Ok, so I know it’s Friday, but I was feeling like featuring another throwback senior portrait session, so here’s Morgan. Morgan looked simply beautiful for her photographs, which we shot in Carmel and Westfield, IN. She had her makeup professionally style for her senior pictures, and it makes a world of difference! If you are having your senior pictures taken please ask about a referral to an Indianapolis-area make-up artist. Continue Reading
Today’s Senior Shoutout is to Hana Lutz. Hana will soon be graduating from Westfield High School, where she received an award for Outstanding Academic Achievement Throughout High School. Hana also made the Class of 2016 commencement cover design that was chosen for he program this year. She’ll attend Indiana University in Bloomington as a direct admit into the Kelley School of Business and will be studying accounting. Best of luck Hana!!
Congratulations Class of 2016 Graduate Arion. He will be graduating from St. Theodore Guerin High School in Carmel. Arion was captain of Guerin’s football team, a DECA State Finalist, Model UN, Member of the National Honor Society and a Full IB Diplomate. After graduation, Arion plans to attend the University of Notre Dame. Best of luck Arion!
Alyssa braved the cold for some really beautiful senior portraits in the snow. I’m so glad she did! To see more Indianapolis senior pictures, visit our portrait gallery.
Yesterday my daughter and her friends took a road trip to a state park for a day of hiking. And although I had a conversation with both the teen driver and her mother about not using her cell phone while driving, I knew that was not the biggest risk to the girls’ safety.
Car crashes are the number one killer of teenagers. Distraction is a factor in 60% of those crashes. And you probably think that cell phone use is the number one distraction. But it’s not. The number one distractor for teen drivers? Talking to another person in the car. And with each additional passenger in a car driven by a teen, the likelihood of an accident increases.
That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t talk to your kids about texting and driving. In fact, cell phone use is the number two cause of teen car crashes. But you should also talk to your teens about being a good passenger. What does a good passenger do?
1. Insists that the driver does not text and drive. If the driver receives a text and reaches for her phone, a good passenger will suggest that the driver wait to deal with the text. And if the driver refuses, a good passenger will offer to read and respond for her instead of allowing her to do it.
2. Avoids being a backseat driver. No one likes to be criticized about his driving. Unless you’re helping the driver avoid a hazard, you should keep quiet about his driving skills.
3. Does not talk on her own cell phone. Listening to a passenger’s cell phone conversation can also be distracting for a driver.
4. Helps the driver navigate directions. The person driving should never be in charge of directions. Assign that task to another person in the car who will point out where to exit, where to turn, etc.
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