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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!

  • SENIOR MODEL FEATURE: Adrianna - South Milwaukee HS, Class of 2017

    EEEE! Time to feature another senior model repping Class of 2017!! Haha. I'm excited. I couldn't have done this without the help of my AMAZING MUA:

    Briannas makeup was applied by: Jenna Hayes

    For the FIRST Model Session  I asked each of my models to bring their prom dress and an outfit that gave me an idea of their style. You wouldn't guess it, but I'm ALL about the sparkle and drama when it comes to prom dresses. All dresses really, flowy, sparkly, dramatic, bold, sophisticated, and Adrianna's prom dress did not disappoint, it was GORGEOUS.  


    Let's talk.. now, I've already alluded to her dress, but lets just take a second to see just how gorgeous another one of my senior models are, shall we?! Adrianna took direction like a pro - for her first photo session I was blown away - this girl is amazing!

    Without further ado, here's Adrianna from SMHS, welcome to the LKPD Model Team!

    3 things she CANNOT live without: My family, my car, and tv.

    Favorite candy: Snickers 

    Adrianna would describe her personal style as: Casual but fashionable.

    Last good book she read: A Child Called It

    Favorite restaurant: Texas Roadhouse

    Favorite book: A Child Called It

    Favorite store: Victoria's Secret

    Dream job: Pediatrician

    Favorite song: 7 years - Lucas Graham

    Favorite place: Venice, Italy

    Something I always carry: My cell phone

    I wish I were better at: Singing

    Person I want to meet: Carrie Underwood

    Favorite activity/hobby: Softball

    Unusual talent I have: Getting injured in interesting ways...

    1 thing no one knows about me:  I'm an open person!

    Random fact about me: My nose is crooked.

    Music style: Country

    Biggest accomplishment so far in high school: I am a Certified Nursing Assistant.

    Favorite brand: Nike

    Favorite phone app: Snapchat

    My goal for after high school: Become a pediatic nurse practitioner.

    Favorite high school memory so far: 2014 Homecoming week.

    What I'm excited about for my senior year: Graduating and senior prom.

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

  • SENIOR MODEL FEATURE: Makayla - Franklin HS, Class of 2017

    We split our model sessions into two different days, here's the first model from our second model session, Makayla! Before I show off Makayla's shots, huge thank-you to her makeup artist, the fantastic Alicia Marie Makeup Artistry.

    Makayla is going to be a fantastic model, I can't wait for her senior session!

    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. Be sure to click the link at the bottom of her blog feature to see the extras that didn't make it on here!

    3 things she CANNOT live without: Family, Friends, and Boyfriend

    Favorite candy: Sour Patch Kids

    Makayla would describe her personal style as: ...Not really sure, but.. it's cute!

    Last good book she read: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie 

    Favorite restaurant: Olive Garden

    Favorite book: Too many.

    Favorite store: Target

    Dream job: Lawyer or Doctor

    Current celebrity crush: Zac Efron

    Favorite place: My bed.

    Something I always carry: Chocolate.

    I wish I were better at: AP Biology.

    Person I want to meet: Zac Efron

    Favorite activity/hobby: Baking

    Unusual talent I have: Playing my flute/yoga

    1 thing no one knows about me: I am OBSESSED with criminal shows!

    Random fact about me: I love raspberries.

    Music style: Pop/Alternative

    Biggest accomplishment so far in high school: Making it state for WSMA for the past three years.

    Favorite brand: Too many.

    Favorite phone app: Camera and Snapchat

    My goal for after high school: Go to college and major in either law or medicine.

    What I'm excited about for my senior year: Football games!

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

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!