The Artistry Series 2017 | Capturing the Magic of Childhood

It's BACK!  

New Artistry Sessions for 2017

Ch-ch-ch-changes!!!  It's the way of life and as everyone knows, things change all the time.  The goal is to keep growing, keep moving and never stop!  As you know, we took a short break from our Artistry sessions after our beloved Tina moved her family to NC.  But never fear!  We have regrouped, added Elizabeth to our team, and have re-imagined the Artistry Series for 2017!

The goal of our Artistry Series is to create unique and special themed sessions each month that Capture the Magic of Childhood.  And we have some truly incredible things planned for the next 6 months!  We will have images and dates to share very soon - but here is just a peek into what we have planned:

April:  Glitter Dazzle - Surrounded by glitter, these gorgeous portraits will truly capture the joy and sparkle of your little one.  Simple, beautiful and glitzy, we will use our studio lights and actual shining, sparkly glitter to get the best smiles and most dazzling images!

Also in April:  Special Super Hero Event - Back by popular demand, we will don our Superhero Gear and save the day!  (Capes and masks provided!)

May:  Carousel Wonder - A true spring beauty, the carousel horse is so stylish!  Your little one can sit atop a beautifully painted carousel horse in her finest attire, surrounded by ribbons and bows. A top hat would be the perfect accessory for the dapper young man who attends as well! Springtime never looked so fine! 

June:  At the Carnival - Join us at an actual carnival for a bright, colorful, entertaining time!  Using the incredible games and rides as our backdrop, we'll eat cotton candy and show just how fun it is to be a kid during the summer!

July:  Beach Bliss - Sandy toes and salty kisses make for the best portraits! We'll have a beautiful tent set up on the beach to capture your little ones with seashells and big waves - just what you want to remember from your children's summer adventures!

August:  Unicorn Magic - If your child believes in magic, this might just be their most favorite experience EVER!  We've found a farm with an actual unicorns!  Okay, so these mini-horses will LOOK like unicorns to your little ones, so that counts, right?  A truly magical time will be had by all!
 

Our new sessions come at a new price, too.  $99 reserves your spot. Once you see all of the pictures, you can choose to order more digital images, printed pictures (for framing or gifts), or even a small album to commemorate these beautiful, magical portraits!  Digital images start at just $50. 

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The Artistry Series 2016 | Classic & Unique Children's Portraits Virginia Beach

The Artistry Series

Capturing the Magic of Childhood

We are continuing our Artistry Series in 2016 with some magical and inspired themes! Our artistry series is a unique and special way to capture your child(ren).  We have a different themed photo session each month of the year - our goal is to create an experience like no other!  Each theme has special props, wardrobe or elements added in post production that illustrate the essence of childhood and help you to always remember the little details.  Please click HERE to see all the themes from 2015 and search our blog for more!

NOW is the time to sign up for the second half of 2016's Artistry Portrait Club.  We only offer the portrait club at two times during the year - and joining the club offers you the chance for more images for less money!  Open enrollment starts now for the August-December sessions and will not be open again until early 2017 for the next round.  If you don't sign up for the club during open enrollment, you have to book each session individually. Here are the descriptions of the next set of Artistry sessions of 2016:

August:  Gone Fishing - We will be sittin' on the dock and floatin' on a raft to create some classic pics of summertime! We may even have a surprise cool treat (you scream, I scream, we all scream for....)  Since August is historically HOT, these sessions will be magically created in our comfy, cool studio.  You won't believe how realistic this set looks in the pictures!  Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, and YOUR little one will love to pretend fishing with us!

September: Mad Hatter's Tea Party - Come on, Alice & White Rabbit!!  Join us at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party for some wacky, UN-birthday fun!!  The table will be set and we just need the players. We will have some outfits on hand, but the amazing Carousel & Co will be taking special orders for this session and can create the perfect Alice dress or Mad Hatter outfit for you to take home with you, if you wish!

**BONUS for Portrait Club Members ONLY**  
My BFF - A special session for your child & their Best Friend.  Whether it's your family pet or their best human friend, it's an awesome keepsake to remember their bestie or their fur-friend forever!  A not-to-be-missed event ONLY for our club members!!

October:  Vintage Travels - Come fly with us as we have a vintage-inspired day of travels. Imagine hot air balloons, planes, old fashioned pedal cars, suitcases & more!  Old fashioned doesn't always mean stuffy and boring - this is sure to be a favorite!

November: Enchanted Forest - Back by popular demand, this is a cross between 2015's Woodland Fairy Tale & Fall Fantasy, we are planning a special session with all the dress up clothes your little heart desires.  Always magical and always unique, these are precious & magical portraits.

December:  The Polar Express - That's right, grab your favorite pair of holiday jammies and hop aboard!  We are bringing the iconic story to life this year! Our friends at Carousel & Co will be taking pre-orders for personalized pj's if you want to make this session truly picture perfect!

Two Ways to Book!

You can choose to book an individual Artistry Session any month which includes 5 digital portraits or purchase a membership to our Artistry Portrait Club!  Becoming a member of the portrait club has major perks – not only do you get to come to any (or all!) of the monthly Artistry Sessions with a different theme/set for each one, but you’ll receive 10 digital portraits from each PLUS a bonus Artistry Session that will only be available to Portrait Club members!

The Fine Print: 
*All Artistry Sessions will be held on a weekend - dates will be announced about a month in advance.
*Because of the elaborate sets and props, these are not able to be individually scheduled and there are no reschedules except in the case of inclement weather.  You will get at least one extra session as a club member, so if you are unable to make one, that can serve as the make up session.
*We suggest no more than 3 children during any individual Artistry Session.  These are best for children & babies who can sit up on their own. When siblings are photographed together, individual portraits are not always guaranteed, so just let our photographer know if your priority is siblings together or individuals of children. 
*Sessions are best suited for children 12 months and up - but we can make accommodations for babies during most sessions.
*Artistry Portrait Club fee automatically charged to your credit card each month (must commit to a five month period)

***You can only join the Portrait Club two times during the year - Open Enrollment for the first time in Feb-Mar (for sessions February through July) and the second time in June-July (for sessions held July through Dec).
*To join the Artistry Portrait Club, simply email us at info@kimberlingrayphotography.com today!

2016 Artistry Series | Capturing the Magic of Childhood

Artistry Series 2016

Capturing the Magic of Childhood

If you loved the 2015 Artistry series, you are not going to want to miss this year's sessions!  Our artistry series is a unique and special way to capture your child(ren).  We have a different themed photo session each month of the year - our goal is to create an experience like no other!  Each theme has special props, wardrobe or elements added in post production that illustrate the essence of childhood and help you to always remember the little details.  Please click HERE to see all the themes from last year!

NOW is the time to sign up for the Artistry Portrait Club.  We only offer the portrait club at two times during the year - and joining the club offers you the chance for more images for less money!  Open enrollment starts now for the March-July sessions and then re-opens in July for the August-December sessions!  If you don't sign up for the club during open enrollment, you have to book each session individually. Here are the descriptions of the first set of Artistry sessions of 2016:

March:  B is for Baking - Join us in a brightly lit kitchen to cook up some cuteness!  Because of the unpredictability of VA weather in the late winter/early fall, we are planning this indoor shoot to keep things fresh. Your little one(s) will don a special apron and chef hat, dig into the flour and have a ball while we capture the adorable way they work in the kitchen. This can be a mommy & me shoot or just for the kids!  Custom designed aprons will be available from Carousel & Co. for those interested!

April: Splish Splash - April showers bring May flowers...so we are heading out to splash in puddles and play in the rain.  If it isn't raining, we will create the atmosphere!  Bring your favorite rain boots for sure and we will have some adorable umbrellas to use to keep dry!  Your child(ren) will absolutely love this high-energy session!

May:  Fairy Fantasy - An enchanted world of garden fairies can only be found through us! We will have some beautiful dresses and even crystal wings for your little fairy to flit, fly, and forever remember when she was able to be just like Tink!

June: Teddy Bear Picnic - Bring your special stuffed friends along to this picnic for a sweet and memorable picnic in the park.  Not only will we have a cute-as-a-button tent set up, but this is a great way to remember your little one(s) favorite stuffed friends as they get older!

**BONUS for Portrait Club Members ONLY**  Camping Out - a "Father's Day" special, we will 'camp out' with Daddy or Grandpa (or if you are a single mom or a two-mom family, you are welcome instead of a male presence!), roast marshmallows and catch fireflies!  A not-to-be-missed event!!

July:  Sandcastles in the Sun - Our famous beach sessions are always a favorite!  This time, we will be building sandcastles, digging and even maybe knocking down some sandy towers together! The beach is a beautiful summer backdrop for timeless childhood portraits!

Two Ways to Book!

You can choose to book an individual Artistry Session any month which includes 5 digital portraits or purchase a membership to our Artistry Portrait Club and come to them all! Becoming a member of the portrait club has major perks – not only do you get to come to any (or all!) of the monthly Artistry Sessions with a different theme/set for each one, but you’ll receive 10 digital portraits from each PLUS a bonus Artistry Session that will only be available to Portrait Club members and special secret perks!

The Fine Print: 
*All Artistry Sessions will be held on a weekend - dates will be announced about a month in advance.
*Because of the elaborate sets and props, these are not able to be individually scheduled and there are no reschedules except in the case of inclement weather.  You will get at least one extra session as a club member, so if you are unable to make one, that can serve as the make up session.
*We suggest no more than 3 children during any individual Artistry Session. When siblings are photographed together, individual portraits are not guaranteed. Just let our photographer know if your priority is siblings together or individuals of children. We can't always do both )depending on ages and cooperation of the subjects)!
*Sessions are best suited for children 12 months and up - but we can make accommodations for babies during most sessions.
*Artistry Portrait Club fee automatically charged to your credit card each month (must commit to a five month period)

***You can only join the Portrait Club two times during the year - Open Enrollment for the first time in Feb-Mar (for sessions February through July) and the second time in June-July (for sessions held July through Dec).
*To join the Artistry Portrait Club, simply email us at info@kimberlingrayphotography.com today!

2015 Artistry Series | Hampton Roads Child Photography

The Artistry Series

Our first year offering these unique and creative sessions each month was a HUGE success! Tina is the creative visionary behind this new type of session - one that truly captures the magic of childhood!  Each month, we chose a different theme and created a set that no one else has! 

We had many families who chose to take part in our Artistry Portrait Club.  They committed to coming each month and in return received more images and a lower rate on each session.  We absolutely loved getting to know those families better and watching their children grow throughout the year!  

Here is our Year-End review of some of our favorite images of the year of Artistry Sessions!

Woodland Fairy Tale:

Fairy Tale Creative Minisessions | Artistry

Starlight, Starbright:

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star | Starlight, Starbright Artistry

The Vintage Garden:

Vintage Garden | Springtime Portraits

Super Kids:

Superhero Kids | Super Friends | Virginia Child Photography

Swingin' into Summer:

Kids on Swings | Tire Swing Pictures | Virginia Beach Children Photographer

By the Seashore:

Seashore and Mermaid Photos | Virginia Child Photographer

Bubble Bath:

Bubble Bath | Bubble Minisession | Virginia Beach Kid Photo

The Vintage Circus:

Vintage Circus | Norfolk Children Photography | Creative Minisessions

Fall Fantasy:

Fall Fantasy | Creative Fall Child Portraits

The Night Before Christmas:

Night Before Christmas Photo | Creative Christmas Pictures | Virginia Beach Photography Studio

Vintage Circus | Virginia Beach Child Photographer

 I have always had a love for styled photo shoots.   I have been doing them for as long as I have been shooting.  Each one is a labor of love. Each one usually starts with a single item that I find, from there a entire theme develops.  I collect props and make a lot of my own, sometimes for up to a year until every little detail is ready.  This circus theme turned out exactly the way I had envisioned.   I am blessed to have Amanda as one of my biggest supporters in this area of photography.  There wasn't a huge market for creative artistry.. but she is hoping to change that and I am super excited to be able to continue to create and capture the magic of childhood.