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Atlanta Area Children's Photographer

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.

 

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Awards! Press Release

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. 

About PPA:
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.

 

 

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Senoia Family Photographer

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!

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Fayette County Pet Photography

It is kitten time at Fayette County Animal Shelter!  Cats and kittens galore!  All these sweet and snuggly babies are in need of a good home.  This is only a sampling of the animals available.  If you are thinking of adding a cat or kitten to your family, head over to the Fayette County Animal Shelter.  There you will find a plethora of animals to chose from.  After photographing and playing with these kittens I did find a little favorite.  Hannah, the gray with white paws, is such a sweet little one! Whoever ends up with her will be very lucky!!  The little golden tiger kitten ended up going home with a family of three young boys.  It was neat to see them so excited! Even though she is no longer available, I am including her photos because she is so cute.  There are many more like her.  So...go now for the best selection!

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Newnan Coweta, Peachtree City Family Photographer

Sometimes the portrait session you envision does not go quite the way you planned!  That is especially true when your subject is two-years-old! My studio was all set up for a sweet little fairy shoot.  I had made an adorable outfit and flower crown.  There was a mushroom to sit on and cute little props with the forest backdrop and I knew this beautiful little girl would be the perfect subject!  But... on this particular day this adorable little one was just not too happy about being photographed!  In spite of the tears, I was able to capture a couple smiles and sweet moments.  To avoid traumatizing her more I suggested we head outside and try more of a lifestyle session.  I followed her around like paparazzi and captured the moments of her just being herself.  Both grandmas were also visiting so it was important to get photos with them.  I had to be quick as she was on the move!  Fortunately, she was much happier once we got outside!  There was one photo the family wanted to recreate.  Before she could even walk I took a photo of Mom and Dad holding her hands in between them.  Even though you cannot see her face, I love that they chose the one that clearly shows her personality at this age!!  The plan is to photograph them every year in the same pose.  What a great wall of portraits that will be!!

Year 1

Year 1

Year 2

Year 2

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