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Let’s Party – Graduation Party Planning

We are nearing graduation; have you started planning the party? Don’t look away if you don’t have a graduate, these ideas will help you with any party planning.

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Graduation coincides with wedding season, therefore if you plan to hire a caterer or order a cake this is the time to book those type of services. The time to order graduation announcements also falls around the eight week mark. Feel free to include information about your party in with the formal announcement.

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Fun stuff – time to order decorations, plan activities, and decide on games. Search local and online venders for the best deals. Ordering now with will allow out of stock items to arrive in time. Paper products should be scoped out, but wait to buy until you have a better idea of how many guests you expect. Seeing these fun party items laying around might just encourage your graduate to study hard.

6 WEEKS BEFORE

This week won’t cost you a dime, just time. This is the week to get your invitation list made and addresses gathered. Hand write or make a spreadsheet, but this task must be done.

4- 5 WEEKS BEFORE

Your guest list is made, so let’s get those announcements out in the mail. Addressing, stuffing, and sealing is great task to sit and complete with your graduate over good conversation in this busy world.

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This week is all about the food. Plan your meal or snacks and write a grocery list. Plan food that can be prepared ahead of time to lower the stress of the big day.

2 WEEKS BEFORE

Now take time to confirm all details – the caterer, cake, venue, entertainment; anyone your have booked for your party. Even if you have called on family members to do a task, double check and remind them. Now that you have an idea of who is coming, go ahead and purchase your paper products. Take time to make sure your graduate is doing ok, the last weeks can be overwhelming.

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Go grocery shopping! Also make any last minute purchases a few days before. Keep the days leading up to the party as free as possible. All DIY projects should be done this week, and not on the decorating day. Have decorating supplies on hand such as pins, command strips, tape, scissors, extension cords, glue gun, and ladder.

Check out this fun DIY decoration projects at Robb Restyle.

2 DAYS BEFORE

Prep any food you can ahead of time, and if you are hosting, tidy up. Decorate and set up chairs and tables. Check off as much as you can early to clear up your big day.

PARTY DAY

The work is done, now try to relax and enjoy. This is the hardest step for me, I stress out on party day. You need to enjoy the day, especially if its graduation we are talking about. Let people help so you can celebrate.

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WINNER WINNER WINNER!

As my social media followers know, I have been at the beach learning with 500+ of the nations most talented senior photographers. The entire event was amazing – crazy fun, mind blowing and motivational. But even better – I won one of the top prizes of the entire convention (I’ll tell you what in a minute), and 5 minutes ago I found out my best friend won an in studio workshop!! BEST TRIP EVER!

So what did I win? Well there is this “rock star” photographer blowing the nation away with her amazing style, branding and marketing. My friends and I wanted to meet her badly and take a selfie, but we were scared … day 1 – too chicken … day 2 – still afraid … finally after about 47 hours Tara just went up, and we were talking to her! Taking a selfie with her! And guess what – the nicest person ever. I felt like we were friends at the end. I’ll just skip over the part where we walked away and saw our “professional” iPhone picture was blurry, don’t worry we got another one because she’s awesome.  The photographer is Teri Fode from Northern California, and she was invited to speak to the group all day on Monday. She gave away a 2 hour mentoring session and marketing calendar – she pulled my name out of 512. I was so shocked, and I can’t wait to work with Teri.

I feel so blessed that God lead me to this group. I’m inspired and can’t wait to make sure every one of my 2018 seniors feel as beautiful and amazing as they are. If you are interest in booking your 2018 senior session follow this link to my website and lets talk. I will only book 35 seniors this summer so grab your spot today. My Website

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Brice, 2017 Senior | Center Ridge AR

I shared Brice’s video on Facebook, but here are his family’s favorite images from his session. Brice was our only male on our Senior Street Team, and he did great. He endured not one but two prom sessions and a lengthy senior session. All his cooperation was worth it. Take a look.

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Toni, Sacred Heart 2017 Senior| Morrilton, AR

Toni, our senior street team rep from Sacred Heart, was photographed at our outdoor studio this summer. Isn’t she beautiful! Thanks Toni, your images turned out awesome.

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Kayla, Senior 2017 | Wonderview High School

What a roller coaster of a summer this pretty girl had! She lets her faith shine in her positive attitude and uses her beautiful smile often. She was full of fun and laughs at her session, and you can see in the images what a ball we had. Give Kayla some love!

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Ashton Senior 2017 | Morrilton High School

I’ve been dying to show Ashton’s session. She totally skipped the in studio and took me to these lovely places. We had a blast taking these, she looked amazing and they turned out beautiful.

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Amber Senior 2017 | Central, AR Photographer

You have seen Amber here before, as she is one of our 2017 senior models. Her session took place on beautiful Petit Jean Mountain. Amber has a beautiful, sweet soul and quietly posed to turn each shot into magic! I just love her pictures and her and her sweet mom! Thank you for sharing your senior year.

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Madison Senior 2017| Morrilton, AR Photographer

My blog here looks like I disappeared but I really didn’t! I have just been super busy this summer with beautiful seniors like Madison. Of coarse every free minute has been spent enjoying summer with my kids.

Madison’s session was loads of fun, she is funny and gorgeous and easy to laugh with. I’m go happy she made me apart of her senior year.

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The Power of Contouring

This winter Brandi, owner of Merle Norman in Morrilton, and I teamed up to show how professional makeup and precise contouring can greatly impact your professional photographs. Take a look at our senior model Rebecca before and after Brandi did her makeover.

before and after video

To schedule a makeover with Merle Norman call 501-354-8092. To book your 2017 senior session call 501-354-7974.

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Studio Celebrates 10 years

We celebrated 10 years of business on Friday (March 4th) with a fashion show featuring Matilda Jane Clothing. The models for the fashion show included girls who had been photographed by Kimberly most of their lives. Among the models was Ella Fisher, age 10, the first newborn Kimberly ever photographed. Other models included Cora Ledbetter, Reese Tipton, Lilly Hill, Loralai McNabb, Adalyne Kitchens, Dylan Ramsey, Jewell Charton, Abby Charton, Maddix Johnson, Ava Caudell, Finlee Voss, and Carlie Garrett. These girls walked the runway wearing the 2016 Spring line Happy and Free provided by Matilda Jane Trunk Keeper Heather Ramsey. Makeup artists from Merle Norman were onsite to give the models a touch of fun, as well as hairstylists from Studio 114. Refreshments included springtime cupcakes from Piece-a-cake, punch, fruit, crackers, cheese and champagne. A lemonade stand was hosted by Layne McNabb, Layton McNabb, Levi Ledbetter and Zoey Davidson.

Our studio began business in St. Vincent in 2006 and moved to downtown Morriton in 2011. The boutique studio specializes in babies, children and high school seniors.

See more of the fun we had in our you tube video