Homeschool Picture Day!

Homeschoolers and parents often sacrifice much with their decision to take education into their own hands.  Between the ever-present struggle to ensure enough social interaction, to the additional costs involved in teaching materials and their curriculum, to the sheer amount of time it takes to prepare and deliver creative lessons, homeschooling your children can be quite a challenge in and of itself.

One thing that can fall through the cracks for homeschool parents is that their kids miss out on “picture day” at school!

With this in mind, Blacksmith Priory, a registered South Carolina non-profit organization, has engaged Alchemist Imaging to present a Homeschool Picture Day!

Homeschool Picture Day


Saturday, July 16th from 10:00am to 4:00pm, come on down to the Watershed in Lexington’s Old Mill, located at 711 E. Main St. in Lexington, South Carolina.  There is no cost for having your photos taken, and purchase of print packages will be available online for easy ordering and sharing with family!

Not only will we have sittings available to capture these precious years that seem to go by too quick, but we’ll also have several Midlands vendors providing all kinds of relevant goods and services!

RSVP below to help us make sure we adequately meet the demand, and so you’re not waiting too long for your sitting!

Art Makes Good Art

As of 2016, Columbia, South Carolina is no Florence, Italy.  As of yet, South Carolina, in general, is no Mecca for artists.  Every year, however, the Palmetto State and its capital seem to be producing more and more artists that even the most snobbish of art communities are raising an eyebrow, and perhaps even a glass to.  LeJeune, Krajewski, Chernoff, Ladymon and plenty of others have been cranking out more and more work each and every year, making the Columbia area a bit more artsy than ever before.  Who knows?  In a year or so, Greenville may even be forced to concede to Columbia’s earned place of prominence in the art and culture world.

One such artist people are noticing, is Stacy Morgan, proprietor of Lexington’s Paint & Pour in Columbia’s cozy but traffic-laden bedroom community.  Nestled among the other locally-owned establishments in the soon-to-be-bustling Old Mill shopping district, Stacy spends her days painting art and pouring good wine, and teaching others to do the same, like an evangelist of artistic endeavors, making disciples of therapeutic painting, and generally enjoying life in a community that clearly appreciates her message.

All of the natural effects of such a presence in a community probably goes without saying. Everyone knows art makes things beautiful.  It makes people think.  It inspires people, and ideas will flow from the expressions of artists like honey from the comb.  There is, however, a less well-known and harder to define effect of harboring an artist in a community…

…. The point is, their art inspires artists to make art!  Stacy Morgan’s mural on the backside of her quaint little shop in the Old Mill is beautiful.  Inside the Paint & Pour, you’ll find more of Stacy’s colorful murals and more art to gawk, and you’ll likely fine some nice wine to down!  She offers parties, catering, and a great time with her classes for beginners to experienced artists, and all for a very manageable price!

Enjoy this set, with Alchemist Imaging’s Savannah Norton and Brittany McClure, inspired by Stacy Morgan’s Sunflowers!


Before the Flood

This small set was shot the day before the rains came that created South Carolina’s Historic Flooding.  The lake you see in the background is no longer there today.  Roughly 24 hours after this was shot, the dam holding all that water back, broke, letting loose the waters of the Old Mill Pond, destroying much of Lexington’s Historic Old Mill, including the brew room at the Old Mill Brew Pub (a local favorite of ours here at Alchemist Imaging).

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