In the days before mirrors, baseball players would collect their own baseball cards so that they'd always know what they looked like. Enjoy the preservative nature of photographs with today's Groupon: for $65, you get a one-hour, in-studio photo session and two portraits (a 9"x12" or 8"x10”, and a 5"x7") at Mortensen Portrait Design in Waukesha (a $300 value).
Mortensen Portrait Design crafts frame-worthy facsimiles displaying the earnest smiles of children, families, loving pets, and even grumpy grandparents. Familial units band together to comfortably pose in heirloom reverence, regardless of intense bunny-ear battles occurring outside the frame.
Children receive proper dress-up treatment with whimsically staged and propped conceptual shoots. Cherished house pets and high-school seniors also experience Mortensen's artful snapshot setup with personalized and eye-catching themes.
In addition to complete portraiture conceptualization, the professional staff can transfer photos to a high-quality canvas for an additional fee, imbuing the encased memory with a surface grain that can easily become a timeless addition to the mantle's collection of beetles' records from your high-school entomology class.
Five Insider Pagers give Mortensen Portrait Design a five-star average:
- I had both my children photographed at Mortensen Portrait Design and they did an outstanding job. We have sent many of our friends there and they were all very happy as well. Very unique pictures and reasonably priced. – Erin G.
- These guys are the best. I would go nowhere else but Mortensen for my senior pictures. They have a great variety of backgrounds and custom sets to choose from. I had a great time there. The experience I had will last forever and portraits were awesome. – Debbie S.
Mortensen Portrait Design
For more than 35 years, the professional photographers at Mortensen Portrait Design have framed personal moments with timeless elegance. In the interest of honoring each client's unique aesthetic, the staff engages subjects during every step of the portrait process. Their catalogue of studio backgrounds and sets accommodates high-school seniors, family groups, children, and pets, whose images are always given the classical treatment: technicians bond the images individually to canvas or print them with a textured finish, then apply a coat of clear glaze. The resulting product befits most any mantelpiece perch or sophisticated vehicle, where it can function as a fancy upgrade from a rearview mirror.
The studio's child-friendly services benefit its customers and the community as a whole. Fairy portraits—shot in an onsite garden to reduce run-ins with feral toadstools—bestow youngsters with shimmery wings for a charming keepsake. Additionally, during their annual Cute Kids Portrait Contest, more than $10,000 in session payments, orders, and votes go to the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer Fund.
180 Kossow Rd.
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186