Oxford Yvon Grenzow - My Nephew

Who loves some baby pictures?! I know I do! I wanted to take a second to show off my nephew. Now I normally don’t offer newborn photos, but it’s my nephew. I had to.

Oxford Yvon Grenzow was born very early in the morning on Friday, January 11th, 2019. He entered this world at 9 pounds and 1 ounce at 21 and a quarter inches. The first noticeable thing we learned was that he had a LOT of hair.

Once I came to see him about a week later for his photos, I noticed he had SO much personality already. He was trying to lift his head and roll over AT ONE WEEK OLD. He has the cutest dimples and has so many faces to show off.

So without further ado, here is my wonderful nephew, Oxford.

How to use nature for your props: Fall Edition

Here is a quick blog post to give you some easy ideas to incorporate fall nature props into your session.

1. Trees - The trees are going to be turning some wonderful colors in the fall, so easily use low branches to frame the photo or even just to be around. It will easily enhance the photos.
2. Leaves - This may seem obvious, but that's because it is. Use things that have fallen from the trees (leaves and pinecones) to help with the photos. You can play in them, throw them in the air, lay on them, blow them out of your hands. I mean there are endless possibilities to use these in your photographs.
3. Pumpkins - This may seem a little more less obvious unless you are literally growing them. However, it screams fall and it technically is in nature. You can use them as a lifestyle session (going to pick the pumpkins) or as a prop (holding them, or even balancing on your head). 
4. Apples - Picking apples is another great way to use them in your session. 
5. Corn fields - Being in Indiana, drive anywhere and in 30-45 minutes you are bound to see one. They are EVERYWHERE. Use this to your advantage. Make sure you get permission from the owner of the land, but these work great as a backdrop or even to run through. They can be used to frame a photograph too.

Hopefully, you can use these to help create some great photographs in your fall session!

How to use your consultation to your advantage

I always love to offer a complimentary consultation for my clients. That way, I can see if we are a good fit for each other. However, some people have no idea what to talk about when they come into my consultation or what to expect. I wanted to give you some ideas on how to use your consultation to your advantage. 

1. It's almost like an interview for both parties.

I want to learn as much about you as you want to learn about me. You are looking for the best photographer for you and I am looking for the best clients to serve. I want to make sure we are "a perfect fit." The more I learn about you, the more I will know if we are. I will bring a sheet of questions for me to get to know you more as well as see what you are looking for in me. But trust me, it's a lot less intimidating as it sounds. 

2. Have some examples of what you are looking for ready.

Pinterest is the best tool you can have. I am a visual learner so if you show me what you like, I can learn your style and see if I can pull it off for you. I want to know what types of photos you are looking for as well as some ideas. It's your photos, I want you to be in charge of it.

3. Have questions ready.

Like I said in the first one, it's an interview for not just me but for you. What do you want to know about me & my work? Are you confused about my process? What do you want to know? Bring those with you.

4. HAVE A BUDGET!

Know how much you are willing to spend. No matter where you go, you get what you pay for. I do not want you breaking your bank for me. I want you to know exactly what you are paying for. I am very transparent when it comes to that. With that, do your research and see what other photographers in your area are charging. 

5. Answer the questions truthfully. What do you REALLY want from this session?

If you let me know more about you, I can get you what you really want. If you tell me you really like summer, but your Pinterest board just shows fall session ideas, it's going to be really hard to get you what you TRULY want. I want to help you achieve that, I just need to know the real you.

6. Bring your calendar & method of payment (if you plan on booking with me).

If you decide to book with me, I will choose the date then and there. This also includes paying the deposit to secure that date. I take cash, check, and credit cards. Bring these just in case you do decide to book with me. 

7. Don't hesitate to ask if you don't understand or if you want to know more information.

I am an open book. If you don't fully understand what is happening, please tell me. I am more than happy to explain. Sometimes I think I am being clear when you have no idea what I said. It's better to tell me now than later. 

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These seven steps will help you use your consultation to your advantage and use your time wisely. If you want to know more about your consultation, feel free to leave a comment below. 

Kaytee Lorentzen
Owner & Photographer
Kaytee Lorentzen Photography

Fun Fall Session Ideas

It is that time of year to be getting your fall themed photographs taken. Did you need some ideas to get you going? I came up with this list to help you get started.

  • Playing in leaves
  • Going to the Farmer’s Market
  • Campfire/camping
  • Hiking
  • Labor Day Weekend Trips
  • Football season - tailgates, parties
  • Mom/Dad’s Days (For fraternaties and sororities)
  • Horseback riding
  • Petting Zoo
  • Sporting practices/games
  • Apple Orchard, Corn Mazes, Haunted Houses, Pumpkin patches
  • Cookouts

Would you like to set up your fall session? Click here to send me an inquiry to book your session today! This month I am offering an extra 30 minutes added to a session as well as a complimentary app for anyone who books in September. The session must be used by the end of October.

Kaytee Lorentzen
Owner | Kaytee Lorentzen Photography

Oliver's Session Preview

This was my first ever session for a one-year old that included a smash cake session. I honestly couldn't stop smiling because Oliver's is so contagious. He was a little hesitant of the cupcake at first, but once he figured out it was delicious he was ecstatic to eat it. I can't wait to share with you some of these photos. Enjoy!