OUR SPECIALTIES INCLUDE
Front Porch Sessions (No Porch Required)
Socially Distanced Graduation and Prom Pictures
Fashion, Fine Art and Beauty Portraits
Family and Generation Portraits
Headshots & Branding Lifestyle Photography
Commercial Product work
It's our 5 Year Anniversary!!!
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we started a Small Business Documentary Series to connect the Montclair and Ridgewood community with local leaders who are finding new ways to pivot and innovate.
Montclair | Ridgewood Business Owners
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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.
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.
"Create an Inspired Legacy"
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, looking and feeling magazine cover ready.
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?
“Jennifer is warm, innovative and so great with children! She knew just what to do to get our child to look beautiful in the pictures. She really captures the essence of the moment.”
— Carissa S., Tenafly, NJ