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The Number One Reason to hire a PPA Photographer
 
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Attention to Detail, Experience, Education—these are all outstanding reasons to hire a PPA Certified Photographer. But what do we think is the number one reason?
 
Attention to detail
Your photographer will pay attention to the detail. Stray hairs are smoothed out and ties are straightened. Babies are posed right down to the position of their hands. Blankets are smoothed out. Background clutter is removed. Even the time of your appointment is carefully planned. Every part of your session is carefully orchestrated to ensure that you get the best images possible.
 
Experience
A professional photographer has done it before; they’ve photographed a variety of events and portraits and have been exposed to many subjects and conditions. There is no shortcut to experience, and you take a tremendous gamble with a first-timer or an inexperienced photographer not knowing what to do at various points during your shoot. Professionals know intuitively to take extra shots of crucial moments in case anyone blinks or has an awkward expression. They know the ins and outs of posing and can make subjects look natural in any setting. They anticipate angles and approaches for each scene. They have experience in guiding groups of every size for optimal results.
 
Education
Just like in any other field, PPA Professional photographers have endless hours of training and experience. It takes years and a lot of hard work to hone photography skills. Your photographer will have spent a lot of time and money educating themselves on how to compose your images and light them well to create a lovely gallery of images for you to choose from. However, that is only the beginning. A true professional photographer is an artist from start to finish. They start with the image from the camera, but they can take that image and enhance it digitally for optimal color, saturation, and quality. This experience only comes with years of study in darkrooms and digital classes.
 
One of the goals of most sessions is to produce images that will be enlarged and framed for the wall. This is an investment in your home and can enhance a room. You spend a lot of time and hard earned money furnishing your room. A final touch of professional images of your family only makes sense.
 
The number one reason to hire a professional photographer is that once that special day is over, the kids are grown up, or you’ve said “I do”– it is now a precious memory. Those moments cannot be relived. Weddings, maternity images, newborn images, senior year, and other important milestones only happen once. These photos will take you back to that time or that day, to a place where you can almost smell the flowers and touch the perfect, soft newborn skin. It is definitely worth hiring the very best to capture those precious memories.

We are so excited to share our super exciting news with all of you.  Crider’s Photography and Fine Art Portraiture is pleased to announce that starting August 2015, Phillip, our Nationally Certified Professional Photographer, will begin offering photography classes and workshops to the general public!  With 23 years of photography knowledge, from film photography to digital photography, from technical information to the art of design, Phillip is excited to help you expand your knowledge of this wonderful industry!   Phillip has been an instructor/mentor to professional photographers throughout the years, but has never brought it to the photography novice.  In his classes, Phillip will focus on the very basics of photography and the DSLR camera. This experience is perfect for anyone who wishes to venture from the automatic settings on their camera into a true understanding of the many features a DSLR offers. These classes are very basic and do not require prior camera experience to attend.  If you simply have a desire to improve the quality of your own photographs, Phillip’s first class offering, 7 Steps to Better Photography, is a great place to start!!
 
We are so thrilled to venture into this new and exciting time in our business!  We look forward to working with all of you!!
 
For more information, please click HERE
 
PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

Southern Charm Easter

March 13th, 2015

Southern Charm Easter with live Bunnies!
 
You are in for a special treat for Easter 2015! We will be photographing on Friday, March 20th and Saturday, March 21 on this adorable Southern Charm Antebellum background! We will have real, live bunnies that your children will just love getting to hold and play with! These pictures are just going to be simply gorgeous! We would love to photograph your children this Easter! These easter pics would make great gifts and will be cherished for years to come!
 
Call today for the best appointment time @ (704) 664-1485
 
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Beach Session Special!

February 23rd, 2015

If your family is headed for the beach around 4th of July weekend, be sure to book an appointment to capture your beautiful summer 2015 memories! With the gorgeous sunset behind you, there truly is not a more beautiful backdrop!

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What does your Business Headshot say about you?
 
The other day, I happened to see an ad for a business professional and was surprised to see his business headshot.
It was awful.
It looked like it could have been taken with an iPhone.
The lighting was bad. The quality was poor. There was no “enhancing” done to the image.
Overall, the image was not much better than a “selfie” that you might see on Instagram or Facebook.
 
I started wondering WHY? Why would someone who is in business (no matter what business) make the decision to have their image be portrayed in such poor light? I mean, we all learned in Marketing 101 that the first impression is the most important impression, right? So the first impression he has made on me is one of lack of quality, attention to detail and genuine lack of care for his professional “image”.
 
Whether you choose Crider’s to do your professional headshots (which you should!), or you choose some other professional, PLEASE do yourself a favor: Get a Professional Business Portrait taken.
 
We have a $95 Business Portrait Package that includes:
A 15 Minute Portrait Session
One Image on CD or by Email
Image is Fully Retouched so that you look your best
Stay after your session to immediately view your images
Additional Image on CD for $69.50
 
We offer other Business Portrait Packages that include prints and even Business Cards. We can do anything from Traditional to Contemporary and everything in between. We can even go on location to the place of your choice, should that be of interest to you. Whatever your style, whatever your line of work, we can capture you in the perfect light.
 
Let’s start off 2015 right with a NEW professional portrait!
 

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Coastal North Carolina & South Carolina Family Beach Photography
 
As you book your family’s next Beach Vacation for 2015, be sure to schedule an evening with Crider’s Photography to capture those beautiful beach memories with your family.  
With the gorgeous sunset behind you, there truly is not a more beautiful backdrop!  
 
Beach Portraits by Crider’s Photography has been photographing families and children for over almost thirty years, servicing Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Wilmington, Calabash, Holden Beach, Carolina Beach, and other Coastal NC & SC beaches. Although we primarily photograph at Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach, NC, we have traveled as far as Hilton Head, SC.
 
No matter where you choose to have your family vacation, we will travel to you! Beach Portraits by Crider’s Photograophy specializes in creative beach photography, family portraits, baby photography and even wedding photos. Don’t let another year’s family vacation pass by!
 
Call to schedule your Beach Photo Session:
(704) 664-1485
 
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