Smile! Bergen County Photographers for Beautiful Family Pics

Fall is easily one of the most beautiful seasons of they year, will autumn foliage setting the scene for a beautiful backdrop. This means it's the ideal time to wrangle up your family and strike a pose to capture memories that will last forever. If your own photos tend to snap the memories that look more like mayhem (although those snaps are priceless, too), it may be time to start your search for a Bergen County photographer that is an expert in not just getting everyone to look and smile at the same time, but one who knows hidden gems to help set the scene.


We did some of the digging for you, and rounded up these local photographers who specialize in capturing families in the area, and have the inside scoop on where to go to do so. Whether you're looking for a fall setting or ready to start planning your annual holiday photo, the time to book is now. Since every family's personality and what you're trying to achieve in your photo is different, be sure to speak with or meet the photographer first to ensure they're the right fit for your crew.


Rou Shoots, 201-658-0634 The New Jersey/New York City photographer embraces real, candid moments in her photography rather than just stand a smile pics. She aims to "depict emotion" in her work, whether on maternity shoots, newborn photos, or the family portraits that allow your character to really shine through. She's even photographed the likes of Alec and Hilaria Baldwin and co., but no matter who the subject or subject matter is, Rou is all about bringing out your best self through pictures without overly editing or filling the frame with too many props.


Brittany Applegate Photography201-749-4009 The Paramus-based photographer has indoor sessions at her studio, outdoor at a place of your choosing, or personal lifestyle photos in the place kids are perhaps most comfortable — your own home. Head to your favorite Bergen County spot this fall for a picturesque scene, or, you can book one of her Christmas mini sessions to get ready for the holidays on October 29. Brittany's passion for the craft shines through her heartwarming photos and intricate sets, and one reviewer said that she's "amazing with the kids and very patient," particularly important if you have little ones.


Angela Bloom Photography, Angela specializes in outdoor, natural light settings — a win for those looking to capture the essence of fall (and your family). Expect nothing but smiles in your family photos, or let your child take center stage by booking a child portrait session, which helps you see the world through their eyes. Angela is all about finding the beauty in her subject, whether it's one, many, or the colorful location that you've landed on.


Moments With Merry, The photographer appreciates candid moments in life, and looks for those special takes to make memories that last. Rather than ultra-posed photos, Merry lets families' and kids' inner selves shine through fun and personality-filled shots. In fact, she even offers child led sessions that "captures their true spirit." Whether you're looking for just the littles ones or full family photos, consider Moments With Merry if revealing, emotional, playful options is what you're after. Sessions are offered both in your home or at your desired location.


Gia Marie Photography, 845-521-2296 Another Paramus-based photog, Gia Marie's goal is to give you exactly what you want, but better, while keeping everyone happy along with way. Scroll through her recent work to see pretty fall and winter backdrops that are only made better by the meaningful, emotion-filled subject matter she's capturing. You can get a family portrait at the Bergen County spot of your choosing and her expertise, and she's a pro at getting kids to smile and really enjoy the time spent in front of the camera.


Emily Kern Photography, 201-675-3084 The personable photographer has a way with kids, and captures families so the core of who they are comes through the pictures. She's hosting fall mini sessions coming up on October 21 and October 22 in Wyckoff, followed by holiday truck minis in Franklin Lakes during the first two weekends of November. Emily's 10 years' worth of photography experience has allowed her the unique ability to let each family tell their own story, and she knows just how to make every subject from tots to teens to adults feel comfortable in front of the camera.


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