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!

Artistry Portrait Club & The Woodland Fairy Tale Session

The Artistry Session

~Capturing the MAGIC of Childhood~

Our first Artistry Session offering will be held the afternoon of Saturday, February 21st in Chesapeake, VA.  We will have fairy tale elements to add to your child's portraits so that they are truly magical - for boys, we have a cape, various crowns, a sword, a scepter and a dragon!  For girls, we have dresses in various sizes (or your little one can wear her own pretty dress) and we have crowns, fairy dust, and a frog to kiss.  :)  These are not your typical 'minisessions' - we have turned childhood imagination into a reality and will truly be capturing the magic of childhood!

knight minisession childhood princess in the forest childhood minisession

There are two ways to book!  First, you can join our Artistry Portrait Club by clicking on the Subscription button below which will sign you up for the first 6 months of amazing artistry sessions (see all the themes and details here) and get all the extra sessions and images that comes with being a member of our portrait club.  Subscribing authorizes recurring payments of $199/month for 6 months (Feb-July) and there are no refunds or rescheduling (even if you are unable to attend on the date of that month's Artistry Session - some months will have more than one session for club members!)  

**Edited to Add:  You can sign up now or start March 1st for the sessions between March and July.  Then, we will not accept Portrait Club members again until summer when we will open the next 6 month subscription (for Artistry Sessions July-Dec).  Obviously if you sign up now, you will have a 6 month subscription and then can renew for the August-December sessions in July!
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OR - you can choose to book individual Artistry Sessions for $295 - and by clicking the link here, you can book your spot for the Woodland Fairy Tale session now!

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artistic forest child session

2015 Artistry Sessions | Hampton Roads Child and Family Photographer

The Artistry Session

~Capturing the MAGIC of Childhood~

This year, we will be creating magical scenery and breathtaking portraits that capture the essence of childhood! Our brand new Artistry Sessions are custom sets – designed only for each particular session and will not be replicated. We will have a variety of props to choose from for each theme, and sometimes even outfits for your little ones to wear and there will be some extra finishing touches done to the final portrait to make them truly magical! (While we aren’t able to provide outfits in every size for both genders during each session, we will certainly give suggestions for what your child should wear if we do not have his or her size.) We will post example images about a month before each of our Artistry Sessions so that you know what to expect, but have a few examples here to give you a little taste of what is to come - these are described in (general) order for the year!

woodland fairy princess session

Woodland Fairy Tale: These sessions will bring out the Prince or Princess in your little one! We have dresses, crowns, swords, toadstools and even a frog to kiss – and you might spy some magical creatures like unicorns along the way!

Starlight, Starbright: Reach for the stars – gold stars! These precious portraits will highlight the sweet si­de of your child as they are surrounded by gold stars to wish upon.

glitter star minisession

Vintage Garden: Our version of an Easter themed session, these will have beautiful vintage touches throughout the set. Imagine soft colors, flowers, crates, birdcages and your child dressed in his or her finest!

50’s Lemonade Stand or Superheroes – These lighthearted styled setups will be so much fun! Both boys and girls can participate in either – or do a few pictures with BOTH sets! (We have capes and masks, of course!)

lemonade stand mini session

Swingin’ into Summer – Ever want to capture your child’s biggest grin? Swinging always seems to do just that! We will have both a tire swing for our daredevils AND a flower-covered plank swing for our sweet, shy ones – so you’re sure to have the perfect portrait of childhood!

Americana – Think watermelon & good old fashioned patriotic gear! This classic design will feature vintage Americana at it’s best – with flag-inspired elements as the cornerstone!

By the Seashore – A creative twist on the typical beach portrait! Your little one can watch for pirate ships, sail away in a little dinghy, or frolic in the surf! Guaranteed to be a favorite for years to come!

sailboat on the beach pirate minisession

Bubble Bath – For babies and toddlers, an adorable washtub bath - or for our older set, bathing suits in our amazing claw-foot tub filled with bubbles.  You’ll never have the opportunity to get these types of images again!

Vintage Circus – Come one, Come all! Under the big top we will go – and you won’t believe the amazing creations that you’ll see!

Forest Fantasy – With the most perfect backdrop of fall leaves, a magical forest will emerge! If you love fall colors, this session will be a favorite. We may see fairies or magical creatures or we may simply get lost in the fantastical forest!

The Night Before Christmas – Oh what a magical time! Waiting for Santa, reading holiday stories, watching for the reindeer….so many adorable moments to recreate in our warm studio!

teddy bear picnic portraits


 

Two Ways to Book!

You can choose to book an individual Artistry Session with 5 digital portraits for $295, or purchase a membership to our Artistry Portrait Club for $199/mo 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 some bonus Artistry Sessions that will only be available to Portrait Club members!

Individual Artistry Session ~ $295

*Custom set with all the props and digital enhancements that make magical portraits *5 digital portraits as an instant download

The Artistry Portrait Club ~ $199/mo

*Attend any or ALL of the year’s Artistry Sessions *10 digital portraits from each session *A mobile brag book for all your electronic devices so that you have the images at your fingertips to share! *Extra Artistry Sessions ONLY for Portrait Club members including Mommy & Me Tea Party around Mother’s Day, a Daddy & Me event, Back to School, Teddy Bear Picnic & more! *Have more than one child? You can choose to have them photographed together or trade months and focus on each individually during specific Artistry Sessions!

The Fine Print: *All Artistry Sessions will be held on a Saturday - dates will be announced at least 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. *We suggest no more than 3 children during any individual Artistry Session. When siblings are photographed together, individual portraits are not guaranteed. *Sessions are best suited for children 12 months and up - but we can make accommodations for babies. *Artistry Portrait Club fee automatically charged to your credit card on the 1st of each month (must commit to at least 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!