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Gina dazzles MKE for Senior Pics

Milwaukee, the city we call home! For many teens this is the prime location to capture their senior portraits and I don’t blame them. Brew City is full of unique settings that make for really stunning pictures, especially the Milwaukee Art Museum. Kara Reese Photography is located in Waukesha, just a short 20 minute drive from The Historic Third Ward and the Lakefront of Lake Michigan.

The Art Museum is a wonderful tourist destination and backdrop for Milwaukee senior portraits. On a sunny day this bridge is perfect! Did you know that the wings of the museum that you see behind Gina open and close every day, unless it’s too windy.

This is by the entrance to the museum. I love how the light reflecting off the windows compliments Gina’s denim and blue beaded bracelet. So gorgeous!

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Urban settings like Milwaukee offer so much variety when mixing and matching outfits to the scenery. Gina’s white top is a great neutral for the area we shoot in. She brought 3 outfits which we thought was the perfect amount.

The weather was so nice this day, we miss it!

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The fountain behind her is so stunning. I enjoy when seniors bring a mix of formal and casual looks because it gives us a lot to play around with. These sandals are so fun!

Gina is going to have so much fun after high school. I was so happy to meet with her family at my studio to pick out the perfect senior picture for her yearbook. We also picked out some prints for her to take with her to college.

Everyone loves some Cream City Brick, it’s a Milwaukee photographer’s “bread and butter!” I am lucky to have a brick alley right next to my studio in Waukesha!

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Senior Ashley with her horse

I was thinking back on this beautiful late summer senior session and wanted to share it with you! Horses and other pets are always welcome!

What extracurriculars are you involved in?
I’m the president of student government at Mukwonago High School,
National Honor Society member, and I’m an equestrian!

Did you bring any props with you?
Horse (Vouge) because let’s face it she’s way more photogenic than me and horses have been such a big part of my life.
Not having Vogue in my shoot would have just been wrong

How was your overall experience for your photoshoot?
So much fun and so easy!!

What advice would you give other seniors for their photos?
Do it outdoors if you can! The lighting is so much better and it’s fun to explore outside for different locations.

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What look were you going for with your shoot?
Happy, fun, easy going. Just trying to look like myself!

What was your biggest fear prior to the session?
Having enough time to get all the pictures I wanted.
That was certainly not a problem!

What accessories did you bring with you?
I had some jewelry that was a gift from a friend and it was kinda sentimental to have a piece of them with me during the shoot.

How would you describe yourself in three words?
Relaxed, friendly, easy-going

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Working with Nolan was a real treat! We had lots of fun in Downtown Waukesha, just outside the door of the studio. Nolan’s school required that they have a yearbook photo taken in studio in a suit and tie. In the end we got a great combination of looks that fit every part of his personality!

What extracurricular activities are you involved in? What about any interests?

The majority of my free time is spent playing volleyball. During the school season, I play on Marquette University High School’s varsity team. In the off-season, I play club ball with a traveling national team. For the past three years, I have played for Milwaukee Sting Volleyball Club. I also participate in mock trial, volunteer at Ronald McDonald House of Children’s Hospital and hang out with friends.

What kind of look were you going for in the shoot?

I wanted something that really captured my style, which is somewhat casual, but pulled together. I like to be comfortable, so I wanted some pictures in jeans and Nike’s, but others in patterned shorts that represent my personality. Finally, because volleyball has been such a huge part of my high school years, I wanted a picture in a vintage Letterman’s sweater that contained my major and minor from MUHS.

How was your overall senior photo session experience?

I really liked my session at Kara Reese. Kara was super laid back and made me feel really comfortable. We took my pictures in downtown Waukesha and I was amazed at how many cool spots she found to use as backdrops.

What’s one piece of advice you have for other seniors getting their picture taken?

Pick your favorite thing to wear. It will make you comfortable and feel like yourself. Relax and just go with the photo shoot. You will be really happy with the end result!

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How would you advise someone else to prepare for a senior photo session?

Just relax for the pictures. Kara makes you feel very comfortable. If you are in your favorite clothes, just be yourself.

Where did we do your session? Did you like the location?

We were in downtown Waukesha and took some pictures by buildings and others by the river. It was a great mix of scenery. I would highly recommend it!

What are three words you would use to describe yourself?

Athletic, Respectful, Fun!

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