Contact Information

DT Studios Photography
206 Lynhurst Avenue
North Syracuse, NY 13212-1316
Phone: (315) 452-1456

Studio Hours:
By Appointment only. We will be closed on most major holidays.
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

We work out of a home based studio, so our hours are often flexible. The hours above should be used as a general guideline.

Our Location

DT Studios is located within the quiet village of North Syracuse. Lynhurst Avenue intersects with N. Main Street (US Rt. 11) opposite the Twin Trees Restaurant (North Syracuse location), which has been a well-known landmark in this area for many years. We operate our studio out of our residence (photo below) away from people, traffic, parking issues etc. There are no lines, no waiting rooms or pushy salespeople.

We do not book more than 2-3 sessions per day, so we can all relax, take our time and devote as much time & effort necessary to get your portraits done right. We also have several changing rooms for your comfort and privacy.


Contact Us

Please use this form for “General Questions or Comments” you may have. Scroll down to find our “Portrait Appointment Request” form, if you would like to request an appointment at DT Studios.

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DT Studios Photography | 206 Lynhurst Avenue, North Syracuse, NY 13212 | (315) 452-1456 |

Portrait Appointment Request

We work out of a home based studio, so our hours are very flexible. The following hours should be used as a general guideline for your request:

Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Most of the he information below is required (*) so that we can confirm your appointment request.
Please note that you “must” receive a confirmation email from us before your appointment is officially set. If your requested dates/times are not available we will send you a similar, alternate dates/times for your approval).
If you have any questions or need a quicker confirmation please call (315) 452-1456.

Please choose which best describes your session: *
Include a short outdoor session (behind studio) with our in studio session: *
About DT Studios Photography
How DT Studios came to be:

My name is David Tankersley and I started DT Studios in 2001 after working as a cartographer (map maker) for over 30 years with the US Department of Agriculture and Marshall Penn York Co. Inc. When the latter closed up shop, I found myself in the position of having to start over again career wise, either working for another mapping company or working for myself. Art and Photography have been two of my passions since I was very young, so when it became time to set out on my own, it was those passions that led me to the decision to do what I loved most.

Sports Photography:

DT Studios first started out (primarily) as a graphics/publishing oriented business, with photography being just a small element of the overall business. Over the years it has evolved into a business that is almost entirely weighted toward the photography side. Being a typical male, I also have a fondness for sports, so the combination of my sports and photography passions led to the idea of a sports photography enterprise. I quickly found that I really enjoyed getting out and meeting the many wonderful people involved in the local youth sports programs, and that they, in turn, have responded in a very positive way to my business.

Portrait Photography:

Along the way, I have had many requests or opportunities to take on other photography related tasks. Among them, photographing portraits of people has to be one of the most rewarding. I love the interaction involved and producing portraits that people really love. I want the portrait we produce to simply be the best photo ever taken of that individual or group, period.

In Conclusion:

DT Studios has been evolving since the very beginning. Constantly trying new things, meeting wonderful people and a lot of trial and error. I suppose that several years from now it will be something quite different than it is now. But the adventure is ongoing. One of the things that will never change is the wonderful feeling I get inside when I hear from someone that I have given them something that could never be replaced. Once, I received a call from a Dad who was getting choked-up while thanking me for doing such a good job of photographing his young son playing football. It was that phone call that made me realize that I was really doing something good for others and not just for myself. I will never forget that conversation. Another e-mail I received from a Grand Parent (I keep it on my desk for motivation) reads as follows:

I received my photo order from you today and I just wanted to say THANK YOU! The quality is excellent and I was amazed that I received them so quickly. This is my second year of ordering from you, and I am your best advertisement! You are great and these pictures mean a million dollars to grandmas and grandpas. You do a great job! Thank you.

Imagine that, a million dollars… It’s people like those above who make my job much easier. Messages like those make all the hard work and long hours worthwhile.

Thank you for listening.
– Dave