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  • 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!

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

    Super excited to announce my Class of 2017 Senior Models!! I'll be posting photo sets from our first session Monday mornings and Wednesday afternoons until all EIGHT of my models have had their image reveals!

    I couldn't have done this without the help of my AMAZING TEAM:

    Hair was styled by: Hair Fiddlers located in Hales Corners, WI 

    Erin's makeup was applied by: Sarah Murillo Artistry

    For their FIRST Model Session  I asked each girl to bring a prom dress they wanted to model and an outfit that gave me an idea of their personal style, and I can say I was super impressed with not just the outfits and gowns, but how PHOTOGENIC everyone was!!

     && NOW.... Without further ado... drum roll please...

    Welcome to the team, Erin!

    I'm crazy biased, naturally, but I think my models are already (hands down), the best! First of all, Erin's smile is contagious, I couldn't help but take as many photos as my camera could handle! Enjoy!!

    3 things she CANNOT live without: Her ukulele, pizza, and music!

    Favorite candy: Twix 

    Erin would describe her personal style as: Urban

    Last good book she read: The Great Gatsby

    Favorite restaurant: The Cheesecake Factory

    Favorite book: Adult coloring books!

    Favorite store: Nordstrom

    Dream job: Musician

    Current celebrity crush: Dylan O'Brien

    Favorite place: New York City

    Something I always carry: Gum & chapstick

    I wish I were better at: Any kind of sport (I am equally bad at all of them).

    Person I want to meet: Lady Gaga

    Favorite activity/hobby: Singing

    Unusual talent I have: I can sing with my mouth closed

    1 thing no one knows about me:  I am not a morning person.

    Random fact about me: I am obsessed with dogs.

    Music style: Showtunes.

    Biggest accomplishment so far in high school: Finding a solid group of great friends and becoming more confident in myself.

    Favorite brand: Steve Madden

    Favorite phone app: Instagram

    My goal for after high school: Attend college and keep music in my life.

    Favorite high school memory so far: Playing a lead character in the musical AIDA.

    What I'm excited about for my senior year: Continuing to find my passions and becoming more confident with myself. Strengthening relationships with friends and family.

    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!