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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!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Painting Everything but the Camera!

We have been painting all day and we are not done yet!  Here is a sneak peek of some of the cool things we have been doing today! 



Tuesday, January 26, 2010

NEW PROPS 2010!

Hey there,
Check out some of my new props for 2010!  I plan to use some of these for the children and baby contest as well as hip seniors, fun families and chic kids!  See something you like?  Let me know and we can use it for YOUR session!  The theme for this year's new props is COLOR!  I am having lots of fun shopping around for these new props and there is even MORE to come!  You wont believe the new cool scene we are creating outside on our grounds.  Let me know what you think!
Thanks!
"I see your true colors shining through"




PS.  Coming Soon...NEW!..."KID ART"
check back here for more details

Friday, January 22, 2010

Exciting New Ideas for 2010!

Wow...I have been super busy planning some exciting new things at Artistic Images!  Keep your eye on your email for the first E-mail Newsletter ever.  This will keep everyone up to date on the things that are going on in the next few months.
Trey and I had a blast in Nashville speaking to over 1000 photographers.  We attended programs to gather new ideas for our studio and have come back well equiped to bring our clients the very best photography has to offer.  We are super excited about our NEW Baby and Child Portrait Contest!  Details to follow soon!
I also got the most amazing new prop...A TURQUOISE COUCH!  Fun fun fun!
I LOVE new props (chairs, couches, vases, rugs....) so if YOU have the most amazing fun, funky peice you think I NEED to have email me at elizabeth@ehoman.com with a photo and we'll talk trade.



Thursday, January 21, 2010

Baby and Child portrait contest

 

Artistic Images Baby and Child Portrait Contest

 

Rules and Regulations

 

1. Call the studio to book your complimentary 30 minute session  between January 25-April 30 @ 210-497-3809

2. Portraits are of one child only.  Each sibling must have a separate session.

3. Portrait sessions include one outfit and one scene only.  Portraits will be created in or outside the Artistic Images Studio.

4. Portrait sessions will be created during normal business hours and are not available on Saturdays or Sundays.

5. Elizabeth will decide how the child will be photographed after a brief phone consultation with the contestant's parent.

6. Session is complimentary and includes one image submission to the competition.

7. Elizabeth will choose which image is submitted to the competition.

8. Submitted images will also be put on Facebook and E-Blog for online competition and voting.

9. Contestant's parent must have online access to the E-Blog and/or be a Facebook "fan" of Artistic Images, Portraits by Elizabeth

10. Child must be between age newborn to 12 years of age.

11. Voting ends June 30, 2010 and the winners will be announced immediately following.

 

 

One portrait session......TWO Competitions

1. Entering your child into the Artistic Images Baby and Child Portrait Contest will enter them into a National Competition of Professional Photographers through our fantastic professional lab.  From the National Competition cash prizes will be awarded in these 4 categories:

                    Color                     Black and White                              Humorous                    Special Needs

1st place      $2000

2nd place    $1000

 3rd place     $750

Honorable mention  $500

Grand prize $5000

All cash prizes are given to the child's family.  The photographer's work will be published but will receive no monetary compensation.

 

2. Entering your child into the Artistic Images Baby and Child Portrait Contest will enter them into an online competition hosted by Artistic Images.

The selected image will be put on our E-Blog and on our Facebook Fan Page.  Visitors to the blog and facebook page will be able to vote for their favorties in each category. The images with the most votes/comments in these categories will win portrait credit to Artistic Images:

 

Chubbiest Baby

Most Beautiful Eyes

Most Creative Outfit/Scene

Funniest Expression

Best Pre-teen

Most Artistic

Best of our Special Children

 

1st Place  $500 portrait credit

2nd Place $250 portrait credit

3rd Place $100 portrait credit

 

 

How do I enter?

 

1. Call the studio to chat with one of our design consultants and book your session

2. Only a select number of "contest sessions" will be photographed each month so call NOW to get on the calendar before it fills.

3. Become a Facebook "fan" of Artistic Images and "join" the E-Blogat www.portraitsbyelizabeth.com

4. Keep your first scheduled appointment as we only allow a certain number of "contest session" per month

 

 

 

 

What if I want to purchase some?

 

Of course you can purchase whatever you wish off of our Collector's Series Price List.  Images may be shown immediately following   your portrait session (by appointment only) or can be put online for you and your family to view and order from home.

  

 

How do I get votes?

 

The best way to get votes is to tell EVERYONE YOU KNOW to become a Facebook Fan of Artistic Images and vote by commenting  on YOUR CHILD's image in the category that most appropriately fits your child's image.

Not on Facebook?  Go to the E-Blogand vote by commenting on YOUR CHILD's image in the appropriate category.

Votes count ONLY when they are from different people(different facebook accts and/or email addresses)...EX: you, your husband, your mom and your aunt can all vote and each vote will count.  YOU can NOT vote 53 times :)

The more friends, acquaintances, coworkers, etc that you know the more votes you will get! 

PLUS...the fact that Artistic Images already has a lot of fans and Elizabeth has a lot of friends, people that you don't even know will also vote for your child's image.

So, it is simple 

FREE SESSION    

Chances to win CASH Prizes and PORTRAIT CREDIT at Artistic Images

You have NOTHING TO LOSE!

 

 

PS:  Elizabeth has won more awards than most so with your child in her hands....Your chances to win something are AMAZING!  And if you win nothing at all, you have had some beautiful portraits of YOUR Child that you will cherish FOREVER!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

Friday, January 15, 2010

Lainey turns 4!

Lainey's parents have been coming to me for all of the special occasions in their life: graduation, wedding and now family portraits! Lainey's parents have a cool tradition of having each of their children have a special portrait session just for them when they turn 4. Her older brother has had his turn and Lainey has been patiently waiting her turn for almost 2 years! Her time has finally come and what a model she was! (I secretly think she has been watching America's Next Top Model behind her parent's back)
Take a look at her portraits! Don't forget....we LIVE for nice comments about the portraits posted on here! Not just me, but the beautiful subjects as well.

Lainey's little sister, Paden couldn't help but join in on the dress up fun!

Family Portrait in Gruene!

Ok...this is my new fps (favorite photographic spot) for 2010! Check out this slide show that I did the day before Christmas in Gruene. I mean this place has it ALL! Cool walls, greenery, buildings, trees. It is fun and funky and new! I know it is not new but this is the first time I have done a family portrait there and I LOVE IT! It wont be long and there will be a brand new display highlighting these images at the studio. Gallery Wrap Collections are soooo cool and I am so excited to have a few to show everyone. Until then, watch the slide show and get inspired to let me create a fabulous new family portrait collection for you.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Imaging USA

I am in Nashville at our national professional photographers convention blogging from my new app on my iPhone! Trey and I gave a presentation to over 1000 photographers and it went great! We also bought 3 new backgrounds that I am excited to show everyone! Stay tuned for some exciting ideas I have.
Bye for now!!!
Elizabeth

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Maui...here we come!

I just booked my 2nd family session in Maui yesterday! That means it is a done deal...we are going!!! Yea!
Flights are being made and hotel reservations are booked! I would LOVE to get one more family to join us for this incredible portrait adventure.
June 4-11 is when we will be there.
Call the studio to reserve your spot on a black sand beach...it will be unforgettable!
PS: There are white sand beaches too, and rocks and cliffs and waterfalls......

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year!

Wow 2010! It seems like yesterday we were all a little freaked out about Y2K and here it is a whole decade later!
Just to keep you up to speed on a few things that have happened over the past few weeks:

  • Rebecca got engaged! Congratulations Rebecca and Jay!
  • The studio has been closed since Christmas Eve and the staff has had a over a week to spend with their friends and family! Rebecca has been planning her wedding and I have been doing some much needed projects around my house! Sandy and Jeanette have been spending much needed time off since a lot of overtime was put in to get to Christmas!
  • Home for the Holidays was a huge success! We had so many families interested we had to open up another whole day! We had fabulous weather...Thank you God!
  • We are planning our trip to Maui right now! We have two families going with us to take some of the most spectacular portraits you can imagine! If you want to join us, act now, we are making all of the hotel arrangements, flights and itineraries.
  • Trey and I leave for Nashville for the National Convention of the Professional Photographers of America on Saturday Jan.9. We are giving a platform presentation on Sunday Jan 10 to hundreds/thousands of photographers. We are excited to also give two presentations for our fabulous Professional Lab, Millers! We love our lab!
  • There are many exciting things planned for the winter and spring so keep your eye out for the newsletter!
  • If you are not on our email list....You have missed out! A special gift was given to all of you on our email list on January 1st! Don't miss another amazing opportunity...get on our email list now. artisticimages@portraitsbyelizabeth.com

Hope your New Year has gotten off to a fabulous start!

Blessings,

Elizabeth