Erika Kao Photography  |  Bergen County Photographer  |  Ridgewood, New Jersey

Almost all of the inquiries I receive are local, based in New Jersey and sometimes New York. This one, however, came from Kansas!

A young woman (who grew up in Northern New Jersey but who now lives in Kansas) found me through Google. She was returning to NJ for a long weekend to celebrate her mother's 60th birthday with her brother and sister, and she wanted to hire a photographer as a surprise for her mom.

We met at Van Neste Square Memorial Park in Ridgewood for some photos, and then we moved across the street to Raymond's, where the family enjoying each other with some delicious lattes.

The pride this lovely woman had for her children was clear and palpable, and it was my extreme pleasure to help them celebrate her on this milestone birthday.