The 7 Senior Model program is an all-inclusive opportunity to serve as an ambassador to not only our business, but within the local community, schools, and our global online space. This highly prestigious body of high school seniors is limited to 7 seniors who are driven, individualistic, virtuous, engaging, and charismatic. This program is unlike many others, in that it serves as an all-inclusive opportunity with ongoing benefits and responsibilities. Through this program our models will take with them professional skills that withstand time, a newfound confidence to aid transitions to new spheres of life, and most importantly, a new fellowship of peers to experience the pivotal points of their senior year with.
Most Senior Model programs in the industry are a single summer shoot and have a minimum purchase requirement (generally $1200+). Our program is different as we shoot our models throughout their senior year. We guarantee a minimum of three shoots: summer, fall, and spring. The summer senior shoot generally provides photos for yearbook ads, athletic programs/ads, etc. Fall shoots are varied as they are usually season/weather-dependent, working with fall leaves, snowy weather, holiday lights, etc. Lastly, spring senior shoots generally include, college announcement photos, sorority photos, and grad party invitation photos. In addition to the three guaranteed shoots, opportunities often arise for optional special occasions or location shoots. These opportunities may include day trips, themed shoots or original ideas brought in by the models. As part of The 7 our models receive a 30% discount on all Concept 7 Photography products, a 30% discount on all C7 Outfitters orders and a 50% discount on photo booth rentals for their grad parties, etc. As an added bonus we call our models first when we need a paid photo assistant for a shoot, it's a fun part time job.
As part of The 7, we ask that models promote Concept 7 Photography by tagging @concept7photo on social media, wearing any provided C7 apparel, and actively referring new clients to Concept 7. We expect our models to constantly uphold high moral and behavioral standards in order to represent our studio via our local and online community. As part of The 7, it is also expected that you are able to commit to the time and effort required in the program. Although we encourage our models to be active, involved members of the community, it is imperative that you are able to meet the minimum of three shoots, so please consider your seasonal schedules when applying.
In order to apply to be a part of The 7, you must be a high school senior in the class of 2021. The 7 is not limited to any specific gender or race, as we encourage all dedicated and driven seniors to apply. There are no physical requirements, just the commitment to the program as stated in the pages above. Additionally, there is a program fee of $450 which represents a discount of over 70% of the total value of the services provided in the program (See F.A.Q. Below). Again, our 2021 program will be limited to SEVEN seniors, once these positions are filled, we will not be accepting further applications.
A senior model is someone who is photographed by, and is a brand ambassador for Concept 7 Photography for the duration of 2021 senior portrait season. As a model they are expected to spread the word about Concept 7 Photography on social media. Hopefully their friends will be interested in having their own session with Concept 7 Photography!
How many senior models are there?
In the past we have had a large group of models. We wanted to be more invested in the individual experience so we limit the number of models to 7. Also because we have a smaller number of models we added the deeply discounted use of our automated photo booth for 50% off to each model for banquets, senior graduation parties, etc.
But... I'm not a “model”...
Psh! Of course you are! ;) Don't worry, you don't have to be a runway model, to be a senior model for Concept 7 Photography. There are no height requirements... as a matter of fact, there are no physical requirements at all! Although an outgoing personality is definitely a plus. It’s our job to help you get comfortable in front of the camera with posing tips and instant back of camera reviews. It's “your” job to relax and have fun while we're shooting, and then to tell everyone on social media how much fun you had after we're done. That's it!
What are the time commitments for a senior model?
Some Concept 7 Photography senior models only complete the three guaranteed shoots, and others LOVE to bring us their creative ideas for additional custom themed shoots. No matter how many shoots you do with us, we do require all of our models to post images from their shoots on social media and tag @concept7photo. Considering how much today’s senior spends staring at their phone we don’t consider this to be a time commitment. Beyond that, the models decide when and what they would like to participate in.
What perks do senior models receive?
Senior models receive numerous perks and opportunities starting at the beginning of the program, there are no impossible tasks or goals to meet. These include but are not limited to 30% off all print purchases from Concept 7Photography, 30% off Apparel from Concept 7 Outfitters (think Prom groups, etc.) and other discounts from local vendors that we could add throughout the year. Deeply discounted (50% off) rental of our photobooth for grad parties. They can also take advantage of our paid photo assistant opportunities ($30 per shoot) which is a fun, educational and flexible part time job.
Is there any cost or obligation to be a Senior Model?
Yes, there is a $450 program fee which represents more than a 50% discount on the total value of the services you will receive during the program. We are confident that you will want to save your sr. year memories with print products, canvas, photo albums, grad cards, party invites, sorority photos, etc. but… The #1 goal is to energize our social media presence when you share your experience. There is absolutely no expectation, obligation or pressure for you to make a minimum purchase.