Thursday, April 30, 2009

Chris and Angel

We did some photos for my friend Chris and his girlfriend Angel a few weeks back. We found a cool roof top to get some interesting lighting and angles. Chris is one of my teammates on my hockey team. If you have trouble finding him just look in the penalty box. He has his mail forwarded there during the winter. :)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Andrea and Rob

I did the E-session of Andrea and Rob recently in Canandaigua. Their wedding is coming up May 16 in Geneva. It's going to be a lot of fun. Alan Maljy, the owner of Geneva Harley Davidson, is attending the wedding and will be bringing a Harley down for us to shoot with. Here are some photos from the session.

New Senior Site

Our new senior website is now live.
We wanted a site specifically for seniors separate from So now with this new site, our Facebook senior site at and our senior blog at, we have the bases covered. For the grand slam, we rely on you. Our referral network of satisfied clients is our most valuable asset.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Senior Kick Off

I kicked off the Class of 2010 senior season this weekend with several shoots for our model reps. It will take me a while to edit all of the photos because we've had a lot of engagement sessions as well. Here are a few images from this weekend.
Thanks Emily, the shoot was awesome.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Going Green

One of our goals for this year is to convert the studio over to a more environmentally friendly business, and what better day to announce this than Earth Day. The photographic industry for years has revolved around chemicals to process and print our products. While some of this is still happening, the transition of the industry to digital has reduced this significantly. We are always looking for new ways to be more environmentally conscious by doing small things, like recycling our ink jet cartridges and using energy saving fluorescent bulbs instead of incandescent. Now we are taking it a step further and taking a look at our packaging as well as the packaging coming from the suppliers we use. We are using recycled paper for our packaging and reusing any shipping supplies possible. We are also encouraging our clients and perspective clients to pass along our cards and brochures instead of throwing them out when they are done with them. There are literally hundreds of things we can do or change to help preserve our planet for future generations, but we have to do it one step at a time. We invite you to take the journey with us by sharing ways you have successfully implemented an environmentally conscious process to your home or business.

Happy Earth Day.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

She Said Yes

We just finished our promotional card that we are giving out to jewelry stores which they in turn give to their client when he buys an engagement ring. The card is for a complimentary She Said Yes session with Chesler Photography. For a limited time, to get the word out about She Said Yes sessions, we are positng the promo on the blog for you to print out to give to someone you know is planning on popping the question.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Model Families Wanted

We are in the process of updating our website portfolio as well as getting ready to launch a new concept in family portraiture. We are in need of a few families to volunteer for a free session to help us build the vision we are looking for. We would like to photograph the families in their own atmosphere, doing the things that make them happy as a family. For more information e-mail me at

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Mother's Day Handbag Sale

Mother's Day is just around the corner and we have the perfect gift to make her day. Our custom photo hand bags are not only durable and fashionable, but they are the perfect way for your Mom (or Grandmother) to show off her family.
In honor of Mother's Day, we are running a special promotion for the new "Mandy" hand bag.

Now through April 15th, you can get the Mandy handbag along with a half hour studio session geared toward the perfect photo for the bag, for just $129. If the Mandy is not your style, you can choose any other style of handbag we carry at 25% off.

Here are a few samples of some of the bags we have done recently. Don't forget about our Father's Day Wallet special either. Our custom handbag company has just come out with the perfect Father's Day gift, a custom photo wallet. So now through June we will be offering a special session for $99 which includes a 1/2 hour session with the kids and a custom photo wallet. The wallets take a few weeks to come in so plan ahead. For more details or to schedule your session call the studio at 585-393-9242.

One Week Left

Sale Ends April 15th

25% Off Sale

Now through April 15th, take 25% off your senior portrait reprint order, personality cards or graduation announcement order. Graduation announcement come in sets of 25 cards with envelopes.
4.5x5 Flat Cards $46.50 (Reg. $62)
4.5x5 BiFold Cards $56.25 (Reg. $75)
5x7 Flat Cards $61.50 (Reg. $82)
5x7 BiFold Cards $71.25 (Reg. $82)

To get the sale price, call or e-mail the studio at or 585-393-9242 and mention the sales code SeniorBlast09.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Big Sis Gets Married

I know these posts are a little out of order, I just wanted to get some of yesterday's photos posted while I had limited Internet access.

Caren and Bruce tied the knot Saturday after a courtship that lasted for, well lets just say a while. They are so perfect for each other. I'm so happy for them, and selfishly for me too since I now have a new brother. I needed a new brother, my old one was getting moldy. I had the honor of walking Caren down the aisle along with my moldy brother Rich. It was an honor to be chosen by Caren to do this, not just to give her away, but to fill the shoes of one of the greatest men who ever lived, our Dad. I very much felt his presence this weekend, more so than I've felt in a long time and it was very comforting. I had a dream about him and his father (my grandfather) the night before the wedding. I was mostly talking with my grandfather, going over old photos and he was telling me the stories behind them. I wish I could remember more details now.

It was very odd to be in the wedding and be one of the photographers at the same time. There was no shortage of photographers there. I was shooting along with my sister Ellen, and my brother Rich, both of whom shoot for Chesler Photography. Sarah also grabbed the camera often which was critical when we couldn't shoot like when we were walking down the aisle. She did a great job, especially during my toast when she not only shot the toast, but had the awareness to get reaction shots as well around the room. That's extremely impressive for an 11-year-old.

I'm glad we got to do the outdoor photos on Sunday along the shore. Saturday turned out to be a nice sunny day, but the wind was insane. The plan was to have the ceremony on the boardwalk or on the beach itself, but mother nature "blew" those plans. The ceremony ended up being inside at The Berkley Hotel in Asbury Park. Very cool place. Asbury Park is neat. It was once one of the prime hot spots on the Jersey shore and some where along the line fell in to disrepair and urban decay. It is now in a revival that is bringing it back to it's former glory. Some of the cool photos from yesterday though focused on the former icons of this sea side town.

Here are some of the photos from the wedding, along with photos of the obscene amount of photographers.

Even Cade got in on the action...

and now, the wedding...

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