Stephen Kalbach Photography/Finger Lakes Drone LLC
Stephen Kalbach Photography/Finger Lakes Drone LLC

Stephen Kalbach Photography/Finger Lakes Drone LLC

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Offers remote services
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Introduction: I will do almost anything to make a client happy. Ever since I turned professional a little more than 4 years ago, I've met some amazing people and also some not-so-amazing people. But the end result was still the same, the client was more than happy with my work and I've built some really nice relationships with others. I've photographed a lot of different subjects and I'm best known for my aerial photography and my wedding photography. I also shoot senior portraits and maternity sessions. I love making new connections, meeting fun people and working hard for others! I try really hard to keep my prices fair and competitive. I realize that I might not be the cheapest, but I believe the quality of my work will speak for itself. I have received nothing but excellent reviews for my photographic services. I strive for 100% customer satisfaction and I do everything I can to meet and exceed the clients needs. Thank you for considering Stephen Kalbach Photography/Finger Lakes Drone LLC. I look forward to earning your business and speaking with you regarding your photography needs!

Hired 37 times

Serves Canandaigua, NY

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1 employee

8 years in business

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Cash, Check, PayPal

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Excellent 4.9

31 reviews


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Paul D.
4 weeks ago

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Hired on Thumbtack

Stephen, did a complete job and even reattended the job site on a second occasion to fill in on some additional detail we needed.

Details: Commercial / office building • A single site • Drone • Video clips • Digital or online download • 6 - 10 shots

Aerial Photography
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Gabby G.
Apr 12, 2022

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Hired on Thumbtack

Stephen made sure to ask questions and get all the information he needed up front for the shoot. He scheduled them as promptly as weather permitted and did a great job. Thank you!

Details: Commercial / office building • A single site • Drone • Photos • Digital or online download • 31 - 50 shots

Aerial Photography
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Todd H.
Jul 5, 2020

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Hired on Thumbtack

We cannot be more pleased with with how outstanding all the pics turned out. The whole experience was awesome. Stephen takes wonderful high quality photos. Very professional!! Stephen was able to capture the very special moments of my proposal. It was my first time to this region and coming from out of state I relied on Stephen to help me find a location and time. He guided me thru several options and made it absolutely stress free. I would highly recommend his services!!!

Details: Other • Fewer than 25 guests • Outdoors • Digital or online download

Wedding and Event Photography
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Dawn K.
Mar 29, 2021

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Hired on Thumbtack

I had contacted Stephen to look at my broken laptop. He was quick at getting back to me, very professional & understanding. Before he could work on my computer I decided it was time to buy a new one. I highly recommend Stephen & will connect with him again when need arises.

Details: PC • Laptop • Computer not turning on • At the pro’s location

Computer Repair
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Jeffrey B.
Jul 30, 2019

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I called Stephen to photograph my engagement. It was a surprise and we were coming up to Geneva from PA and Stephen agreed to work with me to take the photos. He waited on a park bench and snuck out behind us into the pier and took some awesome photos! We both really appreciated his professionalism and he was right where we needed him to be and never gave it away. He also sort of guarded the pier so we could have our moment privately. We got the pictures in a timely manner and they were great. I would recommend Stephen without hesitation.

Details: Natural or environmental • Outdoors • One location • Online or digital proofs and prints • My home, venue, etc.

Engagement Photography
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Stephen Kalbach


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My fee includes my professional expertise, travel time, editing time, and digital downloads of nearly all the photos from the shoot. Depending on the type of shoot and package ordered, I offer a minimum number of photos provided and a minimum number of photos retouched. All of my clients' photos are available to view on a private folder on my website and can be made available to download with a password. If you hire me for a wedding or an engagement session, I will have a second professional photographer available to assist me. Lastly, if a client hires me to photograph their wedding at my most expensive package, I offer a complimentary engagement session.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    First, I like to find out what type of photography they are looking for. Then I want to work with a client on a location. And if they choose an outdoor location, depending on the time of the year, we can work together to decide on a location. Once the shoot is over with, I will upload proofs to my website within a few days so they can tell me which ones they would like me to retouch! Once the client is happy with the photos, it's time to share my work and ask for a review of my services.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    There are about 3 or 4 photography-based websites that I check on almost a daily basis. I read these mainly to keep informed of the latest developments with Lightroom and Photoshop. I love and youtube. Whenever I have a question about a technique i am trying to learn, I and searching for it on I am a paying member to the site so I can download the practice files and follow along with the instructor. The search functionality of is exceptional and extremely useful. Youtube is good for certain things, but one area it struggles in is ability to find exactly what you are looking for. You can spend 10 minutes trying to find something and you might still have questions. I'm also apart of Camera Rochester and have been for the past 6 years. Every month, we have a critique night where we get constructive feedback for our images that we submit. I have learned so much about composition and what makes a photo exceptional by listening to seasoned professionals. I believe my own photography has grown tremendously in the past several years and my past clients have outstanding things to say about my work.

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