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Linked | Business & commercial headshots and photography

Business & Executive Headshots, Portraits, & Photography Tracy are Gordon are business owners in Rochester that needed a photographer to take headshots & photos for website and advertising use. Together they are the owners of a website consulting firm called Business Web Strategies Inc. After talking/texting a bit with Tracy, I found out that aside from taking new […]

The Fairytale ~ Tara & Matt  | Rochester  NY Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photographers in Rochester NY I head to the west side for a day of wedding photos from Albion to Deerfield Country Club in Rochester NY Tara & Matt’s day of wedding photography began at the bride’s home in Albion NY where I arrived at the perfect time to get photos of the bride and […]

I Promise-Alicia & Sean  | Rochester NY Wedding Photographer

Rochester NY Wedding Photographers The big day! Wedding Photography and photos from Burgundy Basin in Pittsford NY… I made my way to Burgundy Basin (always a popular place to get married in Rochester NY) to photograph the wedding of Alicia and Sean from start to finish! I began the day of wedding photography capturing photos of […]

Trica & Tim!  | Engagement Photography Rochester NY

Rochester NY Engagement Photographers   Engagement photography is always a great way for clients to get to know me, my style of photography, and how I work. I had an awesome time shooting Tricia & Tim’s engagement photos in the Rochester area. Tricia and Tim’s engagement session was free as part of The Premium wedding package they […]

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Maestro! Rochester NY Photographer

Band & Musician Photography in Rochester NY Photography & photos from a recent session with Rochester NY film score composer John Centrone John is a Rochester NY film score composer & musician who is based just outside of Rochester NY in the Brockport-Clarkson area. John contacted me about having photos taken for his use on […]

Tuning Pegs | Rochester NY Photographer Senior Portraits

This week’s photoBLOG entry features senior photos from the Rochester NY area with Sarah. Sarah is a Webster High School student and cello player, or should I say cellist, whose been playing since she was a young child. Her Mom is also a music teacher, so maybe it’s just in her DNA. When her Mom […]

All Smiles - Rochester NY Photographer Headshots

Kids Photography and Headshots with Jaci   Fall is definitely a favorite time of the year for family portraits & photos here in Rochester NY. As was the case with Jaci. Her parents contacted me about taking kid’s portraits, but were also looking for a photographer for headshots. They were interested in putting together a […]

The Journey ~ Stephanie & Jerry | Rochester NY Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photography in Rochester NY with Stephanie & Jerry They say a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, well this journey was 3,000 miles… When you think about most engaged couples & newlyweds, you think of their journey through life together as just beginning. That is so not the case for the […]

Horsing Around | Rochester NY Photographer Senior Portraits

Portrait Photography on the Farm with Mikaela The setting for the latest portrait photography post was on the west side of Rochester NY on a farm & horse stable. When Mikaela’s family contacted me about a photo shoot on a farm with her horse, I knew right away I wanted to capture the  rustic & […]

1st & 10 | Rochester NY Photographer Senior Portraits & Sports

Senior Pictures & Portraits from the Football Field with Duke I get to meet a lot of different high school kids throughout the summer & school year to take their senior portraits. I do most of my photography work on-location and the cool thing about that is, I get to travel to all kinds of […]

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Cross Your Fingers - Kerri & Justin | Canandaigua NY Wedding Photographer

Canandaigua NY Wedding Photographers I hit up the Canandaigua NY & Finger Lakes area for a beautiful day of wedding photography.   Today’s photoBLOG entry features wedding photography from Kerri & Justin’s ceremony and reception held at the New York Wine & Culinary Center in Canadaigua NY. Canandaigua is also home to the wedding hotspot Sonnenberg Gardens & […]

Leuh! Rochester NY Photographer Senior Portraits

Modeling Photography in Rochester NY During a typical season of senior portrait & modeling photography here in Rochester NY I travel all over the Monroe County area from Webster, Fairport, & Penfield to Brockport, Greece, and this case, Spencerport NY. This week’s photography model is Leuh, a Spencerport High School senior with a passion for Jazz Dance […]

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Rays of Sunshine: A Look at Down Syndrome | Rochester NY Photographer

Rays of Sunshine: A Look at Down Syndrome This year I was honored to take part in a photography exhibit & calendar featuring kids & adults who have Down Syndrome. It’s called Rays of Sunshine: A look at Down Syndrome. The photo exhibit tagline explains it all: A photographic exhibit celebrating the abilities, achievements, and […]

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2 to 1 - Ritika & Josh | Rochester NY Wedding Photographer

Ritika & Josh: from their wedding day captured by Canal Town Photo in Honeoye Falls, NY.

Covering All The Bases |Rochester NY Photographer Senior Portraits

 Photographers in Greece NY   It’s time for senior portraits in Rochester NY! I got together with Greece Olympia High School Senior and Spartan 3rd baseman Carly. We decided to meet at a local park for her photo session which would enable us to get some outdoor portraits using the natural surroundings of the area. A […]

The Top 10! | Rochester NY Photographer Senior Portraits

Senior Pictures On-location in Rochester NY It’s mid-summer and while no one wants to think about kids going back to school yet (well, maybe the parents do…) it’s the peak season for senior portraits & pictures in Rochester NY. I had the pleasure of meeting Melodie and taking her senior pictures this week. I always […]

1 year, 3 months ago Posted in: The photoBLOG, Wedding Photography Rochester NY 0
Hitched-Ashley & Devin | Rochester NY Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photos & Photography from Burgundy Basin in Rochester by Patrick Castania   A mid-summer wedding in Rochester NY! We began Ashley & Devin’s wedding photography at the Bride’s parent’s home in Greece NY. It’s always so much fun to capture the excitement of the day as the bride gets ready for this once in […]

1 year, 5 months ago Posted in: The photoBLOG 0
Hats Off! Event Photography in Rochester NY with Empire State College

Event Photography in Rochester NY Aside from being a wedding and portrait photographer here in the area, I’m is also an event photographer in Rochester NY for corporate & business events, private parties, and in this case, college events. Empire State College had 2 big events planned that they needed photography coverage of; they’d be holding the college’s annual graduation ceremony and they’d […]

1 year, 7 months ago Posted in: The photoBLOG, Wedding Photography Rochester NY 0
No Place Like Home-Lauren & Peter | Rochester NY Wedding Photographer

Creative Wedding Photographers in Rochester NY Lauren and Peter’s Wedding By Patrick Castania The latest from the wedding photoBLOG. We showcase wedding photography in Rochester NY from the beautiful backyard wedding of Lauren and Peter. It was an amazing day filled with family, friends, and memories… all captured by Rochester NY wedding photographer Patrick Castania. […]

1 year, 10 months ago Posted in: Headshot Photography, Portrait Photography, The photoBLOG 0
Kids & Children's Headshots|Rochester NY Photographer Headshots

Kids & Children’s Headshots | Leyla By Patrick Castania It’s time for headshots with Leyla! I’ve known Leyla for 3 & 1/2 years now and have gotten to photograph her many times throughout her life. It’s always a blast. So when her parents were approached by talent agency DSIAM I was first off, extremely happy for […]

Rustic Style! | Rochester NY Photographer Senior Portraits

Senior Pictures in Rochester – Webster Penfield & Fairport   By Patrick Castania I made my way to the east side of Rochester NY for senior pictures with Casey towards the end of fall. We had already taken Casey’s senior photos in front of the studio back drop for the yearbook, so for this photo shoot, we […]

Conrcrete, Metal, & A Skyline | Rochester NY Photographer Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits in a City/Urban Setting By Patrick Castania This week in the photoBLOG it’s portrait photography, with a bit of Rochester NY’s city & urban feel. I met up with Zachary in downtown Rochester NY to take his senior portraits. We talked about using an interesting location and finding something “a little out of the norm” for his senior pictures. My thoughts going into […]

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1+1= One-Chrissy & Ricky | Rochester NY Wedding Photographer

1 + 1 = One…The Wedding of Chrissy & Ricky By Patrick Castania I first met Chrissy & Ricky over a year ago when I shot their engagement photos just outside of the Rochester NY area. For their wedding we made the trek to Sweet Briar in Geneseo NY (an excellent choice by the bride and groom). […]

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Senior Portraits featuring Sports and Athletes | Rochester NY Photographer Senior Portraits

Sports & Senior Portrait Photography in Rochester NY By Patrick Castania Over the course of this year’s senior portrait photography season here in the Rochester NY area, I met up with high school seniors who didn’t just want to have their picture taken, but wanted to capture who and what they’re about. Sports and athletics are […]

Off the Beaten Path | Rochester NY Photographer Senior Portraits

Unique Senior Pictures & Portraits in Rochester NY By Patrick Castania I met up with Jocelyn for senior portraits & pictures in the Rochester NY area last week. She wasn’t looking for the same old-same old as far as her senior portraits were concerned. 1st off,  we wanted to take her senior photos in an interesting location […]

2 years, 1 month ago Posted in: The photoBLOG, Wedding Photography Rochester NY 0
A Rustic Wedding with Andrea & Adam

Rustic Wedding Photos with Andrea & Adam   By Patrick Castania I first met Andrea & Adam last summer when we had a blast together taking their engagement photos here in Rochester. I was glad to see them both again about a year later, this time for their wedding at the Lower Mill/Rabbit Room in Honeoye Falls NY. […]

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Together-Jennifer & John | Rochester NY Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photographers in Rochester NY   By Patrick Castania This week’s photoBLOG entry showcases John & Jen’s wedding photography in Rochester NY. They held a small intimate wedding in a castle garden witnessed only by close family near summer’s end. Shortly after their ceremony, I met up with Jennifer and John to capture a few […]

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Senior Portraits in Rochester NY | Rustic Style with Lydia Rochester NY Photographer

Senior Portraits in Rochester with Lydia By Patrick Castania Senior portrait photo sessions in the Rochester area are in full swing! Meet this week’s victim, Brockport High School senior, Lydia We began the session at Lydia’s home to get a few classic style portraits of her in and around the house. Since this was a one […]

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Aloha! | Rochester NY Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photography from the Beach in Rochester A Traditional Hawaiian Wedding Ceremony Nothing says summer like a beautiful wedding on the beach and Mike & Christie picked the perfect August day for theirs. It took place on the shore of Lake Ontario (just outside of Rochester NY) beneath their boat slip, the very spot where […]

2 years, 2 months ago Posted in: The photoBLOG, Wedding Photography Rochester NY 0
A Wedding on the Lake | Rochester NY Wedding Photographer

Intimate Wedding Photography from the Lake Ontario Shore By Patrick Castania Roxanne & Herb decided on a small wedding with just immediate family and a couple of friends at Hedges Nine Mile Point Restaurant in Webster NY. We caught a beautiful afternoon weather-wise for their wedding, so they were able to have their ceremony right […]

2 years, 3 months ago Posted in: Senior Portrait Photography, The photoBLOG 0
Nick! Rochester NY Photographer Senior Portraits

  Senior Pictures from Rochester NY’s West Side I head to Brockport NY this week for senior portrait photography with Nick! By Patrick Castania Nick’s parents and I discussed a few location ideas for Nick’s senior portraits and decided to meet up at a park just outside of Rochester in Brockport, well technically Clarkson I […]

Senior Pictures  | On-Location with Stephen - Rochester NY Photographer Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits & Photos in Rochester NY More on-location senior portraits in the Rochester area this week, this time, one for the guys!   By Patrick Castania I met up with Stephen on the shores of Lake Ontario  in Rochester NY for one of Canal Town Photo’s specialties; outdoor senior pictures. We found a cool […]

2 years, 3 months ago Posted in: The photoBLOG 0
Woof! Woof! | Pet Photography with Bella the Flatcoat Retriever

Pet Photography in Rochester NY with Bella Woof! Woof! Pet photography is always a blast and Bella, the Black Flatcoat Retriever that I met recently for pet photography, stuck to that rule! One of the great things I love about dog photography and dogs in general is that they’re not like us humans when the […]

2 years, 3 months ago Posted in: The photoBLOG, Wedding Photography Rochester NY 0
Sarah & Derek | Rochester NY Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photography Fuses with Style in Rochester By Patrick Castania With all the different styles of wedding photography popular today, it can be challenging for engaged couple’s looking for a wedding photographer to know which style to choose. When Canal Town Photo is hired to photograph your wedding day, your photos will be a combination of different […]

2 years, 4 months ago Posted in: The photoBLOG, Wedding Photography Rochester NY 0
Unforgettable | Renee & Kevin's Wedding Photography

Fun & Artistic Wedding Photography from the Rochester Area   By Patrick Castania Right from the get-go I knew that Renee & Kevin weren’t looking for ordinary wedding photography for their day in Rochester. We wanted to make sure to get the standard/traditional style wedding photos but also to stop at some pretty cool locations […]

2 years, 5 months ago Posted in: The photoBLOG, Wedding Photography Rochester NY 0
Alicia & Casey | Rochester NY Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photography from Rochester NY with Alicia & Casey… By Patrick Castania For this week’s wedding photography blog entry I head from Rochester to Genesee County, for an adventure that begins in Le Roy (or is it Leroy?) and ends in Batavia. First things first; I began photographing the bride at home in Batavia, getting shots of […]

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Shawna & Dan | Wedding Photography from the East Side

Wedding Photography in Webster NY By Patrick Castania I head out to photograph another beautiful wedding in the Rochester NY area. This time with Shawna & Dan…Beautiful wedding, yes. The weather on their wedding day, not so beautiful It was raining all day, so much so, that the Red Wings game that day was cancelled. […]

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Maria & Erel | Rochester NY Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photography in the Rochester Area By Patrick Castania After Maria & Erel’s small private wedding in the Rochester NY area we met up to capture this special time in both of their lives with a mini wedding photography session. We hit up everything from waterfalls and gazebos, to the front steps of the church. […]

2 years, 5 months ago Posted in: Portrait Photography, The photoBLOG 0
3 Is A Magic Number-3rd Birthday Photos with Leyla!

Kids photography in Rochester NY   The 3rd time’s the charm Canal Town Photo met up with Leyla for birthday number 3 to take a bunch of outdoor portraits in the Rochester Area. We made our way to the banks of the Erie Canal in Brockport near the Sweden Senior Center. Leyla’s parents were great […]

2 years, 6 months ago Posted in: Portrait Photography, The photoBLOG 0
Oh Baby! Mia's 3 Month Old Photo Session

Baby Photography from Rochester’s NW I met up with the Weil family at their home near Charlotte Beach in Irondequoit for a baby photo session with Mia over the weekend. Mia just turned 3 months old and as with any infant this age, she can’t sit up or do a whole lot on her own […]

2 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Portrait Photography, The photoBLOG 0
Smile! Outdoor Portrait Photography with Gwen

Big Smiles!Kids and Family Photography from Rochester NY Outdoor portraits are always fun & exciting in our neck of the woods, especially in the fall. We head to the castle this week to get some beautiful shots of a real cutie, Gwen. We had a ton of fun with the many cool and unique settings we […]

2 years, 11 months ago Posted in: Portrait Photography, The photoBLOG 0
Rustic Family Portraits With The Lewis Family

Rustic Style Family Portraits caught between Rochester & Batavia After checking out a few of the photo galleries here on the site, the Lewis family contacted me about booking a rustic style family photography session. They thought the style they were looking for would mesh well with my style of portrait photography(they were right!). They […]

Fall Engagement Photography | Ashley & Jeremy

Engagement photography from the Rochester area with Ashley & Jeremy When Jeremy and Ashley initially booked an engagement photo session, I was glad to hear they wanted to wait until fall to get some outdoor portraits taken to celebrate their engagement. They had received their photo session as a gift when they first got engaged […]

2 Become 1-Theresa & Aaron | A Wedding in Ellison Park-Rochester NY

Wedding Photography in Rochester with Theresa & Aaron! By Patrick Castania With the above average temps during the 2nd weekend of October this year, it was just perfect for Theresa & Aaron’s wedding day. I began our day of wedding photography at the bride’s home, a beautiful old farm-house which is actually in Ellison Park […]

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Eliza & Gary | Wedding Photography in Brockport, NY

Wedding Photography in the Rochester NY Area This week’s PhotoBlog entry features wedding photography from the west side of Rochester NY at the beautiful bed & breakfast & 1800’s farm-house, The White Farm… By Patrick Castania It’s always great when things come together as planned. Eliza, Gary, and I had been in touch multiple times […]

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An Erie Canal Wedding | Jennifer & Chris

The latest in wedding photography from the Rochester NY area By Patrick Castania When I met up with Chris & Jennifer a few weeks before their wedding in Brockport, Jennifer said we wouldn’t have to worry about a rain plan because “it’s going to be sunny & 75 degrees with a slight breeze” on their […]

Senior Portraits | As Unique As You!

 Outdoor portraits in Rochester, I head to the west for Senior Portraits! By Patrick Castania I met up with Heather last week in the Hilton-Parma area for outdoor senior portraits. Parma Town Park was the location of choice for Heather to take her senior photos. It’s a great location for senior pix. I was able to […]

On-Location Senior Portrait Photography | Brittany! Rochester NY Photographer

On location senior portrait photography in Rochester NY! By Patrick Castania Senior portrait photography here in Rochester is well underway…For Brittany’s senior pictures, we started out indoors at her home, making sure to get few photos including her favorite; leopard print, then moved on to a few different poses & locations in the house. After that, we […]

3 years, 2 months ago Posted in: Portrait Photography, The photoBLOG 0
Outdoor Portraits with the Whole Family! Rochester NY Photographer

 Family Portrait Photography in Rochester NY By Patrick Castania Now-a-days, it’s not often that the whole family is together at once, as was the case for the Brandzels, who have family members on both coasts of the country.  I was happy to schedule an outdoor family portrait session at their Pittsford NY home (such a […]

3 years, 3 months ago Posted in: Portrait Photography, The photoBLOG 0
Sugar & Spice | Newborn & Infant Photography Rochester NY Photographer

Newborn and baby photography in Rochester NY with Evelyn By Patrick Castania I met 12 day old Evelyn in her Chili, NY home last week for baby photography just outside of Rochester. She was sleeping soundly when I arrived, which provided us with the opportunity to use a great prop for her pictures; the perfect […]