Continuing the Meet the Photographer series this week with Mirranda from K.D. Elise Photography! (Be sure to also check out last week’s photographer here.)
Mirranda is not only a talented photographer, but also a fellow linewife and homeschooling mama. I think we may be long lost sisters. 🙂
Business Name: K.D. Elise Photography
Name: Mirranda Reinhardt
Web site/blog: www.kdelise.com
Where are you from? Pueblo, Colorado
What’s your favorite type of session (newborn, family, engagement, etc.)?
I love photographing a variety of ages and stages but if you made me pick just one type of session I’d have to choose newborns. There’s just something really special about getting to take a baby’s first photos (and the snuggles just can’t be beat).
Describe your photography style in three words.
Clean, relaxed, natural
Share a recent favorite photo you’ve taken.
Any really crazy, memorable photo sessions?
I had a senior session this past year that stands out. Because of her schedule we ended up meeting up about two weeks later than I would have liked and by that point the leaves were nearly gone from the trees and it was cold and muddy! My poor senior was such a trooper, she’d take her coat off for a few minutes and then throw it right back on trying to stay warm. Her cheeks were so red, I spent a lot of time editing the “rosy”out! Towards the middle of the session I found a lovely little spot right next to the river to pose her, the only problem was I had to step into the river to get back far enough to get my shot. Of course, I ended up missing the rock I was going for and taking a nice step right into the freezing cold water. By the end of the session my shoes were so caked with mud that I could hardly lift my feet and my toes were frozen through! My client joked that she needed to buy me a pair of wading boots as a thank-you gift. Happily, we finished off the session with a few urban shots and a nice cup of hot cocoa.
What’s your current favorite prop?
Oh, that’s a fun one. I think my favorite right now is my lemonade stand. My husband up-cycled it from old pallets. I can use it throughout the year for different themed sessions just by changing the sign on top and adding different decorations. I’m lucky to be married to a pretty handy guy, he’s built me tons of props lately including a raft for fishing sessions and a wooden airplane for newborn photographs.
Aside from people, what’s your favorite subject to photograph?
I mostly photograph people, but every once in a while I’ll see really lovely light hitting something and have to take a photo of some random object. This mostly happens with things around the house like a cup of coffee or the globe my kids use for school.
What music do you listen to while editing?
I love Pandora for editing music. It lets me listen to a little bit of everything from country to top 100 type stuff.
What advice would you give to someone about choosing a photographer?
Be picky while searching. These are your memories and once the moment’s gone, it’s gone. Find someone who matches your style, and creates work that you could envision hanging in your home. It’s hard to turn down a good price or resist the style of the moment but if you don’t truly love what you walkaway with, you’ve wasted your time and money. Once you’ve found your photographer, let go and trust them to capture beautiful images for you.
A big thank you to Mirranda for joining in and sharing some of her work with us! If you would like more information, to book a session, or just to oooo and aaah over more of Mirranda’s gorgeous work, be sure to check out her website or Like her page on Facebook!