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Empower U Portraits, llc

Empower U Portraits, llc Empower U Portraits combines portrait photography with empowerment and confidence coaching for portraits that are comfortable, authentic, and creative.

We serve HS Seniors, Headshot Clients, and Women. Empower U Portraits provides portrait photography High School Senior portraits, Headshots, and Empowerment Phtography for Women! Comfortable | Confident | Creative | Inspiring

We serve HS Seniors, Headshot Clients, and Women. Empower U Portraits provides portrait photography High School Senior portraits, Headshots, and Empowerment Phtography for Women! Comfortable | Confident | Creative | Inspiring

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Sneak peek of Alyssa's senior portrait session. #classof2022 Empower U Portraits, llc Christina Truax Lindsay
11/16/2021

Sneak peek of Alyssa's senior portrait session. #classof2022 Empower U Portraits, llc Christina Truax Lindsay

Photos from Empower U Portraits, llc's post
11/16/2021

Photos from Empower U Portraits, llc's post

11/16/2021

A sneak peek from Aidan's senior portrait session!

Congratulations to Peyton, Class of 2021! Peyton and her mom, drove down from MD to shoot in the beautiful mountains of ...
11/01/2020

Congratulations to Peyton, Class of 2021!

Peyton and her mom, drove down from MD to shoot in the beautiful mountains of NC. We planned a sunrise to sunset shoot that covered 6 locations and roughly 200 miles. Each location was chosen based on who Peyton is, what she loves and enjoys, and who she plans to be in the future. It was an awesome day! Peyton is a true overcomer! Her shoot took us from the mountain summits she experienced as a child, down into the valleys. We ended up chasing the sun. The sun won; we ended up shooting her waterfall location in the dark! Always an adventure! Thank you Lisa and Peyton for a wonderful day!

Class of 2021!

Class of 2021!
11/01/2020

Class of 2021!

04/15/2020

Normally, this time of year I would be busy shooting high school senior portraits. There are ways I can pivot my business but the truth is I don't feel good as a human being, in asking hurting families, to consider spending their limited resources on photography. So I have decided not too. Instead, I want to offer drive-by senior portraits,
to my local community. For the next 2 weeks, I will come to your home and shoot, contactless portraits, of your senior from the street. These mini sessions will be at no cost. (Prints will be offered at 25% off) The only catch is that one portrait must include sign of hope -that you make - to lift up your fellow seniors. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity please private message me for more information.

I was so excited to capture Alyssa's senior portraits! I met Alyssa several years ago when she was my photography studen...
12/03/2019

I was so excited to capture Alyssa's senior portraits! I met Alyssa several years ago when she was my photography student. The first time I photographed Alyssa was for pageant photos. I knew then that the camera loves her! Alyssa graduated at only 16 and is now preparing for college! I am super proud of her and have greatly enjoyed being a part of her journey! Building lasting relationships, capturing many of their special moments, and serving as a mentor for our teens, is what I truly love about my job! They are not just another senior portrait client; these kids become a part of my extended family!

Julia is a woman I admire on so many levels. She is a powerhouse attorney, global professor, political advocate, life lo...
12/02/2019

Julia is a woman I admire on so many levels. She is a powerhouse attorney, global professor, political advocate, life long student, pilot, animal lover, and grand adventurer. Most importantly, she is a woman of great integrity, loyalty, love, and compassion. Capturing her headshots is a privilege; having her as my friend, is a treasure!

A celebration to honor the service men and women in Cornelius, NC at Town Hall! #corneliusnc #veteransday #Townhall #Cor...
11/12/2019

A celebration to honor the service men and women in Cornelius, NC at Town Hall!
#corneliusnc #veteransday #Townhall #Corneliustownhall

A few of the headshots I captured during the Disability In Conference! Authenticity is the key difference between a head...
10/28/2019

A few of the headshots I captured during the Disability In Conference! Authenticity is the key difference between a headshot that is good and a headshot that communicates. Your headshot is more than a picture; it should tell a story! It should invite your clients into a conversation with you. If yours does not, I would love to help you change that! I invite you to have a conversation with me about creating a headshot that does it's job! www.empoweruportaits.com 240-495-0998

We shared Erika's video but also wanted to share the still images from her Thematic Senior Portrait Adventure! 7 locatio...
10/11/2019

We shared Erika's video but also wanted to share the still images from her Thematic Senior Portrait Adventure! 7 locations, 7 outfits, 3 cities, and tons of fun!

Reserve Your Session Today! Telling your story includes capturing your vulnerable or softer sides because they area part of who you are! This is where empowerment coaching becomes so important to my seniors!

We shared Erika's video but also wanted to share the still images from her Thematic Senior Portrait Adventure! 7 locatio...
10/11/2019

We shared Erika's video but also wanted to share the still images from her Thematic Senior Portrait Adventure! 7 locations, 7 outfits, 3 cities, and tons of fun!

Reserve Your Session Today! If you have a passion, we will find a way to include it in the telling of your senior portrait story!

We shared Erika's video but also wanted to share the still images from her Thematic Senior Portrait Adventure! 7 locatio...
10/11/2019

We shared Erika's video but also wanted to share the still images from her Thematic Senior Portrait Adventure! 7 locations, 7 outfits, 3 cities, and tons of fun!

Reserve Your Session Today! My heart is for high schools seniors! Find out more today! We have different sessions available from the simple to the complex. Our goal is to create the experience that is right for you.

We shared Erika's video but also wanted to share the still images from her Thematic Senior Portrait Adventure! 7 locatio...
10/11/2019

We shared Erika's video but also wanted to share the still images from her Thematic Senior Portrait Adventure! 7 locations, 7 outfits, 3 cities, and tons of fun!

Reserve Your Session Today! Every single session and every single image captured is 100% UNIQUE! Nothing we do is cookie cutter. Even our style of editing is geared toward the feel of the shoot and the senior.

We shared Erika's video but also wanted to share the still images from her Thematic Senior Portrait Adventure! 7 locatio...
10/11/2019

We shared Erika's video but also wanted to share the still images from her Thematic Senior Portrait Adventure! 7 locations, 7 outfits, 3 cities, and tons of fun!

We shared Erika's video but also wanted to share the still images from her Thematic Senior Portrait Adventure! 7 locatio...
10/11/2019

We shared Erika's video but also wanted to share the still images from her Thematic Senior Portrait Adventure! 7 locations, 7 outfits, 3 cities, and tons of fun!

Our Senior adventures are very different from most because they are deeply relational and intended to reveal the truest essence of each individual and empower their gifts and strengths right before they step into the next chapter of their lives. It is an experience that includes loved ones and friends, passions, interests, and the things that make each senior uniquely them along with empowerment coaching! We only accept 4 Thematic Senior Clients per month because each session requires about 30-40 hours of time from the initial call to the close of the shoot.

There are many beautiful things I could tell you about who Erika is but in a world of crazy people, I feel the need to protect my seniors so just trust me when I say, that to know her is to know genuine beauty.

Tegan's Senior Thematic Portrait Session! 5 locations, 7 outfits, full day devoted to telling her story!
10/04/2019

Tegan's Senior Thematic Portrait Session! 5 locations, 7 outfits, full day devoted to telling her story!

I love capturing cinematic styled headshots!
09/22/2019

I love capturing cinematic styled headshots!

When I arrived in North Carolina 10 months ago, I didn't know a soul other than my Aunt and Uncle. I met Beth at a women...
08/31/2019

When I arrived in North Carolina 10 months ago, I didn't know a soul other than my Aunt and Uncle. I met Beth at a women's bible study. When she sat down across the table from me, she immediately opened her heart to me - making me feel welcomed. Since then, I had the pleasure of taking her son's senior portraits and getting to know her. She has been my constant friend without condition. I am immensely thankful for the friend she has been to me.

I captured a few photos of Beth yesterday. As I began to edit them, it dawned on me, the gift that she has been in my life, these past few months. Beth is 100% authentic! She treats everyone with the same measure of care and love, but most importantly she never fails in honoring her faith or values. She is an excuseless person, who overcomes adversity with class, grace, and dignity. I simply adore her!

My gift is seeing a person's soul. That gift allows me to see a person's true beauty from the inside out. I have a responsibility to be authentic, honor my values, and be a voice that empowers my clients. I could photoshop away her wrinkles, erase her perceived skin imperfections, make her hair perfect, even change the things she may not like about her body, but what message would I be sending to her in doing so? In a way, I would be communicating to her that she is not enough, exactly as she is. Beth is stunning from the inside out. She lives every day being the best version of herself. She is a fabulous mom, executive, daughter, sister, friend, and example of Christ's love! I will not be a photographer that diminishes her beauty, wisdom, or heart by altering the imperfections which time bestows upon us all.

For those reasons, please allow me to share my dear friend Beth with you, 100% as she is! The only alterations to these images are in the depth of color. For the most part, they are straight out of the camera! I have included 1 stylized image, that has been, photoshopped to soften time but not erase it. There is entirely too much disingenuous behavior in our world today! I will not diminish another woman by altering her reflection to the point of unrecognizable!

Empower U Portraits -(Comfortable, Confident, Creative, Inspiring)www.empoweruportraits.comFall is a great time to updat...
08/29/2019
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www.empoweruportraits.com
Fall is a great time to update your headshot! Your headshot connects you to your audience. I have a shared responsibility for how YOUR clients initially perceive you. It's make it my professional responsibility to understand your brand and intended audience, goals, and personality. My priority is to capture a headshot that communicates the right message while also providing a session that is comfortable and confidence boosting, and finally to deliver fantastic images!
Schedule Your Headshot Online Today!

Empower U Portraits combines portrait photography with empowerment and confidence coaching for portraits that are comfortable, authentic, and creative. Charlotte NC, North Carolina, USA

08/06/2019

Empower U Portraits Senior Highlights

Purgioia Images is now EMPOWER U PORTRAITS...... We are patiently awaiting FB's approval for our name change which is li...
08/06/2019
Womens Portraits | www.EmpowerUPortraits.com | United States

Purgioia Images is now EMPOWER U PORTRAITS...... We are patiently awaiting FB's approval for our name change which is like waiting for the grass to grow!! Please visit our website at www.empoweruportraits.com

Empower U Portraits combines portrait photography with empowerment and confidence coaching for portraits that are comfortable, authentic, and creative. Charlotte NC, North Carolina, USA

Announcement! Purgioia Images is now "Empower U Portraits!" I made the decision to re-brand my company because my purpos...
08/01/2019
Empower U Portraits | Portrait Photography

Announcement! Purgioia Images is now "Empower U Portraits!" I made the decision to re-brand my company because my purpose and direction have changed. Our new name represents the conversation we want to have with our clients - one that is focused on being Comfortable, Confident, Creative, and Inspiring! Empower U Portraits combines creative photography with empowerment coaching to help shift how our clients think and feel about their own reflection! We serve HS Seniors, Women, and Corporate Headshots (with a specific bent toward Cinematic Headshots)! I am also offering one-to-one photography training for those who wish to simply take better photos. Please visit our new website at www.EmpowerUPortraits.com

I believe great photographers have that "one thing" which separates them from the crowd. My one thing is "Investment!" I invest my heart and soul into understanding and honoring my client's needs, from the beginning to the end!

10/14/2018

I'm giving Rachel a bit larger preview than normal as her session started in July and finished in Sept. So since she had to wait a while here is preview 3!

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High School Senior Portraits, Corporate Headshots, Empowerment for Women, Photography Training

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Hi! I'm Laura Sita. I'm pleased to meet you!

I believe great photographers have that "one thing" which separates them from the crowd. My one thing is "Investment!" I invest my heart and soul into understanding and honoring my client's needs, from the beginning to the end!

My passion for photography is driven by my intrinsic desire to ensure you feel comfortable, confident, and empowered to be yourself. I want your portraits to make you smile and bring you joy!

I have been on the other side of the camera and I know what an emotionally charged experience it can be! I understand the vulnerability and the insecurities that can accompany having your portraits taken! That is precisely why I incorporate coaching into every session I shoot.

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