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Celebrate Your 2018 Grad with a Portrait

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

The leaves are out in full color and what a great time to book a portrait session for your Class of 2018 Senior! I have a few sessions available in November and December. If you want to start thinking ahead, we are also starting to book  sessions for Spring 2018. The senior year flies by with many “last” celebrations. Take time out for what’s important: capturing these moments in images before they leave high school. You’ll be glad you did!   Let me share images of my recent senior sessions so you can see the possibilities!

Happy Fall, Y’all

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

The leaves are beginning to turn and there is a chill in the air. Finally! We are keeping busy at Nanine Hartzenbusch Photography photographing families, seniors, little ones and business portraits. In the next few weeks, I’ll be writing about each of these portrait sessions and showing you some fun images and how they can be used.

Think about installing a family portrait wall! Or have me design a custom holiday card to send to your cherished friends and family. Perhaps you have a graduation senior ~ Let me capture some spectacular images now, before they head off, and create a custom graduation announcement/party invitation as well.

Maybe you are expecting a child. Let me photograph your beautiful maternity portraits and follow up with newborn, six month and one year portraits. 25+ years of experience and counting. Custom portrait photography is just that – Custom to YOU – to your surroundings, to your experiences. Each day brings new hope, new opportunities. There is no time like the present to book your portrait session.

Please give me a call at 704.909.9963 or drop me a line at nanine@naninephoto.com. We are getting busy as the season unfolds, but I have session times available during the weekdays and on some select weekends. I hope to hear from you soon!

Nanine’s Senior Garden Portraits Saturday May 13

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

It’s not too late for Senior portraits, just in time for graduation! As a special offer to celebrate our Seniors, I’ll be photographing my Simplicity Senior Portrait sessions on Saturday, May 13. Eight appointments  will be made available on a first come, first served basis:

10:00 am, 10:45 am, 11:30 am, 12:15 pm, 2 pm, 2:45 pm, 3:30 pm and 4:15 pm.

Please contact me at 704.909.9963 or nanine@naninephoto.com  to book your time with me.

Please SHARE this blog post to those you think might be interested in a Senior Simplicity Portrait Session.
Thank you!!

 Here are the details:

Saturday May 13

Location – My South Park Garden

Session lasts 30 minutes

5 Digital images of your choice on flash drive

15-20 proofs shown

One Senior per session

$275 per session

Nanine’s Experience:

Nanine has 25+ years experience as a photojournalist, family portrait and corporate photographer. She was part of the New York Newsday team awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Reporting in 1992. Her clients include The New York Times, The Washington Post, South Park Magazine, The Charlotte Observer, PNC Bank, Cooking Light, Organic Gardening, Franklin & Marshall College, Lehigh University, Haverford College and many prominent Charlotte and Washington DC area families. Nanine teaches Photojournalism at the Knight School of Communication, Queens University, and Photography workshops. She donates her photographic & design services to the MACS Education Foundation, Charity League, The Lunch Project and the Mental Health Association of the Carolinas.

Meet me in the Rose Garden

Wednesday, 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 nanine@naninephoto.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 !!

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Celebrating Graduation with a Senior Portrait

Friday, 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 ~

 

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A Very Special Day

Sunday, 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:

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Celebrating Your Senior

Tuesday, 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 ~ nanine@naninephoto.com ~ I would love to hear from you!

 

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A Twilight Portrait Session in the Park

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

I enjoyed photographing these three sweet siblings in the park at twilight. The sun was setting, the light gorgeous and what a beautiful setting! I love bringing out the best in each child, to create a lasting keepsake. And here are some of my favorite images from our session in the park:

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Happy Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Happy Mother’s Day everyone! Today we’ll take time to smell the roses and stroll the paths at the McGill Rose Garden in Charlotte, a Mother’s Day family tradition. If you have not been, please consider visiting today or any other day. It’s a lovely city block filled with roses and lots of other flowers, trees, bushes, grasses, sculptures and even a rail car. An oasis in the city, an unexpected surprise, a place of peace and contemplation. Last month I spent an afternoon photographing ten mini-portrait sessions to benefit The Lunch Project, a Charlotte based philanthropy that helps feed school children in Tanzania a hot lunch. I am thrilled to write a check today that will support ten lunch days at the Lemanyata School or 9,000 lunches. It costs $85 to feed 900 children a lunch. Please visit The Lunch Project on Facebook or their website to learn more about this wonderful organization. Our portrait mini-sessions included children, families, moms, dads, dogs, giant cookies and lots of laughs. It was a fun day and everyone received a matted gift print ready for gift giving or for keeping. Here are some portraits from our special day in the garden ~

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A Midwinter Family Portrait Session

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

I enjoyed photographing this beautiful family ~ in the outdoors of midwinter. Mom and Dad wanted nice portraits of their oldest son, who is graduating from high school this year – for his senior portraits and to mark this important milestone, and they also wanted keepsake portraits of their whole family, the siblings and each child. I strive to bring out the best in each of the families I photograph, and we had a lot of fun that afternoon! People often ask me when the best time is to photograph their children and I say the time is NOW ~ children are precious at any age, in every season, and commissioning a portrait is the best gift you’ll ever give your family. Spring is just around the corner and a great time for family portraits, so take a look at your calendar and send me a message {nanine@naninephoto.com} so we can book a special time for you! As for this sweet family, their portraits have been ordered and are getting framed as I write this! Can’t wait to deliver them! But in the meantime, here are some of my favorites from our afternoon in the great outdoors ~

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