Your Photographer, Mallory Ferland
I am inspired by simplicity. My photography career began with food styling while living in Paris during a year of university. I will never get over the beauty of natural food, of freshly baked cakes and bright colorful cookies. The world of food blogs was just beginning, and I joined the small group of crazies who "spent way too much time photographing cookies" with my blog, The Salty Cod, in 2007. Shortly after I worked as an editorial assistant in the photography department for a food and wine magazine in Couer d'Alene Idaho. As the unexpected roller coaster that we call Life would have it, a few years later I found myself in Sao Paulo, Brazil. During my five years living in Brazil I expanded my scope to include family photography, i mean what's the real difference between an infant and a cookie anyway? I fell in love. I can't explain the exhilarating feeling that occurs when that exact moment of your joy, excitement, relief or nervousness has been caught; burned forever on a simple rectangular frame.
Photos are meant to last you a lifetime. My intention in every session is to provide you with photos that you will hold on to and look back on forever. I am a natural light photographer, meaning i utilize and manipulate natural light whenever possible. For me, the most beautiful photos are those that capture an emotion or moment. Simplicity. Spontaneity. For this reason I do not rely heavily on props or artificial backgrounds or setups. My goal during your shoot is to let you be you.
My husband and I, along with our little dog, Sybil, moved to Rochester, NY in early 2015 and are very happy to be part of your community. I would be honored to help you tell your story and capture your memories.
To schedule a meeting or for more information about sessions, please send me an email or call me at 585.642.3526
I am a member of Buffalo & Rochester Indie Weddings, a vendor registry focused on local talents. If you are still looking for vendors for your big day--whether flowers, chocolates or stationary--check em out.
I am an affiliate photographer and the Rochester Area Coordinator for Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, a non profit that offers in-hospital photography sessions for families suffering the loss of an infant or child. If you would like information on this organization or are seeking service for yourself or for a loved one in Western NY, please either contact me directly or request our services through your hospital social worker or nursing team. No matter where you are in the country or around the world, you can learn more about NILMDTS and find photographers in your city or state by visiting the NILMDTS website.