Colleen M. Dunbar

Contact Colleen M. Dunbar

Hello, I'm Colleen Dunbar - one half of the dynamic duo that is Solas Studios. Together, with my husband Gregory, we have developed a deep and passionate love for being a part of the rewarding experience that comes from photographing weddings. Our yin and yang personalities translate into our work, creating a diverse balance of creativity, and compelling images. My focus and passion through the lens, is for the mood, expressions, emotion, and the details of each wedding. 
The relationships we build with our clients help to make each and every couple's wedding gallery tell their unique story. We'd love to connect with you, and chat about how we can help make your wedding day visions become a reality!

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

Located in Syracuse, we serve all of Upstate New York, but would love to travel if your wedding is a little farther from home.

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

Gregory and I have been photographing weddings together since 2009, and formed our business in 2010. Prior to that, we each had different photography interests but had also photographed weddings. Since we became a team, neither of us could imagine photographing them separately. Our differing skills and artistic visions have made us addicted to working side-by-side.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

My style for photographing weddings can only be defined by saying that I make a point of knowing the parts of the day that are most important to you, and then documenting them. If that means being a photography ninja and hiding at the back of the room to capture candid moments, or directing your entire family of 100 people into a classic family portrait, or sneaking away with you and your new spouse to create some stunning Couple Portraits, that's what I do. And I really do love to use light and color to create dramatic portraits.

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

Our studio is located in Syracuse, just on the outskirts bordering Baldwinsville, NY. For clients planning their weddings from afar, we offer both phone and Skype as a means to conduct consultations, and planning.meetings.

What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?

Greg and I became attached at the hip while attending photography classes in college. We have worked on a variety of different projects since graduation, with weddings as our main focus. We consistently focus on education in the form of workshops, reading, research, and good old-fashioned trial and error to hone in on our skills and improve our craft.

Is there anything else you'd like to share about yourself?

As a coffee addict, I would love to invite you to our studio, where we can chat over a cup or two!


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