Are you a 2019 Senior?? Kaci Layne Photography is NOW BOOKING for 2018-2019 school year. Are you looking for a Senior Portrait experience that is FUN,ALL ABOUT YOU, AND UNFORGETTABLE?? Then you have landed in the right spot. Kaci and her team of hair and makeup artist are here to assist you every step of the way to ensure you have the most memorable senior portrait experience.
I can’t believe the time is here. This will be my 3rd year doing a Senior Rep Team and I couldn’t be more excited. I find that with each year the team gets bigger and the girls and guys become more involved and I absolutely love capturing the most memorable year of their high school career.
So for some of you, you already know what the Senior Rep Team involves and have heard your friends talking about it. For those of you that don’t know, let me fill you in on one of the ultimate senior portrait experience of being a KLP REP.
First and foremost, each Senior is to fill out an application and have it sent in by the deadline. Myself and my committee go through all the applications and pick which senior will best represent Kaci Layne Photography for the 2018-2019 school year. During the year you are solely a #KLPsenior and are unable to be a Senior Rep or have your senior photos taken by any other photographer ( conflict of interest that we like to stay away from). We will have a Summer Shoot, a Fall Shoot and then your Senior Shoot during the Winter and finishing up in the spring. Hair and makeup is included for your Senior Session and you also get to pick out clothes from the KLP boutique if you wish. You will receive an 11×12 canvas photo of your choice and a small album of all the pictures taken throughout the year. You will also get an awesome Swag Bag full of goodies with incentives for you and your classmates, but the awesome part is the Meet and Greet where it all begins!
So what exactly do you have to do? All we ask is that you share your photos on social media and with your friends!! Pretty Simple right?
So as most of you know, if you follow me on Instagram, Last month I spent a week in Charleston,SC. Now, this wasn’t just your ordinary trip. This trip I gained new friendships, cried some tears, laughed a whole hell of a lot and ate way to much southern food, but you know what? I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Lately, I had been struggling with some things in my life. My heart just hasn’t been where it needs to be for a long time ( I wont go into detail as that’s for a later post) However, what I do want to share with you, is this amazing trip was with 20 other girls who share the passion. We LOVE our clients and what we do and want to serve them well and do everything in our power to succeed.
So the trip started on a Monday, where we entered this amazing mansion. Yes, I said MANSION. It was huge! Anything with 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms and 4 kitchens is huge to me, I don’t know about you? We waited until everyone arrived and then headed for a southern cooked meal at Poogans Porch ( if you ever get a chance to go, GO!) After Dinner we headed back to the house and sat around and talked for hours.
On Tuesday, We had breakfast from this little bakery across the street ( I am seriously going to open one of these up one day) The coffee was delish and their pastries were sooo yummy. Hope Taylor ( if you don’t know her you should) instructed us with some of her knowledge and then we headed to Folly Beach for some relaxation time and food at LOST DOG CAFE. I’m not so sure we relaxed though? You find a good spot to take pictures and YOU take hundreds. After the beach we all headed back to the house, oh I mean MANSION and got dressed for a night at Poogans Smokehouse, No not all restaurants start with Poogan, just so happens to be their sister location. After dinner we headed to this ice cream shop, where I had the best SORBET ever! I am pretty sure it was called Brambleberry ( so delish) this was at Jenni’s. We then headed back to the Mansion for some good laughs and cries too.
On Wednesday, we headed to downtown Charleston, to take pictures,shop,and explore the town. Rainbow Row, The Battery, and Queen Street were just some of my favorites. We enjoyed lunch at The Oyster House ( the chicken fingers were great) hint hint- no seafood for me! After lunch is where it begins….. The Magnolia Plantation a photographers DREAM! If you love Oak Trees and Spanish Moss, this is ALL YOU! Headshots and lots of pictures were happening. The night ended with Hope surprising us with a painting party, as Blaklymade says “OH NO” when she looked at my painting. Yah it was awful. She was amazing and her painting are BEAUTIFUL. That night was cut a little short for me, but I will tell you YL to the rescue ( I’ll post more on that later,too).
So, Thursday was our final day in the mansion, we packed our things and played a little Q+A while we waited to say our “See Ya Later Friends”, as I don’t like to say “GoodBye”. It was an emotional roller coaster leaving these ladies who we grew so close to in the last 3 days.
So in conclusion to my trip I want to share with you a couple things I learned.
#1 Never feel alone!
#2 Do not fear the unknown, go out and TRY IT!
#3 Get out of your Comfort Zone and Succeed!
#4 If you haven’t tried YL , get you some!
#5 Take a trip to Charleston, SC , It’s a beautiful city.
So when I originally started planning my 2018 Seniors Meet and Greet, I was seriously contemplating about just going to a Coffee shop and meeting for some coffee and Tea, but then it hit me. What would be even better ?? A party where I could hang out with each of them, take pictures and give them some awesome gifts, but it didn’t stop there.
After about 2 weeks of planning a Lily Pulitzer Inspired Meet and Greet was created. So why Lily? I LOVE BRIGHT and FUN Colors and this is exactly what I wanted this to be! Plus, it is almost summer time so it was PERFECT!
The girls arrived and received there SWAG BAGS with lots of goodies, their REP cards ( or as I like to call it their BIG CARDS inside joke, and a little note from yours truly telling them how excited I was to spend their senior year with them. The girls sat around and talked for a few while munching on some snacks while I talked about the year and our plans or as they posted their behind the scenes pictures to WIN Lily Pulitzer giveaways(so fun). We booked tentative dates for their upcoming year and then went outside for some fun shots.
I am seriously so excited for this year and all that’s in store for these girls.
Are you interested in having your Senior Portraits done by KLP?