July 31, 2014

I’m struggling.  There I said it.

I’m struggling to find my voice.  Actually, just struggling with how much information do I share in the public arena.

I miss blogging.  I miss sharing my life in images.

As my children keep growing at such a rapid pace that I can’t even keep up, I’ve become very protective about what I share.  Knowing that I have almost 2 teenagers in my home, I’ve become more respectful of their private lives, so I’ve chosen not to share personal images.  This is what I’ve struggled with.  I’ve withdrawn from sharing on my personal Facebook page, and obviously, here on my blog. It almost feels like I’m not a proud parent.  But then again, I have found while teaching my children about being social media savvy, the lines have become blurred somewhere in the middle when sharing fun, endearing, or proud parenting moments, it’s misconstrued as bragging.  I sure don’t want to be know as “that parent.”  My solution is to ease back into blogging, posting once or twice a week either a past client session or spinets of my life.  I think I’ll be able to find my happy medium by doing this.

Recently I took the kids swimming at Coon Forks County Park, and we stopped at Tep’s Drive-In for lunch.  If you have yet to make the drive toward Augusta this Summer, I suggest doing so. It’s close, easy, and fun for with the kids!

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Tep's In Augusta Yummy Food

 

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Thanks for checking in with my blog. I do appreciate my loyal readers.

All for now!

xx K

July 11, 2014

OK… So now you’ve booked your daughters senior session with Kathryn Rose Images!  Woo-Hoo! That first step was easy.

Now your beautiful daughter is trying to convince you it’s time for a full on shopping spree!  Hold it right there!!  Together, browse through your daughters’ closet and find what you love and looks best on her.  Next, ask her what she loves, and to pull it out.   Together, you both have selected two outfits.  Most of the time…ok, all the time, mother and daughter’s agree on the fashion.  I have yet to come across anything different, but there is always a first. (keeping my fingers crossed) When we talk about fashion, I always suggest dressing in layers.  Dressing in layers makes your images that much stronger in texture and colors. Not to mention, my lovely subjects look complete and polished.

Below you’ll find a few simple examples I found on Pinterest.     You’ll see how adding a scarf, cardigan, or jean jacket can be simple ways to add creative textures and color to her outfit choices.  And for the young girls who don’t care about fabric layers, I would suggest accessories.  Keep in mind, only add accessories, if they are truly your daughters style and she honestly wears them in her everyday life.  After all we want her portraits to be be authentic and shout…Simply Her!

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As you see from the example above, I used my Mallory’s, everyday fashion to serve as a suggestion.  Let’s break it down a bit.

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Here are 5 Simple steps to perfect layers from Lauren Conrad’s Blog.

  1. Start with a basic, lightweight top. I suggest a solid, something neutral, or striped.
  2. Add another layer such as a soft cardigan or sweater. If you’re into color, this can be a great opportunity to mix in a bold pullover to give your outfit more intrigue and depth.
  3. Then add a jacket or coat. Again, I suggest a basic color: camel, black, navy, or even olive green.
  4. Next, add a scarf. It’s like the frosting on a cupcake. A must!
  5. Sprinkle on your accessories (bracelets, rings, watches).

 

So…before you hit the stores, look in your daughters closet first!  Chances are, she already has a look that’s all her own hanging in her closet!

All for now!

~K

July 7, 2014

Eau Claire Photographer

 

Nothing gives me more pleasure then to walk into a clients home and see how they’ve displayed their portraits.  I love it when clients see themselves as art.

All for now!

~K

May 20, 2014

Hey.Hey.Hey. Let’s test your knowledge at some 80s trivia!

1. Danny, Jordan, and Donnie were three of the five members of what pop group?

2.  Who asked, “What’s your price for flight, in finding Mister Right?” in their 1984 breakout single?

3.  Before getting her own eponymous talk show in the ’90s, who hosted VH-1′s Stand-Up Spotlight in the late 80s?

 

Since Summer is right around the corner,  I’ve started playing my Summer anthem, which is “Summertime”  by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Price.  Oh Yeah!  So grab some wheels and your ghetto blaster and lets groove!

Roller Skates

I found the above image on Pinterest. You can follow my Everything 80s board here.

Answers:

1. New Kids on the Block

2. Night Ranger (“Sister Christian”)

3. Rosie O’Donnell

 

Thanks for playing!

All for now!

~K

 

May 16, 2014

Hello Friday!  T.G.I.F.!!

Friday is usually my day off.  Lately, well…ok….over the past 8 months,  I’ve been swamped and have neglected my blog.  I’m trying to figure out a new work flow to add blogging back into my business.   So today, I’m looking over things, cleaning the home office, and designing a book.  I know I haven’t posted any recent sessions in about a year or more.  That was a deliberate move on my part.  I became very protective of my clientele and knowing the images I created for them are private and meaningful…so why parade them around on my blog or Facebook. Yes….all my clients sign a model release, and they agree I can use their images to add to my portfolio via print or web based.  In keeping things private I have also cultivated loyal clientele that appreciates knowing their images will not be posted online.   As I figure out walking this fine line check back every once in awhile to see how things are clicking along.

Since posting without a photo is a no-no in my book here’s a sweet couple who didn’t have a hard time being playful with each other for the camera.

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Thanks for stopping by!

All for now!

~K

 

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