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  • SENIOR MODEL FEATURE: Kat - Eisenhower HS, Class of 2017

    I'm happy to feature my eigth and final senior model, Kat, repping Eisenhower's Class of 2017 today! Kat is beyond wonderful to photograph, she's a natural. I can't even say how difficult it was narrowing down her photos. Your senior session is going to be AHHMAAZING. Seriously! 

    Our makeup artist was PHENOMENAL. I could not have gotten this level of quality images without:

    Makeup application from: Jenna Hayes @jennahayes3

    Like the other models, Kat brought in her prom dress and an outfit to give me an idea of her personal style. Kat's dress was BREATHTAKING. I was able to photograph her for prom this past weekend and she rocked it, again. #winning

    Kat is not only inSANELY photogenic, but I had a great time getting to know her. Epic 90's music taste - I mean, does it get any better than that? The answer is: probably not. haha. 

    Welcome to the LKPD Modeling Team Kat, you're the real deal - time to model ALL the things :D

    2 things she CANNOT live without: Music and friends.

    Favorite candy: Reeses Peanut Buttercups 

    Jas describes her personal style as: Forever changing and girly.

    Favorite Activity/Hobby: Listening to music.

    Favorite restaurant: Big Tuna

    Favorite music style: Rap/R&B/Punk/Rock

    Favorite store: Urban Outfitters

    Dream job: Model / Actress

    Favorite song: I'm Up

    Favorite place: Florida / Mexico

    Something I always carry: Headphones

    I wish I were better at: Taking risks

    Person I want to meet: Cara Devangelene

    Favorite website: Twitter

    Current Celebrity Crush: Justin Bieber

    1 thing no one knows about me: I LOVE to sing.

    Random fact about me: I also think photography is cool.

    Favorite Drink: Strawberry Japanese Soda

    Biggest accomplishment so far in high school: Being on the honor roll.

    Favorite phone app: Snapchat

    First thing people notice about me: Eyes, Hair, Clothes, and Smile.

    Last good book I read:  Divergent

    Favorite book:  Percy Jackson series

    Favorite brand: Brandy Melville

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

    Favorite high school memory so far: Prom 2015

    What I'm excited about for my senior year: Not drowning in my classes and preparing for college. And also doing this! Modeling!

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

  • Hello, hello! I have not blogged in what feels like ages. After this past weekend's adventure, I decided it deserved a blog post. I don't even know where to start...

    This past weekend Liz Klein Photography & Design's Senior Models had their second photo shoot! You may have seen the individual blog posts introducing and highlighting each girl during our first session; this one was on a completely different spectrum than the last, beYOND. I attempted to make a bunch of floral headpieces that I had wanted to pair with some tulle skirts I had made - my first attempts at tulle. For my first time, I think it was a good make, definitely could be cleaner, less tangled, but, we were battling some potential weather bits, and loads of wind.

    For this second session, I also wanted to do something a little different, a little unexpected, and something I've never done before - a new to me face and collaborator that I look forward to working with in the future, Sarah Beth Kremer, generously borrowed off a bunch of wigs to be used in the session. So, there were a LOT of elements in this shoot, in addition to keeping tabs on everything, the weather forecast was NOT in our favor. It predicted rain, thunder storms, and tons of wind in all of our surrounding areas including the location I wanted to photograph everything. Needless to say, I was a little nervous/preoccupied/anxious/ and a handful of other fuzzy feels! 

    The Senior Models: Brehley, Miranda, Alyssa, and Kasie, must be good luck, honestly - because we missed ALL the rain in every spot and ran into sunshine more than anything else. We had reports of downpours in nearby spots while we were enjoying some sunny but partly cloudy weather. It was pretty fantastical. I had a few other tricks that I'm deciding to reserve for our next session, which'll most definitely be good fun. We were shooting at one of the prettiest beaches I've seen in my area, overall super pristine with hardly ANY people, phenomenal find. The only rough bit was when I lost my flash diffuser!

    Yes. That did.. indeed, happen.

    It flew RIGHT off of my camera from the insane wind and flew into the lake. The craziest thing that happened that day was when Sarah, our new face, literally volunteered to retrieve it! I was so tempted to jump in (after giving my camera to a trustworthy land bound person in our party), and the next thing I know, she's getting in, almost gets it like 5 times, but the waves were wicked powerful, and then, poor Sarah was dragged UNDER the 3-4 ft waves, like.. the dedication and drive was there, but the lake was having NONE of it. I haven't figured out how I can give Sarah a "thankyou for getting dragged underwater to try and retrieve my camera attachment" so, if anyone has a proper idea, I'm all ears! Going back to our shoot, makeup was done by Nichole Haagensen, wigs from Sarah Beth Kremer - I posted a few sneak peeks on social media, you can see them below! 

    I'm currently booking for Summer and Fall, send me an email or contact me via social media to set up a consultation, cheers!

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:


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!