You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream!

The best time of year is summer. Mainly because ice cream always sounds great. It could also sound great because it's National Ice Cream Month. Yay! I want you to check out some of these awesome photos from my session at the Chocolate Moose in Bloomington. Enjoy!

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Want to incorporate your furry family members in your photos? Here are tips on how to

Our little furry family members are our whole world. (Well, to me they are). I often get asked about incorporating them into the family photos and if I am able to do that. If they are in your family, they deserve to get photographed as well.

My little fur child, Kora, has always been the subject for me in my photographs, so I have been able to practice a lot with her. I have learned little tricks how to get her to look at me and how I want her to "pose."

Now I understand not every dog (or cat) can do these things so I came up with a little list of things you can do to help out on the day of your session.

1. Bring a treat bag - this can be with some favorite treats, toys, things that make noise, etc. I can use this during the session to get their attention and help them behave.
2. Practice with them - Teach them sit, stay, get them to love wanting a treat. This honestly helps get their attention and to keep them staying still for photos.
3. Let me know if there is anything I should be aware of (my animal hates hats, they get scared with loud noises, they get aggressive with strangers, my dog will get distracted by anything that moves, etc.) so I can prepare for this session as well. If your animal hates people with hats, I won't wear one. If your cat hates strangers, I can try to meet before hand so they aren't afraid of me with the camera.

If you go with these tips, this will help tremendously the day of the session.

Incoming Seniors: Want to be a rep?

As this school year comes to a close and the seniors go on to graduate, the junior class is ready to take over. There are so many things to get excited about including the last firsts like the last first day of school, last prom, head honchos of the school, and even senior photos.

This year I am starting a senior rep program for all incoming seniors.

What does this mean?

Being a senior rep means that you get to represent Kaytee Lorentzen Photography and be the face of KLP during your senior year. You will be posted EVERYWHERE on my social media.

Are there any requirements?

Just be a high school senior in the upcoming school year. Other than that, no requirements.  I encourage ALL seniors to apply.

You will be getting your very own blog post, as well as some KLP merchandise.

All you have to do is fill out this form below to send me your application.

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More than just a mini session is great when it comes to spring photos

Spring photos will be here before you know it. I cannot tell you why I am so excited for that time to come. It's not just for the photos either. I am listing some great reasons you can use a mini session this spring. 

1. To get some fresh air 

A mini session is 30 minutes and that can garuntee at least that amount of time outside in the fresh air. Time to get all of that winter, stuffy air out of the lungs and breath in some spring air. 

2. SUNSHINE!

Sunshine has plenty of vitamin D that can soak into your skin. Vitamin D intake helps your body absorb calcium, which helps in bone growth and to keep your bones strong. It also has some help in your moods as well as helps the immune system and neuromuscular system. 

3. New, fresh photos

Spring is a great time to get some new photos because it is the first time of the year that it is nice enough outside to get your photos updated. Plus, it helps you look forward to the summer time (when you may or may not have much time to take the new photos).

These are just some reasons to use when you are thinking about getting some new photos for the spring time. 

Tips on what to wear: Couples Edition

With this blog post, I do have a guest blogger, Trendy in Indy, as well as myself to give you some of the best tips on what to wear to your couples photo session. Up first, some great words of advice from Trendy in Indy, an Indianapolis blogger who has all the latest fashion advice and has a knack for shopping local. 

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Engagement photos or just couple photos in general are so much fun. My husband and I do them every year when our anniversary rolls around. Knowing what to wear for these can be a challenge, but here are a few helpful tips:

One, color coordinate

As silly as this may seem, color coordination is critical for photos. Also think about how various colors compliment both of you. Don't pick a color that one of you looks great in and the other, not so much. 

Two, pick a theme

It's always fun to pick some type of theme for photos. This past year, Collin and I did a unique spin on a forest theme. You don't normally wear a button up shirt or heels in the woods, but we had a blast with it. 

Three, think about location

Speaking of theme, location goes along with this. Think about where you want your shoot to take place and considering dressing to compliment the background.

Four, don't overdo the patterns

If one of you wants to wear plaid, the other should probably wear a solid. 

Five, check the weather

If it's going to be hot, think about that when selecting your wardrobe. You don't want sweaty photos after all.

No matter what you choose to wear, these photos will always be a memory for you. Here's to your next couples session!

xo,

Steph

 

 
 

All Photos are provided by:
DeKam Studios

Thank you so much for your insight, Trendy in Indy! 


I do have some tips for you and your significant other as well. 

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One, communicate with your partner. 

Make sure you are both on the same page. Topics that should be discussed is style, coordination, and practicality to name a few. 

Two, coordinate but don't match.

There is a difference. Matching means you are both wearing the same thing. Coordinating means you have a similar style and may have a similar color scheme. 

If one of you is dressed up, the other should not be wearing their chill on the weekend outfit. You both need to look like you are attending the same session. If you both want to be informal, that is fine. If you both want to be dressed up, that is fine. Just do it together. 

When it comes to color - If someone has mainly one color on, the other can have that color (or in the same color family) in a smaller part. Examples: Mainly red patterned dress and a similar red colored tie. Blue outwear vest and blue sweater. 

Three, consider your location. 

If you plan on going to the beach, I don't consider wearing your nicest outfit or those really nice heels. Think about where you are going for the photos. Are you going for a soft natural/rustic feel? Then sticking to soft neutral colors may be a great option. Are you going to be shooting in a city or urban area? Then brighter colors or a more “dressed up” approach may work with the setting better. It doesn’t hurt to look at sessions from similar locations and see what other people wore. It’s a great way to see what you like.

Four, be comfortable & practical.

The last thing you want is not to be enjoying your time because something doesn't fit right. Wear this outfit a couple time before a session to see how it feels. If it's not comfortable, do not wear it. 

Also, if you plan on being picked up a lot in this session, or walking around a lot, wear something that is practical for those activities. You can wear a dress if you want to have a lift, just don't wear something short enough that it may reveal a little something you won't want in your photos.