mothers day. family portraits, photography, gift, gift certificate, studio, new jersey, nj, may, spring, family, kids, momThe Garden State is home to many beautiful places to capture everything from family portraits to senior portraits to business headshots. With so many wonderful spots within the Montclair area of Essex County and beyond, I decided to compile my all-time favorite locations to photograph in New Jersey:

The Oranges, NJ
There are many wonderful places in South Orange, East Orange, West Orange, and Orange to make great photographs. One of my favorite locations for family portraits as well as wedding portraits is the Eagle Rock Reservation. Aside from this natural haven, the Oranges are home to many great locations to hold a wedding party including the Highlawn PavilionPleasantdale ChateauThe Manor, and the Wilshire Grand Hotel.

Glen Ridge, NJ
Glen Ridge is a quaint community measuring about 1.24 square miles that lies a few blocks away from the studio in Montclair. Nearby Brookdale Park with its sprawling fields, shady groves, and rose garden is a particularly pleasant location to capture outdoor photographs. Aside from this outdoor haven, the Glen Ridge Country Club is an excellent wedding venue for anyone looking to take over this private setting!

Verona, NJ
One of my favorite locations for family portraits in Verona is Verona Park with its green grasses and scenic lake, all designed by the Olmsted Brothers. I have also shot