Friday, December 17, 2010

Angels of Faith: Calendars have Arrived!

2011 Angels of Faith Calendars

Thank you to all who have participated with our Angels of Faith project!  We are delighted to announce that our calendars have arrived, and are absolutely gorgeous!  These precious angels will warm your heart and you will simply fall in love with our "Angel Children" and their inspiring stories.  Many of the calendars have already been sold, but we do have a few extra if anyone is interested.  They make awesome Christmas gifts or anytime gifts, and at $12.99 you can give them to everyone!  Remember, you're not only giving the gift of a calendar, but your entire purchase benefits Easter Seals United Cerebral Palsy and their many projects for children with disabilities.

They're going quickly, so call now or click here to purchase!
704-873-3982

For more on Easter Seals United Cerebral Palsy, please visit:  http://nc.eastersealsucp.com/


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Savings Day 2

Buy a $50 Gift Certificate to Give Away
Receive a $25 Gift Certificate for Yourself!
TODAY ONLY!

Stop in the studio or Give us a call!
704-873-3982

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Savings Day 1

35% OFF Holiday Slimline Cards
December 9th ONLY

  • Call Today
  • Place Your Order
  • Use Any Session (Jan. 2010 - Sept. 2010)
  • Receive 35% off the Regular Price! 

     We'll be announcing new ways to save each day from now until Christmas, but what better way to kick it off than by offering your beautiful photographs as greeting cards!  Be sure to check back tomorrow to see what we'll be offering!

704-873-3982

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Black Friday - Huge Portrait Savings!

The Perfect Tree

The Perfect Tree
November 26th & 27th
Packages Start at $35
  • Perfect for Children of All Ages!
  • Great for Christmas Cards!
  • Lowest Prices of the Year!
    Call Now!  Appointments are Limited!
    704-873-3982

Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

Angels of Faith: FINAL RESULTS for the 2011 Calendar!

And here are your top 12 angels...
Thank you to everyone who has voted and supported the Angels of Faith and Easter Seals United Cerebral Palsy!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Angels of Faith: FINAL UPDATE!

This is the FINAL UPDATE for the
2011 ANGELS OF FAITH CALENDAR CANDIDATES!

Remember: Voting is Open until MIDNIGHT tonight!

Click HERE to vote for your favorite!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Christmas at Crider's 2010

   Christmas always brings many new faces into our studio.  We enjoy meeting each and every boy and girl, its such a privilege to watch their eyes light up as they step into a whole new world that's filled with the magic of Christmas and Santa Claus.  This year is no exception.  We've already had an overwhelming response to our new session, Santa's Polar Express.  We have three other Christmas sessions available, and we always have time to photograph families on a traditional Christmas set or even out in the studio park! 
   If you're thinking of having Christmas portraits of your children or family, look no further. Crider's has it all!
Appointments are Limited!
Call Today!
704-873-3982

Father Christmas 
October 14th - 16th

Santa's Polar Express
October 21st - 23rd


Classical Christmas
November 4th - 6th


Yesterday's Christmas
November 12th & 13th

Angels of Faith: ONE DAY LEFT!


These are the current standings as of September 29th, at 9am.
We've had an overwhelming success with our voting and expect many more to come in over the next twenty-four hours!  Please remember, all voting proceeds will go to Easter Seals United Cerebral Palsy and the 2011 Angels of Faith Calendar will be released sometime in mid-October!
Thank you all for your continued support!

Click Here to see all the 2011 Angels of Faith!

Votes can be placed online or over the phone. 
Please call 704-873-3982
Each vote is $1.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Angels of Faith: ONE WEEK LEFT!

ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT!!
There's only ONE WEEK LEFT to vote for the candidates of our 2011 Angels of Faith Calendar!

All voting proceeds will benefit:


To Vote:
  1. Click Here to go to the voting site
  2. Call Us with your vote - 704-873-3982
  3. Mail us a check with your Angel # included to:
    Crider's Photography
    2294 Wilkesboro Hwy.
    Statesville, NC 28625

    (Make Check Payable to: Easter Seals UCP)
Votes are $1 per vote. 
The top 12 Angels of Faith will be featured in the 2011 Angels of Faith Calendar.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Crider's Photography is Traveling to Downtown Wilkesboro!

    We have many, many clients and friends that travel to us from Wilkes County and now its our turn to go to them!  Now, through October, we'll be setting up times to travel up Hwy. 115, into Downtown Wilkesboro. The photos above are just a few of the places we'll be visiting with your family and kids!  This is an exciting time for us, and we look forward to seeing many of you on your own stomping grounds! 


Call Today for Your Appointment!
704-873-3982
·FIRST THREE APPOINTMENTS ARE FREE!!·

Thursday, September 16, 2010

September Special!

SEPTEMBER ONLY!

*New Location*

1/2 Price Session ($37.50)


Perfect for Families and Children

New Props for Everyone to Enjoy!

Call Today to Schedule - Appointments are Limited!

704-873-3982

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Top 12 Angels as of September 15th, 2010 - Half Way!


As of Wednesday, September 15th, (HALF WAY!) these are our top  12 Angels of Faith, IN ORDER!

Keep Voting!  You have until September 30th at midnight to get your votes in!

All votes will benefit Easter Seals United Cerebral Palsy.




To Vote:
  1. Click Here to go to the voting site
  2. Call Us with your vote - 704-873-3982
  3. Mail us a check with your Angel # included to:
    Crider's Photography
    2294 Wilkesboro Hwy.
    Statesville, NC 28625

    (Make Check Payable to: Easter Seals UCP)
Votes are $1 per vote.  The top 12 Angels of Faith will be featured in the 2011 Angels of Faith Calendar.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Angels of Faith: Candidates for the 2011 Calendar


Click the link above to vote for your favorite angel!

Or call to place your vote over the phone: 704-873-3982

Thursday, September 9, 2010

September: What's Happening!

Great things are going on this month as we prepare to being our Christmas season in early October! This is a beautiful time of year, and as the weather begins to cool down (a little) its a great time to take the family and children outside for a portrait session!

This month only, we're offering 1/2 priced sessions on a brand-new location here at our studio! (Regular $75, Half $37.50) The gorgeous field across the street makes for lovely, vintage portraits and we have lots of new props to tote along! Its perfect for family, or children, and don't forget to bring the family pet! Appointments will be limited, so call today to schedule!

Crider's Christmas Extravaganza and Open House will be taking place at our studio, September 16th from 3p-6:30p Come out and bring the kids, Santa will be stopping by to share milk and cookies and tell you about his brand new set by playing The Polar Express!  Also, we'll be having a balloon artist, creating awesome balloon animals! There will be great deals and specials, portrait frames and table top frames will be sold at close out prices! You don't want to miss this!

We need Baby Models!  Mrs. Pat has brand new clothing and props just for our little ones!  Boys and Girls, newborn - 12months, we need babies at all growth stages!  Its a free session AND a free photo for you to share on facebook!  What a great deal!  Call us today to schedule!


Call us to Schedule Your Appointment Today!  704-873-3982

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Angels of Faith: Candidates for the 2011 Calendar



Watch the video of our precious Little Angel Candidates for the 2011 Angels of Faith Calendar! Click on the link below to check out the voting site! Each vote is $1, and all the voting donations will benefit Easter Seals United Cerebral Palsy!

Click Here to Vote!

Friday, August 13, 2010

INTRODUCING: Santa's Polar Express



Santa's Polar Express
October 21st - 23rd
704.873.3982
 All aboard the North Pole Express!  Bring the children in their finest Christmas attire or simply ready for bed in the Christmas pajamas, anything is perfect for this magical setting!  Complete with loading dock, the children will wait for Santa, the conductor, on a beautiful park bench.  Santa will have their 'golden ticket' and share with them many stories of where their ride will take them!  This is a brand new set this year for Crider's Photography and so far we have had a great response, and are certain it will be a huge success.  Book early, and receive 50% off your session fee when you mention the Crider's Photography blog.
Suggested Colors for this Session: 
Navy Blues, Winter Blue, Gold, Burgundy, Deep Reds, Gray, Slate, Black and Cream 
 

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Appalachian State University Family Portraits

Saturday & Sunday Only
October 2nd & 3rd
Only 4 Appointments Each Day


     We're packing our bags and heading for the hills - as fall sets on the beautiful North Carolina Appalachian Mountains, Crider's will be there to capture your family!  Appalachian State Alum are encouraged to gather up the Mountaineer family and join us on campus for a wonderful family session in a place that's near and dear to your heart and ours!  School will be in session and football season will be in full swing, so appointments are limited!  Not sure what to wear?  Break out the school jerseys and colors, or simply don a pair of khakis and a polo - its up to you!  We're looking for a great turn out and want everyone to participate!  Don't miss out - Call us today! 
704-873-3982   or   1-800-736-9901

Friday, July 16, 2010

Angels of Faith: Our Inspiration

video
Check out this great video for more information about why we've created our new charity, "Angels of Faith."  Please help us reach our goal of $25,000.  Read below for way that you can help!


You can participate in the "Angels of Faith" charity campaign in any of the following ways:

1.  Schedule your child to be photographed as an angel for the 2011 "Angels of Faith" calendar.  The portrait dates are July 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd and August 19th-21st, 2010.  Our regular session fee is $50.  For this special charity event, we ask that you consider making a $50 or more donation to Easter Seals United Cerebral Palsy in lieu of the studio session fee.

2.  Go online during the month of September to vote for your favorite angel.  With each vote, you donate $1 to Easter Seals UCP.  You can vote as many times as you would like!

3.   Order the 2011 "Angels of Faith" calendar, featuring the angels from the September voting period.  Easter Seals UCP receives proceeds from the sale of each calendar. You can order calendars, by calling the studio at (704) 873-3982.  They make great gifts for everyone.

4.   Make a donation to Easter Seals United Cerebral Palsy
 by mailing a check to:
(make check payable to: Easter Seals UCP)
 c/o Crider's Photography
2294 Wilkesboro Highway
Statesville, NC 28625

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Are You Ready for Your Family Portrait?

We're in the business of making people look great!  We always try to consult with our families for before a session so they're better prepared where their wardrobe is concerned.  Check out the following link for a few tips and what's best to wear when its time for your next family portrait!

http://www.mademan.com/mm/what-wear-family-portrait.html

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Beachscapes 2010

The weather was absolutely perfect for our first trip to Ocean Isle Beach this year!  We had the pleasure of photographing several families along the beautiful shore!  The following images are just a preview of one of the sessions!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Under the Sea: Mermaids & Pirates

July 16th & 17th

Boys and Girls, Ages 1-5years
Costumes are provided!
Appointments are Limited!  Call Today!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Class of 2011 Models

Be sure to meet these girls and find our more information about Crider's Senior Photography!

Crider's Senior Photography - Class of 2011

Meet Taylor!  Taylor was such a blast to photograph!  We even broke out the flip video camera and got some action footage! Look for the video to be posted soon!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Our New Charity: Angels of Faith

As portrait artists, we are and have been truly blessed for over 25 years to meet and capture memories of precious children each day.  We have seen many children from the day their proud parents introduced them to us at newborn, until they become adults.  Every child holds a very special place in our hearts.  Some children are born to serve an extraordinary purpose in life, while dealing with hardships.  We have had the privilege of meeting and photographing several children that live with cerebral palsy. 

Cerebral palsy is a chronic condition affecting the body movement and muscle coordination.  Currently, about 8,000 babies and infants are diagnosed with the condition each year.  1,200-1,500 preschool age children are recognized each year to have cerebral palsy.  It is very important to help the child achieve maximum potential in growth and development. Children that live with cerebral palsy often need
medication, surgery, braces and special care to improve nerve and muscle coordination.

We have learned from these children that live with cerebral palsy, although some may not be able to walk or talk, that they each have a huge heart, big smile and such sweet spirits.  They have inspired us to start a charity to help make a difference in lives of children and families affected by this condition.  One special friend of ours, Ethan, the nephew of Krissy that works at our studio, has become involved in helping with the charity.  Ethan lives with cerebral palsy and it does not hold back his loving spirit of giving.  He was asked, "Ethan, do you want to help raise money for children like you to have things that they need?"  He smiled and shook his head yes.  Ethan lives everyday with the faith of an angel. 

Being heartfelt portrait artists, we will create a calendar called "Angels of Faith".  The calendars will raise money for cerebral palsy. We plan to photograph children for the calendar every year, starting this year.  We are inviting you to be a part of this exciting journey with us.

We will be photographing children from newborn to 3 years old for the 2011 calendar July 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd and August 19th-21st, 2010.  In September and October, we will make all the images available on line to vote for your favorite angel.  Each vote costs $1 and will be donated to Easter Seals United Cerebral Palsy.  The 12 photographs with the most votes will be included in the calendar.  The calendars will be sold for $12.99 each, with the proceeds being donated the Easter Seals UCP. There are several ways we are inviting you to help. 


You can participate in the "Angels of Faith" charity campaign in any of the following ways:

1.  Schedule your child to be photographed as an angel for the 2011 "Angels of Faith" calendar.  The portrait dates are July 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd and August 19th-21st, 2010.  Our regular session fee is $50.  For this special charity event, we ask that you consider making a $50 or more donation to Easter Seals United Cerebral Palsy in lieu of the studio session fee.

2.  Go online during the months of September and October to vote for your favorite angel.  With each vote, you donate $1 to Easter Seals UCP.  You can vote as many times as you would like!

3.   Order the 2011 "Angels of Faith" calendar, featuring the angels from the September and October voting period.  Easter Seals UCP receives proceeds from the sale of each calendar. You can order calendars, by calling the studio at (704) 873-3982.  They make great gifts for everyone.

4.   Make a donation to Easter Seals United Cerebral Palsy
 by mailing a check to:
(make check payable to: Easter Seals UCP)
 c/o Crider's Photography
2294 Wilkesboro Highway
Statesville, NC 28625



We understand that you have many opportunities to give to charities.  As you think about your giving this year, please consider Easter Seals United Cerebral Palsy and help us reach our goal of raising $25,000 this year.  It's a challenging goal, but with your help it is achievable. 

Without a doubt, we have the greatest group of clients and friends anyone could imagine.  We appreciate your support in helping us make this step of faith to reach out to others.  Thank you!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Take me out to the ballgame!!

We will be photographing our baseball promotion starting on April 22nd and going through the 24th. If you are interested please call the studio ASAP. Appointments are filling up quickly! 704 873 3982

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Easter with Live Bunnies!

We're very busy in the studio this week!  Jim and Phillip have spent the weekend building our brand new Easter set! Its a beautiful building with a blue door that will surely compliment your children's Easter clothing very nicely!  We will, as always, have live bunnies and Mrs. Pat will be putting her finishing touches on the set with beautiful flowers and other accessories!  There are still a few appointments left, give us a call and we'll get you scheduled! Thanks to all of you who have already scheduled, we look forward to seeing each of your beautiful faces this weekend!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Hey Guys!  We've had a busy busy week!  We've been in Raleigh, at the PPNC conference. While we were there, we visited with many great merchants and have lots of new products to offer to everyone! We also sat through many seminars about how best to serve each one of you!  Look for lots of new things to come your way! We're very excited about what we have to offer and all the knowledge that we've acquired!  Thanks once again to each of you who make our business possible!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Easter with Live Bunnies!

Hey Guys!!  Despite the frigid temperatures and the snow that we got last night, we're planning for Spring and Easter is just around the corner!  This year we're very excited about our brand-new, custom set!  We'll be building a stucco, rustic cottage with an aged blue door to accent! As always, flowers will be adorning the set along with an antique bicycle!  If you're looking for the perfect time to have your children's portraits made, this is it!  No other time during the year do we offer such amazing outdoor sets, indoors! 

Clothing for this set will be bright solid pinks, greens, blues, corals or peaches!  As always, whites, creams and yellows will also work wonderfully!

Please call us with questions or to schedule your appointment!  704-873-3982

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Posh Little Tutus

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY!  We're excited to announce that we'll be receiving another shipment from Posh Little Tutus!  For those that don't know, Crider's Photography has partnered with Posh Little Tutus to generate beautiful images for their catalog.  We had great success with all of our baby models last fall and we're looking forward to an even greater response this spring!  Most of the modeling sessions will be photographed outside, the bright colors of the tutus and beautiful flowers of our garden will be simply exquisite.  If you'd like to be a part of our modeling sessions, we'll be looking for little girls (18m - 3years)!  Simply contact the studio (704.873.3982), e-mail us (patcrider@cridersphoto.com), or find us on facebook!  The sessions are at no cost to you, but you do have the option to purchase the images!  We hope you're all as excited about this as we are!!  If you're interested in seeing what may be in store, check out  Posh Little Tutus !

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Facebook

Today is another milestone for Crider's Photography's fan page on Facebook!  We've finally reach 400 fans and we're giving away a great Crider's Photography Gift Basket!  If you're not a fan on Facebook we encourage each of you to do so, this will get you the latest information about what's going on at Crider's as well as early promotion special that are exclusive to our Fans!  Thank you to all of those who invited people and got the word out there!  We really appreciate all the hard work that you've put it!Join us on Facebook!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Storyteller

We've been working hard on reinventing our quarterly newsletter and we think you guys are going to LOVE what we've come up with!  With any luck we'll finish the final draft today and get it sent off to the printers so that everyone can start enjoying them next week!  We also hope that everyone has had a chance to see our newest promotion - Be My Valentine!  January 22 & 23.  We still have several appointments available and these precious photographs make excellent gifts!  Lots of things are in store for the new year and we hope that you all want to be a part of it!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

2010 Calendar!



Happy Tuesday Morning everyone! We're back in the studio today, getting things started, and we've just posted our 2010 Calendar! We'll leave it up on the blog so that all of you can see what's going on at the studio. We're introducing five brand new sets this year, and this means we'll need lots of models! Stay tuned to the blog and to facebook for the latest modeling information! We're looking forward to a great year and hope that you all will be a part of it!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

January 7, 2010

Late yesterday afternoon, we had a great office meeting and we want to let you all know that we have great things in store for you this year! Our newsletter is now under construction and we'll be getting it out to all of you within the next few weeks! We'll be introducing five brand new Limited Edition sets for your children this year as well as a brand new portrait line that you won't want to miss out on! More information will follow about our Artisan Portraits on the blog in the next few days as well as how to get a great deal by hosting a Home Show! Look for a calendar of this years events to be posted soon as well! We're striving to accomadate our clients from all walks of life, because we feel it is important that everyone be blessed with capturing precious family moments! We at Crider's Fine Art Portraiture are looking forward to a great 2010 and hope that you are too!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy New Year

Hey Guys! We're hoping to kick this year off with a bang! And we'd love to give you an opportunity to give us a try! We're offering 25% off an order to the first 5 New Customers that schedule an appointment in 2010! Being part of this will also get you entered to win a FREE 16X20! Call us today! 704-873-3982!

Be My Valentine



Be My Valentine January 22nd & 23rd Bring your little Valentine for this adorable “Little People” session. This fun dress up session is done in the likeness of the famous photographer “Kim Anderson” whose work you see on calendars and greeting cards everywhere. No need to worry about wardrobe, we have it all! Boys and girls ages two to six are best for this session.