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Thursday, June 13, 2013

My Dream...An Inspirational Trip to Italy! {San Antonio Portrait Photographer}

Well, it is almost here.

On Monday, June 17, Trey and I will be embarking on our Italian Adventure.

It has been a LONG time in the making. On our honeymoon, 15 years ago, we went on a Mediterranean cruise and vowed to come back to Italy where we could really explore the country.

For the past 15 years, I have seen photographers go and come back with a newfound inspiration for their photography. I have dreamed about one day being able to go and photograph all of the beauty of Italy.

Well the day is almost here. Not only do I get to go explore Italy with my husband, but I also get the privilege of photographing one of my fabulous client's family while I am in Rome. They have chosen my "Complete Destination Package" which means I will be able to spend ALL DAY photographing them ALL OVER Rome!!! I am so excited!!

I have spent HOURS and HOURS planning our itinerary. From hotels, to tours, to restaurants and trains....thank goodness for Rick Steves' book and Website....I have done it all on a budget. One thing is for sure, this is not a restful vacation. This is going to be an adventure!!

I hope to post images each day to show some of the highlights of our adventures. You can see those on Facebook (Elizabeth Cruger Homan).

I am hoping to come back with a renewed spirit and a restored passion to create ART for my clients. That is what I LOVE to do.

So WATCH OUT...I will be even more passionate than I usually am!

Say a prayer for us as we travel and for the fabulous family and friends we leave behind to care for our children. We will really miss them!!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Elizabeth's Signature Painted Piece {San Antonio Portrait Photographer}

Paintings have adorned the walls of homes for hundreds, maybe even thousands of years. Paintings have allowed artists to tell stories and express their inner selves. It is through this medium that artists have been able to create both real and imaginary landscapes and people.

With the invention of photography, people have moved away from the time honored craft of painting. Now, with the help of computer software and digital technology combined with traditional painting techniques, we are able to take an image that we capture and elevate it to a level that is unmatched. With traditional paintings, it was very difficult to create an exact likeness of a person. Because our paintings begin with a photograph, our subjects are an exact likeness of themselves (only better). These painted pieces are truly one of a kind. No two images will ever look the same.

Our artist uses a painting technique that builds the painting using several layers of oil. This process is very time consuming, however it creates a richness and depth that can be seen as well as felt. These paintings cannot be created by just any photographer or printing company. In fact, we are unaware of any other photographer in our area or surrounding areas that is able to produce a comparable product.

For the final product to be amazing, you have to begin with an exquisite photograph that can only be created by a Master Photographer. We would like to invite you to come in and see for yourself our beautiful painted pieces. We call them an "Elizabeth"!

Below are a few examples of some images that are either on display
at the studio or in client's homes.
When you are ready for a true art piece for your home, consider an "Elizabeth"

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Introducing the NEW "Signature Art Book"

This year we are introducing a new line of portraits.
Our first product to introduce was the "Elizabeth" Painted Portrait.
We unveiled this late last year and the response has been overwhelming!

We have now come up with a brand new addition to our
Signature Series Line.
The Signature Art Book.
This gorgeous album is truly one of a kind.
Image selection is a collaboration between the client and the artist.
After the initial selection, each image will be transformed into a fine art piece.
Everything from the dimensions of the album, to the image treatments
and layouts, to the cover design will make your album incredibly unique.
The end product is a story-telling coffee table book that will be
cherished as a piece of fine art.
We hope that you will take a look at our sample Signature Art Book 
next time you visit the studio.
Here are a few images from our sample: