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Why Choose a Professional Photographer?

Why Choose a Professional Photographer?

So Why should you choose a professional Photographer? As the technology built into digital cameras increases and the capability of programs such as Photoshop becomes more sophisticated, the temptation to handle all of your photography personally is greater than ever before. However, one does not have to go far to find numerous examples of photography gone horribly wrong. Hiring a professional photographer can eliminate the risk of ending up with disastrous wedding photos or blatantly amateur business presentations. In fact, there are five very good reasons to go with a professional photographer. The...

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Portrait Contest Winner Annouced!

Congratulations to our 2012 annual "Say Cheese" grand prize portrait contest winner! Take a look at this little sweetheart! Portrait Creations is proud to introduce to you their 2012 "Say Cheese" Portrait Contest winner! This little cutie is from Troy, Ohio and is now $500 richer and  I'm sure her parents are proud! With close to 300 adorable pictures to choose from entries this year, our judges had a rough time trying to pick in a winner. Thank goodness I was not a judge because I would have wanted to give them all the grand prize! Portrait Creations would like to say "thank you" to everyone...

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Troy Ohio Photographer

Troy Ohio Photographer

Good evening Troy, Ohio! The leaves are changing and there is a chill in the air. So what does that mean to the fine citizens of Troy? Time to get the rakes or leaf blowers out! Just kidding! I'm not looking forward to all the raking I have to do.. But there are some things I do look forward to during the Fall season. Pumpkins,the beautiful colors of the fall leaves (before they fall of course), Halloween (mmm candy), and fresh apple cider! Nothing beats a nice fall harvest of apples. One of the other things that I look forward to this time of the year is my yearly family portraits....

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The ugly truth about digital photos.

The ugly truth about digital photos.

Imagine 50 years from now your grandchildren or great-grandchildren are going through  boxes in your  attic or garage looking to reconnect with the past. They find all kinds of your prized belongings, your teddy bear from when you was a child, a football card of Aaron Rodgers,  or maybe even an old digital camera. As they go thru and find these items they learn of what your life was like 50 years ago. Amongst all the wonderful things they find from your past they come across these round silver disc shaped objects.  These disc shaped objects are about 4 inches across and have a hole in the middle....

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How to help our local Animal Shelter

How to help our local Animal Shelter

We need your help! Last year we were able to donate 1000 pounds of food to the local animal shelter and this year we intend to beat that by at least 500 pounds. So how can you help us reach our goal of 1500 pounds of food for the animal shelter? Well it's really easy!  All you have to do is stop in at our store to donate the dog and or cat food. Now for the kicker! With your donation Portrait Creations will give you a free session and a free 5x7!! How can you pass up a sweet deal like that? Not only are you helping the animals your getting some free stuff from us to show how much we appreciate...

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Covington,Ohio Portrait Tips

Covington,Ohio Portrait Tips

Good morning to the good people of Covington, Ohio! I was sitting here thinking this morning while enjoying my cup of coffee, what can I write about today that would make your portrait session go a little smoother and help cut down on what I call "portrait stress" .  So I put myself in your shoes and came up with a list of 5 tips that hopefully help you out. I know when you’ve hire a professional photographer to take your child's portraits, that is  important that not only does the child have a good time but you the parents enjoy the session as well. Here's five easy tips  you can do to make...

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Summer Cruise in and concert reminder

Summer Cruise in and concert reminder

Portrait Creations just wanted to give everyone a friendly reminder that the 2012 Summer Cruise in and concert at the Miami Valley Centre Mall is this Sunday, August 11th 11:00 AM.-9:00PM. Come see a great line up of cars, food, jugglers, clowns, balloons , listen to some good music. This year Herman's Hermits will be feature band! While your there come on into the mall to cool off and visit some of the stores. Be sure stop in and say hello to us as well! For more information please contact the Miami Valley Centre Mall 937-773-1225 or visit their website

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Our annual portrait contest is underway

Our annual portrait contest is underway

Our annual "Say Cheese" portrait contest is underway and going strong With July coming to an end that means that there is only one month left for you to get get your child's portrait entered in our annual "Say Cheese" portrait contest and a chance to win $500!!! That's right I said $500!! The contest will run until August 31, 2012.  Looking for the details?  Give us a call or you can click here for all the info! Take a look at last year's winner: After taking first place at our winners ceremony last year on stage in the piqua mall...we asked this little cutie what he was going...

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Family Portraits on location

Family Portraits on location

Family Portraits done where you want them. Here at Portrait Creations not only do we specialize in family portraits in the studio we can also take your family portraits on location! As a father I know how much "fun" it can be getting the kids all cleaned up, dressed, and getting them to the studio. For some reason it never goes good for me. Either the hair gets messed up, somehow the clothes get dirty, or the kids are just arguing with each other on the way there. Well Portrait Creations can help by making all those problems go away with the "On location" portraits. So here's the deal all you have...

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Portrait Contest Time!

Portrait Contest Time!

Portrait Creation's 8th annual portrait contest has begun! So what would you do with $500.00?  I could think of a couple of things, like buy a new big screen, or maybe that new computer I've had my eye on, or even a radio for my car.  My wife on the other hand would use it to pay bills or buy that purse that she has always wanted. So, now that I have you thinking on what your going to spend that money on all you have to do is win it!  What's that?  How do you win $500? I'm glad you asked! It's really simple all you have to do is enter Portrait Creation's 8th annual "Say Cheese" portrait...

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Have Safe and Happy 4th Of July!

Have Safe and Happy 4th Of July!

July4, 1776 the day our nation declared it's freedom from  Great Britain. Did you know that that the Declaration of Independence was  initially adopted by Congress on July 2, 1776? It was revised and the final version was adopted two days later. July 4th celebrations date back to 1777. In Rhode Island a 13 gun salute was fired once in the morning and once in the evening. Philadelphia celebrated the 1st anniversary with a dinner for Congress, 13 gun salutes, music, parades, and fireworks. Today typical festivities range from concerts, parades,and fireworks to more casual family get togethers...

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Summer Cruise-in & Concert

Summer Cruise-in & Concert

 Spectacular Summer Cruise-in & Concert August 11, 2012.. Remember that date. Why you ask, well its the date of the Spectacular Summer Cruise-in & Concert! What's better than cars, music, and food?  Well  I can only think of one thing and unfortunately Piqua is nowhere near the ocean.  This year the Miami Valley Centre Mall will be hosting Herman's Hermits featuring Peter Noone! Also peforming will be The Chase Classic Rock Band, Frankly Speaking Band, and Walt Sanders & The Cadilac Band. Sounds like an awesome line up for some great music!  Along with all that great music...

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Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

From all of us at Portrait Creations we want to wish all the Father's out there a Happy Father's Day! Enjoy your day!

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Father’s Day is almost here!

With June upon us there is two things that come to my mind. The Troy Strawberry Festival and Father's Day! Father's Day, it's a time for Dad to sit back and relax let the kids wait on him hand and foot! Well at least that's what I'm hoping for from my two kids. Even though, every Father's day I hope that will become a reality it never has.... Usually on Father's Day I go and visit my dad and wish him a Happy Father's Day and then my two kids,my father and myself  usually load up the car with and head down to a pond or lake to do some fishing.  There is nothing more satisfiing that spending...

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Memorial day weekend, the unofficial start of summer. Memorial day weekend is often celebrated with family fun like cook outs, camping, swimming, or just sitting around and relaxing. On the Sunday before Memorial Day some people will be tuning in to watch the  Indianapolis 500, which has been held on the same day since 1911. While this weekend will be filled with BBQ, fun at the beach, baseball, and auto racing for most people, we should remember why we get to celebrate this weekend. Memorial Day is a day to remember the military men and women that have served, currently serving, or has given...

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Senior Pictures Troy Ohio

Senior Pictures Troy Ohio

Troy Ohio Senior Pictures Hey soon to be seniors or even current Troy High School seniors. Did you know that it's never to early or even too late to get your senior portraits done?  Did you also know that Portrait Creations located in the mall in Piqua does senior portraits for Troy?         Yep that's right they do senior pictures Troy Ohio !  Portrait Creations can do your Senior portraits in the studio, in the park, downtown Troy, or they can do photograph you with your car! So up and coming seniors or even the seniors that are getting ready to move...

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner

Mother’s Day is just around the corner

Does the date May 13, 2012 ring a bell?  It does here, it's Mother's Day. Mother's Day shopping is always tricky.  After spending hours searching the web and stores for Mother's Day gift ideas it hit me. I was determined to  give my mom a present she'll never forget. I decided to give her a portrait of my children and myself  in a good old fashioned macaroni frame. You know the macaroni frames you made when  in kindergarten.  Sounds a little silly for a 35 year old to give his mother a macaroni frame but it is unexpected and it's a fun way to spend time with my two children. The preparations...

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Now announcing our Wedding Photography for Piqua, Troy, Tipp City and Surrounding areas

Now announcing our Wedding Photography for Piqua, Troy, Tipp City and Surrounding areas

That's right you heard me right. Wedding Photography is now available the studio you know and love for your everyday portrait sessions is proud to announce our new wedding photography line! We are proud to have Tanya Kiesewetter  aboard as our wedding and event Specialist. Be sure to keep an eye out for more information and specials on our wedding line. And if you have any questions please feel free to give the studio a call. We are proud to have Tanya Kiesewetter  aboard as our wedding and event Specialist.

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There’s still time!

There’s still time!

Easter is 7 Days away The countdown has begun! 7 days left until that Easter Bunny comes hopping down the bunny trail to visit your home and leave your children some Easter eggs to hunt for, chocolate bunnies for your children to devour, jelly beans to snack on, and lets not forget Peeps, and who doesn't love Peeps? Take a look at some of our most recent Easter Portraits. These are just adorable! Even though there is only 7 days left until Easter, there is still time to give us a call to schedule your Easter Portrait Session with us!  All you have to do is pick up the phone and call us at 937-615-9140...

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Easter just one week away

With Easter just one week away I just wanted to share some our favorite Easter Portraits with everyone! Don't forget there is still time to schedule your Easter portraits with Portrait Creations! And if your looking for a deal, check out our specials page for the most current special!

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Helpful Tips for a great portrait session

Helpful Tips for a great portrait session

For sessions at any age, we suggest simple clothing. Neutral, solid colors work best for keeping all the attention on the face. Try to avoid stripes, plaids, polka dots, character clothing, or large floral prints since they will visually compete with your baby’s smile and eyes. Multiple clothing changes may make your little one upset, so one or two changes are best. Be sure clothing is comfortable. Keep an open mind; you may just find that the best outfit is no outfit at all! A baby in just a diaper or onesie is simply adorable. Elastic headbands can leave marks on the head if it shifts...

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Easter is just around the corner!

Easter is just around the corner!

Good evening everyone! I just wanted to drop everyone a quick little reminder that Easter is just couple of weeks away. You still have time to stop in or give us a call to schedule your Easter portrait session with us. What a great way to surprise your family members or friends  with a picture of you, your children, or the entire family with a portrait from Portrait Creations. We will have the live bunnies on hand for your extra special easter portraits until April 15th. Be sure to call us and ask about our current Spring Special that we are running until April 30th.  

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In need a photographer near Covington, Ohio?

 Good evening to everyone in the city of Covington! I hope everyone is trying to enjoy this nice weather we are having. Hey Covington, did you know that Easter is just around the corner?  Kinda crazy how fast this year is moving along. It seems like yesterday that we was celebrating the new year!  With Easter coming up on April 8th now is a great time to plan your family Easter portraits.   Did you know that Portrait Creations is just located up the road a bit from Covington in Piqua?  They are located in the Miami Valley Centre Mall right across from Bath and Body Works....

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They have Arrived!!!

They have Arrived!!!

Ladies and Gentleman, may I have your attention please for this announcement. I would like to inform everyone that the adorable, cute, fuzzy, bunnies have arrived! We are super excited to have these two adorable bunnies on staff for the next couple of weeks.  These little guys are soooo adorable .  These extra special visitors will be on hand for our Spring Portrait special from March 1st thru April 15th, 2012. Portrait Creations invites your child to experience the feel of a real live bunny as one of our seasoned photographers captures the wonder and excitement! Be sure to call...

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The Bunnies Are Coming!

The Bunnies Are Coming!

Here comes Peter Cotton Tail, hopping down the bunny trail. And where does that bunny trail lead to?   Well Portrait Creations of course! With Easter (and spring I hope!)  just a several weeks away, here at Portrait Creations we are getting ready for our special visitors.  And who is our special visitors you ask? Well here's some clues. They are furry, have floppy ears and fuzzy tails!   If you guessed bunnies then you guessed right! We will have 2 very special, extra adorable, fuzzy live bunnies on staff for your Easter portraits!  You don't want to miss out on these floppy...

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Keep your eyes open

Keep your eyes open

 I hope that everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day! Even though Valentine's Day is gone now that doesn't mean that our special is. Our Valentine's Day special runs untill Feburary 28th so you still have some time to call us and schedule your session! Check out some of our  Super Sweet Valentines! Now that March is just around the corner Portrait Creations is gearing up up for a fun month! March is going to be bringing a couple of things to you. One is a secret (but I'll give you a hint later in the post), and the second is of course everyone's favorite photographer is coming back into...

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Back by popular demand!

Back by popular demand!

We are proud to announce Jaimie Kiefer will be returning to the studio. Jaimie brings over 20 years of experience and is always a barrel of fun!!!  "I have missed all of my kids and families and am also very excited to see all of the wonderful new things the studio has added. It is a more "colorful" generation. The studio has invested over $10,000 in new backgrounds and props. I can't wait to get started !" Jaimie's much anticipated arrival begins March 5th and will be available in the studio for sessions on Monday's and Friday mornings. We recommend giving us a call or stopping by to schedule...

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Valentine’s Day is around the corner

Valentine’s Day is around the corner

Can you believe that it is the last day of January already? Where does time go?  With Feburary just one day away that means Valentines Day is just around the corner.  And what comes with Valentines Day? Well flowers, chocolate, and LOVE! Why not give your loved one something different this year? Flowers are nice but they eventually dry out and die, chocolate is delicious and doesn't last very long (well at least my house it doesn't!). So what can you give your loved on that will last a lifetime?  A portrait of course! Whether that portrait is of yourself,  a child, pet, or even...

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Time is running our for our January specials!

Portrait Creations just wants to remind you that time is running our for our January Photography specials! But before I before I get to that I wanted to share a few pictures with you.     Take a look at this adorable little Chihuahua. Isn't so cute! This a photo from our pet photography line. We love your four legged or even two legged family members as much as you do!         This adorable little girl is one of our favorites!  She is such a joy to have in the studio for our child photography sessions!   Can you believe that the first...

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Portrait Creations introduces our Wedding Line to Troy, Ohio

Portrait Creations is excited to announce our newest photography line. Starting in Febuary 2012 we will being doing wedding photography!  This is an exciting time for us as we branch our photography skills into a new direction. As a wedding photographer we want to provide you not only with top quality photos that capture your special moment, but we want to provide you with the professionalism that other photographers do not offer.   For more information on our photography line please feel free to stop in a visit us or you can always give us a call at 937-615-9140 Our photographers...

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2012 Is bringing some new changes to Photography in Piqua!

First off we would like to thank you for visiting portraitcreationspiqua.com. With 2012 finally here we are making some changes to our look and adding some new services!  As you can see we made a major overhaul to our website how exciting! We hope that you find our website is easy to navigate and find the information that you are looking for.  Comments and suggestions are always welcome so that we may provide you with the best service possible. Now on to the new services!   In 2012 we will be offering two new styles of photography to our current line.  Not only only will we be offering...

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