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Thursday, April 03, 2014
By Tina L. Scott
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It’s not easy to miss Haley Arndt … her smile is genuine, her eyes lively, and her spirit just a bit playful and mischievous!  So if you’ve encountered Haley at Merrill High School where she is currently a junior and will graduate with the Class of 2015 … or at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church where she reads on Sundays, attends confirmation class, and loves to participate in summer camps … or at Dairy Queen where she works part time during the summer dishing up Blizzards and Moo Lattes and Royal Treats, or at Les & Jim’s Lincoln Lanes where she works during the winter … chances are she’s made a lasting impression.  Once you’ve met Haley and spent time with her, you can’t help but love her.  She’s one of those people that just seem to radiate that special … something.  Difficult to define, but joyful and kind and highly contagious!

If you haven’t already met Haley, let me introduce you to her.  She is one of my Senior Models for the Class of 2015 and has quickly become a friend.  I’m so glad she decided to become one of this year’s models!! 

Haley is absolutely ecstatic about becoming a high school senior and all that it entails.  “What I am most looking forward to my senior year is making memories before I go off to college … to last a lifetime,” she says.  “My friends and I will all be going our separate ways after high school, so I just want to have fun and do as many things with them as I can the last year we have together.”

I asked Haley to describe something she is passionate about and she replied, “Just living life and living it to the fullest!  I try to have fun with life and take a few risks.  Being silly and goofy is one of the best things to do with friends.  Yeah, my friends and I might look dumb when we are goofing off, but we have fun and we are making memories!”

Some of those memories have revolved around Haley’s time as a senior model.  “My favorite thing about being a model is that I had the chance to make new friends with the four wonderful ladies I met,” she says.  “I also LOVE getting my picture taken, and it’s always fun to see how the pictures turn out, even if I am doing something goofy in the picture and I look terrible.  Ha ha!” 

[I insert my disclaimer here:  Haley has never looked terrible in any of her pictures!]

Other memories revolve around all of the things Haley is involved in at school … the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Her favorite classes in school are art and English.  Her worst?  Chemistry.  “I HATE chemistry,” she says emphatically.  Haley is also involved in the fall play, forensics, Link Crew, Octagon Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Art Club, and Accelerated Art.  Like all of my senior models, she is one busy young lady.

Even at work, Haley is making great memories to last a lifetime.  At the bowling alley she gets to work with her friends.  “We have a blast!” she says.  And while working at Dairy Queen in the summer?  “I love it because—duh!  I get to work with ice cream,” Haley says.  Can’t get much better than that!

Besides serving up frozen treats to all of us DQ lovers this summer, Haley is excited for all the other joys of summer that are just around the corner.  (Yes, despite the piles of white stuff that still surround us to make us doubt it, warm weather, sunshine, and mosquitos will soon be here!)  “I love camping and hiking!” Haley says.  And she hopes to spend some time doing that soon.  “The fresh air and beautiful scenery we see when hiking up in Michigan is spectacular.  Plus being outdoors makes you feel great and it is a great way for my family to bond.”

“I also love hanging out with my friends.  Whether it’s just talking, watching movies, or shopping, we have fun no matter what!" Haley says.  

"I also love shopping!" she adds.  "I love trying on different outfits and just looking through the shops to see what they have.” 

The latter is helping her to get geared up for her “real” senior portrait session coming up fast in June!  I asked Haley how she would rate her anticipation for her senior session on a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being in a coma and 10 being over the moon.  Her answer?  “I am at an 11 for my senior pictures!” Haley says.  “I cannot wait! Like I said before, I LOVE taking pictures and getting my picture taken. I am so pumped!”

You know what?  I am, too!  I absolutely cannot wait for school to get out and for us to hit some new hot spots I have in mind for this year’s seniors and create some awesome images Haley and the other Class of 2015 seniors are going to LOVE! 

Come on summer!  We're waiting for you!

Tina


 
Friday, March 07, 2014
By Tina L. Scott
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I think there is a little part of me that believes if I live and breathe and talk about senior portraits, then this snow will MELT and spring will actually get here … that we will start SEEING robins in the yard and tulips and daffodils peeking out of receding snowbanks … and then finally we will have GREEN GRASS!  I’m sure you can relate, right? 

Oh, we Wisconsinites are tough cookies … we brave these subzero temperatures and windchills of 40 degrees below zero and all this snow.  But this year has been something ELSE!  We’ve broken winter records all over the place … becoming the coldest winter on record in more than 100 years, having the most below zero temps on record since the winter of 1916/1917, getting the most snow for a winter (December-January-February) on record with a total of 64.5 inches of snow (and it ain’t over yet!), and having an AVERAGE winter temperature of just 7.7 bone-chilling degrees (Celsius, so for you folks on the Metric method of measurement, that’s BELOW freezing.  Way below.).

So I don’t think any of you can blame me for dreaming … and I’ll bet I’m not alone in this … as visions of summer fill my senses (yes, I’m leaping straight from spring to summer because it’s bound to be a short spring this year anyway, right?).  I can almost FEEL the sun baking down on my back as I sit at my patio table outside watching Lily play on the grass … and SMELL fresh mowed grass from one neighbor mowing his yard co-mingled with the smell of something cooking on the grill for dinner … and SEE the beautiful vivid colors of grass and flowers in the yard … and HEAR the laughter of children playing in the neighborhood and the barking of our neighbor dogs as they come loping over for a pet and a sniff to see if there will be any treats from the grill for them … and TASTE the piece of buttery grilled chicken skin I just swiped from off the grill as it cooks and the glass of homemade wine in my hand.

Doesn’t it FEEL REAL to you, too?  So anyway … I’m gonna do it.  I’m going to focus on senior portraits and PLAN for warmer weather!  So stay tuned for some awesome posts introducing you to each of my senior models over the next few weeks … as we get ready to JUMP RIGHT INTO SUMMER!!!!

 

Tina


 
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! 

Tina

 

 

 


 
Thursday, February 27, 2014
By Tina L. Scott
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Looking outside right now it's hard to imagine spring and summer will ever get here!  Mounds of snow blanket every surface, the windchills continue to persist at nasty subzero temperatures, and the sunshine is little more than a deceptive tease of warm days to come.  But it's true.  Graduation at Merrill High School is exactly 13 weeks from tomorrow.  

So, despite the refusal of winter to give us a reprieve at present, we've got to be planning ahead.  That means it's time to order graduation photo announcements for the Class of 2014, graduation party announcements, extra wallet photos for exchanging with friends before they all scatter for the summer and then head off to college, and any other gift items or orders you've been procrastinating.

Before we can blink, the grass really will be green and ready for mowing, the mosquitos will be back and buzzing in our ears, and the Class of 2014 will officially be high school graduates!

I hate to rush the year along, but I really can't wait for this winter to give way to those warmer temperatures, can you?

Meanwhile, don't forget to get your orders in during this cold snap so we can all enjoy the budding flowers, warm breezes, and the sun on our shoulders when Mother Nature finally turns her thoughts to things of spring!  I can't wait to throw off these layers and head outdoors when the opportunity arises.

Until then, bundle up, cause it's cold out there!  Windchills are expected to get down to around -30 degrees Celcius again here tomorrow morning.

Tina

P.S. I can't wait to shed these wool socks for bare feet and flip flops!!!


 
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