Two Dogs and their Humans: Family Portraits in Penfield, NY

They bought the house last year, and I’m not sure who enjoys it more: the humans or the pets! Murphy and Maizey are two lucky dogs, they have a large fenced yard, and trails beyond that for exploring the woods and swamp.

I’ve known Rebecca and Cam for a while now, and it was fun to finally get them in front of my camera. The session started with the pretty leaves in front of the house and ended with some dirty dogs playing in the puddles out back. What better way to spend a Saturday morning?

Since these photos are part of a Christmas present, I’ve been waiting to share them so as not to ruin the surprise. But now I finally can, so say hi to some awesome people and their adorable pups!

2018 With Lori & Erin Photography

As our fifth year as Lori & Erin Photography comes to a close, we’re again feeling grateful.

We’re grateful for your trust in us and for your genuine personalities. We’re grateful for your love and your families. Your relationships are what we’re all about. They fill us up and keep us coming back for more.

Without further ado - here’s a glance back at all of the fun we shared with you this year.

We can’t wait to see you again this year!

~ Lori and Erin

Victor NY Winter Family Pictures

It’s no secret that we don’t have a studio to shoot in. Background sets and props have never been big in our bag of tricks. We prefer a setting that feels comfortable to our families - and during the winter, the location we most often use is - at home.

When we suggest that to people, most of the time our families think they don’t have the right house for family portrait sessions at home. We disagree.

You’d be surprised what we can do in your space, and in the winter too. Snow is fun and pretty in your pictures. And as long as you’re having fun as a family, your image are going to be beautiful.

For example - these guys, they’re the first family I ever photographed all those years ago. Granted, they are also my family. I’m so thankful for their trust in me throughout the years.

Enjoy a peek into our session this year!

~ Erin

Danielle & Ziva the Therapy Dog: Keuka Lake Family Portraits

When you’ve got a dog that’s sweet and adorable, why not train her to be a therapy dog? I certainly wanted to take her home in my pocket, that’s for sure!

Say hello to Danielle and Ziva! Danielle is renovating a home on Keuka Lake with just a stunning view. We went down to capture her and Ziva in their happy place this Fall; it was so beautiful that I didn’t want to leave.

Thanks so much for inviting me to create portraits on Keuka Lake with you! I hope to see you again soon!


Outdoor Winter Family Portraits in Fairport, NY

When I first met with Marissa, she told me “We’re from Chicago, we can handle the cold.” Oh how little did we know…

It was 32 degrees and sunny on this early November day. It was not what we were expecting! We literally had the boys running down the sidewalk to warm them up! They were troopers though, and we worked really fast to get all the images they wanted and get them back into the car and warmth!

If you ask me, it was worth it. Look at those colors and those faces! Have I mentioned lately how much I love my job? :D

Welcome to Rochester guys! Enjoy the Upstate New York winter,

Tinker Park Fall Family Session: Rochester NY Family Portraits

Let’s be honest, this fall was a doozy when it came to the weather. It rained, it snowed, it made life as a photographer in Rochester NY extremely tricky. So, when the last warm, sunny day came around, we took advantage of it.

The trouble is, so did every other photographer in Rochester. We were all racing against the clock of daylight savings time, and sunshine to make magic happen for our respective families. So we worked around each other peacefully, while letting the kids still be kids.

These two boys and their parents were fun and fast paced. There was leaf throwing and hunting for beautiful fall foliage and happy times together before they become a family of five this winter.

No joke, I’m going to remember this warm day when we’re knee deep in the winter doldrums this year. Enjoy this glimpse of sunshine!

~ Erin

Outdoor Fall Family Portraits in Fairport, NY

There is a lot to celebrate in the next year for this crew. Josh is graduating high school and Rachael is getting married! Mom and Dad wanted to celebrate their little family before it starts growing and changing, so they donned their favorite plaids and we enjoyed the autumn weather together.

The Thomas Creek Boardwalk, is one of my favorite “hidden” areas in Fairport. It gets a lot less traffic than the nearby canal path, but contains just as much beauty. Getting to share it with fun families like this one makes it that much better! 

Here are just a few of my favorites, enjoy!

Extended Family Portraits in the Finger Lakes

Oh where do I start with this gang? It’s been four years since I saw them last— at Rebecca and Dan’s wedding. We had a blast then, and we had a blast again now!

So much has happened in 4 years. The addition of Samantha, some hardships overcome, and a special birthday to celebrate. And check out this 1906 Ford Model A Roadster, with matching pint size version for the littlest member of the family.

It couldn’t have been a better day, with those perfect fall leaves, a brand new puppy to love on and the amazing people I got to spend the day with. Okay, it could have been a few degrees warmer maybe, if we had to be picky. :o)

I wouldn’t trade this for the world. We’re so grateful to be in your lives and documenting these days for you. Love to you all!


Family & Cousin Portraits in Seneca Falls, NY

Exactly five years ago to the day was when I last photographed these two families! Crazy how that worked out. There were two less kids then, and we played in an apple orchard. This time, we hung out along the Seneca-Cayuga Canal in Seneca Falls, closer to their homes.

It was a bright, chilly morning and we had a lot of fun! The kids found ways to entertain themselves when they weren’t needed for their portraits, including a game of soccer using nearby fall fruit for a ball.

It’s such an honor to photograph these kids... aside from just being great kids, they have great parents too whom I’ve had the pleasure of knowing most of my life. We always have a good time together, so I’m hoping it won’t be another 5 years before the next session! ;)  

Love to you all,

Pumpkins, Tractors & Family Portraits in Fairport, NY

What says Fall in Fairport better than pumpkin picking at Powers Farm Market?  

It was a brisk morning, but these guys didn’t seem to mind. Charlie and Barrett enjoyed the pumpkins, tractors and the animals too. Besides the fun, doesn’t this family have an amazing fashion sense? I’m a little jealous.

I just love this family and the stylish photos we made together. And I love Fall portrait sessions in upstate NY!  Cheers to another beautiful autumn season, and say hi to the Drumms!



Sunken Gardens Family Portraits: Rochester NY

Our warm October day was one of the last we’d see for awhile, so we took advantage of the opportunity at Warner Castle and the Sunken Gardens in Rochester NY.

I remember Jeff and Megan’s wedding like it was yesterday. I remember they took a chance on me and my newness to photography. All these years later, they still do.

I actually think that their little leading lady is starting to trust me too. She comes out of her shell a little bit more each time I photograph her cuteness. And since we’ve been doing it since she was one - it’s about time. ;)

Enjoy the warm feeling that these sunny and happy faces bring to the day!

~ Erin

Fall Family Portrait at Cobblestone Creek Country Club

They’ve got a sophomore and a senior now, but still live on the same beautiful golf course. I can’t imagine how many times they’ve crossed these bridges in those years, but they are definitely at home here. The Cobblestone community is truly such a lovely area to raise a family in every season.

Check out the scenery, the color and the happy! While you’re here, say hi to the Summersons!