their resume and [...]