Laine Torres Photography, LLC: Blog http://www.lainetorres.com/blog en-us (C) Laine Torres Photography, LLC booking@lainetorres.com (Laine Torres Photography, LLC) Wed, 16 May 2018 20:34:00 GMT Wed, 16 May 2018 20:34:00 GMT http://www.lainetorres.com/img/s6/v142/u139585935-o219196466-50.jpg Laine Torres Photography, LLC: Blog http://www.lainetorres.com/blog 80 120 The Picture of Gratitude - Photographing Deb Brown in Edina http://www.lainetorres.com/blog/2018/5/the-picture-of-gratitude---photographing-deb-brown-in-edina Touch Your Client’s Heart is a unique and much needed business in today’s technologically-connected world. Owner Deb Brown teaches us how to connect with and appreciate our clients on a more personal level. Her strategies for keeping in touch and showing appreciation are helping businesses attract and retain valued clients. Deb knows the importance of the human side of business and keeps an eye on the way her own brand is reflected back to the world.

I have known Deb for a while now through our membership in WIN (Women in Networking), but I learned even more about this “gifted” woman from our time together during her photo session. She needed new, professional images to use in her marketing because she is in the middle of big changes. Deb is currently working on a new book as well as rebranding and relaunching her programs. In our consultation on her upcoming shoot, she asked specifically for photos that related to these words: authentic, caring, professional, polished and elegant. I could tell Deb really understood her brand personality.

Our photo shoot took place at Centennial Lakes Office Park in Edina. I brought along talented makeup artist Gretl Irina who added some skilled touches to the polished and elegant look Deb was bringing to the session. To add variety to the poses we had some fun with props, as well as including two of Deb’s friends who helped out by posing as clients.

After Deb saw her photos she said she had a hard time making her selections because she loved them all. What follows are some of the shots Deb felt she “could not live without,” along with a review Deb gave summing up her photo session experience.

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Here is what Deb wrote about our session:

Before Laine snapped a single picture, I knew she was worth every penny. I hired her to do a branding session for me and she took the time to talk to me about what kind of image I wanted to portray. Then she helped me choose the outfits that would best portray that image. The day of the photo shoot, she provided professional makeup so I would look my best. The day was fun and the pictures turned out amazing! It was so hard to narrow down my favorites because they were all so good. ” - Deb Brown

 


 

Personal Branding PhotographerProfessional photo sessionLaine Torres is a professional photographer who provides headshot photos in the Twin Cities Metro Area. Laine works creatively to develop a unique concept for each of her clients that best matches their personality. Contact Laine now to book your session.

If you want a branded, professional look for your business, or it has simply been a very long time since you updated your image library, let's connect! I am ready to hear about you and your work so we can plan a photo session that will give you high-quality images to set you apart from your competition. -Laine

 

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Developing a Branding Library for Attorney Julie Finch – Apple Valley http://www.lainetorres.com/blog/2018/5/developing-a-branding-library-for-lawyer-julie-finch-apple-valley As the head of the Finch Law Office, Julie Finch serves others through her knowledge of the law and her ability to convey complex information in a non-threatening and meaningful manner. Her personality is filled with curiosity and she channels that into her latest venture as the host of her own information-filled podcast, Legal Bits

Julie is the perfect example of being strategic about getting new images for her business. The purpose for her custom photo session was to create a media kit with a wide variety of shots that will comprise a branding library. She will use this tool in marketing her many endeavors which include booking more speaking engagements, hosting and teaching programs, continuing to build the audience for her podcast, and being cohesive on social media.

I set up the shoot at Julie’s lovely and spacious home in Apple Valley. She prepared for the day by shopping for new wardrobe items which allowed us to create five different looks. With makeup applied skillfully by Gretl Irina Artistry, Julie looked the competent professional that she is. 

I try my best at every session to make my clients feel at ease and find enjoyment in the process. It was really satisfying to see Julie relax as the shoot progressed. It just so happens that the very last photo we took ended up being her favorite. (It's the shot that is in black and white below).

When our work together was complete, she said that our session was way more than she expected, and that it was actually fun. She is glad to have photos that are licensed for her own business, and as an intellectual property attorney, that was an added benefit of having a custom session.

A week after her session, I was interviewed by her on her Legal Bits podcast where I had the pleasure of sharing my work as a branding photographer. It was a treat to see Julie in action. If you would like to hear our conversation, click here

 

Here are some of the images Julie selected for her new branding library:

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There are so many great reasons to have a portfolio of images as a go-to resource for your marketing materials. If you would like to about your business and where branding photography fits in, give me a call at (763) 218-7484.

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Personal Branding Photo Session with Sarah Bateman in Edina http://www.lainetorres.com/blog/2018/4/personal-branding-photo-session-sarah-bateman-edina When you want to be heard you go to Sarah Bateman, owner of Speak Up! Be Heard! Through her workshops, individual coaching, and her own example, Sarah helps people to communicate with confidence and clearly convey their messages to different audiences. She coaches people for all types of speaking engagements, from wedding toasts to networking presentations, to introductions. Sarah has won several speaking awards and is planning to host a conference for entrepreneurs in the Fall, as well as publish a couple new books.

Sarah came to me to upgrade the visual side of her business by getting photos taken to use for all of her marketing needs, including the worksheets she offers during her classes. I set up my studio at her home in Edina and we even snuck in a few personal photos. Her husband is Chinese, and their home has a wonderful array of cultural elements from China. We ended up creating some beautiful portraits of her with a piece of jewelry - a gift from her husband. A few of those photos also included her adorable youngest grandchild, Lucas.

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I was impressed by how a person who makes her living as a professional speaker has such a talent for listening. That is a great quality to have in a photo shoot where the photographer is giving you directions and guidance to get the best shots. I also witnessed her skills as a great communicator and storyteller. She delivered a short presentation during the photo session so we could capture her natural hand gestures and facial expressions.

Makeup for the session was applied by Jody Winter - Winter ArtistrySarah looked lovely in a wide selection of clothing options with outfits tailored to her figure. She selected great shoes and jewelry to accessorize, and we also used a couple necklaces from the necklace bar I bring along.

Sarah told me the best thing that came out of her session was the wide variety of shots. She is now working with a graphic designer to create strategic marketing pieces for her presentations. Here are some words from Sarah about her photo session experience:

"Had a wonderful photo session with Laine. She came to my house and set up a studio in my living room. She patiently explained and demonstrated a variety of poses for me to try. The pictures turned out beautifully."

Here are some of the poses she selected:

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If you are a busy entrepreneur looking for flexible and professional photography services, I can offer you an in-studio or on-location shoot. We will collaborate to create a diverse library with branding images for your business. Get in touch to learn how you can upgrade your photos to support custom marketing pieces that will let your brand shine.

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Personal Branding Photos for Life Coach and Reiki Master Ginny Mackles in Minneapolis http://www.lainetorres.com/blog/2018/2/personal-branding-photos-for-life-coach-and-reiki-master-ginny-mackles-in-minneapolis If you haven’t heard of the power of Reiki techniques yet, you will benefit from getting to know Ginny Mackles, Holistic Life Coach, and Reiki Master. She has been profiled in numerous publications and is a requested speaker at health and wellness conferences. Ginny uses her special skills to help others bring their body, mind, and spirit into harmonious balance. Her methods shift patterns that are blocking people from true health and happiness.

I came to Ginny’s home to discuss our upcoming photo shoot, which is where she does her coaching and healing work, and I could see how she puts her clients immediately at ease. She offered me tea and nice crisp water as she welcomed me into the warm atmosphere of her home. She told me she was redoing her website and concentrating on putting her marketing efforts around her online presence. Most of her clients are not local, so it is important for her to have a solid website, professional photos, and strong copy.

Ginny is one of the most well-prepared clients I have ever worked with. She intentionally shopped for her session after a consultation with professional stylist Char Dobbs. By using her home/office space for our shoot, we were able to pinpoint every single detail she needed, including adding Rebecca Metz into some of the specific shots. Rebecca is the owner of Web Pages That Sell, and is in charge of the updates Ginny is planning for her website. She also kindly offered to “model” as one of Ginny’s clients for the session.

The shoot focused on the many audiences Ginny serves through her work, and we were able to incorporate different shots to address her specific services. Makeup artist Gretl Irina assisted with Ginny’s professional look, and the final photos were a great reflection of Ginny’s kind and professional manner. Check out some of Ginny's favorite shots:

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Here is what Ginny wrote about our session:

“Having photos taken of yourself can be really uncomfortable, but not with Laine Torres! Not only is she a great photographer, she helps you really feel comfortable with the whole experience. The photo shoot was fun! Laine’s background in marketing helped so much in capturing the right images to convey my message. She took the time to get to know me, my business and the message I was looking to communicate in the photos. She came to my home office to discuss the concept and returned to shoot the photos – it couldn’t have been more convenient. I highly recommend Laine Torres Photography. She is not only an awesome photographer, she is a wonderful person!” - Ginny Mackles

 


 

Personal Branding PhotographerProfessional photo sessionLaine Torres is a professional photographer who provides headshot photos in the Twin Cities Metro Area. Laine works creatively to develop a unique concept for each of her clients that best matches their personality. Contact Laine now to book your session. My clients have found that looking professional and being memorable directly affects the quality of the prospects they attract. This means they get bigger and better opportunities to grow their businesses once they invest is a library of branding images. I work with successful entrepreneurs who are ready to become the face of their companies. If that's you, let's connect! -Laine

 

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How Bright is Your Halo? OR Do First Impressions Really Matter? http://www.lainetorres.com/blog/2017/12/how-bright-is-your-halo-or-do-first-impressions-really-matter article, behavior, "first impressions", "laine torres photography", minneapolis, "professional photographer", psychology, "branding photography", "professional headshots", "corporate headshots", "branding photos", "casual headshots"

In a 1920 experiment by American psychologist Edward Thorndike, 2 officers were asked to evaluate their soldiers in terms of physical qualities (neatness, voice, physique, bearing, and energy), intellect, leadership skills, and personal qualities (including dependability, loyalty, responsibility, selflessness, and cooperation).

The results showed that when officers rated soldiers positively in one characteristic, they were more likely to carry that positive perception over to other characteristics, even though the traits were not relevant to each other. This became known as the “Halo Effect”. The same was true when the officers rated soldiers negatively (which is referred to as the “Horn Effect”).

Basically, this means that when you think positively about one trait of an individual, you are more likely to attribute additional positive perceptions for other traits. Or the opposite: by attributing a negative perception to one trait of an individual, you’re more likely to pile on other negative impressions.

After further reading, what really impressed me as a photographer was to learn that the fact that one positive trait, even if merely visual, goes far beyond physical qualities, and ultimately influences judgment on qualities of intellect, leadership, cooperation and more. It seems unfair, but it’s how we are all wired to think and behave.

As humans, we are visual beings. We judge things with our eyes and our perceptions are formed according to the qualities and characteristics we view, so the Halo Effect is possibly part of the reason why personal and professional photographs on websites are so important. The right photo will set the tone for what potential clients can expect from you and the work you do, and that will likely transfer over to the business relationship you’ll form.

Maybe the lesson learned here is that first impressions really do matter, and most people will judge a book by its cover. The good news is that, with a quality photo of yourself that allows your best attributes to be showcased, you can make a positive and lasting first impression.

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The new date for Headshot Mini Sessions has been set: Mark your calendar on January 22nd and get your professional headshots updated at this easy and convenient session!

I have photographed hundreds of professionals and offer headshot mini sessions once a quarter for those who want authentic high-quality photos with the budget-friendly group pricing.

Only 5 spots available* - SOLD OUT!

>> REGISTER HERE FOR NEXT OPPORTUNITY 

Includes:
- 1h Photo Session
- Studio setup with background and lighting
- Professional makeup on location
- 2 final edited images of your choice
- Tip sheet for outfits and accessories
- Print and usage release for personal and professional use

Featuring for a Limited-Time:

On-Site Personal Styling with Image Consultant Char Dobbs

 

What past clients say about this event:

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"I'm the type that normally runs from cameras, but Laine made this session super comfortable and really fun too. She is very professional and I love how my photos turned out. 100% recommend!!"

Zrinka Peters

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"For YEARS I had put off a new headshot - waiting for 'the right time' - a strategic point in my business development, weight loss, and other excuses. A trusted friend pointed me in Laine's direction. In one phone conversation, Laine gave me the confidence I lacked to get it done. What I had been dreading ended up being FUN! I'm so grateful that Laine found a way to help me express my life's joy through her photography!"

Brenda Moore

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"I was familiar with Laine and her wonderful work, and I needed to update my headshot. The set up was professional, relaxing and that made for some great photos! So many good ones to choose from! Thank you for the great service, great photos and a fun relaxing time Laine Torres (and team!)"

Rick Olson

 

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Regular price is $690 only $390: Register Here

*You must sign a Photography Agreement & Model Release and pay in full in advance to secure a spot.

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Photo Session for Coach, Teacher and Speaker, Irmadene Hanson - Minneapolis, MN http://www.lainetorres.com/blog/2017/11/photo-session-for-coach-teacher-and-speaker-irmadene-hanson---minneapolis-mn Irmadene Hanson is a veteran and nurse and brings ingrained qualities of trust and connection into her work with professionals in the healthcare industry. Her business, Magnify Your Influence, works with companies, teams, and individuals through leadership consulting, masterminds and coaching to help move people forward from a place of frustration to one of growth, connection, and clear direction.

The reason behind the photo shoot for Irmadene was to have images to use for a conference she was sponsoring at, as well as for her upcoming book. In preparation, she went shopping for the session, along with selecting specific clothes she already owned that fit her business image.

We shot at LikeMinds in Minneapolis (formerly The Study) utilizing all that the office space has to offer. We even got the administrator to kindly pose for a shot! Irmadene commented that she thoroughly enjoyed her makeup artist for the day, professional Sarah Elizabeth.

As the shoot got rolling, I found Irmadene to relax further and enjoy herself more. She was able to trust me completely, follow directions easily, and pose very naturally as she grew in her confidence throughout.

Here are some thoughts about the day, straight from Irmadene herself:

"Am I the only person that gets anxiety even thinking about doing a photo shoot? To me it, it's an uncomfortable but necessary evil of the Consulting, Speaking & Coaching business! Laine was AH-mazing! If you are looking for someone to make you feel at ease and relaxed during this weirdly awkward and almost embarrassing task of your business, look no further. Her fun and easy going way helped me to get into a place where she could get all the shots I needed and MORE! The only thing that surpassed her calming "way" with me was her knowledge and wisdom of photography. The more we worked together, the more impressed I was! Honestly, if you ... or she wants a certain shot, she'll work until she gets it. Thank you, Laine Torres Photography!"

It was truly a pleasure to get to know and work with Irmadene.  I wish her the best with her new book!  Take a look here to see the photos she selected:

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As Irmadene Hanson commented above, it can be an anxious task to get in front of a camera and get those needed photos taken. I invite you to look at the reviews from my business clients to get their impressions of how our photography sessions went. At Laine Torres Photography, I try to make everyone as comfortable and prepared as possible to take the stress out of the day. Let’s talk about the kind of photos you need, and how I can make that experience a positive one for you. Just reach out at (763) 218-7484 and we'll start planning.

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Interview with Laura Marie Host - by Laine Torres http://www.lainetorres.com/blog/2017/10/interview-with-laura-marie-host

On your devoteddaily.com website you introduce yourself as “perfectly imperfect.” Can you tell us a little more about that and about your work?

Yes, I am truly so imperfect, which is why I am a Christian. I know that in God’s eyes I am perfectly made, but as we know, we are all broken and have our own issues. In today’s world it’s so easy to look on social media and feel like everyone has it so “perfect” when, in reality, their life is really a hot mess, ha, ha! So, I want my friends and audience to know that I am indeed imperfect, but I know that it’s exactly what I am supposed to be: Perfectly Imperfect!

I am a lifetime entrepreneur. Since I was in elementary school, I have been pursuing my dreams and passions as an entrepreneur; from owning a brick and mortar store, to being a top leader in direct sales. I have a passion and drive to empower entrepreneurs to be who God purposed them to be.

You will be launching a new business community in the next few months. What brought on this idea and what do you wish for it to accomplish?

My big God Project now is launching a Christian Entrepreneur Community to empower Christian Entrepreneurs to be who God purposed them to be through an online private membership community named Key Community. God placed this idea in my heart 2 years ago and it’s been a work in progress ever since. There is plenty of content on the World Wide Web today on how to build a business, but I wanted to have a place where Christians could come together and pursue their dreams and passions, and also grow in their Faith. It’s going to be amazing to see how this community helps Christian Entrepreneurs around the world grow in the Business and Faith!

You went to Laine Torres Photography to have a lifestyle shoot. In what ways are you going to use the new photos to develop your new brand?

I have used the photos in a workbook, on lead pages, on my website and I’m sure they will be used in many other future projects as well!

You have had true success in developing your online presence. Will you speak to your process and the importance of creating online engagement by utilizing your voice and building relationships?

I know that God has placed an incredible audience in my path and it’s so fun to be able to engage with them. I find that being real and “imperfect” is what truly allows me to connect with my audience. I also have a true heart for helping others and seeing them have success. I am never afraid to share my love for Jesus and my love for people. I believe if you just love on your audience and be real, it will help them to connect with you and want to tune in to what you have to share.

You are living true to your personal side in your businesses. Has that been a challenge, a blessing, or both and why?

Being true to God first and giving God the glory is number 1. That allows me to step back and stay humble. I know that I am where I am today and I am who I am today because of Him, and all the obstacles and blessings that have been in my path; it’s all part of the process to experience success.

Is there anything else you would like people to know about your new venture?

We are here to empower you to be who God purposed you to be. Never feel alone. Never go through life wondering “why am I here…?”, instead, dig deeper, join our free Facebook community, connect with us, and we will embrace and love you in your process of finding your life purpose and who God truly purposed you to be.     

What is the best way for people to connect with you?

Find us online at:

www.DevotedDaily.com/home

Join our Christian Entrepreneur FB community:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/DevotedDaily

Join our wait list to be the first to know when our Private Key Community for Christian Entrepreneurs launches:

http://www.devoteddaily.com/key-community

Not an entrepreneur but would love a daily dose of Jesus? Like our Devoted Daily FB page: https://www.facebook.com/DevotedDailyGodFirst

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To view photos from Laura's session and read more about her experience with me, click here.

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booking@lainetorres.com (Laine Torres Photography, LLC) christian devoted daily entrepreneurs interview laine torres photography laura marie host professional photographer ramsey mn http://www.lainetorres.com/blog/2017/10/interview-with-laura-marie-host Tue, 31 Oct 2017 20:54:47 GMT
Beth Riegger - Photos for an Elevated Brand in Brooklyn Park, MN http://www.lainetorres.com/blog/2017/10/beth-riegger---photos-for-an-elevated-brand-in-brooklyn-park-mn I had the pleasure of meeting Beth Riegger through some mutual clients and friends. After being introduced, Beth and I got together for coffee and to learn more about each other. She had some fun vacation plans coming up, so we scheduled her session for right after her return. Beth is a very warm woman who really cares about everyone, especially her clients, and I was super excited to work with her and help her with the rebranding and relaunching of her business.

Keys 2 Success Marketing is a website development and online marketing firm that is all about understanding your business vision and translating it to the public in a way that will attract your ideal clients.

Beth wanted new photos for her website and new marketing materials. Preparation for the shoot day included brand consultant Dawn Stebbing, who was Beth’s personal shopper and helped her pull together an amazing wardrobe, and Sarah Elizabeth Artistry, who provided the hair and makeup services to ensure Beth looked beautiful and confident. 

We played some fun music to set the tone, which helped to provide a nice relaxed feeling to the whole day. And since we were shooting in Beth’s home in Brooklyn Park, we had the company from her 2 dogs, who sat in and watched part of the session. They definitely got their share of attention!

This is what Beth had to share about her experience working with me:

"I went to Laine to get my images updated. I've lost some weight and also shortened my hair. I didn't think the photos would make much of a difference but wow, they have sure elevated my professional look! I also wanted to make sure there was negative space so I could use the images in my marketing. Laine was able to incorporate this into our session and the results are amazing!"

For Beth, it was also important that we created dynamic shots she could use to write specific copy when marketing her services. She has since added some of the photos to her website. You can see more of the selected shots here:

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Let me introduce you to my professional headshot gallery of memorable entrepreneurs. These talented people probably felt the same way you do about getting your photo taken. Some even called it a “necessary evil.” That was before we worked together. At Laine Torres Photography I take the fear, insecurity and dislike out of the equation by making each and every shoot fun, efficient and flexible for your needs. Please give me a call at (763) 218-7484 or send a message and we can plan the perfect session to suit your business and the brand you want to share.

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booking@lainetorres.com (Laine Torres Photography, LLC) branding photos brooklyn park laine torres photography photo session professional headshots professional photographer rebranding http://www.lainetorres.com/blog/2017/10/beth-riegger---photos-for-an-elevated-brand-in-brooklyn-park-mn Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:00:00 GMT
Laura Host Branding Photo Session: an Entrepreneur of Inspiration – Ramsey, MN http://www.lainetorres.com/blog/2017/10/laura-host-branding-photo-session-an-entrepreneur-of-inspiration-ramsey-mn Laura Host is launching a new business focused on providing an online community for Christian business owners. This community will empower and provide them with resources, tools, advice, guidance, tips and inspiration through Faith. Laura needed photos to use on the new website, her social media and in marketing her developing brand.

Laura isn’t new to being a business owner. This bubbly and upbeat woman is busy with her own store, along with running a lot of online activities, such as selling jewelry and Modere health and wellness products. She does it all putting God first. Her new venture is called Devoted Daily.

We shot at her beautiful home in Ramsey, then moved to downtown Anoka for some extra special shots. Our makeup talent who prepared Laura beautifully for being under the bright lights was Jody Winter, of Winter Artistry, who calls herself “makeup artist and champion of small businesses".     

Laura's vision was so complete! She had an inspiration board that was full of ideas, which gave me clear direction. She also went out shopping using my instructions, focusing on the clothes that made her feel beautiful. In keeping with her spirit, we managed to slip in some fun by stopping for some ice cream at Two Scoops, in Anoka. Her dog Pierre was present in a number of photos and turned out to be a great model!

With a full library of her images, Laura is more than ready to take the action she needs to launch her new business.

Click here to connect with Laura Host on Facebook.

Here's what Laura had to say about her experience working with me:

"Most professional experience EVER and FUN!! I had a lifestyle photo shoot done for my website and Marketing for a new business. Laine made this experience PRICELESS from the first phone conversation! Highly recommend!! A++"

To learn more about Devoted Daily, watch for my in-depth interview with Laura in an upcoming blog post - and here are just some of our favorite shots:

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Fall is the perfect season to capture great, personality-driven, branding photos in both inside and outside locations. With my mobile studio I am free to come to you and we can be flexible to shoot in multiple sites. I have also recently acquired a studio space that can be used if that would be a fit for your brand. Let's work together and get others to notice you and your special business by getting new branding photos taken. Contact me today and we'll chat about what would help you stand out and give your work a visual and professional boost. Talk soon!

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Connecting Cathy McLane to Her Personal Brand - A Custom Photo Session in Maple Grove http://www.lainetorres.com/blog/2017/9/connecting-cathy-mclane-to-her-personal-brand---a-custom-photo-session-in-maple-grove Cathy McLane was ready for creating her personal brand and what better time than while she is moving to the next level with her business Cathy Connects, LLC. Cathy possesses long-term experience as a marketing and communications leader for prestigious organizations. As a communications expert, her services include employee engagement, multi-channel marketing, milestone marketing and digital strategy.

We met prior to the session for a style and concept consultation. She is very lively and spontaneous, speaking with hand gestures and a smile. We decided to forgo the studio and use her home as the backdrop. I was so pleased to go to Cathy’s home to do the photo shoot where I was met by her very sweet and social Vizsla dogs, and a house full of art created by her relatives. It was a great location full of different angles and personal meaning. 

Makeup was done by the talented Meg Hume from Humen Nature. We had a super time setting up the shots. For Cathy it was important that the photographs reflected the business side and celebrate her personal side by including her dogs in the shots.

This is what Cathy had to say about the session:

“I did a package with Laine where she (and a fab make-up artist, AND assistant) came to my house for a custom photo shoot: I wanted a variety of headshots for bios, my website, and more. She did an amazing job and I absolutely love my images. She is a joy to work with, and has a great attention to detail - and to ensuring client comfort. I highly recommend!”

You can see here some of the poses she selected: 

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If you know someone who is taking their brand to the next level and would benefit from professional photos, please connect us. Custom photos are one of the best ways to elevate the professional image for a business owner and allow them to confidently market their products and services.

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A Brand, a Book, and a Smart Businessman - Paul Fisher Photo Shoot in Minneapolis http://www.lainetorres.com/blog/2017/9/a-brand-a-book-and-a-smart-businessman-paul-fisher-photo-shoot-minneapolis Paul Fisher is a professional who is watching out for the future and giving guidance through his new book, Beyond the Days of the Giants: Solving the Crisis of Growth and Succession in Today's CPA Firms. Being a forward thinking entrepreneur, he also thought about having great photos for the book and his business brand – this is how I got the privilege to meet and photograph him.

Paul has practiced as a CPA for 27 years and is also known as a very engaging speaker on the keys to driving growth in the 21st Century. He formed his business, New Giants Consulting, LLC, to help new and upcoming accountants establish a value-based culture as they develop their firms.

Our shoot was held at BerganKDV in Minneapolis where Paul has partnered in the business. Talented Meg Hume did his makeup, and it was special to learn from Paul that his clothes were picked by his daughter Anne.  

After coming all the way from Chicago for the photo shoot he looked very sharp and confident. You could see Paul's professionalism in our session.  He was calm, trusting, a great listener, and took direction very well. The overall shoot was a collaborative effort as Paul came up with his own creative ideas for shots. We even did some fun detail shots of his lapel, hands, cell phone and more that are valuable for using with website branding.

You can take a look at some of Paul's selected photos here:


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Professional Headshots Event in Saint Louis Park - September 26th http://www.lainetorres.com/blog/2017/6/professional-headshots-event-in-saint-louis-park---september-26th "laine torres photography" "professional headshots" "saint louis park photographer" "corporate headshots" "social media profile photo" "casual headshots" "brand photography" "professional photographer" "professional photo"

Mark your calendar on September 26th and get your professional headshots updated at this easy and convenient session!

I have photographed hundreds of professionals and offer headshot mini sessions once a quarter for those who want authentic high-quality photos with the budget-friendly group pricing.

Only 5 spots available* - 3 LEFT! >> SOLD OUT

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Includes:
- 1h Photo Session
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- 2 final edited images of your choice
- Tip sheet for outfits and accessories
- Print and usage release for personal and professional use

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"Wow! Thank you to Laine Torres for the great photos and experience. The whole process from start to finish was well organized and Laine made the photo shoot session experience comfortable - she gave great direction as to how to stand and how to tilt the chin, head, etc. - loved her attention to detail." Cari Nelson-Spears

"Laine has a gift for bringing out the best in her clients, and she captures it effortlessly. Everything she does is with the utmost professionalism and genuine skill. She truly knows her craft and she's a master of it!" Rachel Madrigal

"Laine combined professionalism, flexibility and fun into our photo shoot. I am proud to use my headshots and I would definitely recommend calling Laine Torres Photography to my friends and colleagues." Susan Murphy

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Regular price is $690 only $390: Register Here for Future Date

*You must sign a Photography Agreement & Model Release and pay in full in advance to secure a spot.

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Photographing Author and Business Coach Alissa Daire Nelson - Shoreview, MN http://www.lainetorres.com/blog/2017/6/photographing-author-and-business-coach-alissa-daire-nelson---shoreview-mn Alissa Daire Nelson has many talents which she applies to her work as a Certified Strengths Coach, Author, Podcaster, and Speaker. Alissa is the owner of Daire Success Coaching, where she helps clients unlock their strengths and develop those strengths to elevate their business and personal lives.

Alissa recently launched her first book, rebranded her website, and revamped all her marketing materials. This exciting quest for fresh branding brought the two of us together for a full-blown photo session, including creating the image that would be featured as the cover of her new book.

Prior to our session, we discussed the shot list with her branding manager Heather Coughenour, of Rebel 42. With a clear plan in hand, I brought my portable studio to her home in Shoreview and directed her session to fulfill all that was requested. Meg Hume, with Humen Nature Professional Makeup Services, created a polished, natural and flattering makeup, so Alissa looked flawless even before any edits were made to the photos.

It was so gratifying that Alissa was completely in love with her photos when she saw them and shared them on social media right away! Her branding and design team helped choose the perfect image for her book cover, which you can see below. You can purchase it on Amazon or through a link on her website.

Alissa kept all the images we created at her session and you can see how she used several of them on her new site. To see some of my favorites, just scroll down!

Last but not least, here’s what she had to say about her experience working with me:

"I decided to work with Laine because she was recommended by a friend of mine and her portfolio was great. I knew my decision was the right one when she prepared me for my shoot SO well. All the important details were covered and I was set up for total success! Thorough, masterful with light and angles, drew my true personality out (sometimes hard to do when you're uncomfortable in front of a camera!). The whole shoot felt luxurious! I literally receive compliments EVERY day, but the one I get the most often that means the most to me is, "Wow! These pictures are so YOU!" If you are considering working with Laine, just do it. You won't regret the investment. Your brand deserves GREAT photos."

Click here to connect with Alissa Daire Nelson on LinkedIn.

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As a professional photographer, I work with personality-driven businesses to create branding photos that showcase their confidence and expertise. The result is an array of images they can use in the upcoming years to market their products and services. Professional photos communicate that their businesses are thriving and that they themselves are worth the investment. If your business would benefit from a rebrand, let's chat about how custom photography can give you the differentiator you need to stand out in your market. Contact me today!

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Complete PR Photos for Best-Selling Author and Sales Coach President Ursula Mentjes http://www.lainetorres.com/blog/2017/6/complete-pr-photos-for-best-selling-author-and-sales-coach-president-ursula-mentjes I would not be surprised if you have already heard of Ursula Mentjes.  Ursula is an amazing entrepreneur, best-selling author, and the president of Sales Coach Now.  She is getting ready for a new book launch, graced the most recent magazine cover for savibizmag.com  and needed an array of photos for a speaker sheet, a website re-do, and different social media platforms. We had a long shot list!

This exciting photo shoot happened at Hotel Ivy, which is a regular business spot for Ursula. It is important to feel comfortable during a photoshoot, and this was a familiar place with familiar faces for her. It also allowed us to use their beautiful furniture in our shots, especially after their recent renovation.

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Ursula's makeup was done by the sweet and talented Meg Hume, who ensured she looked even more beautiful.  Another invaluable assist came from my husband, Chris, who helped me set up my lighting for the shots.  We tried a new lighting style with a ring light which is very flattering and even, and produced beautiful round catchlights in Ursula’s eyes. Check it out:

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Our choices for clothes were sophisticated and soft, with colors that Ursula is naturally inclined to wear.  Our main focus was to show the real energy she brings to her work.  With our whole group working so well together, there was a lot of positive energy in the room, and the day went quickly. We made the most of the clothing changes and the beautiful location where we were shooting, but, of course, the real star of the day was Ursula: she looked gorgeous as always!

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We photographed the potential cover for her new book, which is not out yet, so I am unable to share it, BUT here's the magazine cover we shot, which has been released:

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I was touched by the following comments Ursula made when she got to review the photos:

“Laine is a #rockstarphotog! I loved working with her and the photos exceeded my expectations. Laine is super gifted and has a way of drawing out the VERY best version of you. Plus, her team is phenomenal and made everything run smoothly and easily. I highly recommend Laine as a photographer for your next photoshoot or event!”

Thank you, Ursula, for your wonderful words. I really enjoyed our photo session and I wish you all the best!

-Laine


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London Photos by Professional Photographer Laine Torres http://www.lainetorres.com/blog/2017/5/london-photos-by-professional-photographer-laine-torres Chris and I recently returned from our vacation. We went to visit my brother who is currently living in London and loving it.

Have you ever been?

If you have, you know this, but even if you haven't, you can imagine that there are people everywhere you go, and from every single corner of the world, seriously. And each group of people seems to have at least a couple cameras on them (not including their phones). I don't say this with annoyance but truly as a mere fact.

So, as I visited the popular landmarks, and fought for a spot to photograph them, I realized I was creating the same photos that hundreds of thousands of people create when they're there. The very same. I was in auto mode, just view, click, move. And I honestly thought to myself that I didn't want to have those images. I can easily google them and they will be far more beautiful and artistic than what I was creating.

With that in mind, I decided that I wanted to capture the things we kind of see but don't register. The things we notice but may not remember.

Yes, I got some cliche/expected/overdone photos as well, because, after all, I was still a tourist, but, as I sat here to write this and share some photos with you, I decided to select just very few of the very few that I took. Oh, and, of course, if you follow me on Instagram (@lainetorres), you got to see more of the touristy shots, with selfies and goofy filters and what-not's - you know, the fun stuff.

Here you go - the British details you may or may not have noticed:

london uk europe trip travel photography laine torres professional photographer tourist attractions things to see and doTower Bridge in the background. This photo was taken with the Tower of London behind me.

Tower Bridge in the background

This photo was taken with the Tower of London behind me

london uk europe trip travel photography laine torres professional photographer tourist attractions things to see and doMy brother Hugo (left), his wife Aline and my husband Chris, crossing the Tower Bridge.

My brother Hugo (left), his wife Aline and my husband Chris, crossing the Tower Bridge

london uk europe trip travel photography laine torres professional photographer tourist attractions things to see and doDaniel & Suzie's love, celebrated on April 4th, 2017, and attached to Tower Bridge.

Daniel & Suzie's love, celebrated on April 4th, 2017, and attached to Tower Bridge

london uk europe trip travel photography laine torres professional photographer tourist attractions things to see and doOffice buildings and their modern architecture sit on one Thames River bank, opposite the Tower of London and all it's history. london uk europe trip travel photography laine torres professional photographer tourist attractions things to see and doMore modern offices overlooking the Thames.
london uk europe trip travel photography laine torres professional photographer tourist attractions things to see and doSaint Paul's Cathedral - no photos allowed inside. london uk europe trip travel photography laine torres professional photographer tourist attractions things to see and doTrafalgar Square with Big Ben in the horizon and The National Gallery behind me.

From top left:

1. Modern architecture buildings on one side of the Thames River bank, opposite the Tower of London and all it's history

2. More modern offices overlooking the Thames and the Tower of London

3. Saint Paul's Cathedral - no photos allowed inside

4. Trafalgar Square with Big Ben in the horizon and The National Gallery behind me

london uk europe trip travel photography laine torres professional photographer tourist attractions things to see and doArtist using chalk on Trafalgar Square.

Artist using chalk on Trafalgar Square

london uk europe trip travel photography laine torres professional photographer tourist attractions things to see and doA candid shot of my brother and his wife, next to The London Eye, opposite Houses of Parliament.

A candid shot of my brother and his wife, next to The London Eye, opposite Houses of Parliament

london uk europe trip travel photography laine torres professional photographer tourist attractions things to see and doTouring the Tower of London.

Touring the Tower of London

london uk europe trip travel photography laine torres professional photographer tourist attractions things to see and doThe British Museum - an infinite world of historic artifacts.

The British Museum - an infinite world of historic artifacts

london uk europe trip travel photography laine torres professional photographer tourist attractions things to see and doPoliceman in charge of traffic at the changing of the Royal Guard.

Policeman in charge of traffic at the changing of the Royal Guard

london uk europe trip travel photography laine torres professional photographer tourist attractions things to see and doVictoria Memorial, across from Buckingham Palace.

Victoria Memorial, across from Buckingham Palace

london uk europe trip travel photography laine torres professional photographer tourist attractions things to see and doArtist drawing at the National Gallery.

Artist drawing at the National Gallery

london uk europe trip travel photography laine torres professional photographer tourist attractions things to see and doAntique store meticulously arranged.

Antique store meticulously arranged

london uk europe trip travel photography laine torres professional photographer tourist attractions things to see and doDancewear store - can you find Chris?

Dancewear store - can you find Chris?

london uk europe trip travel photography laine torres professional photographer tourist attractions things to see and doCarousel by The London Eye.

Carousel by The London Eye

london uk europe trip travel photography laine torres professional photographer tourist attractions things to see and doDay shot of Big Ben <3 london uk europe trip travel photography laine torres professional photographer tourist attractions things to see and doAnd when the lights come on.

Left: Day shot of Big Ben <3

Right: When the lights come on

london uk europe trip travel photography laine torres professional photographer tourist attractions things to see and doEarly evening overlooking Houses of Parliament

Early evening overlooking Houses of Parliament

 

Some of the things we did (and that I recommend):

 

I would like to give a big thanks to my client and friend Stacy Mueller for sharing so many wonderful tips and recommendations prior to us leaving. Thanks, Stacy! Your suggestions were very much appreciated.

How about you? What's your favorite thing to see/do in London? What else would you add to the list? Comment below and I will make sure to check it out next time.

-Laine

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Professional Headshots Event in Saint Louis Park - June 14th http://www.lainetorres.com/blog/2017/5/professional-headshots-event-in-saint-louis-park---june-14th professional headshot event laine torres photography june 14 saint louis park photographer social media profile photo

There's a lot of information out there about how the right online image can actually help your business career.

I often work with small business owners and entrepreneurs, as well as professionals of the most varied industries, to provide photos that are current, flattering and that show their confidence and worth. it's actually what I am known for, and definitely something that I love to do.

If you (or someone you know) would benefit from a new professional headshot, my upcoming Headshot Event on June 14th is meant to be the place to get that professional look. The full day is a series of mini photo sessions for busy people just like you, set in an easy and fun environment.

Here's what's included with your registration:

  • Up to 1h photo session allowing for multiple outfit changes
  • Professional Makeup with pre-session consultation
  • Studio setup with different backgrounds and lighting
  • Tip sheet for outfits and accessories so you come in prepared and looking sharp
  • 2 final edited images of your choice selected right after the session*
  • Print and usage release for personal and professional use

*Additional photos available for purchase for a discounted rate.

 

Want to see some samples of what you can expect when we work together?

Here's a link with more details and photos taken at a previous Headshot Mini Session.

Here's a link to my FULL headshots gallery.

 

Here's what previous clients had to say about their mini headshot session:

"Wow! Thank you to Laine Torres for the great photos and experience. The whole process from start to finish was well organized and Laine made the photo shoot session experience comfortable - she gave great direction as to how to stand and how to tilt the chin, head, etc. - loved her attention to detail." Cari Nelson-Spears

"Laine has a gift for bringing out the best in her clients, and she captures it effortlessly. Everything she does is with the utmost professionalism and genuine skill. She truly knows her craft and she's a master of it!" Rachel Madrigal

"Laine combined professionalism, flexibility and fun into our photo shoot. I am proud to use my headshots and I would definitely recommend calling Laine Torres Photography to my friends and colleagues." Susan Murphy

More reviews on Google.

 

Regular price is $690 only $390Register Here or contact me if you have any questions.

You must sign a Photography Agreement & Model Release and pay in full in advance to secure a spot.

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This is what Mini Sessions for Professional Headshots are like http://www.lainetorres.com/blog/2017/4/this-is-what-mini-sessions-for-professional-headshots-are-like This event was so memorable!

I had a full day devoted to a series of 30-minute headshot sessions for busy entrepreneurs. Many of the professional women who came in were friends and colleagues of mine, or we have done work together, so there was a real ‘family feel’ to the day.

What made it even more special was the help I had for the day.

One of my favorite makeup artists, Meg Hume, was in the room helping each client look and feel amazing for their shoot. My husband Chris was busy at the computer, helping clients review their shots and make selections. And my new assistant Katie was there getting her first experience with the process, the equipment and me! (I will be writing a blog introducing Katie soon after she has had a chance to settle in.)

So it was a big day!

My main goal was to put everyone at ease with the process, take headshots that show these beautiful people at their best, and do this in a short amount of time so they could move on with their busy schedules. 

I appreciated how everyone came with their wardrobe selections ready to go and took my consultation on what might work best. Meg also did a great job getting each client in and out of the makeup chair looking polished and professional.

The photos that each client selected show how wonderful of an experience this was. Thanks to Cari, Sue, Shanna, Susan, Deb and Rachel for your patience and positive attitudes!

Here you can see some of my favorites:

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professional headshot event saint louis park laine torres photography photographer social media profile photo branding small business entrepreneur

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professional headshot event saint louis park laine torres photography photographer social media profile photo branding small business entrepreneur

If you are ready for new and flattering headshots, I will be holding my next Professional Headshot Event on June 14th. You can get more information here or register here. Or you can contact me directly if you have any questions or special requests.

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Stock Photos for New Call Center Company in Minneapolis http://www.lainetorres.com/blog/2017/4/stock-photos-for-new-call-center-company-in-minneapolis Janet Livingston is one of those people you say “wow” when you hear about her skills and business accomplishments.  She is currently the President of Call Center Sales Pro, in Minneapolis MN, where she helps businesses become more efficient and reduce costs.

If that isn’t enough, Janet is starting up another business called AS1, or Answering Service One, which is the reason I found myself working with this wonderful woman again.

AS1 is a premier, HIPAA-compliant, medical answering service specializing in 24-hour doctor and patient support.  With the launch of the business scheduled for this Spring, Janet wanted custom stock photos for her website and other promotional materials.

We were already acquainted because I had the pleasure of doing her and her husband Jeff’s headshots a few years ago.  For the AS1 session, we photographed at OffiCenters in Minnetonka, which is where Janet offices. The goal for the session was to create an authentic look in the stock photos that would truly reflect their brand.

We worked with 4 models: Jessie, Karissa, Corinne, and Jordan. Meg Hume did their makeup to ensure we stayed true to what Janet's vision was for the photos. To my surprise, 3 of the models were siblings! It was fun to see how well they worked together.

Thanks to the fantastic job by Jill Lane, our Project Manager, the session was relaxed and easy. She followed Janet’s shot list and kept us all moving forward and on time.

Here are some of the top shots we created:

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I love how the new website turned out! You can check for yourself here. Best of luck in your new venture, Janet!

If you would like to learn more about AS1 and the launch of their services, you can like their Facebook page here.

-Laine

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Capturing the Heart of Carol and Scotty Morgan - a Couple's Photo Session in Blaine http://www.lainetorres.com/blog/2017/3/capturing-the-heart-of-carol-and-scotty-morgan---a-couples-photo-session-in-blaine Carol and Scotty Morgan are the winners of my Valentine’s Day Mini Photo Session Promo, but I see how they are winners of so much more because they have found each other. And me, I am SO happy that I got to capture their love and special relationship in photos!

The day started off with the couple dropping their kids, Mia and Drew, off with Scotty's parents, and joining me at Springbrook Nature Center in Blaine. The session was short and fun, and I had NO idea Scotty would be so funny! He had everyone laughing for the whole session, especially when he pranked me with leaves (I made the mistake of telling him I am terrified of bugs, so imagine how I freaked out!).

They told me that the last time they had professional photos done was at their wedding, 17 years ago. Carol also told me she just knew their story would win the Valentine's Day Promo - talk about setting the intention! When I asked what she would like me to capture with the photos, she requested that the images show the love she and Scotty have for each other.  As you will see by the final photos, that was not so hard.

Carol is one of those people who just radiate warmth when they enter a room. She contributes to the world through her business, Live Pure Vida, where she is a Healthy Living coach. Scotty gives back through his profession as a police officer, but on this day, they were there just to relax and have fun.

The weather at the park was warm, even though it's March and the sun was not out. I would like to think because the Morgans brought their own sunshine! I had a great time getting to know them a little better, and I hope you will join me in wishing them many more happy years in their life together.

Be sure to take a look at the playful and loving photos from the session and click here to read the story that helped them win the Valentine's Day Promo, including a $50 gift certificate for Fogo de Chao!

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