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Employee Spotlight: Getting to Know Our Leonard’s Team!

This week I decided to pull out an older interview I conducted back in the spring. It was with Mimi from our Photographic Lab! She is a hard worker who always brings a smile to everyone’s face. Mimi is truly a wonderful person and we are so happy to have her with us each season. Check out our interview!

 

 

 

What is your name?

Mimi

 

Which department do you work in?

Quality Control

 

What are some of your daily tasks?

I check for damages to paper, color, and packages. I also retouch photos.

 

 

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

The birth of my first grandchild!

 

 

     What are three words that best describe you?

Reliable, Sociable, Nurturing

 

 

Do you have any special talents?

Gardening! I recently landscaped my front yard and was so thrilled with my accomplishment!

 

 

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

To play golf. I think it would be relaxing and a fun (and maybe frustrating) way to exercise.

 

 

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

John F. Kennedy. He was my first presidential vote. Oh, and Derek Jeter because he is my favorite Yankee baseball player!

 

 

What is the best part of waking up?

When I have time to sit outside with a cup of coffee watching the sunrise over the lake.

 

 

Is a picture worth a thousand words?

Not too long ago I came upon a box with old pictures and yes, it was worth a thousand words!

 

Leonard’s Style Report: Summer Booties

Who doesn’t love a great pair of booties? It doesn’t have to be cold out to rock some super trendy booties. Short boots are always adorable and can add a little edge to your look. They are extremely comfortable and they now come in a wide variety of styles. You can wear them with almost anything! Check out some of our favorites!

 

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Love it or Leave it: Rompers

While it is certainly true that rompers are somewhat of the quintessential summer item, few people are still sitting on the fence with this trend. Rompers are definitely versatile! They can be super playful and chic at the same time. But can a romper be worn by many body types? Some say there is a romper for every body type. All in all, the question of the day is, whether or not we should love this flirty look or leave the onesie inspired rompers as children’s play clothes?

 

Tell us what you think!

 

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Senior Focus: Don’t Forget Your Props!

One of the best parts of your senior photo shoot is your casual scene, or scenes depending on the session you choose. The causal scenes can be taken in a variety of settings. You have the freedom to wear whatever you’d like and bring whichever props suit you best. Remember, these scenes are designed to spotlight you! Bring whatever you feel will highlight who you are as an individual! Some of our best photos are taken with props! We always tell our seniors to bring a wide variety of clothing options, but they should also bring a wide variety of props as well!

History Lesson: The Sixties

The sixties was an incredible decade for Leonard’s. In 1957, Leonard’s started offering color prints! During this time period, Leonard’s was sending color prints to Kodak for processing. Our founder, Leonard R. Tucker Sr., soon began adapting Kodak printers using techniques Kodak had never even heard of. They even sent engineers to visit Leonard’s in an attempt to seek out ideas on how to design such printers. By the 1970’s we were printing all of our color photos in-house!

 

Leonard Tucker Sr. also built all of the roll processors internally. During the summer months when school was out, the photographers would assist in building photo equipment and processors. The entire production took place in the old St. George location that was our home until 1984 when we eventually moved into our current location.

Employee Spotlight: Getting to Know the Leonard’s Team!

A while back I had the opportunity to interview John Azula. John is our Digital Media Coordinator and he is an amazing part of our Visual and Creative Marketing Department. “John is great because he has an eye for merging the visual and audio components. He is very talented in using these inherent skills to make an incredible impact,” said Claudia Dencer, Director of School Relations and Marketing. Check out the full interview!

What is your name? 

John Michael Azula

 

Which department do you work in? 

Visual & Creative Marketing

 

What are some of your daily tasks?

Producing multimedia slideshows, creating presentations and promotional pieces, editing video and digital images.

 

How do you contribute to the Leonard’s team?

Provide any and all digital content to those who need it.

 

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

I have taken some really good photos of my little nephew Jackson, who is my best bud in the whole world, throughout the first year and a half of his life and each of those pictures are pretty special to me because they show how much he has grown and how awesome he has become. They have definitely provided my family and I with great memories of the little guy and for that I am very thankful.

 

What are three words that best describe you?

Crazy, Sexy, Cool

Do you have any special talents?

I play the bass guitar, love to surf.

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

I’d really like to learn to speak Spanish better. I’m ok at it, but would definitely love to be completely fluent. I travel a lot with my family and no matter what country we are in or what language is spoken, if you know Spanish, which my father does, you can always find someone to communicate with if you need help. Very beneficial.

         

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

I’d like to meet Marvin Gaye. I really love classic soul music, especially the Motown

        era, and in my opinion nobody did it better than Marvin. He was the greatest.

         

What is the best part of waking up?

Best part of waking up is knowing that it’s a new day and that you have a fresh start. Whatever happened the previous day doesn’t matter.

Is a picture worth a thousand words?

Rod Stewart basically summed it up when he said, “every picture tells a story don’t it!”

 

Leonard’s Style Report: Leather Jackets

I am happy to announce that today’s style report is dedicated to the quintessential leather jacket! Faux and real leather jackets are classic items that are extremely diverse, coming in a wide range of styles and colors. They are super versatile which allows them to be added easily to a variety of looks. Personally, I prefer faux leather but to each their own. I love to rock a leather jacket with a cute dress and some boots. They don’t necessarily have to be paired with biker boots. In fact, doing that can overpower your look. Instead, pair a chic leather jacket with a floral dress and some tights for look flirty and edgy at the same time! (And they look amazing on guys too!) So, look super trendy this fall and rock a chic (faux)leather jacket!

 

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Love It or Leave It: High Waisted Bikini

Who says we have to bare all to be flirty? The newest trend in swimwear (and fashion, for that matter) is high waisted bikinis! We can flatter the figure and go back to those retro roots (à la Marilyn Monroe) . This type of bikini is for all shapes, across the board. Be daring this summer, think outside the string bikini. In or out? You decide!    

Katy Perry

Serena Williams

Marilyn Monroe

Love it or Leave it: Super Short Hair

Rhianna did it, Emma Watson pulled it off, Jennifer Lawrence took the plunge, and, most recently, Shailene Woodley is showing it off. I’m talking about the super cute pixie cut.  Chopping off your long locks in favor of this short do requires a little bit of bravery since you’ll no longer have any hair to hide behind.  But it is also a chance for you to draw attention to those sparking eyes or that killer smile.  Although not for everyone, going for short hair can give you a whole new look: edgy, trendy, sweet, or spritely.  Even better, it’s much cheaper than a new wardrobe.  What do you think? Should you take the plunge or is this a trend better left untouched?

 

 

 

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Senior Focus: Don’t Forget the Pearls!

Ladies, when you are preparing for your senior photo session, please do not forget statement jewelry. It speaks volumes about your personality. Don’t be afraid to go all out with a colorful necklace or earrings. The most popular jewelry during the formal photo shoots are pearls because they are super classy and simple. Regardless of if you plan on wearing jewelry or going without, your formals will turn out amazing!

 

What will you wear during your photo session?