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Raleigh Senior Spokesmodel Search | Class of 2018

Calling all Class of 2018 Seniors! I need your help! Are you currently a high school senior in the Raleigh-Durham area? I am a photographer brand new to the area and I'm trying to meet some new faces!

I am so excited to launch this year's senior spokesmodel program! If you are a high school senior, I'm sure you know that a huge part of graduating is taking senior pictures. It's your chance to get all dressed to the nine's pick a photographer, go around to some of the coolest spots, and strike your best model poses. Of course, the best part is then posting them ALL over social media and watching the likes and comments pour in! So this year, I'm going to build a team of high school seniors to represent my brand, get my photos out there into the world of social media, and give you the opportunity to make some money just by sharing your photos and referring your friends. 

I am looking for outgoing, high school seniors to work alongside in a referral program. You will receive tons of perks along the way including high resolution digital files for social media, print credits, highly discounted sessions, and a few surprise goodies along the way. Take a look at my website, feel free to reach out if you have any questions, and head over to www.lacymatusek.com/senior2018 when you're ready to apply!

Rissell + Chris Allen | Love At First Sight

Raise your hand if you've ever been sitting there watching a sappy rom-com and been like okay, come on now y'all there is no way this kind of love story happens in real life? Yeah, we've all been there. Today, I'm bringing you one of those, too good to be true, happily ever after love stories. Rissell is from the Dominican Republic and came to Raleigh to visit her nephew. She didn't speak very much English but while she was here she met a handsome stranger at a restaurant who asked for her number. Yep, you guessed it. That handsome stranger is now her husband, Chris. 

Rissell said that they swapped text messaged and he asked her on a date. He took her to a holiday party and introduced her to lots of friends and family.

Meanwhile, keep in mind she still didn't know very much English. She says, "he was very patient and tried to teach me English and he learned a little Spanish to speak with me." (I promise I'm not crying.. you're crying!) How stinking sweet is that! 

In the short time I spent with Rissell and Chris I could tell how much they love each other and how much fun they have together. They have been married almost 7 years and still act like newlyweds, totally and completely in love. So of course, I had to ask them what their tips for newlyweds would be. Chris had some absolutely wonderful advice, "Remember the feeling of when you first met and how you were drawn together. Keep those feelings fresh everyday!" Rissell recommended, "Just have fun with your husband, learn the art of compromise, and never give up on each other." Friends and family also gave them wonderful advice. Never go to sleep mad at one another and always remember to put God first in your marriage. You can tell they do these things in their relationship.

Also, just for fun, I asked their favorite date restaurants. The Cheesecake Factory, Fujisan Japanese Steak House, and Los Tres Magueyes Mexican Restaurant topped their list (I will definetely be trying to two local places soon, they look absolutely delicious!) 

Rissell and Chris, I had a wonderful time with you both and I'm wishing you all the happiness in the world! 

 

To see the full album go to lacymatusek.shootproof.com/gallery/RissellandChris

Holly

Even though it was absolutely freezing, I had so much fun photographing Holly and her family at Lafayette Village in Raleigh this weekend. There were so many laughs and snuggles to keep warm!

Can we just take a second to appreciate how perfect and festive their outfits are!? I'm absolutely in love.

There were kisses to be had by all and a couple tickle fights as well..

I am so glad we braved the cold and got the chance to capture these moments. I'm pretty sure I couldn't have possibly found a more loving and fun family!