Family Session Location | Cross Estate Gardens
Bernardsville, NJ

The Cross Estate Gardens are located in Bernardsville just off 287 and it offers a ton of backgrounds like the iconic pergola and water tower perfect for a family session. Its English-styled gardens always have something growing and beautiful stone steps, perfect for seated poses.

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Even in late August, there are still plenty of flowers blooming.

Sometimes keeping the kids interested in photos is the hardest part of the session. Cross Estate Gardens has areas where they can run around if they get antsy or need to go exploring for treasures to keep them moving.

One of my all time favorite shots from this family session.

The look of the stone on the water tower makes for a pretty, soft background that will match with any wardrobe.

Giving the kids a space to be themselves will give us those natural shots we’re looking for.

The funky angles of the lattice makes for a nice place for a group shot.

Stone steps are the perfect spot for seated shots with little ones. It helps to get them close enough to snuggle in with mom and dad.

The key with a well chosen background is for it to compliment the subjects and not take away from them. Cross Estate Gardens has many backgrounds to choose from for your family session.

In case you were wondering, THIS is the shot that we printed nice and big for their walls. The long pergola tunnel makes for a beautiful spot for a walking shot.

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I’m Jenna. I photograph the happy stuff in and around central New Jersey. When I’m not capturing a wedding day or family moment, I’m usually scouring the nearest Trader Joe’s for a new & exciting find!

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