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  • Greater Rochester Professional Photographers

    Welcome to the Greater Rochester Professional Photographers official website! We are an organization of like minded professionals dedicated to the advancement of the photographic arts in Upstate New York. We are one of eleven sections of Professional Photographers Society of New York State and we are an affiliate of Professional Photographers of America.

    On this website you will find articles and links designed to help you find professional photographers for all your photographic needs. Whether you are getting married, looking for portrait work or just looking for some great pieces of visual artwork, you will find it here.

    If you are a professional photographer who is interested in networking with other professionals, please join us every 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Flower City Arts Center, 713 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14607. Be sure to visit our Facebook Page for more information about our monthly meetings.

    Our meetings begin with a social hour from 6 - 7 pm followed by the main program from 7 - 9 pm. Your first meeting is complimentary - so come check us out!

May Meeting Recap: Rochester NY Photographers

It’s not every day that a busy wedding photographer can slow down long enough to share their wealth of knowledge. We were so glad that Chris Szulwach of The Story Photography could stop by and share some great tips with us on how he built a business around the life that he wanted for his family by creating a 3-day turnaround time on weddings.

He also gave us a little insight into how he builds his collections and upsells his wedding albums to couples – within weeks of the wedding day! That was worth the price of admission. 🙂

Thank you Chris for being so willing to share your world with us!

Blog written & photographed by: Erin Perrotta of Lori & Erin Photography

May Meeting: The Three Day Wedding Turnaround

Join us as Chris Szulwach of The Story Photography shares his thoughts on branding and wedding workflow. This will be an interactive discussion on the how and why of the 3-day turnaround time that Chris has been able to achieve for the past 3 years.

Chris is a Rochester area native and graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College. As a full-time wedding photographer, husband, and father of two boys who he home schools, time is at a premium. Building a business around the life that he wanted for his family is what led Chris to his 3-day turnaround time on weddings.

The event is free for members of GRPP, PPSNYS and PPA. New members get their first meeting free. Not a member? No problem! Pay at the door only $30.

Join us on Wednesday May 10:
5:30-6:45 Social Hour @ I-Square, 400 Bakers Park, Rochester, NY 14617
7:00pm – 9:00pm – Presentation @ Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus av, Rochester, NY 14617

April Meeting Recap: Boudoir Photography Rochester NY

If you missed this month’s meeting, you missed an empowering evening. Teri Fiske of Ciao Bella Boudoir gave us insight into the world of boudoir photography. I believe that each one of us came away with at least one thing to think about – whether about posing, or about why photographing boudoir is important, and especially about what it can mean to our clients.

Photography can be a powerful thing, for so many different reasons. In Teri’s eyes, boudoir photography isn’t about taking the sexiest portrait possible. Rather, it’s about giving back a confidence to her clients that they may not have had before that day. For some, that can be a life changing experience. So obviously, as the photographer, it should not be taken lightly.

Thank you, Teri for an inspirational and educational presentation!


Focus NY Convention: Rochester NY Photographers

Recently a great group of photographers (that’s us if you weren’t sure) took the thruway to Buffalo for the PPSNYS Focus NY Convention.

We spent three days, at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in downtown Buffalo with photographers from all over the state. We learned from fantastic educators all about topics ranging from business skills to lighting techniques.

There’s something to be said for getting out from behind our online learning and being with other people. We bonded over meals and drinks shared, and were reminded that there’s a community of real people out there, willing to help us ALL grow as photographers.

If you’re interested in meeting new people and learning from some of the best in the business, stop by our next meeting and get to know us.

Here’s a few photos from the convention, taken by our current President Adrian DeJesus.

Photos by Adrian DeJesus Photography, Written by Erin Perrotta, Lori & Erin Photography

Join us April 12th: Find Your Fierce Boudoir Photography with Teri Fiske

To Teri Fiske, a boudoir session is so much more than sexy pictures for the significant other. This is a transformative experience. An experience that can build someone up in a way that can never be taken from them. We’re going to talk about what boudoir is, how to approach it as a business model, how to find your ideal clients, and most importantly discuss why women choose to do these sessions and how you as a photographer can help women ‘Find Their Fierce’.

About Teri by Teri: I started my photography business in 2003. In 2008 I started shooting boudoir, which quickly became my absolute favorite thing to photograph. I love helping women find their fierce through boudoir sessions. My business has grown and changed throughout the years and I’m thrilled to say continues to do so! I’m now photographing more and more weddings as well as boudoir and look forward to seeing where it takes me.

See more of her work at:

Join us on April 12, 2017
6:00-7:00pm Social hour at Starbucks (680 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607)
7:00-9:00 PM – Presentation at The Flower City Arts Center – (713 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14607)

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