Life is better at the Lake! I had a wonderful time photographing this sweet family (and their pup!) on Lake Keowee. Mom and Dad were excited to have their sons and girlfriends visit for a vacation and wanted to hire a professional portrait photographer to capture their moments together by their new home. (Thank you for thinking of me for this special portrait session!) The late afternoon light was gorgeous, and their smiles made the portraits so special. The lake and surrounding areas provide a perfect backdrop for your portraits of your family gatherings. Nanine Hartzenbusch Photography is now booking August and September portrait sessions. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your portrait session! And here are our favorite shots from our portrait session.
Y’all, I’d like to share my recent portraits with these sweet sisters.These girls had such beautiful smiles, curls and pretty dresses. We had so much fun creating a set of portraits for their parents and grandparents. Their giggles and laugher were music to my ears. I’m so glad I got to meet them and hope to see them again soon!
Spring is coming up from the ground and twinkling in the trees in South Carolina, where we live – daffodils, redbud, camellia and crocuses among other brilliant blooms. It’s giving me a sense of hope not only for the coming season but for the coming year. And what a year it has been. Covid-19 has touched so many, some more profoundly than others. We are looking forward to getting out, traveling more, seeing family members and yes, more portrait sessions in 2021!
Nanine Hartzenbusch Photography is committed to safe and healthy practices no matter what the local mandates say, so you can be rest assured that we are taking every precaution to make sure you feel safe. Easter and Spring are a great time for family or child portraits. My spring calendar has opened for portrait sessions – I’ll be available for portraits in Upstate SC, Charlotte, NC and Charleston, SC in April, May and June, please contact me at email@example.com to schedule your portrait session!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to book your family portrait. I have availability on most weekday afternoons and some weekends in October and November.
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
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 email@example.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)
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!