We are so excited that spring is in the air! That means its time for bunnies and bare feet! It’s always a true joy each year to see the excitement on the children’s faces as they come into the studio adorned in their colorful spring clothing and interact with the fluffy bunnies!

This year we are bringing back one of our most popular sets of all times. It is a spin-off of a Thomas Kincaid background and the children will appear as if they are seated on a garden wall surrounded by beautiful flowers.

This is a timeless set that compliments all spring colors! In the past, bright blues, pinks and purples have created the best portraits, but honestly, anything will work beautifully!

We are now scheduling appointments for March 18 & 19. Schedule early to make sure you get the time you need!!




We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day for our Spring Open House.  It was wonderful to see everyone’s smiling faces as they shopped around with our vendors, enjoyed some fabulous wine and got to see what’s happening at the studio in the coming months!  Those that attended not only received any session they scheduled at half-price, but they also got to draw an egg for some great door prizes.

Enjoy these photos from the event and mark your calendars for our Christmas Open House coming in September!

Coming for Easter 2016…


Princess Tea Parties at Daveste Vineyards…_MG_9561

Spring & Summer Family Portraits…_MG_9562

Lullabies with Leigh Anne on Display…


Stick it to Ya Designs…


Custom Laser Engraving USA…_MG_9568

Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski…


Daveste Vineyards…_MG_9573

Gourmet Plantation…


JaMisha Gross with Spatalaos Salon…_MG_9585

And the beautiful LeeAnn Little with the L Squared Style Truck was here with us showing off the latest styles!  Thank you all for a wonderful Open House!


A few weeks ago, we announced that we were going back to our roots, the thing that started this business so many years ago: newborn babies.  In the last two weeks, we have had so much fun shopping and finding models.  We’ve had the great honor to meet new mommies and their precious little newborns and there are still more to come!

Crider’s Fine Art Portraiture is excited to announce our newest division: “Lullabies with Leigh Anne.”  Leigh Anne is truly lit up with passion over photographing newborns and we are all on board with her!  We are bringing our sophisticated, classy and distinguished touch to babies.   Leigh Anne’s vision for these sessions is to capture the essence of what a newborn baby is: natural, fresh and soft.  Our two hour sessions offer a variety of distinct styles with a hands on approach that allow every new mommy to sit back, relax and enjoy watching the magic unfold!
Our new division is open to 10 newborns a month.  You can reserve your spot by filling out our online form or calling our studio!  Sessions can be scheduled early, so call as soon as you find out the good news!!  As with all of our sessions, we offer free consultations for you to tour the studio, meet the photographers and so that we can learn how to make this the best portrait experience for you and your little one!


We had so much fun at our Christmas Open House, we’re doing it again and we can’t wait to see you all! As before, our friends from Daveste Vineyards will be on hand to offer complimentary wine tastings as you browse around the studio and our fabulous business partners to see what’s coming up at Crider’s Fine Art Portraiture in the next few months.

We’re also excited to have two wonderful ladies and their awesome boutique businesses with us this spring! Leeann Little and the L Squared Style Truck will be onsite to showcase the upcoming Spring Clothing Collection and help you prepare for your family portraits! Also, Carly Wilkinson with Stick it to Ya Designs will be with us! Carly is the go-to gal for all things monogrammed and embroidered and is launching a new line of boutique items for children and adults!  More vendors will be announced soon!

We suggest making this a girl’s night! Grab a sitter and swing by our studio from 4-8p before heading out to dinner with the ladies! As always, if you pre-register (see below) you’ll be entered twice for our door prize drawings! So get to registering, and be sure to check back for our updated vendor list! See you all soon!!!

Super Bowl 50! Here we come!  We’re so excited for our home team, the Carolina Panthers, as they hit the road for California!  We know many of you are proud members of the Panther Nation and we want to help you show your pride!  Starting this Friday, we are offering family mini sessions with a portion of the proceeds going to support the HEARTest Yard Foundation.

The HEARTest Yard Foundation was started by Greg Olsen and his wife Kara as parents who have experienced the heartbreaking reality of having a child with congenital heart disease.  The foundation works in conjunction with Levine Children’s Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center and helps to provide CHD children and their families with in-home, private nursing care, psychical therapy and speech therapy among other benefits.

Show your pride and support a great cause!!

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