Tuesday, August 10, 2010

There's an App for That!

Just a few short years ago, if you mentioned the words Tweet or App, people would think you were making bird noises. Now they are common household terms. I haven't yet jumped on the Twitter band wagon, simply because I don't think anyone would give a rats patooty if I were drinking a double mocha frappalatte chino at that given moment. If I do anything worthy of shoutinig about, I'll put it on my blog. Apps on the other hand, I have found to be quite useful and entertaining. So much so that I now have my very own Chesler Photography App in the iTunes store.

The App has some cool features, such as:

* DailyPic – You will automatically be presented with unique, one of a kind images directly from Chesler Photography. Each day an exclusive, new image is presented to you for your inspiration and enjoyment that showcases our style of portraiture. The DailyPic image can even be saved as your wallpaper on your iPhone/iPod Touch. View our DailyPic feature every day! Your image may even be featured.

* News – Keep up with the latest news & events just for app users.

* Keep In Touch – A great feature for app users, see what's happening with us with a live feed on Facebook, and our Blog – all right in the palm of your hands.

* Request a Booking – We make it simple & convenient to request an appointment with this exclusive app feature for our studio.

* 'For You' – This one of a kind feature for our app users allows you to see personalized images, galleries, and information that’s meant just ‘For You’. You can easily register with us so we know you have our app and we can make selected images, galleries, and information available for you specifically. This one of a kind feature is a great way to take images with you on the go and share with family, friends, and co-workers.

It has a map to the studio, direct links to our website, blog and Facebook pages. It will even automatically call the studio or direct link you to our e-mail. We will be placing App only specials that will automatically show up on your app without having to download updates. The best part is that it's all free.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Referral Program

Word of Mouth is our best form of advertising. It's something we strive hard to earn. Your satisfaction and trust is the back bone of our business. We know we can't buy your trust, it must be nurtured through creativity and integrity. That being said, we also feel strongly that when our clients send us their family and friends to be photographed, they deserve to be rewarded for the referral. We have a new referral program in place that whenever a client refers a new portrait client to us, they'll receive $20 to use as they please. It's a small gesture we can do to show our clients how much we appreciate their business and the nice things they say about us.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July Special

Here is the ad that is currently running in the Daily Messenger on Sunday's, along with some other photos of Allison, one of our seniors from CA.

Sam's World

We did a great session last week with Sam, a very talented CA senior. Not only is she an accomplished writer, she's an amazing artist. She brought some of her drawings along with her and we were able to incorporate them into her photos, or should I say we were able to incorporate Sam into some of her drawings. Either way, the two worlds collide with amazing results.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sunday's Ad

Here is the ad that ran in last Sunday's Daily Messenger. Unfortunately it printed a bit dark. You can print the ad from here and use it for your 50% off session.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Choose Your Ride

We have teamed up with some of the local car dealerships to allow our high school seniors to be photographed with their favorite car. Can't afford a Mustang or Challenger? No problem, we'll photograph you with one to keep your dream alive. Sorry, you can't drive them.
There is no extra fee for your car session, however we do recommend choosing a session which will allow enough time to get your studio shots done before going to the dealership, such as our Freedom Session or Model for a Day Session.
We did yesterday's shoot over at Canandaigua Chrysler Dodge Jeep with a few of their Dodge Challengers. Thanks Scott for letting us use sucha sweet ride as our backdrop.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ashley and Courtney

Senior portrait season has begun, and what better way to kick it off than with a really cool set of twins. Ashley and Courtney came in to the studio last week to take advantage of our free April sessions and to help us spread the word in their school. We had a lot of fun with their sessions and got some great shots for our Class of 2011 portfolio.
We're still looking for a few more reps from each of the area schools from the Class of 2011. Any takers?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

No Session Fees - No April Fools

For the month of April, we are waiving our session fees for all in-studio portraits. This is not an April Fools joke. Let's face it, word of mouth is our best source of advertising, so in order to get some of the coolest senior photos on the planet into the hands of as many seniors as we can before school ends, we are taking drastic measures. Since we don't want to play favorites though, we are extending the offer to any in-studio portrait session, not just seniors.
As an added bonus though for the Class of 2011, we will also include some cool giveaways that we want people to see, such as personality cards, key chain sized mini albums, wallets, posters and more. Time slots will go fast with students limited after school availability, so call the studio today to get on the schedule at 585-393-9242.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Big Print Sale

Now this can be read in two different ways, one is a (Big) Print Sale and the other is a (Big Print) Sale. We are running the latter with a 25% off sale on all prints 16x20 and larger, including Gallery Wraps. There are some new options with Gallery Wraps as well called Photo Splits, which are three Gallery Wraps of a single image split into a series. See the image below. We are also extending the sale to include float mounts which are a thin canvas wrap mounted on a block so it sits farther from the wall. Depending how it's lit, the shadow it creates can add a unique design element to the image. There are other options for the Gallery Wraps as well, such as high gloss wraps and leather wraps. For those of you who don't know what a Gallery Wrap is to begin with, it's an image printed on canvas that wraps around a wooden stretcher frame and part of the image wraps around the edge so it does not need to be framed.
If you want a more traditional look, we just picked up a new line of frames and mattes at the PPSNYS trade show, which not only look awesome, but they are priced right as well.
The "Big Print" Sale will run through the end of April, however plan ahead and come in soon if you would like these back for Mother's Day.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Senior Sale

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 info@cheslerphoto.com or 585-393-9242 and mention the sales code SeniorBlast09.

Cole and Company

I'm getting ready to head to Albany tomorrow morning before the birds wake up to attend the Professional Photographer's Society of New York's annual conference. The trade show is one of the highlights of the conference with 50+ vendors from the photography industry showing off what's new for 2010. One of the people I check out annually is my friend Dennis Cole from Backgrounds by Cole. I went to his website today to browse what's new and sent him an e-mail to see if he was bringing a few specific backgrounds I want to look at. I also sent him an image I took using one of his backgrounds of one of my high school seniors. Within minutes the photo was up on his website as one of his samples.
If you're a photographer, check out his website for some pretty cool patterns, especially the Abstract and iDrop backgrounds.