Shannon: Rush Henrietta Senior Photos, Part II

In Part 1 of Shannon's Senior session, I alluded to the story... well, now here is your chance to get the whole story. It's about three generations and their rainy day traditions. It involves splashing in puddles, and we caught it on film. 

Our fusion films are something that make our sessions truly unique and special. This one is about three generations, while keeping the spotlight on Shannon- a senior at Rush Henrietta High School. If you watch, you'll also see some behind the scenes footage, and we added a little intro about why I love photographing seniors in the beginning. 

Without further ado, meet Shannon, Kathy and Gail.

One last side note...

I still remember getting emotional when I was photographing Shannon and Gail together. It's a good thing I had the camera in front of my face, because as I clicked the shutter, I thought... man I wish I had an image like this with my grandma. And then my watery eyes brightened as I realized, I am so glad I can create these photos for Shannon. I know in my heart these are treasures, and I am so happy to make them come to life.

Fusion Video: Aleigha's High School Senior Session

We thought we'd share a little throwback today. To warmer times, a beautiful summer night when we created a fun fusion video for one of our awesome 2016 seniors.

Back in September we showed you some of Aleigha's Downtown Senior Session. If anyone could pull off an urban look, it was definitely Aleigha. What we didn't show you then, was this awesome fusion video. We combined video clips with her fabulous photographs to create her own highlight reel. It's a fun and unique experience for a senior session.

Check it out and leave Aleigha some love as she gets closer to graduating!

Becky & Dan's Fusion Wedding Video!


Photography tells a story; video tells a story; together they tell the whole story. We loved Becky and Dan's wedding day farm transformation, and showed it off a little in this prior blog post. However, there is much more to their story, and I invite you to learn a little more about their day and the preparations that went into it. We worked with Duprey Video Productions, who incorporated our still photographs into their video highlight edit. The result is what we call fusion, the best of both worlds. So grab some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy this amazing love story!


Rebecca & Daniel from Dave Duprey on Vimeo.

From our first meeting with Becky & Dan we knew theirs was going to be a great story to tell, as we learned about the final decision to have their wedding on their own farm. The transformation of this property & it's buildings is simply amazing as 200 guests will attest to. With a few pictures from Becky and a brief interview with both sets of parents, we were able to give you an idea of their accomplishment. The ceremony was beautiful and reception in "The Barn" was elegant yet rustic. Once again we have to say what a pleasure it is working with photographers Lori & Erin The stills you see incorporated into this "fusion" piece are creative and artistic, enhancing the video content we have to work with in the final edit. Thank You! Congratulations Rebecca and Daniel. It was a pleasure working with you.

Dave & Darlene

Leo's Senior Portraits | Penfield High School

Leo's senior portrait session was unlike one we've ever photographed before. I'm seriously excited to show you these images, and the fusion video we created to go with it!

Leo is a fun, outgoing 2015 senior at Penfield High School. When we talked about all of the things he wanted to incorporate into this session, the ideas just started flowing! He's really into cars, and has a super terrific uncle who let us borrow this beauty of a classic car for the day. I just LOVE some of the images that came out of it, and Leo looks like that car suits him well!

Leo also enjoys his guitar, snowboarding and fishing in his free time,  so it was fun to incorporate all of those into his session as well.

We hope you enjoy this fusion video as much as we enjoyed making it! Let us know what you think, or upgrade your session to a fusion session to add video clips and tell your story in a different way. Below are a few of our favorite still captures from the day.


Thanks so much Leo-- you were incredible to work with and everyone had a great time! Enjoy your senior year!

-Lori and Erin

Big, Life Changing, Exciting News! : rochester ny family photographer


Sharing our days with you and your families is so special to us. We love capturing everything from the wedding to those newborn tiny little feet, and watching them grow. We enjoy being a part of your lives, while we continue to live our own. But there's nothing like watching a family grow, especially if it's your own!

So without further ado, I'm excited to share some great news about my own little family. We've been waiting ever so impatiently to tell the world! Check it out in the video below!

Yes, we are soon to be welcoming two tiny new feet into the family!  So for now, I'm going to put aside my wine, and enjoy a little extra ice cream instead. Thank you to our family and friends who have supported us this far, and will continue to do so as we enter this amazing, yet totally sleep deprived, new chapter of our lives! We can't wait for you to meet him or her in September!

With Love, Erin, Matt and Baby Perrotta

spotlight on Duprey Video Productions

Over our time together, Lori and I have dabbled a little bit in the world of video. Adding little clips of video to our collections of photographs often enhances a slideshow, and creates a unique piece that you wouldn't normally have to go with your photographs. But we're not the pros at it, and would never try to take the place of an experienced wedding videographer on your big day. For a true experience, we often direct our clients to meet Duprey Video Productions. Experienced videographers - they always bring their A-game to every wedding! We love creating wedding fusion pieces together with them, it's something unique that can be created when you hire both us and Duprey Video for your big day.

As our newest vendor spotlight, we asked them a few questions. If you don't know them already, here's your chance to learn more about them and their craft!

Darlene and Dave Duprey

1) How did you get your start in wedding videography? Not unlike many beginner videographers, we got our start in weddings after a friend asked us to film his wedding in 1989. I'll never forget that the limo company went out of business and didn't let them know! So after the ceremony we actually drove them to the reception! We had a great day and everything came out very nicely. They were happy and so were we, so we decided to try a couple more. Now 25 years and approximately 200 weddings later, we're still at it!

2) What's your style like? I think I would classify our style as traditional with a twist. We like to capture and create if the couple we are working with enjoy being active participants in their video.

3) Why is videography still relevant to today's brides and grooms? We like to use the phrase, "A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but a video tells your story." If a video is properly edited, it becomes the perfect compliment to your professional photography. We even like to include photographs in our videos as a fusion enhancement.

4) What do you feel sets you apart from others in the industry? Experience! After filming more than 200 weddings through the years, it's the "job satisfaction" of preserving memories that always makes my day. I pride myself in the art of unobtrusively capturing the moments that cannot be predicted. Presenting those images back to you by using a variety of creative editing techniques gives me a great deal of satisfaction.

5) What's the secret to creating a great wedding video? Enjoying your work is a large part of making a wedding day successful. It is always interesting to have people randomly say to me, "You look like you really enjoy what you do." Smiling and being nice can go a long way, and even change people's moods. This definitely shows up in the images we capture.

6) What advice do you have for brides and grooms to be? Find people that you can trust to work with and then just let it flow. Your wedding day will go by faster than any other day you have ever experienced. So don't stress out about the details once the day is here. Enjoy your day!

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Darlene and I, having a bit of fun with Lori on the other side of the lens!

All four of us working a wedding together is so much fun!

Full disclosure, Dave and Darlene are Lori's parents, but we love them anyway!

To learn more, visit, find them on Facebook or call 315-539-0823.

Wine to Behold : Charms that Celebrate your Passion for Wine

Wine to Behold : Charms that Celebrate your Passion for Wine

Did you say wine? We're in! We set up shop at Ventosa Vineyards in Geneva for the perfect setting to show off wine jewelry & charms.

Wedding Fusion Time Machine: Ravenwood Golf Club Wedding, Victor NY

Wedding Fusion Time Machine: Ravenwood Golf Club Wedding, Victor NY

We grabbed video clips from their first look, portraits, vows, entrance, and dancing to add to their collection of photographs from the day.

Kathryn Part II: Senior Fusion Video


I'm so excited to share this post as it's the first of it's kind. Well, sort of. We've been doing fusion style videos for a few years now, but this is our first opportunity with a high school senior. Remember Kathryn? Well in addition to some awesome still photographs, we included some fun video footage and put together this highlight piece for her. It helps show off even more of her great personality and amazing smile!

Fusion is a unique offering at our studio and available as an add-on to all of our sessions. We think it adds a unique touch to any session. Check it out and leave a comment with your thoughts!

Want your senior portraits to be unique? Call today for preferred scheduling!