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Cooley Portraits

Preserving Memories For the Past, Present, and Future

Article by Madison Jusko

Photography by Kate Cooley/Cooley Portraits

Originally published in Boerne Lifestyle

Kate and Chad Cooley are the creative minds behind Cooley Portraits, formerly known as Simply Serie Photography. The Cooleys are innovating the luxury photography business by using portrait photography to preserve priceless memories. Kate and Chad are Texas Tech alumni and met while pursuing their Bachelors degrees. Kate’s creative talent and Chad’s eye for design combine to offer every client a full-service, fully customized experience. Cooley Portraits strives to capture the authentic beauty in every moment so you can remember how wonderful life can be. They believe in the power of a tangible portrait. In a digital world where memories are reduced to news-feed images and milestones disappear after 24 hours, portraits are works of art that stay with a family for generations and emphasize what truly matters. Each Cooley Portraits experience begins with an introductory phone call, in which Kate and Chad will conduct a brief interview concerning your vision, goals, and intention for your portrait session. The Cooleys want to learn as much as they can about you and your family so they can tailor every aspect of the experience for your benefit. Your story is the most valuable tool in their collection when it comes to creating portraits your loved ones will pass down for generations. Shortly after, Kate will organize an in-home consultation to offer insight on setting, wardrobe, and style. Since everything is planned out ahead of time, you can expect a stress-free experience on the day of your session. Cooley Portrait’s resident hair and makeup artist will make everyone look their best, so all you have to do is sit still and look pretty. Younger children will be corralled and organized, so you don’t have to worry about missed nap times or afternoon crankiness. Roll your shoulders back, smile big, and trust that Kate has everything covered. Whether you want an heirloom album, a handmade canvas, or a framed portrait, Chad will help you find the perfect venue to display your new artwork. His exclusive photography software allows you to visualize any portrait or handmade canvas on any wall in your home. This ensures that your portrait is Goldilocks-approved: not too big, not too small, but just right! After your artwork has been commissioned, the Cooleys will provide complimentary delivery and installation. All that remains is years of enjoying your family portrait, album, or gallery wall. Every product is designed to help you remember your why - why your memories are worth preserving. In 2020, Chad and Kate want to focus on creating unforgettable moments for their families and clients. They will be moving into a new studio space and plan to host an open house where everyone can get a taste of the Cooley Portrait experience. Follow their progress on their Facebook or Instagram pages, @simplyseriephotography, and reach out if you have any questions about their services. Preserve your memories in 2020 with Cooley Portraits.

  • Chad and Kate Cooley
  • Cooley Family Portrait
  • Chad and Kate Cooley

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