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

Encaustic Portrait

July 9th, 2015

Encaustic is a Greek word meaning “to heat or burn in” (enkaustikos). Heat is used throughout the process, from melting the beeswax and varnish to fusing the layers of wax. Encaustic consists of natural bees wax and dammar resin (crystallized tree sap). The medium is melted and applied with a brush. Each layer is then reheated to fuse it to the previous layer.

Encaustic painting is an ancient technique, dating back to the Greeks, who used wax to caulk ship hulls. Pigmenting the wax gave rise to the decorating of warships. There has been a revival of the use of encaustic in the 20th and 21st centuries.

My encasutic portrait collages are made from a portrait printed on 100% cotton rag art paper, acid free archival printed papers, preserved elements from nature, found and decorative items, etc, fused together with encaustic medium. I was introduced to this technique by extraordinary Fine Art Photographer, Jennifer Thoreson.

Encaustic portraits are extremely archival, but as with any fine art, care should be given to them. There should be no fear of the work melting in normal household conditions. The wax and resin will not melt unless exposed to temperatures over 150 degrees Fahrenheit. Leaving an encaustic collage in a car on a hot day would not be advisable or hanging a painting in front of a window with direct desert-like sun. They are also sensitive to freezing cold temperatures.
Some encaustics tend to “bloom” or become cloudy over time. If your collage appears indistinct, simply rub the surface with a soft cloth or nylon stocking. Over time the surface retains its gloss as the wax medium continues to cure and harden for up to 1-3 years.

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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!
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Baby Portraits + Winston-Salem, NC

September 30th, 2014

Creating baby portraits of my very own granddaughter is such a thrill. She is beautiful and precous!
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Savannah is finishing her year as the Junior Rhododendron Queen. She is so sparkly and beautiful! We loved photographing her and she had so much fun in front of the camera. Congratulations!
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With Father’s Day just around the corner, I thought back to some of the “dad” portraits we had created during some of our recent family portrait sessions.
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Look at all these beautiful smiles from orthodontist Hunter Woods of Mowbray & Woods in Wytheville, VA.
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I LOVE this beautiful family!!!
Baby Portraits Winston-Salem, NC Burton Photography

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