Family Portraits in Rochester, Finger Lakes and Beyond
Our unique approach to family photography blends a documentary style with designed images so you get the best of both worlds. We'll make sure our lighting is on point and that you are situated in a flattering way. Then we will incorporate some laughter and play so it's never feels stiff.
I can still see my grandfather at every family gathering, turn to my grandmother and say, “Look what we started.” Preserving the generations of your family in a portrait is an investment in your legacy.
Whether it's your family of 3 or 30, we will help you remember this time. Because life is short, and every moment spent with those you love matters. Maybe you don't realize it today, but someday you'll want to remember making pasta with grandma, or cookies with the kids. You'll want to go back to splashing in puddles, playing games in the driveway and exploring your favorite hiking trails.
So go ahead, keep making those memories with your favorite people. That's what we want to capture - your real moments.
1) The Consultation
Every great portrait begins with a plan. At the consultation, we'll get to know you and your needs, show you some samples, and plan the date and location for your session.
2) The Session
Because we planned everything up front, the session is relaxed and fun! You have nothing to worry about, we do all the work here.
3) The Results
The final work we create is meant to be enjoyed now, and in 50 years. Whether it is a canvas for the wall or a book for your coffee table, we'll help you maximize the enjoyment of your images.
In your words
"Lori is just everything we need in a family photographer, she is relaxed, flexible, reaches out to everyone in our family and puts us all ease. In a family of equal parts introvert and extrovert she is the perfect balance. Our pictures always take our breath away. They reveal the best in us." - Seana Mancini, client since 2012
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a studio? Not exactly. We have an office where we hold meetings, but all of our portrait sessions are on-location and personalized to you. Often times that is your home, business or favorite park.
I'm not sure where to do my session, do you have any suggestions? We are more than happy to help you select the right location for your session. We have worked all over the city and beyond, so we have an extensive list of possibilities. We'll make sure we find one that suits you just right.
Can we include our family pet? Of course! We love animals and can discuss best practices for including them in your shoot. Just let us know when you inquire.
How long until we get to see our photos? A sneak peek image is typically posted to Instagram/Facebook within 24 hours. You will see all of your images at the viewing appointment about a week after your session.
Can I post my photos on social media? Social media files come with certain products and packages. We'll go over this in detail at your ordering appointment.
Can we order prints through you? Absolutely! As a print based business, we offer plenty of ways for you to enjoy your images. Whether it's a coffee table book or personalized wall decor, we've got you covered!
How much does it cost? Before we can answer that, we need to know some things. Who, what, where, why, & when. :) Our offerings are tailored to your needs as we do not subscribe to the one-size-fits-all model! Please inquire for detailed information.
Do you offer payment plans or discounts? We are happy to work out a payment plan that will fit your needs. We believe in the value of our work, but we do offer discounts on session fees to our wedding couples!
Are you insured? Yes, though we pray we never need to use it.
In your words
"Amazing from start to finish. Extremely personable and helpful in meeting our needs. It was such a simple and speedy process. Could not ask for a more comfortable setting from discussing the portraits to taking them to picking them up." -Anna Lisa Vitale, client since 2013