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About sw Edge Photography

Edge gives you all the variety you want at a price you can smile about. The personal attention I give to my clients is unlike any other. Every session is customized down to the location!

We are dubbed as one of the Capital Region's most adventurous photographers!

I am Albany, NY area's portrait photographer providing wedding photography, model portraits, as well as baby, children, maternity, couples, and family portraits.

In addition, Stephanie specializes in band photography (live and promotional), and abstract/alternative, conceptual, macro, and fine arts.

SW creates high-quality images with an edge utilizing the latest editing techniques including black and white, vintage portraiture, textures, picture in picture, etc.

I am catering to all areas of the Capital Region. These areas include Albany, Clifton Park, Latham, Waterford, Troy, Cohoes, Saratoga Springs, Ballston Spa, Glens Falls, Lake George, Amsterdam, Gloversville, Niskayuna, Guilderland, Schenectady, Scotia, and Rotterdam.

I am willing to travel farther distances including destination weddings.

sw Edge Photography is owned and operated by Stephanie Watkajtys.

I've been shooting for 11 years, but professionally for about 6 of them. Currently, I shoot with a Nikon D300.

I love to create images with an edge, where the art is you! I am not your parents' photographer.

Photography isn't just a hobby to me. It's my passion and my career. I love it, and put all of my heart into anything that I'm shooting; no matter if it's a simple portrait, a macro shot, or a wedding. I mix timeless and modern portraiture together, to create one-of-a-kind pieces.

I'm a photojournalist at heart, capturing candid moments of time, telling a story of all involved. I'll try almost anything to get a shot, and have tons of ideas that I'd like to find great people to work with, to accomplish, and add to all portfolios involved.

I have packages available as well, so don't just go by the hourly rate.


Waterford, NY 12188

Question and answer

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Remember that you get what you pay for. Don't necessarily be frightened off by a price tag. I try to keep all my rates comparable however underpriced for the quality by which I provide. If you want the best possible photos, paying a lil' over your price range isn't so bad. Also, shop around.... don't just settle, check out multiple portfolios.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. If I were a customer I would wish to know about the equipment my provider uses to know what is the best or not. Even the smallest cameras can provide phenominal photos so long as you have a great lens.

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. What comes included with my package or for that price?
What access do I have to my images?
How long have you been doing this particular trade?
Do you have references or testimonials of others you've worked with?
Do you have a portfolio of works viewable not only online but some also available in print?
Do you have contracts?

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. Buyers should definitely know exactly what they want from a photographer. Make sure you ask your photographer if they are capable of providing everything you want so that there is no surprise if you don't receive it in the end result. Be very detailed with your photographer if you know exactly what you want. Know what budget you want to work with and what you are capable of possible straying from. Photographers can have lots of add ons, so if it's not in your package and you may want it after, make sure you have room to do that.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I take my unique sensibility and photojournalism skills to bring a candid aspect to my shooting opposed to just straightforward posed shooting. I provide photos your parents would love and your friends.

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