Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Penny for your Thoughts?

I need your help. Three words, for each picture. Just post as a comment with the corresponding image #. Whatever comes to mind, don't sensor yourself, or think too much about it. This is just a personal exercise for myself, so if you could take just a couple minutes that would be awesome! Thanks :)

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Amanda & Derek | October 9, 2010

Last Saturday, October 9th, I had the pleasure of photographing Amanda & Derek's wedding with my friend Kathy from photo school. I had been looking forward to it for months! Not only was I shooting a wedding, which I love, I got to see Kathy. As a photographer, I am used to going to weddings only knowing the bride & groom. However, as a second photographer, I didn't even meet them before the wedding! But Amanda & Derek were nicer than you could hope for.They were very lucky, as the day was gorgeous! A bit windy, but that just made for better pictures :)

Everything about the wedding was beautiful - the weather, the church, the dresses, the food, the people! Kathy did all the formals, which was fun for me, because I had nearly an hour to myself to shoot the things at a wedding that I feel are underrated - the details.

And of course, the lovely bride & groom:

Thanks to Kathy, Amanda, & Derek for letting me document their day with them!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Just got in a CD case for a client (and one as a sample for myself!). Wanted to share, they are adorable! It matches their birth announcements, and the matte finish is so soft.

Two weddings this as a guest one as a shooter! Will post tons after the weekend.

Happy Columbus Day!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Our Big E Adventure

If you've never been to the Big E, you are missing out. There is literally nothing more from a fair that you could possibly ask for. Where do I start? I suppose I'll start with the state houses. Each of the New England states gets it's own building. In each building, different businesses set up shop and sell their local goods. Mostly: food. This year we waited in line for one of the most sought-after foods at the fair: the Maine baked potato. Even without the sour cream, cheese, chives, and butter, the potato itself tasted better than any baked potato I've ever had. Last year Adam & I spent more time exploring the houses than we did this year, as we were a little short on time. Last year,we had some maple cotton candy and sampled some maple butter in Vermont. For some reason, every year I end up getting pizza in the CT house. Some of the other foods floating around in the multiple houses are lobster rolls, chowder, pies, fudge, and anything else that is rooted in New England and delicious.

Aside from the state houses, you also have your typical fair, complete with rides, overpriced games, and anything fried you could want. I've seen deep fried oreos, twinkies, snickers, beer, etc. This year I stumbled across what I consider to be, by far, the grossest thing you could deep fry: a bologna sandwich. Did I mention all these things are battered before they're friend? A small part of me wanted to order it just to see it.

Some of the other spectacles to check out while you are there: horse shows, concerts, exhibit halls, farm animals, agriculture...and so on and so forth. Oh, and of course, worlds smallest and largest horses.

So this past weekend, with Adam and two of my best friends (Ashleigh & Alicia), we headed to the Big E. Here's a few pictures for your enjoyment!

^ a man and his horse share a moment ^

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Baby Etienne | Kristen Schueler Photography

I know everyone has been holding their breath in anticipation for my next blog post! It's been two weeks, which is atrocious. I was trying to post everyday, but life got in the way.

Anywho, this past Friday I had the pleasure of photographing baby Etienne. At 21 days, it was a bit of a challenge. I had some trouble getting my usual shots. At first I felt a little frustrated with myself, but in the end this just pushed me to try new things in the session; I am more than happy with how the images turned out. Proud parents Lynda & Renaud were so welcoming and patient with me as I worked. I am excited to share these images with everyone, and can't wait to have the rest ready or the family to see.

I will try to post more this week - stay tuned for some pictures from my trip to the Big E this past weekend.

Happy Fall!