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Have a Blessed Day!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

The 12 Days of Christmas....DAY 12!

On the 12th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me....
We are so excited to celebrate 20 years in business in 2012!
There are all sorts of things we are going to be doing to celebrate
this special accomplishment, so be sure to stay tuned to the Blog!

Our Greatest Accomplishment is creating quality
photography for customers like YOU.
In this day and age, referrals are our most valuble asset.
So, we ask for your continued support by sharing your experience
with friends and family.

We Cherish You
and know that we can never say enough
Thank You's!

Should you ever have a concern, please contact us so that we may remedy the situation.

Friday, December 23, 2011

The 12 Days of Christmas....Day 11

On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...
What is better than this:
A piece of jewelry with your kids on it?
Or a new handbag with your favorite image?
What more does a woman want?


It may be too late for Christmas but Valentine's Day
and Mother's Day will be here before you know it.
This is a gift that will be cherished forever!

And for those women who want something like this for your man, we carry
wallets, leather key chains, cuff links, business card holders, ipad skins, etc...
All personalized with a favorite image of your children.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The 12 Days of Christmas....Day 10

On the 10th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me....
Did you know we can create the most awesome, unique and personal birthday invitations?
Everyone knows we do amazing Christmas cards but we also create birthday, graduation or party invitations. Our design team creates a one-of-a-kind card complete with a beautiful image(s). Check out a few of the samples from my sons' most recent invitations.
FUN....UNIQUE....AMAZING....GORGEOUS

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The 12 Days of Christmas....DAY 9

On the 9th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

Getting your WHOLE family together can be really challenging.

Whether you are all getting together in San Antonio for a
special event or taking a vacation together to some fabulous location,
don't let this miraculous occasion go undocumented!

During the session we can photograph the whole family together
as well as the individual families. And don't forget a photo of
the grandparents with their grandchildren....priceless!

We can make reservations over a year in advance, because sometimes
it takes that long to pull it all together!
This will be the most worthwhile investment you have ever made!



Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The 12 Days of Christmas...DAY 8

On the 8th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

I am happy to announce that I will be having my
"How to take better photos of your kids"
Photography Class
once again.

Photography 101 is for those who did not attend last year.
This class will give you some basic pointers on how you can take
better snapshots of your family outings, vacations, birthday parties, etc.

Photography 102 is going to go more in detail about what makes good
lighting, composition and exposure. Now you can take your vacation photos
and turn them into something WAY better than a snapshot. You can only take this class if you have taken 101.

**These classes are not for professionals, aspiring professionals or anyone who already has really good knowledge about photography**

If you are a professional, my husband and I teach at the Texas School of Professional Photography. Registration opens for our class January 3 at 11pm.
Register at 11pm or you might not get in.




Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The 12 Days of Christmas....Day 7

On the 7th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me...
What does your child LOVE to do?
Let time stand still by capturing them now
doing what they love.
It could be as simple as reading a book or building legos.
Time passes too quickly and memories fade.

Preserve those children now in a portrait
as unique as they are.




12 Days of Christmas....DAY 6

On the 6th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

Every family has a special place. A place you like to getaway
 from the hustle bustle of life.
That could be your ranch, a favorite park or a vacation destination.
This is where those special memories are created.
Imagine capturing that memory forever with a beautiful, artistic
portrait at that special location.
Everytime you look at this portrait you will be taken
back to that very special time.

A Portrait is not just a piece of art hanging in your home, but it captures a memory, a feeling and the relationships you have with your family.

Think about bringing me along on your next trip to that special place to preserve those memories forever!

12 Days of Christmas...DAY 5

On the 5th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...
Portraits at the BEACH!
Not only do these make gorgeous wall decor for your home,
they are a GREAT EXCUSE for a family vacation!
Check out the awesome beach locations we are going to and plan your family vacation around us!

Sessions are at the two most beautiful times of day:
Sunrise or Sunset
It's your choice....but availability is limited so don't delay!

Monday, December 12, 2011

The 12 Days of Christmas....Day 4

On the 4th day of Christmas my true love gave to me....
The HOTTEST item right now are our
Gallery Wrap Wall Collections!
Choose from one of our 10 predesigned collections
or create your own.
A dynamic and contemporary way to display your favorite images
from your next session.

Another cool idea:
Order 3 or more gallery wrap or print wrap images from one session now
(in order to receive the "collection" discount)
and ADD to it each year!
What a fabulous "Wall of Fame" this would be!!

The 12 days of Christmas....Day 3

On the 3rd day of Christmas my true love gave to me....
Double Your Dollars Gift Certificates!
On SALE
Thursday December 15 ONLY!

Call or come in to purchase your DYD certificate(s).
210-497-3809
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In addition, Pre-book a portrait session to occur between Jan 3-Feb 29, 2012 and receive ONE complimentary portrait upgrade when you purchase a 20" or larger.

12 days of Christmas....Day 2

On the 2nd day of Christmas my true love gave to me...
A One-of-a-kind Monet Masterpiece photographed and painted
by Master Photographer Elizabeth Homan.
The most unique painted portrait of your children or family.
A True Piece of Art.

I spend days painting every square inch of this amazing image, therefore it is one of our
higher end products. No one will ever have one like it.

Trust me;
You will want to have a party just to unveil this Portrait.
It is just that amazing!




12 Days of Christmas....DAY 1

On the First Day of Christmas my true love gave to me....
Only 12 days until Christmas and everyone is busy busy busy getting ready. Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog to get some new ideas for your next portrait session.
If you FOLLOW the BLOG, an email will be sent to you each time I post. For the the next 12 days you will receive an email each day sharing the post with you. After that, I might update the blog ONCE a week, so I promise you will not be inundated with email updates. Following the Blog is a great way to see what is going on at Artistic Images BEFORE everyone else!

DAY 1
Your Home is the
PERFECT
place for your next portrait.
Could anywhere be more special to you and your family than your own home?
Inside or Outside.
Any time of year.
With my creative eye and your beautiful home,
a very special masterpiece will be created.

Merry Christmas!


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Double Your Dollars Day 2011 {San Antonio Photographer}

Double Your Dollars is HERE for ONE day only!
Call or come in on Thursday, December 15th to purchase
your gift certificate(s).

210.497.3809

The Fine Print
*One DYD certificate per session
*DYD certificates are not valid with any complimentary
sessions or online offers.
*Minimum order requirements and/or session fees
must be met before DYD certificate can be applied.
*DYD certificates are only valid on new orders placed in 2012.
*Lost or misplaced certificates will be honored at the purchased
price if proof of purchase can be verified.
*Must present physical DYD certificate for it to be applied
*Doubled Value expires October 31,2012

****As an Added Bonus****
PRE-Book a Lifestyle Portrait Session to occur January-March 2012 and we
will throw in one COMPLIMENTARY Wall Portrait Upgrade with the
purchase of a 20" or larger Wall Portrait.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fall is the time for Families! {San Antonio Family Photographer}

We have had some amazing weather so far this fall and that makes me VERY happy! Creating environmental family portraits is one of my
FAVORITE things to do.

Even though our Fall Family Days are over, you may still book a regular portrait session anytime, at any location. In fact, from NOW until November 17, any WEEKDAY session is ON SALE...50% OFF!

Check out some of these images taken at Bracken Village
 during our Fall Family Days.










Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Upcoming Charity Events {San Antonio Children's Photographer}

Coming Soon
We have two events where the session fees will be donated to two AMAZING organizations!

Spooky Days...October 27
Benefitting Camp CAMP
And Santa's Teddy Bear Village...November 11 &12
Benefitting the San Antonio Food Bank


Call us today to book your session before
all the spots are filled!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Home and Garden Show Winner! {San Antonio Portrait Photographer}

The San Antonio Home and Garden Show was so much fun! We met TONS of people and shared our Photography with them.
We feel like it was a HUGE success!
Anyone who came to the booth could register to win a FREE Studio Portrait Session and a 16x20 Portrait. We got sooooo many people register and
we have drawn a winner!

Check out the videos below to see who won!
Mixing up the pile...

video

And the Winner is....

video


Congratulations Randy and Linda!
 Can't wait to create a beautiful Art Piece for your wall!



Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Santa Portraits Like No Other {San Antonio Portrait Photographer}

If this is what you envision when you think "Santa Portraits",

Photo courtesy of www.awkwardfamilyphotos.com
 then allow me to introduce you to the Artistic Images
"Portraits with Santa" sessions.

It all starts about the month of January. The Artistic Images team researches and discusses the theme for the next year. The team then shops for unique props and backgrounds that supports the new theme. In July, we completely design, build and photograph the new theme to begin the marketing that
will take place in the fall months. 
The Artistic Images Santa Portrait sets are unlike any other in the state of Texas or quite possibly even the United States.  I use my 20 years as a professional photographer to create dramatic lighting that create a storytelling image that will be worthy of displaying as an
Art Piece on the wall of your home.
Santa's Teddy Bear Village....November 11 & 12

I can guarantee you, that NO ONE else puts as much time, effort and creativity creating these amazing sessions for Santa Portraits.

But these aren't your average Santa Pictures.

Here are just a few Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Will I have to wait in line?
NO WAY! All of our sessions are by appointment only. If there were an unforeseen circumstance where waiting may occur, you will do so in a comfortable enironment where seating is available. While we RARELY
have this happen, there are the occasional times that
waiting 5 minutes may be necessary.
2. What if my child is afraid of Santa?
If your child is between the ages of 9 months-3 years, the chances are EXTREMELY high that Santa may be a bit "scary" to them. This is normal. We begin every session with images without Santa and introduce him as the session evolves.  There are many times that Santa is in the portrait and the child is unaware of that.  Rest assured, with or without the man in red, we will capture a beautiful image of your child or children in our amazing scene.

3. Can my family join in?
Some of our sets have the capability of having families join in the session and some do not. Typically, our sets are designed specifically for children and tend to look a bit "small" when adults join in. However, this year, we are offering our Urban Christmas which is perfect for families of all sizes!

Urban Christmas November 18 & 19

Can be photographed with or without the Harley and Santa Claus.

4. Can I order Christmas Cards?
Absolutely! We have hundreds of designs for you to choose from at our studio or you can have us custom design a card just for you! A select number of card designs are available online or you may make an appointment to meet with one of our design consultants if you want to choose from the entire collection.

5. Is this the REAL Santa Claus?
As you can see from the photos, he is the REAL DEAL! I have known Santa Claus for many years and he makes three special trips to visit me each year. Once when we design and photograph our new set and twice in November.
He typically flies down to San Antonio on an airplane, as his reindeer are eating and resting for the long trip on Christmas Eve. Besides, it is never quite cold enough for those reindeers to hang out while Santa is busy visiting with all the children. BTW, Santa REALLY wants the children to bring their lists so that he can be sure to get them what they want.

6. Is it expensive?
Santa Portraits are part of our "Collector's Series" which are 50-60% off our regular portrait fees. While we will never be "inexpensive", our portraits are considered PRICELESS by everyone who visits. Session fees are $35 and there is a minimum portrait order of $150. Prints begin at $40 and our incredible packages begin at $250.

All sessions are photographed by myself, Elizabeth Homan, Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer, Approved Photographic Instructor, International speaker and
MOM to three little boys.

"SANTA PORTRAITS LIKE NO OTHER"
Check out the video!






Thursday, September 29, 2011

It's Family Portrait Time! {San Antonio Family Photographer}

Fall is upon us and FINALLY I think we have some cooler weather coming! I know life is busy for everyone, but don't wait until December 10th to decide what you are doing this year for your Christmas Cards!!
We have several fabulous Family Portrait Special Events coming this fall that you don't want to miss. And if those dates don't work, we can do your family session anywhere, anytime during the Fall season.
Take a look at these fabulous opportunities:

There are still openings for Fall Fields on October 22.
The Guadalupe River on October 29 is completely booked, however we
are currently taking a waiting list and could be persuaded to
 open up another day.


AND...From NOW until December 20 ANY session may take advantage of our
Christmas Card Package with the purchase of any wall portrait!


If none of these dates or locations work for you, we do portraits anywhere.
Here are a few examples:









A family portrait is more than just an image of what you look like. It is a fleeting moment captured forever. A moment that tells a story of who you are, what you do and the relationships that you have with each other. Each story is different. What will YOUR story be?





Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Spooky Day 2011 {San Antonio Children Photographer}


I LOVE FALL! I love the colors, the weather and Pumpkin Spice Latte!
In honor of Fall, we are having a Charity Portrait Event "Spooky Day" for
One Day Only....Thursday,
 October 27th.
The set will look fabulous in Fall Sweaters and Jeans OR your child's adorable
Halloween Costume.  Either one is going to look amazing!

Your $25 fee (an incredible deal) will be 100% donated to one of my
favorite organizations:

CAMP CAMP
A camp for children with disabilities

Visit www.campcamp.org for more information.

Your images will be available to view and purchase online.

Call today to make a reservation for your mini-session.
HURRY...at this price, appointments will fill FAST!
210.497.3809

Friday, September 9, 2011

Santa Portraits 2012 {San Antonio Portrait Photographer}

The Christmas season is approaching faster than we want it to!

We have really outdone ourselves getting ready for Santa to come visit us! This year we have created TWO BRAND NEW scenes for our Holiday Portraits.
If you love the traditional look, you have smaller children or you
just LOVE Teddy Bears, then
SANTA'S TEDDY BEAR VILLAGE is for you!
Check out some of the awesome images that can be captured
during your portrait session.






In addition to this beautiful, traditional portrait opportunity, we have completely created an incredible NEW option called
 URBAN CHRISTMAS!!
This idea all started because MANY of our regular clients are getting to the age where these sweet little Christmas scenes are just NOT cool anymore!!
So, YOU asked....WE delivered!!

Santa...Urban Warehouse...Cool Vintage Couch...HARLEY...
What could be cooler than this??
OH YEAH...we are encouraging FAMILIES to join in!!!

You can have photos with the Harley, the Couch, Santa,
or just the SUPER COOL LOCATION!
It is up to you! We will do whatever we can do in 20 minutes!
(That can be alot, with Elizabeth's trigger finger!)