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The Best Summer Photo Locations in NJ!


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Check out my list of the best summer Photo Locations in NJ !

Gardens Photo Locations in NJ

New Jersey has a whole bunch of garden locations for family and engagement photos and even great garden locations for your wedding party photos if your venue doesn’t have great grounds to have your Wedding Party and portraits done.

Most of these locations require advance notice and/or permits to photograph on the property. Your photographer may already have a permit for some of them so be sure to ask! I personally have permits for the ones in North and Central NJ for my families and couples to use.

Cross Estate Garden Engagement Photography Locations in NJ
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Downtown Photography spots in Northern and Central NJ

Northern and Central NJ have no shortage of quaint and fun downtown areas! No need to travel into NYC for the fun downtown vibe! BONUS we can meet up for drinks and some appetizers for the start of the session and make a whole date night or even family night out of it! Plan some fun activities or just plan around food and drinks! Pizza, wings, beers, Ice cream, strolling through town, bike riding, picnicing, etc and heading to a park or the ocean to end it off is PERFECTION!

Some cute NJ beach towns that make great locations for this: LBI beaches – Holgate, Beach Haven and Barnegate Light are AMAZING! Red Bank/Sea Bright, Cape May, Spring Lake, and Ocean Grove!

And if the beach isn’t your vibe, Warwick NY is PERFECT for strolling the cute streets filled with shops and then heading to the many Parks, lakes, orchards and breweries within minutes! Pennings Cidery, Warwick Vallery Winery, and Drowned Lands Brewery are all within 10 minutes of downtown Warwick NY!

Red Bank Downtown Engagement Photography Locations in NJ

The NJ Shore Photo Session Locations

What says Jersey summer better than a session at the shore?!

Meet up with your photographer at one of the shore towns, stroll the cute downtown areas of Red Bank or Cape May. Grab a pizza slice, a seltzer and a Kohrs bros ice cream! Then head on down to the beach just as the sun is setting to dip your toes in the water and stroll the shore line! – maybe even get in the water at the end?! SO FUN!

Ocean and NJ shore Engagement Photography Locations in NJ

Lake and River & trail Photography locations in NJ

Nothing says summer photo shoot like a lake or a river! There are many options for adding water into your New Jersey Engagement photos in sussex county. We will chat about which spot is best for you! Pro tip – bring a change of clothes so we can play IN the water during those hot summer nights!

BONUS – If you like boating, paddleboarding and kayaking we can incorporate that right into your session! Kids involved? Let’s splash and play!

Lake Engagement Photography Locations in NJ

Appalachian Trail and Nature fields

Sussex County NJ is home to many trails and walking paths including this gorgeous one which is a part of the Appalachian trail system. Enjoy an easy hike up through some trees to a big open field. Or hop on over in a quick car ride to the Boardwalk and stroll along the boards at sunset! The best part here is you can easily do both and get two completely different looks!

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(This spot if not recommended for small children or families)

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Mountain Top Photography Locations in NJ

Sussex County New Jersey and New York have no shortage of stunning mountain top vistas perfect for portraits of all kinds! Engagement, family, maternity and even high school senior portraits go so well with these mountain top views!! If this is the look you’re going for – bank of meeting your photographer at an ideal time at sunrise or sunset for those beautiful pink skies!

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Mountain top Engagement Photography Locations in NJ

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