Senior Portraits by Chesler Photography

Welcome to the website of Chesler Photography, one of the Finger Lakes premiere photography studios. Located in the historic district of Downtown Canandaigua, NY, we are just minutes from Rochester and a short drive from Buffalo and Syracuse. Although we are in the heart of Western New York and the Finger Lakes, our business has no borders. We are available world wide.

One Senior's thoughts...

Senior pictures... In one hour you are expected to document everything you love, everything you are, and everything you hope to be remembered for. Impossible? I certainly thought so. Who am I anyway? I am no athlete, nor an academic prodigy. I am a dreamer, a writer. My passion is books: ones I've read, and ones I plan to write. So what on earth would I do for my senior pictures? Without any sort of idea, I packed four or five reusable Wegmans bags full of random, potentially meaningful possessions and drove to Chesler Photography on Main Street.

I had briefly met Steve Chesler on a previous occasion and remembered him as a fun, easygoing kind of guy. My memories, as it were, proved accurate. Between the five outfits, the countless props and sets, my favorite radio station playing in the background, and Mr. Chesler's constant encouragement as he shot what must have been a million or so pictures of me; my one hour photo shoot flew by faster than I ever could have guessed.

The experience was nothing short of fantastic, not only do I have wonderful photos to send to my relatives and friends, but perhaps more importantly, this experience has been a profound confidence booster. I can look at my senior pictures and smile. They are beautiful and unique to my own style, whatever it may be. I highly recommend Chesler Photography to everyone looking to get their senior portraits taken.

     ~ Sam Mergenthaler

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