Check Out Our Q&A with Picture the Best Owner Natalie Best
Business name: _Picture The Best_
Owner(s): _Natalie Best
How many years in business? _Twelve years! I opened Picture The Best in 2010 in Gates and relocated the studio in 2016 to 655 Titus Avenue after my family and I moved to Irondequoit.
Type of business/services offered? Picture The Best is a photo studio specializing in newborn, family, event and wedding photography. We’re there for our families through every exciting stage of life!
How did your business come about? What made you choose to open your business? I’ve been interested in photography since my first darkroom class in high school. I love connecting with people and working to create images that tell their story. My sisters had their senior photos taken a few years apart from one another and the backgrounds and poses were identical. I wanted to create a place where each person was seen as an individual. I went to college for Film and Photography and created Picture the Best shortly after graduating; and made my dream come true of a studio where you can get photos that are uniquely you.Why choose Irondequoit for your business ’ home: Irondequoit’s business owners are so incredibly warm and welcoming. They have a genuine interest in seeing fellow businesses succeed, and I absolutely love that. Irondequoit isn’t just home to my business, but home to my family as well and we wouldn’t have it any other way!
How many employees does your business employ? Are any local Irondequoit natives? I’m Picture The Best’s only full time employee, but I’ve been fortunate to have a lot of help and support from family and friends over the years.
What do you want potential customers to know about your business? We offer many different types of photography. Business photos, product photography, corporate events, school photos and many more. I love running a business because I have the opportunity to wear many hats and keep my days varied and interesting. Offering many types of services is one way to keep my creativity flowing.
What community service has your business been involved in? What organizations do you support/donate to? We annually support Irondequoit High School’s football team.
Are there any events you are hosting you wish to tell our community about? We host private party events called Sips & Selfies. It’s one of Rochester ’s newest group-night-out activities. It’s creative, fun and right here in Irondequoit! We’re also co-sponsoring The Haunted Carnival Walk Through at The Venue, 657 Titus Ave this October.