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  • SENIOR MODEL FEATURE: Azucena - Germantown HS, Class of 2017

    We split our model sessions into two different days, this week's blog feature is of Azucena or Aza. She's our fifth model being celebrated, wrapping up our models from the first session. I'm a big fan of the transformation from these sessions and Aza's transformation did not disappoint! Before I show it off, huge thank-you to our immaculate styling team for Aza!

    Hair was styled by: Hair Fiddlers located in Hales Corners, WI 
    Lorraines makeup was applied by: Sarah Murillo Artistry

    Be sure to contact Hair Fiddlers and Sarah Murillo Artistry for your next event, date night, or routine beauty maintenance!! ;) 

     

    Aza is an awesome addition to the model team, she's not only extremely talented and photogenic, but I love her look and personal style.

    I'm crazy biased, naturally, but I think my models are already (hands down), amazing. There's just so much that they had to adapt to on the spot and each one of them nailed it. Aza's prom dress color, paired with her hair color, made it INCREDIBLY difficult to narrow down her final edits. Be sure to click the link at the bottom of her blog feature to see the extras that didn't make it on here, hands down ahhhmazing. Aza, STAHP IT, just kidding, you're doing everything RIGHT <3

    3 things she CANNOT live without: Drawing, music, and stuffed animals.

    Favorite candy: Take 5. 

    Aza would describe her personal style as: Casual, comfy, and sometimes hipster.

    Last good book she read: Tiger Lily

    Favorite restaurant: Fazoli's

    Favorite book: Alice in the Country of Hearts

    Favorite store: Urban Outfitters Surplus

    Dream job: Owning my own bakery.

    Current celebrity crush: Andy Biersack

    Favorite place: Marquette, MI

    Something I always carry: My phone

    I wish I were better at: Not procrastinating.

    Person I want to meet: Prince

    Favorite activity/hobby: Baking

    Unusual talent I have: I love singing and dancing at random points in time.

    1 thing no one knows about me: I hit on the lead singer of Black Veil Brides at a meet & greet.

    Random fact about me: Recognizing music and remembering beats/tones.

    Music style: Alternative

    Biggest accomplishment so far in high school: Going to State for the National History Day competition.

    Favorite brand: Fueled by Ramen

    Favorite phone app: Instagram

    My goal for after high school: Own my own bakery.

    Favorite high school memory so far: Being/falling/being with my boyfriend, Shawn Mendes concert then sleepover with my friends, and PROM <3 

    What I'm excited about for my senior year: Senior pictures :), printmaking, trying out for theatre, and taking theatre classes!

    You can VIEW all of the images (there's a few surprises in the gallery) by clicking here!

  • SENIOR MODEL INTRO: Brehley - South Milwaukee HS, Class of 2016

    This year is my FIRST year offering the Liz Klein Photography & Design Model Program and I'm so happy to start this program with the Class of 2016 - and I am loving it!

    I want to thank Sarah Murillo - Hair and Makeup artist for her amazing makeup application, such a talent and fantastic collaboration partner to work with! You can contact her via social media @SarahMurilloHMUA - check out her new facebook page, she offers both hair and makeup styling, and you can click here to contact her!

    And the reveals continue with our second model, Brehley! This is my 1st time photographing Brehley as my Senior Model - but my third time photographing her so far! I've been friends with her older sister since high school, so naturally I was super psyched to have Brehley as a model rep for the Class of 2016, she loves the camera and the camera loves her! I'm super excited to continue working with Brehley throughout this program and beyond. She's brilliant at makeup, fashion, and modeling, this year is going to be phenomenal!  

    If you're interested in LKPD taking YOUR senior photos, contact me via email or shoot me a text to set up a chat!

    Cheers,
    Liz

    (414) 324.3015

    lizkleindes@gmail.com

    Dream Job: "Model, backup dancer, cosmetologist"

    My Goal After Highschool: "Go to college"


    My hobbies and extra-curricular activities: Dancing, working out, HOSA, AHANA.

    Unusual talent I have: "I sing better in Spanish than English, not sure why..."

    Biggest accomplishment so far in high-school: "Top 10% of my class"

    I love Liz Klein | Photography & Design because: "Liz is the best, friendliest, nicest person I’ve ever met. She’s an amazing photographer and so humble!"

    TO BREHLEY: One word: stunning. Another word: impressive. You are gorgeous, fun, and super talented, what else can I say?! I need you in front of my camera modeling, then, you can come to my house so you can teach me how to makeup, and then stay faraway from me when I'm forced to dance, it ain't pretty, haha, no rythym! You, however, showed so much intiative in your first modeling session we did one on one, amazing fashion sense when I FIRST met you way back when with those yellow pumps (#WINNING), and now, you've shown me fashion, style, modeling, and poise all in one session! Only way to go now is up! - liz

  • Leila Astanova - Model Session

    Had a fantastic session with Leila Astanova this past Sunday! It was my first time working with her and I've got to say, it was a pleasure working with someone so passionate about their trade. I was assisted on this shoot by my senior model, Alyssa. As she's interested in learning more about photography and modeling, she was the perfect assistant for the job. Although it was a cloudy day, , with a touch of rain/sleet/and clouds that covered the day. The amazing (and even light from the cloud cover) made this natural light from the windows shine. 

    Here are some of my favorite shots from the session!

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    AHH! WHERE TO BEGIN?! 

    The UWFW Moda show (University of Wisconsin-Fashion Week) today (yesterday evening) was amazing. The designers that displayed their work were astounding! I stupidly forgot to grab my program from my chair (if anyone could send me a list of the designers so I can credit them properly once I post all the photos, I'd be forever grateful)! 

    I went there knowing two designers, another designer's work, and a bunch of models, so in addition to supporting the show, fashion, the production of it all, etc., etc., I was there, really, because of Lauren Lynch, Chelsea Stotts of Moda Muñeca and their models, luckily I was able to car pool with one of my FABULOUS senior models, Kasie (4th from the right).

    I said I wasn't going to photograph the whole show. I said I'd photograph Lauren and Chelsea's lines, and then I'd actually WATCH the show. Turns out.. that was false. I can't NOT photograph the entire show when everyone CLEARLY put so much hard work, effort and design ingenuity into their pieces. I have to edit a TON of the photos from everyone's collections, but I thought I'd post a quick sneak peek here before I post my highlights of each collection and my stand out models, looks, and things like that after this weekend.

    Photographed above are the models from Chelsea Stotts, designer of Moda Muñeca's collection. The sophisticated sauciness, yes, sauciness, haha, was matched with a fun merging of textured textiles, bold yet simple color palette and the fierce prescence of the models. This was definitely not their first rodeo! Each model commanded the stage and with it, the audience's attention!

    The biggest reactions were to the 2 in 1 drop down dress, a signature favorite surprise I've come to anticipate at every Moda Muñeca show (always surprises me AND the audience), along with the two cheeky outfits (all puns intended), the black dress with a pop of skin, as well as the black mesh outfit covering and white one piece underneath - both showed off a lot of leg and highlighted the models' - assets, haha. Both girls worked these pieces from start to finish, the picture perfect of professionalism with walks that Tyra would be proud of. Always helps to shock the crowd! Moda Muñeca isn't about blending into the crowd, but making a statement, which was most DEFINITELY accomplished!

    I'll be posting my highlight shots and pieces I LOVE from all the designers after this weekend. Stay classy Wisconsin!

A bit about me: I'm based in South Milwaukee, WI - I've earned a BFA with a concentration in Multimedia Design, and also a minor degree in Applied Photography in May 2013. I'm not a fan of getting my own photo taken - despite the fact that I LOVE taking portraits of everyone else! ...Weird, I know.

The only photos I have of myself are over-the-top faces, or me laughing ridiculously hard (to the point of tears), or like this one to the side of me - bungee jumping above an itty bitty stream amongst HUGE mountains in New Zealand - yes, I loved it, yes, I almost kissed the ground afterwards! But enough about me, onto photography! My style is:

TIMELESS. CREATIVE. GORGEOUS. & MODERN.

I'm constantly trying to grow, learn, try new approaches, create unique concepts, and scope out ordinary spots transform them into something spectacular. One of my favorite phrases, besides the classic, "I LOVE YOUR FACE!" is that: I'm in the business of creating statement pieces. You can see current work by visiting my collection.

My finished work tends to be colorful and theatrical. I'm constantly thinking up new ways of creating amazing experiences for my clients - with images you'll LOVE and remember. While the photos may look bold, elegant, and edgy, the actual process is incredibly laid back, fun, and casual - with just a dash (or a large bowl-full) of wit and humor. As I can be just a tiny bit rambunctious.

Every session is different from the last. The parts that stay consistent are myself, my camera and my goal, which is highlighting YOU. My top priority is making sure the person in front of the camera is feeling just as relaxed as I am behind the camera, it's a lot of fun, and I love working with people and the process of taking great images. If you're interested in information regarding how you can be the next person in front of my lens - contact me for information.

Consider this your informal invitation to be my favorite new face!