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With a personalized approach to fine art photography + cinema, we provide unique story-telling imagery to best preserve your most cherished memories naturally & beautifully.


We're Makayla & Dave Harris - photographers + cinematographers, upstate New York residents, proud parents of two, frequent world travelers, and believers in the importance of both making memories and preserving them forever

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In the Words of a Videographer What you NEED Photographers to Know Communication: Reach out before the wedding! We always reach out to photographers we haven’t worked with prior to the big day. If you don’t hear from us “videographers”… take the initiative. Use the call to talk about how you can work together to […]

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We recently opened our photography studio and love inviting our community members in to check out the space! It was our first ever spring open house in which we offered free portraits to passersbys, their children and even a few of their furry friends. Yes, we mean the ones that bark. Our dream is to provide […]

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1. By 2019, global consumer web video traffic will account for 80% of all consumer web traffic Think about it. If you want to “get with the times” you need to provide content that will draw your audience to your website. Video provides that content and is your first step. Your second step is consistency. 2. A […]

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Let’s face it, planning a wedding can be tough! My first advice for coordinating your day and ensuring all goes right, HIRE A WEDDING PLANNER! A wedding planner can make things smooth and seamless, and let you relax and take the day in! Don’t consume yourself worrying about the details and making sure everyone is following the timeline. […]

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Many photographers and couples have asked how we manage to get our work featured in (legitimate) publications. And while each blog and magazine will vary on what they look for, the main areas that you need to focus on in order to get your wedding featured are: Editors look for uniqueness, which means that if […]

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When you picture your wedding day, you picture the best day ever- right?! Years from now, when you look back at your video and photographs, you reminisce about just how perfect your wedding was. Well until you come across picture after picture of your guests leaning into the aisle to get that “perfect shot” on […]

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Your experience with The Harris Company will always include an engagement session.  It’s the best way for us to get to know one another, get a feel for your natural chemistry, and figure out how we can tell the absolute best version of your story in a way that will last forever.     The […]

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Do you know where the idea behind the wedding couple not seeing each other before they walk down the aisle comes from? It was originally created when arranged marriages were typical. Since the bride and groom never met before getting married, the bride’s family wanted to wait until the very last second for the groom […]


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