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A life lived in pictures

The children are dressed in their halloween attire, one as a bee and one as a ladybug.
“Smile for the camera,” Lynn Mann says as she prepares to take the picture.
The children perch on a haystack in front of the red barn outside of Mann’s photography studio.
Pumpkins surround the little girls, and they giggle as the flash goes off.
Mann has had an interest in photography since her school years. When her mother got sick, Mann went to spend time with her before her passing.
All over the house were photographs Mann had taken when she was in the seventh grade.
“It made me think, why did I ever stop?” she said.
Mann takes pictures of almost any subject, including children at local day cares, weddings, portraits, proms and sports.
“The best part is when I get the smiles and special looks,” Mann said.
She said she loves to see how the pictures turn out just as much as the people who are in them.
“I get excited when I capture something special. I get teared up and emotional,” she said.
Picture This..Photography in Denver opened Oct. 7 and is located on Campground Road in what appears to look like a residential home.
This is what Mann wanted – to have a quaint little house that would provide a perfect place for picture taking.
“I didn’t want to be beside the Harris Teeter in a strip mall,” she said.
Brides have posed on the front porch of the house and children have sat by the pond.
The driveway has also been used with children walking up it.
Mann has many fundraisers coming up for her picture taking.
Halloween photos will be shot on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Part of the money will go towards the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse.
Santa Claus will also come to the portrait studio with part of the money going to help the coalition as well. A date for this will be announced later.
There is also 100 of Mann’s portrait cards that are going in baskets in Lincolnton for new babies born at the hospital. It will offer a free portrait session for the children.
Mann, who lives in Westport, felt the Denver area needed a portrait studio in the area.
Some of her goals include getting a pony in the backyard for picture opportunities and doing church directories.
Hours are by appointment, evening and Saturday appointments are available.
Fore more information call Lynn Mann at 704-489-0632 or 704-737-3494.

by Amy Wadsworth

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