The East Coast of America is lined with fantastic cities full of historical and cultural tradition, natural wonders, and the lively people. Newark definitely belongs on this list, as it is one of the country’s oldest cities. The city has the largest collection of cherry blossom trees and its own festival held annually in Branch Brook Park, their home.

Its diversity and location in one of the most populated areas in the US might be the reason why there are so many talented portrait photographers currently working in Newark.

Ready to start your search for the best portrait photographers in Newark? Check out this list of some of the city's top talent to find the best match for your next project.

Anthony Alvarez Photo

A girl with freckles [Anthony Alvarez Photo]

Priding himself on professionalism and the ability to instantly establish trust with clients, Anthony Alvarez is a diverse photographer whose fields of work include portraits, events, architecture, and music.

Capturing the moment is his trademark. Anthony documents people and events with a keen eye of an observer, respectfully and discreetly, as needed. His client list includes names such as Nestle, Heinz Family Foundation, and Pratt Institute, and his work has been published in The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

RyArMo Photography Studio

Denise smiles in the grass [RyArMo Photography Studio]

With almost fifteen years of experience in photography that started with black and white film photography course at the New York University, Ryan Arnez Monroe shoots portraits, commercial photography, events, headshots, and lifestyle photography. He sees photography as a delicate dance between the subject and the photographer, where both need to be in sync to create great art.

The company’s services include scalable digital photography, retouching, and promotional services, and their professional studio and loft are also available for rent.

Jessica Morrisy Photography

A baby with toys [Jessica Morrisy Photography]

Specializing in portraits and wedding photography, Jessica Morrisy sees her camera as an extension of her heart. Her camera allows her to convey the beauty of the world she sees everyday. Her work has been featured on The Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Style Me Pretty.

Each photo session with Jessica consists of three sessions – a pre-consult planning session, the photoshoot, and a viewing session. You can also choose from a la carte options such as digital files, canvas, framed fine art, albums, and prints.

Shine Portrait Studio

Portrait of a woman on black background [Shine Portrait Studio]

Shine Portrait Studio does more than portraits – it collaborates with artists, curators, and others on interesting projects – all in order to connect with the community and with Rutgers University-Newark photography students.

The studio team utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and work with photographers, stylists, and fashion designers, resulting in high-quality images that are sure to draw attention. The studio is housed in the former Hahne & Company building where it occupies a large space that offers an expensive creative freedom to work with different backdrops.

Light Feather Photo

A family portrait at sunset [Light Feather Photo]

Irina Mason is the owner and the creative mind behind Light Feather Photo and she specializes in family portraits, weddings, engagements, headshots, commercial photography, and artistic work. The company covers Central and North New Jersey and New York City.

Irina prides herself on being involved and motivated through all the stages of work, from planning to delivery, and is always ready for new challenges. When it comes to family portraits, she strives to capture the emotional connections between people, as this is what she values most of all in her personal life.

Irvington Photovideo LLC

A woman in a floral shirt [Irvington Photovideo LLC]

Irvington Photovideo LLC has been in business for over two decades and has managed to follow all the improvements in the industry, including modern technology and equipment, and incorporate them into their work. The team features photographers, videographers, and graphic artists, and they all focus on providing stand out photo products and professional work.

Irvington's team believes that photographs should be able to tell stories about their subjects through composition. In addition to portraits, the company shoots weddings, maternity photos, birthdays, graduations, fashion photography, and proms.

Gianpaolo Photo

A woman in the woods [Gianpaolo Photo]

Gianpaolo Fabiano has turned a decade of experience working in New York City into Gianpaolo Photo, a company specializing in portrait, aerial, and commercial photography. He serves the Tristate Area and has worked with clients such as NBC, People Magazine, and Shutterstock.

Gianpaolo shoots portraits both in the studio with backdrops that make the subjects stand out, and outdoors, where natural landscapes complement the beauty of the subjects. His mission is to create photos that are colorful and impactful, telling a worthy story.

Portraits by Michael Stahl

A woman in a chair, in black and white [Michael Stahl]

For Michel Stahl, a portrait contains a certain mystery. It is like a painting that draws the viewer in and offers something new every time they look at it.

According to him, portraits don’t happen by accident – it takes preparation, experience, and patience, as well as a relationship with the subject. This is exactly why the first step of his process is to get to know you better, before moving on to the session itself and the selection of portraits. Michael shoots classic black and white portraits, as well as maternity portraits, high school seniors, and business portraits.

Find a location in Newark for your next film or photo shoot, meeting, or event.