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This little blog of mine is a little insight into the daily world of Elizabeth/Artistic Images. Sometimes it's personal, sometimes it's business...but it is all part of my life. I would love it if you would follow the blog so you will receive email notifications of any posts, but no matter what, when you visit here, please feel free to leave a comment or two. Thanks for Visiting!

Have a Blessed Day!

Monday, February 13, 2017

2017 Easter Portraits....The Secret Garden {San Antonio Child Photographer}

It's that time again!
One of our favorite times of the year....yes, it is almost Spring and that means BUNNY PHOTOS!!!

We have a beautiful set designed to look just like we were walking through the woods and came upon A Secret Garden. A garden overgrown with greenery, flowers and some precious little bunnies. Your children will sit on the cobblestone path, play with the bunnies, collect some Easter eggs and use our special keys to open the gate to the garden.

Join us on April 1st and 2nd for an Unforgettable Portrait Experience.

Session Fee: $50
Minimum Purchase: $150

Print and Digital Packages Available.
Beautiful Products designed just for "The Secret Garden" including our very popular Storybook...fast becoming a Collector's item for many families.

Call 210-497-3809 to book or send us a quick email HERE and we will get you scheduled!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

2017 Beach Portraits {San Antonio Family Photographer}

Summer is just around the corner and we are heading to the beach for BEACH PORTRAITS for the 21st year!
I can't believe it. For 21 years, we have been meeting people at North Padre Island and capturing their families on the beach. Of course, now we have branched out and now photograph on beaches all over the WORLD!
THIS year, we will be heading to
DESTIN, FLORIDA...June 15-20

Beach portraits are truly one of my favorite sessions to do. So simple. So peaceful. The images that are created on the beach make timeless art for your home that you will LOVE forever.

So...JOIN us!! We have space for YOU at all locations. 
Call us to book your design consultation...210-497-3809

For pricing information visit HERE

If you book BEFORE FEBRUARY 15th, you receive $150 off your session fee!

Here are some images from Padre Island.
(All images created at SUNRISE or SUNSET)

Here are some images created in the Destin/Seaside area:
(Images created around Sunrise or Sunset)

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Double Your Dollars Day 2017

Back by popular demand!
Double Your Dollars Day is BACK!

Set an alarm on your calendar...Wednesday, February15th, 2016 9:30-5pm

CALL or STOP BY to get your $250 gift certificate for ONLY $125!!!!

No, we are NOT kidding!
ONE DAY a year we will
DOUBLE your DOLLARS (up to $250)
that you can use during 2017.

Doubled amount is valid until October 31, 2017 and is good on any
new Lifestyle, Senior or Collector’s Series session.
Not valid with any complimentary sessions, auction certificates or online offers.
Minimum order requirements and/or session fees must be met before certificate can be applied.

Up to four gift certificates may be purchased per family but only ONE may be used per session.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Destinations 2017 and 2018 {San Antonio Family Photographer}

Our Destination Portraits are gaining in popularity!
This means we have LOTS of requests but can only go so many places.
Here is what we have on the horizon for this year and a glimpse of 2018 too.

If you don't see the location you want and you REALLY want us to go somewhere with YOU, then simply call and chat with us. 210-497-3809

Friday, December 16, 2016

2017 Amateur Photography Class

We have taken this photography class to an all new level!
This 4 hour class will help you understand your camera and help your photographs look just the way you imagined. We will go over everything you ever wanted to know and then we will put your camera to work using all of your new found knowledge.

This class is NOT for anyone who already understands photography and wants to turn it into a business. For that, you should take my class at the Texas School of Professional Photography.
This IS for moms,dads, teens and adults who want better photos of their kids, vacations, pets or whatever you like to take photos of!

Register Today as there are only 20 spots available!

If you have already taken PART ONE of this class when I have offered it in the past, this may repeat some parts but will also add on to that, so feel free to register again!

The fee is $79 and is payable upon making your reservation.

HURRY....there are only 20 spots in each class!
I wish I was able to accommodate more, 
but there just isn't enough space!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

2017 Destination Portraits

We are in the planning stages of our 2017 Destination Portraits 
and are excited to announce what we have thus far.

Disneyworld...January 15-19
January 15 & 17 already booked
New York City....May 26-30
May 28th already booked
Daytona Beach...June 3-8
Destin, Florida (Seaside to be exact)...June 15-20**
June 20th already booked
Western States Road Trip
The Homan family takes on the Grand Canyon, 
Sedona area and Southern California. 
Itinerary and Dates not yet set....Early July
North Padre Island**
Either July 21-23 or 28-31
First one to book gets choice of date options
Colorado...August 7-13
Location TBD

Looking ahead to 2018:
Ireland, Hawaii, Paris, Italy
Nothing is set in stone yet, so call us asap to start the planning process.

How Does This Work?
It all starts with YOU reaching out to US about a potential location.
We must have 2-3 families committed to going to the same general location 
for us to waive our travel fees. If not, then simply pay our travel expenses and we will go anywhere in the world with you!

Let's Start Travelling!

How much will our investment be?
Our Destination Session Fee is $650 and that generally covers several locations within the same destination at a sunrise or sunset time frame.
In addition, there is a minimum portrait order of $2000 worth of printed products.
First half due upon booking the session. 2nd half due 30 days prior to travel.

**these two beach sessions are specially priced at $450 session fee and a $1000 minimum purchase.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Santa Experience 2016 {San Antonio Santa Portraits}

Artistic Images Presents....
The Santa Experience 2016
We are having two events with Santa this year. Here is an example of our set designs for both sets:

Snow Day with Santa
November 5th

Santa's Winter Lodge
November 12 & 13

What is The Santa Experience?
These sessions are 15-20 minute personal sessions with the REAL Santa Claus. No fake beards or bellies here! This is the real deal. Our sets have been custom designed for our studio and are beautiful and 3-dimensional. All props are included unless you would like to bring personal items to add a special touch to your portraits. 

What is the Cost?
We have a $50 session fee and a minimum order of $150.
Our Awesome Create Your Own Collection concept allows you to get only the things that YOU really want!

What type of products are available?
Our studio believes in creating beautiful products that you will be able to view and enjoy for decades to come. Some of our most popular items, besides the typical desk sized prints, are Wall Portraits, Albums, Greeting Cards and other unique items such as Storyboards and Metal prints. We pride ourselves in having the best quality imagery and product offerings available. When you see them in person, you will see the difference.

How do I make an appointment?
We are kind of old fashioned. We LOVE to talk to our clients and personally be able to answer all of their questions over the phone. In order to secure your appointment, call the studio Tuesday-Friday 9:30-5 (6 on Tuesday) at 210-497-3809 and be prepared to prepay your session fee and minimum order with a credit or debit card. Or, if you are like many others and you doing this while the kids are in bed at midnight, EMAIL us here and we will call the next business day!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Why should you have a family portrait made? {San Antonio Family Photographer}

Why should you have a family portrait created?
The answer is simple.
We need portraits to capture a moment in time.
A moment that will NEVER come again.
Your kids will never be that age.
You will never be this young.
You can never get this moment back, but you CAN freeze time with a portrait that captures your family.

I have family portraits all over my house, and while some may think that is "vain" or "conceited", I believe that having these portraits is the best ARTWORK in the world. Instead of having a piece of art I bought at an art gallery, I have God's best work on my walls...my children.

In fact, there is a blog post you can read HERE that talks about how Family Portraits can Boost your child's Self Esteem.

There are many types of Family Portraits that can be created at many different locations. From close up to panoramic and everything in between, take a look below to see what style of portraiture fits your family.

 IN-STUDIO Portraits:

 Our Outdoor Portrait Garden:

 Other Locations in the San Antonio Area
Sunken Gardens
McNay Art Museum
McNay Art Museum

Mission San Jose
Mission Concepcion
Guadalupe River

Guadalupe River

Enchanted Rock
 In YOUR Home

 Beach Destinations in Texas

 Destination Portraits

New York City

New York City

Oahu, Hawaii

Kauai, Hawaii

Destin, Florida

Cinque Terre, Italy

Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany, Italy

Paris, France

Paris, France

So, as you can see, portraits can be made anywhere and can truly be a piece of Art that you would proudly display in your home. Hopefully, this will help you put a Family Portrait on your list of things to do this year!