About Dear Blossom Studios

Dear Blossom Studios is the photographic “community garden” tended by Emma Rizzo and Sammi Cohen, two Rochester-based creatives with a love for natural beauty. Formed in August of 2019, the studio space is located in the heart of the Flower City – with the industrial Fedder Building providing a uniquely versatile backdrop for many of our sessions. 

At Dear Blossom, we specialize in captivating portrait photography. If you’re searching for the headshot photographers Rochester NY professionals and performers trust, your teen wants to stand out in their senior photos, or you want to tap into your sensual side and book a boudoir session, we’re here to nurture you throughout the process. We love nothing more than to see our clients blossom in front of the camera. And as your personal hype squad, we’ll make sure you feel comfortable, confident, and understood.

Our inclusive portrait studio in Rochester, NY is a welcoming space for all ages, genders, races, backgrounds, and bodies. No matter where your session takes place, you can feel safe and supported expressing your truest yourself in your photos. Check our our frequently asked questions for more information about our studio.

Meet The Duo

Emma Rizzo - Photographer

Since she first picked up a camera as a teenager, Emma Rizzo has been passionate about engaging with others through imagery. Specializing in portraiture, Emma strives to create natural photographs that capture everyday magic. She believes that everybody and every body deserves to feel comfortable in front of the camera, and puts personal connection at the center of her craft. 

While most of her work is behind the camera, Emma commits to breaking this barrier and interacting with her clients through each session. Through playful collaboration and steady encouragement, she provides a secure environment overcome insecurity and bloom into your truest self. ​



Sammi Cohen - Creative Director

An actor, singer, vintage style blogger, and digital marketing content writer, Sammi relishes any opportunity to tell a compelling story. Whether she's developing a new character on stage, exploring another side of herself through fashion, or delving into the unique messaging of a particular brand, her distinctive voice manages to be both genuine and fanciful at once. 

With her keen eye for design, Sammi has brought her vision for a highly curated (yet completely comfortable) studio space to life. Using a mix of natural elements, a bit of vintage glamour, and a healthy dose of encouragement, she'll ensure that clients feel relaxed, confident, and like their truest selves during their sessions.



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