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village studio
photography by jennifer bladel

let's plan your dream


Thanks for stopping by!

If you are looking for gorgeous photography of your family or business, you've come to the right place! We are a Full Service photography studio taking pride in capturing your most cherished moments and telling your story with our artistry.

Since our official establishment in 2015, we have been dedicated to providing exceptional service and creating timeless portraits that you'll love and treasure for a lifetime.We specialize in shooting beauty, business, children and family portraits in the north New Jersey/New York area. Check out some of our locations below. Our photo studio is located in Montclair and Paramus, NJ.

How can we bring your vision to life today?

Upcoming Events

  • 40 over 40 Women's Beauty Event Aug 3
    40 over 40 Women's Beauty Event Aug 3
    Sat, Aug 03
    Aug 03, 2024, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Location is Bloomfield
    Aug 03, 2024, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Location is Bloomfield
    If you identify as a woman over 40, from any walk of life, career path, relationship status, size, color or photographic experience, please consider JOINING US for an empowering, self-love experience, 40 over 40, where we showcase and celebrate those things that make you YOU!
  • 40 over 40 Women's Beauty Event Sept 7
    40 over 40 Women's Beauty Event Sept 7
    Sat, Sep 07
    Sep 07, 2024, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Location is Bloomfield
    Sep 07, 2024, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Location is Bloomfield
    If you identify as a woman over 40, from any walk of life, career path, relationship status, size, color or photographic experience, please consider JOINING US for an empowering, self-love experience, 40 over 40, where we showcase and celebrate those things that make you YOU!

Check out our latest themed Headshot Events. Inquire about setting up your own group headshot event.


Freeman Gardens, Glen Ridge, NJ


Book your 2023 Family Photo Session at the beautiful Freeman Gardens in Glen Ridge, NJ!


A little garden, oversized urns pouring out a bouquet of flowers, a decadent step infront of a manicured lawn and curated gardens sprinkled with benches and lots of hidden treasures, Freeman Gardens in Glen Ridge is our newest location to photograph. (WEEKDAY AVAILABILITY ONLY. Service Dogs allowed.) 


Looking for a fun and upbeat place for your photoshoot? Downtown Montclair offers the perfect balance of unique shops, cafes, murals and restaurants to give that urban(ish) vibe. With many unique spots to photograph, including some neutral blank walls, we'll curate the perfect session for you and you'll see why this is one of my favorite places to photograph.


Brooklyn Bridge, Dumbo, NY 


Looking for that iconic image? Select a date to meet and photograph at the Brooklyn Bridge. We have options on the street as well as balcony (amazing at night with the lights behind you) to turn your vision into art.

Amorphic Transparent Plastic

Pier A, Hoboken

Looking for the best place to photograph with the NY skyline? Meet us in Hudson County at Pier A in Hoboken, NJ overlooking the NYC Skyline.
Select a package and date to meet at the Piers to photograph portraits of your family, professional headshots or fashion brand's social media content. Request Liberty State Park or Weehawken in the comments of your RSVP for alternate location.
**Please note, there is limited shade in this location.**

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Ridgewood Train Station, 

Ridgewood, NJ



There is nothing comparable to NYC. Whether window shopping, museums, themed cafes, restaurants and bars, Broadway, Tiffany's, Rockefeller Center for the Tree Lighting, Minneta Lane, Bryant Park Christmas Village or Ice Skating, Central Park and the Conservatory, or our newest location to at the Piers of Battery Park, NYC. We would love to design your photoshoot around the city. Select a package and date to meet, and we'll discuss the perfect itinerary to photograph portraits of your family, professional headshots or fashion brand's social media content. 


Goffle Brook Park, Hawthorne

A local favorite, Goffle Brook Park has a little bit of something for everyone. The long park is narrow and bends with the brook that is its namesake along a paved path lined with stone. Beautiful foliage, water and some great architectural features makes Goffle Brook Park a very popular option for your family and seasonal headshots.




Celebrate Christmas with Village Studio in Downtown Montclair, where old world charm and modern photography techniques come together to create the most stunning, unique portraits. With our years of experience, we offer personalized services for everything for your family portraits need including gift prints and holiday cards that will have your friends and family raving! Our expert team will help you capture the spirit of the season with beautiful photographs that will become a treasured family tradition. Visit us today to learn about our Christmas packages and experience the magic of the holiday season through our lenses. *December 3rd is Photoshoot Deadline for Christmas, December 16th is Digital Only/New Years Photoshoot Deadline*


What Clients Say

"Great photography. Jennifer puts the whole family at ease and frames photos perfectly. Loved the Xmas card & album designed from our personal family shoot. She did my work headshots too. Fabulous."

—  Kathleen C., Ridgewood, NJ


Davis johnson Gardens, Tenafly

One of our newest locations to photograph, the Davis Johnson Garden is a hidden gem right in the heart of Tenafly. The landscape features irenic foliage amidst heavy stone features right out of antiquity, climbing with ivy and age including two stone lions flanking a wide, decadent staircase. Perfect for generational portraits as well as smaller families.


Studio Headshots


Your headshot speaks volumes about you and your business. Village Studio Photography and Portraits specializes in capturing the perfect headshot that represents your brand. Our expert posing, attention to detail, variety of backdrops and hair and makeup team ensures you will look your best and that your headshot stands out from the crowd. If you’re looking to launch your career or update your LinkedIn profile picture, let us help you make an unforgettable first impression. *Our Montclair Studio is moving! We have a Montclair office setting we can accomodate, no backdrops. Our Paramus Studio is available for you both office and backdrops.*


Your Story, Our Artistry


introducing a new product line? updating your social media library? selling your products on amazon, ebay or etsy? Perfect for Handmade items and Food photography, a Product session will give you professional images to use online and in print.

looking for engaging, powerful content on your social media channels? Decide how often you'd like your visual assets to be posted for a mix of relatable headshots, client interactions, COVID updates, brand positivity and product imagery.

need regular content integrating product imagery, branding content, video, and inviting your ideal customer to connect virtually? the professional images from your Branding Content Package combine multiple looks to your customer engagement on an ongoing monthly basis.  



Spending a bit more time at home staring at the walls?

Visit our Fine Art Gallery Store for the perfect addition to your decor or to purchase a unique gift. 

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Fine Art  |  Decor  |  Texture  |  Products


Hi I'm Jennifer, owner and primary photographer of Village Studio Photography & Portraits located in downtown Ridgewood, NJ and Montclair, NJ.


When I was 16, I knew I wanted to help people see who they really were, not fully knowing what that meant or​ ​having any experience with a camera. Here we are almost 20 years later and (talk about manifesting)​ ​I am a portrait artist who​ visually​ tells ​people's stories​,​ especially of women​,​ and captures the spaces they are in (mental space, family ​dynamic, ​highlighting ​relationships, professional ​aspirations) in order to empower​ ​and to drive to success​ by use of light and beauty.​ ​I gather an essence of how my subject would like to be portrayed. Professional. Strong. Sexy. Innovative. Warm. Elegant. A connector. In order to create timeless, yet modern​,​ heirloom-quality fine works of art.


After going to school for art, I was trained to paint as a mural artist, taking pictures as references for the figures in the paintings. After that I was hired by a photography studio and formally taught how to use the camera where I was going to people's homes to photograph their children and milestones. After learning all I could technically, I went out on my own to document the lives of my clients and give back to my community.




"Create an Inspired Legacy"

Building a space where someone can feel comfortable and authentic enough to photograph what they love about themselves was always key in creating Village Studio. I wanted those I photograph to be inspired to tell THEIR story and leave empowered to conquer the world in a more confident way. If this resonates with you, I'm here to guide you through each step of the way, with a team of experts to pamper you for a celebrity experience.




What would you like your photographs to say? How would you like your story to be told? How would you like to highlight YOUR Legacy?


Let's talk!

10 Pine St, Montclair, NJ  07042

Tel: 862-684-0125


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