Welcome to the fine art blog of San Diego photographer Stefanie Poteet. Here you will find photographs of everything from vintage hot rods to rubber ducks and everything in between.

If you are interested in Stefanie's wedding and event photography or portraiture, please visit her client blog.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Stinson for Selectman - Hamilton

Yesterday was the kick-off party for Jeff Stinson's campaign for Hamilton Selectman. I may not have a press pass, but I was Mr. Stinson's press for a day.

The spread before everyone arrived and the food disappeared. Shortly after this shot the event went into full swing.
Have a wonderful rest of the weekend. Hopefully I'll be back tomorrow with some beautiful Boston shots to bring a smile to your face.

- Stefanie

Friday, February 26, 2010

Commonwealth Ave.

It's no secret that I am a big fan of neon signs. The second I saw this neon light bulb mess on my way home one day I knew I had to photograph it in all it's glory.

Now sometimes the signs come to you and they cross your path in the course of your daily life... but most of the time you have to go find them, just like any other photograph you might ever want to take. Sometimes the beauty of photography is the exploration. It's all part of the fun.

Since arriving in Boston I have failed miserably at exploring. I've rarely found new things by searching, I've only stumbled upon them when running errands or other tasks. I've not seen the city. However I'm happy to report that for the next week or so this will no longer be the case. Next week is devoted to exploration, searching, finding, getting lost and finding some more. Next week is about seeing. Next week is about Boston.

Now let's hope the weather cooperates...

Have a wonderful weekend, and I'll be back as soon as possible with new found photographs.

- Stefanie

Thursday, February 25, 2010

One Ray of Sunshine

I have some new and exciting things I'm working on today, but I didn't want to break my blogging streak! I had to blog something... but what?

Given the drab and dreary weather in Boston this morning, I thought I'd post something to brighten your day. A little ray of sunshine perhaps.
Here's hoping for sun and spring. Happy Thursday!

- Stefanie

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


I promised food, and I shall deliver. I'll start with rolls, and go from there.
Coincidentally I know a good caterer or two if you need a recommendation. *Wink Wink*

- Stefanie

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Christine - Brighton

When it was a tad warmer and sunnier than it is today, Christine and I met up in Brighton to snap a few head shots. Christine is a dancer and hip hop instructor who needed to add to her portfolio for some upcoming auditions. I loved these environmental yet slightly urban portraits, and Christine brought a style and flare all her own. Isn't she gorgeous?

I'll be back tomorrow with something new. I think the theme of the day is going to be food. Bring your appetites and I'll see you then!

- Stefanie

Monday, February 22, 2010

Attention Race Fans!!!

Shift into gear and race to this treasury to gawk at my retro Checkered Flags print and other themed items. I'm a pretty big fan of the invitations if I do say so myself. But you better make it quick before it expires!

Have an excellent Monday and I'll be back tomorrow with some beautiful head shots for your viewing pleasure.

- Stefanie

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Year of the Tiger

I don't have much to say today... just enjoy.

- Stefanie

Saturday, February 20, 2010

I Love Honey Nut Cheerios...

It's true, I do. Ask anyone. I can eat handfuls of the them for breakfast, lunch, a snack or dinner.

What else do I love? Retro packaging. I mean look at these! Can you image handmade gift tags of the characters? The Leprechaun would make a perfect St. Patrick's Day themed tag. And Bullwinkle? Don't even get me started.

This Cheerios Bee doesn't look very vintage, but when you compare him to the new packaging, there's a pretty substantial difference. I promise.

- Stefanie

Friday, February 19, 2010

Freezing Friday

Early this afternoon I went for an impromptu walk around Back Bay with my camera in tow. The sun was shining, the sky was bright blue, and there was minimal snow on the ground. It was gorgeous.

So why Freezing Friday? Well, for two reasons. First is the fact that I was ill prepared for said walk, and was not properly dressed to be wandering along windy bridges across the frozen Charles. It was cold. The second reason you can see for yourself...
The idea of an entire body of water freezing over is still a little astonishing to me. Although I have lived in a place where things freeze for months on end, I was too young to actually remember it happening. I guess you could call it a new experience.

At any rate, let's get on to the good stuff. In no particular order I give you scenes from my mid-day stroll. Enjoy!
Have a great weekend every one. If you're going to the lunar new year celebration down town on Sunday, maybe you'll see me there. I'll be the one with the camera!

- Stefanie

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Jill & André - The Community Boating Center in Boston

On a rainy day a few months ago, Jill and André celebrated their recent nuptials with their family and friends at the Community Boating Center along the Charles River. The couple had been married in Hawaii... yes, I totally wish I'd been there to photograph the event... but held their wedding reception in Boston. And I was the lucky one who got to capture all the fun.

For example, these kids were completely hilarious. Look at that concentration! And the two who weren't playing were completely focused. They didn't want me to get too close and mess anything up. Adorable.
Of course there was food. Jill wanted me to capture it before it all disappeared.
The beautiful bride herself...
I loved their flowers. They were so bright and colorful, and very appreciated on an overcast blustery day.
The great thing about events like these is that you have the opportunity to catch a series of images that really tell a story about the day. For instance...
There's a few more "series" shots throughout the rest of the post. I'm certain they'll be pretty difficult to miss.

I almost forgot about this one. The finger in the orange juice... I just love it.
Dancing fun!
You have no idea how long it took me to get this shot. He was eating watermelon for most of the reception and I thought it was so cute. But every time he'd grab a piece he'd hide from me behind the centerpieces. I had to be very very sneaky...
Jill and André chatting with André's mother.
Sweet details. Weddings are always so full of them.

I wonder what's out there...
And then it was time for a toast.
Cutest thing ever...
Shortly after the toast, just about every kid in the room wanted cake. They even started asking me when it would be served. And when the cake cutting finally happened, Jill and André were totally surrounded.
If I didn't know any better I'd think that I asked him to pose.
I'm convinced that a camera brings out the goofy in kids. I like it.
And lastly, there is nothing sweeter than a mother and her daughter or a couple that is happily in love.
Congratulations to Jill and André and thank you for making me a part of your crazy little luncheon.