The 11 Best Fashion Photographers in Buffalo
Fashion photography is often thought to be the domain of magazine editorials. But in fact, it encompasses many things, as the following Buffalo fashion photographers will attest. Some work with models while others work with everyday people to capture their epic fashion sense, and a select few capture street style portraits. Each one has their own style, and we must say we love them all.
1. Colin Gordon
A well-known and respected Buffalo fashion photographer and portrait artist, Colin Gordon uses his wedding expertise and commercial photography experience to create eye-catching shots with fashion-forward styling. His versatility is impressive—easily transitioning from lifestyle branding shoots for creatives around Western New York to beautiful bridal portraits capturing every detail of the dress. If you are looking for your personality to shine through your fashion shoot, check out Colin’s work.
2. Luke Copping
Luke Copping has made a name for himself as an editorial portrait photographer, working with a long list of international clients, including Popular Science, Time Inc., and Conde Nast. He is a master of his craft who uses dramatic studio lighting to sculpt his subjects, as well as creative posing and props to tell the story of his subjects. We love the intimate and impactful feel of his work — images that you sense with more than your eyes. You feel them.
3. Sophia Jay
Sophia Jay is a Buffalo fashion photographer with a free-spirited boho aesthetic infused throughout her work. Her portraits blend the spirit of her subjects with their fashion choices and add in a hefty dose of artful posing for shots that are uniquely you. We particularly love her use of warm tones and outdoor lighting combined with the landscapes of Western New York. It gives her shoots a hip fairy feeling.
Candace Byrd has an eye for the editorial, perfect if you are a model looking to update your portfolio or if you just want to capture your fashion sense editorially. Her portraits look effortlessly styled — perfect posing to accentuate clothing and further enhance the beauty of her subjects, backgrounds to amp up the mood of the portrait, and editing techniques to keep your portfolio looking current.
As a Buffalo fashion photographer and the editor in chief of Auxiliary Magazine, Jennifer Link Kieffer has taken a deep dive into alternative and subculture fashion and lifestyles. Her work is a frank look at her subjects — their identities on full display in their fashion choices — and as such is visually arresting. As a multi-talented designer and styler, she is often heavily involved in the details of her shoots, making a cohesive style that is instantly identifiable as her own. It’s a bit dark, a bit moody, and all kinds of creative.
Jessica Ahrens is a talented portrait and wedding photographer, photographing hundreds of people over the last fifteen years in her classically artistic style. She doesn’t rely on trendy filters to catch the eye. Instead, she thoughtfully composes each shot with an eye to timelessness, like a true artist. Her fashion shoots are reminiscent of the old masters, using light to bring her subjects to life with a simple background and focus on the drape of the clothing. Elegance to the max.
7. Shana Feeley
Shana Feeley does something totally unique in the Buffalo area — creative cosplay fashion shoots. With a background in fashion design, she really knows how to accentuate the beauty of a costume and the wearer to their best advantage. Her portraits are a magic combination of the costume designer and their personality, and her talents at getting them both to shine. Her work caught the eyes of editors nationwide, with her photos published in over 50 magazines. If you have a creative streak and want truly personalized photographs of your creations, she’s our top pick!
Lauren Ashley focuses her talents on helping people express themselves — whether they are high school seniors looking to immortalize their special fashion sense or couples looking for artistic portraits. She knows how to make each person in front of her lens shine. We particularly love her senior portraits, allowing each teen to showcase their uniqueness at such a vulnerable, transformational time.
As the publisher and photographer of the society and culture magazine Fashion Maniac, Cheryl Gorski has her finger on the pulse of everything trendy in the city. She combines a street style vibe, capturing those who are wearing eye-catching outfits at the moment, and her exquisitely detailed editorial shoots encompassing everything that fashion photography is — stylized, haute couture, and always chic. She is a conceptual artist and a photographer, two traits that accentuate each other in fashion work. Count on professionalism and creativity when you work with her. Her long list of happy clients sure has.
10. Fisher Creative
Wedding photographers with a fashion twist, husband and wife duo Jeff and Snjezana Fisher wow with their dramatic style. Perfectly suited to brides and couples with a keen fashion sense and yards of fabric to play with, their gentle direction showcases the best of the outfits you spent hours searching for and styling. They also branch out into other types of fashionable portrait photography, so if you want stunning photographs of your rocking style, check them out.
11. Natasha Staszak
If you are looking for boudoir photography with fashion styling, look no further than Natasha Staszak. Her experience directing her subjects into the most flattering poses makes her perfect for those who want sensual portraits of themselves without bearing all for the camera. If you have a cute outfit that you want to be documented while feeling like a sex kitten, she’s your gal.