Cardinal Heart

Liz Stranburg is the owner of Cardinal Heart Photography. She has photographed all over the globe but shoots mainly in NJ and PA. Liz loves capturing candid fleeting moments, and her style is inspired by bright colors and old cinema.

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What We Do

If you knew me ten years ago you would see a girl toting around a vintage manual film camera on nature walks, delighting herself in the process of learning about light and composition while daydreaming about traveling to far away places. That girl never knew that she would one day build a career on those very passions. 

    With a never ending thirst for education and inspiration, I can say with deep gratitude that photography has led me to meet the most wonderful people and to visit the most beautiful places all over the world. I believe that if you dream it, you can make almost anything come true. This is why I absolutely adore capturing the most special milestones in people’s lives. Whether it be your wedding day, a new addition to your family, or a celebration of an accomplishment you worked hard for, I understand that people have dreamt of these moments to come to be, and I am just humbled and honored to be there to capture it. 

    My love for black and white photography and color photography are equal but not alike. My black and white photos are pulled from inspiration and an eye I’ve gained from watching endless old Hollywood films and studying film cinematography in college. To me, a great black and white photo must be created with intention, resulting in an image that is classic and timeless. My color photography is light, airy and earthy, inspired by my love for nature and the vibrate towns I've been blessed to explore on my travels. There is nothing like a bright beautiful color photo to really get my heart racing. In my work, I aim to encapsulate both of these passions. 

    You’ve worked hard and dreamed big for your special moment to arrive, and I make it a goal to bring the same effort and care to each and every wedding day and portrait session that I am blessed to capture. 

Where to Find Us

By appointment only

Phone: 732-642-6166


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What people are saying

She has a way of capturing the most honest moments. Quiet moments between newlyweds, boisterous laughter amongst kids, sacred moments that she never, ever takes for granted. I have had the extreme pleasure and privilege of having Cardinal Heart capture some of the most important, beautiful and memorable moments in my life and I'm eternally grateful for the talent, grace and passion that drives Liz Cassano Stranburg. She never, ever takes for granted that these are your moments and memories and always treats and respects them as her own. She is a passionate perfectionist in her craft and never, ever disappoints. I can't say enough good things and can only praise and give accolades to her and her work. Exceptional, full of heart and truly enjoys what she does-a rarity indeed!"

Jamie C.

Cardinal Heart Photography is truly one of the best photographers you could ask for. We don’t even know where to begin. Liz is so incredibly talented and a true delight to work with. She captured every moment of laughter and love from the start to the end of our wedding. She was accommodating, responsible, and reliable. We are so in love with all of our wedding photos. She captures each detail with an artistic view. We would highly recommend her to anyone.


Liz was amazing on so many levels for our wedding. Her kind spirit and genuine appreciation and love for her art kept me totally at ease throughout the entire day. She has such a keen eye for detail and an ability to take time to capture moments before they fly by in the midst of all the chaos that comes with the day of the wedding. She showed me a few of the pictures and they are breathtaking. I cannot wait to see the rest, and I know they will be just as special. I loved working with Liz and Cardinal Heart and cannot recommend them highly enough.

Shannon C.

Liz was our photographer for our wedding in 2012. She was so creative and talented. She went above and beyond to make sure every minute of our special day was captured. Her ideas are anything but ordinary. We couldn't have been happier with her or our photos. Recently we had a family session and once again Liz blew us away with her creativity and absolutely gorgeous photos. I have already told her she is never allowed to retire! Her work is incredible. We look forward to using her services again in the future.


Absolutely satisfied and we are thankful for that. We had the whole day with Liz photographing our photo session, our ceremony as well as the reception. The photo session went smoothly thanks to Liz. She was so professional that I felt like we got every best angle and background scene surrounded. Also, I was so thankful that she was always quick at catching our sweet and silly moment during our ceremony and reception. Thus, the pictures turned out as lovely as we could wish them to be. Thank you Liz for such a amazing job. You're the best!


Liz came prepared for anything and it's a good thing she did. Getting my groom and groomsmen dressed was not an easy task, but she worked around the delay and moved onto to some other photos. She had a fun way about her photography and really used the property to her advantage. I can't wait to see all the magical moments captures especially the portions of the day I couldn't see when my husband was busy getting ready and trying to corral his fellow groomsmen to get clothed. It was a great day and I would recommend her to any of my friends.