About Me

Creative Lawrence, Kansas photography studio specializing in

portrait, fashion and headshot photography.


So, no, I'm not batman. But I might take a picture of him if he were in front of me! I'm a husband, dad, son, photographer, real estate agent, Jayhawk, dreamer and sometimes realist who has also been a nurse and soldier along the way; often most of these things at once. I have always had a passion for photography since I was young and Oread Studios is the culmination of this journey. I love capturing not just an image but a unique place and time.


We all have taken photographs in life, but its my job to make unique and special images which are specific to you. My favorite portraits may come from amazing days such as engagements or weddings, a glowing mom-to-be, or creating a themed shoot, limited only by imagination. Even in those moments when you need a serious image for a business website or social media presence, you can still have fun but create a professional look doing it!


So while I am not batman, sometimes I enjoy playing the role of superman, even if it's to help you capture an amazing memory within a frame. I love the fact that my family still expects me to don the cape. What would life be without a challenge? Let's capture your memories and laugh at life...

Ken Schmidt---Lawrence, Kansas Photographer



We would love to be part of your special day! Our partner, JimBob Powers in Kansas City has done 100s of weddings over the years; we have the expertise and professional tools to create any perfect look.  Jim's accomplishments include "Best of MyWedding 2015" and his work can be found on Facebook as Powershots Wedding and Portrait Photography and reviewed on WeddingWire.


Our team will make sure that your beauty and personality shine so all you have to worry about is walking down that aisle.



The engagement period is such an exciting time for a couple. Capturing it in a portrait ensures you have that memory forever, and creating a look to accompany that image ensures your beauty will be just as timeless.


Ladies Night Out

This is your night baby! Sometimes you need to glam up; we can help. Oread Studios can provide images for your entire crew whether it’s for a bachelorette, birthday, or just a night out on the strip.

New Mother

Very few settings can compete with the intimate moments of a new mother and her child.  Let's talk about creating a session to document your journey of motherhood, from pregnant glow to the first days of your child's life.



With a strong background in commercial photography work, Oread Studios can deliver the perfect natural look that will communicate through print advertising or television.



We love the opportunity to work closely on editorial projects. The Oread Studios team has been involved in many editorial/fashion shoots, and is experienced in creating a look that matches the spirit of any catalog theme.


Special FX

We love to get creative with special effects photography. Oread Studios uses unique settings and equipment to deliver realistic special effects photography to bring a creative vision into reality.



Shutterfest 2016


On Location With Chuckie Ärlund

On Set With

Jordan Wentz




Continuing education is always best spent with friends and excitement.  Shutterfest never fails to deliver.  There was much fun and shooting to be had, you judge the results...

Any time Chuckie Ärlund is in town and Isis McCarthy sets up a shoot, it's has to be good.  Chuckie is always amazing to learn new tricks from and this day didn't disappoint.

Local fashion photographer, Ken Schmidt and his team set up in the Popup Studio and on location at the Western Auto Lofts rooftop Grand Blvd, KCMO to shoot renowned dancer and model Jordan Wentz during her recent visit.


3200 Haskell Ln., Ste. 180

Lawrence, KS  66046

Oread Studios, LLC

(785) 813-1744

Ken Schmidt