Georgetown Fine Art Family Portraits

Georgetown Fine Art Family Portraits

Twenty five people = Four families = One portrait.

More family photos after the jump! --->

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Getting Ready for Your Custom Portrait

Getting Ready for Your Custom Portrait

You have booked your session. CONGRATULATIONS. You are about to experience a completely custom, unique-to-you makeover and photoshoot to create gorgeous fine art portraits that show you off to the world!

So... now what?

Now..... you prepare. Just a few things to do as you get ready for your big day! 

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Cozumel... Roatan... Belize

Cozumel... Roatan... Belize

Some of you have been following this blog since 2013 where I weekly blogged our 6-week spring/summer trip from Minneapolis to the west coast to the southwest. So in the spirit of 2013, I'm thrilled to share some images from our trip. 

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A Horse and His Girl

A Horse and His Girl

She is, in every sense of the word, a woman. Powerful, beautiful, wise, graceful, and tough as nails...

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Alva

Alva

I was sure she would say no, but I had to try, so I asked if she would model for me and to my astonishment and delight she said yes in the prettiest English accent I've ever heard. 

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Xander - A Georgetown, TX Personal Branding

Xander - A Georgetown, TX Personal Branding

Sometimes headshot and personal branding isn't supposed to be suit-and-tie, all buttoned up, clean shaven. Sometimes they are supposed to look like you got up and walked of the Art of Manliness blog and sat down in a photo studio. 

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Mommy & Me Boutique Portrait - Georgetown, TX

Mommy & Me Boutique Portrait - Georgetown, TX

"There's a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother's story, because hers is where yours begin.”

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Georgetown Christmas Newborn and Family Session

Georgetown Christmas Newborn and Family Session

Is there even anything better than a baby at Christmas? 

Even though the majority of the portraits I take are now in my new Georgetown photography studio on the square, I still relish the chance to do a lovely "Lifestyle" shoot with a family or newborn. 

What makes a lifestyle shoot different from a studio shoot? A few things...

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Fine Art Family Christmas Portraits

From wedding to maternity to newborn to every family photo, one of my favorite things is being there from the beginning and becoming the family photographer. Nothing is as sacred as family, and being present in their lives every year is an honor. 

Fine Art Mother & Daughter Portraits - Georgetown

Fine Art Mother & Daughter Portraits - Georgetown

Megan said this to me afterwards:

You made me feel really pretty, Anna... I haven’t felt that in a long time. I’m serious, I cried. You really blew my mind! I love my photos, I will cherish them always.

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Women of a "Certain Age"...

Women of a "Certain Age"...

The other day a contact of mine introduced me to her friend as a photographer who "takes the most beautiful portraits of women 'of a certain age'".  It caught me off guard and struck me as funny until I thought about it a little bit more. 

Why, if you are no longer 25, are you somehow not allowed to exist in beautiful photos? Shouldn't you, of all people, have the right to have gorgeous photos taken of yourself? You have survived this life - more than that, you have lived it to the hilt. Be proud of that. Show it off. It's written on your face, your hands, your body. Save it for your grandchildren, your great grandchildren. We have fine art papers now that last 100 years or more. Do you realize the significance of that? Your great, great, great granchildren can appreciate their ancestry in an ever changing an digital world. Give them your tangible beauty to hold on to. 

You owe it to them. You owe to yourself.

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