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There is a Lady Savant Foundation gala occurring this evening to raise money towards building a school in rural Cambodia, and keeping those girls out of the sex trafficking trade. Please click here for more information on both the Foundation and how purchasing a photoshoot will help this cause. By giving your daughter an experience of a lifetime you’re in turn giving a child a chance at a better life.

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What you need to know about campus social life series. {3}

Gianna goes to University of Kentucky and is majoring in Marketing and Economics.

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HOW I MET MY CLOSEST FRIENDS: In my sorority.

DORM ADVICE: Make sure you go out and make friends and get to know the people on your floor. It makes college ten times more fun!

A TYPICAL WEEKEND IS…I usually spend my weekends sleeping in and working out, studying, or going out at night.

DORM, GREEK, OTHER: Either the bar or an athlete party, frat parties are not what people think they are.

LATE NIGHT CRAVING Always chocolate.

CLUB FAVORITES: CHAARG! I am an exec member for a health and fitness organization for women at UK and its the best thing I could have ever done.

MOST FUN CAMPUS TRADITION: Greek sing or Dance Blue!

FAVORITE DISCOVERY OFF CAMPUS: My favorite discovery off campus is the Arboretum. Its this awesome nature preserve where I go running

STUDY TIP: Don’t wait until the night before to study. This isn’t high school, and college is ten times harder.

SECRET STUDY SPOT:The back of the library in this little cubby so no one can bother me lol!

BEST CUP OF COFFEE: I don’t drink coffee, only tea but Common Grounds is a great place for coffee!

MOST RECENT GOOGLE SEARCH: My most recent google search was youtube videos on greek sing because my sorority won overall champs.

MOST USED APP: Instagram definitely!

I MISSED MY FAMILY MOST WHEN:I usually just would try to keep myself distracted and try not to think too much about home when I was home sick.

SKYPE OF FACETIME: FaceTime

LAST TIME I DID LAUNDRY: Sunday night.

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Living in color.

All it took was thirteen high school junior and senior girls, fresh white tees and handfuls of color powder. I have to be honest, I come up with these shoots (last year it was mud puddles) and I’m not quite sure if everyone is going to be as excited as I am.

The text read “wear a plain white tee, old pair of jeans, we’ll go barefoot and oh! bring a change of clothes. This is going to be a messy one!

I thought I’d get a lot of questions asking what we’re doing, but nothing. I think it’s safe to say I have yet another amazing bunch of free-spirited, adventurous girls on this year’s team. Take a look.

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Who knows what next year will bring but stick with us through the year (subscribe in the upper lefthand corner). It’s going to be a good one!

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Why I laugh and cry at this photoshoot.

This photoshoot has become an annual event where I start out laughing and inevitably end up crying. I pull together “my girls” who I’ve been working with all year long and my new squad for the upcoming year. I love getting them together because, although I never meant for this to happen, the current girls end up doing a little bit of coaching and put the new girls more at ease. It’s always a silly photoshoot that is all about laughing and letting loose. But then we run out of puddles, color powder (more on that in a future post) and the photoshoot ends.  I say goodbye to my class of 2017 girls; as I said, I inevitably end up crying. I’ve watched them change before me whether they realize it or not and  I really do feel like they’re “my girls”. It’s bittersweet, it reminds me that time is fleeting and I think I’m more emotional than ever since I also have my first child going off to college. So to Bri, Johnna, Nicole F., Nicole W., Natalia and Taylor: keep in touch, let me know when you’re leaving for school and come visit me on breaks. xoxo, Paige.

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You’ve only seen the very beginning of what turned out to be a very colorful photoshoot. Come back next week for more or better yet subscribe in the upper left hand corner to have a post sent to your inbox every Thursday.

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What comes from inspiration. Part 2.

To do what you love with the ones that you love is a gift. And for that reason alone this particular teen photoshoot will be one of my forever favorites; it included my daughter. I posted this video that my assistant, Casey, created a few weeks ago. Below are a few of my favorite images from that photoshoot.

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Spring weather actually seems to be on it’s way! My shooting schedule is filling up. Make sure you call soon if you’re interested in a photoshoot before summer.

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What you need to know about campus social life series{2}

Delaney is a sophomore at Tulane and LOVES it!

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HOW I MET MY CLOSEST FRIENDS: We lived on the same floor freshman year!

DORM ADVICE: Don’t stress about it. Communal living is a lot more fun/less gross than you anticipate, and whether you love or hate your roommate doesn’t make or break your experience freshman year.

DORM, GREEK, OTHER: None… all of NOLA.

FAVORITE CLUB: ??? like a club to dance in or be involved in LOL!! need clarification!

A TYPICAL WEEKEND IS: A perfect balance of studying and exploring all New Orleans has to offer.

LATE NIGHT CRAVING: Always changing! But right now, the cheddar and sour cream ruffles. They sound disgusting but are DIVINE.

MOST FUN CAMPUS TRADITIONS: Crawfest for sure (the largest student-run music festival in the country)!!!

FAVORITE DISCOVERY ON/OFF CAMPUS:  On campus: The Woldenberg Art Center’s ever-changing gallery. off campus: that’s too hard! I truly love New Orleans so much and there are so many magical places hidden in this city.

STUDY TIP:  TIME. MANAGEMENT. Breaking work into small sections instead of studying 2 nights before a huge exam is a life saver.

SECRET STUDY SPOT: LBC quiet room

BEST CUP OF COFFEE: oh god. literally everywhere around here. Mojo Coffee House, Rue De La Course, Stumptown Coffee, and Willa Jean are a few of my favorites.

MOST RECENT GOOGLE SEARCH: llamas vs. alpacas. (I might have to go back to Delaney and ask her a little bit more about this one:)!!

MOST USED APP: Camera roll and VSCO.

HOMESICKNESS: I always miss my family and my boyfriend, but Facetime has been a lifesaver.

SKYPE OR FACEBOOK: see above 🙂

LAST TIME I DID LAUNDRY: HA!

Nicole also goes to Tulane, also loves it AND has a lot of different answers. Stay tuned for that one! I’ve got a lot more of these coming up make sure you don’t miss any by subscribing in the upper left hand corner.

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When the decision is made

This is going to be a short and sweet post. If I delve too deeply I’ll most likely disconnect my keyboard with all the tears dripping down on it. If you’ve been following this blog for a while you’ve seen the occasional heartfelt posts about our college prep/search journey through junior and senior year with my son. Almost a week ago we were anticipating our final 2 college visits. The year long process has been a roller coaster and I was ready for the final decision to be made, I think. The reason I say, I think, is because I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel after that decision.

We’re now on the other side and my son fell in love with his school of choice. I think it’s perfect for him.  Now, it’s real. He’s going away. Far away. It’s heart wrenching thinking about him leaving home but it also feels right. It’s time and he is so excited and happy. That’s the way it’s supposed to be, right? As a mom, I guess, I’ve been preparing for this since the day he was born; to raise a happy, healthy child who will grow into an amazing adult. And that is what I try to keep in my head with every day we get closer to the time that he leaves.

I’m sure I’ve got a few more of these wandering, emotional posts in me before end of August. If you’d like to catch up on the past few you can go here here or here.

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