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Seniors, I’ve got something for YOU!

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It’s time to get something out. I’ve had countless messages, texts and calls this year about the “senior team” and I think I need to explain the route it’s all going this year.
There won’t be a team this year…well, there will, kind of…it’s something totally new, and I’ll explain that in a minute.

You see, the past 3 years I have developed a different way of having “Senior Reps” in our area…and it’s been amazing. I have truly loved every single senior that has been involved. The issue, you ask? Well, it’s grown bigger than I imagined…now, that’s not a bad thing, but it has unintentionally gone down a road that I wasn’t planning. The program was set up different than a typical senior rep program. In short, any senior in the Ross County area could apply, all seniors that agreed to book with me if chosen (a must) would be invited to a group interview. The group interview was conducted by myself and the current team…we would then decide what kids would represent my brand, get excited about the shoot and really “mesh” together. We didn’t choose “reps” in the typical sense that they would get a free shoot or products, or anything really. Of course, they would all end up receiving a bit of a discount on their shoots and orders, but it wasn’t presented with that…it was all about the experience of the big shoot and making some new friends and getting some crazy fun photos out of it.

Then the program grew. It grew fast. My goal was to really just celebrate these amazing seniors and their kind hearts and hardworking selves and just show that off. You know, celebrate the last 13 years! Well, there are so many more than 8 – 10 kids like that in the area…and *so* many were applying. That’s great, right? Just pick the ones that work well together and move on, right? Well, I can’t. I can’t tell kids that they aren’t good enough or they won’t jive with the theme or this that and the other…because the truth is, they all do. They would all be the most perfect choice! I know what you are thinking, it’s the same thing everyone has told me when I explain my problem with it…kids need to learn they don’t get everything. You can’t win it all.

I agree. Everyone needs to learn that…but the truth is, I don’t want to be the one handing out that lesson. I want my seniors to all feel loved and appreciated and amazing…because they are. I love keeping up with them and seeing what they are doing in college or their next steps and beyond…I am so proud of each and every one of the kids I’ve photographed.

So call me too emotional or whatever, but in the end…I have to go with my gut…and frankly, I just can’t choose anymore.

What does that mean for the 2017 class? Well, I won’t be doing my typical program…however, I will be doing something for ALL of my seniors this year. It’s not a big stylized shoot…but there will be a party, and free stuff, and photos and food…but you’ll have to stay tuned for that…well, and book with me, of course :) I want you ALL on my team.

If you have questions about it all, PLEASE contact me, I’d be happy to explain it all more. If you were counting on a discount or deal, let me know…you’d be surprised at the range of investment I have with my seniors…I work with everyone, really. There are so many different options for shoots, just message me to find out the options!

What about the 2016 Senior Team? I am not hiding those, I swear! We got overwhelmed with the end of the school year deadlines and it just was put off for too long. Plus, I had such reservations about what route I wanted to take this year, I think I was avoiding it all…I was scared to jump into another team while hurting people’s feelings…so, it’s coming, the photos are FINISHED! Just waiting on the video to be ready!

I really hope everyone understands where I am coming from…in the end, I want to celebrate YOU.