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    Actually its a little of both! Take a look, it's all here.

    If this is your first time here I'm a lifestyle photographer from York, PA specializing in Unique Images for Unique People, Just like you!

    So sit back, relax and explore the images.

    I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I have enjoyed creating them!

    Have a great day!


Blackfeet Lodges

Hi Everyone-

Hope you all had a great weekend. For the last few weeks I have been doing a little traveling across the west. Specifically, Wyoming and Montana.

This was a family trip and we had a great time.  And of course I shot thousands of photographs. Everything from family moments to bucking broncs and anything and everything in between.

Over the next few weeks I will be posting images from this trip in between new client images.  I hope you will enjoy them and the stories that will go along with them.

Please feel free to comment on anything that so moves you.

Today’s images were shot on the Blackfeet Nation in northern Montana. For me these images stir thoughts of a era that was without a doubt a much more difficult yet much simpler time.

Imagine living on the high plains, basically working for nothing more than your survival. Following the buffalo where ever it may roam and depending upon it for the majority of your necessities from food to clothing.

The people not only depended on the buffalo but also them selves and the community for everything, which wasn’t much.  A much simpler time. A time when family and community were the highest priority…

Have a great day!

July 19, 2010 - 2:52 PM

Barry Armer - Great post-proessing Brian!

The images have a beautiful kind of graphic quality and I can really “feel” the textures.

Well done!

Branding Updates

Hi everyone-

Things are beginning to change rapidly at Brian Bastinelli Photography. Over the last few months I have been working diligently on developing a new studio space that will be opening soon in York.

Along with that I have been updating and adding some additional branding elements to the business.

I have decided to split my branding into two distinct areas.

The main brand, Brian Bastinelli Photography will concentrate on creating “unique images for unique people” focusing mainly on children, family and high school senior photography.

My spin off brand which many of you will recognize as my original brand design will represent Brian Bastinelli Fine Art Photography and will concentrate on Landscape, Nature and Still Life and my personal creative work.

After hours, days, months of continuous contemplation I finally decided to create a second brand that I felt would better identify me with my target markets in the York area. That said I continue to love the dreamcatcher logo that I have been using.

So to satisfy both sides of my thinking I have decided to keep both. So from now on you will see the Brian Bastinelli Photography star logo associated with my portrait work and the Brian Bastinelli Photography dream catcher logo will be associated with my fine art and personal creative work.

Here is an example of the new star logo:

The second logo, the dream catcher, will under go a few changes in the wording section of this tag to better represent the fine art side of the business. Here’s an example of the current tag:

Have a great day!!!

July 8, 2010 - 4:27 PM

Barry Armer - Hello Brian!

Long time no see!

Nice job on the new branding!

I would love to see what you have set up for a studio (photographers always enjoy seeing someone else’s workspace). Post some pics when your done!


Cody’s Senior Shoot (2011 Senior Model #2)

Hi everyone-

Today’s post is from a quick shoot to get a few images for Cody’s Senior Models 2011 materials. We hit downtown York for about an hour the other night and had a some fun creating a few images to spite the cold temperatures and strong winds.

I’m still editing a few more images and will add them to this post when they are completed later in the week.

Have a great day!

Danielle’s Senior Session (and first 2011 Senior Model!!!)

Hi everyone-

I know, I have been a bad blogger over the last 2 months. But don’t worry all my time away from the computer has been in preparation for something new and very exciting which I will announce at the beginning of next week. So please check back for more info Monday!!!

As part of the big announcement to come I have started a Senior Models program for next years High School Seniors. So if you know a senior or happen to be one and are interested in great photography, a fun shoot and as few special bonus’s please contact me ASAP as there are only a few spots left!!!

Danielle is 2011’s first Senior Model and she had a fantastic shoot this week. Not only did we have fun but we created some beautiful images of her. Here is a sneak peak at a few of my favorites from the session.

Have a great day!!!


Hi everybody- We are proud to announce that we are teaming up with Jess, Chad and Adam Deardorff as well as the York Hospital NICU to March For Babies on May 2nd at John Rudy Park.

This is a March of Dimes fund raiser for the York Hospital NICU. Not only are we walking with the Deardorff family but we are donating 2 free photo sessions, one each to the top 2 donators to this great cause!!

Come on out and join us if you can but even if you can’t please take the time to donate today!!!!

To be eligible to receive the free photo session you must donate more than $150.00 and you must use the link below to make your donation!

Use this link to donate: Please take some time to check out the page and Adam’s story, then generously donate to this great cause!!!!

Thank You,


Here are two posters we created for the event with Adam’s images.

July 2, 2010 - 8:00 PM

Ted Byrne - Wuzzn’t paying attention… didn’t realize you moved your blog $%#$@! Wen t nunting … found it. Wunnerful… but… while everything is evocatove (as opposed to merely descriptive) This poster-with-foot is POW-er-FILLED! And it kicks me into wonder mode.. Of course, art without wonder is merely craft.

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