Hello! I'm Tanya, a Rochester native living in the Finger Lakes with my Husband and our two boys. I have a passion for food photography, portraits, design, baking & home cooking. I received my first film camera in high school and went on to college to obtain a degree in graphic design with a minor in digital photography. I've turned my passion for photography my life's work by taking the plunge and becoming a freelance photographer/designer. As a mom I'm constantly documenting my kids grow and that has given me a desire to start helping other family's capture memories for years to come and to share with future generations.

{Styled Menu Sessions}

Menu Session for Roux on Park Ave, Rochester, NY

Menu Session for Roux on Park Ave, Rochester, NY

Let me start by stating...I LOVE FOOD! I mean seriously, there are so many beautiful colors & textures. And it's not just the final dish, I appreciate the process. Let's face it, as a chef or restaurant owner you have a passion for creating. You enjoy making something that's both pleasing to the eye and the pallet. (Clearly...I could go on and on here) Long story short...Over the years, I've worked for some very talented Rochester area Chef's all of whom have sculpted my love of fine cooking, quality ingredients, stellar flavors and food presentation. It's from this background that I started honing my design skills for food photography. 

Menu session for Warfield's Bistro, Victor, NY

Menu session for Warfield's Bistro, Victor, NY

So what's it like working with me on a project? I put a lot of thought into every project, starting with the initial discussion and expectation for the full scope of the project and final product...from there I can create a custom estimate.  We schedule a date and time that works for you and book a session, then I like to see the space where the photo shoot will take place so I can determine lighting and any need for external equipment. We will talk in depth about the menu items that will be photographed and I will storyboard for the photo shoot. After the session, I will head back to my office and edit the shoot. Finally, you will receive high quality JPGS for your promotional use on websites, social media outlets and advertising for your business.

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{Social Media Marketing}

To busy running the day to day aspects of your restaurant, specialty grocery, retail store etc...I'm here to help! Contact me to set up a consultation and let me help you make your products visible on the social media scene. These platforms are incredibly useful, and in most cases underutilized due to lack of time by the business owner. Together we can gather content, tell your story, showcase your products and drive traffic through your doors! Once we've determined your business needs we can set up a schedule and budget that works for you. 

 

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{Portrait Sessions}

Engagement Session, Highland Park, Rochester, NY

Engagement Session, Highland Park, Rochester, NY

When I book engagement/family sessions I prefer to shoot the sessions in an outdoor setting. I just love the natural background esthetic. For family sessions, I find kids are most comfortable at home so when possible I like to book at your home or a park near by. When you contact me we will have an initial conversation either by email, phone or in person (rochester/finger lakes area). From there we can discuss the overall look and feel of the photos you want. (Pinterest is helpful here) Then we can talk about locations you have in mind and I will put your package together depending on number of locations and outfit changes. We'll meet up the day of your shoot and after I'll head back to my office and start working on editing photos for final JPG delivery. 

Family Session, Private Residence   view my portrait portfolio    /     hire me for a portrait session

Family Session, Private Residence

 

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Ox & Stone, Rochester, NY

Ox & Stone, Rochester, NY

Looking for some new promotional shots of your business? Maybe your just opening or recently remodeled...whatever your needs, capturing the look and feel of your space is my priority. Initially we will have a discussion, by phone, email or in person (rochester/finger lakes area) to go over the scope of your project. Will it be interior and exterior only? Maybe you want new headshots of your staff? Once we get all the details I will put your custom package together. From there we will set up a date and time that works for you. Then I can get to work and finally head back to start editing the final JPGS. 

Sutherland House B & B, Canandaigua, NY view my commercial photography portfolio    /     hire me for commercial photography

Sutherland House B & B, Canandaigua, NY

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{Events}

Baby & Bridal Showers, Graduation Parties, Family Reunions, Weddings...All of these life events are so special and they represent the moments in your life you'll want to look back on for years to come and show future generations. 

 

 


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Styled shoot for Dolce Cupcakery, Pittsford, NY  

Styled shoot for Dolce Cupcakery, Pittsford, NY


 

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