Family Art Photography & Print Shop: Blog http://familyartonline.com/blog en-us (C) Family Art Photography & Print Shop (Family Art Photography & Print Shop) Fri, 03 Feb 2017 16:30:00 GMT Fri, 03 Feb 2017 16:30:00 GMT http://familyartonline.com/img/s12/v171/u911500693-o714246382-50.jpg Family Art Photography & Print Shop: Blog http://familyartonline.com/blog 93 120 Be My Valentine | Photography http://familyartonline.com/blog/2017/2/bemyvalentine Untitled-2Untitled-2 Valentines DayValentines Day

    Valentine’s day is about spreading compassion and love towards the important people in our lives. This day is not always about significant others, feeling lonely for one day or buying cheesy gifts which may get thrown away. To Family Art - Valentine's Day is about sharing love with all of your friends, family and the special people in your life who are always there for you. Chocolates, flowers and teddy bears are wonderful and all, but why not give a gift of memories which last more than a lifetime?

 

Specializing in outdoor photography sessions on-site at The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando and, At Home or a Location of your choice for an additional fee.  We can help capture your true emotions in our photographs leaving a lasting impression for everyone to remember.
 


Following your session, our Print Shop offers a wide range of Print Packages & Digital Images to choose from.

 

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Find the perfect gift to fit your loved ones style and decor.

 

Digital Online Galleries are available as well, so that you can share the love for everyone to see.

Let’s celebrate bonds that can never be broken, loving emotions and genuine laughs
- not just for one day -
but every day!


To Book a Session:

Call (407) 503-1365

Email familyart123@gmail.com

Visit familyartonline.com

(Book an appointment for the month of February - mention “Be My Valentine” & receive a special Valentine’s Gift at your session.)
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Thinking about doing a First Look ? | Weddings by Family Art http://familyartonline.com/blog/2014/10/thinking-about-doing-a-first-look-weddings-by-family-art We know traditions are an ongoing topic (and sometimes an argument) between you, your significant other, and your family. Was the father of the bride asked for her hand in marriage? Did the bride get her something borrowed, something blue? Are we breaking plates? Cutting cakes?

    What seems to be the most important wedding tradition is whether or not the bride and groom see each other before they walk down the aisle.

Lets hope not, right? It’s bad luck!

 

      

Or is it?


    Since this blog is focused on “first looks” and we were also intrigued by this tradition and its existence, we did a little research. What we found was pretty interesting. According to our findings, the reason why people today, in 2014, still think it is bad luck to see the bride before the wedding day is because a few centuries ago, when weddings were arranged rather than chosen, when they were a business deal as opposed to a life path of love, the families of the bride were afraid that if the husband-to-be were to see his future wife and was not satisfied by her appearance, then he might decide not to marry her.

 

 


 

 

 

 

This reason alone is why most people in America believe that bad luck will strike if husband and wife accidentally sneak a peek at each other before they walk down the aisle.

   

    Nowadays, since arranged marriages are not as common and fiancés have most likely seen each other before the wedding, there is no need to worry about runaway spouses. There is, however, need to worry whether or not your photographer captures that special moment when you see each other for the first time. Photos of your wedding will always be important, tradition or no tradition. You will be looking at them for the rest of your life.

 

   Because of this fact, we are proposing a new tradition. It’s called a “first look”. Although we did not come up with this idea, it’s sudden popularity and the benefits of its practice have motivated us to spread the word about it.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s simple: the bride and groom take a moment before the ceremony, before everyone has had anything (or at least, not as much) to drink, to be alone. The groom waits at a special place for the bride, who taps him on the shoulder and asks him to turn around. This is the moment that they get to see each other for the first time, without hundreds of eyes gazing upon them. This stress-free, genuine, beautiful moment will be documented by your photographer. After this authentic, love-filled, emotional moment is when all of the family photos can be done, leaving plenty of relaxed, precious time between ceremony and reception to exchange hello’s, thank you’s, and I love you’s.

 

    Of course, we don’t blame anyone for wanting to stick with tradition. After all, it is your wedding, your special day. However, just to make sure you are able to make the most well-thought-out decision possible, lets cover all of your bases and take a look at all of the things that get missed when couples wait to see each other until the ceremony:

    1. Getting that first look on camera is extremely important and special. When you pay a photographer a lot of money to capture every precious moment, you want to get your money and memory’s worth. If a relative accidentally gets in the way of your first kiss, the lighting in your venue makes it difficult to see, or if any other incident occurs that may keep the photographer from capturing your special moments, remember, it’s difficult, if not impossible, to recreate them.

 

    2. After the ceremony, when you want to get all the photos with your family, you will find yourself looking all over the place for them, wasting precious reception time. Everyone scatters to find the bar or a long-lost relative after the ceremony. Most likely, nobody is thinking about pictures. It can be very stressful and time consuming to try and find everyone you need for all of the family shots, and, a lot of the time, even when you find them, they might (and usually do) drift off. Why stress about anything on your wedding day? Why waste any valuable time?
 

    3. And what happens when your family takes forever to be found? It gets dark quickly, and the best photos are the ones in natural light. That light disappears quicker than you’d imagine, and when it’s gone, there’s no getting it back until tomorrow. So what will you do when the sun goes down and the lighting is gone? Or when the lighting is orange because of the setting sun and everyone looks like tangerines, all because it took forever to find everyone for photos?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. In our opinion, the most unfortunate thing that can happen from waiting until the ceremony to do a first look is authenticity. Sure, you may think that everyone and everything around you will melt away as your stare into the eyes of your soulmate at the alter, but what if someone turned up missing before the ceremony? What if the DJ puts on the wrong song? What if Uncle Chris is shouting things that you really wish he wouldn’t shout? Like life, weddings can fall off plan, and it isn’t always a bad thing. If your photographer is a professional, he or she will be trained to capture all of your silly, beautiful candid moments without flaw. But if you are stressed out because something went wrong in your ceremony and you have to try and and pretend like you are happy come family photo time, believe us, fake smiles are the easiest thing to spot. Is that really what you want to remember?

 

 

 

 

Capturing the moment when your first see each other, your “first look”, is essential for your photo album. It’s the one you will be staring at for the rest of your life, saying, “Wow, that is truly love.” Isn’t that what you had in mind when you decided to hire a photographer? So why not get what you’re paying for and participate in a new kind of a first look.


 

 

 

 

 

There is a lot to gain when deciding to participate in a first look, such as:


1. It’s the one time the bride and groom will really get to be alone at their wedding. The entire ceremony and reception requires will be crowded with people. People they love, of course, and want to be around, but trust us, there will be that time that you wish you could spend with just the two of you besides just at the alter.



2. Like we said about authenticity, the most genuine moment of your wedding will absolutely result from doing a first look. This is because of the precious alone time you will have, an uncensored moment of seeing each other for the first time without the nerves of knowing so many people are watching you. Not that we expect that you will be focused on those people during your ceremony, but we know from experience that the first look creates a different, more intimate kind of feeling that we guarantee you will want digitally documented.

    

    3. Of course, first looks require preparation. You will have to make sure that your family/bridal party will be assembled and ready to take family photos before the ceremony (and what better time than right after they just got their hair and make-up done?) You

will also have to make sure that everything is ready to go by the time you participate in your first look because the ceremony should happen right after. However, how rewarding and relaxing would it feel to know that family photos will be taken care of before the ceremony even begins, that everyone will be there on time (exceptions being cases of life not going according to plan, missed flights, traffic jams, but we would hope that everyone you care about would be at the wedding at least 15 minutes before the ceremony anyway), beautiful lighting for your wedding photos, and having so much precious time to mingle with family and friends immediately after the ceremony? Sounds pretty rewarding and relaxing to us! Best of all, your photographer will have all that time to focus on all those great candid shots during the wedding and reception.


 


    Tradition is a beautiful thing. It reminds you of your roots and makes you feel as if you are participating in something older than your great-great grandparents. But have you ever considered what you might be missing when you participate in something you know nothing about? What is more important to you: following tradition or getting the best photos and eliminating as much stress from your special day as possible?

    Lets start a new tradition, one based out of love and appreciation! Lets do a first look!




Written by April Welker

Photography by Family Art Photography + Printing



 

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Tips for Back to School Photos - Family Art http://familyartonline.com/blog/2014/8/tips-for-back-to-school-photos---family-art It's that time of year for the kids to go back to school which means the sometimes dreaded school pictures are just around the corner! It's so important to have that annual documentation of how cute Suzie was when she was in 3rd grade and how awesome Billy's mohawk looked in 7th grade, but we know it can sometimes be stressful. Here are some quick tips to help you get back great school pictures you can hang in your home for all your friends and family to see!

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1. Make sure any new haircuts are more than one week before the picture date. It might seem like a good idea to get little Tony a fresh new haircut the day before school pictures, but sometimes those haircuts might not come out the way you like. Or sometimes they need a few days to fall into place and look natural. So to be safe and give yourself one less thing to worry about, book those haircuts at least a week before school picture day.
 
2. Choose a perfect outfit in advance. Most people look best in bold or vibrant colors in school pictures. Solid colored shirts are best because they will emphasize your child's face and minimize any distractions in the photo. Of course make sure the outfit is clean and wrinkle-free, but make sure it's something your child will be comfortable in to guarantee the best chance for that sweet, natural smile!
 
3. Relax! If you're stressed or nervous about your kids' pictures, they'll pick up on it and be stressed, too. Just let them be themselves and enjoy it!
 
If for some reason those pictures just don't capture the essence of your little one, come see us for a harbor portrait session! Our photographers are able to take more time with your child  and let their personality shine through, plus they can help you pick out great prints and products to hang in your home or share with your extended family. Give us a call at 407-503-1365 or email us to set up a session. Our studio at the Portofino Bay Hotel is open daily from 10am-6pm
 
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Photos of Love with Family Art this Mother's Day! http://familyartonline.com/blog/2014/5/photos-of-love-this-mothers-day To the mothers, who offer us their body, soul, and everything in between. To them, who are the ultimate expression of coexistence. To those for whom love is not a feeling, but an instinct.



To those whose hand is gentle when we need it and firm when we (perhaps unknowingly) also need it. To those who remain graceful in the face of chaos, and who play every role in one.

This one’s for you.

 


 

 


 

 

We live through you and you will live through us. Thank you, for everything.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful women who make an art of family, from all of us here at Family Art.

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5 Top Tips for Wonderful Easter Family & Kids Photo in 2014 http://familyartonline.com/blog/2014/3/orlando-easter-photo-tips Easter and springtime are one of the most popular holidays to have your family photos taken.

Why?

Because it's great to start off the year with a family portrait that reflects how your family started the year- especially while your kids are young and changing so quickly! Also, the vibrant palette of Spring Easter clothes add a great splash of color to your family & children's portraits. Of course, putting your kids in fancy clothes and trying to line your family up in front of a camera is an easier thing said than done. If you'd like your Easter 2014 photos of your kids & family that will really wow your friends and family, then save yourself a headache with these tips from our photographers.

 

1.  Use a professional photographer. No matter how great your camera is, there is more to getting a good portrait than meets the eye! Finding an experienced and well recommended photographer will make your experience much less stressful, and means you don't have to balance your camera on self-timer to get yourself in the photo too. Photographers not only have a variety of ideas for posing & setting up more candid shots, your kids will also usually pay better attention to someone who is not their parent. Also, experienced photographers know about how to use ambient lighting to make sure you and your kids look your best.

2. What do you wear to an Easter portrait session? The two most important things are that you pick clothes that are a. colorful & reflect your style, and b. comfortable and make you or your kids feel good about yourself in. No matter how cute that fitted dress is, if it's too itchy and uncomfortable that it causes a distraction for your little one, it greatly decreases your chances for success for getting a natural, happy portrait of your child! Don't be afraid to add some color to your outfits also, but make sure you pick a blend of colors that go well together. Accessories also add a fun touch- hats, flowered hair ties, and other little details are a great way to compliment your kids smiles.

3. Have fun & give your kids something to smile about! Bubbles. Flowers. Balloons. Easter baskets. A beloved family pet. Some people can smile easily on demand, but for those of us "cheesy smilers" out there or people who are more nervous in front of the camera, candid moments and props can help us look our best. So instead of asking your kids to smile (and then asking them to do a "real smile"), try giving your kids a bubble wand or telling them or count their Easter eggs. You will be amazed by the simple fact that adding a fun element to your photos will make your kid's pictures turn out much better. Since these are Easter photo sessions, getting photos of your kids playing with their Easter baskets, toys or and your family pet can make their photo experience much more fun. Oftentimes these days parents want to take a perfect picture, and they put too much pressure on their kids. We photograph thousands of families every year, and when we are looking through our photo sessions you can definitely see a difference in when kids are genuinely having fun, because it shines through in the best photos!
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4. Pick a fun, well lit location. This is a great time of the year to be outside, especially if you live in Orlando! Springtime flowers are out, and there are plenty of beautiful green lawns about that will add a wonderful natural feel to your kids photos. If you book a session here in Orlando with one of our family art photographers, we have a great area that is gorgeous this time of year at our Villa garden here at the Portofino Bay Hotel. And keep your eye out for our next blog entry, where we'll share our top 5 favorite photo locations here at our gorgeous resort location!

5. Don't forget to share & gift your photos. What's next after you've taken your spring or Easter family photos? Now it's time to share, display and archive your photos. ep your loved ones updated. Nothing will cheer a grandparent's day like getting a great portrait of their beloved grandkids (tip: grandparents love clear, close up portraits of your kids faces).

  • Display & Gift: If you look around your house and you only have baby photos up of your 8 year old, it might be time to think about re-decorating with your new family photos! Our photographers can work with you to create beautiful prints that you can use to incorporate into your home decor, from your living room to your kid's bedrooms or to brighten your day at the office. Printing your photos professionally is not as expensive as you might think, and the quality difference means you will have a photo for generations instead of something that will fade in a year or two.
  • Share: Keep your friends & family updated on your family- ask your professional photographer about purchasing a DVD and the "digital rights"of your photo session, which will allow you to share your photos on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Twitter,  or email.

 

 

To schedule your Easter family and kids photo session, email or call us at (407) 503-1365. And please let us know sooner rather than later, since it is one of our busiest times of the year here for our Family Art Photography team! Explore our website or see what we're up to on: Facebook & Google+

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Local Photo Printing in Orlando http://familyartonline.com/blog/2014/3/local-photo-printing-in-orlando

We all have those favorite photos of our loved ones or beautiful places we've visited on our phones, computers or facebook pages. If you're looking for a great gift or redecorating your walls, we can help you turn your favorite digital photos into vibrant prints.

We're Orlando's family-owned photography + print studio, and we're all about offering local service to the Central Florida area. Rather than settle for pixelated, unedited pharmacy prints, stop by our shop and we'll personally help you pick out which photos will print best for your gifts or which prints will look best with your wall space & budget.  We also enhance each of your photos before we print them, so they will look their best when they are printed.

At Family Art, our photography team takes pride in offering free design consultation and  so they look your best when they are printed. Whether it's our own professional shots or your favorite cell phone pics, we use our professional editing expertise to turn your photos into vibrant, eye-popping HD prints for your home or office.


Here are some samples of some adorable family photos that we recently edited & printed for a local Orlando family. Check out what a little professional expertise can do to your camera phone or digital photos!
  If you live in Orlando and are looking for a great way to have your family photo printing done or create photo gifts, we're located close to the Millenia Mall at the corner of Kirkman & Conroy Rd. We're open every day, so feel free to stop by and we'll help you create your photo prints!

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Wedding Decor Details | PWG Orlando Bridal Show http://familyartonline.com/blog/2014/3/wedding-decor-details-pwg-orlando-bridal-show We had the pleasure of being the photography sponsors for the PWG Orlando Bridal Show this January. There was a lot of eye candy there- almost like walking through a Pinterest inspiration album. Here are some of my favorite details of the wedding reception table decor that the vendors presented- from elegant & modern inspired tables to tables with a more earthy, natural feel.

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Engagement Sessions at the Portofino Harbor http://familyartonline.com/blog/2014/2/engagement

Happy Valentine's Day to all the love bugs out there!

Love is in the air and here at Family Art we have been capturing tender moments with our complimentary engagement shoots at the Portofino Bay Hotel.

Sunsets at our harbor provide the perfect opportunity to make romantic portraits of you and your spouse-to-be, perfect for Save the Date's or purely for sentimental reasons. Every couple is different, and we strive to convey the spirit of each relationship with every shot.

Consider bringing several outfits for some variety! This specific couple chose a more formal ensemble for the first part of the session, followed by their favorite team football jerseys and finished with fun, matching batman attire!

 

 

 

To schedule your engagement shoot, email or call us at (407) 503-1365. And remember, there are 364 days in which expressing your love is just as valid.

 

 

 

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Newborn Sessions http://familyartonline.com/blog/2014/2/newbornphotography

You have waited nine months to see the life you have created, and the moment you have so often fantasized about finally becomes a reality. You have a fragile little creature in your arms whose beauty and potential overwhelm you, and you don't want the moment to pass. But it will, as all moments do.

Newborn photography is special for this reason.

Babies undergo fast and dramatic physical changes in their first few months. Almost daily there are subtle but perceivable differences in size and features, and many people choose to document them with pictures that almost instantly become treasured memories.

Usually it is best to take newborn photos within the first two weeks of life. This is when babies are still in that sleepy newborn daze and it is easy to mold them into adorable poses. Detail shots like the one of the tiny feet below are common in newborn shoots, because who doesn't love all the perfect details?

 

Tips for a successful shoot:

  1. Time of day - Try to make appointments early in the day, since this is usually when they are full and sleepy, and therefore content and more willing. Try to keep them awake prior to the session so that they are more likely to doze off.
  2. Location - Pick a location (whether indoor or outdoors) that is peaceful and has good natural lighting, maybe with a window nearby. We are happy to come to your home if you think it will provide a comfortable atmosphere that lends itself to the best possible pictures. If you do choose to have it in your home, try keeping the temperature a bit warmer during the session.
  3. Props - Many newborn photo shoots make use of props, so keep in mind any blankets, wraps, hats, headbands, etc. that you would like to include. It's also okay to abandon the Anne Geddes style and go for something more natural.
  4. Siblings - The key to a good sibling photo is natural interaction. Plus, they are extra hands that can help keep the baby in a certain position.

 

 

 

To schedule your newborn session today, email or call us at (407) 503-1365.


 

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Express the Dress by Family Art Weddings http://familyartonline.com/blog/2014/1/express-the-dress-by-family-art-weddings




Express the Dress photo sessions are your chance to let loose and celebrate the new life adventures you are starting together with your new partner. It's also a wonderful chance to put your dress on again, feel gorgeous and be the star of your own wedding fashion editorial. We love to draw inspiration from what makes you and your new partner unique, and the sky is the limit for possibilities!

Traditionally, wedding dresses were carefully preserved after weddings so they could be used by future generat Wedding, "anniversary photos", "bridal photography", "bridal portraits", "central florida wedding", "couples photography", events, "orlando wedding", "orlando wedding photography", "orlando wedding phEngagement, Wedding and "Express the Dress" Underwater Bridal photos by Family Art Photography. ions. While this is a great sentiment that may work for more traditional families, the reality of this means most wedding dresses will merely collect dust and never again see the light of day.
 

  • Underwater Love
    If you love the water, enjoy the freedom of floating in zero gravity with our enchanting underwater portraits. Jump into our exotic beach pool at the Portofino Bay Hotel, where your underwater photographer will guide you through a unique photo experience. Embrace your inner mermaid by letting your hair down, and be amazed as the silky fabrics of your gown are transformed into sculptural forms underwater!
  • Create a Wedding Gown Masterpiece
    If you share a love of art, turn your dress into an abstract masterpiece with your favorite colors of paint. Whether your partner is an artist, or a more at the stick figure level, you will both have a blast letting the colors fly. If paint isn't your thing, why not try the colored powder packs made famous in Indian Holi festivals and the Color Run?
     
  • Ride off into the Sunset
    For anyone who grew up reading the likes of Black Beauty- you will love the freedom of riding on horseback in your gorgeous gown. Let your hair down and enjoy!
  • Romantic Adventurers
    Do you love sharing outdoor adventures, like going to the beach, hiking or spending lazy afternoons on your boat? Leave your shoes behind, for a more natural, romantic Express the Dress shoot that celebrates your outdoor lifestyle. Florida's natural side offers a variety of gorgeous locations, from the crystal blue waters of the springs, to steamy jungle forests, or dip your toes in the sand with a Floridian sunset as your backdrop.
     

Express the Dress Q & A

Will it ruin my wedding dress?
After the time & investment you put into selecting your dream dress, this is the question that most people think of first! The answer varies, depending on what sort of photo session you would like to do, and the materials & construction of your dress. Putting your gown in a carefully maintained, chlorinated pool will lead to much cleaner results than hopping into the mud. This is something we recommend discussing with your photographer when you plan your Express the Dress session to make sure you are both on the same page. Also, if you decide you don't want to risk ruining your Vera Wang gown, there is also the option of purchasing a white gown that you don't mind getting creative with!

How long do Express the Dress photo sessions generally take?

Travel time aside, these sorts of involved, creative photo sessions usually take about 30-60 minutes. Allow yourself a minimum of 15 minutes to change into your dress & touch up your hair and makeup. The photo session itself generally lasts between 30-40 minutes to allow time for a nice variety of photos, but this is variable based on the location and setting.

Do I have to be able to open my eyes underwater for the underwater sessions? Can I wear contacts?
First of all, being able to relax in the water is important for you to get natural looking photos underwater. Secondly, our cameras are extremely fast so you only have to open your eyes for a few seconds. This is more challenging for some people than others, and we've definitely noticed that blue and green-eyed people tend to have a harder time opening their eyes underwater. However, with a little practice & coaching, most people are able to open their eyes, and when you do, the results are spectacular! There are also some poses that can look great even with your eyes shut. For contact lens wearers, they will not stay in in the water so take them out before the session and don't forget your glasses.

What should the Groom wear?
Undershirts are a must. Dress pants and a white dress shirt look great. You can opt to either go barefoot, or choose footwear suitable to the location.

What kind of makeup should I wear?
This depends on the style of your photoshoot, and whether you're planning on hopping underwater. For underwater photos, waterpr oof mascara is a must, and throughout the shoot we will be checking to make sure your makeup isn't smearing. The

Can I bring my own props?
We welcome props, which add a creative and personal touch to your photos. Props are especially helpful if you tend to be a little more unsure in front of the camera, since they give you something to focus on or do! Things like flowers, umbrellas, balloons add a fun feel to your photos, or show off your shared interests with things like bicycles, paint easels, vintage cameras, etc. Looking for more ideas? Pinterest.com is an excellent source of inspiration!

What is the best tip for having great looking Express the Dress photos?
The most important thing is for you and your partner to focus on each other. Unlike your wedding day, there is no pressure here.  Everyone wants to look their best in photos, but usually the best moments happen when you let your guard down- so don't be afraid to laugh together, and let the sparks fly!

If you're interested in learning more about Expressing your Dress with Family Art Photography Weddings, we'd love to discuss your ideas with you! Give us a call at (407) 503-1365 or email us your ideas, and we'll let you know about our session availability.



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Digital Photography Art | Magic Portraits http://familyartonline.com/blog/2014/1/digital-photography-art-wizard-portraits Everyone dreams of being something. If your kids are a fan of magic, then stop by our Orlando studio or email us their photo and we'll create a customized portrait for you. Pick from our many choices of animal spells created by hand by our digital artist, including a dragon, phoenix, owl, horse, snake, unicorn, turtle, hummingbird, cheetah, tiger, deer or even a hedgehog. Each animal has it's own qualities, so pick carefully! You can also choose the colors of your animal, and what backdrop you'd like to set off your photo. Backdrops include a night castle, gothic libraries, ancient stones, an old forest, or a stormy pagoda. 

We offer a digital version of your custom Digital Art for $100, or it's $50 if you choose to print it on one of our many print options, from ceramic tiles, to stunning aluminum prints, canvas or floating acrylic. These photos make great birthday gifts for your kids, and are fun for the whole family! If you're visiting the Orlando area, simply stop by our photography studio at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando where we have a variety of props and will take your family's photos. You can even combine it with one of our complimentary pool & harbor family photoshoots! Or if you're out of state, or even live overseas, our digital artist can also produce your custom artwork from a high quality photo you email to us. 

We have also done several events with our Magical photobooth for special events, children's birthday parties or Halloween parties. To schedule your digital art photo session, a special event photobooth, or any questions about ordering please email us or give us a call at (407) 503-1365.

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Tile Collages by Family Art Photography http://familyartonline.com/blog/2013/11/tile-collages-by-family-art-photography Ceramic Tile Sample CollagesCeramic Tile Sample CollagesCollage your favorite photos into a framed wall piece with our ceramic tiles. Or choose our backer stands for the option to hang them on your wall or add some color to your shelves.

Ceramic Photo Print Sizing
6x6" Matte Finish & Gloss
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Would you like us to create ceramic tiles from your Family Art Photography photo session or your own photos?

See our Pricelist for our packages. Or Email us the photos you would like to print.
Family Art Photography specializes in turning your photos into wall art with our Custom Ceramic Tile prints & Collages. With a large variety of layouts available, and the option to fully customize your collage with photos from your Family Art session or your own digital photos.

The tiles allow you to feature your favorite photo across several, with smaller photos to the sides of it. It's a great way to showcase your favorite series of photos all in one piece of art.

Finish your collage with one of our many framing options, which allow you to display your photo art on the wall of your home or office, or in an easel.

4 Tile Collage With Black Bead Frame4 Tile Collage With Black Bead FrameCollage your favorite photos into a framed wall piece with our ceramic tiles. Or choose our backer stands for the option to hang them on your wall or add some color to your shelves.

Ceramic Photo Print Sizing
6x6" Matte Finish & Gloss
12x12" Matte Finish & Gloss

Would you like us to create ceramic tiles from your Family Art Photography photo session or your own photos?

See our Pricelist for our packages. Or Email us the photos you would like to print.
6 Tile Feature Photo with Cherry Frame6 Tile Feature Photo with Cherry FrameCollage your favorite photos into a framed wall piece with our ceramic tiles. Or choose our backer stands for the option to hang them on your wall or add some color to your shelves.

Ceramic Photo Print Sizing
6x6" Matte Finish & Gloss
12x12" Matte Finish & Gloss

Would you like us to create ceramic tiles from your Family Art Photography photo session or your own photos?

See our Pricelist for our packages. Or Email us the photos you would like to print.
9 Tile Collage with Gold Swirl Frame9 Tile Collage with Gold Swirl FrameCollage your favorite photos into a framed wall piece with our ceramic tiles. Or choose our backer stands for the option to hang them on your wall or add some color to your shelves.

Ceramic Photo Print Sizing
6x6" Matte Finish & Gloss
12x12" Matte Finish & Gloss

Would you like us to create ceramic tiles from your Family Art Photography photo session or your own photos?

See our Pricelist for our packages. Or Email us the photos you would like to print.
10 Tile Featured Photo With Blue Wave Frame10 Tile Featured Photo With Blue Wave FrameCollage your favorite photos into a framed wall piece with our ceramic tiles. Or choose our backer stands for the option to hang them on your wall or add some color to your shelves.

Ceramic Photo Print Sizing
6x6" Matte Finish & Gloss
12x12" Matte Finish & Gloss

Would you like us to create ceramic tiles from your Family Art Photography photo session or your own photos?

See our Pricelist for our packages. Or Email us the photos you would like to print.
16 Tile Collage With Brown Swirl Frame16 Tile Collage With Brown Swirl FrameCollage your favorite photos into a framed wall piece with our ceramic tiles. Or choose our backer stands for the option to hang them on your wall or add some color to your shelves.

Ceramic Photo Print Sizing
6x6" Matte Finish & Gloss
12x12" Matte Finish & Gloss

Would you like us to create ceramic tiles from your Family Art Photography photo session or your own photos?

See our Pricelist for our packages. Or Email us the photos you would like to print.
12 Tile Collage12 Tile CollageCollage your favorite photos into a framed wall piece with our ceramic tiles. Or choose our backer stands for the option to hang them on your wall or add some color to your shelves.

Ceramic Photo Print Sizing
6x6" Matte Finish & Gloss
12x12" Matte Finish & Gloss

Would you like us to create ceramic tiles from your Family Art Photography photo session or your own photos?

See our Pricelist for our packages. Or Email us the photos you would like to print.
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(Family Art Photography & Print Shop) Orlando photos art central florida central florida photographer central florida photography complimentary complimentary photoshoot family family art family art photography family photos family pictures family portraits florida group photos hard rock hotel loews hotel orlando orlando orlando family orlando holiday orlando holiday photos orlando photography orlando photography studio orlando printing orlando studio orlando vacation orlando vacation photos photographer photography photography studio photoshoot portofino bay hotel portraits print photos royal pacific hotel underwater underwater photos universal orlando http://familyartonline.com/blog/2013/11/tile-collages-by-family-art-photography Sun, 24 Nov 2013 21:29:43 GMT
Poolside Family Fun at the Portofino Bay Hotel http://familyartonline.com/blog/2013/11/poolside-family-fun-at-the-portofino-bay-hotel "central florida photography", family, "art", "family art", "family photographer","family photography", "family portraits", "fun portraits", "kids photography", "kids photography studio", orlando, "doComplimentary Poolside Photography Sessions by Family Art Photography. All of our fun Kids & Family Portrait Photography sessions are complimentary, at the resort pools of the Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando, including underwater photography. Make a splash, strike a cool pose while jumping in the pool, try a hairwhip or swim like a dolphin with our underwater photography!

You don't have to be a hotel guest to visit the pool for a photoshoot, so whether you're from Central Florida or visiting Orlando for a vacation feel free to stop by! Your complimentary photo sessions take about 15-30 mins, depending on the size of your group, and you'll be able to see your photos directly after at one of our viewing computers. Email or call us at (407) 503-1365 to book your family's complimentary Orlando photo session.

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Food & Decor Photoshoot with Emeril's Tchoup Chop http://familyartonline.com/blog/2013/11/emerils A few weeks ago we got to do the most delicious photoshoot of our lives. Our friends at the Royal Pacific Resort invited us to photograph the colorful new menu creations of one of our favorite Orlando restaurants- Emeril's Tchoup Chop. We also took some gorgeous HDR photos of their brand new Pacific themed restaurant decor. If you're an Orlando foodie and haven't visited Tchoup Chop, we highly recommend it.

As you can see from our photos, Tchoup Chop has a wonderful atmosphere and their food is truly as delicious as it looks. Trust us, we got to take home half their menu after the shoot! We especially loved Emeril's Signature Banana Cream Pie!
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