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:

 

Cinemagraph Senior Portraits give us a chance to create something fun and unique for our high school seniors. Olivia is part of the graduating class of 2017 from Watauga High School. She loves to read and has especially enjoyed the adventure fantasy series – The Infernal Devices. Cinemagraphs are an innovative addition to our beautiful line of classic portraiture products. We’ve been creating fine art wall portraits for years – this is something fun for social media to go along with the heirloom pieces our clients treasure for generations.

Cinemagraph Senior Portrait

July 27th, 2016

Cinemagraph Senior Portrait – An exciting addition to the beautiful portraits we create for our high school seniors is the ultra cool CINEMAGRAPH.  A cinemagraph is an amazing combination of still and moving images that is sure to get some love on your social media.

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, 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, 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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The Drive in Sunset came about like this…
NC Portrait Artists, Jonathan and Bonnie Burton headed off on an adventure to the State Line Drive In movie theater – about an hours drive across the mountains to Tennessee from their studio in Boone, NC. Upon arriving an hour early (when the gates opened), there were almost 100 cars already in line to get in!!! So the original plan was scrapped for the time being and they went to the Drive In Sunset instead. You can’t see the car…it’s just out of the frame. But we could drive right to the edge of the lake! We were at Watauga Point Picnic Area at Watauga Lake. It was a beautiful evening indeed!!!
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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

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