There are certain beliefs we hold dear in our business.

 

 

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We believe that Your Moments are so valuable they should be treasured...Forever.
As luxury portrait artists, we specialize in reconnecting you with the ones you love through meaningful portraits
celebrating those special moments you want remembered for a lifetime.
We believe life is meant to be celebrated!
People often think of photographing the ‘big’ moments like weddings and anniversaries as a way to remember an event, or document history.
But the grand moments, the true stories of beauty and wonder often lie hidden in the quiet.
The most amazing moments in life are here…and then gone in a fleeting instant.
Life is made up of a series of those fleeting, but often magical, moments.
They are right beside us and all around us
and yet we often forget to look, to truly look and savor their captivating splendor.
We tend to be busy and miss what is right in front of us.
And then the moments pass…
and the memories fade.
If they aren’t noticed
captured
preserved
savored
all those moments will be lost, like tears in the rain.
In those fleeting moments, life happens.
We believe portraits are a way of instantly reconnecting to those important things.
Time moves so fast.
Photography stops it.
The truly important things are the treasured moments of love and emotion at the heart of your relationships,
the “who” that mean the most to you,
the “why” that is the connection between those you love.
The really valuable things in life are the small things that can be forgotten in the busy day-to-day chores of life.
We believe in printed artwork that will let you revisit those moments every time you pass by your beautiful, custom artwork in your home.
Taking the time to create artwork that speaks to you emotionally and displaying it in your home gives you and your children a centering touchstone for the everyday,
one that you and your family are sure to welcome in the whirlwind of hectic, modern life.
It is artwork that, once displayed in your home, will instantly connect to that emotion you feel for those you love – as opposed to just their snapshot.
Wall art portraits should be waiting on your walls to steal you away from the present to re-experience the best moments in life, the sweet moments
Gorgeous meaningful portraits transport you immediately to what’s most important to you every day.
We believe that your life, your story, your moments should be re-experienced again and again by generations to come
Moments, memories, legacies and love often unfold in raw and beautiful ways …
It doesn’t seem possible that these tiny little babies we hold in our arms will one day be parents …. and grandparents!
Create something that you will not only enjoy right here and now, but which your children will have to enjoy for years to come.
Stunning photographic wall art that will become heirlooms and keepsakes to pass down from generation to generation
Stories through portraits that will connect future generations with the memories of today.
When your children have children of their own, your portraits will live on.
We believe that this generation is the most photographed generation in history - but in the years to come, the majority will have nothing of the moments they treasure now.
A lot of families these days are predominantly photographing their memories for the short-term benefit of social media,
without much thought being given to preserving these photographs for future generations.
When these kids grow up and have their own children, will they be able to cuddle their children on their laps
and bring out the memories that share their story with the next generation?
When the mobile phones are lost, the laptops broken, the USBs replaced with newer technology (they will be like floppy drives!) … what will happen then?
We believe that we can't authentically photograph someone without knowing them on a more than superficial level at the very least.
ANNIE LIEBOWITZ once said “When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I’d like to know them.
When I photograph someone, it’s because I want to know their stories, I want to see the sides of them only their closest friends see.”
More than merely taking photographs, we take you on a journey of discovery.
By getting to know you and what you adore about your loved ones, we create a collection of portraits that are meaningful and true to who you are!
After all, “it’s one thing to make a “picture” of what a person looks like — it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they really are” – Paul Caronigro
We believe portraits are the most powerful when they celebrate something that is meaningful to you right now.
Each time you look at your wall art, you will be reminded of a meaningful photographic experience,
an experience that will anchor the exquisite moments of your life to a treasured place,
one that becomes a life-long reminder of the individuals you love, their unique story told through high quality artwork,
artwork that will be treasured for years to come.
to remind you daily of just how loved you are, and how very precious your family is.
We believe in offering only impeccable customer service and beautiful custom artwork of the highest quality.
…in offering a unique business service where you as the client are the focus.
…in asking people to only pay for what they truly love and value.
We believe a portrait will connect you to the moment in time it was taken - but it can transcend distance and time and keep your loved ones with you always
A good portrait does all that for you and it will also tell a story to every person that walks into your home and sees it.
A great portrait is a work of art that will strike a cord of emotion in your heart – it will tell a story to anyone who will listen, even if they don’t know the person in the portrait
We believe the portraits we create are more powerful when we take the time to know you on a deeper level - and if you let us know you, the portrait experience will create a transformation in your life
The journey to create meaningful art starts with a conversation, a conversation designed to bring awareness and love to your most valuable possession, your relationships.
Together we will discover:
What artwork best suits you and your family?
Where would seeing this artwork every day bring you the most joy?
What aspect of your family’s relationships, personalities, family story would you like to have inspire your art?
The journey to create meaningful art ends with a custom finished art piece.
Displaying art on your walls is the absolute best way to celebrate and honor these special relationships.
No corner is cut in the production of your artwork. The finest materials and labor, from individuals who are among the best at their craft, are used from beginning to end.
We believe that all families are custom - no two are alike. That's why everything we do is custom to you.
You are unique and deserve custom-designed fine art portraits for your home that reflect your personalities and relationships.
We are a luxury portrait studio located in Sterling, Virginia with a fully-equipped indoor studio space and a 2.5-acre outdoor portrait park.
Also available is a professional meeting space where you’ll see samples of our products and order your portrait artwork.

Does Printed Artwork Matter…

 

 

Is there anything more worth exploring and celebrating than your relationships?
Why Printed Artwork Matters...
Our sense of belonging and family are a source of pride and strength.
Children love knowing their family’s story, traditions, quirks, anything that makes them unique, special and, more importantly, anything that shows them they belong to something larger than themselves.
Slowing down from your busy schedule to think about your family and what artwork would celebrate them is a wonderful exercise in gratitude.
The end result is artwork that does so much more than complement your décor. It’s a family bonding experience, one that also happens to create art.
After all, your artwork is a reflection of your life, how you want to surround yourself and how you want to be seen in your own home.
While this is especially wonderful for children who are discovering and solidifying their identity, it is also valuable for adults.
Images have power.
Everywhere we look we are surrounded by images that are chosen by marketers.
We are fed a steady diet of what others want us to see about ourselves, and our world.
These visuals are well thought out and effective — as well done visuals always are.
We shut out as much of this bombardment as we can, but have you ever thought of countering the noise with your own message?
Do you realize you hold the most valuable visual real estate there is, the walls of your own home?
How many people take the time to create their own positive imagery?
While you cannot control what is in a magazine or on a billboard, you can control what is on the walls of your home!
Your walls are a prime location that you and especially your children see every day, taking in what is on them both consciously and subconsciously.
Printed photos give us access to a world that existed before we did.
Are there people in your life that you only know through photographs, through opening an album and flipping through it?
Portraits allow us to feel a connection to people in life we otherwise would never have known.
Will you one day have a cherished granddaughter?  She will only ever know the “grown up” version of her grandmother.
Portraits are for your grandkids who will be amazed to see how similar they look to the younger version of you!
There’s just something about holding an album of photographs in your hands.
With each old picture, you are transported to a distinct moment that is forever frozen in time.
You instantly remember how it felt when your child would slowly fall asleep in your arms.
You remember the sound of giggles and little feet pattering down the hallway.
The seemingly mundane moments from years gone by suddenly have new meaning.
Photos have the unique power to connect us to who we were, who we are and who we hope to become.
They lead us to a connected life filled with purpose, discovery and joy.
Aren’t these the moments we live for?
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