Senior Spotlight: Brittany

This week we are pleased to announce that our Senior Spotlight is Brittany from Seminole High School! This awesome senior will be graduating with honors this year. She is a member of the National Honor Society, TV Production, Art Club, and on the soccer team. She also spends her time volunteering with Harvest International and countless Seminole High School community events. Brittany’s most challenging undertaking thus far has been balancing course work, her job, and college classes. “I have persevered by staying focused and working hard. It has really prepared me for the real world,” Brittany said. Upon graduating from high school, Brittany will attend college to study film and broadcasting. When asked if a photo is really worth a thousand words, Brittany said, “Yes! Sometimes it is hard to put feelings into words. A picture is the easiest way to express yourself!” Way to go, Brittany!!


Senior Spotlight: Raquel

This week we are excited to announce that our Senior Spotlight is Raquel from Edgewater High School. This awesome senior will be graduating with honors in the spring. She is a member of the Beta Club, the National Honor Society, Best Buddies, and she participates on the Lacrosse and Track teams. Upon graduating from high school, Raquel hopes to attend Howard University. She plans to study communications and journalism. “My ultimate goal is to be involved in the media!” said Raquel. When asked if a photo is truly worth a thousand words, Raquel told us, “Yes! They have the potential to leave you speechless!” Way to go, Raquel! Keep up the great work!


History Lesson: Leonard and Ruth in the 40’s

Although much of the forties felt the effects of World War II, the decade also experienced advancements in technology and the rise of popular film, music and literature. Some of you may not know this but St. Augustine was a major training post for the U.S Coast Guard. It was during this period that our founder, Leonard R. Tucker Sr., joined the Navy. He was stationed in Pensacola for training. (Soon after, their first child, Linda, was born!)


Leonard was a photographer for the Navy, mostly focusing on aerial shots where the cameras were mounted into the planes. While Leonard was in the Navy the Tuckers moved around a bit but the war ended before Leonard was ever sent overseas. It is likely that Leonard would have continued his job as a photographer if he had been sent overseas.


Once Leonard completed his time with the Navy, the Tucker family moved back to St. Augustine where they started photographing school children in 1947. At this time, they were part of the family business, also known as Tucker’s Studio. The studio was located on the famous St. George Street and the whole family lived above it; H.M Tucker and Mary in one half and Leonard, Ruth and Linda in the other. The family was extremely close. All meals were cooked and eaten together in their conjoined home. (It is important to remember that during this decade families were starting to recover from The Great Depression. Therefore, family bonds were highly coveted.)

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Leonard’s Team Participates in the Run Fur Our Lives Race

Last month, a team from Leonard’s s participated in an awesome charity race, Run Fur Our Lives. This was a race benefiting the Flagler Humane Society held at the Princess Place Preserve, a beautiful 1,500 acre preserve located in Flagler County. Participants could either run a four mile course or walk a two mile course with their dog. Leonard’s had a team of eight employees and nine dogs!

The Flagler Human Society offers many pet related services to the community. Their mission is to provide safe and loving homes to pets that do not have families of their own. Like many other Humane Societies, they have always relied heavily on donations. This charity race certainly helped them raise much needed funds. “It was a great day to get out with my dogs and enjoy the day at Princess Place. We had about fifteen people in our group from Leonard’s and I think that is fantastic! It’s nice to know you are supporting a local organization that relies solely on private donations.  It’s a great feeling that we can contribute to helping the animals that have, unfortunately, found their way to the shelter!” said Debora Brown, Leonard’s Bookkeeper.

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Leonard’s Style Report: Leather Makeover

What do you think of when someone mentions leather? We think of biker boots and leather jackets! This winter leather has undergone a complete makeover! Leather has been re-worked in some awesomely unexpected ways. Leather looks aren’t just rocker chic. Leather pieces are now more refined and even feminine. Some of our favorites include full skirts, shorts, tops, overalls, and dresses. Leather can now be worn in many ways!



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Love it or Leave it: Peter Pan Collars

Peter Pan collars have been seen all over the place! Designers like Carolina Herrera and Marni have spotlighted these glamorous neck adornments in their collections. A Peter Pan collar is a chic accessory that adds flare to any outfit. Don’t be fooled by the name. Peter Pan collars can be extremely sophisticated. Best paired with crew neck tops and dress, these pieces add just enough edge to spice your look up. We LOVE Peter Pan collars! What do you think? Will you be rockin’ these chic collars? Or should they be left in fantasyland?


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