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Get Ready to Meet Santa!

It’s nearly time for your child’s portraits with Santa. Thank you for joining us; we look forward to meeting you and are excited this year with the once in a lifetime event in Santa’s toy workshop; we are determined to ensure that traditions continue despite the challenges.

Pre-Order Your Christmas Fine Art Photography Products

Here you will find merchandise and ideas available to create some exclusive Christmas items to maximize your investment. Of course, I am there right with you to provide you the vision and artist input to help create beautiful heirlooms.

Fighting Childhood Cancer with Claire’s Army and Creating Christmas Magic

Last year was the first year working with the idea of using my unique photography to support the fight against Childhood Cancer, specifically Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). I had never attempted anything like fundraising, nevermind the tour of events to promote the work. I will not deny it was hugely challenging to autonomously secure sponsorships, television appearances, press opportunities, and venues across the Charlotte area to host the events.

Fighting Childhood Cancer with Claire’s Army and Creating Christmas Magic

Last year was the first year working with the idea of using my unique photography to support the fight against Childhood Cancer, specifically Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). I had never attempted anything like fundraising, nevermind the tour of events to promote the work. I will not deny it was hugely challenging to autonomously secure sponsorships, television appearances, press opportunities, and venues across the Charlotte area to host the events.

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Claires Army Claire Elizabeth Ratliff

Christmas Memories of London, West One

Since ’69, it became a tradition to explore our way from Charing Cross in the rush hour. On to Piccadilly Circus, we danced a pantomime while struggling against tourist backlash. Crisscrossing into Regents Street’s sonances with the increasing appearance of shimmering lights above the crowd. The light intensity compelled, we circle Oxford Circus; within reach, the final stretch aiming to the right towards Selfridges Oxford Street, London W1.

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Selfridges Oxford Street London W1
The Magic of a Christmas Masterpiece
The Magic of a Christmas Masterpiece

The Magic of a Christmas Masterpiece

There are beautiful works of art throughout history, and my fine art is, without exception, unique! I strive to create the most beautiful moments that you will cherish forever and essentially becomes a family heirloom. My portraits are one of a kind, never be repeated, and you know that it is genuinely an extraordinary experience and not just pictures with Santa at a mall.

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Laura Ruby - Toys of Childhood Memories
Meeting the Toys of Childhood Memories

Meeting the Toys of Childhood Memories

Let me take you back to the small years of my life; We were on the London Underground (Chalk Farm on the Northern Line), and Mum was taking us home after spending the day with my grandparents. I was holding my smokey the bear close; life had been a rollercoaster, and I missed my Dad badly. We had just gone down the escalator to platform 2, and I suddenly screamed to Mum, “Where is Smokey?” We rushed back to the lift; he was long gone!

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Let’s Talk Art With Brooke
Let’s Talk Art With Brooke

Let’s Talk Art With Brooke

Today I talk to an old friend, Darren Bowen, of Darren Bowen Photography. I met Darren when I worked at a Starbucks, downtown. He has since become quite the photographer. It’s a good time catching up, finding out what he’s been up to since I saw him over 10 years ago! [It’s a lot!]

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If I Could Teach The World to Sing
If I Could Teach The World to Sing

If I Could Teach The World to Sing

It was on a brisk November morning in 2015, when Charlotte Portrait Photographer Darren Bowen was standing outside Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated in Charlotte NC. I was speaking on my mobile phone to my girlfriend and as always in observation of the environment and having only recently arrived here I was enjoying the exterior, water fountains, a couple of flags up high and to the left of me the classic Coca-Cola logo that the world has come to know and sing about.

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