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Thanks for stopping by! My name is Bilal and i’m a NJ based wedding photographer. My work has been featured in South Asian Bride Magazine as well as Maharani Weddings. My style of photography is mostly documentary with a touch of fine art and high fashion. I love what I do and take great pride in my work. Weddings are full of so much emotion, energy, and each wedding has a beautiful story of it’s own. My mission on your wedding day will be to capture that unique story through my photos.

I am based in South Jersey, but available for travel anywhere to document your big day. As you will see from my portfolio, my experience is diverse-I work with people of many different backgrounds and cultures. Please take a moment to view my galleries and my blog, if my style resonates with you, i’d love to hear from you!


Here's just a few of my client testimonials. These are copied directly from my google listing reviews-so you know these aren't made up :)


"When it came to deciding on a wedding photographer, we knew that this would be a key decision- it may sound cheesy, but the photos are truly what would remain when reminiscing about our special days decades from now. We knew we wanted someone who could understand and function in the whirling chaos that is a desi wedding. We’re so glad we chose Bilal; his skills, professionalism and good humor combined to capture the spirit of all our events perfectly!! Bilal was so flexible and incredibly easy to work with. We were lucky enough to be able to have an engagement shoot with him, and that really helped my fiancé and I understand each other. Right off the bat, he made us very comfortable and helped make the staged photoshoots, which can be awkward, seem natural. He took the time to understand us, and our stories, and what was important to us, so that he could capture the essence of our relationship. Throughout the planning process, Bilal was responsive, had great ideas, and gave us really good suggestions in terms of the décor lighting/placements/timelines etc, and communicated with all the other vendors to make sure that everything would be perfect. In the stress and haze of the wedding planning, I knew that I would have absolutely no stress from a photography aspect. During the ceremonies, he knew where he needed to be to get the right shot. Bilal was not fazed by our changing schedules, delays (typical desi wedding style), or that the photo shoot location suggested by our wedding planner didn’t exist on Google Maps. Our first look moments were made enjoyable by his humor, direction and expertise!! When we had to improvise and have our photoshoot at a random park, he didn’t even flinch and dealt with this curveball with utmost professionalism- despite the limited time we had to get that shoot done, with an audience of random kids running around, he got the MOST beautiful shots that I have framed. He is sooooo incredibly creative, and his repertoire isn’t limited to typical wedding shots- he does not hesitate to take photos from all kinds of angles to get the best shots: there is one photo he took of me during the event, which he took through some glass beads on the stage, and honestly it looks like a magazine cover! His focus was on one thing - making sure he got the right photo at the right time. During the event, he did not let people with cellphone cameras bumping into him or getting in his shots affect his craft. Bilal's tolerance and empathetic nature with all our guests was simply impressive. He is truly one of the most patient and genuine people we have ever met, and his photography just speaks for itself. He was patient as we went through an iterative process of choosing photos for our album. The album he produced is high-quality, the photos are UNREAL! Most importantly, the photos capture the whole gamut of feelings our guests and us went through in the two days - the anticipatory buildup and blissful happiness of the first look, the solemnity and raw emotion of the Nikah ceremony, the raucous energy of the dance floor, the love and celebratory joy on our guests' faces throughout the event; you can feel every single emotion through his pictures! To all the future brides and grooms out there, here are some ‘words of wisdom’: you’re going to count on your photographer to capture your beautiful day, and you’re going to spend so much time with him the day of the events with all the jitters, stress.. It’s very valuable and personal time that is spent with your significant other and your photographer during the first look.. You want to spend that time with someone who will understand that, make you comfortable, and most importantly help you ENJOY those moments. Bilal is that photographer. He helped us live and be ourselves in those moments during the photoshoots, and was this calming center in all the chaos. My husband and I have joked about having him come down to NC for our babyshoot (whenever that happens!) He is so incredibly talented, artistic and creative; I recommend him with the highest praise and regard!"


"If your looking for a photographer your look for one should end here. Bilal Bajwa will do an amazing job. He has amazing talent. He works with you from the beginning till the end. I also noticed that he gets to know you as a couple and he tells your story through his pictures and that's definitely how I felt after seeing my pictures from my wedding. Bilal and his team will make you feel comfortable and will make sure your comfortable with every shot he's taking. Any idea I had with poses he helped us do them to make the picture come out perfectly. I also love that his work is vibrant and bright. My final wedding album came out beautiful. He definitely became apart of the family during the events. Always try to go with the best when it comes to your wedding day because it will be the most memorable day of your life and Bilal is definitely the best !"


"I have often seen Bilal's work on Facebook and at events where my friends have used his services. Bilal's photography has always caught my eye. I have recently used his services and I'm amazed how professional, punctual, and dedicated he and his amazing team are.Here I especially want to mention Amina, one of his team members. She is such an outstanding and delightful person. She makes sure that the bride is comfortable & relaxed and that she (the bride) looked her best at all times.
And as for Bilal Bajwa, he himself is an awesome & talented photographer as well as a very humble person. If you need any help or guidance, he is there throughout the process to help or guide you.
I'm so glad that I picked him to cover the festivities and I consider myself very lucky that he was available. "Photography by Bilal" is astonishing with an absolutely remarkable team.
I highly recommend him and will guarantee that you will find him above and beyond your expectations."


"I met Bilal a few years ago when he was the photographer at my friend's wedding. I immediately knew when it was time for me to get married I wouldn't want anyone else but him. Not only does he take the time to learn about you and your family, he also becomes a friend. He captures moments beautifully and creates small moments into big ones. I highly recommend him to anyone!"


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I can be reached at or 609-647-4580, or simply fill out the contact form on my contact page. Look forward to hearing from you!

Please also be sure to check out my blog for the latest news and updates!

“Here’s the most important thing you need to know about wedding pictures: Book the best photographer you can afford as soon as you set the date. The wedding music will fade, the flowers will die, and you won’t even remember if you ate, let alone what you ate, at the reception. But the wedding pictures last forever.”~ Leslie Milk, life-style editor of the Washingtonian.
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