Serving Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, and Toronto Ontario.

About this Vendor

Simple. Honest. Real. Extraordinary.

While loved by his clients for the ease at which he puts them in front of the lens, it's Paul's award-winning style and professionalism, coupled with visionary "modern lifestyle" imagery and his "real life" approach to portraiture that have made Van Hoy the first choice among Western NY style-makers and wedding planners throughout the US and abroad. | Brides Magazine


Photo + Video Styles

Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle, Modern, Vintage

Photo Shoot Types

Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress

Starting Price Range


Wedding Activities

Getting Engaged, After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Online Proofing, Digital Files, Printed Enlargements, Printed Proofs, Wedding Albums, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Photo + Video


Contact Info

1 Pleasant St, Rochester, NY Serving Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, and Toronto Ontario. (585) 469-9558

Reviewed on 10/30/2017 Maureen W

Paul is phenomenal! He did both our engagement and wedding pictures. He is very friendly and professional, and we have such beautiful photos.

Reviewed on 10/26/2015

Paul is one of the most talented photographers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He has one of those personalities that make you feel like an old friend and very comfortable sharing your special moments with. My wedding day was very hectic, filled with closed roads,... Read More unexpected rain and cold weather resulting in Plan B scenarios. Through it all was Paul, managing to capture it all while getting soaked to the bone. It was amazing that even though our ceremony lasted only 10min, he managed to capture every tear, every hug, and every smile. Paul did not just record our moments, he helped create them by making us feel comfortable and most importantly, making us laugh. In our dark reception pavilion, he captured the most outrageous and hilarious moments of all of our family and friends getting down on the dance floor. Every photo looks and feels very candid, natural, and warm. We will be cherishing our wedding photos for many years to come.

The best!

Reviewed on 12/07/2014 Monica B

Amazing! Beautiful photos! We can't thank Paul enough for capturing the most memorable event of our lives. From start to finish Paul's work was outstanding. I attended my cousins wedding in Rochester NY about 3 years ago and fell in love with her wedding photos. They... Read More captured every moment beautifully. I was thrilled to find out that Paul was available for our wedding on October 5th of 2014 and that he was able to travel to New Jersey to be our photographer. Paul's work speaks for itself. It is as if you are looking at a story book unfolding. I love looking at our photos. I will treasure them forever. We stared our day very early in Hoboken NJ, Paul arrived promptly in the morning. He traveled in the night prior from Rochester and called me that evening to let me know they had arrived to the hotel in NJ safely. I really appreciated that because as a bride you are worried about every little detail and Paul had me at ease the entire time. He was able to capture the most memorable, candid, and emotional moments with beautiful artistic flaire.The aire of professionalism and talent had my guests raving. I received so many compliments from my guests of how wonderful my photographer was. My close friend called my just the other day (who loves photography) and couldn't stop talking about Paul and how she is in love with his work. : ) Paul then traveled to Garfield NJ where our ceremony and reception were being held. He was there waiting for us when we arrived. Our ceremony was outside and reception following took place indoors. Paul was timing the light outside and made sure to bring us back outside to take more photos when the lighting was just right. Since we live in the Washington DC area, we set everything up via email and phone calls. Paul is a true artist and professional. If you are searching for an amazing photographer and artist, look no further, Paul is who you must hire. Thank you Paul for everything! We hope to work with you again in the future. I am so blessed to be able to look back at our photos and relive such a beautiful day over and over again. Love, Joe and Monica


Reviewed on 11/27/2011 Kathryn J

Go to his = amazing. You can see thousands of great pictures by them. The package includes all day with the photographers and all their photos which I liked too.

The Best Wedding Photographer in Rochester.

Reviewed on 7/12/2011 Jen M

My new husband and I are both television producers, so our long experience in visual imagery made us put photography at the top of our priority list for our wedding. We selected Paul because his portfolio was simply breathtaking and the best we found in the Rochester area. Even... Read More though I had seen his work and knew he was an exquisite artist, when I actually got the images back of us of my own wedding day, I was speechless. Every image was astonishing, capturing so many emotions and incredible tender and heartfelt moments --- with absolute technical perfection and unexpectedly delightful creativity. I viewed the photos alternating between hysterical laughter and blubbering tears. And not only is Paul a world-class artist, he is also a joy of a human being. He was so fun to work with; with a fantastic wit and easygoing demeanor, and my girls and I just loved having him around for the big day. I had high expectations for Paul and he far surpassed every single one of them. Worth every cent!

Meet The Owner

Paul D. Van Hoy II

Paul Van hoy holds his Masters of Fine Art Photography from the prestigious Rochester Institute of Technology, has been documenting weddings for over a decade. As a Rochester wedding photographer his coverage begins in Rochester NY and extends to Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany NYC, Toronto, and abroad. As one of the most sought after destination wedding photographers Van Hoy's commissions have taken him as far as Aruba, Jamaica, Italy, and Chile.