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Find photographers in Rochester, NY

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Find photographers in Rochester, NY

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Top 10 photographers in Rochester, NY

Clients agree: these vendors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.


New on Fash
3+ years in business
Serves Rochester, NY
To sum myself up in an “about me” section is nearly impossible, but here are a few things you must know. I’m 18 years old. I love sports, photography, and videography. I’m very passionate about my craft.
Porcia Jones Photography

Porcia Jones Photography

New on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Rochester, NY
Hi! I’m Porcia and I am professional photographer born and raised in Rochester, NY. Living in Rochester, I have had a life rich in art which is my passion and photography is my creative medium. The experience you’ll have working with me is likely not like most you may have had in the past and it’s worth checking out during a free 15 minute consultation to get to briefly get an idea of how I can best be of service to you!


17+ years in business
Serves Rochester, NY
Darrel M. says, "I have used SMA for family photos as well as commercial projects. Ricky has always done a top-notch job for me." Read more
MDGImages Photography

MDGImages Photography

New on Fash
Offers online services
1 hire on Fash
26+ years in business
Serves Rochester, NY
I have been a photographer for over 25 years. I have been published in HBO RealSex, published in several magazines on the west coast. We offer photo booths and photography services in the CNY area. We also do destination weddings and have done so in Hawaii, Jamaica and other tropical locations. we are always open and we always get the shot! You can find me on facebook/MDG images photography and on Instagram at mdgimages
Gallery Guthrie

Gallery Guthrie

6+ years in business
Serves Rochester, NY
Lilly C. says, "I’ve never gotten by pictures done before and she made me feel at home and got my true smile out, she was truly the best:)" Read more

Your photography questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much does a photographer cost?

The average cost to hire a photographer is $100 to $250 per hour, depending on their experience. However, photography prices vary significantly depending on the type of event or photo session:

Do you tip photographers?

The standard tipping etiquette for photographers depends on the type of photo session or event and how happy you are with the photographer's service:

  • Tip a wedding photographer $50 to $200 if the photographer exceeds your expectations. If the photographer works with a second shooter, be sure to tip the second photographer separately.
  • Consider tipping a family portrait photographer, pet photographer, or newborn photographer if you're happy with the photo session. However, tipping is not expected for family portraits taken at a big box store like JC Penney or Wal-Mart.
  • Tipping a photographer is not expected for headshots, commercial photography, real estate photography, or architectural photos.

If you're happy with the photographer's service, post a positive review online and share their photos on your social media.

How can I save money on a photographer?

Follow these tips to save money when you hire a photographer:

  • Book a "mini-session" – a shorter photo session that lasts only 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Choose your favorite photographers and follow them on social media. Some photographers may provide deals and exclusive offers.
  • Hire a less experienced photographer. However, be sure to review their portfolio to confirm they have enough skill to meet your photo needs.
  • Purchase prints from an online retailer instead of ordering them from the photographer.
  • Bundle multiple photo sessions for a discounted price. Some wedding photographers bundle engagement and wedding photos. Other photographers offer a bundle for newborn photos plus additional sessions as your child grows.

How far in advance should I book a photographer?

Book a wedding photographer as early as possible, ideally as soon as you've confirmed the date with your venue. Headshot, commercial, pet, and family portrait photographers typically don't require as much advanced notice. However, a popular, in-demand photographer may be booked out several months in advance.

How can I find the best photographer near me?

Follow these guidelines when searching for a photographer to ensure you find one who is the best match for you:

  • Look for photographers who specialize in the type of photography you want. A photographer who specializes in weddings won't be the best choice for a newborn baby photo shoot, and vice versa.
  • Review their online portfolios to confirm you like their photography style and aesthetic.
  • Read photographer reviews on Fash and Google.
  • Get a contract in writing before making a deposit.
  • Discuss the photo usage and printing rights to confirm how both you and the photographer can use the images. Photographers typically retain the copyright to the images, allowing them to use the photos for marketing and social media.

What questions should I ask a photographer?

Ask these questions to help you choose the best photographer for your needs:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • What type of photography do you specialize in?
  • What is your photography style?
  • Do you have an online portfolio I can view?
  • How far in advance should I book my photo shoot?
  • What deposit do you require, and is it refundable?
  • Do you have a photo studio? If not, where will you take the photos?
  • What should I do to prepare for the photo session?
  • How will you deliver the final photos to me?
  • How long will it take to get the photos?
  • Do you offer printed items or photo albums?
  • Who owns the rights to the photos?
  • Will you use my images on social media or your website portfolio?

Reviews for Rochester photographers

Recent success stories from people in the Rochester area.
Attention to detail. Quality of work. Prompt and great attitude.
Lauren was so sweet! I was nervous to get my senior pictures done and I ended up loving the shoot. I had so much fun even though it was freezing! She made me feel pretty.
Gallery Guthrie
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