Rochester NY Photographer Blog

A New Development – Creating A Fine Art Portrait

For the past few years I have been following and admiring the work of photographers Sue Bryce and Felix Kunze. They both produce these amazing, painterly fine art portraits. As an art major (and almost art history minor) I was drawn to paintings by masters such as Rembrandt. Sue and Felix use lighting techniques similar … Continue reading

Event Photography for Fast Paced Company Team Experiences

When companies support charities and provide fun activities for their employees to do, the community really benefits. Paychex brought me in to photograph their company team for the Chase Corporate Challenge in downtown Rochester. I have seen Paychex compete in several charity walks and runs. They have an incredible company culture and a strong What … Continue reading

Tips for Awesome Professional Headshots

Getting a new professional headshot photography can be a scary situation. I often see people that I’ve known for years to be super happy and jovial turn into statues as soon as they get in front of the camera.They’ve often had bad experiences in the past and have not liked how their photos turn out … Continue reading

Actor Headshots

Actor headshot requirements are different than the rest. Your face really is your resume and I’ll help get you that job. For the most part, you’ll need just a head and shoulders headshot, but depending on the situation we can have a little more fun. If you want to be bold, contact me to talk … Continue reading

New! John Schlia Photography

This time of year always has us all reflecting on thankfulness. I am most thankful for my family. Of course having kids of my own makes me talk about my memories of my childhood. I was recently helping my mom get her house ready to sell and I had hundreds (maybe thousands) of photos to … Continue reading

Ruddy Well Band at Sticky Lips – Rochester Music

One of my favorite bands that play in Rochester is the Ruddy Well Band. I discovered them last year while taking photographs for the Rochester Fringe Festival. I started following them and went to a few of their shows. Then I asked them to play at my wedding. They are a mix of folk, bluegrass … Continue reading

Event Photography Rochester – Athleta Store Opening, Eastview Mall

The first Athleta Store in upstate NY opened a few weeks ago at the Eastview Mall. Shape Magazine brought me in to help capture the celebration. Kristen from Chef K2 was also on hand, serving some out of this world food and drinks.

Rochester Portrait Gallery

Toward the end of 2013 I was sworn into a very prestigious artist collective in Rochester. Dudes Night Out is a group of artists who like to inspire each other and love our city, Rochester. For our One Year anniversary show our theme was We Art ROC, artwork inspired by Rochester. I set out to … Continue reading

Heather Roffe dance portraits for CITY Newspaper

These are some of the additional shots from my portrait session with the insanely talented Heather Roffe. CITY Newspaper asked me to take some portraits of Heather, a local dancer and choreographer, for their article about 10 important people who are doing great things in the Rochester area. Heather was great, she was ready to … Continue reading