Beauty Headshots

Casey - Miss Forsyth County - Greensboro Headshot Photographer

One of my most favorite things about being a photographer is getting to meet so many new people.  Casey contacted me a few months ago about creating some beauty headshots that she can use when she competes in the Miss North Carolina pageant later this year.  I loved helping her create images that portray who she is.

I met up with Casey and her sweet Mama at the Paul J Ciener Botanical Gardens in Kernersville.  I love this location because there are SO many options for backdrops.  The grounds are stunning and the lighting is always perfection.  It's a little piece of pure beauty right in the midst of downtown.  If you're looking for a way to spend a peaceful hour or two one evening, I highly recommend taking a stroll around the gardens.

Best of luck, Casey!  I can't wait to see what happens this Fall.

 

Teens and Seniors Influencer Program - Greensboro Senior Photographer

 

Now that it is officially 2018, I am putting the finishing touches on my Teen and Senior Influencer Program (aka Senior Model Rep).  I know January seems a little early to be thinking about Senior pictures, but believe me summer comes quickly!  And I am already scheduling clients for the 2018-19 school year - hello 2019 Graduates. 

One of the things that has been on my heart regarding my rep program is to have a service project aspect.  Because of that, I am changing the title of the program to the Influencer program.  My main mission for my Teen and Senior photography business is to empower today's youth with confidence so they can go out and leave their mark on the world and be ambassador's for good. I feel that by providing them a way to serve their peers will instill a love for helping others and to be an influence for good.  

I also want to create a group of youth that will be role models for walking confidently in your own skin. I would love nothing more than to on board underclassmen who can work with me over the next couple years to change the face of beauty in their schools.  It is my ideal that these Influencers will be a mouthpiece to help others gain self confidence and know that they are awesome just the way God made them.

If this sounds like something you or someone you know would like to be a part of, simply fill out the application here: https://audraelkington.wufoo.com/forms/aep-senior-questionnaire/

I am aiming for 2-3 students from each of the local Triad NC high schools - Guilford County/Greensboro schools, High Point, and Winston-Salem schools.  I cannot wait to see the impact we can all make together!

 

Greensboro Senior Photographer ~ Distinguished Young Women - North Carolina

As long as I have been booking clients, I have had a deep desire to somehow get involved with a local organization in some capacity.  One of my core missions is to help build confidence in young girls and teens.  So, imagine my excitement when a new friend basically dropped an opportunity to combine both of those wishes in my lap.

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to spend a few hours taking head shots for the NC Distinguished Young Women program in Greensboro. 

"Distinguished Young Women is a unique program that combines the chance to win college scholarships with a program that offers Life Skills training to prepare young women for the world after high school. Each year we make over $1.5 billion dollars in scholarships available and it costs nothing to enter!" (distinguishedyw.org)

This program is 100% in line with my personal values and those I hope to see instilled in young women as they grow up.  If you are a high school junior or parent, I highly recommend looking into this amazing opportunity.  The girls I met all had a sparkle in their eyes, they were kind, fun to be around, and stunning!  I am so excited to be at the final event in January.

 

It was cold, windy and rainy, but all the girls obliged a group shot outside before getting started on the work weekend.

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Darian is the reigning North Carolina Distinguished Young Woman and will be passing along the torch in a couple months.

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