SENIOR YEAR MAGAZINE WRITING TEAM
Senior Year Magazine is excited to announce our 2019 Writing Team. Our writing team is made up of photographers from across the country who will be interviewing and writing content for our website and blog.
EXECUTIVE WRITING TEAM EDITOR
SENIOR YEAR MAGAZINE
DAWN FRY PHOTO
Dawn Fry is an award winning, published, and nationally featured photographer and owner of Dawn Fry Photo in Austin, TX.
She’s been married to her wonderful husband for 20 years and has two amazing sons. For the last 13 years she has enjoyed creating beautiful and treasured portraits for high school seniors and their families. Her favorite thing about her profession is being able to empower young women and show all her clients their true beauty.
Dawn is thrilled to be a part of the Senior Year Magazine writing team, and is grateful
for the wisdom, education, and techniques she will learn and pass along to others. Being a part of such a supportive and encouraging community is one of her greatest blessings.
MJ PORTRAIT DESIGN
Missy Cornell is a Midwestern gal from Lafayette, Indiana who owns and operates MJ Portrait Design. She is married to a saint of a man who has put up with her crazy ideas for over 20 years. Her life gets double interesting with 2 teenage girls that help bring the right balance of insanity and drama into life.
Her vices include a love of great coffee, chocolate, and tacos, which help her handle her “crazy, beautiful mess.” Missy is inspired to photograph teens, tweens, athletes, and glamour and she loves pushing herself out of her comfort zone.
Thanks to Senior Year Magazine, she has pushed herself now into writing. She feels that meeting new people, learning about their lives, and writing about it all will be a boost to this creative avenue.
CYNTHIA SCHOETTKER PHOTOGRAPHY
Cynthia Schoettker is the owner of Cynthia Schoettker Photography in Erlanger, KY. Cynthia has been in business for over 8 years.
She and her husband have two adult children and they will be celebrating their 30th anniversary in the spring of 2019.
She looks forward to being on the SYM writing team as she loves learning from other talented photographers and she enjoys being able to ask them questions that will allow all of the SYM readers to grow in their own businesses.
VICTORIA D. PHOTOGRAPHY
Victoria Duricky (Vicki) is the owner of Victoria D Photography in Mentor, Ohio. She has enjoyed her thriving business for the last 5 years, and has made high school senior photography her main focus for the last 2.
She's been married to her college sweetheart for 22 years, and has two spunky boys who are as different as night and day.
Vicki is thrilled to be on the SYM writing team because she thrives on collaboration and writing, as they are two things she truly loves. She looks forward to sharing valuable content with this amazing community of photographers.
FOUR J PHOTOGRAPHY
Photographer Jen Rickard, wife, mother, daughter, child of God, has owned and operated Four J Photography in Lafayette, Louisiana for the last 7 years. In that time, as her business evolved, Jen has done everything from chasing toddlers to photographing landscapes. Along the way, she discovered her passion is to photograph seniors and show them their amazing individual beauty.
Her family includes her wonderful husband of 16 years, 2 beautiful children, and 2 fur babies. They love to travel, camp, hunt, fish, ski, and explore amusement parks.
Jen is excited to join the Senior Year Magazine team and can’t wait to meet and interview some of the amazing talent in this industry. She feels like no matter how far we get on our own journey, we can always learn something new from those around us.
JON ED ROWE
Jon Ed Rowe is a nationally published photographer and owner of JRowe Photography in Magnolia, Arkansas.
For the past 11 years, Jon has centered his business primarily on weddings, but recently has shifted his focus over to high school senior photography.
He and his beautiful wife, Valerie, who is a public school band director, have four Great Danes and one American Pitbull Terrier, whom they consider their children.
Jon is very excited to join the Senior Year Magazine team and attributes his recent business growth to the support, knowledge, and learning opportunities SYM members have freely given within the group.
MAGNOLIA BAY PHOTOGRAPHY
Lisa Brown is the owner and photographer for Magnolia Bay Photography, in Midway, Georgia, near Savannah. Magnolia Bay Photography has been in business since 2014 and provides photography services for weddings, headshots, and high school senior clientele.
Married for 30 years, Lisa and her husband enjoy life with two daughters, a son, and four beautiful grandchildren.
Lisa looks forward to being on the Senior Year Magazine writing team because she not only adores great photography, but she also loves to know the backstory and more about the creation and creator of those images. She loves being a part of the SYM community because it is both fresh and modern, as well as well-mannered and respectful.
MELISSA REINHARDT PHOTOGRAPHY
ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA
Photographer and owner Melissa Reinhardt of Melissa Reinhardt Photography, from sunny St. Augustine, Florida, has been in business photographing families and high school seniors for over 2 years.
She has been married to her sweetheart for almost 23 years and together they have 3 amazing children.
Melissa jumped at the chance to write for Senior Year Magazine because she loves getting into the minds of awesome photographers and learning how they got their start, their processes, and what keeps them going. She loves how fascinating so many people are in the photography industry.
MORGAN MACIAS PHOTOGRAPHY
Morgan Macias is the owner of Morgan Macias Photography in Wichita, Kansas, and has been photographing seniors since 2017.
She’s been married since 2015 and has an amazing 4 year old son. When not working, she loves spending time playing games, watching movies, and making memories.
She has always had a passion for writing, and being on the SYM writing team is the perfect opportunity to do something she’s always loved. Morgan is excited to combine her love of writing and photography, and tell stories of other creative people in the industry.
JENNIFER DENTON PHOTOGRAPHY
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Jen Denton has been the owner of Jennifer Denton Photography in San Antonio, Texas for the last 13 years. Three years ago, when rebranding, she decided to make high school senior photography the main focus.
She is a single mom with two kids, a son and a daughter, and two awesome dogs. Her creative passions include photography, music and writing.
She is looking forward to being on the SYM writing team and fueling her writing passion.
REBECCA TOMPKINS PHOTOGRAPHY JETERSVILLE, VIRGINIA
Rebecca Hailey-Tompkins, resident of the tiny town of Jetersville, Virginia, has been the owner of Rebecca Tompkins Photography since 2016. Though her love for photography started way back in 1994, Rebecca has spent the last 4 years working with high school seniors.
She has an incredible wife, 3 teenage kids, and 3 very spoiled dogs.
Rebecca joined the SYM writing team due to her never-ending passion for writing. Having the specific parameters of writing on a topic she is insanely in love with has given her the guidance she needed. She loves using this venue as an opportunity to help others and meet incredible people.
Lori Brady of BradyCrew Photography has been photographing seniors in Belleville, Illinois since 2013.
She’s been married for almost 20 years and has been blessed with two kids, a boy and girl. Her family is very supportive of her passion for the photography business and they were instrumental in helping her build out her own retail studio 2 years ago, which has solidified her business and helped her growth over the last 2 years.
Lori is excited to be on the SYM writing team, as she is a strong believer in the power of education. Like many, she also enjoys hearing other photographer’s stories, and she looks forward to nurturing her own joy of the industry and learning through her writing for Senior Year Magazine,
Leighellen Landskov Photography
Leighellen is an award winning and nationally published boutique photographer in sunny Colorado. She specializes in sessions that are simple, joyful, and authentic -highlighting her seniors, teens, and boss babes. She likes to create art that influences and moves others to see the beauty inside themselves. She uses her platform at Leighellen Landskov Photography to inspire and encourage others.
She enjoys doing life with her husband and 3 crazy boys by enjoying all that the
Colorado outdoors has to offer - hiking, skiing, and paddle boarding. When she’s not
behind the camera she’s often at a sports event.
She is excited for the opportunity to be a part of the Senior Year Magazine writing team to help highlight the unique talents of other photographers across the country and to provide tips and tricks along the way.
Continuing education has been an integral part of her career over the years and the
opportunity to pay it forward as a contributor is a true blessing.
FOUNDER AND EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
SENIOR YEAR MAGAZINE
CHUCK WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY
POWDER SPRINGS, GA
Beverly Williams is the founder and Editor-In-Chief of Senior Year Magazine. She is also the co-owner of Chuck Williams Photography, a high school senior portrait studio based out of metropolitan Atlanta.
Beverly and her husband Chuck, have four grown children, three grandchildren, and a menagerie of rescued pets.
Beverly's passion is entrepreneurship and marketing. When not working in her photography business or on Senior Year Magazine, Beverly enjoys spending time with family and helping other photographers grow their business.