about AVA

Ava Martinez is a teen and family 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.

Ava is known for her editorial photography approach that is inspired by young kids and teens who are confident and innovators.  Ava incorporates natural poses and natural light to create timeless and trendsetting portraits.  An industry leader and a sought out portrait photographer, Ava’s goal is to create a one of a kind photography experience.

Denim + Grace Magazine, Kearny Magazine, and Lemonade and Lenses have all featured Ava Martinez Photography.

 

Ava currently resides in Bloomfield, New Jersey with her husband, two kids, and dog.

“I LIVE THE LIFE I LOVE AND LOVE THE LIFE I LIVE”

I’m a mother first and if I’m not photographing, you can find me in my garden, decorating my house, spending time with friends and family and cooking.

THINGS THAT FILL MY HEART

THE STUDIO

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.

TESTIMONIALS

Ava art as we call it, covers our walls and truly makes our house a home as you have caught moments on camera that exemplify Keala’s and Kole’s personalities along with some amazing family shots bringing us back to those exact moments in time.

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