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Rochester Photography

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John’s Mission

Fun, funky, yet elegant


I have been a wedding photographer serving satisfied clients in Rochester, Fredonia, Buffalo and The Finger Lakes for over 15 years. My fun, funky, yet elegant style combined with my first rate technical knowledge and professionalism ensures that your wedding photos will be everything you dream of, and more. My unique eye for the ‘little moments’ will capture the most precious moments of your wedding day.

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  • I met John in 2014 for a work event. I knew after seeing those photos and his personality, he had to be my wedding day photographer! He's done family portraits, our engagement and wedding photos now and each time he takes the time to know exactly what we are looking for, he goes out of his way to make sure he knows the venues we want to take photos at, and works with us on the whole process. I never felt more comfortable with a photographer and never more confident in knowing he will get the pictures we want. I highly recommend John!

    thumb Jenny Aman
    02/06/2017

    My husband and I got married in August of 2018. John was such a pleasure to work with right from the start! He is extremely easy to work with and makes sure that every detail is perfect and just the way that you want it. Aside from just taking our wedding photos John was extremely helpful in providing us with information about other vendors – many of whom we used for our wedding because of his recommendations. Our family and friends have used John for many occasions including weddings and have never been disappointed. John is very approachable and extremely helpful in making sure that your needs and wants are met. Because we have worked with John in the past, using him for our wedding photography was a no-brainer! His personality, professionalism, skill, and customization far exceeded our expectations! We will continue to use John Schlia Photography exclusively for all of our photography needs in the future.

    thumb Kerry Venanzi
    12/09/2018
  • When I got my picture back I was amazed with the nice quality. It was the best picture experience I have ever had.

    thumb Michael Grosodonia
    12/12/2019

    John photographed our wedding and we were completely delighted with the photos. Not only were the photos beautiful, John was so fun to work with. I never even noticed him at work during the ceremony, but then was completely delighted with beautiful ceremony shots and candids of all my friends and family. We had only booked him for a limited amount of time, but he used the time well and got excellent shots. We would highly recommend him as a photographer!

    thumb Kate Recard
    12/23/2018
  • I really needed good quality professional headshot and I found John on google search and really liked the pictures afterward . Thanks so much .

    thumb Gelila G
    09/29/2020

    Very accommodating! He was able to take my head shots on a tight schedule!

    thumb Hernan Garcia
    04/04/2022
  • We hired John for our wedding on July 7, 2018 in Rochester, NY. We couldn't be more happy with his service! From the very first interaction, he was accommodating; none of the packages on his website were exactly what we wanted, but he was flexible and made us a custom package that was perfect for us and for a great price! Leading up to the wedding he kept in touch and made sure he knew the whole schedule and everything. On our wedding day, John just took the lead and made sure he got every shot we could want. We didn't have to worry about anything! e.g. when it was time for sunset pictures, he came and got us! He didn't miss a single moment!

    thumb Eric Ressel
    01/01/2019

    We hired John for our wedding on July 7, 2018 in Rochester, NY. We couldn't be more happy with his service! From the very first interaction, he was accommodating; none of the packages on his website were exactly what we wanted, but he was flexible and made us a custom package that was perfect for us and for a great price! Leading up to the wedding he kept in touch and made sure he knew the whole schedule and everything. On our wedding day, John just took the lead and made sure he got every shot we could want. We didn't have to worry about anything! e.g. when it was time for sunset pictures, he came and got us! He didn't miss a single moment!

    thumb Eric Ressel
    01/02/2019
  • John's great. Professional and very accommodating. Also great communicator coordinating and preparing you for the session. Headshots came out great and will use him again.

    thumb Daniel Diefendorf
    04/11/2022

    John did a great job with my headshots and even came up with some great creative ideas for how to make them stand out. Highly recommended!

    thumb Robert Mostyn
    03/06/2020