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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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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!

 

Happy New Year!!  As we ring in the new year, we always like to reflect on the past year and all of the great memories.  2015 was a busy year for the studio!  We were blessed to meet so many new families as well as see many of our returning clients!  It is always so wonderful to see our Crider’s “kids” year after year and to watch them grow.  It is such an honor to be a part of each family and to have the opportunity to share in those memories throughout the years. As part of that reflection time, we created a video of our Favorites from 2015.  Enjoy!!
 

 
In the fall of 2015, we introduced our Photo Workshops with Phillip with great success and many of those who have taken the classes are ready to come back for more!  As we plan our curriculum for the Intermediate class, we are opening new dates for 2016 for the Beginner Class so be sure to check those out here.  We have had a ball getting to know our students and seeing their progress.
 
As we look to 2016, we have so many great things in store that we can’t wait to share with you all!  From brand new sets and products, to new spins on old favorites, this year is setting up to be full of fun for everyone!

A Session Fit for a Queen

August 6th, 2015

 
 
There’s a chill in the air as our studio is being transformed into a Frozen world. As our most popular set last winter, we are bringing it back by popular demand and you don’t want to miss out! Complete with an icy pond and snowy castle backdrop, this world of enchantment and magic is perfect for your little princess. Every little girl, ages 2-8 will enjoy dressing up as her favorite Queen Elsa in our custom-made princess dress complete with a jeweled tiara to finish off the royal look. Our portrait photographers and digital artists will transport your princess right into the heart of the frozen kingdom.
 
If your little girl dreams of being the Frozen Queen, it’s time to make it a reality!
 
· Perfect set for Christmas Cards
· Custom Birthday Invitations Available
· Collections include our Embellished Portraits. A one-of-a-kind portrait that is encrusted with jewels and glitter by our in-studio artists!
· Leather Storybook Albums are a Popular Display option
· Great Gifts for Christmas!
 
Take the Time to Experience the Magic of Crider’s Frozen World!
 
Call Today to Schedule! 704-664-1485
 

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
 
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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!

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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