I'm SO excited to introduce one of my Class of 2014 Senior Models!! Meet Jessica. She is super sweet and has such a beautiful smile and gorgeous eyes. We met at the Park University campus in Parkville; the area near the chapel was just perfect and we couldn't have prayed for better weather. This was our third attempt at setting a date for the session; the weather in Kansas City has been weird with cold, rain and even snow until this past week.
Jessica's mom and younger sister were in tow making her laugh. Jessica studies jazz & tap dancing...she popped into one of her dance moves during the shoot (see below). ;-)
Jessica, I'm so thankful to get the opportunity to work with you! You're a doll. xoxo
You're only a senior once! One of the best ways to capture this exciting time in your life is to do a senior portrait shoot. There is so much more to senior portraits than a boring, run-of-the-mill head shot for your yearbook. I'm talking about a shoot that's all about you -- your style and personality. I came across this handy chart below that explains the big differences between working with a boutique photographer (like me) and your standard yearbook picture photographer.
Don't forget! I'm looking for my team of 2014 Senior Models to represent my studio during your senior year. You can earn free pictures and other goodies. For more information and to apply, click here. There are a limited number of model spots available -- so apply early.
I am excited to announce that I am officially booking senior portrait
sessions for the Class of 2014! June, July & August sessions are
now open and will fill up quickly and I only take a limited number of
session each month.
Class of 2013 seniors...it's not too late to book your session! Your senior portrait experience should be something that lives within you forever. If you haven't done an on-location senior portrait session yet, I'd love to work with you.
Email me at email@example.com to book your session!
Attention girls of 2014! I am currently looking for an
amazing team of high school Juniors (class of 2014) to be official models for Denene Brox Photography! You must be
motivated, outgoing and actively-involved in your high school to be selected. You will also have to be committed to helping me spread the word about my
photography to your school and social media connections via Twitter,
Facebook, Instagram, etc.
Only a limited number of girls will be chosen. If selected, we
will design a Senior Model Editorial session, taking place this Spring/Summer. You'll head into your senior year with gorgeous photos after your model photo session that you can share with your friends online. Then, you can earn an additional goodies by referring your friends.
The images taken during your initial model session will be
used on several of my marketing pieces, in print and online. PLEASE NOTE:As
a Senior Model for Denene Brox, you may not represent, model or sign
with any other photography studio from May 15, 2013 – June 20th,
As a Senior Model for Denene Brox, you can earn some awesome rewards,
including a free portrait session, my hottest digital products (including a "Lookbook" digital magazine starring YOU!), as well as some
other perks. What you earn is based on your referral performance.
One of my big goals this year was to go back to New York City. I decided to go on my birthday weekend earlier this month and had a great time eating, site-seeing and, well, eating. My friend, Amy, decided to join me on the trip during the early planning stages, so I didn't have to go alone. Here are a few pictures from our four-days in the Big Apple!
New York is my favorite city (Paris is a close second). I just love how I feel when I'm walking around and getting lost in a sea of people.
We stayed on the Upper West Side (at The Excelsior Hotel), just a few steps from the Natural History Museum and Central Park (and a subway stop). In
all the times I've been to New York, I haven't spent much time in
Central Park. I was happy this time around to get to spend a few hours
walking through the park and people watching.
One night we did the night tour on a double decker bus. It was freezing cold, but the views of Manhattan from Brooklyn were worth it.
We ate SO much good food. Here's a run-down of some of the restaurants we tried. Brunch on Saturday at Isabella's on the Upper West Side. I had the breakfast burrito and was surprised that it came with fries.
Sunday brunch at Sara Beth's, also on the Upper West Side. There was a line of people waiting for tables, so I knew it had to be good. And it didn't disappoint. I had buttermilk pancakes with fresh fruit.
On my birthday we did a walking food tour around Greenwich Village through a company called Foods of New York Tours. I LOVE this neighborhood. It really does feel like a village in the big city. We visited seven spots on the tour: Murray's Cheese Shop (for cheeses, of course), Faicco's Italian Specialties (for a giant, delicious meatball), Milk & Cookies (for a to-die-for chocolate chip cookie), Rocco's (for canolli -- pictured below), Joe's Pizza (for New York-style cheese pizza, described as a Greenwich Village institution), O&CO (for olive oil on fresh bread from the yummy bakery across the street - Amy's Bread), and another Italian restaurant that I can't remember the name of for eggplant manicotti.
The tour was awesome. It was so much more than just food tastings. Our guide told us stories and gave us history on some of the buildings in Greenwich Village. He was so passionate about food and New York.
Rocco's had THE best cannoli I've ever tasted. Every cannoli I've had before was much too sweet. This one was perfectly sweet. Highly recommend.
Sweet treats at Rocco's.
There was much more food to be had at Butter, Bill's Bar & Burgers and 44 SW Ristorante. The dinner at Butter was extra special because I met up with fellow blogger, Darlene, who I connected with just last month at BlissDom. She lives in the area and took the train into New York to meet us. It was a great treat to see her again!
I always see a Broadway play when I'm in New York and this trip was no exception. We decided to see Rock of Ages and it was incredible. I'm a huge 80s fanatic so I loved all of the music.
If it weren't for all of the walking you do in a city like New York, I might be more concerned with the amount of food I ate. But it was the best birthday present I've ever had! The only thing that would have made this trip better was if we had gotten tickets to see the Wendy Williams Show (also on my list for this year). We tried for tickets well in advance, but no luck. Oh well, there's always next year (hint, hint).