The Links Luncheon

The Links, Incorporated founded in 1946, is one of the oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. The outstanding programming of The Links, Incorporated has five facets which include National Trends and Services, The Arts, Services to Youth, International Trends and Services and Health and Human Services.

These photos are from an induction ceremony and business luncheon of the local Lynchburg VA chapter of The Links.
Enjoy:

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I was  blessed as a young lady to participate in STEP with Links when I attended Linkhorne Middle School. I vividly remember taking field trips to state colleges,  receiving tutoring on homework, learning how the stock market worked by using a game we would participate in week to week for our mock companies, and so much more. I personally can attest to the great work these women do in the community by exposing youth to cultural and educational opportunities that they may have never  been exposed to without the dedication of the Links.

Have a wonderful Day!

-Michelline

Beauty for Ashes

Happy Friday!
Today’s blog post features photographs of  dancers from the Beauty for Ashes Contemporary School of Dance in Hampton, Virginia. This dance school is directed by professional dancer and choreographer David Riddick who is my friend and fellow alumni of Virginia Intermont College. He is using the arts to impact the lives of children and young adults in his riverfront studio in the heart of downtown. These images are taken from  warm ups and performances on May 16 & 17. Enjoy!

Beauty for Ashes Contemporary School of Dance - Photographed by Michelline Hall - May 2014

Beauty for Ashes Contemporary School of Dance - Photographed by Michelline Hall - May 2014

Beauty for Ashes Contemporary School of Dance - Photographed by Michelline Hall - May 2014

Beauty for Ashes Contemporary School of Dance - Photographed by Michelline Hall - May 2014

Beauty for Ashes Contemporary School of Dance - Photographed by Michelline Hall - May 2014

Beauty for Ashes Contemporary School of Dance - Photographed by Michelline Hall - May 2014

Beauty for Ashes Contemporary School of Dance - Photographed by Michelline Hall - May 2014

Beauty for Ashes Contemporary School of Dance - Photographed by Michelline Hall - May 2014

Beauty for Ashes Contemporary School of Dance - Photographed by Michelline Hall - May 2014

 

Have a great weekend everyone!
<3 Michelline

 

 

Pretty Pin Up!

Today’s post features Pin Up style photography. I love the pin up paintings from the 1940′s-60′s! Seeing these beautiful bombshell women “happily failing” at every day tasks always made me crack up with laughter. In this series of of images model Tina Louise is our wonderful pin up maiden!

Make up: Tina Louise
Hair Stylist:  Janette Doering Lacy 

Enjoy the photos:

Pin Up Photography of Tina Louise by Michelline Hall 2014

Pin Up Photography of Tina Louise by Michelline Hall 2014

Pin Up Photography of Tina Louise by Michelline Hall 2014

Pin Up Photography of Tina Louise by Michelline Hall 2014

Pin Up Photography of Tina Louise by Michelline Hall 2014

Pin Up Photography of Tina Louise by Michelline Hall 2014

Pin Up Photography of Tina Louise by Michelline Hall 2014

 

I loved the polka dots and sass!
Until Next time,

-Michelline

Present-Day Vintage – Featuring Randi Lee

Randi Lee Classic Vintage Spring Fashion- Photographed by Michelline Hall May 2014

 

This Tuesday’s post features model Randi Lee! We photographed at some very classic places in Lynchburg in the beginning of May. I met Randi’s mom, Barbara at Nina’s Bridal & Formal Wear owned by Marcia Turner on Wards Rd.  We brainstormed on what would be a different look for her daughter’s photo shoot. Then I saw a snapshot of Randi in a very classic 1930′s hair style. That’s when the epiphany washed over me and I could see myself taking a classic photographic approach in a vintage shoot using modern formal attire. If you enjoy these photos half as much as I enjoyed taking them then I know your day will be brighter. Randi is a fun loving and laid back young woman. You will see her timeless spirit shine through the images. You can check out her Model Page on Facebook.

Model: Randi Lee
Hair & Make Up -  Make Up by Ashely
Dresses & Accessories - Nina’s Bridal & Formal Wear
Enjoy the Photos:

 

Randi Lee Classic Vintage Spring Fashion- Photographed by Michelline Hall May 2014

Randi Lee Classic Vintage Spring Fashion- Photographed by Michelline Hall May 2014

Randi Lee Classic Vintage Spring Fashion- Photographed by Michelline Hall May 2014

Randi Lee Classic Vintage Spring Fashion- Photographed by Michelline Hall May 2014

Randi Lee Classic Vintage Spring Fashion- Photographed by Michelline Hall May 2014

 

Randi Lee Classic Vintage Spring Fashion- Photographed by Michelline Hall May 2014

Randi Lee Classic Vintage Spring Fashion- Photographed by Michelline Hall May 2014

Randi Lee Classic Vintage Spring Fashion- Photographed by Michelline Hall May 2014

Randi Lee Classic Vintage Spring Fashion- Photographed by Michelline Hall May 2014

Randi Lee Classic Vintage Spring Fashion- Photographed by Michelline Hall May 2014

It’s been a crazy busy spring for me already! Keep me in your prayers. I will be traveling a little bit this month so look forward to some destination photography! Thank you to all of you who have been following my blog since October. It has been quite a journey, and I’ve got more road to travel so I hope you can stick with me.
Peace & Love,

Michelline

 

 

 

Bowen Bridal Jewelry

Happy Friday everyone,
This post is an update to an ongoing project I am working on at Bowen Jewelry Company. This next group of images focus on select rings from the wedding and engagement section of the store. I had a blast photographing! Special thanks to Kim for allowing me absolute freedom to  “do my thing” and to Taylor for being an awesome photo assistant/diamond light holder :)

Bowen Bridal & Engagement  Rings. May 2014 - Michelline Hall

Bowen Bridal & Engagement  Rings. May 2014 - Michelline Hall

Bowen Bridal & Engagement  Rings. May 2014 - Michelline Hall

Bowen Bridal & Engagement  Rings. May 2014 - Michelline Hall

Bowen Bridal & Engagement  Rings. May 2014 - Michelline Hall

Bowen Bridal & Engagement  Rings. May 2014 - Michelline Hall

Bowen Bridal & Engagement  Rings. May 2014 - Michelline Hall

Bowen Bridal & Engagement  Rings. May 2014 - Michelline Hall

Bowen Bridal & Engagement  Rings. May 2014 - Michelline Hall

V is for Victory

Treney Tweedy City Council Election Watch Party. May 6 2014 Downtown Lynchburg VA. Photography by Michelline Hall I typically don’t do back to back blog posts but I would be insane not to share these photos today! Today’s blog post features images from the Treney Tweedy watch party that was held downtown at the Ballroom [9th & Main Street, downtown Lynchburg]. Treney Tweedy is the first African American woman to run for City Council in the history of Lynchburg. Being at the watch party was a new experience and so stressful! It is intense waiting for the various precincts to call in their results, and awaiting the main office call you with updates. Talk about being ready to have a heart attack and I’m just the photographer!!! Treney Tweedy City Council Election Watch Party. May 6 2014 Downtown Lynchburg VA. Photography by Michelline Hall

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Treney Tweedy City Council Election Watch Party. May 6 2014 Downtown Lynchburg VA. Photography by Michelline Hall

Treney Tweedy City Council Election Watch Party. May 6 2014 Downtown Lynchburg VA. Photography by Michelline Hall

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Treney Tweedy City Council Election Watch Party. May 6 2014 Downtown Lynchburg VA. Photography by Michelline Hall

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Treney Tweedy City Council Election Watch Party. May 6 2014 Downtown Lynchburg VA. Photography by Michelline Hall

Treney Tweedy City Council Election Watch Party. May 6 2014 Downtown Lynchburg VA. Photography by Michelline Hall

Treney Tweedy City Council Election Watch Party. May 6 2014 Downtown Lynchburg VA. Photography by Michelline Hall

Treney Tweedy City Council Election Watch Party. May 6 2014 Downtown Lynchburg VA. Photography by Michelline Hall

Treney Tweedy City Council Election Watch Party. May 6 2014 Downtown Lynchburg VA. Photography by Michelline Hall

Treney Tweedy City Council Election Watch Party. May 6 2014 Downtown Lynchburg VA. Photography by Michelline Hall Congratulations to Treney, good luck on council!
Until next time,

Michelline

Tweedy for Council

I have had the pleasure of working with Treney Tweedy through out her campaign for City Council. The interesting thing about city council elections for Lynchburg VA is that you can vote for up to 3 people! She definitely has one of my votes!

Treney is the first African American woman to run for council in the history of the city. She is intelligent, poised and authentic. She graduated from my high school Alma Mater E.C. Glass, served in the Navy, and is a Lynchburg College Graduate. She has served on the School Board for the past few years and is dedicated to education for citizens of all ages within the city. I’m proud to call her a friend and she is definitely a person I admire and hold in high esteem.

Here are a few photos I captured of her last week at Lynchburg Community Market:

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Treney Tweedy at Community Market Lynchburg VA 2014 - Michelline Hall

Treney Tweedy at Community Market Lynchburg VA 2014 - Michelline Hall

Treney Tweedy at Community Market Lynchburg VA 2014 - Michelline Hall

Treney Tweedy at Community Market Lynchburg VA 2014 - Michelline Hall

 

Treney Tweedy at Community Market Lynchburg VA 2014 - Michelline Hall

Treney Tweedy at Community Market Lynchburg VA 2014 - Michelline Hall

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Treney Tweedy at Community Market Lynchburg VA 2014 - Michelline Hall

I hope you’ve enjoyed the photos! If you are a registered voter in Lynchburg Va don’t forget to go vote! Polls are still open :)

Enjoy your day !

-Michelline