My name is Kristan and I live in Westfield NJ. I started my photographic journey many years ago in a darkroom at Kean University where I had first learned the art of taking and developing images. I went on to receive a BA in Psychology from Caldwell University , and continued my education with a MA in Media Studies from The New School. The combination of Psychology and Media Studies helped me to learn the art of working with people and the art of storytelling. I tell peoples stories, and take great care to make sure I get them right! 

How I Shoot

 I shoot in a photojournalist style - I want you to be you, not an idea of who you are (unless that's what you want LOL) I believe it is paramount to spend time with my client to discuss and create together! At the end of the day your happiness is the most important thing. My equipment is a Canon Mark III 5D. 

I am currently a freelance photographer specializing in Commercial and Event photography. I am extremely detailed oriented and professional. I understand the importance of commercial photography for any e-commerce business. 

A little about my personally    

I love my family, Peter and Sierra. We enjoy travel, reading, movies and podcasts. We also enjoy our pets, newly adopted kittens Bonnie & Clyde

I love New York City - I get into the city as much as possible, it keeps me sharp and I love culture

I love music - all kinds , my current favorite online stations are WFUV and WXPN. 

I love photography - for me photography is like Christmas everyday. I don't care if I can see an image on the back of my camera, it's not real till I get home and get it on my cinema screen to view! I have a bad habit of coming home after a long shoot and just getting right back to work! I can't wait to see the project I have just done - with hopes that I have created something that my client will cherish for years to come. 

kmcaliney01@gmail.com -  908 451-8843

"The use of the term art medium is, to say the least, misleading, for it is the artist that creates a work of art not the medium. It is the artist in photography that gives form to content by a distillation of ideas, thought, experience, insight and understanding."

                              Edward Steichen


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All images © 2019 KRISTAN MCALINEY




Kristan McAliney

Honors & Awards

The New School Alumni Summer Photo Contest 2016

Finalist - Art Outside the Box - Union County

The New School Alumni Summer Photo Contest 2014

The Brian Lehrer -WNYC The Best of 2014: Cell Phone Pictures Edition


Professional Women Photographers - http://www.pwponline.org/

National Arts Club - Photography Committee Member http://www.nationalartsclub.org/