Whether you're looking for a photographer to capture the magic of your wedding day, snap portraits of your family, or create stunning senior photos, the Rochester area is home to many talented photographers who will capture the moment. Here's a look at four of the area’s top photographers you should consider.
1. Fagan Studios
324 S Broadway
The creation of Shawn and Michelle Fagan, this photography studio likes to take a very personalized approach. They take the time to sit down with each customer and gain a thorough understanding of what it is they're looking for in a series of photographs before they begin actually snapping shots. Fagan Studios specializes in creating family and senior portraits, and they offer unlimited clothing and pose changes to ensure you get "that perfect shot."
2. Olive Juice Studios
212 1st Ave SW
This studio's name is a play on words: "olive juice" sounds a bit like "I love you." They offer family, wedding, and graduate photography, and prefer to work outside of the confines of a traditional portrait studio to create images that are realistic and capture your true personality. The studio is run by husband-and-wife duo Scott and Kelly, who also employ a graphic designer who creates postcards, galleries, photo walls and more. For weddings, Scott works with either one or two additional photographers to ensure that all the day’s special moments are captured from multiple perspectives.
3. Shelly Kay Photography
4320 20th Ave NW
Photographer Shelly Kay specializes in shooting family events and special occasions, producing images that are bright, cheery, and very down-to-earth. Shelly Kay Photography offers senior portrait sessions including sport and activity images, wedding photography with both posed and candid shots, and even boudoir sessions. Photography packages all include an online photo gallery so friends and family members can view and order images.
4. Fine Exposures
5997 47th Ave NW
Fine Exposures is the creation of photographer and graphic designer Erin Young. With more than 275 wedding sessions completed, she is a leader in the wedding photography industry. A self-proclaimed "wedding ninja," she knows how to handle the raw emotions that often emerge on wedding days and create images with beauty that will last a lifetime. Fine Exposures only shoots 20 couples per year, so if you are thinking of hiring Erin, make sure you contact her well in advance of your special day.
Do you have experience with any of these Rochester photographers, or do you know of a great photography studio we forgot to include? Feel free to share in the comments!