Cathy Fraser Photography

Your Rochester, Finger Lakes, and Western New York Boutique Photographer for Heirloom Images

As a skilled and experienced boutique photographer based in Western New York, I specialize in creating stunning portraits, timeless senior pictures, and vibrant family lifestyle photography.  My passion lies in helping families capture their most precious moments.  Whether you’re looking to commemorate a milestone, celebrate your family’s journey, or simply capture the beauty of everyday life, I am here to provide you with an unforgettable photographic experience.  

A stress free experience

For some people, the idea of having professional portraits taken can be intimidating. Maybe this is your first photo session, and you don’t quite know what to expect…or you’re worried about the “right” way to pose, or what you’ll wear. 

Rest assured, I am here to make your photography session a breeze. So relax, be yourself, and have some fun !  You’re in good hands!

Portrait Photography

From family portraits to individual professional headshots, my goal is to capture all that makes you special through natural artistic portrait photography. 

Senior Pictures

Capturing timeless memories with high quality senior pictures. Showcase your personality and achievements from your time in school as you celebrate your journey.

Family Photography

Let’s tell stories of your life through natural, artistic photography and capture your special moments in time as they happen.   

Capturing Your Moment, Preserving Your Memories

Transforming your cherished memories into timeless works of art.


My work is a testament to the exceptional moments and memories I've captured for countless clients. It showcases my dedication to delivering stunning and memorable images for each individual and family. As you browse the gallery, you'll notice versatile, creative, and visually engaging photographs, each telling is own unique story.


Proper preparation is key. I'll be with you every step of the way to answer your your questions and talk about your vision and goals. I make the process easy by providing you with my custom style guide that explains what to expect on the day of the session plus guidelines on selecting what to wear. I put your mind at ease so you are comfortable and confident leading up to the day of the session.

Professional Prints

Did you ever notice that some photography collections all have a particular style of quality that is professional and timeless? A state of the art camera has something to do with that, along with the expertise of the photographer in understanding how to manage the settings. But it doesn't stop there. I work with image labs that produce high-quality professional, heirloom prints that are guaranteed for 100+ years.

Outdoor Portrait Sessions

Settings of Natural Beauty

I love to take my portraits outdoors, surrounded by the natural beauty of our Rochester, Finger Lakes, and Western NY region. 

Some of my favorite places to have a session are by a lake, in a park, or in the woods. I invite nature into our experience by taking pictures in a variety of outdoor settings.

Every location and lighting level carries its own unique beauty. If you’re stumped on what setting you’d like, I’ll give you recommendations for the most ideal places that will work best for our session.  

Client Love...

We loved your photographs and my wife Olga and I particularly appreciate your sense of composition and your ability to capture personal characteristics. So many of the photos tell stories as only a picture can.

You have a gift!

The Saubermanns
Deep River, CT
We are over the moon happy with Cathy and the lifestyle session she took for our 20th wedding anniversary. Effortless, easy and amazing to work with, Cathy captured us exactly how we feel…in love. We never imagined that the session could be so fun! We will definitely use her again to capture all the special moments in our life.
The Cancelmis
Byron, NY

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