Just a day after the FIRST massive Nor’easter left power out and trees down throughout South Orange and Maplewood, the Springfield Avenue Partnership, the Maplewood Township Committee and members of the South Orange Village Board of Trustees came out to celebrate the grand opening of Matt Peyton’s new Photo Studio at 1955 Springfield Avenue (just across the street from the Park Wood Diner) with Gigi’s Cupcakes and champagne. It was a welcome respite from the weather.
“I’m looking forward to be a resource for the community – a place to create high end portraits for business, commercial tabletop shots, creative talent photos, etc.” said Matthew Peyton, photographer. “I’ve thought about this for quite a while, we’ve done experiments with other spaces locally – SOPAC and Valley Arts, by example. It was time for me to have my own space. Hopefully the creative photography Gods will allow us to prosper.”
Joining Matt Peyton’s family and friends were Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca, Deputy Mayor Frank McGehee, and Township Committee members Nancy Adams, Greg Lembrich, and Dean Dafis; Carol Buchanan of the Hilton Neighborhood Association; South Orange Trustee Walter Clarke; and Julie Doran, executive director of the Springfield Avenue Partnership.
Doran shared words of welcome, stating “We’re very pleased to see Matt open his local studio here so that people who need great studio photography or just a portrait have a great resource available to them.”