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.
Just wait for it….
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?
Dates are filling up fast.
I am so thrilled you are considering Kaci Layne Photography to be your exclusive photographer for your Senior year. I promise you won’t regret it. The KLP experience is one of a kind, fun, memorable and all about YOU!
So this is how it works….
There is an application process to complete and then the KLP committee chooses the best fit to represent the 2017-2018 year.
After all reps are chosen you will be required to meet Kaci for some Headshots on a specific date (no worries, we work around your schedule).
During the summer we will hold an EVENT for all Senior Reps to meet. Your parents are invited as well and we will go over contracts, monies and dates for your personal session. You’ll receive lots of goodies as well, including your personalized Rep Cards.
After the event, you will be invited into the KLP senior FB group, where we will talk throughout the year, pick dates for photo sessions, discuss events we may attend, etc.
By the end of your senior year you will have received at least 3 photo sessions, 100+ edited pictures on an online gallery for your viewing and printing pleasure, a mini photo book of all pictures, an 11×14 canvas of your choice, multiple 4×6 prints and a senior swag bag with lots of goodies.
For the young ladies- you will receive 1 complimentary hair and makeup session for your personal photo session and access to local boutiques.
All will receive a Facebook/Instagram feature for your parents to show off your beautiful faces.
So what’s all this cost you may ask??
Investment: KLP SENIOR REP $450.00
THE KLP SENIOR EXPERIENCE is something you definitely want to be apart of.
If this is something that interests you, head on over to the application process and let’s get to know more about you.
What a beautiful day for a wedding! Drew and Lyz’s wedding was absolutely gorgeous. The reception hall was stunning, like walking into a fairytale. The golds and pink really accented each other and the candle lights just made it that much better. Congratulations Drew and Lyz; I wish you both nothing but love and happiness 🙂
Hannah’s Senior Session was taken in downtown Punta Gorda!! It was a beautiful day, cool with lots of sunshine. Hannah was glammed up with the amazing team of hair and makeup artist Glam Artistry. We walked around the downtown strip and found some hidden spots to make sure we brought out the best in every picture. Hannah’s personality shows in each one. It couldn’t have been a more perfect session.