Since first picking up a camera as a teenager, I’ve been passionate about capturing natural moments in time. This interest began as I wandered around the yard of my childhood home, snapping photos of evening light and flowers. This love for organic imagery soon shaped my philosophy as a photographer.
So, let me tell you a little about me.
I was born and raised outside of Rochester, NY, and I now call this city home. I love walking around the woods, getting lost in a good book, and cooking tasty food. My friends and family are the center of my universe. I’ve traveled around the world and continue to be deeply inspired by the beauty I’ve experienced.
I value connection, simplicity, and joy.
And I’ve used these values to shape this business.
When working with me, you can expect a stress-free photography experience. I'll ensure your comfort in front of the camera, and we'll leave the session as friends. And the best part? You'll receive a set of timeless images that are oh-so uniquely you.
Emma is also the co-founder of Dear Blossom Studios, a portrait studio in Rochester, NY. For information on headshots, senior portraits, and personal portraiture, visit the studio's website.
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"Emma made the experience of getting our photos taken so fun and so enjoyable! She was so natural and relaxed and made something that could be a little awkward such a blast! Highly highly recommend"
"Emma was super awesome to work with. Made the experience fun and unique. Ideas she had that I would’ve never even thought of turned into wonderful photographs. Highly recommend Emma Rizzo Photo!!"
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"Emma spent an October evening with my fiancé and I taking engagement photos of us around the yard of our home....A lovely woman who is both approachable but shares clear direction for two goofballs who’ve never had their photos taken on a professional level. We have been thrilled and smitten by the beautiful results of her work. We chose to postpone our wedding due to the current state of the world, and Emma didn’t skip a beat to promise that she’d be right by our side whenever the wedding day feels right!"
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"My boyfriend and I had a photo shoot tonight, and it was so much fun with Emma. She was very engaging and made the photo session natural and entertaining. It’s very important to feel comfortable because it will show in the photos, and she did a great job of making us feel like we could be our normal selves"
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"Emma is a dream to work with! My fiancé hates taking photos and Emma was understanding and patient with us. She worked with us to make the best of a weird weather day and she sent us a beautiful sneak peek photo that same night! I cannot recommend her more—- book her ! You will not be disappointed!"
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"Emma recently did our family photographs! Our family just happens to consist of two golden retrievers. She did a fabulous job. Animals especially our two do not make it easy. Thanks so much Emma for your patience and professionalism. I would recommend Emma for any occasion or subject 100%!"
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"I was very nervous about getting my photo taken professionally because I thought it would be awkward. But by the end of it, I felt like Emma and I were best friends! We were laughing the whole time, and it was so much fun! Also, the photos came out even better than I ever could have imagined! 100% recommend 10/10 for sure. Was a great experience!"
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"Emma is always a pleasure to be around. She makes you feel comfortable in every scenario and turns around photos incredibly quick. And the results always go above and beyond."
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