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Introduction: My name is Emilie Alpert, and I am a professional female Photographer with a studio in Union, NJ. I specialize in developing and creating beautiful portraits, capturing events, and creating other media such as video/cinematography and also am very experienced in video editing. ​My most recent accomplishments have been the publishment of many of my shoots in various magazines such as OUCH! Magazine, Olympus Men's Magazine, Black and Black Magazine, and Aphro Magazine. My biggest success thus far has been the success of my first film as Director of Photography and Editor, "Fascination: Helena's Story" which won the award for Best Documentary at the New York City International Film Festival, the Chain NYC film festival for best Personal Story, and most recently has been selected at the 2021 Women's International Film Featival. Currently, I am most avidly working as a freelance Real Estate Photographer, and also in my studio specializing in portaits. I am also a freelance video editor with a complete desktop PC Adobe editing suite. Lastly, as a former model, my clients find me very easy to work with because I can easily guide them through poses during shoots. My clients always feel at ease with my easy going personality along with my photography expertise. Please check out my portfolios on my website.

Hired 63 times

Serves Union, NJ

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1 employee

7 years in business

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Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Venmo

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Facebook, Instagram

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Featured Projects
  • Olyumpus Magazine - Featured Photographer Interview

    Approx. $300

  • Santa Baby

    Approx. $250

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154 photos and 1 video

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Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, work quality, and professionalism.

Great 4.8

45 reviews


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Christine H.

Portrait Photography

We had Emilie take our family photos and everything turned out amazing. Our girls really enjoyed working with her. She made our photo shoot fun and enjoyable. She responds quickly to emails and phone calls. She arrived on time and I recommend her and would definitely use her again.
Nov 9, 2020
Crystal b.

Boudoir Photography

Emily did an amazing job with my photos! She was very professional, and since I was having boudoir photos taken, I was very nervous as this was my first time. She made me feel very comfortable the entire time I was there... and even helped me chose poses, since I had no idea what I was doing! Thank you for the awesome experience!
Aug 27, 2020
Krista K.

Wedding and Event Photography

Well done! Elliportraits took a family photo for us on the beach. We are very satisfied with the results! And all other aspects of the experience!
Jul 9, 2020
Dahlia E.

Portrait Photography

She was really nice and ready to make me happy for my graduation pictures and tried her best to give me what I ask . that was my first time doing a photo shoot and by the experience I had with her I’m looking forward to have more then one. Ty Emilie 😊👩‍🎓😍
May 25, 2020
Pete r.

Wedding and Event Photography

Great price. For basic wedding photography she is great. We are pleased with the quality at the price we paid. Good job on this one. We both thank you.
Nov 3, 2020
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Emilie Alpert


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My starting rate for photography or video is $200 (video per hr). Your photo shoot includes online transfer of photos and a USB drive of all photos in the mail as well. Video Editing is quoted on a case by case basis and often can be more expensive than the video service itself.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I hold a phone consultation to see how much direction is needed for the project. If my creative direction is needed this may effect the price depending on the project. I am very flexible and may hire assistants to help get the job done.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am self taught in all areas of film production and photography, but I am very experienced and have won an award in cinematography and editing.

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