Syracuse N.Y. Fine Art Wedding Photographers

rick & dava needle

phone or text 315~455~7603



Our fun, candid and creative style lets you enjoy your day while AlterImage studio captures the romantic memories that will last a lifetime. Averaging 70 weddings annually over the past 15 years our candid photographic style and humble down to earth approach has made AlterImage one of the most sought after studios in Syracuse and central New York . We are a husband and wife team with 5 kids who know how to capture the relaxed moments of your family's special day. With a commercial photography background shooting for magazines and ad agencies worldwide Rick brings years of artistic experience and a creative lighting style to your wedding. For over 15 years our trademark same day reception slideshows have amazed wedding guests giving AlterImage a reputation for shooting fun weddings in an elegant artistic style. ~ Rick & Dava Needle phone or text 315~455~7603


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with 5 kids we focus on family & our clients

Trusted with shooting a record breaking 70 weddings a year here in Syracuse due to our candid artistic style and our trademark same day reception slideshows*.

AlterImage studio based in Syracuse NY is a wedding and portrait photography studio serving CNY , Rochester, Buffalo, Utica, Cortland, Binghamton, Albany, Ithaca, and Oswego. We travel all over Upstate New York and also shoot fine art weddings nationally. With Over 80,000 Wedding guests viewing our trademark Instant Digital Reception Slide shows over the past 14 years chances are you may have all ready seen us in action setting the trend for todays modern bride.

We humbly thank all our past and future clients all over Syracuse for our success and growth over the past 12 years. You have made AlterImage Studio the most exclusive and popular first choice for modern brides in all of Central New York. Thanks for all the ARTISTIC, CANDID and FUN memories over the years and into the future.......Dava & Rick Needle


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AlterImage Innovation ......Our Trademark instant Slideshows viewed by over 80,000 guests in Syracuse since 2000

Same Day Digital Wedding Reception Slide Shows*.....

AlterImage Digital Reception Slide shows lets today's modern bride share their wedding photos with all of the guests the same day that they are shot at the reception. For the past 14 years since the summer of 2000 our trademark slide shows have let family's share fun instant memories at every wedding reception. Being the first studio to set the instant slide show trend our reputation for candid artistic excellence has spread quickly thru family & friends. We are so humbled to have met so many great family's over the past 14 years we thank them for all the high praise and for recommending us to more great couples, we rarely have to advertise anymore. After 14 years of slide shows AlterImage leads the way with blending cutting edge technology with an elegant artistic vision. From the thousands of stunning images we shoot on the wedding day our edited slide shows average around 250 high resolution digital images. The images captured on your special day are downloaded to a laptop, quickly edited, and then displayed for your friends and family to enjoy. Our unique slide shows bring laughter and a few tears of joy from young and old. With our digital slide shows the bride and groom get to share the enjoyment of showing off their wedding images to hundreds of guests without having to wait for their final album . AlterImage photography captures the details & momories that last a lifetime. Ask a friend, if it was a wedding in Syracuse, chances are they have seen us and our trademark slideshow in action over the years . Be the first to book your date, our * Instant Slideshows are available with select photographers on our team.

Syracuse NY first translucent LED photobooth

~ trendsetting modern design ~

Back in the fall of 2000 we set a new trend being the first photographer in Syracuse with our trademark same day slideshow. Today we continue our innovation with Syracuse's very first translucent LED photobooth. Introducing Alterimage's cutting edge designed "Radiant Photobooth". Complete with an interactive iPad kiosk and customizable LED colors to match your event. We designed or booth to be uniquely different from the industry standard specifically for today's modern bride. Instant photobooth strips are printed for your guests to enjoy on site. Please contact Dava for booking information at 315-455-7603 dates are limited.

Wedding Color Theme

Customize your booth to match your wedding color theme. your signature style can match your Bridesmaid dresses or flowers!

Customiozed Logo Photostrip

The photostrips are inprinted with your name and event date for your guests to enjoy instantly

Interactive iPad kiosk

the touch screen ipad kiosk is designed with elegance & ease of use. press start and the booth shoots 3 images that are instantly printed on a photostrip.

College and High School Events

College or event colors can be easily be customized to match your theme or school colors.

Corporate and Charity Events

Use photobooth images to help push traffic to your social networking sites or corporate branding

Grand Opening or Product Launch

Photobooth prints and online images are designed to create a buzz for new products thru creative social marketing!

~ Radiant Photobooth is Designed for sharing fun on facebook ~

Introducing New Artistic Diversity For 2015 & 2016

AlterImage fun candid artistic STYLE by design "Elegant with Attitude"


We humbly thank all our past and future clients for our success and growth year after year. Over the past 16 years AlterImage has been fully booked shooting every weekend so call Dava to check your date. Even with adding more photographers we are still turning weddings away. Clients like you have made the artists at AlterImage Studio the most exclusive and popular first choice for modern brides in all of Central New York. Our exponential growth year after year is due to our creative team of artists listening to the individual needs and requests of our clients.This year is our most ambitious yet, we will be offering many new album & products plus expanding our very popular "Online Wedding Viewing & Print" service.

Expanding Family of Talented Artists...
Due to our popularity and success we expanded our family of talented artists for 2015 and 2016. Shooting in the same fun AlterImage style our signature photographers bring trusted experience and unparalleled creativity to every wedding. Trusted by hundreds of brides over the years our humble team of artists set the trend for elegant fun weddings in CNY.

Diverse International Experience...Ever since graduating from RIT in 1989 with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts & Photography our signature photographer Rick has been trusted to create commercial images for a diverse array of the most prestigous corporations around the world. Every day we are behind the camera shooting award winning work used in magazines, billboards, and brochures by some of the most creative advertising agencies across the country.

Masterpiece Artistic Slide Shows...New larger flat panel displays for our trademark instant reception slide shows.AlterImage Digital Reception Slide shows lets today's modern bride share their wedding photos with all of the guests the same day that they are shot at the reception. Being the first studio to set the instant slide show trend our reputation for candid artistic excellence has spread quickly thru family & friends. (select photographers only)

Coffee Table Book Albums...For 2014 we proudly introduce wedding books that are true works of art. AlterImage photography takes the alternative path with a unique blend of technology and classical vision our coffee table albums have custom digital design and full page flush images. With a trend setting "coffee table book " album style AlterImage offers a modern custom book for today's bride. All our coffee table books give our clients many design choices for a very personal touch.

Facebook network of tagged friends...

AlterImage photography has had the honor of working for some of central new yorks most modern and creative brides over the past years. We use Facebook to help our clients share, tag and network with friends & family. Simply search on FaceBook for AlterImage Photography, fan our company site and tag all our imges to share with your friends. Pinterest, pinning is also welcome so you can share your favorite creative style with friends and family.

AlterImage Fusion of artist, technology and business...FUSION Workshop & lecture series aim to focus on the business behind the Artist. Bringing together cutting edge technology with todays fine art wedding photographers. Simple natural lighting styles that keep pace with todays candid "glamour weddings".AlterImage also shares its "alternative" digital editing workflow and perfect print system. AlterImage FUSION series blends 23 years of diverse experience shooting products, portraits, fashion and food and ...oh yeah .....weddings!

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7316 Snowball Run

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920 North Salina Street

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* Our Instant Digital reception Slideshows are only availible with select photographers on our team, book early to secure your date