Welcome. I'm Heather McKay

I’m a Rochester, NY wedding photographer for couples who LOVE candid wedding images and want to enjoy their wedding day. My couples know that the wedding is just one day and would rather just elope, but they love their family too much and want to party.

They are excited about the marriage but don’t like being in front of the camera or the center of attention.

I help them enjoy their wedding day while I capture photos they can’t live without.

wedding photographer and business mentor Heather McKay

Rochester Photography

You need someone you can trust enough to see you naked on your wedding day, someone who will guide you through all of the family drama, all while creating amazing and memorable images while having fun.

Picking the right wedding photographer is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make after saying ‘I do!”. Many newly engaged couples leave it up to chance or *gasp* a lengthy Google search. Some even avoid the task all together and just use a friend or family member as their ‘fauxtographer’.

There is an insanely perfect wedding photographer out there just waiting to meet you… All you have to do is to find the perfect fit.

Intimate Weddings

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About Heather

I’m here to serve up the best wedding day experience for my couples and ensure that you have a stunning heirloom when the cake is eaten and the flowers have wilted.

For nearly two decades as a professional wedding photographer in Rochester, I have seen and done it all!

Now, I specialize in small weddings or unique events, as I double as your event planner and mind reader so you get perfect wedding photos.

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“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”

— Elliott Erwitt