"Photography takes an instant out of time. Altering life by holding it still."
-Dorothea Lange

I'm Irlene Mender. I am a New Orleans based Photographer. I am excited to share my passion of photography with you. I specialize in senior pictures, glamour style portraits, headshots, and personal branding photographs.


HEY
Y'ALL

I take the stress out of having your photos taken.

It is not your job to be 'photogenic' or 'good in front of a camera'. It is my job to help you through your session and show you the most beautiful images you have ever seen of yourself. 

Info

I have been married to the love of my life for 15 years now. I am a coach's wife! We have the most amazing 14 year old son who is the light of our life. And together we are all raising two crazy dachshunds. Our lives stay pretty busy with my son's sporting events and my husband's high school football team. 
I love to read and hang out in my yoga pants and sweatshirts. If you see my in the car I am probably singing at the top of my lungs and more than likely I have no idea what the words are. 
I can't wait to meet you and hang out with you soon!

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At Irlene Mender Photography you are going to look back in 10 years and see your senior pictures and remember just how special this time in your life was. And in 20 years your kids will look at your images and know you are just as beautiful now as you were back then. IMP has three different sessions for you to choose from. All our sessions will give you the experience and the images you want to show off your personality. Irlene makes sure you are comfortable and confident in every step of the way during your senior session. She walks you through every pose so there is no awkward moments or guessing about what you should do with those hands!! Irlene loves every one of her seniors and can’t wait to work with you. Contact us today to get your Senior Portrait Magazine where we answer all your questions. 

The senior Experience

Your session is tailored just for you. From hair and makeup to wardrobe depending on your preferences. 

The session fee starts at $150  which includes a styled consultation, professional hair & makeup, two hour photoshoot with multiple wardrobe changes. You will view your images within two weeks and you choose what you want to purchase. There is no obligation to purchase afterwards.
Our goal is to create timeless family portraits that will be passed on for generations to come.
  
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The Session

Ms. Irlene did an amazing job taking my senior photographs. She made sure everything was perfect, from the lighting to making sure there was not a hair out of place.
 - Victoria

Love her! She is amazing with my kids! She can always get a great smile our of them!
- Heather

Irlene took my daughter's senior pictures and also our family pictures. Both sessions were fantastic! She was helpful planning and many venue options. The consultation beforehand helped us expressing our vision for our pictures. She has many ideas and welcomes your suggestions and ideas too! And our pictures came our beautifully! I definitely recommend Irlene Mender for professional photographs.
- Celeste

This has been one of my favorite photographers! Over the years our family pictures and just our children's pictures have been taking by several photographers. She is an absolute wonder with with kids and you can tell she is doing what she enjoys. The pictures come out with a natural appearance and I highly recommend her for any picture needs
- Heather

Irlene gave lots of hands on attention to our new bundle of joy! We just love the pictures of him and his big brother! The best part is we never had to leave home for our photo shoot!
- Christy

My son's senior session with Irlene was an emotional event for me. Her original ideas and comforting words of encouragement were wonderful. My son did the session as a favor to me. He was not that excited. Irlene managed to not only capture the happiness but also his inner glow! She is great with her subjects and their moms. Thank you Irlene, his pictures are flawless and like no other!
- Chantel

You are absolutely amazing! Thank you for taking Yani's pictures. They are precious. I love them all. You are so patient with her. That means so much when a photographer takes time with your child to ensure her session is a success. She leaves the sessions feeling like a princess. Thanks again for everything! We'll be seeing you soon.
- Tia

My daughter's session with Irlene was absolutely the best experience I have ever had with a photographer. She made my high school senior feel like she was a super model! She came prepared with a pop-up tent to assist with on-site wardrobe changes. She tailored the locations we visited and the style of photographs to suit my daughter's personality. She was patient, helpful, understanding and professional which resulted in Irlene taking about a million pictures from which we could pick our favorites for her senior portfolio. If you are looking for something extra special and not your large cookie-cutter type photography business, I would strongly suggest booking right away with Irlene. You won't be disappointed....and you will make a new friend in the process!!

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