Welcome! I am Lori Kolbenschlag, CPP, owner and photographer at Legacy Portraits. My studio is located near Peachtree City, Georgia, in the historic town of Senoia. As an international award-winning photographer, my specialty is photographing newborns, children and young families. Photography is an integral part of a family’s legacy, and capturing images that preserve a memory forever is my passion. Children grow up much too fast, and newborns change daily (as a mom of three and Mimi of two, I know this well!). There is no better way to document those moments than investing in a professional photographer.
I am professionally trained with a degree in commercial photography and digital imaging. As an active member of the Professional Photographers of America, I attend workshops and conventions, learning the latest and greatest techniques to bring to my clients. I have also gone the extra step by becoming a Certified Professional Photographer. To obtain the title I had to demonstrate technical competence through a written examination and photographic image submission. Nationwide I am one of only 3% of photographers who are CPP's! I am actively working toward obtaining my Master of Photography degree.
Special Kids Photography of America and Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep are two nonprofit organizations with which I am actively involved. Special Kids Photography of America caters to the unique needs of children with disabilities. Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep trains, educates, and mobilizes professional photographers to provide beautiful heirloom portraits to families facing the untimely death of an infant. I have also recently been selected as a photographer for the Tiny Sparrow Foundation. The Tiny Sparrow Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides professional photography, free of charge, to families of children with life threatening illnesses.
2011 PPA Summer Shootout 1st Place Open Category “Winter Cottonwoods”
Photographer’s Forum Best of Photography Finalist “Tuxedoed Tooter”
Photographer’s Forum Best of Photography Finalist “Mayan Storms”
Smithsonian Photo of the Day“Morning Light on New Life”
PPA International Photographic Competition Merit 2012 ”Tuxedoed Tooter”
PPA International Photographic Competition Merit 2012 ”Cottonwoods in Winter”
Simple Pleasures 2014 People’s Choice Award “Tuxedoed Tooter”
Simple Pleasures 2014 Second Place “Tuxedoed Tooter”
Simple Pleasures 2014 Honorable Mention “Ellie’s Rainbows”
Puppy Love 2015 Best of Show “Espreranza Eterna”
Puppy Love 2015 First Place “Did Someone Say Cheese?”
Simple Pleasures Nature Show 2015 First Place “Winter Cottonwoods”
Simple Pleasures Nature Show 2015 Third Place “Golden”
2015 SEPPA Accepted Image "Snowy Morning at Bryce"
2015 PPA International Photographic Competition Merit Image "Snowy Morning at Bryce"
2105 PPA International Photographic Competition Loan Image"Tranquil Forest Morning"
Puppy Love 2016 Honorable Mention "Not Party Poopin"
Simple Pleasures Nature Show 2016 Third Place "Esperanza Eterna"
Simple Pleasures Nature Show 2016 Honorable Mention "Sunrise Snowfall"
2016 International Photographic Competition Merit Image "Charming Charlie"
2107 Dog and Pony Show Honorable Mention and People's Choice Award "Charlie's Last Day"