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:


Burton Photography, Blue Ridge Parway Portraits… We met Thad and Amy with their new additon, fur baby MAX, for family portraits at Doughton Park. The scenery was spectacular and provided a beautiful backdrop for creating memories that will last a lifetime. We love including pets in our family portraits becuase not only are dogs a man’s best friend, they help define a time period in our lives.

Burton Photography, Blue Ridge Parkway 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:


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

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

Family Portrait + Boone, NC

October 2nd, 2014

We took this family to one of our most favorite locations on the Blue Ridge Parkway to create their family portrait. Not only did we have a great time creating their portrait, we LOVED soaking up the amazing beauty of the fields of wild flowers and mountain scenery.

Family Portrait, Burton Photography
Family Portrait, Burton Photography
Family Portrait, Burton Photography
Family Portrait, Burton Photography

Baby Portraits + Boone, NC

October 2nd, 2014

Baby Portraits can be so awesome! We’ve created portraits of Jackson since he was tiny and in a wink of an eye he’s already turned two. Here’s what I love about this – we’re using a location that has sentimental value – Jackson’s grandfather’s magnificent gardens in Boone, NC (which are still under construction) and items that also have sentimental meaning. See the toy Jackson is playing with? It belonged to his dad! So cool.
Baby Portrat, Burton Photography

The Sargents come to the High Country every year from Texas to vacation…and on this trip (in between all the exciting hikes, etc) we were able to create their family portrait. It was our pleasure to get to know them – they are a talented, smart, fun to be with family.

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.
Burton Photography family Portraits

Thad and Amy celebrated their first anniversary with a portrait session!
Baby Portraits Winston-Salem, NC Burton Photography

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