What IS the Senior Model Team? What’s the point of the SMT? Is it free? How can I be a part of this year’s team? … I feel like every year I get these questions, and I love answering them because I LOVE my Senior Model Team program!
Back Story: Eight years ago there was a shift in my business. No longer was I photographing everything that moved, but I started narrowing my focus to two main categories: Seniors and Weddings. Once I had that focus, I was able to hone my skills in these two areas and specialize in them. I am now someone who has a precise experience created for these two groups of clients. And when I started shooting sessions with high school seniors, I knew I wanted to do even more with them: Enter, Senior Model Team.
Applications are coming soon — Get on the SMT Early Info List
Every year, I get the same questions from the upcoming seniors as well as their parents… sooooo, lets get them answered for you…
Question: What IS the Senior Model Team?
A Senior Model Team is a group of high school seniors that choose me, Lindsay Colson – owner of Captured by Colson Photography, to take their senior portraits. These seniors also want to have a diverse amount of images throughout their senior year, along with unique locations and fun experiences as well. Each SMT member is provided with a customized individual senior portrait experience as well as invitations to a meet + greet event, and exclusive themed group sessions.
There are no referral requirements, only brand loyalty to Captured by Colson Photography.
Question: What are the perks of being a member of the Senior Model Team?
There is a benefit of being a part of the SMT!
- Meet + Greet event
- Grad Party to end the SMT season
- Adorable SMT tshirt
- Individual Senior Session
- Exclusive Group Sessions in incredible locations
- Professional Hair and Makeup at no additional fee for individual sessions
- Meeting other seniors from your area
- Gorgeous gallery of images from all sessions
- A whole senior year documented beautifully!
Question: What do you mean by ‘group sessions‘?
Group sessions are exclusive mini-photo shoots in a unique location with a unique theme (past group sessions have included Driftwood Beach, NYC, Disney, Sunflower Fields, St. Augustine, Atlantic Beach, Downtown Valdosta, Providence Canyon, Graffiti Bridge Shoot, and Cap + Gown). While some shots are done as whole group during these sessions, 90% of the pictures are of each individual SMT member. Group sessions help fill each individual gallery with more gorgeous images to choose from!
SMT members are invited to join in on these exclusive group sessions and receive additional digital images to add to their senior gallery. These sessions are useful because they add diversity from the location/wardrobe choices you made for your individual session. They’re also really fun and allow you to get to know other seniors who are on the team! (A few of my SMT girls became have become college roommates after only knowing each other through this experience!)
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Question: What does being on the Senior Model Team cost?
Being on the Senior Model Team is not free, but it is an experience like no other, it includes group sessions, prime individual session dates, professional hair and makeup, gorgeous images, meeting a new group of friends, a senior year documented beautifully.
Once the acceptance emails go out, collection options will be attached. There are four collections which go from extremely involved with the SMT activities and sessions, down to a basic package, which starts at $950 while most SMT clients will invest $1775+ on their SMT experience.
Question: How do I sign up? What are you looking for when choosing the Senior Model Team members?
Signing up to be a part of the SMT is easy! Applications will open up on April 7 – to be the first on the list, click HERE! Once the deadline closes, applications will be reviewed and the accepted SMT members will be notified at the end of that weekend.
When I’m looking through the SMT applications, I’m looking for a few things: How involved is the senior with their school, clubs, church, etc? How active are they on social media? Are they an over-all kind and generous person? Being comfortable in front of the camera would be an important quality to have, as well as being comfortable meeting new people and making new friends easily. This is not a popularity or beauty contest, but an exclusive group of seniors who will add to the overall excitement and fun of the group!
Have some remaining questions? Send over an email and ask away!
email: lindsay (at) capturedbycolson . com
Lindsay Colson is a natural light senior + teen photographer. She works with each client to create a customized session experience. Setting up each girl to look + feel pampered and to be 100% comfortable before and during the session is a vibe that Lindsay takes pride in.
Want to know more about Lindsay? Click Here!
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