Thee Bound and Branch
Hi, I am Justin Potter.
I am a photographer based in Western New York. I am passionate when it comes to capturing those timeless in-between moments. I am a cat dad of my favorite boy Evander. I also have 2 wonderful children and a few foster kids who mean the world to me. I enjoy adventures of all sorts. Did you say tacos and tequila? I'm in! When I'm not shooting, you can find me either hiking, tending to my ridiculous amount of houseplants, playing video games, or drawing. I specialize in weddings, couples, family and singles photo shoots.
I love meeting new clients and getting the opportunity to capture moments that they can cherish for a lifetime. The only thing I love more is when clients become lifelong friends!
Let's capture memories together!
I am the other head photographer! I have always had a passion for photography for as long as I can remember. Working with an amazing photographer is such a great time. When I'm not shooting you can find me kayaking, fishing, or camping usually. Proud dad of my 3 furbabies Lilly, Saddie, and Khloe. And 2 amazing kids, and foster a few incredible children.
Going on photo sessions and working with people is the highlight of my day. Always so many laughs and great times!
The Magic Makers
Cedric and Justin are the face of Bound and Branch and are backed by an amazing team of skilled, fun, loving Photographers and Videographers. Cedric and Justin handle all photo editing to create and keep a cohesive style!
“I highly recommend using Bound and Branch photography! Justin and Cedric are great and very easy to work with. They went above and beyond what I was expecting for my engagement pictures and they all turned out so nice. They are so fun and made our entire experience comfortable and something we will remember forever!”
“Bound and branch has been a pleasure to work with. Over the past few years I have worked with several different photographers and Justin by far has had the best communication skills and has been the most responsive. Not to mention he has had the best turn around time I have ever experienced. Both Justin and Cedric are friendly, warm, and professional. They both were great and extremely patient with my almost one year old daughter and her ever changing moods. Cedric wowed me with remembering that.....”
Ana & Chris
“I cannot express how amazing it was working with Justin and Cedric. They made our special, intimate celebration even more magical by being part of it and capturing everything so beautifully. They also were so much fun to work with. They made us feel confident, relaxed, and in good spirits. They helped to craft beautiful scenes and also captured all the natural off the cuff moments. We booked them for our vow renewal ceremony next year!!”
“Justin and Cedric are talented, creative, kind, and fun! Together, they made our engagement photo session one to remember forever. Both Justin and Cedric did a wonderful job balancing poses and bringing our visions to life. Their turn around time on editing was quick and they are very responsive to texts, emails and phone calls. Aside from all their professional qualities, they are just good people. They are passionate about what they do and they LOVE celebrating others. I think that this is what makes....”
“Oh my goodness - where to begin. they were SO much fun to work with! my husband and I immediately felt comfortable. Their guidance was super clear, the shots were fun, and they even had our dogs involved! My husband and I were laughing and smiling throughout the entire session - it was just an absolute joy to work with them. If you're looking for an absolutely amazing couple to work with, Bound and Branch is where it's at!”
“Had an amazing first time experience doing a couples photo session. It wasn’t awkward or anything, they made us feel so comfortable and laughed with us. The pictures turned out so much better than I ever imagined they would. My boyfriend and I are super pleased and will be using them again in the future”
“Justin is a phenomenal photographer to work with! I had so much fun during our shoot! He's so great at directing you and finding the perfect scenery to capture your best qualities! I can't wait to model for him again!”
Tracy and Dave
“Justin was awesome!! Our last family shoot was 16 years ago in a studio. Never again, nature is the best backdrop. there wasn't a picture I didn't love. It was hard to choose which ones I wanted printed. I will for certain book with him again.”
“If you are looking for affordable, high-quality photographs with fantastic customer service, Bound and Branch is the way to go! My team is currently working on a pet focused startup company and we needed professional photos of our pups for our website. Admittedly, our pets are both untrained and unruly, but both Cedric and Justin handled the shoot like Champs!
Not only were they the sweetest two men you will ever meet, they truly went above and beyond to capture exactly what we needed for our website. The..”
Tracy, Mike, and Steve
“I was nervous about being photographed but these guys made it fun and extremely relaxed. My photos are beautiful hang on the wall art. Thanks so much.”
Tessa and Brett
“Justin was a lot of fun to work with.. he made the whole experience really easy and fun! He has a very natural love for photography and it shows, the scenery was just gorgeous and the poses were even better. All in all was a very easy going and natural shoot. Highly recommend.”
Alex & Brandi
“My experience with Bound and Branch was amazing. Justin is extremely professional and makes the whole situation less awkward. I am so happy with the way our photos turned out, my best friend and I look (almost) like we could be models. Thank you Justin for these amazing photos that will last a lifetime.”
Sareina and London
“Great experience! Our family shoot turned into a surprise engagement shoot and Justin and his sidekick Cedric helped coordinate it all!”
“Very Professional and patient! The quality of photos were great! We couldn’t be happier!
It’s not easy wrangling a 2 year old, but these guys did it! They were prepared, had him smiling, and we had fun! ❤️❤️
Thank you so much! Can’t wait for the fall minis! 🍁”
“I would definitely recommend Bound and Branch. I am amazed by how beautiful the pictures turned out. They are very responsive and the turn around time is super fast. I will be using them again.”
“It has been a very tough month for my family, However, Justin and Cedric at Bound and Branch were able to capture some great moments with ALL of our kids since we were all together. Thanks again guys! We had sooo much fun doing this photo shoot.”
“I had a very pleasant experience with Bound & Branch for our mini session. They were very friendly and helped ensure we looked our best for the photos by advising best angles and poses. The light, airy feel of our photos turned out beautiful and perfect for save the dates.”
Olivia and Angelo
“Justin is absolutely amazing. One of the most passionate, charismatic people I've ever met. His love for photography is enough to blow anyone's mind. I highly recommend him to anyone!”
“We had a great experience, very friendly and willing to let you pick poses that you want or they will come up with poses. They were also great with our boys. Would definitely recommend them.”
“I went back and forth about getting maternity photos done and after seeing our photos from Bound and Branch, I am SO glad we did.
Also - Justin and Cedric were awesome to work with! They were super laid back and sweet and just let us be our goofy, awkward selves. I definitely recommend them!”
“I truly loved my experience and can't stress enough how I can't wait for my next session and the ones to come...”
“My shoot was originally scheduled to be a family session but last minute changes we switched the shoot to a couples session instead. Throughout the whole experience, (communication, booking, changes, the session itself, receiving the pictures) Justin was beyond professional and an absolute breeze to work with! We had both Justin and Cedric at our shoot and we had a blast working with both of these talented photographers! They made everything feel so comfortable and easy all while producing the most amazing.”
“We had a great photo shoot. The guys are very fun to work with and they make you feel at ease. The pictures came out beautiful. I highly recommend these guys”
“Our family recently took advantage of a promotional mini shoot, we were not disappointed, the guys were great and very professional we have a nine and three-year-old they had a lot of patients with them, we had a lot of fun and the picture turned out awesome, we would definitely recommend them”
“They were both amazing and had great ideas. I loved how the pictures came out. Highly recommend.”
“The two of these men are absolutely amazing and so much fun to work with! Very professional and very personable! We can not wait for our next shoot with both of them!”
“Amazing photos and even better experience! So fun and knowledgeable! Extremely fast turn around on photos!”
“I was looking for pictures that captured our baby at 8 months! Justin and Cedric met this expectation and more. I love how the photos of him turned out, they are perfect! Their style of photography is timeless. They were also flexible and great to work with. I love the form they use to ask about preferences beforehand. Turnaround time of pictures was fast as well!”
“They were beyond amazing. They helped me organize a surprise photoshoot for my parents who have never taken professional photos before. From the beginning, they worked with us to find the right time, location, and experience. They made my parents feel comfortable and they laughed the whole time.
The photos and the quality were AMAZING and the photos truly captured the spirit of my parents.
Hands down would use them again!”
“What a wonderful time we had with Justin and Cedric! They were so accommodating to what we wanted, and of course with us getting lost! (Thank you again for being so understanding!!) we absolutely adore the photos that we received also the set up that they had going on was breathtaking! We are definitely going back for more photos!!!”
“They were amazing to work with. Made it such a fun experience for our children and will definitely be using them in the future. Would highly recommend them to anyone looking to capture those special moments!”
“They were so great and directing us and working around the girls moods! truly amazing at what they do!”
“We recently had a fall mini session. Justin and Cedric were professional, ready to go, patient with us and our little boys and captured beautiful pictures! We look forward to using them again!”
“They were amazing and kind throughout the whole process. I love their sense of humor and professionalism! The pictures turned out great and I definitely recommend them!!”
“These two are fantastic - patient, fun and have a great eye for capturing the moment.
I had my daughters senior pics done and loved them so much I booked another session for her and her best friend.
Definitely recommend them! You’ll be pleased you did!”
“They did an amazing job for our Fall Family Photos. My 4 year old was having a rough day and both photographers were so kind and patient with him. They both were trying to make him laugh and get him to smile and not be shy.
We had some ideas for some of the poses for the pictures and both photographers listened to our ideas and went with them. Both were so kind and professional. I highly recommend them!”
“I’m beyond thankful for the experience and photos we received from Bound and Branch. I have 3 crazy littles and they were able to capture their personalities perfectly and beautifully. Best set of photos we’ve ever received of our kiddos and we are forever grateful. I will be booking them again in the future for sure. Such a bright, beautiful style. Thank you so much!”
“I don’t even know where to start with this review..... WOW!
We were nervous to have a family photo shoot. Our kids are 8,3, & 1, and we were worried the kids wouldn’t smile, or cooperate.... but Bound and Branch put us at ease! They are so professional, and so helpful.
We scheduled a 30 minute fall mini shoot, and we will definitely be booking a full shoot for Christmas in the near future!
The pictures that were captured of our family, are AMAZING. They captured the “realness” of who we are.
Thank you s”
“Had such a fun time doing a mini fall session of my boyfriend, dog and myself with them at Akron Falls Park! They had a great set up and I absolutely love the pictures!! Definitely would recommend them to anyone and will definitely be back for more sessions in the future!”
“They are amazing!! We ended up getting lost and being almost an hour late to our shoot, but they still fit us in, which was a huge relief. Cedric worked well with our crazy kiddos who liked to not listen to direction and take off lol. I am in awe of our final product as these are the first professional ones we have had done as a family. We will be having them capture our moments from now on!!”
“Justin and Cedric are amazing! I’ve never had professional pictures done so I didn’t know what to expect going in, they both made everything so comfortable and fun! The pictures turned out so beautiful, can’t wait to print them out.”
“Justin and Cedric were wonderful. They were a few minutes early and I was comfortable with them immediately. They had some different ideas for poses and worked together to get different angles of the same poses. I ordered digital photos and they were available within a couple of short weeks and very easy to download. I will use Bound and Branch again for future photo shoots and would also recommend them for yours.”
“These guys were awesome! Cedric made my wife feel super comfortable and she enjoyed having him. Justin is super cool and did great with my nieces. Together the two are amazing to work with. Very professional and also makes the day fun. The pictures are looking great so far , can’t wait to see the rest. They’re even doing our maternity shoot.”
“Really great photographers. They were really funny and relatable which made it not awkward at all. They were both really great hype men and the pictures unedited and edited were both phenomenal. Work totally Recommend.”
“These guys are great!! I love the quality of their pictures and their personalities!!! They did an awesome job, went above and beyond in every way. I highly recommend them.”
“If I could choose all I would!!!! The whole experience was absolutely amazing and they were fun to be around! It made taking pictures easier”
“My fiancé and I had a great experience working with Justin and Cedric on our engagement photo shoot. The communication beforehand was responsive and detailed—they always responded very quickly—, they arrived on time and ready to go, and they got us our edited photos back in a week! We really enjoyed working with them and have booked them for our wedding next year! We highly recommend them!”
“Justin and Cedric were great! They worked really well with the children and were patient when there were melt downs. They made us all feel comfortable.”