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2022 Senior VIP Summer Kickoff

August 4, 2021

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Introducing my 2022 SENIOR VIPs!!!!! For the last four years I have had a senior spokesmodel team and this year I wanted to do something different but that still took the best parts of the spokesmodel program. It is so gratifying when you work SO hard on something and then see it come to fruition. This Senior VIP program is truly something I created all on my own and it’s already off to the absolute BEST start.

Every year my seniors tell me their most memorable part of working so closely with me is the relationships they make. Photoshoots are fun but I’m a big believe that photos are the most special when they’re connected to a memory that you love. So this year my Senior VIPs will have access to team events where the focus will be on building friendships that will last a lifetime and support them through this crazy season…and we’re going to have a lot of fun along the way!

For our summer kickoff, we started off at The River Room in downtown Wilmington, NC with a makeup class taught by THE Molly Ingraham, who is one of my favorite makeup artists. She walked the girls through a full look from foundation to lashes so now they can go into their senior year fully prepared for all of their major events! My favorite part about this class was everyone brought their makeup from home so they could create looks with the products they already owned –– then Molly filled in the gaps if they needed a product or wanted to try something new!

Once the girls had their looks ready to go (they looked amazing by the way!!!), we did some headshots in their team shirts (from College Hill). I went with a minimalistic vibe this year and honestly it may be my favorite yet! The summer florals from Brooke’s Fresh Flower Farm were the perfect pop of color! Plus we were inside the entire time so that meant always having air conditioning…PRAISE.

Huge shoutout to my biggest supporters, cheerleaders, and team that makes these events come together every single year –– my mom and best friends Kinsey, Casey, and Marien. Dune was a new addition this year and was a huge hit and did really well being around all of the girls!

The girls looked absolutely adorable and this was the best start to what is going to be an amazing senior year!

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