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Still Accepting 2016 Senior Models


Essenza Models are a group of soon-to-be seniors who are interested in modeling for Essenza as we start preparing for our upcoming season. Models can be nominated by their classmates, invited by our model coordinator or simply be those interested in our program.  And who wouldn’t be, it’s so much FUN!  Our models are photographed here at the studio for their senior portraits early in the year. We then use those images for our promotions and on social media.  We also have a day each month that we play and try out new techniques and styles in photography and our models get to be part of that creative session.

It’s a win-win! Essenza Models save hundreds of dollars, typically somewhere between $335-$575 in savings!

You must have your senior portraits taken by the end of May 2015 and have your order placed by June 13th, 2015.

Take a moment to fill out an application, and we will be in touch soon! This is going to be a great year!





Anti-Bullying: Thank you RCP for this great video!

Our friends in Massachusetts created this amazing video to get people talking about something that is so prevalent in schools across the country.  It’s not just about physical bullying, it’s about the words that are spoken. Remember that you each have the opportunity and ability to make someone’s day. Be a light.  Be kind.  Mind your words.





Celebrating Women and All Things Beautiful


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You’re invited to celebrate the women in your life. There’s no better gift than the gift of gratitude and inviting her to this event is the best gift you can give. You’ll receive a beautiful portrait to remind you of this moment but the true gift is in the asking.  How often do we have a chance to tell someone close to us just what they mean and how important they are? This event was designed with this central idea…and we just so happen to believe that giving to the American Heart Association is an important cause.  What better  time to celebrate women that during Women’s Heart Health Month?  So as we help find ways to keep our hearts healthy, we also take time to honor our “hearts” and celebrate the women who support and love us.

Invite a special woman or women to attend this event with you.  We’ll be photographing between 12pm and 6pm on Saturday, February 28th. Call 513.831.5351 to see what time frames are still available.  We suggest you wear red in support of the American Heart Association and Women’s Heart Health month.

Upon arrival you will be given an index card and asked to write three words that describe the woman you’ve brought with you. You can also write 1 or 2 sentences telling us why she is important to you.  After this event we will be sharing these stories and images online and with the American Heart Association. Some images will be displayed at their Cincinnati Go Red for Women luncheon later in the year with the focus on relationships and honoring the women in our lives.

It’s a full event with sponsored booths so you can do a little shopping while you’re there. We want to thank our sponsors: Busom Buds, Nela’s Bakery, The Pampered Chef, Simply Organized, Silpada and Tastefully Simple.

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