Great American Moments
It all started with your best friend. Then you two had your first little house with the white picket fence, or maybe a condo, and now you have gone from just the two of you to a Great American Family with your own children. Nothing captures the perfect moments of today better than a modern family portrait, that tells your story today and for generations to come.
Your Family, Your Story
We each have moments in our lives that define us. How we met, what we do, our funniest vacation moments… These are the stories that make up our lives. Where were you born? Did you leave a life behind and start anew here in search of a better life? Every person is unique, and our lives, paths and deeds are what make each of us Great Americans.
Your Portrait Experience
Getting to know you and learn what is important to you, your family and even your pets is where your portrait experience starts. We will meet in person to design a photographic experience just for you and to answer any questions you may have. In our studio, at the beach, your favorite park, hiking trail or even your home; your family portrait or pet portrait is all about you. Your unique session leads to a heartwarming sight and sound premier of the imagery created during your session. Your story told in family portraits or pet portraits that will be enjoyed for years to come.
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Daniel & Lilly
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Peggy, Ricky & Monty
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Great American Stories
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We are in unique times right now with this thing called Social Distancing. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun or get a break from the stress of figuring out what tomorrow is going to be like… Social distancing is about being respectful to others and protecting ourselves. It doesn’t mean having to be stressed 24/7. Here are 7 things you can do in order to enjoy today and tomorrow.
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Walkies!!! There’s nothing better than a good walk with our dogs, when they aren’t pulling us like crazy that is. We get fresh air, quality time together, and a low-impact way to work out any energy that our dogs may have pent up. But did you know that there are so many more benefits to walking your dog than just exercise? Your dog’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being can all be improved by taking daily walks.
Aren’t Family Portraits outdated?
There are many reasons for commissioning a family portrait, showing this stage of our lives, many families commission them as a sign of a life achievement as a matter of fact what achievement is greater than having your own happy family, others want to remember the place and time they are at today may it be that Beach Vacation or living that Southern Ca lifestyle, no matter what your reason is, the best time to have your portrait created is now.
Meet your portrait artist
I am a portrait artist who loves to tell the stories of the everyday Great American.
My clients have amazing stories that range from being fantastic parents, completing marathons and opening their homes and hearts to foster children to immigrating to this country and surviving cancer. Every one of us has a story.
I’m Duane Murphy and I want to tell your Great American Stories through portraiture.
I look forward to hearing your story.