About Joe Bentley

My name is Joe Bentley. My real passion and area of specialization in the world of photography is candid portraiture – specifically capturing those special, fleeting moments in life that truly show the essence of the subject, or perfectly frame that moment in which they find themselves.

I love the idea that clients will look at my pictures, and feel that the character and emotion of the subject is there for all to see – and that the image will evoke fond memories for the many years to come.

I picked up my first professional camera around 15 years ago and haven’t looked back since. I that time I have shot weddings, corporate headshots, corporate events, music gigs and nature photography and pretty much anything else you can think of.

As a father of two extremely high-energy boys, getting them to sit nice and still for a picture was never really an option for me, so I get plenty of practice taking pictures of kids constantly on the move.

The portfolio on this website is focused on candid portraiture, so if you like what you see I’d love to be able to help you create some great pictures.







“We absolutely love Joe’s photos of our son. Through his natural and non-invasive style, he has an uncanny ability to capture perfect shots of my 2 year old, who normally hates having his picture taken!  We have seen Joe in action many times. He is calm and patient with the kids which helps them to feel comfortable and relaxed so having their picture taken becomes much more of a fun game than a chore!”


“Joe takes amazing pictures! We go play at the park and we get amazing pictures of our kids having fun at the places they love. We would highly recommend using Joe for great photographs.”

Testimonial: Robin & Aaron – Hoboken

Joe is an amazing photographer. His keen and artistic eye has captured the sincere emotion of a moment in a single photograph. Kids also love him!  He has provided us our most favorite images of our daughter that we will treasure forever. His talent is unbridled and we thank Joe for capturing our moments.