Whether it’s documenting the joy of new parents or the rough and tumble of childhood play, lifestyle photography is all about capturing authentic moments. In recent years, it has become increasingly popular across a broad range of photography genres as people move away from posed portraits in favor of something more natural.

In Newark, you’ll find some of the most experienced lifestyle photographers on the East Coast who are available for work throughout New Jersey and New York City. In this list, we’ll introduce 8 whose work has caught our attention for all the right reasons.

Tanya Buran Photography

A family picnic in fall [Tanya Buran Photography]

With just over eight years of experience in the industry, Tanya Buran is a talented lifestyle photographer who specializes in newborn and family photography. She works out of a naturally lit studio in Jersey City and regularly collaborates with families throughout New Jersey and New York City. Her style? Creative, natural, and timeless are just some of the words that have been used to describe it and you can see just how relaxed her subjects feel in front of the camera. Tiny babies and children are Tanya’s favorite to photograph and she prides herself on creating a safe space and nurturing environment for them.

Ksenia Cetinkaya Photography

Cuddle time [Ksenia Cetinkayak Photography]

Originally from the Kaliningrad region of Russia, Ksenia Cetinkayak moved to the United States in search of adventure after graduating from university. She’s been a passionate photographer since a young age and loves the storytelling opportunities that come with the craft. Today, she focuses on lifestyle newborn, family, and maternity photography in North Jersey and New York City. Ksenia’s images capture the tiniest details and are infused with emotion, which is what sets her work apart from the rest.

Sue Barr

A reflective shot of a bride applying lip gloss in a mirror [Sue Barr]

Sue Barr is an award-winning lifestyle photographer who works with clients in Newark and beyond. In addition to advertising and editorial images, she also welcomes fine art and portrait commissions that can be based on location or at your home. Her aim? To create museum-quality prints that you’ll want to display in your home and cherish for generations to come. Sue Barr has received an APA and a PDN award, as well as being recognized as part of Creative Quarterly’s The Window Portrait Project.

Lauren Anzevino

A woman smiles while holding a yoga pose [Lauren Anzevino]

Based in Hoboken, Lauren Anzevino describes herself as a “happy, energetic, coffee-loving lifestyle photographer” who is all about capturing you doing what you love most. Her images have a natural, authentic feel about them, which is a testament to Lauren’s ability to make her subjects feel comfortable in front of the camera. She really goes above and beyond to get the shot and is more than willing to adapt to whatever situation gets thrown her way.

Miriam Dubinsky

A special moment between a mom and daughter [Miriam Dubinsky]

Specializing in family lifestyle sessions, newborn and maternity photography, Miriam Dubinsky is passionate about capturing the special bonds between people and the love they share. As a mom to nine kids, she understands that life can be hectic and is inspired by those busy everyday moments that often get overlooked. While based in New Jersey, Miriam has been voted as one of the top maternity photographers in New York City and one look at her portfolio is evidence of her talents.

Giselle Salazar

An expectant mom kisses her toddler in a sunflower field [Giselle Salazar]

There’s something completely organic about the work of Giselle Salazar, a mother of three who offers lifestyle family photography throughout New Jersey and New York. She’s based out of a studio in Woodland Park where she captures gorgeous newborn pics featuring beautifully curated props and backdrops. We also love her outdoor maternity images that reflect the expectation of motherhood while capturing some of the most beautiful locations in and around Newark. Giselle strives to not only create amazing images but provide an experience where her clients feel comfortable in their own skin.

Michelle Amy Photography

A mother looks at her newborn baby [Michelle Amy Photography]

As a postpartum registered nurse, Michelle Amy knows a thing or two about newborns. When she had children of her own, she left her career to become a full-time mom and discovered she was constantly behind the camera documenting each and every moment. She’s turned her passion into a profession and we love the results, with her stunning images capturing the joy and love of bringing a new human into the world. When you book a lifestyle newborn session with Michelle, you know that you’re in the best of hands.

Ana Gambuto

Two children at play on a garden trail [Ana Gambuto]

Originally from the coast of California, Ana Gambuto now calls the East Coast home where she works as a professional lifestyle photographer and videographer. Aside from working with families throughout the region, she’s collaborated with big-name brands that include Shutterfly, American Baby, and Apartment Therapy. Her engaging lifestyle images have been featured in numerous magazines and she regularly helps individuals and organizations get the best out of their photography as an educator.

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