Weekly Recap!

TGIF! We hope you all had a great week! We have been so busy here in the main office. Got to love fall! I hope you all had a chance to check out our monthly newsletter. We are so proud of this month’s edition. It has articles on our Bindery, one of our rockin’ photographers Matthew Altenbach, Lisa Dowling from High School Yearbooks and Sales, and one of our past Senior Spotlights Cody!

Our photo booth will be at the Rock the Vote event at Flagler College this evening! The booth will be run by yours truly. I am very excited! The last even we did at Flagler was beyond amazing. They have such an incredible staff and we always have such an awesome time working with them. (Not like I am biased or anything! C/O 2011!!!) Anyways, for any Flagler followers, come by and check out our photo booth!

-AK

 

(Congrats to Megan! She is this week’s Senior Spotlight!)

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http://saweb1.leonards.com/newsletters/201209.pdf

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Senior Spotlight: Megan

Happy Friday everyone! We are so happy to announce that this week’s Senior Spotlight is Megan from Lake Howell High School. This outgoing senior is a Varsity Lacrosse player loves working with children. She even coaches preschool sports in her spare time. She has been fortunate enough to have an inspirational role model in her life, her mother. “She has overcome many obstacles in order to achieve her goals,” Megan says.

Upon graduating high school, Megan plans to attend either the University of Central Florida or the University of South Florida. “My career goal is to become a pediatric nurse,” says Megan. Her most challenging undertaking thus far has been getting injured in lacrosse and having to undergo surgery on her hand this past summer. “I have been unable to play lacrosse this summer but I am ready to start again this month!” she says. When asked if a picture is worth a thousand words, Megan says, “Yes! However, sometimes a picture can be just one word…wow!” Congrats Megan! We know you will go far! We’re rooting for you!

 

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History Lesson: A Photo in Time

Happy Thursday! I just wanted to take this time to thank those of you who have been following our History Lessons. It is so wonderful to be able to chronicle the history of Leonard’s. This is a company that truly cares about their customers, clients, and community. The entire staff, family and employees, dedicate so much to ensuring we produce the highest quality of products and provide the best customer service possible.

That being said, I am happy to share this week’s photo in time. This is a photo of the entire Leonard’s team! It was taken about two years ago, so of course a few people are missing. Regardless, this is most of our incredible team. They all work so extremely hard and we appreciate all they do!

-AK

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Matthew Altenbach Reflects on Leonard’s Success

I had the pleasure of meeting with one of our awesome photographers, Matthew Altenbach, for an article in our newsletter. Here is a sneak peek of the article!

Matthew Altenbach has worked as a photographer for Leonard’s Photography since 1987 and he doesn’t hesitate when paying accolades to the entire Tucker family for the success of Leonard’s. Over the years, Matthew has witnessed Leonard’s dedication to success and commitment to amazing family experiences.

“You can easily tell how it has worked its way through the generations. It all started with Leonard R. Tucker Sr. He was an absolute genius, doing all of the mechanical aspects of the operation himself, designing equipment and software building, and maintaining an incredible work ethic,” Matthew says, “A work ethic which obviously spilled over to Len [Leonard R. Tucker Jr., President], Claudia [his granddaughter, Director of School Relations and Marketing], and Randy [his grandson, Director of Operations]. Even all of the hard work Jean [Treasurer] contributes. Things definitely run smoothly thanks to her hard work and dedication.” He considers that work ethic to be the strength of Leonard’s. “When you are a non-family member of a family-run company, and you see the family members working so hard, it just inspires everybody to all work hard,” Matthew continues. “We are all on the same team here that is for sure.”

Matthew also doesn’t hesitate to point out how much he enjoys working for Leonard’s and how fortunate he is to be in such a great profession, photographing young people. “I have worked in photo studios since I was 15 and learned photography at that age. I am now 51, and I can honestly say I have enjoyed it every step of the way,” he says. “It definitely keeps you young, and I think that is because young people will give you that quick smile that sets the tone and makes it fun.” Photography is such a personal practice. Matthew definitely focuses on making the whole experience lively and upbeat. “The senior portrait experience is one of those lifetime memories – not only for the student but also for the parents as well. It’s up to us to make sure it’s an enjoyable one for all involved.”

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Love it or Leave it: Harem Pants

This week’s ‘Love it or Leave it’ trend is harem pants! This bold look has been seen all over the runways and worn by celebs as well. Once again, this is a trend I am personally on the fence with. These pants do not look good on everyone. In fact, they can be quite unflattering on some. These pants tend to look best with a cinched waist and a tailored blazer or jacket. What do you think? Do you love this I Dream of Genie trend? Tell us what you think!

-AK

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Senior Spotlight: Saudia

This week Leonard’s is proud to highlight yet another incredible senior: Saudia from Tampa Bay Tech! This spring, Saudia will be graduating with honors. She will be receiving awards from FBLA, Green Club, SGA, and Essence. She is extremely active in her school’s sports community as well. Saudia has participated in track and field, volleyball, basketball, and her school’s swim team.

Saudia is also a prominent member of her community. She has participated in the City of Tampa’s Clean Division as well as taking part in the Metropolitan Ministries. She has also obtained valuable work experience through her involvement in her church as a audio/visual technician. “This experience has helped me learn to work with people from all different backgrounds as well as expanding my knowledge of new technology,” Saudia says.

Upon graduating from High School, Saudia plans to attend a four year university to study Public Relations. “I will be attending either Hampton University or Florida International University,” she says. She is most looking forward to beginning her college career and achieving her certification in Health Administration. Saudia’s most challenging undertaking thus far has been balancing a job, community service, online classes, and teaching Sunday school at church. “I persevered taking every day one step at a time and putting God first in all my decisions,” she says. When asked if a photo is truly worth a thousand words, Saudia says, “A picture is really worth a thousand words because it tells you a story. The person looking at it is able to relive the moment of when it was taken.” We wish Saudia the best of luck this year! We know she will go very far!

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History Lesson: Leonard’s in the 80’s!

I just love the 80’s! Going through our photo archives from this decade always brightens my day! Today’s History Photo is an awesome image of our founders, Leonard and Ruth, with their daughter Linda and her husband Frank (Linda is our Vice President!). At this point, we were still bagging all of our photos by hand. It was an extremely tedious process that required the use of many employees. Leonard’s was operating almost twenty-four hours a day with second and third shifts.

-AK

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Love it or Leave it: Rainbow Hues!

This is a trend I have been wanting to discuss for quite some time now! Rainbow hues have been seen all over the place! Even our favorite celebrities are rockin’ funky colored hair. I’ve got to be honest, I am still sitting on the fence with this one. I have seen some really awesome colorful do’s and some real tragedies. We are leaving it up to you! Are rainbow hues fashion forward? Or should we kick this trend to the curb?! Let us know what you think!

-AK

 

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Weekly Recap!

Happy Friday Everyone! What a crazy week! Our busy Fall season has definitely begun! We’ve got a ton of new team members helping out around the main office. Each one of them providing much needed and much appreciated support. And although Fall is super busy, deep down inside we really love it!

We hope you all had a chance to check out this week’s Senior Spotlight article on Jessica from Lake Mary High School. What an awesome senior! We have selected the top seniors from all of our high schools to be spotlighted throughout the school year. Thank you to everyone who has participated and sent in questionnaires! I was humbled by the amount of students that sent in their spotlight questionnaires.

(Speaking of seniors, we are starting to plan and organize for next season! It is going to be amazing! I can’t wait to share all of the cool new stuff we will be doing next year!)

Well, we hope you all had a great week! Have an incredible weekend! Hopefully the weather will hold out!

-AK

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Senior Spotlight: Jessica

We are pleased to announce that this week’s Senior Spotlight is Jessica from Lake Mary High School! This senior has a great head on her shoulders. She has studied, both, American Sign Language and Spanish. Jessica is also extremely active in her community. She volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, an airplane restoration company, and her local zoo.

 

Jessica is a hard-working senior who has balanced working while being enrolled in school full time. “It has taught me responsibility, discipline, and respect,” Jessica says. Her work experience has instilled a tremendous work ethic in her. “Discipline is necessary to excel in both work and school,” she says. This determination stems from her grandfather. “My grandpa has inspired me to be determined and successful no matter what walks in your path,” says Jessica.

 

Upon graduating from high school, she plans to attend Seminole State College and then transfer to a University. As of right now she has no definite field of study but she is actively exploring her options. “I am most looking forward to entering college and taking my first steps into the real world,” Jessica says. When asked if a picture is really worth a thousand words, Jessica says, “Yes! Everyone has their own interpretation of a photograph which contains their own story.” We wish Jessica the best of luck this year! We know this determined senior will go very far!

 

 

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