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New Service Time!

Starting July 27, 2019, every Saturday of the month will be for pick up and drop off only of your prints/slides/canvas orders. Meaning, we will not be printing on this day.

YES, you can still bring in your items throughout the week, but now, Saturdays will be for picking up your items or dropping off your items only.

We are excited to offer this as its a way for us to keep the doors open for YOU on the weekend, and still a way for us to travel and work with our long distance photography clients at the same time.

IF YOU HAVE A SUPER RUSH-NEED-IT-NOW-EMERGENCY-ORDER that has to be done same day (on a saturday), there is a slight chance we can make some calls, and make it happen. But no promises. So let’s just go with it’s a pick up and drop off only type of thing.

Spring into summer with a camera in your hand

1) Take Photo Walks

Go out and see the beauty of the world without distraction. Put your computer on sleep mode, turn off the TV, call a friend (or not), grab your camera and go on a walk. A Photo Walk is just what it sounds like: you go on a walk somewhere interesting and take photos if anything looks amazing or interesting. If you can do this at least once a week from 30 minutes to an hour, you will be amazing at what you can find. If you are local, look into joining up with famed photographer David Simchock with Vagabond Photo Walks in WNC.

2) Wake up early. See the sun rise over the world.

Waking up at 4am to trek up a mountain or to a vista carrying all of your gear just to take pictures may not sound like fun, but it can be extremely rewarding.

The most beautiful light of the day for photographs is either sunrise or sunset, also known as “golden hour”. With the sun low in the horizon, it gives your images the color, clarity and contrast that you will never get in the middle of the day when the sun is at its fullest. Need some inspirations to get up one day, check out my friend Stacy Redmon and his incredible images at Red Rock Photography


3 Experience all of the seasons: winter, spring, summer and fall

I happen to live in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. We get all four seasons here, though some are longer or shorter depending on the year. But most days are simply lovely and great for taking out the camera.

Got out and pick a tree, a location, or vista you like and make that “your spot for the season”. Take a photo or two each season from the same view point. The way it changes by season will surely surprise you as you look back on them. Did you remember when the trees were bare? Or when the green buds were just starting out? what about when the leaves were in full color? Using your camera will help you experience these things as you work to capture the beauty that each season has to offer.


Hours May Change Daily

Our hours may change on a daily basis for the next few weeks as we are out in the community working on projects with clients. You can always email us your images and we will be sure to get them printed for you in a timely manner. Just keep an eye on social media for hours when we may not be here. It is always best to give us a call first whenever possible. IF it does go to voicemail, there is a VERY good chance we are not in the studio at the time.

Thursday June 3, 2019 we will be open from 1:30-6pm ONLY

We will be closed from June 16, 17,18 and 19th. And open again June 20, 21 and 22.

Please understand that we do a lot of things but will always be checking our email and voicemail and will make your project a priority!

Thank you for your continued support and growth in our new location.