About the Photographer

Rochester NY Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Welcome to Helio Sun Photo, I’m Josh Saunders, a wedding and portrait photographer living in Rochester, NY. The approach I take to photography is more of a candid “hands off” style. There are times when traditional portraiture is necessary, but my specialty is waiting, observing, and capturing those moments that happen during a wedding or family portrait session that just can’t be duplicated. Sharing these memories with my clients is part of the thrill for me and is what keeps me going back for more. Please head over to the Weddings or Portraits section to see our collection of images.

I find inspiration in many different places; especially in nature and the way in which people interact. I have a passion for documentary style photography and my work has been published locally in CITY Newspaper, on blog posts for Wall Therapy, the Huffington Post, and Brooklyn Street Art, and has also been featured in art galleries around the Rochester area.

A couple of things you might not know about me…

I am married to my best friend of 15+ years and father to a beautiful baby girl whom I love dearly.

I still love 80s new wave/punk music. Growing up, as a teen in the mid-80s in a more rural section of Western NY, I was in awe of the alternative/early punk scene. The photography of Charles Peterson (think Nirvana photographs) always comes to mind when I think of my adolescence and has influenced the style I’ve developed over the years.

Fall is my favorite time of year. The leaves, the smell in the air, and the multi-colored trees are what keep me grounded in Rochester. The weather is still seasonable enough for family portraits as well, hint, hint.

So please feel free to contact me by email or phone to set up a consultation for your wedding, senior portrait session, or family portraits and check out reviews from our former clients.

I sincerely thank you for visiting.