mini course

Back to School | with Melissa Ortendahl

let today be the start of something new

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in this course you’ll learn

How to capture your child’s first day of school in a low stress, authentic way that allows you to be present in the moment with your child.

  • Ditch the School Portrait: how to capture formal, yet honest and authentic portraits of your child

  • Fine Art Portraits: how to create images that move you and capture the essence of who you child is

  • Documentary Captures: letting go of perfection, and focusing on the story and memories you want to hold onto

  • Film: a moving memory of your child’s first day of school that captures the details and emotion of the day


  • 31 page e-book filled with images, suggestions, tips and tricks

  • 3 behind-the-scenes videos on formal portraits and fine art portraits

  • BONUS – watch Melissa as she edits her fine art portraits

capturing the monumental memories you don’t want to forget!



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lifestyle & documentary photographer

lifestyle & documentary photographer

Melissa Ortendahl

Melissa. Lifestyle and documentary photographer. Boymom. Inspired by the everyday. Embraces chaos. Thrives on creative sparks. Can be bribed with Mexican food. Always down for a deep thoughts talk, or a night out dancing. Does not embarrass easily. Can be found re-heating her coffee and wrangling her children. Work in progress.



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