By Rachel Hoeing
When it comes to finding a family photographer to fit your personal style, the process can be overwhelming. TMoM is making it easy for you. We've asked our readers for their favorite photographers and have compiled the following list below. Who better to give you a referral than another mom?
These photographers have been described by our readers as having expertise, quality products, professionalism, a knack for working with children, and often seem to be part of their client's family as they have watched them grow.
Each and every photographer has a unique style, so be sure to visit their websites and Facebook pages to see exactly what they are all about and find the perfect fit for you and your family.
By Rachel Hoeing
By Guest Blogger, Wendy Riley
As parents, typically we are filled with anxiety about getting the perfect picture of our children. “Stand up straight!”, we bark. “Say cheese”, we instruct. “Look like you love each other”, we holler as siblings are pinching and shoving each other.
We yearn for the perfect smile, the perfect outfit, the perfect pose. All of these expectations usually culminate in a large meltdown… with either the parent or the child, or both!
My hope has been to stop the madness and make the family picture taking process fun. Embrace dysFUNction, and enjoy the moment! Not one photo session has ever gone perfectly in all my time taking pictures… and that’s what makes each family’s images more authentic, beautiful and fun. I have learned to take the challenges and turn them into something unique for that family. Read More
By Katie Moosbrugger
Put the Halloween candy away, it's time to focus on the next big season - holiday card season, that is! As always, I feel like we've "been there, done that" with different poses, backgrounds, and cards which is why I'm eager to try something new. (No, you won't see my family doing acrobatics like the family to the left. Click HERE to see more of this family's outrageous card ideas!)
I had so much fun scrolling through Pinterest to find clever ideas and wanted to share some of my favorites with you. Whether you photograph your family yourself or you hire a professional, hopefully you'll be inspired to try something new from today's post. I've also included pictures and links to help you create cute homemade holiday cards (ones in which you can add your family photo) as well as links to popular online card sites that create the cards for you.
Let's get inspired... Read More
By Katie Moosbrugger
Lots of fun stuff happening around town on TMoM! Here is what we are featuring in today's Sunday Spotlight:
~ Children's Museum's 10th Birthday Party
~ Holiday Photo Session with The Portrait Gallery
~ The 6th Annual Matthew Gfeller Memorial 5K Doughnut Run
~ Kids Morning Out at a Wake Forest Basketball game
~ New Giveaway Announced, and Winner Revealed from Last Giveaway
Enjoy... Read More
By Rachel Hoeing
In today's Sunday Spotlight:
~ Fine Art Santa Sessions at Kissing Tree Studio
~ Harvest Day at Old Salem
~ Find a Local Pumpkin Patch
~ Support Your Local Farmer's Markets
Get the 411 on all of these items below!
By Guest Blogger Julia Luce
Pre book your Fine Art Santa Portrait session! Due to Santa’s busy schedule, Kissing Tree Studio has limited sessions available between now and Christmas. Dates are available in Sept, Oct, Nov and Dec, but they are booking up fast.
One of Mr. Hersberger's great joys is creating personalized children’s story books, set to poetry. Using the images and artwork from the actual Santa session he creates breathtaking family heirloom books personalized to your child. Add that to amazing framed wall art, unique and personalized Christmas cards and gifts and your Christmas shopping is already done!! Read More
By Katie Moosbrugger
When it comes to photo sessions, no one in my family is ever keen on the idea. But having portraits of our family – and being able to capture our family as it exists every few years – is very important to all of us.
A TMoM reader wrote to our site a few years back to recommend Ashley Billings Photography. The timing was perfect because I had just started researching professionals who were skilled in their trade, liked to work with families, could adjust to my family’s hectic schedule, and were within our budget. As soon as I met Ashley I knew she would be ideal for our family. She was instantly likeable; bubbly, fun and energetic (huge selling points for my kids); and her work is not only creative but also beautiful, timeless and affordable (that last point was the clincher for my husband!). Read More
By Katie Moosbrugger
Lots of fun stuff to share with you today! Keep reading to learn more about:
~ A new, convenient Novant urgent care center in Clemmons
~ Summer camps at the Children's Museum of Winston-Salem
~ American Girl Fashion Shows
~ Our latest giveaway: A $200 American Girl Fashion Show Package
~ The winner from the Jenna Domingo Photography giveaway Read More
By Katie Moosbrugger
In today's Sunday Spotlight, we are featuring:
~ Friendly Ave Christian Preschool's Consignment Sale (win tickets to the presale!)
~ Beason College Admission Coaching, LLC (BCAC), an option for college admission advising
~ A new giveaway from Jenna Domingo Photography
~ The winner from Ruff Housing's giveaway
Keep reading to get details... Read More
By Katie Moosbrugger
In today's Sunday Spotlight we announce a new giveaway and the winner from our last one! Click the Read More link below to learn more, PLUS special New Years Eve plans at one of our favorite restaurants, a TMoM discount for summer camp, and news from one of our featured photographers!
This week's Sunday Spotlight features:
Larmore Landscaping Giveaway
Discounted Summer Camp at Greensboro Day School
Brooke Moxley Photography
Winner of Southern Home & Kitchen Giveaway Read More
By Rachel Hoeing
Four FABULOUS local treats we have in store for you today! Click the Read More link to read about a favorite local coffee shop, a highly recommended Triad dentist, a favorite local photographer, and amazing art classes that celebrate not only art, but YOU!
This week's Sunday Spotlight features:
Art & Soul Workshops
Dr. Mark Hyman
The Portrait Gallery
Splurges Boutique Trunk Show Read More
Sponsored by Adam Mowery Photography
What do autumn leaves, picturesque farms, Christmas cards, and Santa have to do with one another? You guessed it – they all make a gorgeous backdrop for your next professional portrait!
That family portrait you’ve been putting off? Now is the perfect time to get it done. Need an updated picture of the kids? Capture a precious moment while romping in the leaves. Or maybe you want that picture-perfect Christmas card that will make all your friends and family “ooh” and “ahh”… No matter what your unique photography needs are, Adam Mowery Photography can get it done. Read More
By Guest Blogger Kristy Garrett
At Kissing Tree Studio, we believe in the spirit of Christmas and the wonder of a child. There is nothing more beautiful than legitimate awe on a child’s face. By using immaculate lighting and our very own “Santa’s Workshop”, a truly majestic experience will take place. Your child will explore Santa’s Workshop with the jolly man himself; International Hall of Fame Santa, Cliff Snider. He will explain his route from the North Pole, check for names in the Nice Book and share special cookies and milk, all while Photographic Artist Larry Hersberger captures every emotion and wonder on each child’s face. This is why we call it “theatrical portraiture.”
Santa uses special magic and a soft voice to give the children an experience that will be cherished for many years. Through amazing artistry, patience and knowledge, Larry will create a personalized children’s book complete with creative poetry and several images depicting The Night Before Christmas. The creation is essentially the child’s dream of the night before Christmas from the hours of 5PM-midnight. So they will be dressed in pajamas provided by the studio during an interactive session with Santa. It’s an incredible performance which is captured and then turned into fine art. And if you so chose, we ask that your bring in family heirlooms or special pictures so we can carefully place them in our set. These items will be evident in the images produced. Read More
By Guest Blogger Heather McGinnis of Heather McGinnis Photography
Every family has a story, what’s yours?
Maybe you’re an expectant mom eagerly awaiting the arrival of your brand new baby love, or the dad of a toddler enjoying those silly laughs and antics one minute and trying to survive the daily meltdown the next. Or perhaps you’re the parent of a big kid, already in school and busy with sports, activities, and friends of their own. Every parent shares it in common: that moment when we look at our darling, hilarious, frustrating, amazing children and think, “If only I could stop time for a little while and remember them like this forever.” That gummy baby smile, that independent preschool pout, the way your school kid’s nose wrinkles when they’re REALLY laughing, not just “cheesing” for the camera - these memories and moments deserve to be documented, archived, frozen in time. While memory may be fleeting, photographs are forever.
That’s where we come in. Voted Best Local Photographer by Triad Moms on Main Readers, Heather McGinnis Photography is the Triad’s Premiere Newborn & Family Photographer. As a special offer to TMOM readers, you’ll receive 20% off your session fee when you book your 2013-2014 Newborn Session or 2014 Family session by November 1, 2013. Read More
By Guest Blogger Jaci Fendley
I am excited to introduce you to Brooke Moxley from Brooke Moxley Photography. Brooke's love for photography started after her first son was born. Her husband was deployed for the first year of their baby's life, and she wanted to document each and every sweet moment. After her husband returned home, they moved to Georgia; it was there in the beautiful, historic Savannah area that she started building her business. She now resides in Yadkin County with her husband and three little ones. Her youngest son most recently proved to be a memorable entrance into this world: she unexpectedly gave birth to him at home. Looking for photographer with experience? Brooke definitely has a mother's touch!
FOR A LIMITED TIME: Brooke is offering a complimentary 11x14 (a $55 value!) for any newborn or high school senior portrait session booked in May. Sessions may take place anytime between now and December. Read More
By Dani Luft of TMoM
If you are looking for a relaxed, yet professional photographer to take your family's photos, then look no further! Robert Ross makes having family photos taken fun and easy! My two girls enjoyed playing while he snapped natural looking pictures that we will treasure for a lifetime. I am not a fan of the cheesy poses that photographers sometimes force, and Robert allowed us to be ourselves and captured our personalities. I encourage you all to take advantage of his special and use him for the next time you want beautiful pictures! You won't regret it!
Robert's business, Ross Photography, is offering a special deal to TMoM readers for the month of April: Book a photo shoot at your home or at one of your favorite locations for ONLY $100. (This is 33% off the regular portrait price of $150, and $25 will be donated to Autism Society of North Carolina). Read More
By Guest Blogger Michelle Mitchell
March Winds just blew in a
Photo Shoot Deal - Never Before Offered
from Ken Sykes Photography
Session and $150 Studio Credit for $59
March 12 – 28 Only!
In this economy, the only thing guaranteed to increase in value is a portrait of someone you love. So, if you want to get the most bang out of your buck, purchase this never before offered photo shoot deal! Read More
By Guest Blogger Lindsey Cox
Adam Mowery is a local photographer from High Point, North Carolina serving the Triad area and beyond. While he is widely known for his commercial work and his photographic art, it’s Adam’s unique style of capturing children in portraiture that makes him stand out among the crowd. Adam has been creating fine art through photography for more than fourteen years, and has extensive experience capturing life from behind the lens.
Adam’s passion for photography stems from his love for his family. He is a loving dad and stepdad to five highly active, creative, and awesome kids. This role has gifted him with the ability to capture the uniqueness and personality of each child in his photography. Adam is able to tell a personalized story for each child he photographs, with rave reviews from parents…and grandparents alike. Read More
Sponsored by Ken Sykes Photography
Ken Sykes Photography is thrilled to announce a Model Search to kick off its Urban Kids promotion. Urban Kids Photo Shoots will be held in downtown Greensboro, February 21-23. Serving as a backdrop will be the "grunge" look of the cityscape...alley ways, street lights, graffiti-covered walls, railroad tracks and outdoor cafes, etc.
In addition to bragging rights, selected models will receive a free 8 x 10 portrait and a 15% off discount with print orders. Read More
By Guest Blogger Rick Gibbons, Studio 104 Photography
We are excited to featured Studio 104 again as our Photographer of the Month for December. With 30 years experience in a commercial studio (since 1981), you can trust that any type of photography will be handled professionally with complete confidence. Families, babies, high school seniors, weddings, and corporate executives are all Studio 104 trademarks.
If you are ready to capture priceless images of your family or if you are interested in photography classes, keep reading to find out more about this quality photography studio. Read More
By Guest Bloggers Sandra Henderson and Kim Shouse with Fusion Fotografix
With winter approaching at rapid speed, the ladies at Fusion want to offer TMOM readers something special to keep them cozy. When you book your maternity AND newborn session during the months of November-March, you receive $50 off of our Baby Come Back program. Newborn clients continue to receive 25 free custom designed birth announcements.
Known for their newborn and baby photography, the girls at Fusion focus on what they feel is important…your baby. “We love adorable props and backdrops, and while they do keep things fresh, there is nothing like a sweet newborn, beautifully lit and curled up just right. Simple and pure.” Maternity/Newborn combos are gaining popularity as of late. Many of their newborns continue with their Baby Come Back program, one of the Triad’s most competitive baby plans, which is open to babies beginning at 3 or 6 months. Read More
Sponsored by Nicole Nelson Photography
This month's featured photographer is Nicole from Nicole Nelson Photography and she has a special offer for TMoM readers! Nicole loves capturing the freshness of newborns and watching them grow into fun little toddlers, photographing them during all of their first year milestones. Smiling, sitting, crawling, walking and watching their personalities develop is so much fun for Nicole. Many of her clients continue to come back after their little baby planner graduates. Read More
Written by the TMoM team
This month we want to reintroduce you to Christina Evans Photography. In addition to newborns and children, Christina has branched out her business since the last time we featured her and is excited to announce that she is also focusing on senior girls and is currently booking the Class of 2013 & is offering a special to TMoM readers!
When asked about why she chose this new venture, Christina had this to say: “I have realized that there was a part of what I had hoped to achieve with this business that was missing. I believe in the power of beauty and self-worth and using my camera to bring that out in the world. I want young girls to know that they are beautiful and powerful. I want them to find and see that beauty and to really believe in all the good that they have within and I just felt a calling to help them see that too.” Read More
Sponsored by Uppercase Photography
This month’s featured photographer is Julie Wagoner of Uppercase Photography, and lucky for you, she is offering a special treat for TMoM readers! (More details on this below.) Uppercase Photography has been capturing the Triad’s most adorable little faces for over six years. Two years ago, Uppercase Photography moved into a beautiful loft studio space on Trade Street in Winston Salem, the heart of Winston Salem’s Arts District. Surrounded by other creative professionals and the unique character of downtown Winston Salem, the Uppercase Photography studio is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the experience of capturing your little miracle.
Julie has a gift for connecting with babies and specializes in beautiful, peaceful portraits of newborns and babies one year and under. By specializing in newborn, baby and maternity portraiture, Julie has been able to grow her gift and talent into a business that thrives on those seeking something special for their baby’s first year. It’s one of the most exciting times in your life. Never will your baby change more than in that first year and you will long to remember those tiny fingers and toes, sleepy baby yawns, that soft newborn skin. Those first portraits are the perfect time to seek out a professional who works exclusively with babies. Read More
By Guest Blogger Rick Gibbons with Studio104
When you’ve been in business for 30 years, you must be doing something right. At Studio104 we’ve never really been known for a trendy, contrived look in children or family photography. We concentrate on timeless, classic portraiture that our clients consider family heirlooms, now, and 30 years from now. Photography, as an art form, doesn’t just illustrate what someone looks like, it captures what they ARE like. Lighting and posing that flatters the subject and pleases the viewer is what Studio104 is all about.
This summer we invite you to visit our studio in north High Point. On your first visit, we offer a complimentary consultation to determine the exact nature of your desired portrait. And as a special offer for our Triad Moms on Main, we would love for your family to experience a session in the portrait garden, at the koi pond, the rolling pasture…. or your home…. for a family portrait session, all complimentary if scheduled and completed by August 1, a $150 value. Keep reading to get more details! Read More
Sponsored By Christina Evans Photography
This month’s featured photographer is Christina Evans from Christina Evans Photography. Do you ever sit back and stare at your family and wonder where the time has gone and wish you could hold onto that moment? Christina has a passion for helping you do just that. With a style that is mixed in lifestyle and posed, a session with Christina will result in some beautiful traditional shots mixed in with more relaxed shots that show your family having fun, playing together, and just being unique, beautiful you.
Christina is offering a special incentive to TMoM readers who book a newborn session during the month of April. Receive a free accordion square album ($149 value) with a collection purchase. Just mention this blog post when you book. Read More
Almost 16 years ago, The Portrait Gallery was a dream turned into reality for Claudia Page Carter. After graduating from Randolph Community College with a degree in Portrait Photography, she was led to Concord, NC, where she worked at a well-known portrait studio as an assistant for several years, learning new tools of the trade. Later, she moved back to her roots in Winston-Salem and worked as a free-lance photographer while maintaining a full-time job at a professional photofinishing lab. Through these work experiences, Claudia learned all the “tricks of the trade” and when the timing became just right, she took that leap of faith and opened her very own studio in Clemmons. She has had a thriving portrait studio ever since, photographing newborns, children, and families all around the Triad area. Read More
By Rachel Hoeing
Claudia Page Carter, owner and photographer of The Portrait Gallery, loves her job. It's that plain and simple! She has been satisfying her clientele for the last 15 years with beautiful portraits of their babies, children, high school seniors, and family. The studio offers a variety of different packages and unique programs that cover everything from maternity sessions to a three-year program that includes a custom made album! Read More