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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!

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
London
London

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!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

2016 Christmas Events Announced! {San Antonio Santa Portraits}

Here it is!
Our 2016 Christmas Portrait Events!

Snow Day with Santa
Grab your winter coats, sweaters and scarves!
Santa needs help building this family of snowmen and you are perfect for the job! It may be warm in the Texas weather, but it is snowing at Artistic Images on Saturday November 5th.
This is a ONE DAY ONLY event.
Book early.

Santa's Winter Lodge
It is cozy and warm in Santa's winter lodge. We have all you need to make this rustic living room come alive with the Magic of Christmas, but feel free to add some personal touches with your own stockings or a favorite book. This looks great with those flannel plaid shirts and jeans or a comfy pair of Christmas pajamas.
This is a TWO-DAY event that will sell out.
Book Early.

A Formal Affair
This a wonderful chance to dress up in those fancy Christmas Party outfits and capture a family portrait to cherish for years to come. And just think how impressed your friends will be when they receive a beautiful Christmas Card with you all dressed to take on the world! ONE DAY ONLY!

 We are currently hard at work creating Christmas cards that will be BRAND NEW to match our settings for this year, as well as some beautiful products for you to enjoy at home.

Monday, August 29, 2016

2016 Fall Family Events {San Antonio Family Portrait Specialist}

October is the beginning of our busiest season.

Between October and December, I will photograph over 50 family portrait sessions! Since there are only 12 weekends during those two months, it is impossible for me to photograph every family on a weekend, right??

Every year we run a Fall Family Day Special Event at a chosen location. The session last 45-60 minutes and is always a favorite option for those wanting to update that family portrait over their fireplace or create fabulous Christmas Cards...or both!

These sessions are on a Saturday in October and ALWAYS SELL OUT! So book ASAP if you think this is perfect for your family. Oh, and by the way, Saturday sessions are usually a $450 session fee. This event is specially priced at $100 session fee and a $200 minimum portrait order.
I KNOW....it's almost unbelievable!

So now you know why these ALWAYS SELL OUT!

So here they are....the DATES and LOCATIONS for this year's FALL FAMILY PORTRAITS:

These dates or locations don't work for you? Then call us asap to snag a family portrait at your location of choice....but hurry...dates are going fast!

Click HERE for clothing ideas for your family portrait session!



Tuesday, August 23, 2016

September Family Portrait SALE

During the month of September 
ALL FAMILY PORTRAIT SESSIONS 
are on sale for 50% off!

This means all STUDIO SESSIONS
AND
all LOCATION SESSIONS*
*except destination sessions
on a WEEKDAY
or a SATURDAY.

Missions, Botanical Gardens, Guadalupe River, Cordillera Ranch, Sunken Gardens, Your Home.
Yep...all included.
If it is 30 minutes or less drive from the studio, it is included in the sale.

Call today to take advantage of this great opportunity!
210-497-3809


Secret Door Excursion {San Antonio Boudoir Photography}

We have an exciting new excursion to share with you.

We will be having our first ever "Secret Door Excursion" coming up on September 13&14.

We will be renting a beautifully appointed hotel room in the town of Gruene complete with a RED claw foot bathtub. The hour long portrait session will be done in the room (and RED bathtub too). Included in the package is an hour hair and makeup session with one of Texas' most incredible makeup artists.

Your package would not be complete without a beautifully printed, custom 16 page album. All images will be chosen by you and completely retouched and tastefully enhanced by our artist.

This is the deal. We only have 6 spots. But, we must fill ALL 6 spots for this to be a GO.

So, grab your BFF and book back to back sessions so you can go shop and enjoy the town of Gruene after your session. This will make you FEEL fabulous, and that special someone will ADORE this gift from you.

Call for booking information: 210-497-3809



Tuesday, August 9, 2016

SPACE DAYS {Star Wars Inspired Portraits}

SPACE DAYS
Artistic Images Star Wars Inspired Portraits
September 23 & 24

Sessions for children, teens and adults

RESERVATIONS OPEN 
FRIDAY AUGUST 12th

  



The DARK SIDE





The LIGHT SIDE

 




Friday, August 5, 2016

Image Check Up...How outdated is your business portrait? {San Antonio Professional Photographer}

The other day, I happened to see an ad for a business professional and was surprised to see his business headshot.

It was awful.
It looked like it could have been taken with an iPhone.
The lighting was bad. The quality was poor. There was no "enhancing" done to the image.
Overall, the image was not much better than a "selfie" that you might see on Instagram or Facebook.

I started wondering WHY? Why would someone who is in business (no matter what business) make the decision to have their image be portrayed in such poor light? I mean, we all learned in Marketing 101 that the first impression is the most important impression, right? So the first impression he has made on me is one of lack of quality, attention to detail and genuine lack of care for his professional "image".

Maybe your headshot does look great, it was SO great that you haven't updated it in over 5 years! There is another reason to have a new headshot taken. Trends change, styles change, you change. If you are wearing shoulder pads in your business suit, then it is time for a new photo (and a new suit...LOL).

Whether you choose ME to do your professional headshots, or you choose some other professional, PLEASE do yourself a favor: Get a Professional Business portrait taken.

We are having an AMAZING sale coming up on August 26th. It's called BUSINESS PORTRAIT FRIDAY.  Our professional headshots complete with session and digital file are on a major sale. Normally $350, you can get a high resolution file for only $150 or a low resolution file for $50. This quick 10 minute session includes ONE outfit, ONE background, SEVERAL poses to choose from and ONE file of your choice. Of course, you can always purchase more should you love several poses.

What is the difference between High res and Low res? 
        High resolution is good for printing purposes. Planning on creating a billboard or business cards or a brochure? This is the one for you. Of course, it also includes a copy for web use as well.
        Low resolution is good only for online use. Website, Facebook, Linked in, etc. Don't try to print them, they will look pixelated and blurry.

Check out the promo piece below: 


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Beach Portraits Summer 2016 {San Antonio Family Photographer}

Summer is just around the corner and we are heading to the beach for BEACH PORTRAITS for the 20th year!
I can't believe it. For 20 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 
NORTH PADRE ISLAND....July 9-11
DATE CHANGE....Moved to 
Labor Day weekend September 2-5
and 
DESTIN, FLORIDA...August 1-5

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 both locations. 
Call us to book your design consultation...210-497-3809

For pricing information visit HERE

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














Here are some images from the Destin (Seaside) Florida area: