Welcome to the contemporary photo studio of Paul Grupp and Brenda Rose. We are partners in life and business, and we create all types of “social” and lifestyle photography – weddings, engagements, b-pix, boudoir, portraits, professional headshots, musicians and bands, maternity pictures, fashion and glamour photography.
We know you have many choices for photographers. We think what makes us special is our unique combination of photojournalistic storytelling and fashionable art. Our photographs capture spontaneous, real emotions and feelings, not some canned pose that’s simply not you. Most importantly, when your event or session is over, we don’t just burn a CD of unfinished images — we specialize in beautiful presentations ranging from DVD montages you can play back on any TV or home theatre, to elegantly-designed fine art-quality coffee-table books and archival and specialty prints.
Whatever your needs, we can provide photography that fits you perfectly! Our studio is conveniently located at 169 River Street in downtown Troy, NY 12180. We serve Albany, Troy, Saratoga Springs, the Capital Region, the Hudson Valley and all of Upstate NY. In addition, we are available to travel to cities like Boston, Providence, Hartford, and NYC. Finally, we love destination weddings — we are veteran world travelers, our passports are up to date, and we offer amazingly low prices for destination photography!
Paul is a full-time photographer working on location and in our studio in Troy, NY. After 20 years in creative services, publishing, high-tech marketing and product development, he left the corporate world in 2003 to follow his life-long passion for photography on a full-time basis.
Paul has shot dozens of assignments for newspapers, and spent two and half years as staff photographer for the NY State Senate in Albany NY. His work has appeared on the websites and in the catalogs of many companies and organizations, and in a diverse set of publications ranging from 944 Fashion magazine to Landscape Architecture, to The Saratogian, The Troy Record, and The San Diego Troubadour newspapers. His photographs were featured in the book Erotique Digitale published by the Ilex press. Recently, he shot the 2011 and 2012 Under Armour Lacrosse equipment catalog. Many musicians use Paul’s photography on their websites, posters, promo pix and CD packaging. Today, weddings, headshots, glamour and portraiture are Paul’s primary work, and he couldn’t be happier! Increasingly, senior execs from the corporate world as well as leaders in the finance, health care, and real estate world are coming to Paul for their professional headshots.
Paul is based in the Troy/Albany/Saratoga Springs area of upstate NY. You can contact Paul at (518) 526-9969.
Brenda specializes in weddings, bpix, and business portraiture. Brenda has an amazing eye for capturing the deep emotion and excitement of the wedding day, and many of our best bridal images were photographed by Brenda. Her work has appeared in Her Life Magazine and The Daily Gazette. Brenda is based in the Troy/Albany/Saratoga Springs area of upstate NY. You can contact Brenda at (518) 526-9970.
We’d love to become your photographers!
Serious About Our Business.
Paul and Brenda have been working together professionally since 2005. We are members of the Professional Photographers of America, maintain a proper business license and sales tax certificate of authority, have commercial office, meeting and studio space and carry full professional liability insurance. We work constantly to improve our art, craft, and business practices. We are committed to ethical business!
We do our best to maintain great relationships with other photographers and vendors, but we refuse to participate in any formal or informal referral schemes that are designed to restrict fair and open competition. We refer other wedding vendors whose work we respect, without regard to membership in any group or organization. We publish our prices and business terms and do not use deceptive marketing of any kind. We always carry backup equipment, and have a safe and responsible redundant image backup system protected by a professional security company to ensure that your precious images are not lost to equipment failure, fire, flood, theft, or natural disaster. We have stood the test of time and are in this business for the long haul — book us with confidence!
Diversity, Yes. Discrimination, No.
Our studio proudly serves ALL clients who choose to book our services. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, marital status, veteran status, or disability.