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Monday, April 21, 2014

North Padre Island Beach Portraits {San Antonio Beach Photographer}

Summer is getting close and we are starting the summer off right with a long weekend trip to 
North Padre Island (Mustang Island/Port Aransas area) 
May 24-26...Memorial Day Weekend!
Sunrise or Sunset sessions.
Book your complimentary design consultation ASAP.
May 24-26, 2014
$450 with a minimum print purchase of $1000.

What does that $1000 get me?
It is a "credit" towards anything on our Price Menu.
You could get a beautiful large wall portrait, a bunch of small gift portraits or
it can go towards one of our fabulous Art Albums.

What does the $450 session fee include?
Master Photographer, Elizabeth Homan, will spend approximately 2 hours photographing your family on the beach with her amazing assistant (her awesome husband, Trey). You may choose sunset, or Elizabeth's personal favorite time, Sunrise, as your session time. Elizabeth will create MANY images to choose from.

There are ONLY FOUR SPOTS available.
Call NOW...210-497-3809

If this doesn't work for you, we will be on
South Padre Island August 8-12.
Same price.
Same details.

Destination...Destin, Seaside, Sandestin! Awesome things for families to do! {San Antonio Destin Beach Photographer}

We are planning our trip to the Emerald Coast of Florida this summer for the fourth time!
We LOVE this area!!!
We will be photographing families July 30-August 3 in the Seaside area.
Take a look at the portraits of MY family taken two years ago by my friend Bill Ramsey of Canton, Georgia.
I have this collection of images on my wall and I ADORE looking at them each and every day!

We will be photographing Sunrise and Sunset sessions (both of which are stunning).
When we are not photographing, we will be hanging out in this fabulous family vacation spot!

Here are some of our favorite things to do:
1. Crab a pontoon boat and sail out to this large sandbar where your kids and swim, paddleboard, dive for hermit crabs and hail down the "ice cream boat"! A fun day!!
2. Seaside...precious little picturesque town! Great for shopping, lunch, bicycling and just enjoying an afternoon stroll by the food trucks or the beach. Check it out here:
3. The Village at Baytown Wharf: Totally toursity but fun for the kids and parents alike. Restaurants, shops, bungee jumping, zip lining and overall fun!
4. The Old Bay Steamer: Our favorite restaurant in the area. Of course, it is a bit off the beaten path but totally worth it if you want to get away from the tourists and you LOVE CRAB LEGS!!!
5. The Big Kahuna Waterpark: We have never been but it looks like a ton of fun even if it may be a bit overpriced.
6. Destin Harbor Boardwalk: Something for everyone. This is where you rent the pontoon boats and fishing charters (at the marina) too. Restuarants, shops, trampolines over the water (my boys' personal favorite).
7. The Beach: So many awesome beaches to visit, play in the sand and surf and take a nap in a lounge chair.
8. This is where we always rent our condo. A condo/house is definitely the way to go with a family. Saves money and time so you don't have to eat out all the time!  We have stayed in Sandestin, Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach and Seagrove. All different and fabulous experiences.

We hope you will join us this year!
Call 210-497-3809 to book your portrait consultation.

Details for Destin Portrait Sessions:
Session fee: $450
$1000 minimum portrait order

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Spring Fling...Portraits at the Botanical Gardens {San Antonio Family Photographer}

Spring Fling Sessions!
So much fun at the Beautiful Botanical Gardens.
One hour Sessions on this 33 acre, flower-filled, rustic Texas location.
This year, our Spring Sessions are going to be on Saturday May 10th. 
That is MOTHER'S DAY weekend!
Treat YOUR mom to a new portrait session!
$200 session fee and $250 minimum order
Here are some sample images from the Botanical Gardens:

Check out our BRAND new Handbags, Totes, 
Wallets & Beach Bags!
The Perfect Gift for Mom!

Come to PARIS with us!! {San Antonio Destination Photographer}

There is nothing more romantic than Paris.
We are SO EXCITED to have the opportunity to travel to Paris this June and photograph families and couples in Paris. Seriously, this is like a DREAM!
However, I am still ONE PORTRAIT SESSION short of this being a done deal!

You know you WANT to go, so let's make it happen!
Paris....June 10-14.
However, we are not limited to Paris the city. If you want to do portraits in Versailles....GREAT! If you have a favorite little spot you LOVE that is fairly close...AWESOME!
I will be traveling to the Loire Valley (wine country) on the 15th for 5 days and would be happy to do portraits in the area, if that is more your style.

What is the first step?
Call me! 210-497-3809
There is no obligation if you just call, right? Let's chat details and we will go from there.
If you would rather email...send me one HERE.

What are the details?
The session fee is $650. This is for a sunrise or sunset session (whole session is about 3 hours depending on the desired locations)
There is a minimum order of $2000. All of that goes towards a portrait, or an album, or whatever your poison.
It is all PAID in ADVANCE of the trip.
You do NOT have to pay my expenses (provided that I have at least TWO sessions while I am in Paris).

What do I guarantee?
A FABULOUS experience! AMAZING portraits at an AMAZING location! Nutella Crepes from a street vendor. Ok, the last one may seem like nothing, but TRUST me...they are AMAZING too, just like the portraits!


J'aime Paris! (I love Paris)
La ville de l'amour (The City of Love)
Portraits dans Paris sont belles (Portraits in Paris are Beautiful)
Venez avec nous à Paris (Come with us to Paris)
Bien? (Ok?)

What can I do for my May Mini Session? {San Antonio Portrait Photographer}

What is a MAY MINI session?
In a nutshell, a May Mini session is a 30 minute session that takes place during the Month of May.

There are a few "rules" to abide by:
*It MUST be on a weekday during our regular business hours in the month of May.
*You can choose ONE "scene" for your session. (Ex: Window room, Pond, Victorian Porch, Old Truck, Black and White Relationship, etc)
*Only ONE outfit
*We can do breakdowns (family AND kids together for example)...whatever we can do in 30 minutes!
*Must be on the grounds of Artistic Images or in the studio....not available at off site locations.
And it is only $99 with no minimum purchase!
And if that is not cool enough, for every print you purchase, you receive a complimentary ePix(digital file for online sharing)! Now THAT is cool!

So, WHAT types of things can you do for YOUR May Mini session?

Here are some indoor options:
Children in the Window Room

Baby in the Window Room

Siblings in the Window Room

Studio Portrait 

At the French Doors

Studio Portrait

Three Generation on one of our many backgrounds

Newborn with your favorite props (Gig'em)

Maternity Portrait in Black and White

Movie Inspired "Les Miserables" Portrait

Newborn with Siblings

VR Sports Portraits are ALL the Rage!

Capturing Personalities!

First Birthday Session!

Family in the Window Room

Mother/Daughters...Perfect for Mother's day!

VR portrait. Whatever your sport we can make you look amazing!
Outdoor Options are Plentiful on our 2.5 acre Portrait Garden

Mom and Children in our Field

Precious One Year old having a tea party!
4 Generations of beautiful women!

By our gorgeous Pond

Grandfather with his Grandson

By the Picket Fence

Siblings at the Italian Villa

Siblings at the Pond

Our Old Truck is great for small families.

The Old Truck is also great for kids!

Our Cabin Porch is very "Texas"

Fun session with Siblings on our Victorian Porch

Maternity Portrait on the Rock Bridge

Sweetness Captured!

It's a beautiful time to hang out on our White Porch

The porch is great for families too!

Our May Mini Sessions will be popular, so give us a call as soon as you can to get
YOUR May Mini Session on our Calendar!
Elizabeth will want to do a design consultation prior to your session to fully
understand what you are wanting!