The 89th Academy Awards: Will You be Our Oscar Winner?

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89th Academy AwardsThe 89th Academy Awards are airing this Sunday February 26th.  If you’re a movie-lover then you’re breathlessly awaiting the winner for best picture or maybe best special effects- whatever works for you. If you love fashion, it’s a treat to watch as the presenters glide across the stage in the most amazing gowns & jewels and (for men) the latest interpretation of the tuxedo. We here at the Hartshorn Portraiture studio love the glamour of the Academy Awards- so much that we want to spread that sparkle beyond the night of the awards.

From February 22nd-26th Enter your predictions for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress in the comments section on our Facebook Page and you will be entered to win your very own glamorous beauty photo shoot with Hartshorn Portraiture. You’ll receive a 2-hour studio photo session valued at $950 which includes an 8×10 custom print. EVERYONE who comments will receive an opportunity to win, so you need not be correct to win, you just need to enter your guess. We’ll be watching to see if our FB fans and blog followers accurately predict the winners! To make the session ultra-glam we will include the services of a professional makeup artist.

The winner will be announced on our Facebook page by noon Monday February 27th. Entries will be accepted until the end of the Academy Awards show- or midnight 2/26, whichever comes last!

To assist you in choosing the winners- here is a list of the nominees

Best Picture

  • La La Land
  • Arrival
  • Lion
  • Hell or High Water
  • Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race
  • Moonlight
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Manchester By the Sea
  • Fences

Best Actor

  • Andrew Garfield- Hacksaw Ridge
  • Ryan Gosling – La La Land
  • Denzel Washington- Fences
  • Casey Affleck- Manchester By The Sea
  • Viggo Mortensen- Captain Fantastic

Best Actress

  • Emma Stone– La La Land
  • Isabelle Huppert- Elle
  • Ruth Negga- Loving
  • Meryl Streep- Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Natalie Portman- Jackie

Enter your predictions in the comments section of our Facebook Page Oscar Post to be entered- best of luck!


Block Party Liberty Science Center February 16-28

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February 16-28 Block Party Liberty Science Center- actually a GIANT block party! Visitors can make thousands of elaborate creations with gigantic foam and wooden shapes. Using creativity and a little teamwork, your child can build houses, cars, rockets, towers, bridges—whatever they can dream up!Block Party Liberty Science Center

In Blue Block Park, you can create new worlds with oversized blue foam shapes. In the Tot Lot, early learners have their own classic wooden block sets to stack up, knock down, and stack up again.

This bright, accessible play space is so inviting, you may want to stay all day. For tickets and information visit the Liberty Science Center website.

Our Pregnancy Session Featured In NY Post

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We are so excited to be featured in this NY Post article on maternity photo sessions inspired by Beyonce’s Instagram pregnancy reveal!

NY Post
Pregnancy Has Never Looked Sexier

Finally, real women have something in common with Beyoncé. Two weeks ago, an Instagram post announcing her pregnancy — with Queen Bey clad in curve-hugging lingerie and a veil in front of a wall of flowers — practically broke the internet. To date, it’s racked up more than 10.4 millions likes.

While some people saw the photo and assumed it was the product of literal Hollywood navel-gazing, many pregnant women saw a photo not so dissimilar from ones they have in their own albums.

NY Post

As social media has exploded, more and more photographers across the country have seen pregnant clients photo-directing their maternity shots, incorporating elaborate costumes, settings, pets and props to mark the future arrival of their little bundle of joy.

Read the entire article here in the NY Post.