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Thank you so much for visiting my website!  An important part of my photographic process is to meet with you for a pre-portrait consultation.  Together we'll discuss ideas for a studio or location portrait, clothing, color theme, and possible places to hang portraits in your home.  During the portrait session, I'll create a variety of beautiful portraits for you to choose from, that will later be projected for you at my studio.  I offer an assortment of products, including canvas or matted and framed wall portraits, handmade folio boxes with archival, matted prints, books, albums, cards, and custom framing.

I specialize in contemporary portraits of women, headshots, and Personal Branding for business owners and business professionals.  Some of my recent work is of children between the ages of 7 and 14, creating fine art black and white portraits of them during a very transitional stage of life. 

Although my studio is located just a few miles from Ithaca, my clients also come from Rochester, Syracuse, and all over Central New York.  Book your session today, and after your portrait, you can also visit one of the incredible parks here, the Cayuga Wine Trail, dozens of excellent restaurants, unique shopping, and the Cornell Botanical Gardens.  This is such a beautiful part of the Finger Lakes for a day trip!


 Elaine Derby Photography

3009 Garrett Rd.  Ithaca, NY 14850