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Brookfield East Class of 2020 Sneak Peek | The Knutson Triplets

Triplets.

When graduation arrives next spring and the graduates move out next summer, the Knutson house doesn’t just get a little quieter. It gets 75% quieter - three of the four sons will be leaving en masse. (Poor Christopher will be left with one year getting ALL the attention for once!)

For now, bring on the noise.

I feel lucky to have spent the afternoon with these three boys. On the surface, you see three brothers born on the same day. Triplets. Then, little by little, the layers of the onion are peeled away. They are three distinct personalities. They have three sets of likes and dislikes. They are three unique kids who I had the pleasure of getting to know on a beautiful fall afternoon.

I wanted to pick three special photos of each of them for their Sneak Peek. I hope I’ve done them justice.

Allow me to introduce Brookfield East High School’s only triplets graduating in the Class of 2020.

Andrew.

Jonathon.

Colin.

In that order. :)


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Brookfield Central HS Class of 2020 Sneak Peek | Chloe

ALERT! ALERT!

Brookfield Central High School has one of the earliest yearbook deadlines around. Yet, Chloe got in for a full portrait session thanks to her on-top-of-things Dad. I’m so glad they found me because I really enjoyed all of their company! Mom, Dad, Chloe… they are good people.

What I really loved is that after the session, we were walking back to our cars and Chloe told me that she actually ENJOYED having her photo taken. She didn’t think she would, but she did.

That, my girl, is the biggest compliment you could possibly pay me. Thank you.

Here’s your (adorable!) Sneak Peek. I love how your hair brilliantly POPS out of this monochromatic-toned portrait. Gorgeous!

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If you need a quick fix for senior photos, check out the Express Senior Session option at the bottom of the Seniors Page. It’s a fast, weekday choice when you simply want a yearbook photo and a few keepsakes.

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Local Business Spotlight | Stephanie Zeiler

NAME
Stephanie Zeiler

COMPANY
The Lash Lounge Brookfield - The Corners

POSITION
Multi-Unit Franchise Owner

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WHO IS YOUR IDEAL CLIENT?
Anyone who wants to streamline their daily beauty routine, have a look all their own, and feel confident that they are presenting the best version of themselves to the world.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN YOUR FIELD OF WORK?
When I left NYC for Silicon Valley, I had a hard time finding a lash salon that was as good as the salon I left in NYC.  After a year in Silicon Valley, I wasn't happy and decided to move back to Milwaukee for family reasons.  My next thought was "Who is going to do my lashes?"  Not "Where will I work?" or "Where will I live?".  I had my priorities!  ;)  Yelp listed a few lash stylists with good ratings but most were sole proprietors so their hours and/or locations were not convenient for a typical corporate engineer like myself.  It was then that I decided to bring a lash salon franchise to Milwaukee.  But not just any lash salon franchise to Milwaukee.  I'm bringing the best and oldest lash salon franchise, THE LASH LOUNGE.  Our Founder and Chief Innovation Office, Anna Phillips, started doing lashes in 2004 and opened up the first dedicated lash salon in the United States in 2006.  I am ECSTATIC about bringing this amazing service backed by 15 years of experience to Milwaukee.

WHAT IS SOMETHING PEOPLE think THEY KNOW ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS?
Let's hone "people" down to most men.  Most men think lashes are superfluous and many men have told me they "don't get it".  I tell them that their opinion is ok as lash extensions are not for everyone.  But invariably, they will come back to me at a later point to say how they've noticed lash extensions in ways they didn't expect.  For example, my father told me recently he was watching a 1950s-era western / cowboy movie and he could see how the lead actress was wearing long lashes, but the leading man was not.  He said he didn't realize lash extensions were being used "all the way back then."  Just between us - lash extensions started even earlier around the turn of the 20th century. ;)

NAME ONE THING THAT YOU WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS?
That starting a business, even a franchise, can be lonely as a lot of work is done by yourself in your home office.  Yes, I have tremendous support from Anna and others at my franchisor but most days it is just me lining up business services like accounting and insurance, setting up and conducting interviews for salon staff, completing the necessary HR documents like the employee handbook, etc.  To combat the loneliness, I attend different networking opportunities and have established a small group of accomplished women that get together for spin class and breakfast once or twice a month.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?
The honor to lead a great team that provides amazing services that help our clients look and feel their most confident.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE STARTING OUT IN YOUR INDUSTRY?
If you're starting your own business, you have to love what you do or it will become just another job. I love beauty/fashion and I'm industrial engineer who loves process. Franchising replicates successful processes. THE LASH LOUNGE is perfect for me!

WHAT IS THE ONE BOOK THAT YOU THINK I SHOULD READ RIGHT NOW?
Start with Why by Simon Sinek

CONTACT STEPHANIE HERE:

WEBSITE:  

www.thelashlounge.com/

www.thelashlounge.com/wi-brookfield-corners/
PHONE:
414-436-2875
EMAIL:
szeiler@thelashlounge.com

NOTE:
I will be opening three salons.  The Lash Lounge Brookfield - The Corners will start taking lash models next month and grand open in late October.  I'm planning the second salon for Shorewood, opening in late 2019.


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Brookfield East Class of 2020 Sneak Peek | Charlie

When you are preparing your outfits for your senior portrait sessions, don’t forget the little details.

Do you have a lucky ring? Wear it! Won’t it be nice reminisce about the things that were special to you?

Do you have a favorite concert t-shirt? Put it on! Imagine looking back on your photos and exclaiming, “I liked WHO?!?”

What about a fun pair of quirky socks? Sure, you may not see them much but a. they make you happy and b. you never know if your photographer will sneak a shot like this one…

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Allow me to introduce Charlie. He’s heading into his senior year at Brookfield East High School. He’s going to fly through the year, I can tell you that. Now, even better since he won’t be tripping on his shoe laces. ;)

I hope you like your Sneak Peek!


Do you know someone who needs senior photos? Send them my way! I promise to thank you for the referral!. All you need to know about senior portraits is right here.

Looking for family photos? I got that, too. Check out the gallery of family photos


Brookfield Academy class of 2019 | Wil Ihlenfeld

People are put on this earth to do specific jobs… this member of the class of 2019 is a perfect case in point.

Meet Wil Ihlenfeld.

He likes, enjoys and appreciates things that I do not understand or, well, grasp. Namely, SCIENCE. I’m all for science, it make the world go round (right, Wil?) but unlike this smartie, the minute you start throwing out formulas or equations, my eyes will glaze over.

This is why we all do different things in life. It would be a shame if someone as highly intelligent as Wil didn’t do something like… achieve his Dream Job Status. (Read on to see what he wants to be when he grows up. Wow.)

Meet William Ihlenfeld IV, future world-changer.

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SCHOOL
Brookfield Academy

FAVORITE SUBJECT
Chemistry because it's the explanation of the physical world

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS
Honor Roll
Smartquette Program at Marquette
French State Concours Oral-Gold

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EXTRACURRICULARS
Track
Science Bowl/Club

WHERE DO YOU WORK?
Narnia

WHAT DO YOU DO ON THE WEEKENDS?
play video games
movies with friends
D and D/role playing games

FAVORITE COLOR
Blue

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IF I COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE I’D GO TO
Geneva, Switzerland

MY DREAM JOB
Nuclear Chemist

PROUDEST MOMENT
Doing well in Chemistry

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And finally, my personal favorite photo from Wil’s session….

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Okay, hang on one sec.

There is one other thing.

This is another family who I have photographed in the past. I would be remiss if we didn’t go down memory lane. Look how much they grow up in just four quick years!

Now that the class of 2019 is out the door, in-coming seniors it’s your turn! If you are a member of the class od 2020 let’s talk! Let’s get your senior portraits on the calendar!