February 17th, 2016
It’s hard to believe that we are almost a month away from the start of Spring. Soon enough our landscapes will be awash in green and colorful blossoms. Charlotte area friends, please join me on Sunday April 17 at the McGill Rose Garden as I photograph ten families to benefit The Lunch Project, a Charlotte-based philanthropic organization that gives kids the fuel to learn — by providing hot lunches to Tanzanian school children and inspiring service in all children. Each portrait session will represent one day of hot lunches for the Lemanyata and Engorika schools, $85 provides for 900 lunches!
This will be my fifth year offering portrait mini-sessions! Our 15 minute sessions will produce a set of portraits just in time for Mother’s Day. Each participant will receive a matted gift print, nicely packaged in a pear green signature box with organza ribbon, suitable for framing or giving as a gift to the special Moms in your life. The McGill Rose garden is a magical setting and provides a perfect backdrop for your beautiful family, sibling or child portrait. Nanine brings her 25+ years experience as a photojournalist, photo editor, educator and community volunteer to you. Please contact Nanine Hartzenbusch at email@example.com to book your appointment. Sessions take place at the McGill Rose Garden between 3 pm and 6 pm, but must be booked in advance. I hope to see you Sunday April 17 !!
June 6th, 2014
I was so honored to photograph my friend’s daughter to celebrate her graduation from high school. We had a great time, and the garden provided a beautiful and relaxing setting. We came away with a set of portraits that will be cherished for years to come. Thank you for the opportunity to spend time with you, we had so much fun! Congratulations on your graduation and best wishes as you start your college years! And here are some of our favorites from our garden portrait session ~
May 11th, 2014
Today is Mother’s Day – a day to honor all mothers. I wish you all a happy day! Last month, we celebrated a little early, with an afternoon of mini-portrait sessions to benefit The Lunch Project, at the McGill Rose Garden. For three years we have been photographing beautiful families in a lovely urban garden to support The Lunch Project. We raised $850, which supports ten days of lunches for the school children in Lemanyata School in Arusha, Tanzania ~ 9000 lunches!
I am so honored to support The Lunch Project and all my wonderful friends that are volunteering in so many ways to build this philanthropic effort. And I am thankful. Many thanks to Rebecca Wofford for having the vision and courage to start The Lunch Project; to Kate Hindin for her tremendous support and good cheer; to Karisa Pennell who makes it possible for us to hold our event at the McGill Rose Garden; and to my sweet family ~ with me every step of the way. And last but not least, thank you to all the families that participated in our mini portrait sessions. We had so much fun ~ and here are some images from our special day:
February 11th, 2014
It’s hard to imagine the fragrance of roses with snow in our future, but before we know it spring will show her beautiful blooms. For a third year in a row I’ll be offering mini-portrait sessions at the McGill Rose Garden to benefit The Lunch Project, a Charlotte based philanthropic organization.
In honor of Mother’s Day, I will be offering 15 minute mini-portrait sessions to families and children on Sunday April 6, from 3-6 pm. The sessions are $100 and $85 from each session will be directly donated to The Lunch Project in your name (to cover the cost of feeding a hot lunch to the entire school!) Each participant will receive a gift print, just in time for Mother’s Day (May 11).
The Lunch Project has a simple goal – to give children the fuel to learn. The Lunch Project also works to inspire service in elementary school children in the U.S and aspires to be a platform for child philanthropy for global hunger relief in the schools. For several years, The Lunch Project has supported the Lemanyata Primary School near Arusha Town in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania with regular hot lunches. Recently, the model of The Lunch Project was adopted by Matimu Primary School in the Arusha District.
Please mark your calendars for Sunday afternoon April 6 ~ and email me with your preferred time ~ firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to working with you and your families to benefit Tanzanian school children!
November 5th, 2013
Fall is a wonderful time for family portraits and I had so much fun photographing this sweet family in their garden. This is our second portrait session in a couple of years and it was great to spend time together in the fall leaves! The boys are growing up so nicely. Mom came to the studio yesterday and narrowed down her portrait selections and it was great to have a chance to catch up, just the two of us. I still have session times available this fall, in time for the holiday season, so give me a call in the studio at 704.909.9963 or email me at email@example.com to inquire about a portrait session. I would love to work with you! In the meantime, please enjoy viewing our favorites from her family’s portrait session ~
October 1st, 2013
Congratulations, mom and dad, the moment you have been waiting for has finally arrived! Your child will be graduating from high school and there is so much to celebrate! Consider booking a portrait session to honor your child at this very special time in their life. This may also be a great time to photograph the whole family. You’ll want to supplement the standard school photos to celebrate this milestone with unique images. Fall or Spring are great seasons for outdoor portraits. I love photographing seniors ~ it’s such an exciting time and I enjoy bringing out the best in each of them. Along with your wall portraits, you’ll want some beautiful custom designed graduation announcements. Here is a sneak peek of what I’ve been up to ~ As always, designs may be customized to produce a unique keepsake and announce your special news! ~ So please contact me to book your senior portrait session at 704.909.9963 OR send me an email ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~ I would love to hear from you!