Now booking Class of 2021 Senior Portraits. I have weekday afternoon and some weekend times available in October and the first two weeks of November. Contact me at email@example.com to inquire about bookings. Visit my website to see my work. Hope to see y’all soon!
Ch-ch-ch-changes happening here at Nanine Hartzenbusch Photography! First, we moved from Charlotte, NC to the shores of Lake Keowee near Clemson and Seneca, SC in the spring. It is beautiful here, and we love living on the lake near the mountains with so many outdoor places to explore. With the move came a major website update ~ to reflect recent work, a more intuitive design, and helpful information about our portrait sessions and what to expect. Please visit the website and let me know your thoughts in the comments below. I’ll be adding a portrait display gallery – to show you how your family portraits can be displayed ~ on your walls, in fine art albums or image boxes. And for my repeat clients I’ll be adding a “Then and Now” gallery ~ I’ve enjoyed seeing your children grow up, in portraits!
So… what does this mean to you? I am available for portrait sessions in more areas now! I am excited to work with new clients in the Upstate SC areas of Lake Keowee, Lake Hartwell and Clemson, Seneca, Anderson and Greenville. I will be returning to Charlotte about once a month (stay tuned for my visit dates to book your portraits) and I venture up to the DC metro area several times a year to work with my clients there. If you are visiting this area, I’ve discovered lovely locations for portraits – on the lake, botanical gardens, flower farms and stunning downtown Greenville. Please follow this blog and sign up for my monthly newsletter to receive news about upcoming portrait sessions. I look forward to working with y’all!
P.S. I have been having so much fun exploring the area with my camera. Stay tuned for a post on the lake area’s beauty
I had a lovely time photographing this sweet three-year old boy and his mom in the garden. He was so playful and sweet. I loved all his different expressions! His grandma had bid on and won a portrait session at the Charlotte, NC American Heart Association’s gala fundraiser – the 2019 Heart Ball. So we had a lot of fun in this South Park, Charlotte area garden, and grandma gets to have a keepsake portrait from her auction win! A win-win all around. Nanine Hartzenbusch Photography supports area non-profits in the Charlotte, NC and the Upstate, SC area by donating a portrait session and a print to silent auction fundraisers. And here are my favorite images from our session in the garden!
I had a great time photographing this beautiful Senior student heading to college. We arranged portraits in a gorgeous South Park garden, with lots of possibilities for backgrounds. She had several different outfits, to show her versatility and sense of fun. Now, I’ve designed her senior announcements; graduation is almost here! Very exciting times for her and for her family. Thanks for a fun day in the garden!
This week, I’m happy to share with you my favorite images from a recent personal project. Images of Hope was a challenge I gave myself to find an image each day during the season of Lent that expressed a message of hope. In Lents of past I typically give up something – sweets, alcohol, processed foods, fewer electronics, etc. This year, though, I looked up at the sky and saw a nest in the raw branches of a winter tree. A symbol of hope and new life. I decided to start with that image and try to find an image each day. Most days I did, although I did miss a few. I posted them on my Facebook and Instagram pages with the hashtag #ImagesOfHope.
The project helped me to become more aware of my immediate surroundings, and view the quality of light, shapes and texture with a more focused lens. In finding images that expressed hope, I too, felt a greater sense of hope and peace within my community. Peace be with you all!