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Hamilton High School Class of 2020, Upcoming Senior Amelia (Mia) Turner

I would like to introduce you to our final upcoming senior for our 12 Days to 12th Grade Promotion, Amelia (Mia) Turner. Mia is an upcoming senior at Hamilton High School.

Mia Turner Hamilton High School Class of 2020 Senior Portraits Remember When Portraits Cincinnati Ohio

 

Mia loves horseback riding, loves taking photographs of nature and still life, and doing make up. Mia loves spending time with her mom and poodle, Harper, taking Harper to the dog park. “I love watching scary movies with friends and eating food. Even though I don’t look it, I can eat more than my dad! Especially steak!” 

Mia Turner Hamilton High School Senior Photos Hamilton, Ohio Remember When Portraits

 

Mia has big plans and dreams for college and beyond for her life. “After I graduate I really hope to go to Berea College in Kentucky. I want to study in nursing and psychology.” After college she wants to work as a psychiatric nurse that works inpatient with teens that are going through depression, anxiety or trauma.

Mia Turner Cincinnati Ohio Senior Pictures Remember When Portraits

 

When asked where she sees herself in 5 years, Mia shares that she will still be a college student but independent. She knows it won’t be easy, but the good days will make the tough days of college worth it. 

 Although Mia is excited to spread her wings, she will miss all the amazing people she has met throughout the years in high school. She has had the influence of amazing teachers that have helped to mold her into being the best she can while pushing her towards her goals.

Mia Turner Hamilton High School Class of 2020 Cincinnati Ohio Remember When Portraits

 

After college Mia has plenty of dreams. “Since I want to be a psychiatric nurse, my one true accomplishment would be to know that I saved someone’s life and turned their life around. I’d love to someday live in an old house with no debt to my name. I want to go to Italy with my dad, because he was stationed there while he was in the navy and lived there for 4 years.”

Mia Turner Class of 2020 Senior Photos Cincinnati Ohio Hamilton High School Remember When Portraits

 

Mia is looking forward to all the college tours this upcoming year. She also is excited for the opportunity to make her senior year her best year yet. “I’ve had a couple hard years in the past but I have made it through the storm and I am so thankful for everyone that has stood by my side. I love the self-confidence I have and the love I have for life. You have to live everyday as if there is no tomorrow. So I make sure to tell everyone I love them and that I do what makes ME happy.”

Mia Turner Class of 2020 Senior Pictures Remember When Portraits Hamilton High School Cincinnati Ohio

 

Mia, we wish you the absolute best and hope all of your dreams become your reality. The sky is the limit! Make this year your best yet!

 Do you know a great Cincinnati high school student? If so, share this blog post with them! We are doing a gift card giveaway with over $200 in gift card prizes. ALL high school students can enter to win! To enter to win, click here. Good luck!

Archbishop Moeller High School Class of 2020, Upcoming Senior Kyle Smith

Our next upcoming Senior is Kyle Smith. Kyle attends Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. Kyle came to his session wearing clothes that truly represent his inner spirit. I had a blast working with Kyle!

Kyle Smith Moeller High School Cincinnati Ohio Remember When Portraits Senior Photos

 

Kyle is very active at Moeller. He is on the bowling team, a member of the concert band, the marching band and jazz band. He also is a part of the Cincinnati Tradition Drum and Bugle Corps. 

 “I am really excited to be a leader for the school next year,” Kyle shares. “I am part of several leadership teams at Moeller and I hope to lead well.”

Kyle Smith Class of 2020 Archbishop Moeller High School Montgomery, Ohio Remember When Portraits

 

If Kyle wasn’t busy enough he also likes to fly R/C airplanes and really enjoys rollercoaster rides. When asked what he would miss most from high school once he graduates high school, Kyle said that he will definitely miss being in the band program at Moeller. 

Senior Portraits Cincinnati Ohio Big Moe Kyle Smith Remember When Portraits

 

Kyle plans to attend college to study architecture. In the next 5 years he sees himself working on his masters degree, helping out local marching bands/drum corps and bowling competitively.  

Kyle Smith Cincinnati Ohio Moeller High School Senior Photos Remember When Portraits

 

Kyle has already started a bucket list of things he wants to accomplish after school is done. “I would like to make it onto a world class DCI drum and bugle corps. I would like to design my own roller coaster and I’d like to try and make it onto the PBA tour.”

Kyle Smith Archbishop Moeller High School Montgomery Ohio Remember When Portraits Class of 2020 Senior Pictures

 

Kyle, you have fantastic dreams and ambitions. You have already proven you are more than capable of obtaining anything you set your mind to. Keep up the hard work and dedication to your dreams. We wish you the best in your last year of high school and beyond!

 

 Do you know a great Cincinnati high school student? If so, share this blog post with them! We are doing a gift card giveaway with over $200 in gift card prizes. ALL high school students can enter to win! To enter to win, click here. Good luck!

Mount Notre Dame High School Class of 2020, Upcoming Senior Thu Gibson

Our next upcoming Senior is Thu Gibson. Thu attends Mount Notre Dame High School in Reading, Ohio. I had a great time working with Thu who was so happy and smiling the entire session. When asked to give more serious looks, she couldn’t help but to smile because that is her personality.

Thu Gibson MND Senior Cincinnati Ohio Remember When Portraits

 

Thu enjoys playing ultimate Frisbee, band and color guard. She is one of the captains of the Moeller/MND Marching Band Color Guard. Thu can play 4 instruments: oboe, clarinet, ukulele and piano. 

Thu Gibson Mount Notre Dame High School Class of 2020 Cincinnati Ohio Remember When Portraits

 

Thu’s favorite season is the fall and she admits she has an obsession with Crocs (the shoes).

Thu Gibson Mount Notre Dame High School Reading, Ohio Remember When Portraits Senior Photographer

 

“I can’t wait to decide where I will be going to college during my senior year of high school,” Thu shares. “However, I will miss seeing my friends everyday once I graduate.”

Thu Gibson MND High School Archdiocese of Cincinnati Remember When Portraits Senior Photos

 

Thu plans to major in Physics and go into the Navy after graduating college.  She also wants to travel around the world. Thu wants to be fluent in at least one language spoken on every continent. She also wants to hold a koala bear at some point in her travels.

Thu Gibson Mount Notre Dame High School Cincinnati, Ohio Senior Photos Remember When Portraits

 

Thu, I have no doubt you will go very far in life! Enjoy this last year of high school and savor every moment!

 

 

Do you know a great Cincinnati high school student? If so, share this blog post with them! We are doing a gift card giveaway with over $200 in gift card prizes. ALL high school students can enter to win! To enter to win, click here. Good luck!

Little Miami High School Class of 2020, Upcoming Senior Ryan Highfield

Our next upcoming senior during 12 Days to 12 Grade is Ryan Highfield. Ryan attends Little Miami High School. I had a lot of fun photographing Ryan as he was full of smiles and personality during our session. I have to give him props for wearing a suit and tie on one of the first warm days of the spring!

Ryan Highfield Little Miami High School Class of 2020 Remember When Portraits Cincinnati Ohio

 Ryan plays basketball and works as an umpire. He is a member of the Student Athlete Leadership Team (SALT). He is also the current Junior Class President.

Ryan Highfield Little Miami High School Senior Photos Remember When Portraits Maineville, Ohio

 Ryan is looking forward to his upcoming senior year. “I am looking forward to going to sporting events and playing my senior year of basketball.” Ryan also shares that once he graduates he will miss his community and his weekend trips to Putters. 

Senior Photography Ryan Highfield Little Miami High School Remember When Portraits

 “I hope to get a job working with business statistics or Data Science,” Ryan shares as he speaks about his plans after he graduates from Little Miami. Ironically when he was growing up he wanted to be a chef. Maybe once Ryan is living on his own after college he will be able to master his cooking skills and vicariously live as a chef in his own apartment’s kitchen!

Remember When Portraits Senior Photographer Cincinnati Ohio Ryan Highfield Class of 2020

 Ryan has many goals for his career and life in the future, both short term and long term. He does plan to keep some fun things on his list as well. Ryan has a goal of seeing all 50 states, skydiving and white water rafting once he is in the “happily ever after” portion of his adulthood. 

Ryan Highfield, Class of 202, Little Miami High School, Remember When Portraits Cincinnati Senior Photographer

 Ryan, there is no doubt you will go far and be successful in whatever you choose to do. Little Miami High School Class of 2020 is lucky to have you as a part of their student body. Good luck in your last year of high school and in the years to come!

 Are you an upcoming senior or a high school student in the Greater Cincinnati area? If so, make sure to sign up for our 12 Days to 12th Grade promotion where you can enter to win over $200 in gift cards!

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12 Days to 12th Grade Promotion - CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Today is the beginning of our 12 Days to 12th Grade Promotion!!!

Remember When Portraits Cincinnati High School Senior Portrait Photographer Giveaway

 

Over the next 12 days we will be introducing you to 6 upcoming local High School Seniors and giving you the chance to enter into our giveaway with over $200 in gift cards – just for greater Cincinnati high school students!

 

Also during the next 12 days we will be giving upcoming High School Seniors the opportunity to schedule their Senior Portrait Session with Remember When Portraits with an early bird special. Receive 50% off your session fee PLUS 10% off the products you select. This special is only available during the promotional time period!

Remember When Portraits Gift Card Giveaway for Local High School Students

 

If you are a High School Student and are ready to enter our giveaway, here is the giveaway information page. 12 Days to 12th Grade Promotion Page Good luck!

Cincinnati Cake Smashes - Unicorns

Remember When Portraits is so excited to share one of our 2019 goals with you. Our goal is to bring you 10 themed cake smashes that we have never done before to show you what we are capable of doing. We plan to be doing model calls throughout the year looking for 11-13 month olds, boy and girls, when we are ready for that next set up. You can find our model calls on our community group on Facebook under Remember When Portraits.

I have to tell you though, I have a love/love more relationship with cake smashes. By far these are my FAVORITE sessions when little ones are involved. You get to see and document them enjoying the glory of all calories at an age where they are learning about everything. You get to see them enjoy or dislike immensely the texture, taste, smell and look of the food product put in front of them. They get to take in the sights, get messy and enjoy foods they have mostly been told they aren’t allowed to partake in. It is kind of glorious and special to be the photographer to share this moment with these little ones and their parents.

On the love more side, you have to know how much preparation can go into these sessions. Our studio coordinates the ordering of the cake, including discussing design and color. Color is actually really important to get right as if the cake doesn’t match the outfit or the backdrop this creates a LOT of work in photoshop for us. We are talking it could be hours of time we simply won’t get back because we didn’t communicate the design from the get go. Planning all these little details and allowing our creative juices to flow is what I love most.

We spend at minimum an hour prior to your arrival decorating the set. This includes any items needing to be shopped for like fresh veggies and bread for our spaghetti smash, wrapping of presents or decorating boxes to fit that Mario Bros. theme behind your child or creating snowflakes and white paper garland for that Buddy the Elf set up, and even making the balloon garland by hand. We also work with our clients to select and order your child’s costume or outfit for the shoot. We make sure we hit the budget and get everything delivered or picked up on time. It all takes time and time is valuable. That is why we offer 2 different cake smash packages: one that is simple that we can whip up the hour before you arrive or the turn key session where we do it all for you, spending hours coordinating, designing and planning every last detail where the only thing you have to do is show up with a well rested little one!

If you are interested in scheduling a cake smash or food smash session for your little one, contact us at april@rememberwhenportraits.com and let us know what you had in mind! Here is one we did last week. We partnered with Stephanie’s Cupcake Company in Maineville, Ohio for the gorgeous unicorn cake that our little model tore into with ease. I mean can you blame her?

Smiling is My Favorite!

This time of year many of my friends break out their favorite Christmas movies in anticipation of Christmas. Some do the movie countdown on TV and others pull out the DVD’s. To be honest, I am not a big TV or movie watcher, but at Christmas time I LOVE watching Charlie Brown’s Christmas.

Buddy the Elf Breakfast Photo Session Remember When Portraits

Last year I finally relented due to my kids non-stop requests and digitally purchased the movie Elf. Move over Charlie Brown because there now competition for the top spot on the favorite list! To enjoy this new favorite Christmas movie I decided to have some fun with the theme for all of you to enjoy with me!

Buddy the Elf Photo Shoot Remember When Portraits

The quotes from the movie Elf are ENDLESS and the details of Christmas flow throughout each scene. From the garland made of white paper to the Christmas carols all the way down to the food choices - they all scream Merry Christmas to me in a silly style I just love.

Adding Chocolate Syrup Buddy the Elf Breakfast Remember When Portraits Cincinnati

Some of my favorite quotes fringe this movie include “You sit on a throne of lies!”, “I just like to smile, smiling’s my favorite.” and “He must be a South Pole Elf.”

Buddy the Elf Photo Session at Remember When Portraits in Maineville Ohio

My favorite scenes are when Buddy sings in the bathroom, decorates Gimbels overnight, takes out the kids in the snowball fight and then makes his famous breakfast. My family loves to remind some of these to belly laugh a few times every time we watch it!

Evie the Elf, Buddy the Elf Breakfast Remember When Portraits
Sprinkles on Buddy the Elf Breakfast Maineville Ohio

Based on Buddy’s breakfast this year I decided to allow his crazy creation to be the inspiration of a fun shoot at the studio. Armed with everything from the elf costume down to the sprinkles on the bed of noodles, we tried to capture the spirit of Christmas - all the fun and anticipation that it brings - in photographs.

Buddy the Elf Breakfast Remember When Portraits Cincinnati Ohio

Thank you to our little elf model, Evie, for being a good sport! If you would like to schedule a fun, themed cake or food smash with our studio, please contact us at april@rememberwhenportraits.com. We are open to all ideas! No age limit on fun either!

Buddy the Elf Photoshoot Breakfast at Remember When Portraits


No Shave November

Welcome to No-Shave November! The month where the weather grows cold, we all bundle up more and the razor meeting the skin gets postponed for a while. But why? What is so special about November? Is it to keep us warmer and protected on those cold, blistering days? Or is it to accept the challenge of bringing awareness to cancer? Let’s learn more.

Ryan Stout Letters & Grain Remember When Portraits No-Shave November

“The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free. Donate the money you typically spend on shaving and grooming to educate about cancer prevention, save lives and aid those fighting the battle.” - Quote from the No-Shave.org website.

Matt Davenport Maineville Music Academy No Shave November Remember When Portraits

The No-Shave November non-profit started in Chicago in 2009 by the children of Matthew Hill after he passed away from colon cancer. The No-Shave November organization has raised over $2 million to date through donations and by selling bracelets and t-shirts online. One of the differences between Movenber, which was started in the UK, and No-Shave November is that women can participate in the No-Shave November movement as can beards. It isn’t only for the mustache wearers of the world!

No Shave November Remember When Portraits

To join in on the No-Shave fundraising, check out www.no-shave.org and sign up today.