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Managing Credit Responsibly as a College Student

Building good credit in college is one of the best financial moves students can make. Having good credit allows them to qualify for loans, rental applications, auto insurance, phone plans and can help them get a job.

Being responsible with credit is the best way to establish and improve a credit score. For college students without much credit history, there are small but important steps they can take to build up their score.

Obtaining a Student Credit Card

Some credit cards are marketed to students and others who don’t have much borrowing history. Federal laws restrict issuing credit cards to anyone under 21 unless the applicant has the independent ability to repay debt or has an adult co-signer who accepts joint liability for the account.

Student credit cards may have low credit limits, such as $1,000, but they are otherwise indistinguishable from other credit cards. They may even have features such as cash back, no annual fees and budget management tools.

Using Credit Cards Wisely

After getting a credit card, students can start using it slowly and for occasional, small purchases that can be paid for on time. This will help build credit history and help them stay out of debt.

Students shouldn’t let a new card sit in their wallet. They must use it or risk the bank closing it due to inactivity. Putting small, recurring charges on it, such as a Netflix account or other website subscription, is an easy way to maintain use at a low cost.

Students shouldn’t make any big purchases unless it’s an emergency. Having low debt levels on their credit card will allow them to have enough of a credit line available in an emergency, and will increase the credit utilization part of their credit score.

Building Credit With Student Loans

One of the last things college students want is to default on their student loans, as this affects credit.

Borrowers should make at least the minimum payment each month and do it on time. They should borrow only what they need to go to school, instead of using the funds to buy a car or dine out. Once they graduate, they may want to consolidate their student loans to get a better interest rate.

On-time payments and paying off student loans will improve the credit score over time. If students run into problems making payments, they should contact their student loan provider and ask for forbearance. Federal student loans also offer Income-Driven Repayment plans that base payments on a borrower’s income.

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curb appeal https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2023/9/curb-appeal Kristie Kuo is a realtor with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate for Omaha areas.  Here is a blog post regarding curb appeal.  If you are thinking of selling, buying, or investing in real estate, don't hesitate to give her a call! 402-720-8671CURB APPEAL POST BY KRISTIE KUO (OMAHA REALTOR). CURB APPEAL BLOG POST BY KRISTIE KUO (OMAHA REALTOR)! "Timeless values. Modern Expertise: Your Trusted Realtor"

🌿 Elevating Home Value with Curb Appeal 🌿

 

They say first impressions matter, and when it comes to real estate, your home's curb appeal is the dazzling smile that welcomes potential buyers in! 💐✨

 

Imagine a landscape adorned with vibrant flowers, neatly trimmed shrubs, and a well-manicured lawn. 🌻🏡 This picturesque scene doesn't just delight the eyes; it can significantly boost your home's value. Here's how:

 

1️⃣ Instant Attraction: A colorful array of blooms at the front entrance is like a warm embrace to visitors, making them fall in love at first sight.

 

2️⃣ Increased Perceived Value: A well-kept landscape creates an impression of a meticulously maintained property, suggesting that the interior is just as impeccable.

 

3️⃣ Standout Listings: Homes with exceptional curb appeal are more likely to capture attention on real estate websites like Zillow and Realtor.com.

 

4️⃣ Higher Resale Value: Investing in landscaping pays off when you sell your home, often resulting in a higher selling price.

 

So, whether it's planting a flower bed, refreshing the mulch, or adding some outdoor lighting, consider the magic of curb appeal when selling your home. 🌸💰 Your garden could be the key to making potential buyers feel right at home!

 

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MY HOBBY https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2023/9/my-hobby Besides photography, I really enjoy gardening and playing piano.  I have a small outdoor garden (mostly containers now) and two indoor garden by Gardyn.

One sorely contains strawberries and the other hydroponic indoor garden contains herbs, lettuces, and vegetables.  Enclosed is a video making my kale banana berries smoothie.

What do you like to do in your spare time? 

I think these two indoor units act as great interior design element to my house!  What do you think?

 

You have to check out Gardyn! It grows fresh herbs, veggies and fruit in your home with almost no work. I love mine, I think you would love it too.

If you use my coupon - rfkristie17920 - you will get $100 off!

Click on the picture to see the product!

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Kristie Kuo Omaha Realtor https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2023/9/KristieKuoOmahaRealtor  

My longstanding dream of becoming a real estate agent has now become a reality. With a strong desire to expand my knowledge in real estate investment, I took the leap in June 2023 and began my journey as a full-time realtor, while also pursuing my passion for portrait and headshot photography on the side.

I am now a real estate agent representing BHHS Ambassador Real Estate in Omaha, Nebraska, and the surrounding areas. I have over two decades of personal experience in buying and selling properties, and have established myself as a trusted Realtor. Prior to becoming a professional in the industry, I have successfully navigated numerous real estate transactions as both a seller and a buyer. Additionally, I have also gained valuable insights as an investor, private lender, and even as a real estate client myself. Recognizing the significance of a positive real estate experience, I am committed to treating my clients with the same care and consideration as I would my own family members. Rest assured, I will always have your best interests at heart and will fearlessly negotiate on your behalf.

If you're currently looking to buy a house or any investment property, feel free to give me a call. I'm also here to assist you with any other real estate needs you may have. And remember, I'm available to help you sell your house whenever you need it.

Kristie Kuo

Cell: 402-720-8671

Email: [email protected]

Website: kristiekuo.bhhsambre.com

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Boudoir Photography - Embrace Yourself Boudoir Project August 2023 https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2023/8/boudoir-photography IMG_4215 2IMG_4215 2 One of my aspirations has always been to capture boudoir photography. I feel that as women, we often lack opportunities to truly appreciate our bodies and display our self-assuredness, irrespective of our physical form or size. I hold the belief that every woman possesses beauty. My aim is to empower women by showcasing their elegance through the lens and preserving their unique charm.
Given the intimate nature of boudoir photography, I refrain from displaying such content on my website or social media platforms. My focus is on maintaining strict privacy, and I exclusively accept referrals from former clients, friends, and colleagues. A complimentary consultation is essential for all boudoir inquiries, during which we discuss your concept, attire choices, and studio arrangements. Feel free to reach out via phone or text to discuss your project further.
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NICOLE https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2021/11/nicole 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.

 

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Hello! https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2021/10/a-big-warm-hello 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!

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Los Angles, California Headshots https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2021/8/los-angles-california-headshots Los Angeles, California

Commercial lifestyle, Student, and Model Headshots

 

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.

 

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Elkhorn North High School Girls Tennis Team https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2021/5/elkhorn-north-high-school-girls-tennis-team 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:

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Children Modeling and acting Headshot by Kristie Kuo Photography https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2020/12/children-modeling-and-acting-headshot-by-kristie-kuo-photography 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!

 

Modeling and acting headshotsModeling and acting headshotsA 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! Children headshot for modeling and actingChildren headshot for modeling and actingA 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!

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TIA / Elkhorn high school /class of 2021 https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2020/11/tia-/-elkhorn-high-school-/class-of-2021 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.

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MAKSIM-TALENTED VIOLINIST FROM OMAHA https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2020/11/maksim-talented-violinist-from-omaha 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!​
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Jeff // commercial website pictures for Boldly Go Philanthropy https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2020/11/jeff---commercial-website-pictures-for-boldly-go-philanthropy 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!  

www.boldlygophilanthropy.com

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Stephen Model and Actor Headshots https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2020/11/stephen-model-and-actor-headshots 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.

 

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Dorthy https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2020/10/dorthy 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. 

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NARA // Omaha high school seniors // Class of 2021 // Millard North High School https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2020/10/nara---seniors-class-of-2021---millard-north-high-school We had a great time taking senior pictures for Nara the other day.  She is such a sweet girl!  In addition to that, she is an artist!  I want to share her beatiful hand drawing art with you in this blog post.  Her dad told me, "she drew this freehand with a black ink pen while looking a photograph.  I don't know how she does this, and with an unerasable black ink pen!"  What a talented girl!  She also plays piano like me :).  Nara and her family decided to have her session at OPPD ARBORETUM in Omaha, Nebraska.  Thankfully, the weather was awesome and by the time we started our session, lots of people have already left the park.

Nara's dad purchased a beautiful traditional Korean dress for her from Amazon.  I learned that this dress is called, " Hanbok."  below is the information I found from Google // Wikipedia for the definition and meaning of Hanbok.

From Wikipedia:

hanbok (in South Korean) or Chosŏn-ot (in North Korean) is a traditional Korean dress for semi-formal or formal attire during traditional occasions such as festivalscelebrations, and ceremonies. It is characterized by vibrant colors and simple lines without pockets. Although the term literally means "Korean clothing", today "hanbok" usually refers specifically to clothing worn during the Joseon dynasty period. Korea had a dual clothing tradition in which rulers and aristocrats adopted different kinds of mixed foreign-influenced indigenous styles, such as the gwanbok for officials, while commoners preserved a distinct style of indigenous clothing.[1][2]
 

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Never Too Late To Start Learning! https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2020/9/never-too-late-to-start-learning I love the sound and tone of cello and I have always wanted to learn cello.  Well, this summer I decided to buy a cello and took some lessons from one of my clients.  Now I can play a few songs!  What I am trying to say is it's never too late to start learning something you love.  I started at the age of 47 and I do not want to stop learning.  Back in college, I majored in Gerontology.  I learned that having a positive attitude and never stop learning is the key to living a full, meaningful life.  Therefore, follow your dream and chase it.  You never know how far you can reach.

Have a great weekend everyone!

 

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Jamie // Millard South Class of 2021 https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2020/9/Jamie Class of 2021 senior portraits!KKP senior guyWe had a great time taking photographs of Jamie last week. The weather was perfect! Jamie is pretty sky but Tobi (my awesome assistant) and I managed to make him laugh. By the end of the session, Jamie just smiles without me telling him what do you. He was a natural! Jamie is pretty shy but Tobi (my awesome assistant) and I managed to make him laugh.  By the end of the session, Jamie was smiling without me telling him what do you.  He did a wonderful job, don't you think?
 

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Emily-Millard West High School https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2020/8/emily-millard-west-high-school Emily is such a sweet girl!  Not only she is nice but she is also very talented.  She loves to write and plays the viola.  Can't wait to share with her the pictures!

 

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Seniorguy-Connor // Class of 2021 - Skutt Catholic High School https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2020/7/seniorguy-connor---class-of-2021---skutt-catholic-high-school This is Connor. So glad I had the opportunity to take his senior pictures.  We have known Connor since he was in elementary school.  My kids used to play tennis with Connor and his sister.  Now he has grown up to be such a nice young man.  Not only he is polite and smart but he is also a great tennis player.  We wish Connor the best with his last year of high school and with all his future endeavors.

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(KRISTIE KUO PHOTOGRAPHY) nebraska best portrait photographer nebraska best senior photographer nebraska portrait photographer nebraska senior photographer nebraska senior pictures omaha best senior photographer omaha portrait photographer omaha senior photographer omaha senior pictures omaha senior portrait https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2020/7/seniorguy-connor---class-of-2021---skutt-catholic-high-school Fri, 31 Jul 2020 21:39:22 GMT
Christine Lind - A writer and author from Omaha, Nebraska https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2018/7/christine Last year, I had the honor and privilege to photograph headshots for a local writer... Christine Lind.  During our headshot session, we chatted about family, dreams, and our calling.  At the end of the session, I felt like I found a good friend and sister through Christ.  I know where I can go if one day I need any type of Christian Counseling.  If you have time, take a look at her beautiful website... www.christinelind.com and don't forget to sign up for her stories.

http://christinelind.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/christinelindwriter/
 

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MIKAELA M. // MARIAN HIGH SCHOOL // CLASS OF 2018 https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2017/6/mikaela---class-of-2018---miriam-high-school MIKAELA M. // MARIAN HIGH SCHOOL - CLASS OF 2018

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Two weeks ago I had the chance to take some senior portraits for this sweet, lovely girl named Mikaela.  Her parents and friends love to call her "Kaela" which is one of my favorite names for girls.  Kaela loves to read, watch movies, and be with her friends.  Her favorite band is One Direction and she also enjoys listening to Broadway music.  One of her favorite memory from Mirian High School was the Freshman Retreat; in which she stayed overnight and had the chance to connect and bond with her classmates.  Her dream is to go into a good college, travel, and have a good job and family.  We wish you the best for your last year in high school and good luck in college.

 

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ASHLEY AND ROMAN https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2017/6/ashley-and-roman ASHLEY + ROMAN //  OMAHA

WEDDING DATE: October 8, 16

COVERAGE: 11AM-7PM

CREATIVE / GROUP PHOTOS: Carter Lake, Nebraska

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(KRISTIE KUO PHOTOGRAPHY) award winning portrait photographer best portrait photographer California wedding Photographer edits fine art wedding photographer Kristie Kuo photography LA Wedding Photographer Nebraska Wedding Photographer Omaha Wedding Photographer top portrait photographer Weddings https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2017/6/ashley-and-roman Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:00:00 GMT
SAM C. // LINCOLN PIUS X HIGH SCHOOL // CLASS OF 2018 https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2017/6/sam-c---lincoln-pius-x-high-school-class-of-2018 Today I had the honor and privilege to take Sam's senior portraits.  He was so easy to work with and on top of that ..... PHOTOGENIC!  Sam will be attending Pius X High School in Lincoln, NE this coming Fall for his last year of high school.  We knew Sam and his family for years; usually, we see Sam at tennis tournaments around Nebraska and the surrounding states.  He is always sweet to our family and to all his friends.  We love him for his kindness, friendliness, and politeness.   Sam is a very good tennis player and we also discovered that he has the ability to remember the scores to almost every tennis match of all his tennis friends!  We want to wish you a very successful and fun senior year!  Kristie Kuo Photography

 

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WINTER WONDERLAND JANUARY 2017 https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2017/6/winter-wonderland-january-2017 On January 16th and 17th, we had freezing rain in the area.  Schools were cancelled due to the hazardous road conditions.  Because of this we went out to explore our front yard.  Below is a video (listen to the sound of ice crystals crushing against each other) and a collage of some pictures I took during these couple days.  Feel free to share! :)

Have a great week everyone!

 

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KRISTIE KUO PHOTOGRAPHY LANDSCAPE SLIDESHOW 2016 https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2017/6/kristie-kuo-photography-landscape-slideshow-2016 I remember writing my first blog post featuring the famous photographer, Ansel Adams.  He is considered America's greatest landscape artist.  He once said, "You don't take a photograph, you make it."  Like Ansel Adams, my dream is to travel to different countries and capture their natural beauty through photography. But before I embark on that journey, I have an abundance to photograph and explore right here in Nebraska! I love the breathtaking landscapes of the Midwest prairies along with each day’s spectacular sunrise and sunset. 

For those of you that love landscape photography as much as I do—below is a music slideshow of some of my favorite landscape photos.  If you enjoy the slideshow, please remember to like my Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/kristiekuophotography) and feel free to share. 

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(KRISTIE KUO PHOTOGRAPHY) Beautiful Nebraska Kristie Kuo Landscape Photos Landscapes Midwest Photography by Kristie Kuo Nebraska Nebraska landscapes By Kristie Kuo Photography NW Omaha Omaha Photography Photography by Kristie Kuo www.kristiekuo.com https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2017/6/kristie-kuo-photography-landscape-slideshow-2016 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 19:47:00 GMT
GRACE + WILL // NEBRASKA https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2017/6/grace-will---nebraska GRACE + WILL //  OMAHA

WEDDING DATE: May 27, 17

CHURCH: First Unitarian Church

RECEPTION:  The Diamond Room  

COVERAGE: 1PM-8PM

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SLEEKLENS.COM Strike A Pose Portrait Presets and Strike A Pose Brushes https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2016/12/sleeklens-com-presets I am in awe of these new Lightroom portrait presets and brushes I got from SLEEKLENS.COM (Strike A Pose Portrait Presets and Strike A Pose Brushes).  I absolutely love how easy they are to use and the results are fantastic!  For Lightroom Presets, you just need to click your favorite presets and apply.  For the brushes, all you need to do is apply over the areas where you want to edit and click done. Because of these presets and brushes I cut down my editing workflow time in HALF and got really good results.

Below are the links to two of their workflow products for portrait photography: 

https://sleeklens.com/product/ portrait-perfection-photoshop- actions/ (PS Actions)

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https://sleeklens.com/product/ strike-a-pose-portrait-workflo w/ (LR Presets)

Please see below for one of my example using Sleeklens editing presets and brushes.  

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Photograph credit to SLEEKLENS on the second photo.

Here are couple more links for your reference:

https://sleeklens.com/prod uct/professional-photo-editing -service/ and 

https://sleeklens.com/product- category/lightroom-presets/

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I'm honored! I am one of the nineteen best Omaha Portrait Photographers! https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2016/11/im-honored-i-m-one-of-19-best-omaha-portrait-photographers Yesterday I received an email from Expertise.com regarding top 19 best Portrait Photographers in Omaha, Nebraska.  I am honored that I was one of them! Please see below for the link:

www.expertise.com/ne/omaha/portrait-photographers

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(KRISTIE KUO PHOTOGRAPHY) Bennington Photographer expertise.com Omaha best one of 19 top portrait photographer in Omaha Nebraska Portrait Photographer Top 19 in Omaha Top 19 Portrait Photographers in Omaha Top portrait photographer in Bennington Top portrait photographer in Nebraska Top Portrait Photographer in Omaha https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2016/11/im-honored-i-m-one-of-19-best-omaha-portrait-photographers Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:00:00 GMT
MODEL / ACTOR HEADSHOTS FROM KRISTIE KUO PHOTOGRAPHY https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2016/9/model-/-actor-headshots-from-kristie-kuo-photography Last Sunday we had the opportunity to photograph model/ actor headshot for a gorgeous girl from Nebraska.  Her name is Hanna and she is a freshmen in University of Nebraska Lincoln.  Thanks to Brushed with Beauty-Angela Hall for the hair and make up.

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SENIOR PORTRAITS https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2016/8/senior-portraits SENIOR PORTRAITS, Class of 2017

By Kristie Kuo Photography (KKP)

 

Last week I had the opportunity to photograph Christina's senior pictures.  I have known Christina since she was in elementary school.  My daughter used to take tap dance classes and tennis lessons with her.  It's amazing how fast time flies by and we don't even realize it!  Soon she will be heading to college.  I feel honored that Christina and her mom chose me to be their senior photographer to preserve this milestone in their life.  We started the day with outdoor pictures in my backyard and then we proceeded to my studio to take some business portraits.  Later that day, we decided to head over to Old Town Elkhorn for more outdoor pictures.  She was super easy to work with and we had a lot of fun that day.  While taking her photographs, Christina told me that she got a second place for national forensics in her Junior year.  I can't wait to see a first place for her this year.  Besides forensics and newspaper, she is also a concert pianist and she plays for Omaha Orchestra.  Thank you Christina, Claira, and Adam-from Eagle40 Photography for all your help!

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ANGELA https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2016/8/please-join-me-to-welcome-our-new-make-up-artist-and-hair-stylist-angela Please join us to welcome our new make up artist and hair stylist-Angela!  Isn't she beautiful?  She is a wife and a mom of two little girls.  We can't wait to start working together for our glamour portraits and senior portraits! :-)

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(KRISTIE KUO PHOTOGRAPHY) California Photographer Fashion Portraits Glamour Portraits Glamour photography Nebraska Nebraska artist Nebraska photographer Portraits beautiful portraits beautiful woman glamours kristiekuo photography photos portraitures https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2016/8/please-join-me-to-welcome-our-new-make-up-artist-and-hair-stylist-angela Fri, 05 Aug 2016 03:00:02 GMT
LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2016/2/lifestyle-photography These are some lifestyle photographs I took this morning while kids are playing outside in the snow.  

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(KRISTIE KUO PHOTOGRAPHY) Brothers Day off Fun Kids Lifestyle Photography Nebraska No School Snow Snow Day Snow storm cold fun time ice lifestyle photographs play shovel siblings https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2016/2/lifestyle-photography Wed, 03 Feb 2016 22:58:14 GMT
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Adam and Rachel Engagement https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2015/11/adam-and-rachel-engagement This lovely couple met in an antique show few years ago in Bennington, Nebraska.  He was there because he made handcrafted items for sale and she was there because her best friend's mom was the owner of the antique show.  This summer he surprised her and proposed to her at Central Park in New York.  She was speechless when she saw him!  Few months ago was their anniversary. They celebrated at the barn where the antique show was held with 100 lit up candles.  What a romantic story!

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(KRISTIE KUO PHOTOGRAPHY) Castle Engagement engagement photos Engagement pictures Joslyn Castle Nebraska Omaha Omaha Castle Omaha Nebraska https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2015/11/adam-and-rachel-engagement Sat, 14 Nov 2015 00:39:49 GMT
ARCHWAY (Kearney, Nebraska) https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2015/9/archway-kearney-nebraska I am excited to have my photograph published on the front cover of Shop Nebraska Magazine (September/October 2015 issue).  I took this photograph at The Great Platte River Road Archway Monument in Kearney, Nebraska when I was in town for my kids' tennis tournament.  For more details, please go to page 18 of the magazine.

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Ansel Adams-My inspiration! https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2015/8/ansel-adams-my-inspiration Famous photographer and environmentalist, Ansel Adams, who is considered America's greatest landscape artist, said, "You don't take a photograph, you make it."  Adams is my inspiration when I am out shooting Nebraskan landscapes.  Hopefully, one day I can be recognized for my work like Adams is, but for now, I just enjoy taking photographs of prairies and farms in the area. 

This is a HDR (High Dynamic Range) image.  I took three different exposures and combined them using a software to create this photo.  Hope you like it!  For more details regarding HDR, check out this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-dynamic-range_imaging

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(KRISTIE KUO PHOTOGRAPHY) Ansel Adams Bennington Bennington Nebraska Canon Gold HDR HDR image HDR photo HDR photograph Midwest Nebraska Omaha Nebraska Winter bales clouds corn famous farm farms field gold color hay hay bales inspiration landscape photography long exposure photographer photographers prairie prairies shack sky textures trees https://www.kristiekuo.com/blog/2015/8/ansel-adams-my-inspiration Sat, 15 Aug 2015 02:40:05 GMT