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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!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Little Cupids



Here are some of the images of our upcoming Valentine children's special event.
"Little Cupids" will be on FRIDAY FEBRUARY 5th!

The colors in this scene are so rich and beautiful! Don't miss out on this never before done Valentine Angel Portraits!

Thanks to Devan and Jeffrey (and their parents too) for being awesome models!
Stay Tuned for more images...

Monday, December 14, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Dear Blog

Dear Blog,
I am sorry I have neglected you over the past few months! Christmas time is a real blur for me and I just haven't had any time to post anything!
Please forgive me, I will try to be a better blogger.

Here are some highlights of what has gone on the past few months:
I have taken MANY family portraits...I have lost count!

I have taken MANY portraits of children with Santa Claus and MANY portraits of children without Santa Claus.

I have created MANY, MANY Christmas Cards for my clients, all have been AWESOME and will be the talk around the dinner table!

I have been busy booking HOME for the HOLIDAYS! In fact, I have completely booked Dec. 26 and have opened up another day on Dec. 27! I only have 2 appointments left!

I have been busy booking MAUI! Yes, we are definitely going to MAUI June 4-11th 2010 and already have one family booked and 3 that are working out the details.

AND...Trey and I would really like to go to Venice, Italy for a cruise with friends, but the only way we can go is if we book at least one portrait session while we are there. So, all you world travelers, call me ASAP so I can book this trip of a lifetime!

Oh yeah, I also went to Paris. Had a blast and I have AMAZING images, just no time to show you, but I will be showing them off soon!

Trey and I will be going to Nashville for Imaging USA 2010 where we will be a platform speaker. Our program is The Power of Projection, Jan 10, 6-7:30pm. We will also be giving a studio seminar to professional photographers Feb 21-23.

In the middle of that, our nanny resigned and we had to find a new one. Thankfully, we now have a new nanny, Sarah.
So, you see, it has been a busy few months. I am BLESSED to be so busy and to have awesome clients, friends and family who help me with my crazy life.

Just remember, when the craziness gets to you this Christmas Season...
Jesus is the REASON for the Season.
May you all have a Blessed Christmas!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Busy busy busy!

Wow, today was absolutely crazy. It seems as if over the weekend, everyone started thinking about Christmas portraits and Cards. Now is the time, if you wait any longer we won't be able to have things ready for Christmas. Our cutoff date is Thanksgiving. If your portraits haven't been taken by Thanksgiving, we probably won't be able to have them ready for Christmas gift giving. Only exceptions are the Wrapped in Red scene on December 5. Those will be ready in time.

Santa's Toy Shoppe was a huge success. The children were adorable in their sweet Christmas clothing. Watching their faces when they saw Santa was priceless. I am such a sap, I nearly cry every time...and I have been doing this for 17 years!! All sessions went so well with the exception of one...MY CHILDREN. Jacob did not want to sit at all in any chair so I had to tie him in. I know, it's mean but that was the only way! Then when he figured he couldn't get out, he fell asleep! Not kidding. He fell asleep on the set, trying to curl up on Jackson's lap. I was sweating, stressed out that I would not get ONE good photo of my three boys. Once Jacob woke up, Jackson decided he didn't want to do it anymore and Josh accidently saw Santa in the window and got a little scared. But we persevered and got some cute images. So, if you think your children are bad, you can remember this story and know that someone always has it worse! Ha ha. Later, looking at the images I had a good laugh.
Take a look at one of these less than perfect Christmas photos! Jacob is mid-yawn!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!!

Santa is going to be here in 3 DAYS!!!!
There is so much to do before the big man in red arrives. We have to
1. Get some hay so the reindeer have some food while they wait for Santa to pose for his many portrait sessions
2. Decorate the Studio so Santa will feel welcome.
3. Get Santa's Toy Shoppe ready for all of the little children to visit.
4. Ask the meteorologist if they could make it a little cooler so Santa doesn't feel too warm in his big red fur coat.
5. Tell all of the children to have their lists ready to give to Santa!

A few words of wisdom for parents of little ones:

1. To little ones, Santa can be a bit scary. He sure doesn't mean to be, but sometimes little ones will LOVE him in a book or at a distance but when it comes to sitting on his lap, they may be a little frightened. Do not worry, we have done this before and we have a great system to create amazing Christmas images. The best thing you can do is not to overwhelm your child with too much talk about Santa before your visit to us. Bring your sweet child with their beautiful Christmas attire to us and let us do the rest.
2. Bring your video camera if you wish. Watching the story of Santa Portraits unfold is sometimes a magical thing. If you wish to video tape the event quietly, that is fine with us. But please leave your still camera at home.
3. Have your children bring a list of their top 3 wishes for Santa to bring to them. Have them write big so we can use it in the photograph and will be able to see what they wrote.
4. Don't coach them too much about smiling, let us entertain them and get those true expressions!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Spooky Day is tomorrow!!!!

I love this time of year...the colors, the smells and the fresh crisp air (although not so fresh or crisp out there currently-78 degrees and humid). I love watching my 3 boys get excited about all of the fall events that are happening. We just attended the Fall Fair at the elementary school, last night had the fall kids church choir concert and this morning we had the annual storybook parade for my youngest, Joshua. He dressed in a dinosaur costume that coordinated with one of his favorite dino books. The children were soooo adorable in their costumes with their grins from ear to ear! There is just nothing cuter than that.


Jackson's solo at the Choir Performance

Joshua as a Dinosaur!

This is just a reminder that tomorrow from 4-6pm is Spooky Day at Artistic Images.

Bring your adorable little ones in for a FREE mini session and FREE 4x6 portrait.

The set is going to be adorable...full of fall decorations and pumpkins.

You will be able to choose the image you want online and you will be able to purchase anything else your heart desires as well.

If you wish, we will be taking donations for the 22q13 Foundation. This is the chromosome disorder that affects my oldest son. The foundation is constantly researching ways to help these children. You can find out more information at http://www.22q13.org/

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Cutest little girl!

This adorable baby was such a great subject last week. She was so good I asked her to model my newest little outfit. The pink pettiskirt is not new but the pink little leggings and top are! Aren't they cute? You too can borrow them if you have a little girl between 4 months and 2 years (they are stretchy).


She had a little meltdown here but I loved this image!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Santa Portrait Slide Show

Check out the slide show I made showing all 3 of our adorable Christmas Portrait options. Don't wait....appointments are filling up fast!!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Christmas Season!

Santa Claus is about to visit San Antonio!
If you are wanting the best Santa portraits you have ever seen, call now to make your appointment. We will book up and take a waiting list as Santa is a very busy man and has no extra times available to add to his busy schedule.
Check out our 2009 Christmas Portrait Opportunities!


Wrapped in Red December 5th













Santa's Toy Shoppe November 6-7th





A Dickens Christmas November 13-14th







Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Cox Family...Urban Style

Check out this slide show of Jennifer and Family at our cool urban location. I have photographed Jennifer since she was a high school senior (and she hasn't changed a bit)!
We still have a few openings in the afternoon for our Urban Days this Saturday October 10th. You too can have cool, hip photos like Jennifer's! Give us a call to book it!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Spooky Day!


For the first time ever, Artistic Images is having

Spooky Day!


When?

Friday, October 30 4-6 pm


What?

Photos of your adorable children in their super cute Halloween Costumes

FOR FREE!!!


Why?

Because we LOVE our customers and want to thank them for their business!


What do you get?

FREE Mini Session (6-8 images) and 1 FREE 4x6

FREE goodies for the little ones


Can I buy more??

Of course! The images will be online for you to select from and you can purchase anything you wish off our Collector's Series Price list.


Do I need to make an appointment?

No, it is first come first serve

Come early, there could be a line!


Must I be a previous customer?

No...the more the merrier!

Bring your friends, your playgroup, your neighbors!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Facebook Friday!

Hey everyone! I am so excited to introduce the newest thing to Artistic Images....

Facebook Friday!

I have totally gotten addicted to the social networking sites and am beginning to see the impact that sites like Facebook and Twitter can have on any small business. It is important to have a professional and fabulous image of yourself for your profile pic. No longer will you need to crop out the person standing next to you so you will have a photo of yourself.

Mark your calendars

Friday October 23rd 4-6 pm


You have the choice of a white background or a turquoise background as shown below. You can make your image look fun, business-like, artsy or fashionable...whatever you want!

Take advantage of this amazing opportunity. For only $25!!!


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Best Wedding Image!

This image was just selected last night at the awards banquet for the Southwest Professional Photographers Association as the best wedding image by a Master Photographer. There are 6 states involved in the "Southwest" association and out of all of those entries, my print was selected! Thank you to the beautiful bride, Liz, who was such an amazing subject to photograph. And thank you to the salon, Bella Notte for the amazing dress. The Mission San Jose provided the incredible location and God created the lighting! It all came together to create this image entitled "Sunlit Senorita".

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Urban Day!

For the first time EVER, Artistic Images is having an Urban Portrait Event at my favorite old warehouse in downtown San Antonio! This is truly a fun, contemporary, unique portrait session. I could photograph families, kids, couples, cars or even brides. This day is SATURDAY OCTOBER 10th and I only have 4 spots open! Check out some of the images below and call us Right Now! 210.497.3809

Friday, September 4, 2009

Jeffrey is Bad to the Bone!

An email we received from the mommy of Jeffrey:


"We had a favorite of ours of Jeff playing the guitar on the screen and he would not let me change the screen. AT ALL!! I asked him if he wanted it big on the wall, and he was adamant that he did and kept saying it and pointing to the wall saying 'Big wall, please' while signing please pretty hard. I didn't think he would be requesting wall portraits at fifteen months old! I switched to another favorite and he did the same thing with a little less enthusiasm. I think the first one was more of a favorite for all as it really looks like he is playing the guitar. They really are amazing pictures!! Thank you!! "


Here is the photo that Jeffrey wanted of himself...isn't it adorable?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Baby Enzo!

Baby Enzo was just 8 days old when we did this portrait session. He was one of the most cooperative newborns I have had the privelage to photograph. Little Enzo was so laid back that he allowed us to put him some of the most unusual positions to capture these beautiful images. I photographed his Mommy and Daddy's wedding 10 YEARS AGO! This baby is truly a blessing to their entire family.