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.


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.


It’s always such an honor when my work gets published online and in print.