Share the Love

 

This year Senior Style Guide and 12 industry leaders came together to participate in the Share The Love Project.  I nicknamed these women “The Power of 12” because none of this would have been possible without them.  So I want to publicly thank them here:  Amanda Holloway, Kalyn Yeager, Susie Moore, Latasha Haynes, Brooke Daniels, Christina Ramirez, Stephanie Pana, Devon Jones, Stephane Newbold, Nicole Cook, Jen Bertrand and Chelsea Atkins.  Thank you does not seem like enough.  Your hearts continually amaze me.

The mission was to send “love letters” and more to three senior photographers.  I had each of the ladies mail everything to me and then I boxed the packages up to be shipped.  The waiting about killed all of us!  We wanted to put a smile on someone’s face as they received a box of love from all of us.

As the boxes arrived, videos and photos started appearing online of the recipients.  Seeing there faces and their excitement as they opened their boxes moved us to tears.  But we did not stop there!  We rolled out Phase II on February 20th.  50 lucky photographers received love from these industry leaders as they continued to pay it forward.  The response has been beyond comprehension with more photographers wanting to Share The Love.  I cannot thank these ladies enough.  They have proven that Love is empowering.  Love can be the one thing that keeps a person going in this industry. But most importantly, Love is the glue that holds us all together.

We would love to have you be a part of this movement.  There are many ways to participate, you can post an anonymous love note Senior Style Guides’ affirmations wall.  Think of how uplifting this can be for someone!  A simple note of kindness can make a persons day.  If you would like to participate further, I encourage you to contact me via email at info@seniorstyleguide.com

I still cannot believe the power of the ladies involved and their willingness to inspire good in this industry.  Love can be the greatest gift of all.

xoxo,

Vickie

Show Another Photographer Some Love

PhotographerLove Letters
Stephanie NewboldStephanie is one the biggest cheerleaders in this industry. Her uplifting and inviting spirit makes me proud to know her and call her friend.
Devon JonesOMG her infectious smile and spirit lights up the social media world. Love this photographer!
Amanda HollowayNot only is she a industry leader but she will go down in the books as a senior photography legend. Her giving spirit and willingness to help others is what continues to make her stand out.
Brooke DanielsBrooke is a true friend to all of us in this industry. Not only does she continually raise the bar with her styled sessions, but she also is there for photographers of all skill levels. To know her is to love her.
Jen BertrandFrom the amazing images she creates to the ability to reach out and give advice, Jen is definitely someone to follow in this industry.
Stephanie PanaLove your work, your style and your heart! You are at the forefront of this industry because you are you in every interaction you have with people (and of course your work is stellar)!
Kalyn YeagerYour style blows me away every time. I sometimes have to go check your wall to make sure I did not miss one amazing image from you. Keep being who you are and uplifting this industry!
Chelsea AtkinsI am in love love love with your work but omg your studio work is blowing minds. Thank you for being the inspiration you are to this industry.
Nicole CookYou have consistently been one to watch. Your images, posing, editing the list could go on and on. But most importantly it is you and your grace that make you such a joy in this industry.
Latasha HaynesYou light up a room. People cannot help but smile when you are around. Embrace the gifts you have because the world can benefit from you. I have love love loved watching your work in my feed these last couple of years.
Susie MooreThank you for being such a positive ray of light in our industry. I am so glad to have found you, not only so I could stalk you and your images, but also to have the pleasure of calling you friend.
Christina RamirezOne phone call was all it took and I was hooked! I instantly fell in love with you and knew great things were coming your way soon! I love watching your work in my feeds and seeing all your dreams come true. Thank you for being such a great friend.
Megan BryantYou are an amazing photographer! I love watching you grow in this industry. I cannot thank you enough for all you do for us photographers.
Jessica VanDerMarkJessica is the epitome of southern hospitality, plus her images are stunning. I loved how she is willing to pass on her knowledge of photography to others.
Stephanie NewboldNot only does she have mad talent, but she has the biggest heart on the planet! She is the most thoughtful, loyal and sweet person you will ever meet <3
Kody HajdaYour genuine love and affection for your seniors shines through in your work! You are one of the hardest working, kindest people I know. Love you!
Tiffany GarciaTiffany, you are one of the most amazing, sweet, and encouraging photographer's that I know! Thank you for all of the ways that you encourage others, and radiate happiness and love! <3 Your work is amazing, and YOU are amazing!!
Suzanne Mellott PhotographySuzanne is the perfect example of letting your personal self be apparent in your business. And her personal self is beautiful! She has a giving heart and is always up for a good cause. She has been there to send words of encouragement right when I needed them most. And, her work is stunning!
Jeremy and Vickie Black PhotographyVickie is changing the senior photography community. She is adding love, acceptance and making it a warm community of friends. I love it!
Jen BertrandAmazing talent, perfect personality, such an inspiration. Keep doing what you're doing!
True MouaI'm inspired by you daily, you always try to raise the bar that you continuously set for yourself and it's so obvious that creativity burns deep inside of you. I love who you are as a photographer, a mother and as a true friend. Keep rockin' it!
True MouaI'm inspired by you daily, you always try to raise the bar that you continuously set for yourself and it's so obvious that creativity burns deep inside of you. I love who you are as a photographer, a mother and as a true friend. Keep rockin' it!
Vickie BlackI have no idea when or if you sleep, but your hard work and dedication into SSG is so inspirational and truly appreciated. We are all connected through this incredible space you've created. You push us to think beyond our limits because you constantly PUSH beyond yours. Keep it up, we are behind you always.
Latasha Haynes Thank you for your kind spirit and for the class you bring to this community!
Janice FreelandYou are a very giving person-always willing to share information with others unselfishly. Wishing you much success in the future!
Amanda HollowayTo say you've faced adversity in this industry is an understatement. However, through all of the slander and libel thrown your way, you always come out on top, with dignity, grace and a creative fire. It would be easy to dish back what's thrown your way, but you rise above and I'm so PROUD of you for that! Continue to do what you do, woman, becasue you're feeaking amazing.
Tara RochelleNot only does your work consistently blow my socks off, you are one of the wittiest, funniest, and most caring women I know. Your work is fresh, fun, and unique, and I am always excited when one of your sessions comes up in my social media feed. I am inspired by you daily. <3
Stephanie NewboldYou're the first Senior Photographer I ever followed and I am absolutely in love with your work and everything you do. On top of that, you have one of the kindest hearts and I'm so, so honored to have met you and call you friend. You're amazing and I'm so excited for everything coming up for you this year!
Vickie BlackSuch a blessing to this industry. I just love your heart!
Katie MyrickYou have inspired a movement! Not only are you chasing your dream as a photographer, but you are paving new paths to inspire us Mommies to get in front of the camera too. Love seeing what you are up to! <3
Katie MyrickYou have inspired a movement! Not only are you chasing your dream as a photographer, but you are paving new paths to inspire us Mommies to get in front of the camera too. Love seeing what you are up to! <3
VickieThank you for caring about the concerns of others and taking the considerations of others seriously!
Heather OwensYou are not only an amazing photographer, but a great person!! Your work is beyond inspirational and amazing! I love your style and look up to you!!
Vickie BlackThank you for being a light in this industry! Family first, work second and I've always admired you for your values and your talent in building such a strong community!!
Vickie BlackThank you for being a light in this industry! Family first, work second and I've always admired you for your values and your talent in building such a strong community!!
Laura Matthews & Hollie DysonYou've shown me what it's like to have true friends in this industry and beyond. I'm inspired, pushed, entertained, and comforted by you both. Thank you so much! I love you!
Trina WeingartI love Trina's work, bringing fine art together with a modern edge...her work is stunning.
Amy LewisAmy is a fantastic photographer in my area who has REALLY grown in just a couple years. Her desire to learn and perfect is wonderful to watch and I can't wait to see what she does in this industry!!
Tara Jean Ward MesynMere words cannot express what an amazing human being you are! I love your work and your weekly article for SSG truly shows how much you love this industry, but also how much you love your seniors. You have one of the biggest hearts that I have ever come across in my lifetime and I am so honored to know you and call you my friend. Keep motivating and inspiring because I can't wait to see what the future holds for you!
Christina RamirezGod truly blessed me this past year by bringing you into my life! I love love love your work! However, you are an even more amazing person! You have a heart of gold and you inspire me in so many ways! You continue to be one of the most positive souls that I have ever come across! I truly cherish you and our friendship! Much love!
Rachel BrenkeI feel like I have gotten know you well over the past couple of years. You are so inspiring. I don't know how you do it, but you balance home and work life beautifully. You have always been so well poised and willing to help any photographer who is willing to learn and work hard. It is photographers like you that make this industry special, and make me proud to be a part of it! I am so glad to call you a friend and a mentor!!
Rachel BrenkeI feel like I have gotten know you well over the past couple of years. You are so inspiring. I don't know how you do it, but you balance home and work life beautifully. You have always been so well poised and willing to help any photographer who is willing to learn and work hard. It is photographers like you that make this industry special, and make me proud to be a part of it! I am so glad to call you a friend and a mentor!!
Amanda HollowayI LOVE YOUR FACE!! You are seriously an amazing mentor. I feel so proud to know you and to have learned from you. I have been to quite a few workshops, but you took your workshop a step beyond just the weekend learning. You look out for your alumni and truly care about us and our businesses. I love your honesty and tenacity. I am so amazed by your work, but your drive to change the beauty standards within the industry is so inspiring. Keep up the good work, lady!!
Anne MoshierYou are such a smart and inspiring lady!! I feel so blessed to have gotten to know you in a short time. You have the drive and confidence that is very inspiring!
Vickie BlackYou are so sweet! It is obvious that you work hard and have a big heart! I LOVE this project, and feel like it is such a breath of fresh air. We, as photographers, should raise each other up rather than tear each other down. Thank you so much!
Kelly CowiesonYour work is so unique and different. I have watched you over the past few years, and you have definitely grown. It is obvious that you care for your girls and treat them all like princesses! I just love seeing your work in my feed!
Leslie Kerrigan, Courtney DeLaura & Brittney KluseBetween the three of you I have now attended 4 Senior Portrait Workshop (Charleston, Luxe Vegas 2014, Nashville, Luxe Vegas 2015) and it was because of you 3 fantabulous ladies that I fell in love with Senior Photography. I love the fact you girls give your hearts and souls to this industry and teach others so passionately without expecting anything in return. You have helped so many photographers find: their passion for High School Seniors, their editing style, taught them about getting it right in camera, helped them understand how to create the Ultimate Experience, and provided the most spectacular styled shoots that I have yet to see replicated. I am so honored to know you ladies and floored to have had my daughter model for you two times now. You women are selfless, hardworking not to mention undeniably adorable fashion icons. I look forward to learning from you in the near future and to continue growing our new found friendship even more. XOXO
Vickie BlackI'm pretty sure you must have a few clones, otherwise, I'm not sure how you do it all. Thank you for being there to lift us up and see our talents amid everything else you've got going.
Tiffany GarciaTiffany! Yes, you have an amazing talent but what a cheerleader and support you are for the senior photographer community! It started on Instagram and now chats! You are an inspiration to so many of us! Keep on being you and continue what you do so well!
Latasha HaynesThank you for being the hands and feet, helping turn the wheels toward our success. You're so humble, yet so passionate about community and love among photographers, and that propels us to want to GET ON YOUR LEVEL!!!! You're the bees knees 🙂
Amanda HollowayYou're smart and strong, and always ahead of the curve. You might even BE the curve. Thank you for giving everyone something to strive towards and for always setting and RAISING the bar, and pushing everyone to try to make, reach, and surpass their own goals! You're also funny and caring and honest and a great mom...a real, good person.
Araebia (Rai) CoxOMG, this was the best gift in the world. I can't believe there are people not only in this industry but in this world that still have a heart full of gold. I am forever blessed by being one of the first chosen for these amazing gifts!!!! Thank you so much to EVERYONE who has participated in making 2.14.15 the best Valentine's Day ever!!!!
Amanda EvansThis woman has shown me what being a good friend and photographer. We have helped one another and always encouraged one another. She isn't specifically a Senior photographer but the two of us have really shown each other what being support and friendship means. Amanda...you rock!
Heather OwensYour work blows me away EVERY.SINGLE.TIME I see it!!! You're my photog crush for sure!
Anne MoshierAnne is such an inspiration on so many levels beyond her work as a photographer. She has this genuine soul and it comes across in everything she does. She truly pours her heart into her clients and her friends and that is a very rare quality these days. I am honored to know her and to be able to call her a friend!
Vickie BlackI think I could write a small novel when it comes to this amazing lady! I am so glad that fate stepped in and put us both in the same place at the same time a few years ago. That was the day God gave me a life time friend. You are not only a tremendously talented lady but your also one of the kindest people I have ever meet. There was a time in the beginning of my journey as a photographer that I severely doubted myself and almost gave up on my dream BUT you did one small thing (but it was HUGE) and took a chance on me and let me write an article for SSG. I still can remember the day I got the email.....I was driving in my car with one of my sons and I had to pull over because all I could do was cry. They were happy tears or validation that I could do this, I could have my dream and for that I will always be grateful to you and SSG. Vickie Black you are a ROCKSTAR!!
Chelsea AtkinsI truly do not think you now how good you are. Every single shot is magic. I cannot wait to have the opportunity to learn from you one day!
Teri FodeThank you for your willingness to share your knowledge with others!
Devon JonesI've had the pleasure of meeting Devon at a recent conference and she seriously rocked my world! I've followed/stalked her work for a long time and I have to say that she was 1000 times BETTER in person! I absolutely love her passion for Senior photography and it most definitely shows. She was so genuine and willing to give guidance to a newbie like me....even months after we first met, she has been a great inspiration and exactly the mentor I needed when I felt like giving up. So awesome watching this BOSS BABE run the world:))))))
Lindsay PoynorHas a heart of gold, a fierceness for what is right, and a love for her clients and friends. All of these amazing traits shine out in her work making her an amazing example to watch and follow.
Kristie BradleyI just love Kristie! She has been a great photog friend and I can't wait for us to get together again:)
Amanda HollowayAmanda, you are such an inspiration! I look at you and not only see an amazing photographer but someone who truly cares about bettering the world and our industry. Because of you, I challenge myself to push harder and to be the best I can be. You have stood against so much adversity and still you keep kicking ass! I am proud to be in an industry where you are one of our leaders! XOXO
Sarah ElleThank you so much for your kind heart and organizational skills! <3
Kristen CassidyI don't know where I'd be without this inspiring woman. She's incredibly talented, and has been (and continues to be) an amazing friend. I'm thankful that you and I have formed a bond! You inspire me and I feel as if I have a true friend who is uplifting in this industry. You're amazing - don't forget it!
Ali JohnsonWorks hard to improve her off-camera lighting skills all the time and she's always willing to share her knowledge! Keep it up girl!
Haley GrahamYour work is absolutely AMAZING! Every new image you post becomes my new favourite.. the natural expressions you capture, the light.. seriously lady, you got talent! 😉
Stephanie NewboldI admire your work, your attitude, your friendship & definitely your humor. I have been touched by your kindness and friendship. XOXOXOXO
Michelle GiffordI absolutely LOVE her compassion and heart for others. I LOVE how she strives to find beauty in everyone that is in front of her camera. Her kindness and giving heart does not go unnoticed.
Vickie BlackMy life has been changed and my business made so much better because of a single phone call more than a year ago. I am so grateful to have the chance to work with you. You are amazing and a lot like the energizer bunny, where do you find the time and energy?
Sarah PettySarah's book, "Worth Every Penny" changed my business and the quality of life for me and my family. I was overworked and under paid until she shared the step by step process to restructure my business. Thank you, Sarah, for sharing your wisdom and inspiring a mom with a camera to create a legitimate, profitable business.
Sarah PettySarah's book, "Worth Every Penny" changed my business and the quality of life for me and my family. I was overworked and under paid until she shared the step by step process to restructure my business. Thank you, Sarah, for sharing your wisdom and inspiring a mom with a camera to create a legitimate, profitable business.
Anne MoshierAnne, you are an inspiration as a photographer, as a business woman and as a friend. You have such a giving heart, both to other photographers and your clients. You always over-deliver! Thank you for being so willing to share. Your family, friends and clients are blessed to know you!
Kelly Lynne Fotosgirl!!! I really admire you for always pushing through, wanting to grow more, and always having a heart of thankfulness. You're not afraid to ask questions, and your work has grown so much! I'm so proud of you and your work ethic! Keep doing what you're doing and continue to love on others and follow your dreams! ️Xoxo jana
Marci Ralph

This girl gives 150% in everything she does! She's one of my best friends and there are days where I really could t do it without her! Love you Marci!

Jess Mastronie

I love your unique style!! You are rock star--keep doing what you are doing! You are inspiring more people than you realize 🙂

Stephanie Newbold

you are truly a genuinely sweet and GOOD person. Thank you for pushing and empowering other women in our industry. Keep up the amazing work!

True Moua

first of all, your work is AMAZING and unique. I have so many seniors pin your work as inspiration. You are also so encouraging and quick to comment positive things on other photographers' work. I really love how much you build up others around you!

Lindsay Horn

your work is fun and it is so obvious that you care about your girls! It always looks like all of your seniors are having the best time ever!

Katie Myrick

She has been so encouraging to me along my journey. She always has something positive to say and freely shares her knowledge! Means so much to this girl who wants nothing more than to be an amazing senior photographer!

Stephanie Newbold

Stephanie is always there for me to bounce ideas off of, always so helpful, always so inspiring. I love how true she is to her own style and how she is such a cheerleader for all in this industry. I am so blessed to call her a friend! XO

Stephanie Newbold

Stephanie is always there for me to bounce ideas off of, always so helpful, always so inspiring. I love how true she is to her own style and how she is such a cheerleader for all in this industry. I am so blessed to call her a friend! XO

Stephanie Newbold

Stephanie is always there for me to bounce ideas off of, always so helpful, always so inspiring. I love how true she is to her own style and how she is such a cheerleader for all in this industry. I am so blessed to call her a friend! XO

Samantha Crayon

Sam, I don't know how you work night shifts as an ER nurse in New Orleans, are a mommy to two beautiful girls, a wife, and still an amazing photog. You're amazing. Your dreams will come true, just keep believing!!!

Kelly Lynne

Sweet friend...happy Valentine's Day! I know how hard you work to achieve great things! You put so much heart and soul into everything you do! Keep your chin up, keep smiling and spreading the joy and love through your work. You can do this. Xo

Crissy Easom

You are such an amazing person and your photography is just as amazing as you are. Have faith in yourself. ❤️

Vickie Black

For EVERYTHING she does to give back to the photography community, Vickie you are an inspiration to so many ❤️❤️

Galicia- Photography by Galicia

I wanted to share how much I love the energy Galicia has put into her learning programs. I have learned so much and am thankful for the investment she has put into her mentorship! Thanks for being awesome, Galicia!

Sean Brown- Sean Brown Productions

I am inspired by Sean and the amount of hard work he has put into building his business. He constantly motivates me to keep working hard and inspires me to be JUST THE WAY I am! Thanks Sean for being awesome!