Fab Grad… Nola Grace of Longleaf School of the Arts, Class of 2016 is next up for the September session blogs!

Y’all may remember, our beautiful Nola Grace from her Fab Grad Spokesmodel Spotlight. Now it was time to do her personally planned 1:1 session. For this session, she wanted to do it in the Peachtree Market shopping plaza where her lifelong dance school, City Ballet is located. I LOVED this unique & personally sentimental idea!! It also happened to be very close to her house where we were doing her hair & make-up and allowed us to also then scoot down to the North Carolina Museum of Art for her artistic ballet images! Both locations couldn’t have been more perfect… from stairs to curves to fabulous doors at Peachtree and then the openness at the museum & all it’s beauty! Worth noting, Nola Grace had just gotten Dr’s approval & it was her 1st time fully en pointe since an injury months prior. I absolutely adore the results and so thoroughly enjoyed my very first dancer session!

I’ve already said this in her spotlight blog, but have to say again, that Nola Grace & her family have been such a treasure to get to know this year! Not sure there are enough words or images to express how much we adore this young lady. Thank you for bringing your sweet friends, your support, your ever so enjoyable light, positive outlook & enthusiasm to both Jen Mink Photography and the Mink family!






Thanks so much to Joanne Maye, Joanne Maye Makup Artistry for Nola Grace’s Hair & Makeup! Here’s a glimpse at some of the fun we have behind the scenes…


You can also check out Nola Grace’s session video on YouTube at

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