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

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

Bandaloop Practice for the 2013 Rochester Fringe Festival

I couldn’t think of a better (or more frightening) way to spend my Thursday than being on the roof with Bandaloop while they practiced ! Today is the first day of the 2013 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival. Go see everything !

Our Adirondacks Vacation

Hello friends! I was looking at my calendar at the beginning of the wedding season and saw one free weekend in September. I drew a heart around the date and started talking with my honey about where we should go for vacation. We decided to get a little cabin on beautiful Long Lake in the … Continue reading

2013 Al Sigl Sports Classic and Jerry Flynn Children’s Classic

What a day for golf !  June 10th saw a lot of golf action. In the morning I was hitting the links with Gilda’s Club of Rochester for their 10th Annual Jerry Flynn Children’s Classic. In the afternoon I was digging out of the sand trap with Al Sigl at their Sports Classic. Unfortunately, both events … Continue reading

Why You Should Avoid Stock Photography

I love collaborating with my clients on a new and interesting idea. It is very satisfying to give them what they are looking for. I do understand that sometimes, photography can exceed a client’s budget. When I price my services, I base it on the usage that the client needs. Whether an image will be … Continue reading

My Son’s Birthday Party

Pirates are cool. If you’re a kid, pirates are awesome. Recently my son discovered the joy of candy sushi. I didn’t think he would appreciate a Japanese themed party, so I loosely tied the nautical themes of sushi and pirates together.  I set up a photobooth for the party and throughout the course of the festivities the kids … Continue reading

Ossia New Music – Eastman School of Music

The final concert of the season. On March 29th, Ossia wrapped up their season in Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music. Ossia performs contemporary music that might not otherwise be heard at major concert venues in Rochester. I am not sure if the term “experimental” is accurate but some of the songs used instruments that … Continue reading

Gilda’s Club Walk for Wellness 2013

I can’t believe that a year has gone by already. The 2012 Walk was the first event that I volunteered for at Gilda’s. In the past 12 months I have made some good friends through the Club. If you didn’t know, Gilda’s Club is a support group for people living with cancer, their families and … Continue reading