What People are Saying


Wedding May 3, 2013
Megan says: They were an absolute pleasure to work with. Brenda and Paul were flexible, professional, and very accommodating. I was about an hour behind schedule for our first look and they hopped to it getting us back on track being as friendly and patient as possible. We were completely satisfied with our pictures, they were gorgeous! They took so many that you actually relive the wedding going through all the shots. We totally recommend them!


Wedding November 3, 2012
Colleen says: Paul and Brenda were wonderful! We worked with them for both our engagement and wedding photos. From our first meeting with them to when we received the photos after the wedding, Paul and Brenda were extremely professional, friendly, fun, and responsive. Working with them on our actual wedding day could not have been better. We were confident and comfortable that everything would go well and that they would capture all the special moments of our big day with their photos, and they did! We were very pleased with our wedding photos, and our family and friends loved them as well. We highly recommend Upstate Photographers to other couples looking for wedding photographers!


Wedding August 11, 2012
Sarah says: Brenda and Paul were incredible!! They made a point to view the venue prior to the date of the wedding so they could ensure adequate lighting. They were responsive to every email and phone call. Even when I got a little bride crazy, they had a sense of humor and talked me down off the ledge. Brenda and Paul helped us plan the schedule of the entire day to make sure that we had enough time for everything.

Most importantly, the photography was amazing! Each photo was thoughtful and artistic. It was exactly what we wanted. We also used the photo station as a favor for the guests and it MADE the party. Everyone loved it. We love Brenda and Paul and have been using them for family photos for several years prior to the wedding. It was great to have them do the wedding! I recommend them for any event.


Wedding October 6, 2012
Chelsea says: My husband and I had the best time working with Brenda and Paul, and can not recommend them enough to any other brides and grooms. They’re friendly and helpful and a real joy to have there on your wedding day!

Headshot Session
Julie says: Just thought I’d let you know that Chelsea’s Head shots helped her get accepted to 7 schools graduate programs! She has chosen to go to Wayne State University in Detroit, MI who only take 3 girls out of thousands that audition. Everyone who interviewed her said “You look just like your Head shot!” So lots of compliments! Yes, her talent got her into the schools but a great headshot is very important.


Headshot Session
Antonia S. says: As a make-up artist I have met and worked with many photographers, Paul and Brenda were the first to come to mind when I needed headshots for myself. Not only did they make our mutual client comfortable and happy, they were professional and wonderful people- making them the natural choice for me. Great studio, great vibes, Great team.


Wedding Pre-Booking Meeting
Sara B. says: As soon as we met Brenda and Paul they were warm and inviting. They welcomed us into their studio as if they were welcoming us into their home. They were interested in hearing our thoughts about what we wanted in terms of photography services and brought a professional and experienced point of view to the table. It is obvious that they love what they do and treat each event with care and respect. I can not wait to work with them!!


For the third year in a row, Paul and Brenda of Upstate Photographers have won the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards! The Bride’s Choice 2012 award means we are in the top 5% of Wedding Pros nationwide! The WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ recognizes the top local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the organization, the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ are determined solely by the reviews from over 1.2 million newlyweds.


Engagement Session
Lindsay M says: My Fiance and I had the pleasure of working with Paul and Brenda for our engagement photos! They had such great ideas and made us feel completely comfortable in front of the camera. It was great to have a test run with the engagement session prior to the wedding…and now we can’t wait to have them shoot for our wedding in 2012!


Wedding, 9/9/2011
Brenda and Paul were fantastic photographers at our big day. Brenda stayed with the gals and Paul with the guys for pre photos. After the ceremony, they got through our family photos really quickly and we were able to go and join our reception way sooner than I thought we would! They even went down to a separate photo location with us to do some photos by the lake where we wanted to get some pics taken. They were completely flexible with our requests, and they were able to creatively come up with some great shots in the new locations we requested.

The quality of the pictures were amazing, and they were great about getting us our photo book out. I would 100% recommend these photographers to any other bride and groom! They were recommended to us by our cousin, who also had them at his wedding, and we are so glad we took them up on their suggestion!


Wedding, 8/27/2011
My husband and I started planning our wedding in August of 2010. When we set out on our search for the perfect photographer for our wedding, we had some ideas on the style of photos we liked, but had no clue about any of the other details.

Paul and Brenda are extremely professional and so fun to work with. Their personalities are wonderful. Their portfolio is diverse with much to admire and consider. They are artistic, amazing with lighting, and know how to get the most beautiful shots. They were great about laying out all options and listening to our suggestions and requests. Both were very responsive to emails and was very good at following up to make sure nothing fell through the cracks. This was especially important leading up to the wedding when I was going crazy trying to finalize all of the details!

Although working with Upstate Photographers during the preparation stage was great, it was the wedding day when their professionalism and skill really shined. They were prompt, they blended in with the background and were almost invisible, yet did not miss a thing. They were calm, composed, and most importantly, the photographs were beautiful!

After the wedding, the photos were ready in a very timely manner. We were absolutely thrilled with the results, and have received many compliments on how beautiful the photos are. We absolutely recommend using Paul and Brenda at Upstate Photographers! You will not be disappointed!! We can’t wait to use them again!


Studio bpix session, October 12, 2011
JM A. says: I had a fantastic time doing B-PIX! Being a bit shy and conservative (and not a model) Brenda and Paul really helped me make the right faces and do the right poses! We all had a wonderful time and I am so excited to see the finished product! Definitely would recommend to anyone!!!


Wedding September 3, 2011
Lisa says: Paul and Brenda were both wonderful to work with! From the moment we met with them, they made everything very easy for my husband and me. Not only did they show us beautiful pictures, they were also extremely easy to get along with. We were a part of five weddings this summer and for some of them, pictures seemed to take so long we felt like we missed a lot of the wedding. This did not happen with Paul and Brenda! Because they know their stuff and are so great, they knew exactly what shots to take and where so we ended up with amazing pictures and still were able to enjoy the night! We could not be happier with our pictures and have received many compliments from friends and family. They are also very reasonably priced for what you get! I would recommend them to everyone!


Actor’s headshot session session, September 7, 2011
Anna S. says: I just recently had an appointment with Upstate Photographers to get new headshots taken and I was delighted with how it went. Everyone was extremely friendly and make the atmosphere genuinely comfortable. It was a great experience, and my makeup and hair looked fabulous after working with Amy Elizabeth. It was a great experience and I’m sure the headshots will look amazing!


Wedding July 30, 2011
Jenn says: I can’t say enough about Paul and Brenda. Our wedding day was wonderful and we were able to enjoy ourselves because of the thorough planning of our photographers. Paul and Brenda are extremely professional and do whatever is needed to get the right shot. Kevin and I were thoroughly impressed as to how they each had a different approach to photography but that through their different approaches, they create a relaxed environment for all involved. Within a very short time, 2 weeks!, we had a number of our pictures available for a sneak-peek and WOW. The quality is amazing. The pictures are beautiful. I would highly recommend Upstate Photographers.


Wedding July 1, 2011
Jessica says: Paul and Brenda are fantastic! They are really fun to work with and made us feel very comfortable. Both Brenda and Paul always got back to us right away after we e-mailed or called them. They took beautiful shots and we are extremely happy with all of our pictures!

Wedding July 10, 2011

Megan says:
Paul and Brenda were wonderful to work with right from the beginning. They did a wonderful job capturing our day, and making everything feel comfortable. We are so pleased with the photos! Their prices are very competitive, and their work is high-quality and creative. And our guests loved the photo station…definitely worth it!

Amazing Experience!!

Susan K says:
Brenda and Paul were amazing to work with!! My 5 year old son is incredibly interested in a career in modeling. They each offered some great advice in pursuing my son’s potential career. They also offered tremendous words of encouragement for my son. The whole experience was fantastic, and I/we would highly recommend them to everyone!

Wedding Photography

Megan G says: Paul and Brenda were fantastic! They are professional, creative, and made us feel relaxed. We had so much fun during our engagement session and were completely comfortable with them on our wedding day. The photo station was a great addition to our reception and our guests had a blast. Can’t wait to see how the photos come out. Thank you for helping make our wedding day so wonderful!

Wedding Photography

Leah says: Paul and Brenda are great! They really helped us out because we were affected by WeddingCombo going out of business and we needed to find a photographer somewhat last-minute. It was a stressful time, but our experience with Upstate Photographers definitely made up for it!

First of all, I feel that we were so lucky to have two photographers. Now I can’t imagine weddings where people just have one. It was great having the different perspectives of everything.

Second, our pictures are fantastic and everyone keeps saying how great they are! We wanted photographers who give a little direction but mainly remain unnoticed, capturing events as they happen. And that is exactly what we got! Our guests were also impressed by the ability to download the high-res photos right from their website.

Both photographers were friendly and professional to work with, and I would definitely recommend their services!


Alyson D says: Brenda and Paul are wonderful photographers, aside from being great people! I was very nervous about doing this pictures for my fiance and they both made me feel extremely comfortable. I can’t wait to see the pictures. They were very detailed on making sure that the lighting was correct for each shot and very creative in their ideas. I cannot wait for my wedding because I know the pictures are going to be fabulous!

Professional photoshoot for entertainment business

James H says: I hired Paul and Brenda for a photo shoot that would include professional head shots and images that I could use in my business literature and correspondence. Paul and Brenda took extra time to ensure that the lighting, poses, and even my slight makeup touches were perfect. They were absolutely fantastic to work with, very personable and took the time to find out the “look” that I was going for. As a professional entertainer of almost 25 years, I have worked with hundreds of photographers. Paul and Brenda of Upstate Photographers rank at the top my list of best photographers I’ve had the pleasure of working with. James Hall, James Hall Events. www.jameshallevents.com

Wedding Photography

Jismi says: I would hire Paul and Brenda again in a heartbeat for my wedding. I used them for our engagement shoot and wedding photography. The pictures speak for themselves. Everyone who sees the pics also say how beautiful the pics came out and how lucky I am to have wonderful wedding pics!

Paul and Brenda are very down to earth, easy to work with, and responsive to our needs. They work really well together and worked well with my day-of coordinator. They are also very flexible when it comes to packages and pricing.

They also give guidance for taking pics, such as where and how ppl should line up for portraits, and had creative ideas for our photo shoot in between the ceremony and reception. Their photography style is candid in addition to formal portraits. We just loved how our pics came out and I can’t stop looking at them!

Boudoir Photography

Rebecca says:
Wonderful to work with. I shot my boudoir album with them as a wedding gift for my husband. They were so professional that I really felt comfortable!