Great Hudson Valley Photographers

Looking for great photographers? Let us introduce you to the photographers whose work has contributed so much to the look of our new Hudson Valley Lodging website.

Sunset over the Catskill Mountains and Hudson River

Photo Credit: B. Docktor

You may have noticed the links to the websites of two photographers – B. Docktor and Christopher Gianelli – at the bottom of each page on the site. The majority of the large photos at the tops of each page are the work of these two. B. Docktor lives in Columbia County, in the upper Hudson Valley, and loves to photograph the beautiful rural landscape of the region. She is also known for her photographs of animals, people, and events, such as weddings. See her work here.

You might also enjoy this video that B. made of farmers and their farms in the rolling countryside of Ancram, NY, in the uppermost county of our Hudson Valley region – Columbia County. It will make you want to start planning a weekend in the country right away!

poached pear in yellow bowl

Photo Credit: Christian Gianelli


Christian Giannelli is based in Philadelphia, and is known to many innkeepers for his work photographing inns around the country. He specializes in interior, exterior and food photography.


Hudson Valley photographer Fred Schaeffer was also generous in allowing us to use some of his photos, for example, the view of The Walkway across the Hudson River at Poughkeepsie, shot from beneath at sunset, and my favorite, the two masted schooner being circled by a small speed boat, with the mid Hudson Bridge in the background. Fred takes many photos of, and from, the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, as he is the guy who opens the Walkway on weekend mornings. You can see more Hudson River Valley photos on his Facebook page.

Other professional photographers whose work is seen on this site include Jumping Rocks and Elizabeth Campbell, who, along with B. Docktor and Christian Gianelli, have been hired by innkeepers to photograph their properties. A picture really is worth a thousand words.

So now you know who to contact If you are looking for a great photographer to photograph your home, your inn, your event, etc. and please tell them you saw their work on the Hudson Valley Lodging Association site.

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