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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!

  • a day at the Carnival

    One of our last group sessions of the summer happened at South Milwaukee Lion's Fest (aka Heritage Days). I photographed three of my models and two of their friends accompanied them for some games, tilt-a-whirl, carousel, and cotton candy! HUGE thanks to my models and their friends: Lauren and Nicole, for taking on my model posing tips - you both mastered the "Smile - now Model Face, now - Smile, now - Model face!" Hahaha, way to go ladies! Here are some of my highlights from both days at Lions Fest!

    TWAS A GOOD COUPLE OF DAYS.

  • LKPD Senior Model - Americana Session Reveal

    I'm so in love with these photos from my " Senior Model : Americana 2015session! HUGE (beyond huge) thanks to everyone that helped make this session successful: Craig H. for letting us utilize his phenomenal vehicle, J-Mo for bringing us a festive flag scarf, Joe Denk as our unofficial model coach/firework extraordinaire, Sarah Murillo of Sarah Murillo - Hair & Makeup Artist who styled all of our lovely models, making them both camera ready and humidty-proof on a day that was supposed to rain buckets upon buckets but didn't!

    Lastly to these 4 fantastic (and gorgeous) models, Miranda, Brehley, Kasie, and Alyssa for representing South Milwaukee HS and Eisenhower HS: Class of 2016 so effortlessly! Here are my favorites, but you can peruse the ENTIRE album by clicking the title above. Have a fun, patriotic, safe, and slightly explosive 4th of July everyone! I myself cannot wait to light things on fire for general amusement... haha. ;) 

    The album will be live at 10am on July 4th - so the link will not work until then! Here's a taste, the big bang is on the 4th ;)

    See what I did there?!

    I'm still booking the Class of 2016 for Summer and Fall Senior sessions, please feel free to contact me via email at lizkleindes@gmail.com! CLICK HERE to see the Senior sessions I have available. If you are a student at SMHS or EHS, talk to one of these ladies for an EXCLUSIVE offer and FREE credit to be put towards your Senior order! Happy 4th of July everyone!! 

  • 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!

  • 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

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

    I am thrilled to announce my fourth and final model beautifully representing my Class of 2016 Senior Models; not to mention, profoundly fortunate to have ALL of these ladies on my team this year! They're simply fantastic. This was from our first modeling shoot of the year and I'm already pumped for our next session!

    Huge thanks to 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, her new facebook page offers both hair and makeup styling, click here to contact her!

    This morning I am announcing my second senior model, Alyssa. Alyssa was incredibly enthusiastic in learning everything that goes on behind the camera and in front. Even before our modeling session Alyssa came to help me photograph a 'new-to-me' model, previously featured on the blog (Leila Astanova) downtown this past March. She was such a great sport with the wickedly dreary weather, and really helped make the images phenomenal! I've only known her for a little while, but since she has signed up and participated in this model session, I was also fortunate enough to photograph her the day of Prom. Speaking of, my models don't know this yet (or they will now) but after everyone's Prom, I'll be featuring all of my models in their best prom attire! I sincerely love all things shiny so this is something I'm very much looking forward to, haha.

    Alyssa is incredibly sweet, helpful, and awesome to work with! I can't wait to see the rest of the images we can take, yay Summer! - I foresee all sorts of greatness for Alyssa, whether she pursues modeling, photography, fashion, or something else – there's no doubt she'll succeed!

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

    Cheers,
    Liz

    lizkleindes@gmail.com


    And now for the REVEAL!


    ALYSSA


    Biggest accomplishment so far in high-school: "Joining a sport."

    A random fact about myself: "I used to play the violin for 4 yrs."



    My goal after high-school: "Go to college, find a part time job while going to school."



    I love Liz Klein | Photography & Design because: "I feel like I'll be able to be confident and grow into new ideas. I love learning and being apart of new opportunities."



    TO ALYSSA: I'm super excited to work with you, I know you're going to learn a lot behind the scenes & in front of the camera, and hopefully you'll be available to help some more as you're a complete natural ;) I can't wait for the next few sessions so that we both can continue to finetune your craft, style, and understanding in these fields and just help you get a better understanding or to clarify which area you're truly passionate about. You'll have the chance to learn a TON from being in this program, with some bonus confidence-boosting images to show off throughout the process - as you'll continue looking and feeling fabulous! I'm so glad Brehley recommended you, this year full of photos is going to be fantastic! ;)

  • SENIOR MODEL INTRO: Miranda - Eisenhower HS, Class of 2016

    I am beyond thrilled to announce my class of 2016 Senior Models; not to mention, incredibly honored to have these amazing girls on my team this year! They're just plain awesome. This is our first modeling shoot of the year and I'm sincerely already looking forward to the next one!

    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, her new facebook page offers both hair and makeup styling, click here to contact her!

    Today I am announcing my first senior model, Miranda. Miranda was so charasmatic and welcoming from the very beginning - I only met her about a month(ish) ago, and I already know we're going to have a grand time working together. A GRAND time. Miranda is an aspiring filmmaker (a career I can appreciate and respect a billion times over) and has already taken a ton of steps to learn as much as she can. I cannot wait to do anything I can to help her towards that goal!  

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

    Cheers,
    Liz

    (414) 324.3015

    lizkleindes@gmail.com


    And now for the REVEAL!

     


    MIRANDA



    Dream Job:
    "Director."

    My Goal After Highschool:
    "Move to Cali and attend Columbia College for Film."



    Biggest Accomplishment So Far In High School:
    "So far, I will be graduating high school haha."



    How I would describe my style:
    "Laid back, comfy."



    I Love Liz Klein | Photography & Design because:
    "Liz is pretty cool :) And you don’t have to be size 0."



    TO MIRANDA: Oh, and did I mention I'm totally going to visit you once you jet off to LA!?? - Because, Wisconsin is cold. I'm forewarning you ;) haha. By that time, you'll probably be able to teach me a bunch - the student becomes the teacher - Mr. Miyagi style, haha. I can’t wait for our senior session so we can incorporate some rad photo/video work into the shoot! You were awesome to work with and your makeup gave Kim Kardashian a run for her money, #winning. - liz

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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!