A List of Hoboken, Jersey City, + NYC Photographers for All Your Photoshoot Needs

In the digital age we live in, we are so used to seeing things first and foremost online. We “pin” photos that are visually appealing, we “like” and reshare photos we resonate with, and behind all of those photos are the photographers. Especially now in the midst of the pandemic, we’re seeing stories of babies being born, birthday celebrations, and couples getting married solely on social media. Now more than ever, photographers are in high demand for those socially-distant events and as much as we’d love to be celebrating in-person, we are living for the story-telling that occurs through the click of a camera. Read on for a list of the best local photographers, categorized by specialty:

Photo credit: @ebrima_m

Wedding + Portrait

Carol Denise Photography

Carol specializes in, well, “a little bit of all of life’s adventures!” She shoots weddings, proposals, bloggers, families, products, and even just for fun. You can find her personal just for fun account @focusedbyfaith and her professional portfolio @caroldenisephotography.

Grace Brown Photography

Grace Brown has been photographing weddings for over ten years and has been local to New Jersey for six of those. She aims to “create really gorgeous timeless images for my clients. I want their children and grandchildren to have these photos in their homes forever.” Her classic style ensures that every important moment from your big day is captured.

View her work @gracebrownphoto

Jenny Flora Photography

Jenny Brover is a Jersey City-based photographer, capturing weddings, engagements, and other events. She captures the beautiful moments of life-changing events and adds a pop of color and vibrancy to the photography scene.

View her work @jennyfloraphotography

Jose Melgarejo Photography

Jose has been in the Hoboken area since 1996 and his brand is “based on openness, diversity, travel, and  multiculturalism.” He photographs weddings for any and all couples and his portfolio inspires diversity and equity.

View his work @josemelgarejo.us

Read More: This Jersey City Couple’s Quaint Wedding Will Melt Your Heart

Lauren Spinelli Photo Co.

Lauren Spinelli is a local wedding photographer based out of Jersey City Heights but of course services couples in areas all around Hudson County. She has been photographing weddings since 2010. When viewing her portfolio, clients may think of her style as a “mix of candid and timeless, rich with emotion and bold, true-to-life color.” Her goal is to make sure that couples have incredible photos of their wedding day while keeping the entire process easy and stress-free.

View her work @laurenspinelliphoto

Lizzie Burger Photography 

Lizzie has been a Hoboken resident for 7 years and services the NYC and Hudson County areas. Her specialty is wedding, engagement, and proposal photography with a “classic, timeless, and bright” style. She is sure to capture those surprising and meaningful moments in life.

View her work @lizzieburgerphoto

Mile Square Moments

Devin of Mile Square Moments so appropriately named after our Mile Square is a wedding and engagement photographer with a hauntingly beautiful style. In her words, “My style is real, warm, & romantic. You won’t get any awkward or stuffy photos with me, just you & your partner as you naturally are together. My couples are each other’s best friends, aren’t afraid of a little PDA, and believe their wedding should be more of a celebration than a production.”

View her work @milesquaremoments

Myra Roman Photography

Myra Roman-Fernandes is a local wedding and portrait photographer. When photographing weddings, she feels “blessed to be able to capture these incredible moments and turn them into beautiful, lasting memories for my wonderful couples.” Her light and airy style is timeless and long-lasting.

View her work @myrarphotography

StudioA Images

Adena Stevens, the owner of StudioA Images, is a Hoboken-based photographer specializing in wedding and family portraits. She has been local to the Hoboken area for over 12 years and her business is firmly rooted in inclusivity and equality. “I’ve been providing clients with a calming and organized presence while capturing the emotion and feeling of their wedding day and natural interactions of their families.”

View her work @studioaimages

Tanya Isaeva Photography

Tanya has been in the photography industry since 2011 and in Hoboken since 2009. When you scroll through her Instagram, you’re sure to see many gorgeous Hoboken and NYC-based photos, among others. Her specialty is “weddings and branding photography with a focus on clean, natural, refined images.”

View her work @visualsbytanya

The Brothers Gorman

Mike Gorman is the mastermind behind The Brothers Gorman and specializes in boutique wedding photography and film. As a boutique photographer, he takes great pride in pouring over the details of each client he works with.

View his work @thebrothersgorman

Newborn/Maternity/Family

Annie Moy Photography

Annie is a northern New Jersey and NYC-based photographer. She specializes in family, lifestyle, headshot, and portrait photography with a portfolio that has a bright, vibrant feel. 

View her work @anniemoyphotography

ArtFitnessFlow Photography

Anna is the owner and lead photographer of ArtFitnessFlow Photography, specializing in birth, maternity, and newborn photography and videography. Her studio, located at 1012 Grand Street in Hoboken, is big and spacious and where you’ll find her capturing “timeless unposed classic portraits of motherhood and babies.” 

View her work @artfitbaby

Camila Ferrer Photography

Camila is a Hoboken-based newborn photographer who captures the love and snuggles between mothers and their babies. Sessions take place in her Hoboken studio with a ton of newborn props and backdrops to choose from.

View her work @camillaferrerphotography

Christina Luciw Photography

Christina is a maternity, newborn & baby natural light photographer located in Uptown Hoboken. She aims to “create light, natural, and minimalistic portraiture focusing on the love, connection, and journey of motherhood and family.” 

View her work @christinaluciwphoto

Hartshorn Portraiture

Mac Hartshorn is a Hoboken-based photographer capturing your family’s most precious moments. Hartshorn portraiture offers everything from holiday cards and birth announcements to family portraits in the park or beach to pregnancy, newborn, and baby photography.

View their work @hartshorn_portraiture

JMT JC ART

Jenna Toulantis is a Jersey City artist and teacher who photographs newborn photography and portraiture. 

View her work @jmtjcart

Kim Lorraine Photography

Kim Gerlach is a Hoboken-based photographer who specializes in family, children, and maternity photography. However, she also shoots branding photos for personal and professional use. You may recognize this photo from Hoboken Girl’s feature and her collaboration with FLAG Hoboken, called “Humans of Hoboken.”

View her work @kimlorrainephotography

Little Hoboken Photography

You may be familiar with Little Hoboken, the blog and store curated for moms by moms in Hoboken. Now, they’ve expanded their services to include photography as well. Little Hoboken Photography specializes in newborn and family shoots.

View their work @littlehobokenphotography

My Little Stinky Photography

My Little Stinky is a Hoboken-based photography business that specializes in child photography. Their portfolio displays insanely cute photos of our little ones, including cake smash moments to celebrate those milestones.

View their work @mylittlestinkyphotography

Newport Babies Photography

Located in Jersey City, Newport Babies Photography will take pictures in their studio or in-home, giving new moms the flexible option of picking a comfortable location.

View their work @newportbabiesphotography

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Noelle Soroka Photography

Noelle specializes in lifestyle newborn photography as well as family photography. Her portfolio boasts tender and intimate moments with newborns and their families.

View her work @noellesorokaphotography

Sara Kalish Photography

Sara Kalish is a NJ and NYC-based photographer specializing in newborn, children, and family photography. She is currently offering virtual sessions for those who would like to remain safe in the comfort of their homes while also capturing life’s sweet moments.

View her work @skalishphoto

Susan Teplinsky Photography

Susan Teplinsky is a Bergen County and Hoboken-based photographer specializing in family, maternity, engagement, and portrait photography. She has a way of bringing out the candidly sweet moments in life, as shown through her portfolio.

View her work @susanteplinskyphotography

Videography

Murphy Studio

Alan Murphy of Murphy Studio wears many hats as a photographer/videographer. In addition to owning a photo booth company check him out to add a fun element to your big day, he also photographs corporate and lifestyle headshots, and films amazing wedding videos.

View his work @murphystudio

Commercial

David White Studio NYC

David White is a NY-based photographer specializing in commercial photography and, more recently, canine photography as well. 

View his work @davidwhitestudionyc and his canine portraits @faithfulhoundproductions 

Svetlana Blasucci Photography

Svetlana is a portrait, commercial, and food and beverage photographer. During the pandemic, she is running a special for $150 portrait sessions.

View her work @svietasphoto

Lifestyle

Ebrima Manjang Photography

Ebrima Manjang is a Jersey City-based photographer who acquired a Bachelors in Visual Media Arts with a concentration in Photography from Emerson College. He freelances for various studios in Brooklyn, including Salt Studios. Ebrima specializes in portraiture, fashion photography, and fine art photography. He also specializes in 120 and film photography. Ebrima’s work has been seen in exhibits at the Boston Photo Resource center.

View his work @ebrima_m

Michelle Rose Photo

Michelle Rose Photo is a NY-based lifestyle photographer. Her portfolio captures the joy in everyday life, displaying a multitude of happy events. Currently, she is offering virtual sessions as well as socially-distanced sessions for your convenience and comfort.

View her work @michellerosephoto

Some Shelly Photography

Shelly Xi specializes in lifestyle brand and natural light photography, as well as movement photography think yoga, dance, etc.. Her focus is mainly “on brands that are in the wellness industry or brands that need images that are bright and airy. My photos have a very carefree, wanderlust vibe.” She also shoots portraits for individuals, couples, and more if requested.

View her work @someshellyphotography

Pets

Kelsey Dubinsky

Kelsey is a photographer based in North Bergen but servicing all of Hudson County. She specializes in pet photography and also shoots a wide variety of events, food, portraits, and more. However, her heart lies with pets as she “loves working with animals, and capturing each pet’s unique personality.”

View her work @dubinskyphotos

Do you have a photographer fave that wasn’t included on this list? Let us know in the comments below or email [email protected] so we can include them ASAP!


Written by: Alexa Martin

Originally from Essex County, Alexa is a born-and-raised Jersey girl who moved to Hoboken two years ago. A teacher by day, Alexa is certified in elementary and special education and has her master’s degree in literacy. In 2018 she started @AlexaMartinDesigns, her small business side hustle focusing on all things creative and loves to collaborate with other small and local businesses. Alexa is currently an intern for Hoboken Girl and in her free time, you can find her painting all the things, traveling the world with her fiancé, or relaxing at her family’s beach house in Spring Lake, NJ.