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This one. Right here. He totally stole our hearts.

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This precious angel was a dream to work with! She had us all wrapped around her little finger by the time she left (still sleeping, I might add)!

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This little guy is near and dear to our hearts, as he truly is a member of the Crider’s Family!  He was a dream to work with and we couldn’t have been more excited to take his first pictures!

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Spring Portrait time is upon us!  And trust us, you don’t want to wait too much longer.  Here are a few reasons why:

  • It’s not too hot.  By the time Memorial Day hits, that summer sun is blazing and you don’t want to look like you’ve just finished an African Safari in your family photos.
  • Everything is green and blooming.  April Showers bring May flowers, but sometimes they can knock all the blooms off.  The earlier in the season you get outside the more likely you are to have that great color that makes your portraits pop!
  • Bugs.  Although we often fight those dreaded inchworms, the real problems of mosquitoes and flies are not out in full force!  The last thing you want to do is be swatting a mosquito when your child finally has that perfect smile.
  • Lighting.  Evening spring lighting is perfect for family portraits, and even better, your husband is going to be off work before we even need to begin the session.  He won’t be able to use getting off of work as an excuse!

There are plenty of beautiful locations around our area that we are more than happy to travel to, including your own backyard (or front).  Don’t hesitate to call!  Check your schedule and call us today.  Evening appointments are limited and will fill up quickly!  And don’t forget to ask about our current booking special!

See below for some great clothing ideas!

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Ocean Isle Beach has been our second home for so many years! The local, laid-back atmosphere is perfect for growing families. We have met and made many great friends in the area and we can’t wait to head back down for the summer. If you love the beach as much as we do, you have to have a family portrait made on the sandy shores with the waves crashing in the background!
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We offer two sessions a day, one at sunrise and one at sunset. Either is a beautiful option, but both create a different look. For the beautiful colors that look like the sky has been painted by God’s paintbrush, you’ll definitely want to schedule a sunset appointment. Photo sessions take place at Sunset Beach and we stay in touch to make sure the weather conditions are perfect!
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Keep in mind, beach sessions are perfect for those families that come together at the beach for reunions, family vacations, etc. This is usually one of the few times that extended families get together and we have many families that take advantage of this opportunity. We photograph the family as a whole and will even break down to individual families! These keepsakes will help you preserve the wonderful memories that were made on your vacation.

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As always, we offer free portrait consultations to help you prepare for your session. We discuss everything from clothing options to where and how you will display your final products!

Don’t wait to schedule! Our beach appointments are very limited and will fill up quickly! You don’t want to miss out! Call today and ask about our early bird special!

For Accommodations at Ocean Isle or Sunset Beach, check out our friends a Williamson Realty!

Wedding season is here!!  The flowers are blooming and birds are chirping.  It is definitely the season of love and new beginnings.  There are so many options out there for wedding venues, photographers, caterers, etc. The decision can be quite overwhelming.
 
As you are making those critical decisions, it is important to do your homework and know what you want ahead of time.  We are always available for brides-to-be, and mothers too, to come by our Mooresville studio to see our work and talk more about what to look for in a wedding photographer. Leigh Anne is always happy to do consultations with brides-to-be and to share her experiences with them as to what to be sure to ask for and to be careful of.  In the many years we have been in business, we see so many brides who are disappointed after the wedding because they did not know what to ask/expect of their photographer.  The important thing to know when interviewing photographers, florists, DJs, etc., is to know the right questions to ask!!
 


 
Many times a wedding is one of the few times that extended family has a chance to get together, so be sure to include lots of family shots in your list.  Reception and candid photos are always fun, but be sure that your photographer is also capturing those important moments with the bride with her family and the groom with his family, especially grandparents.  Those are the most intimate times that you want to remember.
 
Crider’s wedding  packages are customized based on each bride’s needs and wants.  We do offer digital only packages, but we also have packages that include albums and prints.   We can even create packages that include Save the Date photos,  the Engagement Session, and the Bridal Portrait Session.  Since we are a portrait studio, and have been doing weddings for over 20 years, we still believe in archiving your wedding day through prints and albums.  The younger generation likes the instant gratification of the digital files so that they can share with friends and family.  However, we also believe that printing your images is so vitally important to the preservation of those memories.  Call us anytime to set up a free consultation.

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