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Home for the Holidays

October 20th, 2014

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There’s no place like home for the holidays!

It has always been a pleasure of ours to hold a family portrait session at their home during the joyful Christmas season. These portraits are so special because of how personalized they can be. You get to share with us your beautiful decorations, your family heirlooms, and your holiday traditions. Whether we photograph your family in your foyer, by the fireplace, out front, or even of ya’ll rockin’ around your Christmas tree, we are sure to capture your cherished Christmas memories! 
 
There is always an excitement of opening a Christmas card and getting to see a beautiful family photo for the first time. Our clients adore our Christmas cards, from their designer quality to their individual touch, these cards will stand out above the rest. You can personalize your message, colors, design layout, and include some of your favorite photos from your session. Wish your friends and family a very merry Christmas with a card that they will keep and treasure for a lifetime!

The Greatest Love Story Contest

October 10th, 2014


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GRAND PRIZE BRIDAL PACKAGE
We are honored and thrilled to be partnering with so many local businesses. The grand prize bridal package value is approximately $1000.

  • Crider’s Photography is offering a free bridal portrait session, valued at $150.
  • R. Gregory Jewelers of Langtree (www.rgregoryjewelers.com) is offering a $100 gift card, perfect for accessorizing your big day, or the bridal party.
  • Willow Branch Florist (http://www.willowbranchflowers.com) is creating your beautiful fresh flowers bouquet for your Bridal Portrait session with us.
  • Beth & Company of Langtree (http://www.bethandcompany.com) is offering a Free Trial Bridal Make-up and Hair Style, which could be also used the day of your portrait session.
  • Jeffrey’s Restaurant of Mooresville (www.jeffreyslkn.com) is offering a $100 gift card. This is a perfect place for a rehearsal dinner or romantic evening for two.
  • La Patisserie of Mooresville (www.lapatisseriebakery.com) is offering a Honeymoon gift basket, full of delicious goodies to share the night of your wedding.
  • It Could Happen 2 You Embroidery is offering free Bridal Party Shirts.
  • Daveste’ Vineyards (http://www.daveste.com) is offering $100 off a Reception Package.

LOVE STORY CONTEST RULES
1. Your story and photo must be submitted by 5p.m. on October 31, 2014.
2. Your story must be within a 1000 word limit.
3. The top 5 stories will receive a free engagement portrait session from us, Crider’s Fine Art Portraiture!
4. From there, the top 5 entries will promote their story and engagement photos via social media to vote for the best couple through a link that we send out for you to share.
5.The couple that receives the most votes wins!
6. All entries must grant permission to let us promote their stories and photographs for any marketing purposes including, print, social media, our blog, and website.
7. Engagement session winners will be notified by Wednesday, November 7, 2014. Engagement sessions must be photographed by November 25, 2014.
8. The Grand Prize winner will be announced on Monday December 15, 2014.
9. TO ENTER CLICK HERE

Lake Norman Family Celebrates New Chapter in Life
 
We are always humbled by every new client who calls our studio to make an appointment, and this family was no exception. We had such a lovely time photographing this sweet, beautiful family and their two Boston Terriers. This couple, Maureen and Patrick, got engaged just the day before, and you could really see their excitement during their session! Patrick and his children were happy to welcome Maureen and her two canine babies into their family. We were thrilled to capture this special time in their life. These family portraits turned out stunning, and we were honored to spend the afternoon with them!
 
It is so important to capture the many precious stages of your family’s life. Time seems to slip past us so quickly and before you know it, its gone! That is why is it so important to capture those memories through photographs. It is amazing how much can change from one year to the next. And 2014 is the perfect year to update your family portrait.
 
Check out the video below to see some of the beautiful photos from this session!
 

A Magical Christmas at Crider’s
September 24, 2014
 
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It may only be September, but Santa Claus is coming to Crider’s Photography in just 7 weeks!
 
As promised for today, we are announcing our other magical session, called “The Magic of Christmas”! This designer set features a cozy living room that is decked with all the holiday trimmings. We’ve got a beautiful Christmas tree with garland, ornaments, ribbons, and plush furniture decor that will make you feel right at home.
 
Santa himself will be bringing his list to check to see if your child was naughty or nice. Plus, we will have milk and fresh-baked, chocolate chip cookies for your child and Santa to enjoy! Be sure to have your child bring a letter to Santa. And of course, Santa’s magic will light up the room with holiday cheer! These sessions will be held on November 6th – 8th. You do not want to miss out on your chance to capture those adorable childhood moments with Santa Claus!
 
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A Magical Christmas at Crider’s ~Part 1
 
We are kicking off this Christmas season with a brand new session you are not going to want to miss out on. Our “A Frozen World” session is a once in a lifetime experience for your daughter to feel like a little princess! Similar to our Sugar Plum Fairies session, we are digitally embellishing the magical snowflakes that glisten off your daughter’s fingertips. We’ve created a custom, handmade set that truly captures all the enchantment of the movie.
   
The background also includes a frozen pond, wintery trees, and an ice castle in the distance. The dress your daughter will wear is a beautiful hand-sewn gown that we provide. Plus, we have dress sizes from 18 months to a child size 12. Limited sessions are available on October 23, 24, and 25th.
Let your princess sparkle this Christmas season!
 
This week we will be announcing all of our Christmas 2014 sessions. So stay tuned with our blog this Wednesday to see when Santa Claus is coming to town!

Back to School Mini-Sessions

September 17th, 2014

Back To School Mini-Sessions
September 17, 2014

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Have you ever wanted a risk-free way to give Crider’s a try? Our “Back to School” mini sessions are perfect for first time customers who want to see what the Crider’s experience is all about! These mini sessions are going to be much like your traditional school fall pictures, but amplified. This is a great way to document those sweet childhood stages throughout the years.
 
We will take different poses, capture those cute little smiles, and let you sit back and relax while we do all the work! With Crider’s, you get a stress-free break from your day to unwind and rest. Don’t worry. We’ve got this covered.
 
We will be holding these sessions the afternoons of September 19th & 24th and you will view your photos right after. Packages start at $35. And guess what?! We’re even offering a Digital CD available with the purchase of any package! This is something we rarely do–so don’t miss your chance! Plus, if you call by September 18th to book your appointment, your session fee is FREE! See? You really have nothing to lose on this mini-session.
 
These times go fast so call us today!

Fall at the Farm

September 12th, 2014

Fall at the Farm
September 12, 2014
 
Even though it may feel like a blistering hot summer outside in Mooresville this week, we are so excited for the crisp, cool Autumn air coming this fall. When the leaves fall and sprinkle the ground with color, we know it is the perfect time to hold an outside family portrait session! We can travel to any location for your session, or even your own backyard. But there is a place we love to shoot these fall portraits–Fisher Farms.
 
Fisher Farms gives you that country chic, gorgeous family portrait that can be displayed in your household during any season. Fisher Farms is located in Davidson, NC and we will be holding sessions on Friday October 10th, and Saturday October 11th. Of course, we would accommodate other session dates by request. This place has a rustic barn, open fields, and even an old red pickup truck.
 
Below are some pictures of some wonderful family portraits we have done in recent years. If you’ve ever taken a tour of our studio, you might have noticed a few these portraits on display. Take note on their choices and colors of clothing. We suggest colors like cream, brown, plum, burnt orange, mustard or gold, and navy.
 
For Crider’s, Fall is all about change (and maybe pumpkin spice lattes!). It’s time to update your family portrait this year during this beautiful autumn season!
 
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Welcome To Our Blog!

September 8th, 2014

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New Beginnings at Crider’s Photography 
September 8th, 2014
 
Who said you had to wait until New Year’s to make a change?
 
Crider’s Photography has always been known for being the best in the business, capturing the perfect photo every single time. We also have been known for having exceptional customer service. We love getting to know each and every one of our clients. It has been amazing to be able to photograph a baby in the early 90s, and to be taking their high school senior pictures now. I mean, what a journey! YOU are so special to us! And none of these things are going to change. So what is?
 
We are re-branding, reinventing, and re-conceptualizing our business. We are shifting from our traditional roots and stepping up our game. We’ve created new gorgeous sets and ideas for sessions, such as A Frozen World. We scoped out a breath-taking, premier location site for family portraits this fall. We’re offering new products that are in high demand. Phillip Crider can transform an already fantastic photograph into an extraordinary masterpiece.
 
It’s a new beginning for Crider’s Photography. And we want you to stick along for the journey. We started this blog as a way to reach out to our clients. We want to know what you want in a photographer, and what types of products you’re in the market for. On this blog, we will be posting fun little articles, special promotions, senior spotlights, and most importantly, the stories behind our client’s photographs. We hope to inspire, encourage, and entertain you.
 
As Bob Dylan sang, “For The Times They Are A Changin‘ “.  And so are we. So stop in or give us a call. We’d love to hear from you!

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