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Theo - Rochester, NY - March 16, 2016

I love new babies. Squishy faces, tiny fingers and toes...they're just perfect. So when Daniel went to photograph Theo, I was a little envious knowing he'd probably get a chance to hold him, which he did. Theo was pretty cooperative during the shoot, and big brother Marshall got a chance to participate as well.

Happy Spring!

- Beth

Charlsey and J.T. - October 31, 2015 - "Engagement" Portraits - Mendon Ponds Park, Rochester, New York

OK, so that's kind of a lie. They had already been married for two weeks when these photos were taken.


We offer several wedding photography packages, and two of them include an engagement portrait session. Charlsey and J.T. decided to use their session for their wedding thank-you cards, hence the post-wedding photos. And this way, their dog Dexter could be a part of the action.

Charlsey and J.T. - Genesee Valley Club, Rochester, New York - October 17, 2015

Combine a 1950's vibe with a 90s hip-hop playlist, and you get a delightfully quirky wedding ceremony. Lots of personal touches - toasting the newlyweds with Maker's Mark, an assortment of wedding pies instead of cake, a medley of show tunes sung by two members of the wedding party, and a reference to "Jurassic Park" during the ceremony. The bride and groom were also really excited that it snowed on their wedding day. Ah, Rochester...

J.T.'s first look at the bride.

Kathleen - Rochester, NY - April 3, 2015

Kathleen is a writer and musician, and was looking for some headshots for an upcoming publication. These photos were taken at her home during the evening hours in early April. I love the outdoor shots, but I especially love the photograph of her perched near her bookshelf, which if you look closely, you'll see several children's book titles (and maybe a VHS tape or two).


"Art By Day" Photo Shoot - March 11, 2015

Last week Daniel had the opportunity to photograph three found art sculptures created by local artist Bruce Day. The works are being submitted for the 65th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition, held annually in July at the Memorial Art Gallery. Daniel worked with Bruce to capture the best angles of the sculptures and highlighted some of the intricate details in each piece.

All of the images - "Sounds of Summer," "Time After Time," and "The Bike" - were taken against a slate gray seamless backdrop using speed lights, and shot through a diffusing screen.

To visit Art By Day on Facebook, click here.

For more information about the Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition, click here.



Eleanor - Fairport, NY - February 19, 2015

Spontaneity! That's what kids are known for, right? Well, Daniel whipped out his camera on Thursday afternoon, after Eleanor's nap and snack (if you look closely you can still see the goldfish cracker dust on her mouth) to capture a few photos. Leaving one's expensive lighting equipment out for days can be problematic when you have a small house and kids, and he really wanted to photograph all four kids in succession that week. Hence the hoodie and Superman t-shirt too, because time was of the essence, and we had company coming for dinner. Nobody asked me for a wardrobe consultation, because...well, she could be wearing a paper bag and still be THIS CUTE. The joys of being two.

2015 Polar Plunge - Rochester, NY - February 8, 2015

Want to see a bunch of crazy people?

Seriously, though, who jumps into a frozen lake in February in upstate New York? These folks did. Two of them were my 11-year-old son and my brother-in-law Stephen, who has participated in the Polar Plunge for the past fifteen years. Sadly (sarcasm), church duties kept me away from the festivities, but Daniel supported them from the lovely ice-encrusted beach and took a few photos for posterity's sake.

It's for a good cause, of course - the Special Olympics - and my son was so tickled to see the donations coming in on his personal page. For those of you who donated, thank you! For those of you looking to do something, um, "refreshing," there's always next year.

Could've been worse, of course. It could have been today, where the outside temperatures have barely reached one degree Fahrenheit.