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Have a Blessed Day!

Monday, March 20, 2017

All New Beautiful Spring Portrait Events {San Antonio Portrait Photographer}

We are so excited to bring you some All New Portrait Events this Spring!
Our first event during May is

SPRING FAMILY DAY
SATURDAY MAY 6th
Details:
All Sessions will be held in the Portrait Garden of Artistic Images. A complimentary design consultation will be done prior to the session to allow me to create exactly what you were wishing for. We will discuss clothing ideas, specific locations desired and answer any questions you may have. We want to make certain that you are 100% happy with your experience from start to finish!

45 minute Session...$125
Minimum Purchase...$250
(The normal session fee for a session on a Saturday is $450, making this a savings of $325!)


A MOTHER'S DAY TEA
SATURDAY, MAY 13th


Details:
This Very Special Event is a tribute to my Mother, Penny, whom we lost last year.
If you haven't had a portrait made with your mother, this is the time. No matter what age you are, don't wait another moment. Trust me on this.
This session is for any MOM, any AGE, boys or girls, multi-generation...whatever your story, you are welcome to join us.  *This is not for full families (sorry Dad's).

You will have the choice of two settings. One is a little more "girly" and the other more rustic, perfect for the boys. Below you will find a sample of the "girly" set. The other set will be shown soon.

What to wear?
Simple, Solid colors or subtle patterns work well. My suggestion for the "girly" side is white, pink, light grey, off-white, khaki, soft pastels. We will have some floral crowns available to wear if you wish to use them.  For the boyish side, jeans as a base and neutral tones such as navy, soft blue, khaki, grey, soft green, brown tones.

After the session:
We will have a sweet area set up where you and your family can enjoy tea and cookies on the front lawn. Take your time, take some selfies, enjoy the day. Each Mom will take home a special gift in celebration of Mother's Day!

Here is the set design for the "Girly" set. There will be other seating options as well as the swing.

HOW TO BOOK?
Call us at 210-497-3809
or
Email us HERE

We can't wait to create some beautiful ART for you!

Monday, February 27, 2017

A Wizarding World {San Antonio Portrait Photographer}

A couple of months ago, I decided to create a portrait of my 13 year old son that really depicted what he absolutely LOVED at age 13....all things Harry Potter!

He has read ALL the books (several times), seen ALL the movies many, many times AND even been to the London studio where many of the movie scenes were filmed. Let's just say he is slightly obsessed.

Seeing that I have never watched a full movie and never read a page in the book, I relied on him to help me set the scene for his themed portrait session. Thanks to my friend Google, I drew inspiration from the movie posters and stills from the movie scenes and we created A Wizarding World!

Now Jackson is not a huge fan of being my model, but for this session he was ALL IN. We had a blast creating these images, capturing flying books, and he loved putting spells on me. Of course.

Everyone we have shown these to has RAVED about the images and wished they had ones just like them. So....we have decided to create an event just for all the Harry Potter fans out there.

Details:
These sessions are 20 minutes in length and designed especially for kids and young adults.
While the set is designed with one person in mind, we are able to fit up to 3 people at the most.
Robes and Ties will be provided, in addition to Books and Wands. 
Have your own outfit, wand or HP stuff? Great! You may totally use your own things!

The session fee is $50
Minimum order of $150
We have a Create your own Collection system, allowing you to purchase whatever fits your needs.
Our products include small prints, wall portraits, albums and digital file collections and much, much more! In order to book your session, simply call our studio and we will be happy to let you know the availability.












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

While we specialize in printing your favorite images and creating beautiful products for our clients, we do have some 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.
Our All New Create Your Own Collection was a BIG HIT when we introduced it in 2016 because it truly allows everyone maximum flexibility to fit your personal needs.

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
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA...June 3-8
DESTIN, FLORIDA...June 15-20
NORTH PADRE ISLAND....July 29-31


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.

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!
210-497-3809
Details:
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!
210-497-3809

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!
210-497-3809

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!