Ava Martinez is a portrait photographer who currently resides in Bloomfield, NJ. She grew up in Kearny, NJ where she discovered her interest in photography at an early age in a high school photography class. She later studied photography at New Jersey City University and interned at NBC Studios working for various channels and TV shows. Ava earned a Bachelor in Art degree and shortly after graduating college pursued portrait photography full-time launching a boutique style photography business in 2007.

Influenced by soft colors and natural poses, Ava enjoys creating stories with an editorial approach.


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In 2009 I opened my very first retail boutique portrait studio in Kearny, New Jersey.  I operated it for five years.  After the birth of my daughter, Amelia I felt the need to spend more time with her so I closed the doors in 2013.  I then ran my photography business from home and was shooting on location exclusively.

Having my inside voice tug at me for another dedicated space, my husband and I overhauled our home garage into a vintage shooting space that is just perfect for me and my clients.  200 sq.ft of white washed wood with a rustic barn feel.  I love meeting clients here and shooting on very simple backdrops.

Sessions available in studio are by appointment only and bookings are scheduled on Saturday and Sundays only.