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Archive: March, 2011



Three Sweet Siblings ~ A Fun Afternoon

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

A little while ago, I spent a fun afternoon with these three sweet siblings ~ brother, sister and baby boy. Mom wanted to surprise their father with portraits for Christmas so we had to keep it hushed. The children get major points for keeping this a secret from Dad so he could have a nice surprise on Christmas morning. We had a lot of fun photographing each child and baby brother too! Cute outfits and sweet smiles ~ to treasure for many years to come! And here are some of my favorites from this family photo session:

Workshop 2011 ~ Personal Family Photography

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

I am excited to offer Personal Family Photography ~ A Workshop with Nanine.

Spring is just around the corner and I’m sure you are looking forward to using your great digital cameras to capture your family’s moments, both special and ordinary.

I’ll share inspirations and tips on improving your every day family photos, vacation & youth sports photos.
Please join me on Saturday April 30, from 9 am till noon in  Charlotte for a fun-filled morning. This workshop is geared towards parents that are interested in understanding their cameras better and improving their family photos.

I will discuss:

* basics of photography ~ including lighting, composition & camera equipment
* developing your own photographic vision and finding inspiration
* editing, archiving and displaying your images
* personal photo critique and live portrait demonstration
* A gift bag with workshop handout, Photographing Your Family – A National Geographic Field Guide book, and other photo gifts

* coffee, tea and snacks will be served *
* South Charlotte location TBA *

$150

Please email Nanine at nanine@naninephoto.com to register for this workshop

Nanine Hartzenbusch has been a staff photographer at newspapers and wire services for over 20 years. She’s covered many parades, protests, county fairs and human interest stories. She worked for New York Newsday, The Associated Press, Reuters News Pictures, and most recently spent 11 years as a staff photographer at the Baltimore Sun. While at Newsday, she was part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage of the 1991 Union Square subway crash. In 2007 she started a business in Charlotte, NC, specializing in documentary family portraiture and editorial assignments. Nanine has taught workshops at Vision Workshops, Julia Dean Photographic Workshops and also teaches photojournalism classes at the Art Institute of Charlotte.


Giving Back ~ The Sarcoma Stomp

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

I recently met a remarkable woman ~ Paula Takacs. Paula is fighting a battle against a rare form of cancer, liposarcoma. Paula was diagnosed in November, 2004 shortly after the birth of her son, Graham, She and her husband Geof formed The Paula Takacs Foundation for Sarcoma Research to raise awareness and funding for Sarcoma research. Paula is an inspiration – through her numerous surgeries, chemotherapies, & radiation treatments she has managed to focus her energy on building her foundation and strives for a sense of normalcy for her family.

On Saturday, April 2, you will find me with my camera at the start/finish line of the Sarcoma Stomp at the McAlpine Creek Greenway in Charlotte.  I am honored to donate my photographic services to document the 5K Run/3K Fun Walk. What a better way to spend a Saturday morning in April with your family – running or walking and raising money to fight this rare form of cancer. Proceeds of this fundraiser will benefit Kristen Ann Carr Sarcoma Laboratory at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Your support will help fund modern research, clinical trials and give hope to this disease’s victims. Please consider participating in this worthy cause, as the actions of each person can make a difference.