Attention women all shapes and sizes! We NEED you!
Have you ever had the desire to model? Have you ever had the desire to model while getting really cool discounts on all the stuff you already want to buy? Then we need YOU!
We are so excited to announce that we will be working together on our first Seasonal Model Search.
CHECK THIS OUT!
Salon EllaPar Spa & Boutique is looking for 4 female models ages 16 and up, all shapes and sizes, to be the faces for their Spring season!
Alissa is looking for 6 girls to be High School Senior Models for the Senior Year 2019!
As a Thank You for signing up, you will be given a one time 20% discount off items in the Boutique valid for THAT DAY ONLY.
What is included in this 15-minute session?
• Your very own exclusive photo shoot
• Hair and Makeup Touch-Ups provided by Salon EllaPar
• Boutique Bucks for Boutique EllaPar
• Discounted Portrait Package options
Starting February 2nd, come into Salon EllaPar (located at 888-C Kingsbay Rd St. Marys, GA 31558) and sign up for our model shoot.
There is a $20 CASH ONLY sign-up fee in order to reserve your spot!
Time slots are limited and guaranteed to fill up fast.
The preliminary photo shoot is
Saturday March 3rd from 8am-5pm
Located at Alissa A Portrait Artist
YOU MUST RESERVE YOUR SESSION!
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Alissa will choose 6 girls to be the winners of the Senior Model Search. If you are interested in being a Senior 2019 model please fill out the application by clicking here
WHAT DO YOU GET IF YOU WIN?
The Top 4 winners for Salon EllaPar will get:
• An in-depth EXCLUSIVE photo shoot modeling the latest spring clothing collection for Boutique EllaPar. This will take place on MARCH 17th, 2018.
• FULL hair and makeup the day of the last photo shoot done by Salon EllaPar.
• Your images on posters that will be displayed in Salon EllaPar Spa and Boutique.
• A discount on Portrait Packages/Sessions from Alissa’s A Portrait Artist.
The 6 Winners of The Senior 2019 Model Search for Alissa-A Portrait Artist will get:
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The Brown Family Portrait Session
The first time I met The Brown Family was on the side of Heckscher between Amelia Island and Jacksonville. We had several phone calls leading up to our portrait session which made meeting them feel like we already knew each other.
Kim is a Full-Time yoga instructor, and has been for the last 25 years. Her husband Jeff loves to boat and fish, their daughter Brittney who is very successful working in California as an events coordinator and Conrad is currently living and working in Virginia also very successful, I can not forget their family puppy Mya and I walked the mile to the Drift wood beach.
The entire walk was filled with laughter and stories as if we had known each other for years! The love and bond between the whole family was beautiful to see!
I knew right away that the portraiture we would create together would be breathtaking.
Our whole session was like I was photographing old friends!
As we walked, talked and photographed I kept thinking of my own family and hoping that I can instill this same love for family, the same level of importance that the children placed on their parents and how they lifted one another up in every conversation.
To me that is what family portraiture is about.. preserving these moments, our families lives, who we are, our testimony, our actions, what we have done, how we have treated one another. All of this transcends time in a family portrait.
Please take a moment to check out the beautiful portraits we created. I am so happy with the results.
Photographing beautiful people with amazing personalities and attitudes makes my job so easy!
I would also like to brag on Kim for a minute and talk about how amazing and in-shape she is. If you are in the Jacksonville area and are looking for a personal trainer or yoga instructor, please call her!
She is an all around cool and amazing person!
Thank you Brown family for sharing your family, your love and your evening with me! It is families like yours that makes my job what it is!
How much is a portrait worth? That is the question....
I begin this post by referencing a shoot I did about 13 years ago..
The subjects: Twin sisters
Age: About 29
Had not had their portrait taken together since they were kids. Vanessa was visiting her twin sister for the week so they thought it would be a great opportunity to be photographed together. It started out as usual neither one REALLY wanting it done. However, their mom pushed them to do it.
The session went great Vanessa as always was her normal hilarious self making every laugh as usual. The photos turned out to be really nice and the family bought 2 8x10s 2 different poses. The family received their 2 8x10's framed them in some cheap frame and called it a day.
Fast forward 12 years....
Vanessa the one everyone loved and made everyone laugh and was filled with so much zest for life past away. October 23rd, 2017 her sister went searching for all the photographs she could of her sister she sifted through all social media, all her boxes of pictures. She thought back to the picture she had hanging on the wall in the other room and wished she had more images form that session. She had never thought about that session since receiving the 8x10's until now.. Now was when all she wanted was to see all of those images again.
Unfortunately, the digital files had not been backed up correctly and EVERY picture from that session was GONE FOREVER! With the exception of the 2 8x10's purchased.
Now how much are those 8x10's worth?
Vanessa's twin's name was Alissa (yes that is me). I am a photographer and can honestly admit back then I did not value photography as much as I should have. I haphazardly purchased those 8x10s put and them in a cheap frame as if they were meaningless. The digital files.. Well I could always reprint later right? Well even as a photographer and the many systems put in place to keep the unimaginable happening happened to me.. I lost all my digital files on my computer... All those memories..
Thankfully, with technology I was able to photograph one of those 8x10's and am able to create an heirloom art piece, just like the ones I encourage all of my clients to get.. Because you see in the moment money seems like it matters.. You think oh my gosh that is expensive.. But take it from me, in the moment when you hear of your loved ones death you are not thinking about money and how much that portrait cost you. You are thinking about how grateful you are to have it.. I promise you, the moment you lose someone the first thing you do is cling to the photographs you have of them..
It is in that moment you realize that that Portrait is truly priceless.
I want to encourage you to learn from my story. Please have your portraits taken frequently! Cherish them, frame them in beautiful frames and present them on your personal art gallery called your home! You do not want to regret it when you receive that dreaded phone call when it is in that moment you realize there is nothing else you can do.
WHoooHooooo! I am so excited about The Jacksonville Home & Patio Show.
Thank you for visiting my blog! If you are here, I am assuming you find my work of something of interest.
Please allow me a moment to give a description to what an Heirloom is; it is defined as
1 : a valuable object that is owned by a family for many years and passed from one generation to another
Therefore, the art work I desire to create for all, is something that is priceless.. Something that does not have a monetary value. Something that in generations to come someone (maybe a great grandchild) will have a beautiful peace of their heritage on their wall.
So many people put so much value in things that in 1 year have NO VALUE like t.v's furnishings or cars. It is a trend in today's society to really put on the back burner things that you can never get back, and can NEVER be replaced, like Portraits. So many people go to the cheapest photographer and get their images on a disc.
Where are those images in a year from now?
My desire is much deeper than that! My focus is creating one of a kind masterpiece, heirloom portraits. That will be handed down for generations.
This leads me to you right now, reading this article.
How long has it been since you have had a Family Portrait?
What is currently being displayed on your walls?
When someone walks into your home what would they say was the most important thing to you, based on what is the main focal points in your rooms?
If your answer to the last question was anything other than your family, please allow me the opportunity to change that!
I am so blessed to have this opportunity to create something unique for you. I have NEVER heard anyone say, "I wish I never took that family portrait". I have people contacting me all the time telling me how thankful they are that they took the time to have me create their Family Portrait!
This is my first year showcasing my work at The Jacksonville Home & Patio Show, I can hardly contain my excitement!
Come by my booth #S2-05 on any of the days to view beautiful samples of my work and reserve a session with me. I will be selling gift certificates that will double their value IF you use them with in 60 days of their purchase. This is the first discount I have ever given, so please come by and take full advantage.
I am also offering a Show giveaway. Come by my booth and sign up to win a portrait session and a 14 inch portrait with artistry (A $550 value) Your session will include a design consultation and clothing consultation.
So please swing by by booth and reserve your portrait session and to sign up to win our contest!
If you need more details please do not hesitate to contact me at 904.339.5889 or email me at Alissa@AportraitArtist.com
Looking forward to meeting you on September 28th-October 1st. at The Prime Osborne Convention Center in Jacksonville.
Many Blessings to you!