Friday Fashion Debate: Flare Dresses

One word for this trend…ADORABLE! This week’s trend is a look I actually wore at my rehearsal dinner a week ago.

Flare dresses are ultra feminine and very flattering for a wide variety of body types. You can dress them up and go out on the town or wear them to work with a blazer or even dress them down and throw on ballet flats or sandals.

A great way to spice it up a bit is to add a statement necklace with a solid color flare dress or find a dress in a fun pattern!

This look is classic and I don’t think it truly was ever out of style but I loved seeing it as a trending look for 2016!


Senior Spotlight: Claire

St. Lucie West Centennial High senior, Claire, has started her career path long before graduating. She is graduating with honors but will also have her associates degree and a CLairecertification in child care which she received by participating in the early childhood program.

She isn’t stopping there though! Claire intends to use her child care experience along with a medical degree to work in pediatric oncology.

We asked Claire who an influential teacher in her life was and she told us, “My early childhood teacher has been my most influential. She has inspired me to aim for goals no matter how high and to always rise above in tough situations”.

Claire we applaud you in all you have accomplished! Good luck in everything you do!


Friday Fashion Debate: 3D Nails

This week we are veering off the “fashion” path a bit to discuss nails again. Last time we touched on this topic I was explaining how I see nail designs as a way to accessorize and express yourself. Don’t worry, I am not taking that back. However, I am starting to see some really crazy nails that I think may be going a tad too far.

I love a rhinestone here or there and a little bit of thick glitter but we are starting to see nails that are covered in huge stones and even 3D flowers or my least favorite, bubble nails! I am keeping this one short and sweet. Nails are a really fun way to accessorize but I think we should leave the extreme drama to statement necklaces and crazy  fabric patterns and bright colors.

Agree or disagree?


Senior Spotlight: Breanne

BreanneBreanne attends Harrison School of the Arts and is the track team captain! She is involved in multiple other activities like weightlifting & Spanish club. Breanne knows exactly what her plans are after grauddating this year. She is going to Davidson to study biology and plans to go into Orthodontics.

Outside of her school activities, Breanne has been on four mission trips which taught her to work well with others and try to collaborate ideas. She also worked at Chick-fil-a which helped her with communication and team building skills

When we asked her about her most challenging undertaking so far, she told us “My dad got cancer when I was little and I found y faith and grew stronger with him”.

We wish you the best Breanne!



Friday Fashion Debate: Match Sets

blogA big trend this summer is match set outfits. Confused on what that means? Well typically we see it in a matchingblog1 cropped top and shorts or maybe a cropped top and high waist skirt.

I do think this look is cute but I am not completely sold on it for myself. These styles barely show any skin but let’s face it, most women will tell you their stomach is their number one trouble area and aren’t quick to want to show it off. Although, I love the skirt version of this trend. Still haven’t bought it for myself or even tried it on but I do love the idea of it because of how feminine it is.

I flip between wearing black with my converse and a leather jacket to floral and ultra feminine. I guess I have two sides to my style personality. This look appeals to my more girly side.

In my opinion, there is also an age limit to this style. I don’t mean only teenagers and college girls should be wearing it. The style can be done age appropriately for a wide variety of ages but I do think there is a point that it becomes too “young” of a look. To save myself, I am going to avoid saying when I think that is. 🙂

Happy Friday fashion divas!!


Senior Spotlight: Teani Sharice Gomes

Winter Haven High School senior, Teani, knows exactly what she wants to do and has been preparing for that path while in High School. She is involved in the Medical Academy and wants to study Business Administrator after graduating so that she can run a hospital. Teani also got her EKG Certification and is on the track to getting an honor card for her GPA. image1

Being an extremely organized person myself, I  think it’s great that she mentioned to us that she uses a lot of sticky notes, note cards and highlighters while studying. She feels this is a unique quality she posses in relation to her studies.

Teani also has had unique challenges she has had to face. When asked what her most challenging undertaking has been, she told us “having Rheumatoid Arthritis, I persevere by not letting it define and and taking control of it”.

We wish you the best Teani! Enjoy the last months of your senior year!

Senior Spotlight: Mandy Jo

Mandy is a senior at Springstead High School. She helps tutor students and also has spent over 200 hours taking care of kids at her church. Her plans after graduating are to focus her degree on sign language and chemistry so that she can teach after college.Mandy Jo

Mandy has a big heart and gives a lot of her time to helping others. She feels that her experience working mission trips and retreats has helped her grow. Plus she helped a classmate go from failing with a 45 to passing with a 70

When asked who was an influential teacher in her life she told us, “my junior year chemistry teacher, Mrs. Scott. She helped me realize who I wanted to be in this world”.

You are sure to be an amazing teacher Mandy Jo! Good luck with everything you do!

2016 Graduating Seniors!

Leonard R. Tucker, Sr. Memorial Scholarship
2015-16 ApplicationScholarship

Leonard’s will award up to three $1000 scholarships to St. Johns County graduating seniors.

Please be sure that you meet the following criteria:
– Eligible to graduate June of 2016
– Full-time St. Johns County student
– Enrolled in one of the career academies or a member of the school’s yearbook staff
– Minimum grade point average of 3.0
– Enrolled full-time in a post-secondary, (after high school) degree program beginning
with the 2016 Fall Term

Applicant must also demonstrate The Six Pillars of Character :
– Trustworthiness
– Respect
– Responsibility
– Fairness
– Caring
– Citizenship

Preference will be given to those applicants who have an interest in digital media and design, communications, photography, or computer technology.

Procedures for Applying – Submit the following documents:
– Essay
– Completed scholarship application
– Two recommendation letters from academic teachers
– Current high school transcript or most recent report card
– Sample of digital media/design or photography, if applicable

Scholarship Amount
This is a one-time scholarship of $1000.

Application deadline: Friday, April 8th 2016
Late submissions will not be considered.



There is something about going from February to March that just feels exciting. Maybe it’s just me but I start thinking about beautiful weather and fresh flowers and all of the joys that come along with the Spring season.

For us here at Leonard’s, it is an exciting time as well. It is Spring Picture time which is always fun and we are gearing up for our Senior Season which is a thrilling time of year! This year Leonard’s is making several big overhauls throughout our studios and with our road setup which are sure to make your experience one of a kind. Expect to see new backdrops, better studio layouts, premium lighting styles and photographers who have gone through extensive hands on training.

Big things are happening at Leonard’s! We look forward to giving you all even more beautiful memories through the photographs we take. 🙂