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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Extreme Portraits {San Antonio Portrait Photographer}

We are excited to announce our newest endeavor:
EXTREME PORTRAITS
These amazing images are a merge of dramatic lighting and state of the art digital technology. The result is an image that is truly an Art Piece of your little athlete or superhero.

All you moms of BOYS out were been left out during our FROZEN event and we just can't have that!
As a mom of 3 boys, I totally understand the desire for something REALLY COOL for boys. My boys have these EXTREME PORTRAITS printed on Metal on display in their room and they LOVE to show all of their friends just how cool they look.

But what if you have a GIRL who is totally into Sports or Superheros? No problem, this is something that will work for boys or girls.

What can you do?

ANY Sport: Basketball, baseball, football, soccer, hockey, lacrosse....if they play it, we can photograph it! Is lego building a sport? SURE it is! Bring it on! What about Playing the Xbox? My son Jackson believes it is a sport, so WHY NOT? Bring your own uniform or sports outfit along with any sporting equipment that goes along with it (ie: ball, bat, hockey stick, etc)

ANY Superhero: Batman, Superman, Spiderman, Captain America....Any Superhero will do. You provide the costume and we will provide the amazing background that brings your little Superhero to life!

So here is the scoop: Your session is 20 minutes long and is photographed with ONE CHILD only. If you have more than one child, book back-to-back sessions and we can even do a few images together if you would like. Session Fee $50
There is a $150 minimum purchase that is due on the day of booking (along with your session fee).
We have some super cool packages JUST for this that all include AMAZING METAL PRINTS! Metal is really the BEST way to display images like this, they will just POP off the page!

Because of the difficulty in creating a product such as this, choices will be fewer than normal but every image will be an  EPIC MASTERPIECE!

This Special Event is happening the ENTIRE MONTH OF MARCH. Any weekday is available (Tuesday-Friday) and as of right now, there are some spring break openings. We will have after school times, but those will disappear fast, so don't wait to book!




Monday, January 26, 2015

What does your Business Headshot say about you? {San Antonio Portrait Photographer}

The other day, I happened to see an ad for a business professional and was surprised to see his business headshot.

It was awful.
It looked like it could have been taken with an iPhone.
The lighting was bad. The quality was poor. There was no "enhancing" done to the image.
Overall, the image was not much better than a "selfie" that you might see on Instagram or Facebook.

I started wondering WHY? Why would someone who is in business (no matter what business) make the decision to have their image be portrayed in such poor light? I mean, we all learned in Marketing 101 that the first impression is the most important impression, right? So the first impression he has made on me is one of lack of quality, attention to detail and genuine lack of care for his professional "image".

Whether you choose ME to do your professional headshots, or you choose some other professional, PLEASE do yourself a favor: Get a Professional Business portrait taken.

We have a Business Portrait Package that includes:
A 15-20 minute portrait session.
1-2 outfits
15-20 Images to Select From
Stay after your session to immediately select your image(s).
Receive a full resolution file (big enough for a billboard), in color and in black and white, and a low resolution file of the same image for web use.
All images are fully retouched so that you look your best.
All of this for only $350

If you work in an office where there are several professionals needing to update their portraits, ask for our multi-person business portrait discount.

As you can see from the samples below, we can do anything from Traditional to Contemporary and everything in between. We can even go on location to the place of your choice, should that be of interest to you.  Whatever your style, whatever your line of work, we can capture you in the perfect light.

Let's start of 2015 with a NEW professional portrait!




Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Introducing The Signature Series Floating Art Piece {San Antonio Portrait Photographer}

In this digital world of instant gratification, over-night shipping and iPhone photos being posted every nano-second on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, isn't it nice to know that there are still things done the old-fashioned way?
At Artistic Images, we pride ourselves in our Printed Work. In fact, we consider ourselves "Master Printmakers".
Can we sell a digital file?
Could we burn you a CD?
Absolutely we could. But that is not what we do.

We make Portraits.
Large or small, color or black and white.

We make printed portraits and albums that will be cherished for a LIFETIME.

These are the portraits that your grandchildren's grandchildren will find and adore when you are no longer on this earth.

This is leaving a Legacy.

When you hire Artistic Images to capture your family, child, wedding or senior portrait, you can rest assured that these printed pieces will stand the test of time.
I can not guarantee that in 10 years a cd will be able to be played on a computer, or that the images would even be there for you to retrieve. But I can guarantee the quality of our craftsmanship (portraits, prints and albums) for a lifetime.

This year we are re-introducing our line of Fine Art Black and White portraits. We strayed away from creating these masterpieces because of the level of care and difficulty required when producing a product line like this. Well, they are back and better than ever. In fact, we have now added another element to them as well as now adding color portraiture as an option.

These portraits are now part of our Signature Series....The Floating Art Piece.

We are excited to add this style back into our repertoire and hope that you will love them as much as we do.

Here are a few samples of how the Floating Art Pieces "float" within the archival mats. Feel free to stop by the studio to see the samples in person.


Floating Art Piece with hand torn edges
Close up of the hand torn edges
A collection of three floating images in one piece

Close up of the straight edge option













ONE DAY SALE {San Antonio Portrait Photographer}

For the first time EVER,
Artistic Images is having a 
ONE DAY SALE
on all Lifestyle Portrait Sessions!
 Don't call today, tomorrow or next Friday.
The day is
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5th ONLY
If you have questions feel free to call, but be sure to read the small print because there are a few things it will not be good for.
Here is the DEAL:
 We are GIVING you a $250 credit towards your order for 
PRE-paying for a Lifestyle session (done prior to October 31, 2015).
This will be good on any location session INCLUDING the Texas beach sessions (dates still to be decided) as well as any studio portrait session.

You do not have to BOOK your PORTRAIT session on February 5th,
you just have to BUY your session.
Your portrait can be done anytime from February through October 31, 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

Be Mine...Secret Door Session {San Antonio Portrait Photographer}

For the first time EVER,
We are having a special event just for ladies!
Well, maybe the event is really for the men that will receive these beautiful images of their amazing lady!
Either way, this is a wonderful gift that won't break the bank but will be loved and cherished for years and years and years.

Join us on Friday, January 23rd for our Be Mine event.
This is a 30 minute session with one amazing outfit.
Elizabeth will create some beautiful, tasteful and artistic portraits of you showing off your best attributes.
You will then receive a beautiful black brocade album with 10 fully retouched images boxed and ready for you to give to your sweetheart on Valentine's Day.

All of this for only $399!

If you are wanting to add a makeup artist, simply let us know so we can bring in our favorite one for only $99.

You know that you have been wanting this for a long time.
The time is now.
You are worth it.
Trust me. You will LOVE it!


Amateur Photography Class {San Antonio Portrait Photographer}

One of the most popular gifts for adults and teens to receive for Christmas is a NEW CAM.ERA
This is awesome! Until you look at all the buttons and open the manual to a bunch of words and numbers that have NO meaning to you!
I am here to help!
I will be demystifying your digital SLR for you.
I will teach you what all the buttons mean in a language you can understand.
I will tell you why sometimes strange things happen and it doesn't turn out the way your eye sees.
I will help you understand the capabilities and shortcomings of different types of cameras.

So....if you want the photos you are taking to look great, take this 2.5 hour class!

This class is NOT for anyone who already understands photography and wants to turn it into a business. For that, you should take my class at the Texas School of Professional Photography.
This IS for moms,dads, teens and adults who want better photos of their kids, vacations, pets or whatever you like to take photos of!

Register Today as there are only 20 spots available!
210-497-3809

If you have already taken PART ONE of this class when I have offered it in the past, then this next class is for you! We will discuss how art influences photography, different lighting styles and patterns, composition and MORE!

The classes are a minimum donation of $45 that will be going to www.pmsf.org This organization is the foundation for Phelan-McDermid Syndrome, the genetic disorder that affects my son, Jacob. Your donation will be going COMPLETELY towards research for this very rare disorder that affects 
roughly 800 people in the WORLD.
So, this is a WIN-WIN situation! Give money for a great cause and receive information that will help you capture memories for your family for YEARS to come!
HURRY....there are only 20 spots in each class!
I wish I was able to accomodate more, 
but there just isn't enough space!
210-497-3809