Senior Focus: Senior Slide Show!

Last week I wrote about the top three senior photo packages and all the awesome bonus items they come with. This week, I am focusing on one of those items, the new Senior Slide Show! The Senior Slide Show is a truly unique High School memory. All of the senior’s poses are put on a personalized DVD that is playable on any computer or DVD player. We are so excited to be offering these slide shows this year! Check out a sample and let us know what you think!
-AK

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Love it or Leave it: Head Bangin’

To be honest, I had no idea what to call this ‘Love it or Leave it’ trend! We couldn’t really figure out how it started either. Head bangin’ was the best I could come up with. I am sure you have all seen this look. It is where you wear a headband across your forehead and over your bangs (if you have them). This look kind of looks like something out of the 60’s. You know, I love a good headband as much as the next fashionista and I am all for reviving trends of the past, but I just do not know about this trend. Regardless, I would love to know what you all think! Do we love these flower-power inspired headbands? Or do we kick ‘em to the curb? Let us know what you think!!

-AK

(Mischa Barton REALLY loves this trend. She isn’t the only celeb rockin’ the headbang.)

 

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Weekly Recap!

Happy Friday! I just love these busy weeks. They fly right by! This week we were photographing seniors all of the state of Florida and even in Georgia! We had a team at Effingham High School for most of the week while our Orlando Studio was busy with seniors from all over central Florida. Needless to say, it was an awesome week!

 

In other exciting news, I have posted our first Facebook Album on our Facebook page as well as two samples of our new Senior Slide Shows. Definitely check those out. They are incredible. We are so pleased to offer such a wide range of products this year!

 

I will be at the Saint Augustine Studio this afternoon greeting three separate Vogue Sessions! It has been an incredible season as far as Vogues go. I am sad that they will be the last three of the season! Vogue Sessions are really awesome and we love having the seniors in for such specialized sessions.

 

Well, I hope everyone enjoys their Friday! I will try and post this weekend.

-AK

 

 

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History Lesson: Photos from the Past!

Last week I sat down and really thought about how I was going to continue our History Lessons once I have covered each decade of Leonard’s history. I’m going to be honest, I was really stumped. Clearly, the obvious answer was not popping into mind. However, it soon became clear as day! We have so many awesome photos of our founders and their families that I could continue sharing our history with everyone through old photos. In fact, it would be wrong not to post them! (It’s fitting that our rich history can be chronicled through photographs!)

 

This week’s photo is a family portrait of the Tucker’s taken in the late thirties. Our founder, Leonard R. Tucker Sr., is seated in the middle. His father, H.M Tucker, is scene in the top left corner. H. M Tucker was born on May 23, 1887 in Mt. Liberty, Ohio. He was only thirteen years old when he got involved with photography. In the early 1900s, H.M Tucker began an apprenticeship in portraiture. His primary focus was family and group portraiture as well as beautiful scenic photography. He taught Leonard everything he knew. (And thank goodness for that because we probably wouldn’t be here today!)

 

 

Happy Thursday!

-AK

 

PS: Please don’t forget! A picture is truly worth a thousand years. Save every photo you can.

 

 

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Intern Spotlight: Getting to Know the Leonard’s Interns!

As many of you already know, we have been hosting three interns from some of our local schools for the past six weeks. This week I wanted to post the Spotlight Interview on Trace. Trace was without a doubt an awesome intern! He was hard-working, dedicated and eager to learn. His creativity definitely impressed all of us in the Visual and Creative Marketing Department. We will certainly miss Trace but we wish him the best of luck this year! Congrats on being a senior of 2013!!

 

Check out the full interview!

-AK

 

  1. What is your name?

My name? Well it is Kenneth Trace Alahouzos.

 

  1. Which High School do you go to?

Allen D. Nease High School

 

  1. What are some of your extracurricular activities?

Football, Track, my school’s band and my actual rock band

  1. What are your plans for after graduation?

College, college and more college! I also plan on seeing my family in Greece and work there then going to college.

 

  1. Do you plan on attending college? If so, which college? Which area of study will you be focusing on?

Yes, I do want to go to college. My top picks are Maryland, Florida, Boston College and Notre dame. I would be focusing on science and computers

 

  1. What do you hope to gain from this internship?

I would like to know how it feels to be working in a real Digital Media Department and hopefully gain enough experience for a future part time job.

 

 

  1. Here at Leonard’s we capture memories! What is one memory you are glad you captured through photography?

My friends and I dressed up in a gorilla costume in Wal-Mart and recorded it.

 

 

  1. What are three words that best describe you?

Spontaneous, Hard-working, Charming

 

 

  1. Do you have any special talents?

Guitar, Bass, DJ, Trombone, well instruments in general and football, cooking, etc.

 

 

  1. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

Maybe learn how to write my own songs.

 

 

  1. If you could meet anyone, living or deceased, who would it be?

One person? That’s difficult… I want to say Jet Lee.

 

 

  1. What is the best part of waking up?

Nothing… Unless you know you don’t have work.

 

 

13. Is a picture worth a thousand words?

I think so, I mean on my AP Exam I drew a picture and wrote “a picture is worth a thousand words,” as my answer!

 

 

 

 

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Senior Focus: Getting Creative in Orlando!

Last month I wrote about our home studio in Saint Augustine. However, this month the spotlight is on the Orlando Studio! Of our four studios, the Orlando Studio is definitely our busiest location. They are our Central Florida hub, servicing the largest number of High Schools. The group of photographers that works out of the Orlando Studio is truly an all-star team. They are an extremely close-knit group with many years of experience in the industry. They are incredibly efficient and creative.

This year the Orlando Studio is offering a wide variety of scenes our seniors can choose from. They include the Wall, Northern Light, the Urban scene, Low-Key, the Hollywood Scene and Environmental. The Orlando Studio always produces unique and cutting edge senior portraits. We get some of our best photos from the studio in Orlando.

 

-AK

 

 

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Love it or Leave it: Overalls!

This season we have certainly seen a 90’s fashion revival. One trend that has come back in a huge way is overalls! This super casual, laid back and boyish look can be feminized with cute and chic accessories or worn over layered tanks and t-shirts. We have seen many rock overalls with leather jackets, leopard print tanks, biker boots and stacked bangles. Honestly, I am sitting on the fence. I have seen some really awesome looks with overalls and I have also seen some unfortunate looks. The question is whether overalls have become fashion-forward or not. Should we embrace this 90’s revival or leave these overalls in the decade where they belong? Let us know what you think!

 

-AK

(My fashion idol! Love Alexa Chung!)

 

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Weekly Recap!

What a week it has been! We have been photographing seniors all week and tomorrow all four of our studios will be open. Did you know that at times, our Orlando studio photographs over 100 seniors in a single day? That is incredible!!

We are putting the finishing touches on the newsletter and it should be out next week. I will also be announcing our first Senior Spotlight of the season! We are so proud of all of our amazing seniors who participated. They definitely made it a hard decision!

Next will be another crazy week! We will be photographing seniors in Georgia! How exciting?! I will keep you all posted. Have a great weekend everyone! If you have an awesome experience at one of our studios or even at your school, feel free to share it. Or even just tell us about your favorite scene. We love the feedback!

-AK

 

 

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A Day in the Life of a Leonard’s Intern

For the past six weeks we have had the pleasure of hosting three interns from some of our local high schools. Jokingly, I asked them if they’d be interested in guest blogging and what do you know!??! Trace said yes!! We have really gotten to know these students and their hard work and dedication is definitely going to take them far. We wish them the best of luck for their senior year!

 

Check out Trace’s Blog!

-AK

 

“The day I don’t even know anymore. I am here working at Leonard’s Studio here in Saint Augustine, FL. This place is old on the outside but it is amazing on the in. The employers here have great attitudes towards the interns even though I know that they want to yell at us, but they don’t. I work in the Visual and Creative Marketing Department. This place is a dark cold room that is built off of your “creativity” and just how much you’d go through trying to make your dreams become real. We are like Disney, just less rides and you don’t have to pay to get in. We go through a lot in this room, you just don’t see it. But if you work here you’ll see what I am saying. I also work in the upstairs Photo Editing Department or what we call “The Lab.” If you thought of some dark and scary music you were right! Okay, no I am joking! It’s not bad at all. The ladies in there are very nice and it is easy to get along with everyone. If you like doing the same thing over and over again this is the place for you. The people are nice, the work is tedious. But all-n-all it’s an amazing place and you got to love the atmosphere at Leonard’s. This place is unique and I would never change a thing. This experience has taught me a lot about working in the real world. So, watch out ‘cause Trace Alahouzos will be knocking on your front door! *scary music*

 

-Created and written by yours truly Kenneth Trace Alahouzos”

 

 

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