I haven’t posted anything in a while, so I figured I’d catch people up on what I’ve been working on. Last year I decided to take only a few select weddings in 2014 and focus on working with other photographers and on some photography and writing projects that were presented to me. I’ve really enjoyed it so far and I’m looking forward to keeping it going. Aside from shooting forty plus events and weddings with some friends and colleagues, I’ve been working on a lot of commercial shooting and editorial things with Niki Rossi. I plan on collecting some samples and posting a little bit of the fun soon. This past weekend I shot Jen and Joe’s wedding at Franklin Plaza and will be posting a blog entry on that as well. They were an awesome group and I really enjoyed the day with them.
You may have (but probably haven’t, lol) noticed that I’ve done next to no Facebook posting. Their constant changes and pay-to-promote policies are just annoying. I have been enjoying giving the daily low-down on my Twitter feed, @SethGPhoto, though. Follow me there to keep up on things and get occasional photos of my cats, which the internet definitely needs more of. : )
So, that’s about it. Long story short, I’ve been doing a ton of freelancing with other photographers and organizations, but a lot of that isn’t stuff I can really (legally) blog. I will be getting more up here though and may be mixing in a little personal content. So, yes, in addition to iPhone photos of my cats, the interweb is going to be gifted with insights into my life that take up more than Twitter’s 140 characters. ; ) Stay tuned!
The Myles of Smyles Foundation :: Debut of the Myles Smiles Photobooth :: Saratoga Springs, NY Photobooths
This past Saturday, Niki Rossi and I had the pleasure of attending the Myles of Smyles Foundation’s Ripple Gala at Malozzi’s in Schenectady, NY. The Myles of Smyles charity is dedicated to “putting happy faces in needed places for families in the Northeastern United States facing life-threatening challenges.” It is inspired by an amazing little boy who Niki and I had the honor of photographing before he lost his battle to cancer.
Inspired by Myles and his amazing mother, Laurel, the founder of Myles of Smyles, Niki created the Myles Smiles Photobooth. With the photobooth, Niki wants to bring smiles to kids and help raise money for children’s hospitals and local charity events for children. Please visit the Myles of Smyles Foundation’s website to learn more and consider donating to this great organization.
Visit the Myles of Smyles Foundation’s Facebook page and give it a Like! :
Contact my main Amiga, Niki Rossi, to schedule a fantastic senior portrait session! Various Senior sessions and packages are available. Current Juniors typically start scheduling sessions now through the fall for 2015 graduation.
I enjoy playing guitar and have a few around. These are photos of an older acoustic using a single light and a reflector. Like the guitar, they’re a little gritty. These and more prints are available for purchase at http://sethguistimbelliphotography.zenfolio.com/guitarabstracts
I was setting up my Nikon Speedlights for a product shoot and was in need of some stand-ins. Naturally, there were some old Matchbox cars and a few Hommies sitting around (remember those little guys that you could buy in super market vending machines?). The rough looking Ferrari 308 is, by far, my favorite. I remember sanding it down when I was a kid, with intentions of giving it a new paint job. It may have seen some fire too…
Seth Guistimbelli Photography is excited to launch our photo art shopping cart. The Nature Series is currently available (samples below) and other photography series will be added by SGP very soon. Prints, framed prints, canvases and other fun products are available in a variety of sizes. These abstract nature prints are especially suited to large sizes, creating dynamic wall spaces. Print subjects are simple and bold, while the backgrounds hold soft patterns and vibrant color schemes. Taken in Saratoga Springs’ Spa State Park, these local photographs are perfect for decorating any home, office or business space, no matter its style. Take advantage of our 20% off launch sale, coupon code “holidays”. Thanks for looking!
Elaine and Ming were married in late May at Somewhere In Time, a beautiful inn in Lake George, NY. Spa Cascada of Saratoga Springs, NY did hair and makeup. Their day featured both a Western and a Chinese ceremony, along with a wonderful reception in Somewhere in Time’s new post and beam, two level pavilion.
Messing with Luke. “We don’t have the rings, you’re supposed to.” Classic…
Katie and Flip will be getting married at the Albany Country Club this July. If the engagement session is any indicator, I’m really looking forward to it. We had a great time walking around Saratoga Springs as the evening set in…
14 Richie Place is a fantastic home on the East Side of Saratoga Springs, NY. Located close to downtown and right by the East Side Rec and St Clements, you really can “walk to everything”. This home has a great vibe, hardwood throughout and fantastic details that are getting difficult to find these days. Check out the listing here: 14 Ritchie Place Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
I love this stove. Appliance or art?
Cool period details…
Stella not included…
A classic Saratoga Springs porch…
It seemed to work out well for my last entry, so I’m going to insert a gallery again. (Click an image to enlarge and hit ESC to exit.) We shot Courtney and Luke’s engagement session on Luke’s beautiful family farm in Greenwich, NY. This is one of those locations that by the time you leave, you’re just starting to absorb all the fantastic spots and could keep shooting all day. Courtney and Luke are holding their wedding at Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia, NY – always a great choice. Even if Seth Guistimbelli Photography isn’t photographing your wedding, you can contact us if you are interested in an engagement session. We are often contacted by couples who are getting married elsewhere or their photographer is from out of the area, etc. Thanks for looking! (Scroll down for more blog entries…)
I thought I’d do something different and insert a gallery for Jenn and Sal’s e-session. Just click an image to enter and hit the ESC key to exit. Jenn and Sal are getting married this Fall at the Inn at Erlowest, a beautiful, fantastic place for a wedding. I’m really looking forward to a great day with them. (Scroll down to continue looking at other SGP blog entries.)
(Click an image to enter the gallery. Hit ESC to exit.)