And Baby Makes Three – Clemson Area Family Photography

Oh Baby! Sweet Baby. I had a wonderful time photographing my friend’s granddaughter, now 8 months old. She’s full of fun expressions, sitting up, smiling, growing teeth and so huggable. Her parents were visiting so Clemson’s waterfront Abernathy Park gave us the perfect setting for a family portrait, baby portraits and photos with grandmas! It’s a Carolina summer, so it was hot, but the pavilion gave us nice shade and soft light for flattering portraiture. Nanine Hartzenbusch Photography is in full swing, booked up with extended family portraits, grandchild portraits, babies and all our loved ones. Late summer and early Fall are great times to book your family or child portraits, creating memories to keep and share, for your walls or your special holiday greeting card. Contact Nanine at to book your summer or fall portrait!


Fun with Grandchildren ~ Lake Keowee

Happy Fall! Visiting grandchildren and their families make for great moments you’ll want to capture in portraits. This sweet family recently gathered from several states away at the lake.  After they selected their coordinated clothing colors, we chose our walking path along the lake as a great spot for portraits. Pre-planning a family portrait to coordinate clothing, select a location and consider various family groupings is so important. That way, we are off and running on portrait day, to just focus on getting the best portraits of your family, as the details have already been taken care of. Don’t miss an opportunity to be in photographs with your sweet grandchildren, and also of you, as a couple. Often we focus on our children and grandchildren and forget to be in pictures. Please reach out to me at if you’d like to book your family portrait. I still have some availability through 2022 and the holiday season. Thank you!

Giving Thanks – Family Portrait Clients

In this season of gratitude, I am especially thankful for my family portrait clients. This past summer I was honored to photograph several family gatherings at Lake Keowee. Summer is a wonderful time at the lake, and there’s no better time to capture those memories with your loved ones. Children grow up, families evolve and moments are fleeting. Your family portraits displayed on your  walls or in fine art albums will serve to hold those memories of summer visits. Thank you for the opportunity to photograph your families! I have a few portrait sessions remaining for the holiday season, please contact me at if you’d like to schedule your family portrait. Thank you!




Celebrating Family – Lake Keowee Portrait Session

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 to book your portrait session! And here are our favorite shots from our portrait session.

Fun Outdoor Portraits of Sweet Sisters

Fun Outdoor Portraits of Sweet Sisters

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 to schedule your portrait session!





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 if you’d like to book your family portrait. I have availability on most weekday afternoons and some weekends in October and November.