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

    It's Monday morning, meaning, time to feature another senior model repping Class of 2017!! I'll continue to post photo sets from our first session on Monday mornings and Wednesday afternoons until all them have been introduced!!

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

    Hair was styled by: Hair Fiddlers located in Hales Corners, WI 
    Briannas makeup was applied by: Sarah Murillo Artistry

    For their 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... I'm a huge fan of gowns. All gowns really, flowy, sparkly, dramatic, bold, sophisticated, and Brianna's prom dress did not disappoint!!  I'm so lucky she took direction like a pro, as some of my ideas were not your everyday prom photo.. 

     

    Without further ado, here's Brianna from FHS, welcome to the LKPD Model Team!

    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?! All of them are photogenic, intelligent, and fun to work with - each year the bar is raised a little bit higher, and for this pole vaulter, there is no exception! (no pun intended!)

    3 things she CANNOT live without: iPhone, friends, and pole vault.

    Favorite candy: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups 

    Brianna would describe her personal style as: Sporty but still have style

    Last good book she read: If I Stay

    Favorite restaurant: Milwaukee Ale House

    Favorite book: If I Stay

    Favorite store: Victoria's Secret

    Dream job: Engineering of some sort

    Favorite song: Dangerous Women - Ariana Grande

    Favorite place: Hawaii, Maui

    Something I always carry: My phone

    I wish I were better at: Self-Confidence

    Person I want to meet: Aspyn Ovard or Casey Holmes (YouTubers)

    Favorite activity/hobby: Track & Field - Pole Vaulting

    Unusual talent I have: I can pole vault.

    1 thing no one knows about me:  I once sprained my ankle walking on carpet.

    Random fact about me: I hold my school's pole vault record.

    Music style: Rap / Hip-Hop / Pop

    Biggest accomplishment so far in high school: I broke my school's pole vault record this year.

    Favorite brand: Nike

    Favorite phone app: Twitter or Instagram

    Activities/things I like to do on the weekends are: Hangout with friends, facebook, instagram, sleep in, go shopping, travel, play sports and drive.

    The first things people notice about me are my: Hair, laugh, and smile.

    My goal for after high school: Vault in college and become an engineer, or some sort. (Not sure yet)

    Favorite high school memory so far: Meeting my best friend and all of my pole vault memories.

    What I'm excited about for my senior year: Getting more healthly and fit, also gaining more self confidence, track & field, and hanging with friends.

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

  • SENIOR MODEL FEATURE: Lorraine - South Milwaukee 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 
    Lorraines makeup was applied by: Jenna Hayes (@jennahayes3)

    For their FIRST Model Session  I asked each of my models to bring a prom dress they wanted to model and an outfit that gave me a better idea of their personal style... All I can say is I was super impressed with not just the outfits and gowns, but how PHOTOGENIC everyone was!! I'm still blown away at how well they took direction and how fabulous everyone was to work with!

     

    Today I'm announcing Lorraine from SMHS to the LKPD Model Team!

    I'm crazy biased, naturally, but I think my models are already (hands down), the best! First of all, Lorraine's look is a photog's dream, super edgy and different, I showed a TON of restraint by letting her leave that day, haha, as in, we could have kept photographing her for hours. HOURS I tell you.. 

    3 things she CANNOT live without: Music, family, and selfless people.

    Favorite candy: Kit-Kats & Sour Patch Kids. 

    Lorraine would describe her personal style as: Alternative / Casual

    Last good book she read: Ghost Shadow by Heather Graham, she's currently reading "Watchers" by Dean Koontz

    Favorite restaurant: Olive Garden

    Favorite book: The Looking Glass Wars

    Favorite store: Hot Topic

    Dream job: Professional Musician

    Current celebrity crush: Misha Collins

    Favorite place: Italy

    Something I always carry: Chain Wallet

    I wish I were better at: Anything requiring upper body strength.

    Person I want to meet: Benny Goodman

    Favorite activity/hobby: Reading / Playing Music

    Unusual talent I have: I get along with adults easily and people open up to me fairly quickly.

    1 thing no one knows about me:  I'm good at keeping others' secrets, but not my own.

    Random fact about me: I have four younger siblings.

    Music style: Rock / Alternative

    Biggest accomplishment so far in high school: Sophomore year I made it to State Solo Ensemble.

    Favorite brand: Aéropostale

    Favorite phone app: Spotify

    Activities I'm involved in are: Theatre, Band & Marching Band, Art, Gaming, Writing, German, and MMA - Mixed Martial Arts.

    The first things people notice about me are my: Hair and walk.

    My goal for after high school: Major in Psychology and Minor in Music (or vice versa) so I can become a military psychologist.

    Favorite high school memory so far: Crying from pride and getting a hug from my favorite teacher after the solo-ensemble concert.

    What I'm excited about for my senior year: I will be starting NHS and I'm excited for the new leadership opportunities I'll be getting!

    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!

  • LKPD 2017 Senior Model Team

    Liz Klein | Photography & Design is so happy to announce our 2017 Senior Model Team! Yesterday we had our first model session, with 5 of our 8 models. These girls are AMAZING. This makes me so beyond happy for this upcoming year. I'll be posting 1 blog entry (beginning next week) featuring each model individually! 

    Blog entries will be posted Monday mornings at 9am and Wednesday afternoons at 1pm! To see your full set, be sure to check the blog! The order is completely random so you won't know if you're featured unless you check it out!

    Here are the sneak peeks I posted on facebook and instagram (@lizzaylizz)! Way to go ladies, these images are amazing, you did so fantastic! 

    HUGE THANKYOU to Sandy & Denise, owners and stylists of Hair Fiddlers in Hales Corners for their time, talent, and location for our session! 

    Thankyou, Sarah Murillo Artistry (click here for her website!), for applying makeup for Brianna, Erin, and Azucena! You can make an appointment with Sarah in the NEW Sephora located inside JCPenneys at Sourthridge Mall!

    Also, thank-you to Jenna Hayes for applying makeup to Jasmyn and Lorraine! Everything looks wonderful, I'm happy to have you on the team! You can make an appointment with Jenna at MAC located inside Mayfair Mall. 

    JASMYN, Eisenhower High School - Class of 2017

    BRIANNA, Franklin High School - Class of 2017

    ERIN, Eisenhower High School - Class of 2017

    LORRAINE, South Milwaukee High School - Class of 2017

    AZUCENA, Germantown High School - Class of 2017

  • itsPamelaKieck.com

    Can we just all take a minute to recognize how fantastical Pamela Kieck is? Like, seriously. Fellow UW-Stout graduate, now recognized fashion and blogging superstar, Pam is amazing and is taking us all by storm. 

    She's now Chicago Fashion Bar's go-to stylist, has a regular segment on Fox 6 news for fashion forecasting, is invited to all the major events and fashion week shows, Pam is a big deal. If you haven't checked out her blog, PLEASE do so by clicking here: ITS PAMELA KIECK

    I'm super happy we're working together, not only do I get to see whats what before everyone else (personal win) but I get to photograph really wonderful fashions and explore the city. It's a pretty fantastic deal! Saturday night I accompanied Pam and Buddy (one of my favorite new people) to the 3rd annual @shoplizzibeth events, it was fantastic! They ended up raising over $4000 for  Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST). It was an amazing turnout, if you haven't visited Lizzibeth, it's in the third ward downtown, super close to the Summerfest grounds parking lot!

    Now, I haven't been able to blog in ages, because exciting happenings have been going on, which, I'll be able to say a lil' something about April 18th. But until then, I thought I would dazzle you with some of the photo shoot happenings between Pam and me!

    (Thanks Lizzibeth for letting us photograph in your gorgeous store!!)

    && this is just the beginning! Be sure to check out itsPamelaKieck.com for trends, tips, and rad imagery!!

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!