This little guy was tough at first. He woke up in a grouchy mood and did not want to have anything to do with his portrait session! It took bribes, coaxing and a yellow airplane to get him to warm up! Finally he was a happy and smiley boy. He is just adorable! I love his big thoughtful, brown eyes! One very exciting thing will be happening in his life pretty soon. He is going to be a big brother!! I think he is up to the task! Here are some of my favorite images from his session.
Grandma’s love to have portraits of their grandchildren to show off to the world! As a Mimi of 2 I know this well!! With her beautiful granddaughter only days away from graduation, Grandma wanted traditional senior portraits. She had missed them at school and Grandma did not want her to totally miss the opportunity. Plus, Grandma has to have her “brag” photographs!! I’m so happy that she agreed to come in for her portraits! I know her grandma is happy! Congratulations on your accomplishments and best wishes for your future endeavors.
This was a very special family portrait session. I was contacted by Quiet Strength and asked if I would provide a portrait session for a family in our community. Quiet Strength is a non profit dedicated to providing the gift of family portraits to families with a child diagnosed with a terminal illness. This adorable 7 year old boy was diagnosed with one of the cruelest childhood cancers known. He has a brain tumor called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma or DIPG. This tumor is considered fatal on diagnosis. Only 10% of children diagnosed with DIPG survive for 2 years following their diagnosis. Less that 1% will survive for 5 years. The median survival time for kids diagnosed with the disease is nine months from diagnosis. L J was first diagnosed in April 2017.
Even though he was not feeling great, he did his best to give me some smiles. I think he enjoyed the marshmallow fight! Such a sweet family! I was honored to create L.J.’s legacy portraits. If you would like to follow his brave battle check out his Facebook page: Prayers for LJ Tucker
I love it when a treasured family pet brings her family to the studio for a portrait session! Sweet Miss Pearl danced her way out of the shelter and into the heart of this lucky family. All eyes were on the star of the family during this photo shoot! She certainly is loved (and perhaps a tiny bit spoiled)! Does your pet need a family portrait? Now booking for Spring. Contact me to schedule!
My official photo and press release! I am now a Master Photographer!! I think it is important to set goals and strive for excellence. Obtaining my Master of Photography Degree was a long term goal for me. It took 5 years but, I have done it!
Senoia Photographer Earns Master of Photography
Lori Kolbenschlag of Legacy Portraits recognized for superior image making and photographic service with a degree from Professional Photographers of America.
Senoia, January 24, 2019- Lori Kolbenschlag, CPP (certified professional photographer) of Legacy Portraits in Senoia has earned the Master of Photography degree from Professional Photographers of America (PPA). The degree was presented to Kolbenschlag by PPA president Stephen Thetford, at the association’s annual convention, Imaging USA, held January 20-22, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Earning the degree means that Kolbenschlag has met the standards of excellence set by PPA. She has been awarded this degree in recognition of her superior photographic competence demonstrated through photographic competition, advanced education and service to the profession. In 2019, she was one of only 95 recipients internationally to earn this degree.
Lori Kolbenschlag, CPP, is owner and photographer at Legacy Portraits. Her studio is located near Peachtree City, Georgia, in the historic town of Senoia. As an international award-winning photographer, her 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 her passion. Children grow up much too fast, and newborns change daily. There is no better way to capture those moments than investing in a professional photographer.
Professionally trained with a degree in commercial photography and digital imaging, Lori is an active member of the Professional Photographers of America, the American Society of Photographers and the Senoia Arts Collective. Lori also shares her talent through three non-profits - Special Kids Photography of America, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, and The Tiny Sparrow Foundation.
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. The Tiny Sparrow Foundation provides professional photography to families of children with life threatening illnesses.
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest and longest-standing nonprofit photography trade association with a 150-year history. It currently helps over 30,000 photographers worldwide elevate their craft and grow their business with resources, protection, and education.