BOWIE, MD | May 2017
This May, I had the privilege of participating in a high school teenager’s most anticipated event: senior prom. Bowie High School senior Jalen Robinson’s mom, Nadia, wanted to commemorate her only son’s prom with photos and I was eager to oblige.
Jalen’s parents and friends were present as he prepared for prom, which made the shoot that much more lively. The goal: to win prom’s Best Dressed prize–and at 6’4, Jalen is no wallflower.
All of the details: the bowtie, cufflinks, monogrammed sleeves, pocket square, and even the color of the tuxedo were meticulously chosen. But none were as important as the shoes. Jalen had two shoe choices to pair with his tux: black or special. “Black shoes are boring,” Jalen said, as he opted for special.
Nadia was happy to share the details of Jalen’s tux:
- Custom made suit: JL Michael’s Custom Clothier
- Bowtie: JoS A. Banks
- Shoes: Steve Madden
- Cufflinks: Overstock
Before we knew it, Jalen and his prom date, Christa, were ready.
I thought they looked beautiful! In addition, Nadia’s got some advice for all of you parents sending your kids to prom. “Plan early and pace yourself to avoid stress, last minute errands and financial strain. And remember to have fun and enjoy the process. Kids only have one senior prom!” I couldn’t have said it better myself.
Until next time,