What Nana/Bubbie Really Wants for Christmas/Hannukah

Raleigh photographer channels his Jewish grandmother


October 26, 2009 (RALEIGH, NC) — Bragging rights. Nothing makes a grandparent’s eye twinkle more than the opportunity to show off their beautiful (even if just in their eyes!) children and grandchildren.

Baby Annelise Clare Walker © Cohen Studios


That’s what Max Cohen of Cohen Studios believes anyway.


“My Bubbie (Yiddish for Grandma) shows off pictures of her kids and grandkids as if she’s showing off a Nobel Prize or Olympic medal,” Cohen laughed. “Then her friends pull out their pictures and a battle ensues over who has the most beautiful progeny.”


With his “Bubbie” and her buddies in mind, Cohen decided to serve up some holiday specials from his new studio in downtown Raleigh that just might solve the annual angst around what to give the grandparents this year.


From November 1 to January 1, 2010, Cohen Studios is offering:

—     Family portrait sessions that include 100 custom holiday greeting cards for free

—     Individual portraits with an extra $50 print credit

—     And 10 percent off any baby session (one year old and younger).


Annelise Clare Walker © Cohen Studios

“I mean, how many World’s Best Grandma/Grandpa mugs do you need, right?” he said. “I hate to use the cliché, but a picture really is a gift that keeps on giving. And a professional portrait — well, that really raises the bar on bragging rights!”


He’s quick to point out that Cohen Studios is an equal opportunity grandparent-pleaser.


Cohen Studios, which just celebrated its Grand Opening this month, is located at 311 West Martin Street in Raleigh’s trendy Warehouse District. For more information visit www.cohenstudios.com or call 919-413-5180.


About Cohen Studios


A graduate of the Hallmark Institute of Photography in Turners Falls, Massachusetts, Max Cohen of Cohen Studios has been a professional photographer for five years, working in both digital photography and film. At H.I.P., he was exposed to a wide range of technical skills and studied under world-renown photographers as instructors and guest speakers. Describing himself as a “generalist,” he enjoys all types of subjects, from children and high school senior portraits to commercial and editorial assignments. For more information, visit www.cohenstudios.com. Cohen Studios is also available on Facebook and Citysearch.



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