Weekly Recap!

Happy Friday! We hope everyone had an awesome week. We sure did! It is starting to really pick up around here. We are so fortunate to have such an incredible team! This week we were proud to announce our Senior Spotlight, Frank from Fleming Island High School. If you haven’t had the chance to read the article on this inspirational senior, please do so! It is definitely one you will not want to miss.

Our office will be closed on Monday for Labor Day. We will re-open on Tuesday. We hope everyone has a great holiday weekend! Have fun and stay safe!

-AK

 

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Senior Spotlight: Frank Molock

Leonard’s is proud to announce that this week’s Senior Spotlight is Frank Forrest Molock IV of Fleming Island High School, the home of the Golden Eagles. This inspiring senior is one of nine children. He will be graduating with honor cords from the Academy of Television Production. He is extremely active in his school’s Television Station WGET. He is also active in his community. He enjoys spending his time helping at a local elementary school assisting them with their news show.

 

Frank has gained valuable work experience within the Marketing realm. He participated in a three week internship with a marketing firm in downtown Jacksonville. “It opened my eyes and made me realize that there are endless possibilities and life is what you make it,” says Frank. One of the major things he brings to his studies is his fresh mind. He has the ability to think quickly on his feet. He is also a fast learner.

 

One of the most influential people in Frank’s life has been his grandmother. Frank has three fingers on one hand and he says that usually sets him apart from others. “My grandmother has taught me that just because you’re not the same as everyone, or look like they do, it doesn’t mean that you can’t be or do anything you want to,” Frank says.

 

After graduation he plans on attending college and pursing a career in dentistry. This senior is really looking forward to his college experience. “I cannot wait to go to a new place and meet new people,” Frank says. The most challenging undertaking Frank has faced thus far has been defeating his learning disabilities enough to be able to take college level courses his junior year. When asked if a picture is worth a thousand words, Frank says, “A picture is really worth a thousand words because beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Someone can describe a picture to you but you never get to fully experience it until you lay your own eyes on it!” We wish Frank all the best this year! We know he will go far!

 

 

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History Lesson: The Big Snow of 1951

This week’s photo from the past is an image we are excited to share. It is a photo of our beautiful fort, the Castillo de San Marcos, covered in snow! (Yes, you read that correctly! Snow!!) During the winter of 1951, Saint Augustine received two inches of snow fall. We are fortunate enough to have captured this rarity through photography! (Would you expect any less?)

-AK

 

 

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Leonard’s Style Report: Bold Prints!

Last week I posted a style feature which highlighted fall’s most popular trends. This week, I thought it would be a nice idea to focus on one of these trends: bold prints! Don’t be afraid to try bold prints this fall. Embrace your inner fashionista and even double up on prints. Some of the trendiest prints this fall are reptile, leopard, and floral. You can pair funky prints with a pop of color or some simple accessories. Prints go well with solid tops. You can easily add to any look with a print. Throw on a denim or leather jacket and you’ve really got a chic look. Just remember, prints can be playful and fun so live it up!

 

-AK

 

 

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Love it or Leave it: Floppy Hats!

I can’t believe I almost forgot to include floppy hats into our ‘Love it or Leave it’ feature! Floppy hats were incredibly popular this summer. We saw them in a wide variety of colors and materials. This trend was spotted all over the runway. Although many celebrities embraces floppy hats this season, they have made it on our ‘Love it or Leave it’ for a reason! Do we love these diva-fabulous hats or are they just not practical in our everyday routine? Let us know what you think!!

-AK

 

 

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Weekly Recap!

Happy Friday all! We have made it through our first week back in school! Hopefully it wasn’t too painful. We have been super busy in the main office! We are still photographing seniors from various parts of Florida and Georgia. (If you have not been photographed please contact us asap!!) We were also excited to announce this week’s Senior Spotlight, Haley from Durant High School. She is an incredible student and we are so proud of her accomplishments thus far. We know she will have a great senior year! If you haven’t checked out her Spotlight article please do so! Overall, it was a successful week of back to school and senior season awesomeness! Hope you all enjoy your weekend! (I will be at a wedding in the mountains of Maine! Jealous?)

 

-AK

 

 

 

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Leonard’s Style Report: Back to School Fashion

As our students head back to school, fall fashion is hitting the runways. There is no better way to start the new school year than with an awesome fashion-forward wardrobe. I have gone ahead and researched all of the latest fall trends. Check out the Leonard’s Back to School Style Guide!

 

Color of the Season:

This fall, burgundy is the new black! Burgundy adds rich color to any outfit. Pair a burgundy top with a pair of dark denim for a super trendy but casual look perfect for school or any extracurricular activities!

 

Prints:

The print to be wearing this season is reptile! (I know! I was shocked as well!) Reptile print has been seen all over the runways. Don’t be afraid to rock this bold print! Live a little on wild side this fall.

 

Winter White:

You read that right! Winter white! Who pays attention to fashion faux pas anymore? Rock some white knits this fall and winter. You will look bold and beautiful!

 

Military:

Definitely embrace the militaristic style this fall. Cropped jackets and army officer inspired looks are super chic. Military outerwear can easily be paired with dresses, tops, and maxis.

 

Jumpsuit Fever:

Jumpsuits have also been dominating the runways! Pair a printed and flowy jumpsuit with a fitted jacket or rock a tailored jumpsuit for more of a sophisticated look.

 

We hope you found this helpful! Wherever you find your inspiration, don’t be afraid to be yourself! Fashion is one of the best forms of self expression so look fierce this fall!

-AK

 

 

 

 

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Love it or Leave it: Going Sheer!

This season we have seen sheer tops and dresses all over the runways! Sheer tops and skirts can be chic items that are extremely lightweight and fun. They are perfect for layering and if you are feeling particularly daring you could always pair a sheer top with a bandeau. (Probably not too school friendly so leave this look for summer or the weekends!) I personally think it depends on the article of clothing. If it is a sheer maxi skirt with a built in slip, then I am all for it! Not sure how I feel about sheer tops though. Regardless, the question is: is this trend sheer genius or too risqué? Tell us what you think!

-AK

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Weekly Recap!

It is certainly no shock that this week flew right by because Fall has officially begun! We are currently working in two seasons, Fall and Seniors. Our secret to keeping calm and carrying on? Team work! I am so grateful to be part of such an awesome team. We all help out wherever it is needed no matter what. (Especially since we added over one hundred schools this year! Whoa!)

 

We were happy to announce another Senior Spotlight this week! Cody’s Spotlight article is available through our Facebook page as well as our blogs. I really enjoyed writing about Cody! (Alright, I was just a tad biased because he is going to be studying History in college. Come on! I was a History Major too!) We are so happy with the awesome turn out for our Senior Spotlight contest. We are currently still accepting questionnaires for the time being.

 

Another exciting little tidbit from this week was that I got to have some one-on-one training with the Photo Editing Supervisor, Debbie Bates. She is helping me learn some new photo editing techniques! She is incredible and I couldn’t be more appreciative! We all do what we can to help the process and this is definitely going to help a whole lot.

 

Well, I do hope you all have an awesome day! I will try to post throughout the weekend.

-AK

 

 

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Senior Spotlight: Cody Reilly

Cody is part of the Culinary Academy at his high School in which he will be receiving an award for participating in this program. This well versed senior speaks French, studies piano and trains in martial arts. He has obtained work experiences that have taught him various skills which have proved to be beneficial to him. Cody is also active in his community through his volunteer work with his local public library in Orange Park.

Cody was fortunate to have an extremely influential teacher during his time in high school, Mr. McNider. “He opened my eyes to history! Through him, I learned to ignore dates and facts and pay more attention to motives and reasoning.” When asked what unique experiences he brings to his studies, Cody says, “Past classes have given me unorthodox views on many of life’s granted qualities.”

Upon graduation, Cody will be attending the University of Northern Florida. He will be studying history. He is looking most forward to experiencing college life. His most challenging undertaking thus far has been high school itself. “People say that high school is a big change. The only way to live through it is to change as well,” Cody says. When asked if a picture is truly worth a thousand words, Cody answers with, “Definitely!” We wish Cody the best of luck during his senior year! We know he will go far!

 

 

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