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H.M Tucker at the Turn of the 20th Century

As you all know, Leonard’s has a long history in the photographic industry. Over one hundred years to be exact! 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.

Leonard’s Photography Internship Program

Leonard’s has created a photography internship program to help educate high school students about the craft of photography and developing an artistic eye. Our program takes students who are more interested in photography through an intensive training course. We start with a classroom based general training and move on to one-on-one field training. We help monitor the students’ progress to give them the support they need in the learning process. Compensation is provided to the students that take part in the program and we have found that it has led to great success.

This program is an important part of the evaluations for schools submitting their yearbooks for national recognition, and that by working with Leonard’s, we help prepare their photographers so our schools are better able to use student photography. “The internship for Staff Photographers was well received; in fact our interns are interested in seeking employment over the summer,” Leslie Bendt, Pedro Menendez High School. We are very passionate about education and are excited at the opportunity to help our schools in the process!

Helpful Tips for Prom!

I thought I would dedicate today’s blog to prom tips! The following are a collection of tips I feel are the most helpful!

Ladies:

- Get your prom dress professionally pressed or steamed before the big day

- Find out if your date knows how to dance! (If you have fair warning, you might be able to work on it beforehand!) 

- Visit us for your photos! You will want to take formals. These are memories you will forever cherish!

-Tanning is NOT for everyone. However, if it is something that is important to you, there is nothing wrong with that. Try a gradual self tanning lotion! This is the safest way to get a nice glow before prom.

- Think about bringing a wrap or light jacket. It can get very cold in the venue!

Guys:

- Keep the corsage refrigerated! It will keep the flowers looking awesome. (Think about bringing a bouquet to your date’s mom! You will score MAJOR brownie points)

- Think about getting a group of friends together to rent a limo! Ride to prom in style!

- Make sure your suit is pressed! You want to look sharp and well put together.

- If dinner is not included in your prom, plan a nice dinner for you and your date! You can even go with a group of friends!

 

 

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Love it or Leave it: Paint Splattered Jeans

This season we have seen a number of paint splattered items crossing the runways. What is the most popular, you ask? Paint splattered denim! Designers like Alice + Olivia, Almost Famous, and even Guess have embraced this season’s newest paint splattered trend. What do you guys think? Do you love this edgy look and want to embrace your inner artist? Or is this look better off on a drop cloth?

 

 

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Senior Spotlight: Tylin

 This week we are pleased to announce that our Senior Spotlight is Tylin from Auburndale High School. Tylin is a varsity cheerleader who has been cheering since the age of two. She is part of her school’s Student Government Association and spends time volunteering for different sports events at her school. Upon graduating high school, Tylin hopes to attend Florida Atlantic University to study nursing. She is most looking forward to college life and living on her own. When asked if a picture is truly worth a thousand words, Tylin said, “Yes! They help capture memories that last a lifetime!” Way to go, Tylin! Keep up the great work!

Senior Spotlight: Sidney

This week we are pleased to announce that our Senior Spotlight is Sidney from Lake Mary High School! This awesome senior will be graduating with honors this year. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the school newspaper, and on the Debate team. She spends time volunteering with the Boys and Girls Club as well as at Sanford Middle helping out with their Speech and Debate program. Upon graduating from high school, Sidney hopes to attend either Brown University or FSU where she will study Political Science. When asked if a picture is really worth a thousand words, Sidney said, “Yes, it my opinion it definitely is!” Great job, Sidney! We know you will go far!

Love it or Leave it: Skater Skirts

We have noticed that skater skirts have been stealing the spotlight this summer! Skater skirts are fitted at the waist and flair out to create A-line shape. They come in all different patterns, colors, and fabrics. They can accompany a wide range of looks and can be worn in any season! We love skater skirts! They are fun and figure flattering. But what do you think? Do you love skater skirts? Check out some of our favorites!

-AK

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Senior Spotlight: Valeria

This week we are happy to announce that our Senior Spotlight is Valeria from West Orange High School! This bright senior will be graduating with honors this year. She is on the lacrosse team and a member of the National Honors Society. Upon graduating from high school, Valeria plans to attend college where she will study business and communications. When asked if a picture is truly worth a thousand words, Valeria said, “Yes, of course!” Keep up the great work!

Love it or Leave it: Rockin’ Camo!

Upon several requests (whom shall remain nameless!), I have dedicated today’s ‘Love it or Leave it’ to camo print clothing. This spring we saw a lot of modern military hitting the runways, so it was no surprise camo would be included. We have seen so many different styles of modern military hitting the runway, everything from stiff and sturdy shapes to camo print and cargo shorts. The question at hand is: will you be sporting some camo digs this season or leaving camo for the army surplus store? Let us know what you think!!

 

 

I never, EVER, thought I’d say it but….I think I’m lovin’ the camo this year!! Just remember, a little goes a long way with this print, so don’t over do it! Check out these super chic ways to stay fabulous in camo!

-AK

 

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Senior Spotlight: Sara

This week we are pleased to announce that our Senior Spotlight is Sara from Mount Dora High School. Upon graduating high school in the spring, this awesome senior hopes to attend the University of Central Florida where she will study criminal psychology. When asked if a photo is truly worth a thousand words, Sara said, “Yes! A picture captures a moment in time that can never be repeated.” Keep up the great work, Sara!