Thursday, December 25, 2014

Happy Holidays From Marcia The Art Of Photography

Who Says The Desert Doesn't Get Snow! Merry Christmas To You And Yours.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Why A Family Portrait Is The Best Present You Can Give

It's that time of year again...that shopping time of year. There are practical gifts and then there are the meaningful ones. That pivotal piece in a collector's dreams, that special necklace she's been dropping hints about, the memories that make a house a home...and nothing captures a memory than bringing the family together for a portrait that not only decorates the home but stops time right in it's tracks.

In this age of cell phone captures the artistry of the formal portrait is often forgotten, but set in the premiere placing of the home it can become the focal point that is most beloved.

Gifting portraits does not have to be pricey. While parents will certainly want a current wall art canvas, other family members will love having an 11x14 or even 8x10 mantel piece. 5x7 Holiday Cards with your favorite family photo printed bleed edge style fits perfectly in a standard frame for your friends to enjoy all year around.

Giving portraits doesn't have to break the bank, but like the old saying goes...they're priceless.
Not all portraits are meant to be all smiles...sometimes introspective tells more of the family dynamics than toothy grins.  Copyright Marcia Mauskopf 2014

Monday, September 08, 2014

Definitive Marcia ~~ Fine Art Photography

They say that if you take three witnesses of a car accident and interview them, each one will have a completely different vision of the incident, a different reality for what they saw. When I am not photographing the family experience I love to show the world how it looks through my eyes. Whether a street scene, a landscape, wildlife or abstract, we all have a unique vision.

This street scene was taken in New Orleans, a city known for spirits :) Beautiful ghosts or just mannequins in a decide. I only know that it intrigued me enough to photograph it and share it with you.

Want to see more of my fine art images? Go to: Fine Art America.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Definitive Marcia ~~ The Lifestyle Portrait

Yep, that's me. A semi self portrait shot at South Rim, Grand Canyon. Semi because I set up the shot and said when I get out there point left or right to make sure I am directly under the rain storm in the distance and please click the shutter :)

Those that know me know that as passionate as I am about photography, I am also about hiking and the outdoors and my spirituality. This image says all of that and more. What are your passions? What says this is me? How do you want the world to see you? Are you a horsewoman? Are motorcycles your passion? What makes you tick? Celebrate who you are with a Lifestyle Portrait.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Definitive Marcia ~~ The Commercial Portrait

One of the things I love to do most is work with artists, actors, musicians, creatives of all genres. This is one of my best friends and favorite singer/songwriters, David Sheehy. His EP needed a special image...rough, gritty, a testament to the title song, "Let Go". We traveled alleys and sidestreets  looking for a perfect wall to watch the traffic go by and created this. A perfect pairing for a Rock Star album cover.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Fine Art Sale!

I'm so excited by the success of my galleries on Fine Art America that I am running a sale! From now until July 30, 2014 receive up to $25 off your order from my photographic images. Choose from greeting cards, phone cases, and of course art prints which can be purchased on canvas, metal, loose or framed. Take a look and see my latest images, leave me a comment on the ones you like and enjoy your savings. Use discount code UEFXXP to reap your reward today :)

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Shopping Day In New Orleans     See this image and more in my Fine Art America Galleries. Copyright Marcia Mauskopf

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Announcing Affinity, Our New Wedding/Event Package ~~ Is It For You?

I love small family events... The intimate wedding, 50th Anniversaries, Vow Renewals. There is a special beauty to small family gatherings that I enjoy being a part of.  Often traditional coverages are too big for these intimate affairs. These special needs are now accommodated by our newest package, Affinity. Shorter coverages, special album options all available at a very special price.

50th Anniversary Vow Renewal Ceremony        © 2014
Up to four hours event day coverage
Disc with color corrected images
Web Gallery for three months
Album option with special savings available
$250 per hour

What you also need to know:
This plan has a two hour minimum and is only for events of up to 50 guests. Option available to purchase one Asuka coffee table book with 20 sides at 30% off when added to plan at time of booking. This plan only available when booking within 6 months of event. Travel fees may apply.

Monday, June 09, 2014

Definitive Marcia ~~ The Family Portrait

We all have pictures on our phones, in our computers of our family but how many do you have where the whole family, INCLUDING you are together in that same image? The family portrait has long been the symbol of personal and family history, showing the development of the family, the culture and times of the day. As much as it is a record of the generations the family portrait has been a possession of prestige holding a place of honor in the home. Today family portraits can be done anywhere, from the convenience of a studio to exotic vacation destinations. Typically, in our arid Phoenix summers, I enjoy not only photographing my family clients not only in the fields and washes of the valley, but day-tripping with them to Sedona and the cooler locations along The Rim. Consider combining the joy of taking your family to the cooler temps of Northern Arizona for a long weekend and inviting your favorite photographer along for the ride...ME!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Definitive Marcia ~~ Baby, Oh Baby!

They grow so fast...first a little bundle of cries, burbles and laughs, the next running, screeches, simple jokes and big giggles. Snapshots can sometimes catch a moment but for the moment between the moments only a concentrated portrait session will do. An outdoor portrait session will give you the variance in backgrounds to accommodate any decor...believe it or not while this portrait looks like an in-studio photograph it was in fact shot in front of a tinted glass door! And she loved playing with the glass and stone mosaic entryway in front of it. A very little girl, a moment between the moments, who could ask for more!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Definitive Marcia ~~ Puppy Love

The bond between man and dog is immeasurable and for many of us our dogs are our children, too. When we bring a dog into our home we offer shelter and care and in return receive unconditional love. The definitive dog portrait has been a part of homes for eons, showing up in Estates, Hunting Lodges, and homes throughout history. Why? Because the family dog is indeed a beloved member of the family. A portrait of your dog is not only a valued momento of a part of your family that is here and gone all too soon but an incredible and very personal piece of art.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Definitive Marcia ~~ The Portrait As Art

Pictures portray the person, portraits tell a story. And within that story is art. Not every portrait needs to show the face. Sometimes the most precious of images is the one that shows a moment that will never be there again, the soft roundness of a newborn's toes that so soon will lengthen and  lean out to first toddle then run. A moment captured becomes art for the heart.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Definitive Marcia ~~ The Mommy To Be

There are rites of passage in a woman's life and none more powerful than when she gives life. Snapshots in mirrors showing the progress of a growing belly abound on Facebook and other social media sites but none are more beautiful than when your pregnancy is a depiction of art. A co-creation between photographer and mother can produce images that tell the story of life and create an heirloom for the unborn child. The Maternity Portrait is not only the capture of a moment in the mother's journey, but baby's very first portrait, too.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Definitive Marcia ~ The Wedding

In every wedding there are the moments between the moments...that images that surprise you, the ordinary seconds that become more than a moment captured, they transmute into art. I believe that every wedding album should have these, images that define that day in a way that no ordinary picture can.  This is such an image...taken as the couple walked away at the end of their portrait session, walking into the rest of their lives.
©Marcia Mauskopf, Marcia The Art of Photography

Monday, January 13, 2014

Definitive Marcia -The Head Shot

©Marcia Mauskopf 2010

What is a head shot? At it's most basic a picture taken from the neck up, a clear representation of a person, perhaps non-descript, perhaps something more...if you think about it, your driver's license is a head shot, and for most of us not how we would like to be remenbered.

At it's best, your head shot says this is who I am, what I am,  where I am at this moment in time. It defines you to the world and sells you to your audience, It is often your first impression to a director, a rep, a client. How do you want to be seen for the very first time?

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Save On Head Shots And More! January Specials!

Hope you had a wonderful Holiday Season! As we get set to make 2014 the best yet, we've got some wonderful ways for you to save your memories and save cash, too! Did you know that newsletter subscribers get advance notice of sales? Sign up in the box at the left to receive yours straight to your inbox every month.


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Friday, January 03, 2014

It's Here! The 2014 Adorable Child Portrait Contest!

I'm so happy to once again be participating in the ACI ADORABLE Child Portrait Contest. Each year American Color Imaging (ACI), one of the Country's leading photo labs offers this showcase of child photography by sponsoring this very special contest for participation by professional photographers.

The contest is for children ages newborn to twelve and offers over $7500 in prizes. Categories include:
 3-5 years
 6-8 years
 9-12 years
 Mommy & Me/Daddy & Me 
 and Buddies.

For this contest only, I am offering special promotional pricing of $79 single child portrait session ($25 each additional child) and packages pleasantly priced at $99 and up. Hurry and reserve your session today, your child could be the next big winner!
Marcia The Art of Photography