Maria Strinni founded the studio in 2003 and photographs more than 20 weddings annually, primarily in the Finger Lakes Region of Central New York. The studio also features high-end portrait experiences on location. We specialize in custom-designed photography books, prints and portrait wall decor.

Strinni Studio also caters to marketing and public relations campaigns, corporate communications, sports photography and school portrait needs.


Maria Strinni is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she survived intensive study in photojournalism alongside some of the best news photographers in the world. After a year photographing celebrities at red carpet events in Miami Beach, she headed north to work as a news photographer at the Star-Gazette in Elmira, New York for four years followed by two years as education, health reporter and photographer for The Leader in Corning. Via the Associated Press, Maria’s photographs have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today and Time magazine.

Maria draws on her photojournalistic experiences to photograph subjects candidly and honestly in natural and outdoor settings, as well as in studio. Whether her subjects are set in a Market Street cityscape or the tall grasses of the Canisteo River Valley, Maria strives to create a rapport with her subjects that brings out their inner and physical beauty while creating a photo session that is fun and affirming. 

Maria also specializes in collegiate athletics and communications/public relations photography. Her corporate clients have included the Rockwell Museum of Western Art, the Corning Museum of Glass, Eaton Corp., Arnot Health, Guthrie Health, Synthes, X-Gen Pharmaceuticals, Hardinge Manufacturing, Howell Packaging, University of Rochester Medical Center, Elmira College and Mansfield University Athletics.