Prom Gown Sessions
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by Lorraine Mortensen
2y ago
You did it!  After all those years of hard work you are finally graduating!  Your high school graduation is a once-in-a-lifetime event that deserves to be celebrated and remembered,  so do you really want your high school senior graduation portraits to look the same as everyone else?  Sure, you get a cap and gown photo at school and maybe a couple other images, but will you have a beautiful portrait in your prom gown?  For most girls their prom gown is one of the most special dresses that they will ever own in their life (other than their wedding gown). They spen ..read more
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Two Important Steps for Better Portraits
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by Lorraine Mortensen
2y ago
Most people aren’t aware of the many different steps involved in creating a beautiful portrait. I’m talking about things like our pre-planning meeting, wardrobe, hair styling, makeup, lighting, lenses, posing, retouching, pre-session preparation, and even attitude. It all plays a part in how your finished portraits will look. Today I want to share about some important pre-session preparation that I encourage with all my clients that really helps elevate the look of your finished portraits. Skin Care Beautiful portraits start with beautiful, healthy skin so prepare for your upcoming session b ..read more
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What Does A Photo Session Look Like?
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by Lorraine Mortensen
2y ago
When you think of going for a portrait session, I’ll bet that you immediately think of the flashing lights, and the camera and the model-like posing. While that is part of it, a portrait session with me is more than just the actual photo shoot itself. Today I'm going to share the four parts to a successful photo session. The first part of your portrait session is the Styling & Planning Appointment. I’d have to say that this is probably the most important part of your photo session because this is where we talk through exactly how you want to be photographed and how we are going to create i ..read more
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Glamour Mini Sessions
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by Lorraine Mortensen
2y ago
Do you have a beautiful portrait of yourself?  If you are like most women the answer is probably no. Many women don't like they way they look in photographs, and so they tend to hide from the camera.  Perceived body imperfections, real or not, make women think they aren't beautiful.  Family and career commitments can leave a woman feeling less than glamorous. And of course there’s always that extra weight that everyone thinks they need to lose first. In the end, many women don’t exist in photos. I want you to exist in photos.  For yourself, and for the people that lov ..read more
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Headshot Mini Sessions
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by Lorraine Mortensen
2y ago
Do you own a business, or do any kind of networking? Have you ever had to market yourself to a potential employer or client?  Do you need to brand yourself and market your business on social media? If any of these apply to you then you know how important it is to make a good first impression!  Your headshots are often your first chance to make that impression. Do you really want that impression to be from an cell phone selfie?  Make it a great one with professional portraits. Here’s what some of my clients use their Headshots for: profile photos on social media, lik ..read more
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The Makeup Guide
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by Lorraine Mortensen
2y ago
As a women’s portrait photographer I love helping women look and feel beautiful, not only through my portrait sessions, but also through everyday skin care and makeup routines. It’s such a lovely treat to have professional makeup done, but not all of my sessions include professional makeup, so what should you do? Or what about your everyday life when you don’t have a makeup artist making you look beautiful every day? That’s why I developed The Makeup Guide! Makeup for a photo session, or for your normal everyday life doesn’t have to be complicated! With a few simple instructions, and some gre ..read more
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Introducing Social Media Sessions
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by Lorraine Mortensen
2y ago
If you have a business you know how important it is to have a presence on social media, especially since Covid, but do you even know where to start? Do you know what types of images you need? Do you have a plan to create consistent content? Do you know how to brand yourself? Do you know how to stand out from every other online business? You could post random selfies, and photos of your lunch, but is that going to set you apart from the competition? Beautiful, professional images will help you to create a consistent brand and help you attract followers. Professional images will also save you ..read more
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Celebrating Grad 2020!
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by Lorraine Mortensen
3y ago
2020 was not a great year for Calgary high school grads. Graduation ceremonies and most of the special events had to be cancelled this year. Many schools had online ceremonies, but there definitely weren’t any prom dances, dinners, or any other large celebrations. I’m sure many of the grads and their families had smaller, private celebrations. I also know that a lot of grads really made an effort to have professional portraits done this year. If you were out in the city parks during the month of June, you probably saw groups of grads with a photographer. I saw this several times myself, and i ..read more
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Outdoor Sessions Now Available
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by Lorraine Mortensen
3y ago
“In the Bloom of Youth”, a portrait of Stephanie in the apple blossoms, is one of my images that was accepted into the Professional Photographers 2017 National Salon. I am also accredited by the PPOC in Environmental Portraiture, which is a fancy way of saying outdoor portraits. I’m so happy to announce that I’m taking sessions again! While my home studio remains closed, I am now booking outdoor sessions because they allow us to maintain social distancing and to keep everyone safe and healthy. Outdoor sessions are perfect for Graduation, Glamour, and even Social Media sessions. Spring session ..read more
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How To Look Good On Video Calls!
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by Lorraine Mortensen
3y ago
Have you been doing a lot of Zoom, Skype, or Face Time calls lately? If you are social distancing like the rest of the world then I’m sure that you have been. I definitely have been!! For work I’ve been attending business meeting Zoom calls, and I’ve been filming more social media videos to keep in touch with my clients. On a personal level I’ve also been connecting with friends and family through Zoom and Face Time calls. I’m even attending church online through Zoom! The world of video is a world that we are all finding ourselves in lately, but for many of us, it’s an unfamiliar world. The s ..read more
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