Cross Estate Gardens in Bernardsville NJ is a beautiful location for family portraits. As a Cross Estate Gardens Family Photographer I love the unique setting that this location brings to your photography session. There are so many beautiful spots to photograph in. During each season of the year, the garden provides a different look each time. There are many flowering plants, unique trees, and foliage that create a new feel when I’m there. This location does not require a permit which is a perk! The owners of the garden just ask that everyone is respectful of the space. There are often many photographers utilizing Cross Estate Gardens at a time but everyone is accommodating and nice. I prefer photographing here close to sunset, when the light is ideal :)

For the family below, they opted for an outdoor newborn session. Their son was about two months old, which can be a little old for a newborn session, but I work with each family to determine what will be best for them for scheduling their session :)

Cross Estate Gardens Family Photographer

cross-estate-gardens-family-photographer 0004 Newborn baby boy lays in a basket at Cross Estate Gardens. Mom and dad look at newborn baby boy at Cross Estate Gardens. cross-estate-gardens-family-photographer 0013 cross-estate-gardens-family-photographer 0012 cross-estate-gardens-family-photographer 0011 Mom and dad with their newborn son at Cross Estate Gardens. cross-estate-gardens-family-photographer 0009 cross-estate-gardens-family-photographer 0008 cross-estate-gardens-family-photographer 0006cross-estate-gardens-family-photographer 0007 Newborn baby boy lays in basket in the grass at Cross Estate Gardens.


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Erin Dwyer is a NJ newborn photographer also specializing in maternity, baby and  family photography. Serving North/Central New Jersey including Bernardsville, Basking Ridge, Madison, Summit, Maplewood, Westfield, Hoboken and Jersey City as well as Essex County, Morris County, Somerset County, Union County, Bergen County and Hudson County.