Giving back. Paying it forward. Using what you have to bless others. Those philosophies are inherently a part of what Slice of Lime is all about.
When I read the nomination letter for our winner, Essence, the following jumped out at me:
“…She is a young lady that faces the adversity…each and every day, yet she continues to move toward the light at the end of the tunnel. In spite of her situation, she is honest, compassionate, and always willing to lend a hand to assist someone as best she can. She is a young lady with a positive vision who wants to succeed in life. She comes to school with a positive outlook everyday and when things seem to get a little dim, she regroups, reminds herself that it could be worse, and moves forward. She doesn’t ask for hand outs nor does she use her situation as a crutch. Essence is a humble young lady who constantly strives to improve herself as well as encourages other students to make the right decision…She counts each day as a blessing and tries to improve upon the opportunities afforded to her.”
I knew immediately, we had our winner.
After announcing her as our Prom Pretty Giveaway winner. Essence was brought to Taylored for You in Mechanicsburg by her teacher, Ms. Cynthia Miller, who had so kindly nominated her for our giveaway. After being greeted by owner Taylor Eisenberger, Essence went “to town” and tried on everything she could!
Ms. Cynthia, Essence’s teacher, and her God son, Mr. Gary, were just as excited for Essence and ensured that they assisted her with getting all the things she needed for Prom Day…from jewelry to shoes to Mr. Gary even playing chauffeur for Essence on Prom Day.
Fast forward to this past Saturday and Essence’s Day of Pampering for Prom began at Salon Noti in Lemoyne, where owner, Tiffany Novak, treated Essence to her very first pedicure, manicure, airbrush make up, and hair. As you will see below, there was no hiding just how excited Essence was throughout the day.
That is the face of a girl realizing she was getting airbrush make up. Super exciting to see just how appreciative and genuinely happy she was for each part of her experience.
With hair and make up ready…Essence could finally get into her gorgeous gown!
The gorgeous corsage was provided by Robin at Garden Bouquet in Mechanicsburg. She did a beautiful job!
Right as we finished up at Salon Noti, a torrential downpour ensued. Luckily, I was able to go to one of my favorite spots to snap some shots of Essence and her date without needing to worry about the rain.
Essence, we hope you had a wonderful time with your friends! You are a lovely young lady and we wish you nothing but the best in all your future endeavors. Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day!
Located in Downtown New Cumberland, just across the river from Harrisburg, Slice of Lime Photo is Central Pennsylvania’s Premier Senior Photographer. Established in 2011, Slice of Lime believes in creating images for high school seniors and teens, which honor the truth that ·we all shine differently· and are worthy of celebrating. With that as the driving philosophy behind our work. Slice of Lime Photo specializes in crafting custom portrait experiences for each of our clients that are fun, memorable, and that put each client at ease in front of our lens.
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Slice of Lime Photography is a Central Pennsylvania Teen and High School Senior Portrait Photographer | Serving Harrisburg, Hershey, Mechanicsburg, Lancaster, York, & Surrounding Areas
316 4th Street, 2nd Floor
New Cumberland, PA 17070
I got goose bumps looking at these beautiful pictures. Essence is such a sweet and deserving young lady. She is always beaming with positive energy. I am so happy for her.
Thank you to Cynthia Miller for nominating her and to everyone who made this experience possible for Essence.