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About Lia Portrait Design

Lia Portrait Design – Staff
LIfe is all about the relationships that you treasure most. Your beautiful portraits will illustrate the love and joy of those cherished relationships. Lia’s passion for creating heartfelt fine art portraits has earned her the love and trust of her clients for over 30 years. Visit the galleries and enjoy the stories.

Lia Portrait Design is a high-quality portrait studio based out of Tollhouse, California. Lia specializes in on-location custom portraits all through the Western United States and anywhere her creative work takes her.

All of Lia’s creative portrait sessions are custom designed and personally commissioned. Each portrait is designed with the feeling of fun, comfort and believability.

Each portrait is created on location with your honest, authentic Feelings and emotions. These “Personal Works of Art” will become treasured wall decor and family heirlooms for generations to come.

Bios

Lia Segerblom

Lia Segerblom

Lia Segerblom; Artist, Master Photographer, Master Craftsman, CPP (Certified Professional Photographer), oil painter and owner of Lia Portrait Design, returned to Orange County California after working in Boston, New York City and Hollywood. She worked for ABC Television NYC, managed a High Fashion Photography studio in NYC, worked in numerous commercial L.A. & Hollywood studios before opening her own studio in Dana Point, CA in1982. Lia Portrait Design, now in Fresno & Orange Counties and beyond, averages 75+ creative portrait sessions per year. All of Lia’s creative Portrait sessions are custom designed & personally commissioned. She specializes in family, life style, equestrian, pets, couples, intimate, post-bridal, maternity, infants & childrens portraiture. Lia designs portraits with the feeling of fun & comfort, natural settings, believability and the honest & authentic “Captured Moments” concept. She strongly believes in the value of human relationships and artistically blends this into each client’s portrait experience. As Lia creates, these concepts, perspectives and feelings are woven into her carefully designed pieces of portrait art. Lia believes that communication on many levels is key to the depth and final beauty of the resulting art. These precious “Works of Art” will, in time, become valuable family heirlooms. She is an accomplished painter and visual artist with total passion for her craft and she takes careful attention to details. Her finished pieces can also be embellished with oils so that the final art piece(s) are actually photographic oil paintings. She creates “one of a kind” images that speak to the heart. This “Art with Heart” is visually apparent in your final and finished personal art. She also designs and creates the custom framing to finish your personal work of art so that they are ready to display upon delivery.

Lia’s personal and professional photographic expertise includes commercial, public relations, advertising, Equestrian (1976, 1980 &1984 Olympics), portrait, fine art, special event, travel, stock and underwater images. Lia is a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and Professional Photographers of California (PPC). Lia is a past president and active member of Professional Photographers of Orange County (PPOC). She teaches and has taught workshops on photography in the Western U.S., while continuing to work on her own craft. She believes that by fine-tuning her artistry through listening, careful watching, using her intuition, individual care, continued education & through participation and experience, she is always creating the “next level” of her ability. Her belief system is that everyone and everything “Matters”. We ALL make a difference. The rural location of Tollhouse, CA is where Lia lives with her husband, 4 cats and 3 dogs. She travels for her work, where ever it takes her and has been flown internationally to create for her clients. She enjoys horseback riding, all equestrian sports, traveling, swimming, snow skiing, kayaking, sailing & SCUBA diving. Lia feels that being active and out in Nature is the best medicine and her Spiritual Soul is fed. Lia says,“ I am blessed to be living my passion, I am grateful daily. Life is Good!”.

Achievements: Photographer of the year PPOC (Professional Photographers of Orange County) – 1994, 2000, 2001
Prints displayed in PPA National print competitions – 1996 – Present; Professional Photographers of America – Certified
President of PPOC (Professional Photographers of Orange County) 1995
Degrees: PPA Master Photographer and Master Craftsmen – 2000
PPC (Professional Photographers of California) Fellowship degree – 1999
BA from Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, CA – 1980
BA from Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts – 1976
AA from Santa Ana College, California – 1972
Chapman College World Campus Afloat – Circumnavigated the World – Southern Hemisphere – 1972
Awards: Won First Place in a Painting Contest at The Santa Anita Race Track, 1972; Western States Print Competition – Honorable Mention -2003; St.Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa – Fine Artist showing and Sales of Works of Art; Fuji Masterpiece Award – 1999; Anaheim Art Museum – Multiple Awards; First Place – PPC – 1999; Tall Ships Festival, Dana Point; Judges Choice Awards – PPOC – 1997, 2002; Numerous Images published in numerous PPA books; Western States Print Competition – Best of Show – 1996; Fine Art Shows: Festival of the Arts, Laguna Beach, CA & Sawdust Festival, Laguna Beach, CA