Welcome to KKP Blog!
Here you will find some of our recent photographs including high school senior portraits, headshots for models and actors, branding, lifestyle, and commercial photography for businesses! Please contact us if you are interested in any of these services. Looking forward to chatting with you!
I'm Kristie. Welcome to my blog! I am the owner of Kristie Kuo Photography and creative director of KZM Studios. Allow me to share a bit of my story and background with you.
My love for photography started in childhood. My mother used to dress my sister and me in matching outfits for photographs. At 12, my family emigrated from Taiwan to Argentina. In Argentina, photographs allowed me to capture good memories with friends as well as surrounding architecture and landscapes. It was in Buenos Aires where I began to hone my passion and my craft.
Twelve years later, on a missionary trip to Tijuana, my camera documented the three days I spent enjoying the culture and hospitality of the people. It was then that I realized the power of photojournalism.
After marriage and three kids, I was inspired to pick up the camera again because I realized that I was not capturing enough memories of my growing family. So on May 11, 2014 (Mother's Day) I went to Target and got myself a DSLR camera. The rest is history!
Explore your dreams and discover your passion. True passion never dies!
We have known Nicole for many years. Her parents own a restaurant near 180th and Q street (China Bowl) and we have always purchased food to go from the restaurant.
Nicole is a hard working and smart girl. On top of that, she is so sweet and talented!
The day we had her session, it was cold and rainy. Therefore we have decided to go to a local nursery (Mulhall's Nursery located near 120th and Maple St) for the photoshoot. I knew it was going to be dark and gloomy so I brought my strobe lights and umbrellas. Below are some of Nicole's favorites.
Hello, I haven't introduced myself on here for a while so I thought I'd do that again. A big warm hello to all of you. My name is Kristie and I'm the photographer, artist, and graphic designer behind Kristie Kuo Photography (KZM STUDIOS).
When I was 25 I fell in love with photography after I went to a mission trip in Mexico. I was in charge of documenting our group’s three-day trip for my church (film camera). Fast forward 17 years I purchased my first DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera and in two years I decided to go for it and Kristie Kuo Photography was born.
I spend most of my days culling and editing photos and love every minute of it. For me, what I do is so much more than just a job, it's something I picture myself doing for years to come because it allows me to express my creativity, and I honestly couldn't imagine doing anything else.
I'm also a wife to a very supportive husband who sometimes assist me with my shoots. He also helped investing in my startup equipments. I am also a mom to three wonderful children. Once in a while, I freelance as a medical interpreter to translate mandarin into english. I am obsessed with listening to classical relaxation music and watching action movies in my free time.
I'd love to get to know you a little better, comment below and come say hello and tell me where you're from, it's always so much fun to see where everyone is!
More than one month ago, I had the opportunity to take headshots for some friends and family. I have always enjoyed photographing commercial, branding, and student headshots. I wish I had more time to take more headshots for my family. Maybe next time. Below is the portfolio for my recent project.
March 25th, 2021, I had the opportunity to take the very first Girls Tennis Team sports pictures for Elkhorn North High School. There were total of 34 girls for four different teams (Varsity, JV, Reserve Blue, and Reserve Black/Silver). All the girls were so polite and easy to work with. In addition to the group photos I also took individual headshots for each one of them.
A vinyl banner was created for this project (size 4 feet x 8 feet). It is the biggest one I have ever created so far and it turned out awesome!
Below are some group picture samples:
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to take some model and actor headshots for this adorable and beautiful girl named Elaina. She is so far my youngest model (only four years old)! It was a gorgeous day but we have decided to go indoor to Mulhall's nursery located in Omaha, Nebraska for the photoshoot. All I can say is, she is a natural in front of the camera and very photogenic. I can't wait to see her succeed in this field!
We had so much fun last Saturday taking Tia's senior portraits. She is a fun, athletic, and gorgeous girl attending Elkhorn High School in Nebraska. My son knew about Tia and told me ahead of time that she is an awesome basketball player. Knowing that, I came prepared with a step stool for her session. We started at a park right behind her house. It was a beautiful day with awesome weather! Tia played some basketball while we took some sport shots Toward the end of this series, we wanted to have some creative shots so we asked Tia to hang on the basketball rim while I quickly snap some pictures. I have to admit that it was fun to do that but only with help of Tia's dad and my assistant. Good thing we had a step stool and Tia's dad was standing by to help just in case it was too hard for her to hang on the rim.
After this location, we headed to another park where we got lots of creative images using Lensbaby's Omni Filter System. I wanted to use the stretch glass to achieve a dreamy look for Tia's pictures. Below you can see one sample picture. I hope you like the look as much as we did.
Maksim is a polite, smart, and talented boy. During our session, I asked him to play some music for me while I took his pictures. I was so touched by his gentle melody that I wanted to stop taking pictures and just enjoy the music. Unfortunately, that didn't happen because we had to go outdoor after the music session. At the local park, we had so much fun! First, he climbed up the tank then he wanted to play football. His session went by so fast because he was having fun while I took his senior portrait. For sure this session was a memorable one for him and his mom!
Jeff reached out to me for his business headshot and website pictures this past Tuesday. I was able to get all his signed contracts and the half deposit on the same day after he contacted me. So the next day he had his session. We were both very happy because the weather was awesome that day.
Jeff was so easy to work with and he came prepared with all the outfits. Before his photoshoot, I was able to help him choose the best outfits for the session.
Jeff and his partner are launching their new website soon. Please go check it out next month!
Stephen *Modeling and Acting Headshot by Kristie Kuo Photography (KZM Studios) in Omaha, Nebraska
Few years ago Stephen reached out to me inquiring about acting headshots. I didn’t have the chance to take his pictures back then. Fast forward two years, recently he texted me and told me he is ready for his professional headshots. Stephen is a very polite young man. Few things I noticed about him is that he always shows up on time and has a very positive attitude toward everything. He is always smiling and grateful toward everything in life, including having his headshots taken in today’s freezing cold weather. It’s my honor that I get to work with him.
Throw back to year 2017 for Dorthy's video. Here is the link for you to check it up. Slide show video is included for our top package.