Saturday, June 20, 2009

We Can't Go Back....

There are lots of places we can procrastinate in life but photography is not one of them. Moments in time are here for just that long, a moment. So many of the moments we preserve with photography are accidental. However, to achieve that perfect capture that once in a lifetime image (and that's what they all are, they don't repeat themselves)...requires a highly skilled professional artist/photographer and the desired members of a family to come together just once before the camera.

Making such moments happen sometimes takes work, particularly if one or more of those who are to be in the portrait are out of town. Someone has to take the lead. It can come in the form of a surprise. Mom calls the kids who live away and requests a very special birthday present...a portrait of her with the family. How can she be turned down, especially if others are willing to pay for a plane ticket. The organizer makes sure this golden moment happens.

If the planning is far enough in advance, say six months, and a strict committment is made, the reality of a perfect portrait can materialize. Who could possibly turn down mom for her birthday...or dad for Father's Day?

If you have a group you want to get together but are having difficulty getting everybody in town or to a specific place at the same time, let us know. We specialize in making portraits happen and we'll go the extra mile for just that reason.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

First Post on My New Blog

We've made a lot of improvements to our web site, including this blog. You'll now find our site easier to navigate and with new images and features.

My blog will be changed about once a week and feature details of what's going on at the studio, interesting people and their portrait sessions, specials that we may be offering and other bits of information that will help you better understand how the portrait process operates and how wall portrait decor is becoming a significant part of the interior design landscape...for both homes and offices.

I recently returned from a vacation to Peru, from which I had to return early because of a minor illness. I do hope to get back to the beautiful country at some point. Travel is important to me and I'm able to bring back images, such as the ones from Cuba featured on this site, that people enjoy and want copies of to display in their homes.

We are grateful to our many customers who have returned for new portraits as the years have passed and to our new clients who have seen our work displayed or won a portrait session gift certificate and called for an appointment. We encourage you to call us for any portrait needs and we promise that every session, every portrait...every moment of your experience at Pepito Masterpiece Portraits...will be memorable and productive for you in every way.

Have a great day and please let us hear from you soon!