Who doesn't love an adorable pitty in a tutu?? This sweet and beautiful girl is Suzie Q. Fortunately for her, she is not actually a "shelter dog" as she has a wonderful foster family! When I saw her pics on facebook I fell in love with her cute face and asked her foster if she would bring her to my studio for a shoot. I have to say, she is even more adorable in person! She is very well mannered and has a magnetic personality. She will be a great addition to some lucky family!
What do you do when all your grandchildren are together for a few days? Well, if you are part of this family, you make an appointment for family photographs!! They range in age from 16 months to 26 years! They are a very sweet family and fun to photograph. I hope Grandma loves her new wall decor!
I recently got to spend some time with this adorable 7-year-old. She, in addition to her 2 brothers, stayed at my house while their parents went on a much-needed vacation. We played games, went shopping, had a home movie theater (even ate popcorn in bed), went hiking in the rain, read books and of course, had a couple of photo shoots! We will get to the boy's photos later! She is seriously outnumbered by boys at her house! Ladies first!! This sweet lady just happens to be my very own niece! My big sister and her husband are the bio parents of 5, have adopted 2 and are fostering and hoping to adopt 2 more! If you have lost count, that is a total of 9 children: 6 boys and 3 girls! I am so very proud of my sister! I know that God has placed each of the children in the right place. Without further ado, meet number 7 on the family totem, sweet McKinley aka Kiki! She is thoughtful, kind, playful, motherly, a talented dancer, a loving big sister and a silly little sister. She can be a hot mess and a gentle, tender soul. My dear niece.
Local Photographer's Work Goes to International Exhibition
Lori Kolbenschlag,CPP of Legacy Portraits is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography.
Senoia, GA September 1, 2017. Three photographs created by Lori Kolbenschlag, CPP (Certified Professional Photographer) of Legacy Portraits in Senoia have recently been accepted into the General Collection of Professional Photographers of America's 2017 International Photographic Competition. Kolbenschlag’s work will be on display at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, Jan. 14-16, 2018. This International Photographic Exhibition is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention and expo for professional photographers.
Titled “The Temple Guard” “Sweet Cheeks” and “Ragamuffin” Kolbenschlag’s photographs will be displayed at the International Photographic Exhibition alongside other top photographic works from the competition and traveling and special invitational displays. These images constitute one of the world's largest annual exhibits of professional photography gathered simultaneously under one roof.
Lori is a Certified Professional Photographer and a member of the Professional Photographers of America. She has a home studio in the historic district of Senoia. Her photography has won numerous awards on local, district and international levels. Lori believes that print competition has helped her grow as a photographer. Even though she travels the world and photographs exotic locations, she is most honored when her every day client work is chosen as an award winner. Her award winning entry “Sweet Cheeks” is one such image.
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest international non-profit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers. Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPA has roots that date back to 1869. It assists 30,000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success. See how PPA helps photographers be more at ppa.com.
When a family is spread out across the country, it is an extra special time to have everyone together! I had the pleasure of photographing 3 generations! They wanted an outdoor casual portrait session. Due to both our schedules, we had just one day that would work for us. It was threatening rain so I had my indoor studio set up as a backup. Fortunately, the rain held off and we got some fairly nice light.
I know the effort it takes to get everyone together for photographs. I hope the generations to come will appreciate having prints to look back and enjoy!