Last month, Burton Photography  held its 12th annual Portraits on the Parkway mini-session event.  It was a week full of high energy, smiles, old friends, new friends and lots of  beautiful portraits!  A portion of the proceeds is donated to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.  The Moses Cone Estate and Flat Top Manor are undergoing necessary maintenance and restoration and are in need of funds.  We love walking the miles of carriage trails and we have many favorite portrait locations on the estate and are happy to host this event each year.

Jonathan and I love to create portraits of children of ALL ages but this event is geared specifically towards school aged kids 5-18 years old.  With only 10 minutes to create an amazing portrait, we have to work very quickly with children mature enough to follow directions quickly and easily separate from their parents.  We LOVE to have more time…choice of location…perfect time of day. All of those are possible with a full length portrait session where we have the opportunity to be really thoughtful and creative.  All that said, we are always so excited to shoot almost 50 sessions over the course of several afternoons/evenings.  It is exhilarating!!!

Here are some highlights from our Portraits on the Parkway 2017:

 

Portraits on the Parkway

June 19th, 2016

Portraits on the Parkway is three days of whirlwind fun full of old friends, new friends, and lots and lots of beautiful smiles.  We just finished our 11th annual PPW and look forward to many to come.  PPW sessions are for kids ages 5-18 and are a lightening fast 10 minutes each.  The event is fast-paced excitement from start to finish.  Here are some highlights from our finished proofs.  We love Portraits on the Parkway!!!

Blowing Rock, NC Portrait – Burton Photography…
We enjoyed creating this portrait of such a talented young man and loved hearing George play his guitar during the session!!! This portrait was created on the grounds of the Moses Cone Estate near Blowing Rock, NC. We are fortunate to live and work in such an amazingly beautiful corner of the world!
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Burton Photography, Blowing Rock portraits… My sweet grandbaby (also known as my favorite portrait subject) came to the High Country for a visit. She had a wonderful time throwing rocks into the stream at Price Park. She could have done it over and over again – for hours! The light was beautiful underneath the trees. We had a wonderful time creating these candid portaits of her. So sweet!
Burton Photography, Winston-Salem Portraits

Burton Photography images win awards! Every year something amazing happens in Raleigh, NC. It’s Carolina Photo Expo which is an annual event sponsored by the Professional Photographers of North Carolina. We enjoyed several jam packed days of inspiring instruction and wonderful fellowship with our pro photog friends who are like family to us. There are some really exciting things on the horizon coming to our studio as a result. Here are our 8 merited images and a list of awards that they were given at the ceremony last night:

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Album APPs

July 14th, 2015

Once upon a time, in the olden days, a collection of 2×3” sized pictures lived in our wallets that we would proudly show off to our friends and family. But now, the portraits we create of you, your family, your children, your pets, etc can be made into an Album APP that takes the place of those antiquated “wallet” pictures..
At Burton Photography, we’ll create a custom Album APP that lets you keep your favorite portraits ready at your fingertips. A “Burton Photo” icon will reside on the home screen of your phone (or other mobile device) alongside your other APPs. When you tap on it, a gallery of the portraits we’ve created for you will pop up and you can swipe through them one by one. You can share individual portraits or the entire album on your social media pages and via email.
Yay! We love Album APPs and know you will, too!
Album APPs

Blowing Rock engagement session, Boone engagement session… We met Keith and Breanna in the park off Main Street in Blowing Rock, NC on a freezing cold day (14 degrees with the snow pouring down) for their engagement session. This is where they met while they were both in middle school! Our next stop was some gorgeous property in Boone, NC and the magnificent Shire horses that pulled the beautiful carriage by Appalachian Carriage, Inc (Aaron Norris, owner). Breanna and Keith broght the Flxible Flyer Sled and the fun continued. We’re photographing Breanna and Keith’s wedding in October and are so looking forward to capturing the romance and beauty of their special day, Boone United Methodist Church and Blowing Rock Country Club.
Blowing Rock NC Engagement Session, Boone NC Engagement Session
Blowing Rock NC Engagement Session, Boone NC Engagement Session
Blowing Rock NC Engagement Session, Boone NC Engagement Session
Blowing Rock NC Engagement Session, Boone NC Engagement Session
Blowing Rock NC Engagement Session, Boone NC Engagement Session
Blowing Rock NC Engagement Session, Boone NC Engagement Session
Blowing Rock NC Engagement Session, Boone NC Engagement Session
Blowing Rock NC Engagement Session, Boone NC Engagement Session
Blowing Rock NC Engagement Session, Boone NC Engagement Session
Blowing Rock NC Engagement Session, Boone NC Engagement Session

Celebrating the special milestone of the first birthday with the creation of a One Year Portrait is a wonderful way to not only create a lasting memory, but also a family heriloom. This Winston-Salen, NC portrait was created in late December – a perfect opportunity for our subject to wear this classic coat and hat set. Beautiful!
Blowing Rock, NC Wedding

An October Blowing Rock, NC wedding!  Claire and Stephen were married on a chilly but beautiful fall day in Blowing Rock, NC at Blowing Rock Country Club. We loved being part of their gorgeous wedding day and are honored that they chose us to be their wedding photographers.  Claire was a beautiful bride and Stephen a handsome groom.  They are so suited for one another!
Megan Drake of The Elegant Event coordinated the day.
Flowers by Fuschia Sky Moss
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We met Ben and Caroline on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, NC for their engagement session. They were in town to celebrate July 4th weekend and wanted their session to have an Americana feel. We’re looking forward to photographing their wedding in October at the Blowing Rock Country Club.
Blowing Rock Engagement Session
Blowing Rock Engagement Session

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