Customer Testimonials

“Every time he has been a perfectionist ”

“Steve Bertone and I had the opportunity to work together several times on a number of projects, from events to portraits to pet and equine photography. Every time he has been a perfectionist; demanding much more of himself than anyone else. From taking the photograph to presenting the final enlargement, he accepts only the very best. Despite his self-demanding attitude to his art, he is a gentle man at heart. This shows especially in his pet photography.  He strikes a deep chord in his subjects, which shows in his photographic art. He is certainly a better photographer than I am, and I’m pretty good. I look forward to working with Steve again and again in the future.”

COLE BELLAMY, Photographer


“nothing short of spectacular ”

“I’ve known Steve for many years, and recently had the pleasure of using his professional photographic services.  He expertly captured the spirit of our dogs in a way I’ve never seen before. While usually being very anxious around strangers, Steve’s good nature put them at ease immediately, and the resulting portraits are nothing short of spectacular.  The quality, detail, color and all like having our pets’ right in the room with us. We will treasure these memories for years to come. I highly recommend Steve’s skillful photo talents if you love your pets as much as we love ours…”



“a modern-day Dr. Dolittle! ”

“I consider myself honored to have several of Steve Bertone’s photos grace my walls.  There are good photographers and then there are exceptional ones…Steve is in a class by himself. His love, talent and special touch with animals are captured in his work; he has a rare gift, being a modern-day Dr. Dolittle!  Steve is highly creative and spiritual and each photo is a wonderful work of art anyone would be proud to own and display.”


Deborah Cioffi-Roulier

“the end result was breathtaking ”

“I just wanted to send a note of thanks to you for the gorgeous photographs that you took of our family with our horse, Barbie. The pictures are stunning and truly captured our children’s personalities, as well as the spirit of the horse. I appreciated the patience that you showed with my children as well as the compassion towards our horse. Your time and dedication in finding the right background or the photos is truly appreciated.  The vibrancy of the fall colors from the trees in the background really came through in the clarity of the shots you took.  It is so refreshing to see that you have such a passion for photography and the end result was breathtaking. Thank you again for the time you took with our family as we received an invaluable collection of photographs that we will cherish for a lifetime, as will our future generations.”


Lori Meca

“Thank you for redeeming my trust in a cameraman ”

“I’ve been told that a picture is worth a thousand words. I would like to express my feelings and gratitude for your contributions as a photographer, towards enhancing my family’s appreciation of your photographic genius. I have always been leery about getting photos of myself. Yet, I decided to take a chance with you because you seemed like a professional, credible artist with the camera. I am a woman of color and not everyone has the ability to utilize a camera effectively capturing the totality of African-American pulchritude. The portfolio you rendered  is outstanding and a real conversation piece…truly priceless! My friends and family are raving about how beautiful our pictures appear.  The photos of me and my granddaughter are very sharp and clear. I can even see the pores of my skin. Thank you for redeeming my trust in a cameraman’s ability to effectively capture the beauty that God has blessed me to possess. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Ms Phyllis A. Cramer-Fryar

Phyllis Cramer-Fryar

“took the most amazing photographs of our horses ”

“Recently we had the wonderful opportunity of meeting Steve Bertone and working with him at our farm in Middleburgh, New York. Steve visited us several times and took the most amazing photographs of our horses. They are gorgeous, natural and capture the beauty of thoroughbreds. We are so lucky to have such great photographs of our horses. The time we spent with Steve was warm, comforting and lots of fun. Steve is a talented photographer and more importantly a sweet man with a generous heart and soul. We will treasure the wonderful photos of our horses and the friendship we now share with Steve. We look forward to making more fabulous memories with Steve in the future.

John and Patty Lavelle
Windhorse Thoroughbreds, LLC

-John and Patty Lavelle

“has our clients raving about his wonderful work ”

“ Steve Bertone has done an excellent job photographing many of our matches and events this year. His attention to detail, eye for the action shots as well as his ability to capture the personality of our horses and competitors has our clients raving about his wonderful work. We can recommend Steve to anyone seeking an equine photographer.

Jim Rossi
Owner Saratoga Polo

-Jim Rossi

“ We will definitely work with Steve again. ”

“ I can't commend Steve enough for his superior work and support. He captured every essence of our fundraising fashion show, made it fun for the models, and was a true professional. The photos were beautiful and we received nothing but accolades. We will definitely work with Steve again.

Carol LaFleur
Executive Director
Northeast Kidney Foundation

Catwalk for Kidneys

“ Your work is superb! ”

“ Thank you for donating your photography services at our 3rd Annual Saratoga Stroll for Epilepsy; you did an amazing job! The teams appreciated the photos taken of them, creating a wonderful memory of their family and friends joining them at the event. Your work is superb! The photos were of professional quality and were beyond our expectations.

Susan Kaczynski
Director of Development

Saratoga Stroll

“ ..the quality of his work, is the absolute BEST! ”

“ What can I say about Steve Bertone... he is professional... he is prompt with making the photos available... he is good with our benefactors...and the quality of his work, is the absolute BEST! Steve Bertone was the official photographer for the Little Sisters of the Poor 9th Annual Saratoga Event - the Gala in the Pines this past August at the lovely Hall of Springs. Steve and his staff worked with us to make the evening great and he generously donated several of what can only be called TROPHY QUALITY photographs from around the track for our live auction. The Gala in the Pines was a resounding success, so after several years of searching for the right mix of personality and photographic integrity in the photographers we have used, the Little Sisters of the Poor have found their match in Steve Bertone Photography.

Michael Coughlin
Development Director
Our Lady of Hope Residence
Little Sisters of the Poor

Gala in the Pines

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