Posts with tag: "high school"

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Friday, April 18, 2014
By Tina L. Scott
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Meet Sarah DeLaporte!  Sarah attends Wausau East High School where she is counting down the final weeks of this school year until she can officially declare herself a high school senior.  So for the moment, that means she’s wrapping up her junior year wading through the assignments in math and history, her least favored classes, and relishing the knowledge gleaned in her favorite classes—chemistry and Spanish IB.  In addition to academics, Sarah is actively involved in high school soccer and swim team.

In fact, when she’s not studying, you will often find Sarah in or around the pool.  “I am passionate about swimming,” Sarah says.  And when it comes to competing?  Her number one competitor is herself.  “I put in a lot of hard work and dedication to improve my times,” she says.  In addition to swimming competitively, Sarah works as a lifeguard at the Woodson YMCA during the school year and at the Wausau Pools during the summertime.

Sarah can’t wait for the hot summer sun to emerge from all of this winter weather.  “I can’t wait for the nice warm weather and being able to wear shorts and sandals,” she says.  “I’m [also] really excited to do my senior portrait session this June,” Sarah adds.  How excited?  On a scale of 1 to 10?  “Probably an 11!” she says. 

Sarah’s enthusiasm for photography and modeling was one of the reasons I asked her to be one of my senior models for the Class of 2015, and she’s had a blast meeting new girls and making new friends and participating in our models-only photo shoots.  “I like meeting new people and taking pictures with everyone,” she says.  She’s had a chance to meet girls from other high schools and do some fun things together that will go down in her high school memories … like petting a pig!  (See photo below.)

In addition to senior portraits this summer, Sarah is excited to be heading to some awesome concerts.  “This year I’m going to Country USA in Oshkosh to see Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, and Carrie Underwood!” Sarah says.  (Secretly, I’m a little jealous!!  I LOVE country music!)  That’s a big thing we have in common.  Country music is her favorite, and George Strait and Eric Church are two of Sarah’s favorite country artists.  Both of those artists made my favorites list, too.

What are some of Sarah’s other favorites?  Food … portabella mushroom ravioli!  Color … purple!  TV show … American Horror Story

Senior year promises to be an exciting year for Sarah.  “I am looking forward to spending time with my friends at football games in the fall and challenging myself with harder classes,” she says.   And all that studying will be good preparation for what comes after.  “I am going to college after high school to pursue a career in the medical field,” she says.  I have no doubt Sarah will be a success at whatever career she decides to pursue.  Determined and outgoing, she has a bright future ahead of her!

Sarah will also be traveling to Costa Rica in conjunction with the school’s foreign language program next year. With so much to look forward to, this next year is going to fly by FAST!

The count down is on ... summer is almost here!

I'm almost as excited as Sarah!  Senior pictures here we come!!



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!

Sunday, March 16, 2014
By Tina L. Scott
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Breanne Christian is currently a junior at Wausau East High School and is one of my Senior Models for the Class of 2015.  I first met Breanne when a friend of hers hosted a Sweet Sixteen Birthday Party and Photo Shoot for several friends here at the studio about a year ago.  We had sooo much fun doing that and Breanne was a natural in front of the camera, so when I was picking senior models for the Class of 2015, I naturally thought of Breanne right away, and she loved the idea!

As a Senior Model, Breanne has participated in several exclusive photo shoots just for my senior models and met other girls who will also graduate in the Class of 2015, been photographed with them as a group and individually, and is privvy to other fun model-only activities (more of which are still to come!).  In fact, Breanne says that's what being a Senior Model is all about for her:  "My favorite thing about being a senior model is not only the fun photo shoots that we have, but also becoming friends with the other girls."  She's had a chance to meet girls from other schools she might never have encountered otherwise, and they are fast becoming good friends from the time spent together modeling and then connecting on Facebook as well!

Like all of this year's senior models, Breanne's schedule is pretty packed.  Between school where she is taking advanced courses in physics and history and her all-time favorite this year, painting; youth group at church; Key Club at Wausau East; and working part-time as a customer service representative at Eastbay, she doesn't have a lot of spare time.  But when she's not booked with activities, you might find Breanne catching up on the latest episodes of Bates Motel, Teen Wolf, or her very favorite show, American Horror Story with a grilled cheese and some mac & cheese.  (It's the absolute best together, she says, and I've gotta agree that you can never have too much cheese!  We're Wisconsin girls all the way, right, Breanne?!)  

Breanne is an outgoing girl with some fun passions ... like the color purple and art of all kinds. (She says she can't wait until her senior year to take a bunch of new art classes!).  "I absolutely love the calming effect of painting and sketching," Breanne adds.  

Breanne also loves concerts--especially indie/alternative music (some of her current favorite artists are Coldplay, Phoenix, and Alt-J)--and she's looking forward to three days at Lollapalooza in Chicago.  Travel is also at the top of Breanne's list of things to love, and this summer she will be traveling to France!  

It's going to be an action-packed summer that will fly by, so Breanne's individual "official" senior portrait session is already scheduled for June before she jets off to Europe in July.  On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most excited, "I would rate my excitement for my senior portrait session at a 10!" Breanne says.  "I cannot wait to put together outfits and spend a day finding places to take awesome pictures."  I suspect Breanne has some favorite locations in mind already, and I have a few surprises I think she's gonna love up my sleeve, as well.  We are going to have an absolute blast! 

Are you on track to graduate with the Class of 2015?  Call me at 715.212.0767 and let's get YOUR senior session scheduled! Great new locations for this summer and some incredible new ideas that will set your images apart from all the rest.



Thursday, March 06, 2014
By Tina L. Scott
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The Class of 2015 Seniors Models are officially busting out!  We started our model sessions back in October ... when the weather was warm and yummy with orange pumpkins on the field, ripe red apples on the trees, and the leaves and weeds turning all shades of golden and gorgeous.  Just remembering the sun baking on our backs and all the fun we had reminds me again why autumn is my favorite time of the year.  I love the smells in the air, the breezes in our hair, and the vivid pops of color everywhere!

In the coming weeks, I'll be introducing you to our awesome Class of 2015 Senior Models ... representing several area high schools ... including Merrill High School, Edgar High School, and Wausau East High Schools.

If you can guess the identity of any of these gorgeous girls, pop it into a comment below! Then stay tuned to see if you're right.

In the meantime, while the snow is still on the ground, summer IS coming!  SOOOO ... if you are a member of the Class of 2015, that means it's time for YOU to schedule YOUR senior portrait session!  The first 10 seniors to schedule their senior portrait session for this May or June will get an AWESOME surprise they will absolutely LOVE!  What is it? Be one of the first 10 seniors to schedule and you'll find out! Yep, that means you'll just have to call me to get the details.   715.212.0767    Did I mention it's something you normally have to spend a minimum of $250 just to be eligible to purchase it?  Did I mention you will absolutely LOVE it???  ESPECIALLY if you own a mobile phone or other mobile device ... and that's all I'm gonna say! 

More goodies to come very soon! 





Wednesday, September 11, 2013
By Tina L. Scott
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Did I read that right?  Class of 2015?  

Yes, you did!  Photography by Tina is already gearing up for the Class of 2015 in a BIG way.

Now that the senior portrait season for the Class of 2014 is winding down ... just a few photo shoots left, along with touch ups and portrait orders and getting images in to the high school yearbooks ... it's time to head full-speed into planning for the next senior class.

Yes, the members of the Class of 2015 are currently only juniors, but it's not too soon for me to start planning for them at the studio.  I'm scouting brand new locations for fresh images you've never seen before, ordering new lighting for totally different looks, creating more sets, and doing tons of things behind-the-scenes to be sure you have incredible senior portraits.

I'm also looking for Senior Models for the Class of 2015.  Anyone who is a currently a high school junior and on track to graduate with their class in 2015 is eligible to participate, from any area high school.  Just contact me and I'll get you more information ASAP.  And no, you absolutely do not have to be a size 2 to model for Photography by Tina.  This is about and for REAL people with REAL attitudes and an aptitude for FUN!  

What do Senior Models do?  Basically, they get a bunch of perks throughout the coming year to create buzz and promote the studio.  

This year's program is going to be packed with more fun than ever before, so if you are at ALL interested, don't wait!  The first Senior Model Exclusive Photo Shoot is already being scheduled for October 6, and that's right around the corner!  You can email me at to learn more, or catch me on Facebook and ask me for more details.  Or pick up the phone and call me!  (715.212.0767)

This year's Senior Model Program will be better than ever:

  • Senior Model Exclusive Photo Shoots in special locations
  • Freebies for Senior Models to share their images with their friends and family
  • Discounts on new portrait products
  • And a lot more!

I'm so excited!

Keep your eyes open for more posts in the coming weeks showcasing some of this year's senior portraits for the Class of 2014, as well.  I'm horrible about keeping up with blog posts during the summer when I'm going about 100 miles per hour trying to get everything done, but now that things are easing up just a bit, I'll be sharing some of this summer's senior portraits here for you to see.

Til then ... if you're thinking about that Senior Model thing and you qualify, don't wait ... contact me!