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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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STUNNING IMAGERY is born when remarkable stories, joyful emotion and the anticipation of the perfect moment collide. Well thought-out details (like stationary, jewelry, and family heirlooms) tell the story of your day. Keep everything in one place so your creative team knows exactly what you’ll want documented. Below our our best tips for a Joyful […]

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Crafting the perfect photo timeline for your wedding day (and the inner-workings of all your wedding professionals) can be exhausting and stressful. In order to avoid forgetting important elements and incorporating enough buffer time, our best suggestion is to hire an experienced event planner. This will ensure nothing is forgotten, every creative partner is in […]

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As a Bride-to-Be planning and preparing for your wedding, you probably come up with at least 10 ‘what-ifs’ every hour of the day. We’re here to help ease your mind a little and let you know just what you can expect us to do to make your big day a little less stressful. We want […]

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Most often, a lot of thought goes into the portrait location or venue selection, rightfully so!  But what about your story begins?  The preparation for the day, the getting ready spot, the last photos of the two of you before becoming one family.   How can you be sure to get stunning getting ready photos?  Here are our tips […]

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Saratoga Springs Weddings Bridal Hair Style Trends | Upstate NY Photography & Cinema by The Harris Company With Spring in full swing, let the wedding planning begin!   We’ve been bringing on a some of our favorite creatives to ask them a few questions about what they expect for this upcoming season.  Next up?!  The kind, […]

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We are gearing up for our busiest season yet and we want to make sure we can provide our amazing clients with only the best experience possible.   Our company is founded upon working in a passionate creative space, with flexibility and family at the forefront of our priorities, and we hope you will be the […]

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Introducing the newest customization available for our Signature Albums:  Custom Illustrated Covers!  This can be anything from a custom font, monogram (shown here), or even a logo or basic design!   Our past, current, and future couples already know this, but Every.Single.Couple that we photograph walks away with a wedding album.  To us, its non-negotiable.  […]

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One of the top questions we field after booking a wedding client is how to prepare for the engagement session and that usually starts with, “what should we wear?!”   We brought in style-expert Randi Poillon for a few insider tips: RANDI POILLON of STYLED BY RANDI As a stylist, I am constantly tasked with […]


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