Dog (And Cat) Days Photo Event !

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Dogs in the studio, park and beach

Dogs in the studio, park and beach

We love our pets and know you do too!
We’ve designed The Dog and Cat Days a perfectly paw-friendly event just for you.

Bring your favorite four legged friend into the studio for a fun filled photo shoot with Mac Hartshorn… (Pet Photographer extraordinaire!!) … and you’ll both get a warm welcom.

This one is definitely for all pet parents who want a unique pet portrait. Its quite the cat’s meow!

Call the studio  201 610 1199  for pricing details.

Fundraising Event for HFA Philanthropy

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families07Missed it last year? THE HARTSHORN PORTRAITURE COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER is on again for 2009!
It’s time for our annual paring with the Hoboken Family Alliance.
Hartshorn Portraiture is happy to offer our services at a significant savings, with 10% of each session fee to be distributed to local charities through HFA Philanthropy.

This offer includes a 30 minutes photo session, after which you will receive a print package of one 8×10 print and two 5×7″ prints. The flat fee for this session will be $395.00. The regular cost for these artistic portraits is over $900.00.

We will be offering these reduced prices by appointment on the following dates: Friday, March 27th, Saturday, March 28th and Sunday, March 29th, 2009.
This event is available only to HFA members, friends, and families. There are a limited number of spots available, and the weekend spots are likely to go quickly.

Representatives from Hartshorn will be available at the Cabin Fever Festival to take bookings and consult with clients regarding wardrobe and how to prepare for the shoot.

In previous years this event has raised several hundred dollars that funded the Kids’ Fun Run portion of the Hoboken 5K. Nearly 100 children enjoyed an afternoon of games, arts and crafts, pizza, and a race around Pier A. The Hoboken 5K raised $10,000, which went directly to the Jubilee Center and the Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Hoboken.

Call the studio today to schedule your shoot.

This is a fantastic way to support our community and get fabulous pictures of your family!

A Girls Best Friend…Getting All Dolled Up!

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Linda Laymon All Dolled Up

Linda Laymon All Dolled Up

Some people feel as if they’ve hit the jackpot when they become best friends with a plastic surgeon or a chef! I, on the other hand, know that I have hit the jackpot.

My friend, Linda, happens to be a personal stylist and wardrobe consultant, and let me tell you, she can work her way around a closet!

Linda swept into my closet for about  ten seconds, pulling and prodding pieces I haven’t worn in who knows how long, and transformed them into the most fab outfits ever. I felt as if I had a brand new wardrobe! Never would I have thought to put the combinations together that she created. Belts and jewelry, bags and shoes…and she did it all before I finished blow-drying my hair.
To top it off, she made me a list of the “missing links”, the “must have” pieces to complete my wardrobe, to make it current and more interchangeable. It’s like magic, really.

I thanked her properly with a great cup of cappuccino! Mac thanked her with some brand new headshots for saving him a giant bundle this season.

If you’re interested in working your wardrobe to its fullest potential, you too can call Linda. She’s the stylist for Hartshorn Portraiture upon request, but works with clients all over the TriState area and in Washington, DC as well. Go to or call  917-324-0742  for more information.