Finding your dream engagement photographer is no easy task, particularly when you consider that they will probably also be your wedding photographer. You want to love their style, be happy with their pricing, as well as get along with them on a personal level.

For newly engaged couples living in Newark, we have you covered with our list of the top 8 engagement photographers in the city. They shoot in a diverse range of styles that are sure to appeal to all tastes.

Digna Toledo Photography

A couple walk in front of a colorful street art mural [Digna Toledo Photography]

Digna Toledo first began experimenting with photography in 2004 when she was gifted a point-and-shoot camera by her now-husband. She started taking classes at New York City’s PhotoManhattan and hasn’t looked back since. Today, she works with Canon 7D and 5D Mark II bodies, paired with a range of professional lenses. In addition to intimate engagement shoots and wedding photography, she also offers “trash the dress” sessions and family portraiture. Digna is on a mission to preserve your memories and moments in the most beautiful way possible, with her aesthetic described as “stylish” and “chic”.

Gricel’s Photography

A silhouette portrait of a couple against the city skyline [Gricel’s Photography]

Gricel describes herself as a “fun-loving, Netflix bingeing, wife and momma” who took her photography to a professional level in 2018. She loves that she gets to meet wonderful people through her work, many of whom become great friends.

Connection is something that’s very important to her and immediately visible in her gorgeous portfolio. Gricel strives to capture the emotions of her subjects in an artistic manner, whether she’s shooting an engagement session, a wedding, or maternity portraits.

Richard B Flores Photography

A couple kiss during their snowy Hoboken e-session [Richard B Flores Photography]

Richard B Flores Photography is the team of Richard and his wife, Andrea, two self-described “perfectionists” who love what they do. While Richard takes care of the photography side of things, Andrea is a certified professional makeup artist who studied at New York City’s Make-Up Designory school.

Through his photography, Richard aims to bring out his couples’ personalities, as well the uniqueness of their love. In addition to engagement and wedding photography, Richard B Flores also offers family portraits and adorable newborn baby photo sessions.

Fourteen Acres Photography

A bird’s eye view of a couple lying on a grassy lawn [Fourteen Acres Photography]

Casey is the owner of Fourteen Acres Photography, with her motto being: “Authentic photography for the wildly in love”. While based in New Jersey, she has her bags packed and is always ready for an adventure if you’re planning a destination engagement session or wedding. She picked up her first camera in 2016 and says she hasn’t put it down since, although there have been lots of upgrades in equipment along the way. Casey describes herself as “obsessed with human connection”, which is what drives her to document the love between couples on a daily basis.

Garret Torres Photography

A couple stand on a stony path overlooking a river [Garret Torres Photography]

Garret Torres says he is not just another wedding photographer, but a “storyteller, an adventurer, a father, a husband, a son, a brother, and a friend”. It was during college that he first became interested in photography and has been hooked since his first class.

He’s passionate about capturing relationships as genuinely and beautifully as possible and is firmly against heavily posed, cookie-cutter images that are just like the next. While Garret is based in Sussex County, he is available to shoot e-sessions, elopements, and weddings around the world. His mission? To create photos that remind you exactly why you love the people you love.

Idalia Photography

A couple row along a river during their romantic e-session [Idalia Photography]

As the owner and lead photographer of Idalia Photography, Alex has documented over 200 weddings and counting. Aside from her stunning engagement and wedding images, she understands what it takes to ensure her couples enjoy their photography experience. Her philosophy? Creating beautiful images and heirloom albums that will last a lifetime and will eventually become a part of your grandchildren's lives. Alex lives in the family home she grew up in Howell and is available to shoot engagement sessions throughout the Newark area and beyond.

Lily Szabo Photography

A newly engaged couple holding their “Hubby” mugs [Lily Szabo Photography]

Lily Szabo Pannella says that her top priority as an engagement and wedding photographer is to “showcase your happiness and personalities”, although she’s also happy to be a timeline coordinator, stress reducer, and family wrangler on wedding days.

She’s built her business on the philosophy of working with couples who she considers friends, not clients, and who want to be themselves in front of the camera. Lily is particularly talented when it comes to adventure-based engagement sessions, whether that means hiking to the top of a mountain or kayaking somewhere romantically remote.

1314 Studio

Capturing an intimate moment between an engaged couple [1314 Studio]

1314 Studio is a wedding and engagement photography and videography studio that works with couples throughout New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia, and Houston. They specialize in Hindu and Indian weddings but are happy to collaborate with couples no matter their cultural background or sexual orientation.

Based in Jersey City and Hoboken, they have garnered a reputation for their creative photography and natural storytelling techniques, with a style that has been described as “engaging”, “modern” and “timeless”. In fact, “1314” means “timeless” in Chinese! Aside from being skilled photographers, their team is happy to assist in wedding planning to ensure your day is everything you dreamed it would be.

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