Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Gift Certificate Sale

Back by popular demand, we are once again offering our gift certificate sale for Christmas. Beginning now and continuing through Christmas Day, we will be offering "Buy One, Get One Free" Gift Certificates or "Double Value" on one certificate. The gift certificates are for new sessions only and will be valid from January 1st, 2012 through April 30, 2012. The certificates are good toward sessions and product orders. After April 30, 2012 the certificates are still good, they are just at face value. Call the studio at 585-393-9242 to purchase a certificate which comes tastefully wrapped for immediate giving.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Groupon Fun

A few weeks ago we had the good fortune to work with Groupon...which everyone knows is one of the most highly sought after marketing machines for growing companies, and very tough to get the attention of, since everyone is trying to work with them  (That was an awful display if grammatical ineptitude).  We ran a very successful campaign and are very pleased with the results, having already completed several of the photo shoots that came about as a result of the Groupon offer.  In the coming months, we hope to run the campaign again, or one similar through Groupon.  In the mean time, we'd like to extend the offer to all of our clients and friends.  For a limited time, as we approach the holidays, take advantage of our special offer of a One-Hour Photo Session which includes an 8x10 print, a 5x7 print, and 8 wallet prints for $69.  Take advantage of the Fall folliage, take some family portraits for the holidays...whatever you want.  We've had people use these shoots for families, senior photos, and even an engagement shoot.  Get creative.  And have some fun!  
Call us on 508-667-0602 to schedule!  Book soon....the schedule is limited!

Here's a few shots from one of the shoots....enjoy!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Mustang Rally

I was fortunate this summer to spend a little time at one of my favorite venues, Watkins Glen Raceway. Dan Bremer, who is the head of IronhorseAutoSport.com was kind enough to organize a Mustang Rally last month and invited me (and my Mustang) to join them. Over the course of two days we lapped the track at Watkins Glen and then participated in the Sauerkraut Festival in Phelps, NY., first with an autoshow featuring nearly a hundred Mustangs spanning the last 46 years, and then snarling up the parade route, leaving patches of rubber and scorched asphalt every few yards.

The high point for me was the hot laps at The Glen. I was in the middle of the pack of about 35 Mustangs entering the track along the middle of the 1/2 mile long front straight (pulling across into the pits or so I thought), when suddenly the whole field made a hard left turn and ripped down the front straight entering Turn One at nearly 100mph. I still had the top down and my camera gear across the back seats. I yelled to Kristen, hold everything down! We're going!! 

There we were, thirty-five Mustangs boasting between 300 and 550hp, flying around the track in a tight pack at (in some cases) up to 140mph. I was shocked! I figured we'd be allowed to lap a couple of cars at a time, nowhere near each other. This was fantastic. I had to bail into the pits after two laps, though, so I could actually photograph some of the other cars. What a blast!

Check out the whole event on our website, and please visit www.ironhorseautosport.com for more news, pics, and info.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

New England Romance

I'm way behind on blogging. I have to admit though, I did enjoy the short vacation from it. I put so much stress on myself to keep up with it even though I have no real reason to stress about it. It's like when we go on vacation and set a fictitious deadline as to when we want to get on the road. The stress of not meeting that deadline is very real even though the deadline isn't. I do the same thing watching the number of blog posts each month as if I need to meet a certain quota to have a "real" blog. If I had a shrink I could imagine spending an entire session on this.

Now let's get to the reason we're really here and that's to see some cool images. On July 9 I was out in Massachusetts to shoot Ali and Joe's wedding in Cambridge with Rich. The wedding reception was at the Charles Hotel on the banks of the Charles River, also known as the "Chals Riva". We drove through the heart of Harvard Square to get there. What a cool place. I wish I had time to explore the area more.

We had so much fun with Ali and Joe and their bridal party. So much so that we closed out the party with them. Here are some of the images from an awesome day the Charles.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Preparing for the Nationals

For years I've been searching for ways to make Chesler Photography a year round business. Let's face it, coaxing people out of their igloos in the dead of winter for photos is a daunting task. Yes, we do our fair share of winter weddings, but not enough to avoid eating the acorns we've stored throughout the summer. We are finally making some ground with our weddings in South Florida during the winter months, which will help supplement those winter weddings and give us some much needed sunshine that time of year. It's amazing what a little sun will do to lift the spirit during our 6 months of grey.

In a few weeks, we will be heading out to Syracuse where we will have a vendor booth at the Syracuse Nationals Car Show, which is one of the largest shows in the north east with over 7,000 cars. We will be displaying our metal prints, blankets, backlit images and more, with the hope of booking many car shoots across the state. If this goes well, I may hit the road during the winter and look for more shows down south and spend a few weeks in each location doing car photography. I always say someone has to play for a living and I can think of no better way than to play with cars and cameras.

This week, I did photos of my buddy Brian and his decked out motorcycle. I wanted to create a dramatic photo to use for a back lit image at the Nationals. I love Nikon's wireless flash system to create photos with drama and depth. Check out the results below. Also, check out some of Amherst medias books on using wireless flashes and multiple flash set ups. They have a whole new crop of books coming out on the subject. If you're interested in some of these books, please click on the link below. It helps us support our craft and doesn't cost you any more to use our link.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Over the winter I did a photo shoot of two little girls in the studio. One of their mom's was a fashion stylist from North Carolina. As luck would have it, she moved back to the area this Spring. We sat down and discussed ideas of how we can incorporate her services in to some of our shoots for those clients who want that extra pizazz to their photos. The best way to introduce Courtnei and her sense of fashion was to do a photo shoot of her. More used to being behind the scenes than in front of the camera, Courtnei warmed up to opportunity very quickly. Here are some of the images from our shoot in Canandaigua.

To inquire more about hiring Courtnei for your photo shoot, call the studio at 585-393-9242.