Behind the scenes of my session days

There is nothing like a session day. My adrenaline is running. I am fully energized. It’s go time. I could tell you all about it, but I would much rather show you. So, take a peek into the behind the scenes life of my photography business during a session.

Check out some behind the scenes during Lauren & Bailey’s session.

One place, how I do different angles with the same pose and area

During photo sessions, I may ask you to stay in one place for a while. I have had the concern expressed to me how this makes clients believe that they won’t get a lot of photographs from their session. The main reason why I do this is for variety. I want to make sure I get the BEST possible photograph with that specific location as well as get more options.

When I go through the photographs to “weed out” some, I look for which photographs are most flattering (i.e. no blinking, hair caught in the wind, etc.). Having multiple angles and poses in one location helps with this. I want to share with you an example of what I have done with Lauren, my wonderful model and cousin with one location.

1. I started finding a location that I could move around (this yellow wall). It had no barriers, it was pretty open and it was unique.

2. I placed her right in the middle of the wall.

 
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3. I moved around and had my camera go all sorts of directions to get some good shots. I also had her move around based off what I was seeing on the back of my camera. I also looked for what might end up being in the background based off of where I was standing.

 
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4. Here are all the photos I got based off this one yellow wall. 

 
 

5. Around this yellow wall were multiple other places I used for the session. You can see how I used each spot differently by looking through these photographs.

 
 

Don’t assume just because I am using a small amount of locations that you won’t get a lot of photographs. All of these photos I took were in one block of each other. We just went around a courthouse and found these buildings all around. So don’t get discouraged when I am only taking you a short distance during your session.

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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