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Monday, April 28, 2014
By Tina L. Scott
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Meet Miss Mariah Zettler of Edgar, Wisconsin ... an Edgar Wildcat ... and one of my Senior Models! Mariah is a "wild child" ... fun and exciting and just bursting with energy!  I got to meet her when Melissa, one of my other senior models, introduced her to me and suggested she would make an awesome addition to our senior model team for the Class of 2015.  And she was absolutely right!  Mariah infuses an energy into our group photo shoots that is totally contagious and has everyone else laughing and smiling ... and you can very literally see it by the light in her sparkling eyes.  This girl is on fire for life!

In fact, she is soooo active I get a little exhausted just telling you all of the things she is involved in.  At St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Mariah is in youth group and youth choir, sings at mass, and teaches sixth grade catechism.  At Edgar High School, she is in the National Honor Society, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Choir, Spanish Club, and is the President of the Art Club.  She is also on the yearbook, on the prom committee, in softball, and a Big Buddy. 

When she is not at church or school, Mariah volunteers at Aspirus Wausau Hospital and works at Country Aire Restaurant washing dishes or bussing tables which she loves because of the people.  “The people I work with are like family,” Mariah says.  Whew!  See what I mean?  Exhausting!  LOL

She says her favorite classes are science, English, and the fine arts … and “My worst is history (sooo boring to me! :zzz)”

Two of Mariah’s passions are music and softball.  In addition to singing, she is able to play at least half a dozen instruments:   “I have played saxophone, clarinet, piano, trombone (for pepping), I can play trumpet a little, and also guitar,” she says.  She loves a wide variety of music, crossing over into multiple genres, but her favorite by far is “country music because there is a song for every emotion,” Mariah explains.  “My favorite artists are Hunter Hayes, Eric Paslay, Cole Swindell, Jana Kramer, and Taylor Swift.”

And about softball?  “I am passionate about softball,” Mariah says.”  I’ve been playing since I was going into third grade and started fast pitch going into seventh grade and have yet to want to stop.  I want to play softball in college and then coach once I graduate (any age level)."  Her passion drives her to continually challenge herself.  "I'm twisting my game up this year by hitting left handed more which takes discipline because I'm naturally right handed," she explains.  

Like everything else she does, Mariah has jumped into modeling for my studio wholeheartedly and with a passion.  She loves it!  And that beaming smile of hers is just contagious.  It’s hard to say which she enjoys more—the actual modeling or just being with all the other girls.  She says she loves meeting new friends, and those friendships are incredibly important to her.  Of her friends?  “I can trust them with anything!”

Mariah’s life is in a great place right now with a ton of things to look forward to.  She is excited for this summer, for the warm weather and the activities it will bring.  “I’m going on a mission trip in June and starting a CNA course in July and ending in August,” she says. 

And then there are senior pictures!  When asked to rate her excitement about that on a scale of one to ten?  “10!” was her prompt response.  “Tina will do a great job helping me plan everything, and she is wonderful at dealing with my bad sense of fashion and crazy ideas!” she added.  Mariah has already scheduled her senior portrait session for June, and we’ve been brainstorming some great ideas to fully showcase and encompass all of the different aspects of who she is at this point in her life.  You bet we’ll embrace those so-called “crazy ideas!” to get some great images … images that will extend beyond simple portraits to creating ART!

When fall rolls around, Mariah is sooo ready for being a senior.  Senior year will be all about “making memories and my challenging schedule (three college courses and one online course),” Mariah says.  Something tells me she’ll barely come up for air during senior year with all of the things she’s involved in. 

Then after senior year, it’s off to college.  “I’m deciding between UW-Oshkosh and UW-LaCrosse,” Mariah says.  She’s debating between physical therapy/kinesiology at Oshkosh or radiation therapy at LaCrosse, but definitely leaning toward a career in the medical field.  On the other hand, “I love to bake and my dream job would definitely be owning a bakery!” she says.  Hmmm.  Sometime tells me even if she follows the medical path her co-workers will be treated to cupcakes fairly frequently.  (Feel free to bring some along to your senior photo shoot, Mariah!) 

Some other interesting trivia about Mariah:  “My favorites are the three P’s—Pasta, Pizza, and Peanut Butter.  I watch One Tree Hill, Teen Mom, and replays of college softball whenever I have the chance.  My favorite color is yellow.”  Mariah says she is currently contemplating repainting her room.  And while it is currently yellow on two walls and blue on the other two, she’s now leaning toward three walls in a brighter yellow and experimenting with zebra stripes on the fourth!  “I want to do something bright and fun!” she says.

More fun facts about Mariah?  “I loooove my cheetah print footie pajamas,” she says.  “And my white leopard footie pajamas.”  And while she is on the topic of confidences?  “I used to have an imaginary friend who got blamed for EVERYTHING I did,” she confides.  And “I will dance in front of my friends and family, but I won’t dance at school if I don’t have to.”

Another favorite pastime?  “I like sitting on Pinterest and dreaming of a house designed to pin-point perfection.”  Something tells me she’s probably got a pin on her boards somewhere that features a zebra print wall! 

Mariah is such a fun and exciting girl … in really cool and unexpected ways … I just can’t wait for our senior photo shoot … and it’s less than six weeks away!  Yes, this academic year is quickly drawing to a close!  So if you are in the Class of 2015 and you haven’t yet scheduled YOUR senior pictures, CALL ME NOW!!  Let’s get you in for your free planning session and get you scheduled for this summer … trust me, we are gonna have a blast together!  There are actually some brand new things I’ll be unveiling for seniors this year … and by calling now, you’ll get in on all the details before they’re even public knowledge!  So if you want to know those secrets?  CALL ME!!  My number is 715.212.0767 to make it super easy for you.

Hope to talk to you soon, Class of 2015!


Sunday, March 23, 2014
By Tina L. Scott
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Meet Melissa Urmanski ... she's an Edgar Wildcat and one of Photography by Tina's Class of 2015 Senior Models! I've known Melissa her entire life ... from adorable cooing baby to toddling two-year-old, threw the tweens and into the teens, and now as she emerges into the incredible young woman she is becoming.  So I was absolutely thrilled when I asked her to become one of my Senior Models for the Class of 2015 and she said yes!

It hasn't always been easy to fit modeling photo shoots into her already packed life, but I'm so glad she has. In her family, Melissa was for years "the quiet one," but now as a senior model, I am privileged to see Melissa's feisty spirit, true radiance, and self-confidence blossom and bloom like a flower in the warm summer sun.  Her personality is growing ever more fun and outgoing with every new opportunity for her to shine.

Melissa has rocked her individual modeling moments and had an absolute blast hamming it up with the other senior girls in the group, as well, enjoying the time spent with her best friend (who is also one of my senior models) and expanding her circle of friends to include the other three girls she met this year from other schools.  She says the best part of modeling is "the practice for my real senior pictures," and I am absolutely looking forward to June when we will embark on a day of fun in the sun to create some of the most amazing senior portraits ever where she will be the absolute star of the show.

Melissa's life is a whirlwind of activity these days, and she is seldom found at home for more than a few minutes between activities.  As a junior at Edgar High School (home of the Wildcats!), she is involved in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), a member of the choir, active in the marching band (she played flute and piccolo in the band until sophomore year and is now a flag twirler in the Color Guard), and she also plays Volleyball on the Varsity team (she was asked to jump up from JV this year due to her amazing skills in the sport!).  She also works part-time at a local grocery store.

Incredibly gifted in the area of music, Melissa currently plays the flute, piano, and piccolo.  (She started taking piano lessons at the age of 9.)  On the off chance that you do find her at home these days, Melissa might be practicing one of her instruments, watching movies with her family or friends, or doing chores on the family's dairy farm.  Or she might be catching up on some of her favorite shows on the DVR ... like Grey's Anatomy and Cake Boss ... or just listening to music which is absolutely one of her greatest passions ... that and the color orange!  

This summer when lots of teens will be thinking of nothing but kicking back and relaxing, Melissa is planning to take a CNA class to get a jump start on her career goals.  She will take classes from May through August and return to school as a high school senior in September as an official Certified Nursing Assistant!  (And yes, she intends to continue with Color Guard, volleyball, and her part-time job through the summer as well ... no slacking off for this girl!) After high school, Melissa plans to attend college to get a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and ultimately work as a registered nurse in a hospital birthing center, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), or pediatric department.  

Melissa is an inspiration and a joy to be around.  She will make an awesome nurse.  And I cannot wait to see all of the other things this amazing young woman will accomplish in her lifetime.  But first ... we're going to be brainstorming her senior portrait session this week!  


P.S. If you are a member of the Class of 2015, it's time for you to do the same!  Call me and let's set up a visit to plan your incredible senior session and get your appointment scheduled.  715.212.0767  Hope to see you soon!