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Anastasia's Photography

892 N Landing Rd, Rochester, NY 14625
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Anastasia Photography has been offering portrait photography services to the citizens of Rochester since 2009. Her clients also call her Stacy. She vows to weave relationships with her clients, giving them positivity and excitement during the photoshoot. Her quote for her photoshoot says the Anastasia specializes in preserving the milestone moments of her customers’ adventures. She does maternity, newborn, baby milestone, and family photoshoots. She also provides wedding and engagement portraits, she also offers senior portrait sessions with packages like classic, adventure, and simple styles.

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Annette Dragon Photography

415 Mount Vernon Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620
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Annette Dragon Photography is operated by Annette, a portrait photographer serving clients in Rochester and the surrounding areas. She specializes in taking portraitures of seniors and kids, and in weddings and other events such as Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. Her fascination and passion for photography started when her mother turned their laundry room into a darkroom. To Anette, the camera became another extension of her. She strives to preserve moments in timeless photographs and has always enjoyed experimenting and being carefree and creative with her camera.

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Deb McGwin Photo and Design

250 N. Goodman Street, Studio 407, Rochester, NY 14607
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Deb McGwin Photo and Design offers photography services and has a studio located in the Rochester area. Deb McGwin accepts shoots for a variety of themes, such as maternity and newborn photography. She also caters to any number of clients, from solo individuals to parties as big as families. She also arranges shoots for special occasions including engagements and weddings. In addition, she is available for commercial and sports photography. McGwin specializes in natural light and studio photography.

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Jess Kamens Photography

919 Winton Road South, Rochester, NY 14618
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Jess Kamens Photography operates out of Rochester. It offers portrait sessions for newborn photography, senior photography, maternity photography, and family photography. Jess Kamens Photography provides its services for events such as weddings, funerals, and bar mitzvahs. The company also assists in branding by providing photography services for food, music, properties, and businesses. Aside from being a photographer, Jess Kamens is also a teacher, traveler, and musician. Kamens takes pictures of different cities and villages whenever she travels to document their culture.

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John Schlia Photography

260 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604
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John Schlia Photography is a photography company located in Rochester. Serving clients in Buffalo, Fredonia, and The Finger Lakes, the company offers clients various photography services. Its services include portrait, wedding, family, editorial, and commercial photography. Its portrait photography services usually take place in the company's office in downtown Rochester. Outdoor sessions are also available. In addition, the company provides digital photo retouching. Photographer John Schlia has been in the industry for over 15 years.

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Julia Rabkin Creative Studios

1115 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14609
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Being passionate about the fashion and beauty industry, Julia is focused on providing "fashion with a narrative" through her photos. Starting from photographing music labels 10 years ago, Julia has captured bands including Rise Against, Blue Oyster Cult, and A Day to Remember. Now transitioned to the genre of art and fashion photography for over eight years, she established Julia Rabkin Creative Studios to serve Rochester with all aspects of commercial, fashion, beauty photography.

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Photo Creations by Wayne Panepinto

1400 Dewey Avenue, Rochester, NY 14613
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Photo Creations by Wayne Panepinto is a Rochester-based photography firm. It offers to take professional headshots and portraits of seniors, office workers, military veterans, parents and their newborns, and other clients. The firm can host both in-studio sessions or outdoor on-location shoots in parks and canyons. Its photographer also covers specialized photoshoots for animals and sports events. Photo Creations specializes in weddings and is affiliated with Nolan's Rental, which provides tenting and furniture for special occasions.

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Picture the Best

655 Titus Ave, Rochester, NY 14617-3933
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Picture the Best is a photography studio working with clients in the Rochester area. Owned by photographer, Natalie Best, the business offers an array of portraitures, with the subjects ranging from maternity, business, wedding, and family or group photos. It also accommodates events and outdoor photography, as well as offering solo and group clients a variety of props and backdrops in the studio. Clients praise owner and photographer Natalie Best for her creative and professional approach towards each client's photoshoot.

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Rich Paprocki Photography

1115 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14609
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Rich Paprocki Photography offers portrait photography to clients in Rochester and nearby places. Rich has more than a decade of experience in the industry, shooting in the studio and on-location. He utilizes off-camera lighting to add a creative flair to his portraits. Clients can choose between individual or group portraits. Rich's pictures have been featured in several issues of Insider magazine and Rochester Woman, as well as in Well Wed as its cover page. Engagement and wedding photoshoots are also available.

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ROC The Photo

1115 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14609
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ROC The Photo is a local studio that has been providing portrait photography services to students and school sports leagues in Rochester for more than 10 years. It caters to students with flexibility and an organized approach for seamless sessions. In addition, it also creates specialty products, such as banners, flags, yearbooks, and ID. After five years of experience working as an assistant to commercial photographers, Timothy J. Toal opened ROC The Photo leading a team of photographers and behind-the-scenes support.

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Rochester Photography

2142 Ridgeway Avenue, Rochester, NY 14626
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Rochester Photography provides portrait photography services to residents of Rochester and nearby areas. It also shoots modern and classic photos for seniors and families. It offers a wide range of packages for weddings including expressions, contemporary, premier, and build your own. The business is the photography division of Tones Entertainment, a company that also offers videography and DJ services. Clients can check some of its latest and past works on the company website's gallery page.

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Sthefanie Souza Photography

1559 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618
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Sthefanie Souza Photography is a Rochester studio offering professional portrait photography. It offers on-location portraits for maternity sessions including a wide array of high-end dresses and gowns that the clients can use. The studio also offers newborn and baby, family, and senior portraits that include a pre-session consultation done in person or via phone call. Owner Sthefanie Souza started in April 2021 as a professional photographer. She has experience with newborn soothing and relaxation techniques, being a mother herself.

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TJT Photography, LLC

1115 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14609
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TJT Photography, LLC, is a professional photography studio that serves residential and commercial clients in Rochester and its surrounding districts. It focuses on architectural, corporate, journalistic, and fashion portraiture. Timothy J. Toal, a professional photographer with a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology, owns and manages the company. His work has been featured in both local and national publications. TJT Photography also provides portrait and sports photography services under its sister company, ROC The Photo.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the most famous master portrait photographers?

A: In the early 1900s, Man Ray and Ansel Adams were two of the most famous portrait photographers, producing fine art images with famous and non-famous subjects. Today, Annie Leibovitz is one of the most recognized names in portrait photography.

Q: What are some examples of portrait photography techniques?

A: One useful trick when taking a portrait with artificial light is to diffuse your light source. Rather than have harsh spotlights on your sitter, reflect it off a nearby wall for a more natural effect. You can also try using gels, which can change the color of the light.

Q: Should props be included in a portrait?

A: Traditional portrait photography rarely includes props, though many photographers believe the right prop can add personality to the image. If you're going to use a prop, make sure it adds something meaningful to the photo or reveals something about your sitter.

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