about me

We get to spend some of the best days of your life together...

So I find the more you know about me; the easier it is for us to establish a connection, build a friendship, brainstorm your dream session, gush over your wedding dress, laugh about Baby Yoda memes...and well you get it. I've been building Cecilia Denise Photography LLC since 2016, but professionally became a business in 2019. I have a lot of wedding, elopement, portrait + lifestyle photography experience; along with many completed styled shoots, retreats, + several mentoring sessions. My college education is slightly relevant; as I have a degree in Criminal Justice + Forensic Science with a focus in Crime Scene Photography. My subject area has changed drastically, (living people are so much more personable) but bet that I can still pull apart a Tv Crime Drama before they solve the murder. If you are down to earth, go with the flow, willing to sometimes get a little crazy for the shot kinda people; congrats, it's meant to be. I'm your girl.

I'll laugh through your toasts + speeches...

probably cry through your surprise proposal, bust a few moves at your wedding, and will always pet your dog. People tell me that I'm the mom friend... and I can't say that I disagree with them, however I do blame my Italian upbringing. And before you ask- yes, I do leave room for seconds + will try to feed you, I talk loud + use my hands, and family is SUPER important to me. I'm your typical stay-at-home dog mom, editing my life away; however you can find me at the beach, sipping Diet Coke or a good Moscato, eating Oven Brick Pizza, or as of recently, wedding planning. I love my doggo, my crazy cute fiancé, traveling, the Buffalo Bills, daisies, musical theatre, chasing sunsets, garbage plates, wine nights, good music and bouncing between both of my cities; Rochester + Buffalo.

Kind Words

Kind Words

“Words cannot describe how incredibly happy and blessed I feel to have had Cecilia as our photographer for our wedding. She is all of the things you would wish to have in a photographer and more. She is wonderfully kind, friendly, flexible, professional, and SO talented. Not only were my husband and I so happy that we hired her, but we received so many comments from both our wedding party and guests about how wonderful she was. I encourage those looking for a photographer to look no further!”

Travel Dates:

June: Naples, NY

July: Watkins Glen, NY

September: Naples, NY

Bucket List: Italy | Scotland | Ireland | Greece | Maine | California | Texas | Colorado | Carolina's

If you are having an elopement, wedding, or would like to have a photo session in these areas; please reach out!

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