Last night at 10:30pm I received a text from the mom of one of my senior clients saying that her daughter sprained her ankle and wouldn’t be able to make it to her session the next night. She said her daughter was swollen from crying because she’s a competitive cheerleader and would be forced to stay off her leg until it was healed. My heart went out to both her and her mom because first as a mom I know how much it hurts to see your baby in pain, but also for my senior who cares so much about her sport and ability to stay active.
I found myself trying to think of ways to make her feel better because although we’ve only met once I liked her right away and cared about her already. I remember feeling sad because she was already a senior, so we would most likely only be working together the one time. With my Street Team models who are juniors, we have a full year of experiences together creating deeper and more meaningful relationships.
It was then that I realized how much my Street Team models mean to me and that our relationship is so much more than just photographer and model. We become more like friends and as a former teacher myself, being a role model to the teens comes so naturally to me.
If you are a junior in high school, I hope that you will consider joining our street team too. I look forward to getting to know the real you and reminding you how amazing you are inside and out in case you forgot that fact somewhere along the way. While on our team, you will enjoy making new friendships, participating in our community service project, modeling for mini sessions, receiving social media images, team t shirts, swag bags and print credits to use towards your senior portrait sessions next summer. To apply you can go here. I can’t wait to get to know you better and to welcome you to our 2019 Street Team!