Fun Family Lakeside Portraits

I had so much fun photographing this sweet family by Lake Hartwell in Clemson. Mom and Dad wanted photos of their girls, and grandmother visiting was a plus! We chose the dock to give different vantage points, and for their girls to have fun and relaxed portraits. Late afternoon light is warm and flattering and the water and the shore as a backdrop gave us many options. The girls’ flowy dresses made for super fun portraits. I’m so glad we were able to spend time together, capturing sweet moments to make great keepsakes.

Fall is a lovely time for family and child portraits. The colors are vibrant and the air is cooler. The lakes are gorgeous, but so are the mountains, rivers, hiking trails and downtown Seneca, Clemson, Easley, Greenville, SC, Highlands and Cashiers, NC. As we head into the holidays, portraits are perfect for holiday cards and cherished family gifts. Please contact me at nanine@naninephoto.com if you’d like to book your family portrait. I have availability on most weekday afternoons and some weekends in October and November.

A New Season – Updated Website

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!
Cheers,
Nanine

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

 

Fun in the Garden

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!

McGill Rose Garden Event Booking Quickly!

Need an updated, unfussy family portrait in a BEAUTIFUL setting? Come to the McGill Rose Garden in North Charlotte on May 5 or 6 to participate in our annual Celebrate Spring! mini-portrait sessions. The warmer weather and garden blooms will give you the perfect backdrop for a family, sibling, teen or child portrait. These sessions are also perfect for an outdoor business portrait or a quick senior or graduation portrait. Your session lasts 15 minutes, and I’ll provide you with 10-15 proofs to choose your complimentary image. $100 of your $125 fee will be donated to The Charity League of Charlotte.

You’ll receive a professionally produced portrait session AND proceeds benefit Charity League’s literacy and classroom success initiatives. An absolute Win-Win! With your session you will receive one complimentary gift print. You’ll also be able to purchase additional print and digital portrait collections. To schedule your portrait, select a time slot below and email me at nanine@naninephoto.com – I’ll confirm your appointed time and send you details. Thank you for your continued support of Nanine Hartzenbusch Photography’s annual Celebrate Spring! Mini-Portrait sessions at the McGill Rose Garden that benefit a local non-profit.

Available Portrait Session Appointments:

Saturday May 5: 10 am, 10:20 am, 10:40 am, 11 am, 11:20 am, 11:40 am
Sunday May 6: 1:20 pm, 1:40 pm, 2 pm (BOOKED) 2:20 pm 2:40 pm 3 pm (BOOKED)

Giving Back to our Charlotte Community

Charlotte, NC, gives a lot. In fact, the Queen City was named the most socially responsible big city in the U.S., by the Conscious Consumer Spending Index ranking in this Charlotte Observer article last November. Charlotte is home to more than 400 non-profits, according to Share Charlotte, which aims to engage the community with charitable organizations.

Here at Nanine Hartzenbusch Photography, we are proud to support area non-profits through silent auction and other donations. This spring we are donating portrait sessions to The Salvation Army , The Ronald McDonald House and the Charity League of Charlotte.

We are also excited to host a mini-portrait session event at the McGill Rose Garden on Saturday May 5 and Sunday May 6 to benefit the Charity League of Charlotte. The McGill Rose Garden is a gorgeous setting for portraits. This historic urban North Charlotte garden, filled with rose bushes and other flowers will sing “Spring!” into your portraits. Charity League is near and dear to my heart. I’ve been a proud member for nine years; seven of them I’ve served on the board including two years as President. The League has assisted Charlotte children in need for almost 100 years. Your participation in this event will help us with our literacy and learning initiatives with Charlotte area students. Please see details in the flier below and contact us soon, these sessions will book up quickly!

Brothers in a Winter Garden

I had a blast photographing two sisters’ families on a recent trip to the DC area. They live on opposite sides of the country so we celebrated with a portrait session during their holiday visit. The weather was freezing but that did not stop their sons from enjoying the great outdoors and running around the garden.Their mother and the boys’ grandmother was able to join in, which made for wonderful multi-generational portraits. Thank you for the opportunity to photograph your families and your sweet and fun boys!