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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: 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!