Don’t Wait to Capture the Now

Monday, May 12, 2014

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

New Urgent Care, Summer Camp and an American Girl Giveaway!

Sunday, March 09, 2014

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

TWO Giveaways Plus College Advising in Today's Sunday Spotlight!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

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

2014 Favorite Photographers Directory

Sunday, January 05, 2014

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.

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The Sunday Spotlight ~ 12/29/13

Sunday, December 29, 2013

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
Cafe Pasta

Discounted Summer Camp at Greensboro Day School
Brooke Moxley Photography
Winner of Southern Home & Kitchen Giveaway Read More

The Sunday Spotlight ~ 12/22/13

Sunday, December 22, 2013

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

Get Inspired with Adam Mowery Photography

Friday, November 01, 2013

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

Fine Art Santa Portraiture with Your Children

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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

Book Your Seasonal Sessions with The Portrait Gallery

Saturday, October 12, 2013

By Guest Blogger Claudia Page with The Portrait Gallery

For over 17 years, Claudia Page with The Portrait Gallery has been photographing newborns, children and families all around the Triad. Claudia’s talent and passion for photography, along with her special ability to connect with people, has not only blessed her with a loyal and an ever growing client base, but also with numerous awards in our area including being a two time winner of the Mom’s Choice Awards “Favorite Local Photographer”!

The Portrait Gallery will be extremely busy in the next couple months offering some wonderful promotions that include many seasonal sets.  This would be a great introduction to the studio and the creative and fun photography that Claudia offers.  Don’t delay…call today to book your seasonal session with The Portrait Gallery! Read More

Your Life. Your Love. Your Story… Heather McGinnis Photography

Saturday, September 21, 2013

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

Our Winner of the Mainstream Boutique Gift Card & A New Giveaway from Christina Evans Photography

Sunday, July 28, 2013

By Rachel Hoeing

It's time to announce our next giveaway! One lucky reader will win a newborn mini session (valued at $150) from Christina Evans Photography! If you know someone who is pregnant or recently had a baby, please pass this giveaway along to them. They will LOVE Christina's work and all she has to offer when it comes to a quality photo session. CLICK HERE to read more about this giveaway and register for a chance to beautifully capture your newborn!

We also chose the winner from our last giveaway. One lucky TMoM reader won a $100 gift certificate from Mainstream Boutique! The winner is  ... Read More

Book Your Session with Brooke Moxley Photography

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

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.
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Special Deal from Ross Photography

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

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

Photo Shoot Deal from Ken Sykes Photography

Friday, March 15, 2013

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
($141 Savings)
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

Adam Mowery: Specializing in Kids' Photography

Saturday, February 09, 2013

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

Ken Sykes Photography Announces its Model Search

Monday, February 04, 2013

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

Four Seasons Greetings from Studio 104

Monday, December 03, 2012

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.
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Winter Maternity/Newborn Special from Fusion Fotografix

Thursday, November 01, 2012

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

Snow Babies Special from Uppercase Photography

Monday, October 22, 2012

By Julie Wagoner of Uppercase Photography

That time of year is quickly approaching. The time for snuggles by the fire, hot chocolate…..and Uppercase Photography’s snow babies special. Each winter, Uppercase Photography is proud to offer a special just for those babies born in the coldest of months. Prebook a session for your baby due in December, January or February and enjoy your entire session fee applied toward your purchase. As always, all prebooked newborn sessions also enjoy a complimentary set of custom birth announcements as well. Email Julie at julie@uppercasephotography.com for more details on this limited time offer ... Read More

August's Featured Photographer ~ Nicole Nelson

Monday, August 13, 2012

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

July Photographer of the Month ~ Christina Evans Photography

Monday, July 02, 2012

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

June's Featured Photographer ~ Uppercase Photography

Monday, June 04, 2012

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

May's Featured Photographer ~ Studio104

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

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

April's Featured Photographer ~ Christina Evans Photography

Monday, April 02, 2012

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

March's Featured Photographer - Fusion Fotografix

Thursday, March 01, 2012

By Guest Blogger, Kim Shouse

2011 was quite a year for Fusion Fotografix. If you’ve driven down Hwy 158 lately, chances are you’ve seen their new studio. Well, new to them. The 212 year old home, formerly the Village House Restaurant, is now a charming 2400 square foot photography studio, complete with a large shooting space, client lounge, production room, kid’s area, and upstairs private natural light boudoir suite. “We feel so very blessed for such growth in our business,” say Kim and Sandra, owners of Fusion Fotografix. What began as a friendship eight years ago has blossomed into a thriving and rewarding business filled with awesome clientele and friends.

Known for their newborn and baby photography, the girls 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.” Fusion also specializes in maternity, older babies and children, seniors, and family portraits. Maternity/Newborn combos are gaining popularity, and they also have wedding and boudoir divisions. Most 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

February's Featured Photographer - Nicole Nelson Photography

Thursday, February 02, 2012

By Katie Moosbrugger

Today we are thrilled to introduce our February Featured Photographer ~ Nicole Nelson Photography. Nicole specializes in maternity, newborn, baby, children, high school senior and family portraiture. And for the month of February, Nicole is offering all TMoM readers a $50 print credit to use when they schedule a session with her.

"Everyday I feel so lucky and blessed to be doing what I love, I have the best job!" says Nicole. “When I present a parent with beautifully framed portraits of their children and their eyes tear up, I know I have succeeded. When a parent tells me that I have captured the personality and spirit of their children in my photographs, I fill up with happiness because that is what I set out to do.”

When you have a portrait session with Nicole it is laid back, fun and can be often downright silly! And warning: if your baby crawls to Nicole during the session, you can count on the fact that she will pick that child up and get some quick cuddles. In fact, one client told Nicole that she has never felt so relaxed at a session before. Read More

January's Featured Photographer - Claudia Page, The Portrait Gallery

Friday, January 06, 2012


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

2011 Choice Winner: The Portrait Gallery, Claudia Page

Saturday, October 01, 2011

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

We Have a New Giveaway....And A Winner from the Last One!

Monday, May 09, 2011

By Katie Moosbrugger

2011 Choice Award Winner Amanda Shore of Allen Tate Realtors, and her business partner Lisa Gifford, are offering one lucky Triad Moms on Main reader a $100 gift card to a Triad spa of your choice! Imagine having that time to yourself before the kids get out of school. To register for this giveaway, click here to go to our giveaway page. This contest ends May 22 so sign up quickly!

And now for our latest winner... Read More

We Have a Winner & A New Giveaway!

Monday, March 14, 2011

By Katie Moosbrugger

Have you checked our Giveaway page today? We kicked off a new giveaway with Sodderbug.com, and we'll be picking two lucky winners to win a $50 shopping spree each on Sodderbug's site. How fun!

I LOVE Sodderbug charms and just ordered one for myself, one for my daughter, and one for my mom. These one-of-a-kind charms are distinctive, unique accessories that let you remember an important person, quote, or even your child's artwork, wherever you go. Keep reading to find out how to enter this contest, and to see who won our last giveaway! Read More

We Have a New Giveaway...And a Winner from Our Last One!

Monday, February 28, 2011

By Katie Moosbrugger

Win a one-of-a-kind photo session for your family with Zoe Zen Photography! This includes a two-hour session and a 16 x 20 standout – all worth $275!  Click here to go straight to our Giveaway page. Keep reading to find out more! Read More

"The Best Love Story" Contest

Monday, February 28, 2011

By Rachel Hoeing
Do you know a bride or groom-to-be who has a beautiful love story?  We would love for you to pass along this contest brought to you by Zoe Lam photography and Cake & All Things Yummy.  The winner of this contest will win a FREE Bridal Portrait & $200 OFF the Wedding Collection from Zoe Lam Photography, $100 OFF a Wedding Cake from Cake and All Things Yummy, FREE Bridal Consultation from Social Solutions Wedding and Event Planning, and a FREE Trial Run hair and makeup session ($100 Value) from Updo's Studio.   Read More

We Have a Winner And a New Giveaway Today!

Monday, January 17, 2011

By Katie Moosbrugger

Congrats to Maria Glazener! She is the lucky reader who won a portrait session with Julie Wagoner of Uppercase Photography. We know she is going to love her session with Julie. And many thanks to Julie for offering this fantastic giveaway. It was a clear hit among our readers with the number of registrants we had!!!

Are you having fun yet? Because here we go again with another awesome giveaway... Read More

First Giveaway of 2011 Starts Tomorrow!

Sunday, January 02, 2011

By Katie Moosbrugger

One lucky reader will win a 2011 portrait session with Uppercase Photography and their choice of either a beautifully framed 10x10 print OR two framed 5x5 prints.  Uppercase Photography offers unique custom frames in a wide variety of colors and styles to compliment your portraits.  This wonderful giveaway is valued at $254. Read More