YM Photography

Upstate NY, Adirondack and Capital Region


Photo + Video Styles

Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Lifestyle, Modern, Vintage

Photo Shoot Types

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

Starting Price Range


Wedding Activities

Getting Engaged, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding

Wedding Categories

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

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Contact Info

Upstate NY, Adirondack and Capital Region (518) 232-1612

Reviewed on 10/26/2017 Lena B

Yesenia is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! If you read this, you are obviously considering her for an event, you can stop your search now and book her - done, one thing less to worry about. Seriously, Parke and I could not have asked for a more professional, thoughtful and talented photographer... Read More for our wedding. Yesenia knows what she is doing, super professional, has an amazing eye for detail, is accommodating when it comes to requests and super quick in her delivery. We loved working with her and every time I look at the pictures I find a new detail I haven't caught before. Thank you Yesenia, it was a pleasure to work with you! Lena

Reviewed on 10/20/2017 Dana G

Yesenia helped ease my stress about wedding planning from the day we met her right through the wedding night. There are so many photographers to choose from and we are so glad we made the right decision! She was professional and friendly and answered all of our questions... Read More multiple times! The day of the wedding she had everything under control and made sure we stayed on track and got all the shots we wanted but also made sure we were able to enjoy our day and be present with our guests. We are so pleased with the outcome of all the photos as are our guests!

Reviewed on 10/18/2017 Candice G

I love YM Photography! Our photos came out beautiful! She has attention to detail and captured all the moments that mean a lot to us. We love our album and the prints were nice quality. We are very happy with everything! Thank you!!!

Reviewed on 10/17/2017 Casey Q

Our engagement photos are amazing! We could not thank Yesenia enough for waking up so early to make our sunrise photo shoot happen with the best backdrop ever.. hot air balloons! We cannot wait for our wedding and the beautiful pictures to come!

2017-10-18T06:31:10 Response from the vendor

Hi Casey! Thank you so much for posting your review here! I loved your session too! Can't wait until your wedding day!!!

Reviewed on 10/11/2017 Lauren M

I couldn't be any happier!! Out photos will be cherished for years. We had our favorite image printed and have it above our couch. It's looks beautiful! Our album is perfect. Yesenia took the time with us to make revisions so it was exactly what we wanted. Thank you so much for... Read More being part of our day!

2017-10-11T13:33:07 Response from the vendor

Hi Lauren... Thank you both for the kind words. I'm so glad to hear that you love your album! I'd love a photo of your print!! It's always an honor to work with amazing couples like you!

Reviewed on 10/11/2017 Melissa G

The best de ision you can make for your wedding day is hiring YM Photography! Yesenia made everything so easy for us. I loved that she let us have time to ourselves during the day instead of just one photo event to the next. We never felt rushed. Between her and our planner our... Read More day was perfect! The guys really loved working with her second shooter and I can't imagine that is a normal thing for a groom to comment on.

Reviewed on 10/11/2017 Laura L

We planned our elopement from Maryland and Yesenia was so helpful in every step of our planning. She recommended vendors and helped us plan the perfect timeline. We are so in love with our photos. We both had tears in our eyes as we viewed our preview. We highly recommend her to... Read More anyone!

2017-10-11T13:36:18 Response from the vendor

Laura... it's so wonderful when I get to work with couples from my second home (Maryland). I might have gotten a little teary-eyed from reading this review. Wet eyes all around! Thank you for choosing YM Photography!

Reviewed on 10/11/2017 Kelsey F

Yesenia was amazing. We hired her for our engagement photos and for our wedding. We lived in California at the time, and she was so great with coordinating phone calls that worked for us (since we were in a different time zone). Since we couldn’t meet her prior to the engagement... Read More shoot, she allowed us to use the engagement shoot as a “practice run” for the wedding. Those pictures turned out so beautiful that I was sure she was the right photographer for us. She was very open to all of my ideas and was great at understanding my vision for the day and incorporating her ideas as well. I created a Pinterest board that she reviewed to Ben sure she knew which poses and shots I wanted for the day. She was very friendly and I never worried that I wasn’t going to be satisfied with her work. When we got our pictures after the wedding, I was astounded. They all turned out so much better than I could have imagined. One of our photos was even featured in Saratoga Bridal Magazine! I could go on all day about how happy I am that we chose YM Photography. It was definitely the best decision I made for our wedding.

2017-10-11T13:37:20 Response from the vendor

One of my all-time favorite weddings! Of course, the fact you chose my hometown may have a little to do with it and how amazing you both were to work for takes the rest of it. Thank you so much for choosing YM Photography, Kelsey!

Reviewed on 8/31/2017 Remi J

I absolutely loved working with Yesenia. She was so easy to work with and was able to handle our crazy large family. We were living in California at the time and she made planning a wedding from across the country so easy!

2017-10-11T13:37:42 Response from the vendor

Thanks so much for the kind review, Remi!!

Reviewed on 12/07/2016 Amanda T

Yesenia is simply amazing. She makes you feel so comfortable during the process and is very organized with her client portal. Our wedding day ran so smooth and she was able to capture every moment we requested. The sample photos that she has posted so far are incredible and... Read More can't wait to see the rest of photos.

2016-12-10T08:06:45 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much Amanda! As I'm working on your images, I can't help but feel how lucky I was to be a part of your day!!

Reviewed on 11/19/2016 Christine V

Our 8/27/16 wedding day was the day we imagined & you captured it perfectly! The half-day package suited our needs & our budget just right. Yesenia was a true and honest professional, from booking to receipt of our pictures. A thousand times THANK YOU!

2016-11-27T09:22:55 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much, Christine! It was an honor to be a part of your amazing day!

Reviewed on 11/03/2016 Jennifer A

My husband and I are SO happy we got to work with Yesenia! She made us feel comfortable and I couldn't be happier with how our pictures turned out. She even was down to go up to the roof of our reception hall and got some of my favorite shots up there! I was so nervous about... Read More photographers when we first started planning, but my concerns went away after our first phone call. Awesome person and awesome photographer!

2016-11-03T07:49:36 Response from the vendor

Thank you so very much Jen! You and Gleb were a complete pleasure to work with. Your day was so full of love and laughs... it made my job easy!

Reviewed on 7/18/2016 Trina B

Yesenia was beyond amazing to work with! She not only is a fabulous, detail-oriented person, but also a very talented photographer! Our engagement photos were beautiful, but our wedding photos were beyond words! She was timely, professional, fun, and engaging with the entire... Read More family! It was truly a pleasure to work with Yesenia and we will absolutely be using her for all future photography needs!

2016-07-18T20:47:14 Response from the vendor

Thanks Trina! I just loved you and Ericka! I'm so glad I got to be part of your day!! And of course... I MUST see you again when there are babies in the family!

Reviewed on 1/18/2016 Macon L

Yesenia did an amazing job with our wedding. The pictures came out beautifully and she was so helpful, patient and creative. I would definitely recommend!

2016-05-14T05:12:37 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much Macon! You and Jonas were dream clients. I wish you all the happiness you deserve and an amazing future continuing your travel adventures.

Reviewed on 12/06/2015

Yesenia is simply wonderful! She is not only a fantastic photographer, she is a genuinely good person with a great personality. From our first phone conversation to the choosing of the album (which we are currently doing), she has been a bride's dream! First off, we only found... Read More her about 5 months before the wedding, and instead of scoffing at my procrastination like some others I contacted, she was professional and helpful. She insisted on doing and "engagement" shoot even though we had already been engaged for almost 2 years and didn't need save the dates or anything. She explained that it was for her and us to meet and get comfortable and "practice" for the big day so we agreed. Well... let me tell you, this was great! She helped us find fun and unique locations, and had us fill out an extensive survey to really get to know us and our personalities. From this shoot she gave us great tips for looking natural and relaxed on camera. Those pictures came out great and we used them for our registry site! As for the main event... she had us fill out another survey, which again, was great because I hadn't thought about half of the things she brought up. This really helped us and her figure out what we wanted photographed. Our wedding ceremony and reception took place on a lake-front and during the rehersal, Yesenia looked at me and said "I hope you don't think I'm being unprofessional by taking my shoes off, I just want to get in the water to get the best shot..." Are you kidding?! that's the most professional thing you could do - anything for the shot! Yesenia also go on a moving boat and took beautiful photos for us as well, like it was nothing! Immediately after the ceremony... the skies opened up and it didn't stop down-pouring all night. It didn't stop us from dancing in the mud and rain and it certainly didn't stop Yesenia and her second shooter from being right there every step of the way. They even went and found a white umbrella, a wireless flash and took some gorgeous photos in the pitch black rain - on the fly! If this isn't enough to convince you, just check her super-reasonable rates and book her now before she's full! I can honestly say Yesenia was an integral part of my wedding's success and I am so so thankful to have found her!

2015-12-07T08:26:27 Response from the vendor

Nicole, Thank you so much for the kind words. I can't truly express how much they mean to me. You and Jordan are truly two people with beautiful souls. Yesenia

Reviewed on 10/16/2015

YM Photography is the most beautiful centerpiece you can add to your wedding hands down. Not only does Yesenia capture the “must have” movements and portraits, she captures the ambiance and flow of the day in captivating, gorgeous shots. You will not get back just photographs... Read More from her, but living, breathing works of art that showcase every emotion and feeling that encompasses the event and your day. For the quality of YM’s work and the dedication Yesenia puts into satisfying her clients, YM COULD price their wedding package at astronomical rates - and they would totally be worth it too. Luckily, YM’s competitive pricing makes their timeless art THE BEST investment you could possible make for your wedding. We found Yesenia’s profile on The Knot and immediately were drawn to the emotion and beauty in her world. After contacting her cold, we got a really good vibe from her. She patiently explained her photography process and was completely upfront about her photography and editing style, which I really appreciated since all I knew was that I wanted beautiful photos! We pretty much hired her on the spot. Even though she was located hours away from us in Rochester, Yesenia agreed to shoot our wedding (yay!) and meet us for an engagement session in the Finger Lakes. Yesenia is so down to earth and really makes you oh-so-comfortable during the photo shoot process. During the wedding she fit right in and seamlessly directed everyone into beautiful formations for shots without being overbearing or taking too much time (of course we had places to be - like the party!). I also want to mention that one of the members of my bridal party was in a wheelchair and she did a really beautiful job of laying out the shot so everyone looked just right in terms of heights and leveling. I really appreciated that and she just did it instinctively! I have a feeling that very soon the secret will be out about YM’s work so I would make sure you book YM for your date as soon as possible!

2015-10-16T14:13:49 Response from the vendor

I am crying. That's all I can say in response. I just loved your wedding and I can't express how thankful I am to have amazing clients like you and Corey. Thank you so much for choosing me. I am sincerely deeply touched.

Reviewed on 10/12/2015 Katrina R

DO NOT HIRE THIS LADY!!! I hired her for my wedding this summer and she has completely stolen my memories from me and I can't even begin to describe just how awful this is. From the second she showed up to rehearsal dinner the night before my wedding she was so unpleasant and... Read More yelling at everyone. She acted as if being there was a complete inconvenience to her and she had no interest even though she were being paid to do a job. Why did she even show up at the rehearsal and take pictures if she had no intention on giving any of those to me? I want my memories from that day. At the wedding she yelled at all the bridesmaids while we were getting ready, she yelled at my Grandma twice during the ceremony and made my 6 year old niece cry and I had to stop everyone from saying anything to her at the wedding because she upset everyone for no reason. Weddings are supposed to be a great time and she was absolutely miserable at mine. I trusted her to give me the memories of the most special day of my life and how can she can live with herself knowing this is her career to not provide them to me is beyond me. I have zero pictures from the cake cutting and she was yelling at everyone to not take pictures yet she chose to not give the ones she took to me. She asked me what pictures I wanted. I asked for a picture with my grandma, and specific other people that she took but NEVER gave to me. This isn't about her and what she chose for pictures these are MY memories and what I asked for and wanted. I understand that a photographer isn’t going to give someone every photo and that is okay but I expect the main events as well as the ones I asked for. I seriously don't know how someone could do this. Can she imagine this was one of your children.... The pictures of my family that she took, the cake cutting pictures that she took, the pictures of the rehearsal dinner that she took but just chose not to give to me. This is incredibly evil. This is the most important day of my life and many of the main memories have been stolen from me and I can never do this day over again and get these back. This is not about a contract and that she doesn’t promise a certain number of photos a wedding photographer ALWAYS provides the main events like cake cutting and the special photos the bride asks for. She had them told me she did and then deleted my memories because she felt like it because it and all I did was ask for them. I am writing this review because I need to make sure this never happens again to someone else. Everyday since my wedding I think of this and it has made me incredibly sad. I did receive a couple high quality photos from her but it does not make up for missing the main events. When my husband tried calling her she said she deleted our photos because some of my friends and family contacted her and wrote her bad reviews. I did not tell anyone to do this but why wouldn’t they be upset? SHE WAS AWFUL AND DID NOT PROVIDE ME WITH THE PICTURES I DESERVE OF MY BIG DAY! Please do not let this happen to you and do not even consider her!

2015-10-16T07:37:53 Response from the vendor

Trina, It is disheartening to hear that any client is less than 100% satisfied. After six years in business, my services have been exemplary enough to have amazing reviews and feedback. You received services with a 66% discount (I was very touched by your story),... Read Less Read More

Yesenia Rocks!

Reviewed on 6/26/2015

We are so happy with the services provided by Yesenia and YM Photography! Her personality is the bees knees and made me feel so comfortable. I'm a larger woman and I hate having my picture taken! She made me laugh and feel so comfortable it was like hanging with my homegirl... Read More instead of an engagement session. I'm so glad she convinced me to do the engagements or else I don't think I would have been so comfortable on my wedding day.

2015-06-26T21:07:23 Response from the vendor

Thanks, Kate... I think you are pretty great too!

Absolutely Amazing!

Reviewed on 6/26/2015

All I can say is that Yesenia is just wonderful! She worked in our budget without a second thought when everyone else we talked to said here's our pricing and that's that. From our engagement session to our wedding day, it was the same level of customer service. We didn't have a... Read More planner so she was the next best thing. Our DJ was really impressed with how easy she was to work with so she got five stars all-around. She's now photographing my best friend's wedding in 2017 so not only would I say I'd recommend her -- I already did!

2015-06-26T21:10:11 Response from the vendor

Blair... You were one of my first brides so you and your family will always be near and dear to me. Thank you so much with trusting in a complete stranger. I am so humbled at such amazing feedback and willingness to support me.