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Introducing for 2016, Editorial Portraits by Mark Eric

New for 2016, we are introducing Editorial Portraits by Mark Eric.   I’m opening up a limited amount of portrait sessions throughout 2016.   These sessions will be designed to showcase you and your family in the best way possible.   These portraits will be created with elegance in mind  (no woods, no fields, no brick walls).   Dress up to the nines!  We’ll collaborate on the ideal location to show off your loved ones in style.  (Sessions will These will be scheduled in our client’s  homes, on location in some of the South’s finest venues).

More details will come at the beginning of the year.   If you would like to be first on the list, please sign up for more information below.  Let’s collaborate to create some stunning editorial portraits of you and your family.

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Introducing for 2016, Editorial Portraits by Mark Eric

Louisiana Family Portraits! Yes, I am officially now offering editorial family portrait sessions!

We’ve teetered on the edge of offering Family Portraits in Louisiana for many years.   Due to my travel schedule for weddings, I’ve usually limited family portraits to 3-5 sessions per year (and those sessions were usually offered as fund raisers for various causes- just our way of giving back).    Another reason is because I wanted to develop a family portrait experience that would best serve my clients.  After much thought, and consulting with other photographers around the country-   we’ve come up with a way that we can offer family portraits that will best serve our clients.   Our goal is for our clients to use the images as wall art-  we want to fill our clients home with beautiful mounted and framed prints, gallery wrap canvases, metallic prints, and acrylic prints (depending on the style of your home).  We do not want to create images that simply get put on a disc or USB to get thrown in a drawer or closet.  Our goal is to create images that truly reflect your family, and that you can proudly display as art on your walls.

So, here’s how our sessions will work.   We will only accept two family portrait sessions per week.  I will personally come to your home before our shoot.  We will look at your wall space, and collaborate on a shoot that will help us capture and create images to best display in that space.  For example, your child’s room may beg for some creative images of your child embarking in his or her favorite hobby (my daughter will have some creative cheerleading images in her room!) Your living room may be the ideal place to hang a 30×40 gallery wrap canvas just above the fireplace, or perhaps a collage of 4 or 5 smaller framed prints would look great in the foyer.  We’ll chat about your space, your vision, and your budget to create some amazing new artwork that will be unique to you and your family.

Here’s the good news for anyone reading this blog post today (Thanksgiving).  We are offering a discount on our sitting fee- which is normally $750 if you book on Thanksgiving or Black Friday.   Book between those dates, and receive a $300 discount!

Your session will only be $450.   Please keep in mind that these sessions are designed specifically to help you decorate your home, so the average customer will end up spending around $2500 or more.  We promise to deliver a photo experience and images that you will treasure for a long time.

Ready for your $300 discount?  Click the button below to pick your date!

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Of course, we couldn’t launch this exciting new product with out showing off a recent session that was done as a fundraiser for CASA.  This session was auctioned off at Rapides CASA’s recent silent auction-  and this beautiful family purchased it, donating the funds to a wonderful charity.  Thank you for donating to such a wonderful cause, I had a blast photographing this mother and son- aren’t they adorable!

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Louisiana Family Portraits!  Yes, I am officially now offering editorial family portrait sessions!

5th Grade Already !!

I cannot wrap my brain around the fact that our sweet baby Merrik starts her first day of 5th grade today!   No matter how hard I try to see what I think of as what a 5th grader should look like I do not see it when I look at her .  Today as we both anxiously and excited waited in the car pool line to go to school , I held that sweet tiny baby soft hand and we said a prayer .  A prayer of protection for her school , her teachers , and friends . A prayer for her grades:) ,  but most important we prayed that she be a kind friend and a good example.  I know she is growing up , I also know that she still has baby hands and the best part of my morning was holding them this morning .  So for now 5th grade is here but she is still oh so small in my eyes.  Here is to a great year monkey .

Love Mom

5th Grade Already !!

May Your Days Be Merry and Bright

Just wanted to stop and take a minute to say Merry CHRISTMAS to all of our friends out their who take time to stop by and check out our work.  We are so blessed to be able to do what we love and for the freedom it allows us to have when it comes to spending time with our sweet little Merrik .  I can’t believe how time is flying by and I treasure every moment with her .  Santa will have no problem spotting our place this year , ( I know ) !

In case you can’t tell Merrik rules the house around here , especially when it comes to anything blingy !

On a side note for those of you who know me (Heather writing here ) , you might be surprised by the fact that the outside decorations do not match the interior ……. I know I am OC about this stuff , but hey cut a girl some slack .  Atleast I decorated outside this year:)

Love and Prayers for an amazing Christmas for all of you

The Moticheks

Mark , Heather and Merrik

This is my absolute fav ornament this year 🙂  Go figure !  Merrik wanted to get in in the action while I was snapping these .  She cracks me up with her pop up flash .  Oh my word I LOVE THAT LITTLE GIRL !!!!

I love my huge fresh wreaths !  Homemade if you please 🙂  Merrik went went with me to collect the greenery for them and was so freaked by the fact that I was pulling tree cuttings from the trash pile at a local tree shop .  She would not let me get any until we located an employee and asked permission .  They got a total kick out of the fact that we were asking .

  1. micah vittetoe: yaaay! good job for merrick!! and good job for you not discouraging her for her honesty!! let it live on and on in her! she will be blessed for it!!!! December 24, 2010 at 12:39 am
  2. Courtney: Your house looks lovely! :) December 17, 2010 at 3:57 pm
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  4. Sarah Upshaw: What beautiful pictures!! Your tree is stunning!! And the outdoor decor is just as beautiful! Thanks for sharing! December 17, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Merrik’s photoshoot with Angie Monson (Simplicity Photography)

We were excited to find out that one of our favorite kids photographers was coming to Houston last week,  so we jumped at the opportunity to book a session with Angie Monson of Simplicity Photography. Merrik rocked some of her favorite outfits (with the help of her dear Mom of course!).  Angie has blogged  a few of the images, check them out-  we love them!

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