Wedding, Newborn, and Family Photography

Portraits with a fresh, modern style that highlights your love
Located in Canandaigua, NY with on location sessions available in Rochester, Syracuse, and all the Finger Lakes Region.
Also serving Cincinnati and Northern KY on a seasonal basis


A family-centered portrait experience

Sessions take place your home, at a favorite park, or at the Mischief and Laughs studio, wherever you and your family will be most comfortable. No waiting in lines, no stiff poses. Just a relaxing portrait experience.


Fun, authentic photos that showcase your love

During our session, we will laugh and play, we will be silly and I will capture your family in their element. Because if you aren’t being yourselves, what’s the point?


Heirloom products delivered to you

Pictures don’t come alive until they are printed, which is why we will work together to create products perfect for your family. We offer albums, canvases, prints, and digital file options.


Life moves fast. Remember it.


The best of wedding and family photography in the Rochester, Syracuse, and Finger Lakes Region. Mischief and Laughs, a Finger Lakes photographer, specializes in newborn work as well as fun family pictures. For the Bride and Groom, we offer engagement sessions, full wedding photography coverage, and custom album design. We photograph weddings in the entire Finger Lakes region, from Sodus to Watkins Glen, and from Penn Yan to Skaneateles. Also serving the Rochester and Syracuse areas.

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Voted Best Child Photographer for 2014
Cincinnati Family Magazine

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
Affiliated Photographer

Operation Love Reunited
Affiliated Photographer

What my clients say:

Our session took place at our own home, which gave it a very laid back, casual feel. Cara put my kids at ease and they cooperated with her because of her playful and calm demeanor. I really liked the candid nature of the photographs.  Cara captured my kids in their natural state, smiles, goofiness, charm and all!

My husband and I have used Mischief and Laughs Photography twice in the past. We have always been thrilled with the results. Cara takes the time to capture just the right moments. The kids are allowed to be themselves during the session, which gives Cara the opportunity to capture their true essence. The moments captured during the sessions will be treasured memories for a lifetime.

Absolutely in love with the preview of the newborn photos taken of 2 week old Ellora by Mischief and Laughs Photography! Cara was kind enough to work us into an already busy schedule and was amazingly patient with a wide awake and fussy baby. I can’t wait to see more photos and highly recommend her services if you are in need of a photographer in the future.