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Ballston Spa Urban Session

Kim's words (mom): Hi Erin - just wanted to send you a quick note to truly thank you for all you did to make Lauren's Senior pics such an amazing experience. I know I've said it on social media and I've texted you - but I just feel like I need to continue to share with you what an impact you've had on Lauren. She continues looking at her images and finding new ones that she loves and she's received COUNTLESS texts from her friends (and even girls who are not her close friends) complimenting, wishing their session was as beautiful, or asking to copy her hair and makeup pointers. It's been an unbelievable boost in her self confidence! She had a FaceTime call while we were on vacation from a girl who Lauren says "is the prettiest girl in our grade" telling her how beautiful her shots were and was asking for advice on clothing choices and hair style for her own senior session. So, sure, while the photos speak for themselves, I wanted to share with you just how touched we are and how great my girl STILL feels!! (insert heart emojis). You're amazing!!...


Rose Garden, Schenectady, NY, Natural Setting

Kristy's words (mom): We always knew we would reach out to Erin to schedule our daughter's Senior pictures based on previous recommendations, but had no idea the level of care we would receive. From the minute we made our first connection, I felt like I had known Erin forever! She has such an amazing, calming disposition about her that immediately put us at ease and made it so much fun! We explored the locations she suggested and really worked with her when we weren't connecting with them. Not only did she find the perfect spot, she helped with outfit selection and truly captured the natural photos we were looking for to kick off Emily's Senior year! She gave me a sneak peek of the very first photo during the session and I instantly teared up - totally caught off guard at what a beautiful photo she captured of my daughter.

Erin is a true professional and takes pride in the work she does. Not one photo is like any other, regardless of people requesting similar locations. She took her time with Emily, who has never had a solo photo shoot, and had her posing like a pro at the end of the session. She took every aspect into account, from the coloring of the flowers and her outfits, to the background scenery of rocks, buildings, and benches, as well as how the sunlight would reflect off her. She thinks outside the box when choosing a specific spot at your location and is extremely patient as well. She seeks the unexpected and the results are amazing! We received our gallery and continue to find new favorites as each one is more beautiful than the next.

Thank you again, Erin!


Jay St./Proctor's Theater, Schenectady, NY, Urban Setting

Rana's words (mom): We have had the pleasure of Erin taking both of our girls senior photos. She is wonderful! Erin has this way about her that makes your child feel so special while they are expressing truly who they are in their photo session. She is able to tap into their personality and find a way to make it shine through the photos she takes. The session itself is an experience and a memory. You get to watch your Senior have a moment to shine in front of that camera and it's wonderful. Erin makes it such a fun and relaxed environment too! The pictures are beautiful, there is a wide variety to choose from, and most importantly, she makes the experience something you won't forget!


Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction, NY, Natural Setting

Katie's words (mom): Our daughter (the baby and only girl) is a Senior. Erin came highly recommended by friends and acquaintances. I personally could not find my groove with outfits, location - any of it. Erin was an amazing resource... I put ALL my faith in Erin, and she hit it out of the park! Today I opened our gallery and instantly teared up. The tears turned to the ugly snotty cries. She honestly gave my daughter and I all the love and the proof is in the pictures. The number of images in different outfits, with different scenery for only one location floors me. I honestly have no idea how we will choose a favorite. Thank you, Erin! You have helped our Senior year off to an amazing start.


Rose Garden, Schenectady, NY, Natural Setting

Suzanne's words (mom): I contacted Erin for Senior portraits for my daughter. Erin came recommended from several friends who had Senior sessions of their kids with Erin. My first contact with Erin was very responsive and we had a great conversation about the process. The entire process leading up to the day of the session was seamless. The photo session was amazing! We had so much fun! Erin made my daughter feel so comfortable and at ease, you would have thought my daughter had done this before! I felt so confident that we were going to have some great photos. When we received our gallery of photos, I was blown away. To me, Erin captured my daughters beauty, both inside and out. I have looked through the gallery of these photos so many times already and still have yet to narrow down my favorites. Each time I see something different that catches my eye! These photos are timeless. To say that I would recommend her would be an understatement! I could not be more pleased with the entire process and am so thankful for the memories she has helped create!


Client's home, Burnt Hills, NY

Natalie's words (mom): Once again, Erin has surpassed our expectations with another portrait session. Erin knows exactly where and when to position the subject and surrounding environment to get the perfect shot. She notices the minutest of details to make the pictures stand out with different aspects of natural lighting and surrounding colors. She made our daughter feel relaxed and comfortable which allowed her natural beauty to shine through. So thankful that we have such amazing keepsakes to commemorate this milestone for our family. Erin is always a pleasure to work with and the final product is always outstanding!!!!!!!!!


Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction, NY

Jen's words (mom): I am forever grateful for the beautiful images that Erin has captured of my daughter, Elizabeth, for her senior photos. She captured the true essence of Elizabeth's personality in her photography. Erin is a master in lighting and has a talented eye for adapting to the scenery and creating a wonderful backdrop. She is a true professional and created a customized photography experience for us. Erin also has a warm and fun personality that had us at ease and laughing during the photo shoot that we were initially a bit nervous for. We would definitely recommend Erin to our friends and family.


Saratoga Springs, NY

Nicole's words (mom): Erin took my daughter's Senior photos. It was such a good experience. We were very last minute with our request. Erin was incredibly flexible to accommodate our schedules and the weather. Erin was easy to be around, and my daughter enjoyed the experience. The photos turned out beautiful. I highly recommend Erin!


Vischer Ferry Nature Preserve, Natural Setting

Vicki's words (mom): I first saw Erin Malcolm's photography 2 years ago when she did a Senior session for a family member. I immediately sought her out when my son became a Senior. She responded to my original inquiry in less than 24 hours with tons of useful, important information. The communication was great and she made sure to get a sense of my son's personality right away to figure out the best places to go for the shoot and what type of photos she would take. She was professional and fun. She knows what works as far as backgrounds, angles and lighting and we completely trusted her. We received his photo gallery sooner than expected which was also a nice surprise. The photos are amazing, perfect and exactly what we were hoping for. My son doesn't always enjoy getting his photo taken, but he felt completely comfortable with Erin and they had a few good, genuine laughs during the session. I will be seeking Erin out again when my daughter becomes a Senior. I would highly recommend Erin to direct and capture your child's Senior photos.


The Cock 'n' Bull Restaurant, Arnold's Farm Fresh Produce - Galway

Rhonda's words (mom): I found Erin Malcolm through another friend that had her daughter's senior portrait taken with her. They were the best senior pictures that I ever saw, so I knew I had to sign up my daughter! She is an amazing and creative photographer. My daughter picked two close locations that were special to her and Erin worked her magic with the natural surroundings, flowers, and landscape. She is not your typical photographer. She takes both color and black and white and prefers a natural model with simple clothing lines to bring out the best in your portrait. Erin is a gem and is so easy to work with. My daughter's portrait is breathtaking with too many beautiful photos to choose from. I have recommended other seniors to go to Erin because I know they will obtain beautiful photographs that will capture their senior's memories perfectly. Don't go anywhere else!!


The Rose Garden, Schenectady

Cloe's words: Easily the best experience with a photographer to date! Erin Malcolm Photography is energetic, super personable, and very talented at her craft. She has a magical way of capturing every moment perfectly. She goes above and beyond for all her clients to make sure everyone is comfortable and having the best experience possible. I can't say enough about how professional Erin Malcolm Photography is and the quality of work she provides. I was so pleased with my session and final photographs and I will treasure them forever. There just aren't enough words to possibly describe how stunning each and every photo that Erin snaps. I would never hesitate to recommend her to anyone who wants a true professional to create a customized photography experience. I simply cannot recommend Erin Malcolm Photography enough!!


Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction, NY

Kayla's words (mom): If you are looking for someone to make your child feel extra special, then definitely reach out to Erin! She hyped my daughter up through the whole entire photo shoot. She has an amazing personality and is very skilled. She has a natural eye for photography! There was not a moment where we felt as though we were being rushed through the whole process. The pictures came out absolutely beautiful! I would recommend Erin to anyone doing Senior photos.


Pryun House, Latham, NY, Natural Setting

Karen's words (mom): Erin is amazing!! From the start, she was great to deal with and so accommodating. Erin found a perfect location that fit just what my daughter was looking for in her Senior photos. She takes so much time in figuring out the best lighting and each pose so perfectly. We received my daughter's gallery and we were honestly blown away by how beautiful they all were. My daughter had such a hard time picking just one yearbook photo, they were all gorgeous! I would definitely recommend Erin to anyone looking for a photographer, for any occasion. Erin, thank you again. Tayler and I loved working with you. It was such a fun evening and something she will never forget!


Saratoga Lake, Saratoga Springs, NY

Devon's words (mom): Erin took my son's senior picture this Fall 2022. which came out great! She was very professional and easy to work with. She obviously cares about her clients and her photos. Erin came on a day ahead of the shoot to scout the location. She then tolerated multiple rescheduling appointments because of sickness, sports conflicts and weather! She was able to put my son at ease and get some wonderful shots. She quickly turned the photos around and communicated directly with our high school yearbook coordinator. Thanks Erin!


Mabee Farm, Rotterdam, Natural Setting

Julie's words (mom): Erin made my daughter's senior photo shoot a night to remember! She was so professional... arrived early to scope out the best areas at our location, was so creative with the different photos that she took, and just made Callie feel so comfortable and at ease! She truly has an eye for photography and a wonderful personality! Callie and I had so much fun! I highly recommend Erin Malcolm Photography.


Schenectady Rose Garden, Natural Setting

Julie's words (mom): Thank you to Erin for a super fun photo shoot!! Erin made Emily feel beautiful and special... and was so helpful in all of the prep with tips and tricks to be ready for the evening! The location Erin selected was so pretty and we can't wait to see the full gallery ... so excited already about a few of the sneak peeks we saw on the camera! Thank you Erin!


Downtown Troy Urban Session

Tracey's words (mom): From the moment I spoke with Erin on the phone inquiring about her Senior portrait sessions, I was hooked. Not only because her senior packages were in line with my budget, but also because she is the kindest woman and her ideas are creative and captured my daughter's wishes perfectly.

Then when we met Erin in person, the afternoon of the photo shoot, we felt perfectly at ease and comfortable with Erin's plans for the shoot. Megan's photo shoot was in an urban setting with two outfit changes. I am still in awe with the outcome of the photos, and occasionally find myself perusing through all the images and reminiscing about that night. We had some great laughs and awesome memories.

I cannot wait to schedule my younger daughter's photo shoot with Erin in the summer of 2021.


Waterford Urban Session, Waterford/Halfmoon School track

Heather's words (mom): I found Erin on Facebook from a friend that posted her daughters senior portraits a year ago. I knew I had to hire her for my son's senior portraits. I can't say enough about her. From the first contact, I felt confident that I was going to love my son's pictures. Erin took the time to ask a lot of questions to get to know him and what I would like. She spent even more time taking pictures ( a few outfit changes and two places for his session). She captured a side of Aidan we don't see very often and his love of being on the track. We well cherish our photos forever.

When a 17 year old leaves the session and says how cool you were - that is the ultimate compliment! My only regret is not meeting you years ago to capture Aidan growing up.


Downtown Troy Urban Session

Grace's words: Erin did my senior portraits a couple of weeks ago, and I could not have asked for a better experience! She works light in such a flattering way, and I am so pleased with how they all came out. I was on a tight schedule, but Erin answered my inquiry in a very timely manner and we figured out a vision from there. Budget was also a concern for my family, but unlike other photographers, Erin has a completely reasonable price and provides direct access to every photo taken, which was an incredible bonus. Thank you, Erin!! You made this shoot easy and memorable.


Ballston Spa Urban Setting

Kim's words: I honestly can't say enough great things about Erin and my daughter's senior photo session with her. From the sweet texts prior to the shoot, to finalize outfit choices, to final product. Erin is brilliant as what she does; she commands her sessions in such a remarkable way and made my daughter feel totally at ease. The session was more of an experience and she truly made her feel so beautiful. We could not have been happier with the results and a year later still get told that her photos are some of the best senior portraits people have ever seen! I couldn't agree more! Hands down best photographer around!


Zim Smith Trail, Round Lake baseball field

Nikki's words (mom): We have known Erin for several years. She is a genuine, caring person. Her personality can put anyone at ease. When choosing a professional to do pictures for my sons, I had no doubt in calling Erin. I have always enjoyed looking at her website and photos. Her 'art' with the camera has always put me in awe! It amazes me at how she can capture such emotions/feelings with just one photo. I am so thankful and grateful to have her take senior pictures for both of my boys. I love that she was able to make them feel so comfortable, which enabled her to capture their true personalities. I am more than thrilled to have these memories!


Shen Campus, Commons Basketball Courts

Karen's words (mom): We have known Erin Malcolm for years and her reputation as a sensational photographer has only grown during this time. So when it came to choosing someone to take our son's senior pictures, there was only one choice.

Coming to Erin's home was a treat, as she had done her "HW" with phone calls, questions, e-mails and simply outlined what to expect. She took additional notes on what we were looking for too. At the day of the photo shoot, our son didn't know what to expect, but Erin made him feel unbelievably comfortable. The pictures are natural, wonderful and something we will always treasure. Love her blog and personal touches. Highly recommend Erin Malcolm for weddings, family photos and much more! Thanks Erin!!


Clifton Park, Urban Setting

Jacque's words (mom): I don't know where to begin. Erin Malcolm Photography is the best!! Erin did my son's Senior photos and they turned out fantastic!! Every single proof was amazing! Her attention to detail and expertise is shown in my results. I highly recommend Erin for your son or daughters Senior photos and other photography needs. I will definitely be using Erin again.


Saratoga Springs, Natural Settings

Lisa's words (mom): Erin photographed our daughter for her senior pictures this summer. She was absolutely wonderful. From the minute we met her, Erin spent all of her energy ensuring that our senior photos were impeccable. She went above and beyond to ensure that we were happy. Erin arrived thoughtfully prepared, excited and energetic, and willing to be flexible with locations. She genuinely loves what she does and that is reflected in the gorgeous finished photos. We will surely have her photograph many more family memories in the future (heart emoji).


Burnt Hills home, Natural Settings

Natalie's words (mom): Our experience with Erin has been nothing short of fantastic! She came to our house weeks prior to our daughter's Senior Session to scout the best locations and lighting scenarios on our property. She was very prepared and had all the right equipment. Her professional but fun manner put my daughter at ease right away. Erin was very precise with the natural lighting and knew which poses would bring out the best features for the photos. Erin did an outstanding job and I highly recommend her!


Waterfront Park, Saratoga Springs, Natural Setting

Cathy's words (mom): Erin was great! She scouted my daughter's chosen Senior portrait location to make sure it would be perfect ahead of time! And it was perfect! Erin made my daughter feel at ease and was able to capture her real smile and personality in the photos! We loved the experience and will definitely use her again for photos!


Sagamore Resort, Natural Settings

Diane's words (mom): Erin did a wonderful job capturing my daughter's senior photos! We did not have any specific agenda in mind with poses and such, and Erin stepped right in and took the lead with her vision. She set up each pose carefully with the background, lighting and all the other variables that go into the making of beautiful photos. Despite all the changing of wardrobes that my daughter did and traipsing around the grounds up at Lake George, Erin was on cue and ready to go!

Jeff assisted with the lighting that day and did a phenomenal job. His expertise can be seen throughout as well. Needless to say, every photo came out beautifully, and we were so pleased with the entire experience. Erin was a pleasure to work with and made the entire process seamless. I would highly recommend her for any type of photography.


Clifton Park Natural Settings

Alex' words: Erin did my senior photos and they came out AMAZING. She did a very good job with making sure the lighting was good and took me a wonderful location to do photos! While taking professional photos, she also was very open to letting me have fun with it too! Something I greatly appreciate as well as photos I will cherish for a long time to come. She's a wonderful woman and a fantastic photographer!!


Lakeside Farms Natural Setting

Joelie's words: I had an absolutely excellent experience with Erin Malcolm Photography. Erin went to my location a few days before the photos to look for the best spots to take pictures, and found great locations on the property. I absolutely love the colorful backgrounds she suggested.

As someone who doesn't photograph well, I am so thankful that Erin really took the time to get the perfect shot and angle, and I am so happy with the result. I would recommend Erin to everybody!


Mabee Farm, Natural Setting

Darcy's words (mom): Erin was wonderful to work with! She was very friendly and made my daughter feel comfortable and relaxed while taking her photos! She took pictures in a variety of locations and poses! I would recommend Erin to anyone looking for a positive senior picture experience!! Thanks Erin!!


Clifton Commons Formal Yearbook Portrait

Kelly's words (mom): I hired Erin to do my son's senior pictures and she was fantastic! She had a questionnaire asking about his interests and hobbies as a way to get to know him. A senior portrait was not exactly the most comfortable thing for him, but she put him right at ease. I thought we would be lucky if she got one or two good shots - turned out I had many pictures to choose from. I highly recommend Erin! She was great to work with and the pictures were beautiful!


Barney Rd., Natural Setting

Kathleen's words (mom): Recently had my sons Senior portraits done with Erin Malcolm Photography. I appreciated her attention to detail even before the photo shoot to get to know my son and his personality in order to best capture who he is during the session. Then the pictures are amazing. Thrilled with the final product!! Thank you Erin!


Pryun House, Natural Setting

Amanda's words (mom): Erin was able to capture my daughter's personality through her beautiful photography. Would recommend her to all!


Clifton Park Library, Natural Setting

Jeanne's words (mom): Erin is awesome! She brings a smile and makes the sessions fun and easy! And the pictures are amazing!!!


Congress Park, Natural Setting

Karen's words (mom): I was very impressed with Erin. My son needed senior pictures for his yearbook and Erin worked us into her schedule. She met us at Congress Park and walked around and got to know my son while taking amazing pictures of him. She was very professional and yet made my son feel very comfortable. His smile sparkled in his pictures. She provided excellent service. I would recommend her for any event. She has the ability to capture awesome poses and create them in a stress-free environment.


Downtown Troy Urban Session

Angies' words: My session with Erin couldn't have gone any better. Personally I don't think I'm very photogenic, but Erin's energy and passion made the photo session very natural and easy-going. I really enjoyed taking my senior pictures with her and felt very comfortable at the same time! I would 100% recommend getting your senior portraits with her as they were, hands down, my favorite pictures I've taken in a long time!


Clifton Park Natural Setting

Terri's words (mom): Thank you, Erin! I couldn't be any happier with the pictures. Erin did my son's senior photos. She worked so well with him (which is not always easy). She was very patient and was able to get amazing shots.

I would highly recommend Erin Malcolm Photography!