Fotoimpressions is a wedding photography company based out of Rochester, New York that also serves the Finger Lakes area, New York City, and Buffalo. Owner and person behind the lens Paul D. Van Hoy II blends photojournalism with fine art and editorial photography. He captures the authenticity of your moments and transforms them into elegant, eye-catching images that you will cherish for a lifetime.
Paul D. Van Hoy II has many industry accolades, including being named “Photographer of the Year” by Microsoft in 2007 and being recognized as one of the top 25 professional photographers in 2015. Paul earned his master’s degree in fine art photography from Rochester Institute of Technology and has more than 10 years of experience in the wedding industry.
Fotoimpressions shoots in contemporary, natural, photojournalistic, and vintage styles for a variety of photography needs, including engagements and weddings, trash-the-dress sessions, portraits, and boudoir shoots. Paul books one event per day, and can easily arrange for a second shooter and multiple locations, as well as additional hours. He is happy to travel for destinations weddings and events. Paul provides toning and imaging editing for your images and offers several options to enjoy them, including the following:
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Brittany Crowley · Married on 09/29/2018
Hiring Paul was our best wedding-planning decision!
Paul is incredible. Last year, we had our engagement shoot, and it was so much fun with him! He is a super nice guy, and made us feel relaxed as he took stunning photos. He has a very artistic approach, and a great eye for lighting and settings. After our shoot, he sent over a few beautiful samples right away, and then the full edited album within two weeks. The work is very authentic; it's airy, but also clean and focused. He was so great to work with, and we loved the finished product. Paul is also an excellent resource-- he answered all of my questions regarding various wedding planning items, and provided useful information along the way-- not just photography related!Sent on 10/29/2018
One year later: Paul just completed our WEDDING photos and we are so blown away. The photos are absolutely gorgeous. We have received numerous compliments on the quality of the photos and are just in awe of Paul’s work. He is so talented and dedicated to his art. He is professional by every measure and made us feel so comfortable throughout the wedding planning process and especially on our wedding day.
In addition to doing an incredible job with the photos, Paul arrived earlier and stayed later than I had anticipated. We shared wonderful conversation as he casually captured the morning preparing for the big day. Paul’s presence was very calming and encouraging on what could have been a nerve-filled day. It was like having another friend around, instead of a “wedding vendor” on the job. He worked seemlessly with his second photographer (who was also amazing!!) and they helped make our day so special and fun. Paul sent us a couple stunning photos very quickly after the wedding and then a huge array of edited photos in less than one month. The energy and time he put into the photos is deeply appreciated. We have so many amazing shots that we are having trouble choosing which ones to frame! I would highly recommend Paul and suggest taking his thoughtful advice on location, timing, and use of a second photographer.
Trevor Miller · Married on 09/29/2018
Excellent day and photos
Paul and Fernando are master photographers. They shot our wedding and we could not be happier with the results. They were fun, dedicated, professional, and captured the essence of the celebration with a mix of candid and directed shots. Thanks guys!Sent on 10/29/2018
Johanna · Married on 09/28/2018
Fotoimpressions Wedding Photography - Best Decision!
I feel extra fortunate to have had Paul photograph our wedding! Paul came highly recommended to us by Jacquelyn Daley after we met with Darren and Brad, who were our videographers. I will forever be so grateful for that recommendation, and now feel so lucky Paul was available for our wedding date.Sent on 12/27/2018
Throughout our many interactions during the planning period and then on the wedding day, Paul was nothing but quickly responsive, professional, organized, helpful, and gave honest and insightful feedback and suggestions. I also greatly appreciated Paul’s humor, as I found it to be stress relieving but also love that his ability to make me laugh helped him to capture so many wonderful photos of me genuinely laughing. I was impressed with how efficient and seamless Paul and his second shooter, Danielle, were during what felt like a whirlwind of a day. I’m not sure how Paul keeps up with all that a wedding day entails, but I am in awe of the energy that he gave, and the artistic thought process and planning that went into what he captured and how he captured it.
We got married on Friday, 9/28, and by Monday, 10/1 we had gorgeous sneak peek pictures delivered while we were en route to our honeymoon. I could not have been happier to receive those photos! We received all of our photos 22 days after we got married, which is incredible considering we got married in the middle of the busy fall wedding season. The quality and clarity of our photos is outstanding, so many people have commented on how beautiful and clear they are. Paul truly captured the excitement, fun, joy, laughter, and emotion that took place throughout the day. We are so pleased to have incredible photos of us, but also of our wedding party, and many guests. Although it is bittersweet that the wedding is over, I cannot thank Paul enough for capturing such amazing photos that we will forever treasure and will always help us remember and re-live the magic of our wedding day!
Fotoimpressions always captures the day with amazingly vivid detail. We love working with them.
We have worked with Fotoimpressions for many years at many weddings. We enjoy working with them to make the couples' wedding day extra special.
I met Paul at Brenna's wedding and the pictures were beautiful! Brenna shared with me all the beautiful photos he took.