Senior Representative Application

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Plum Portraits Senior Representative Team you have come to the right place! Please grab a parent/guardian & read through the team details. From there if it all sounds fab to you, fill out the c/o 2022 application at the bottom of this page! The application deadline is March 8th, 2021.

WHAT IN THE HECK IS A SENIOR REP?

What the heck even is a senior rep you might ask?? Well, in short, a senior representative is kind of like a spokesmodel. As a Plum Portraits senior rep you would get to hang out with me + the other reps and have a blast taking tons of insta-worthy photos. Then all you have to do is post those lovely pics, spread the word to all your friends, & smile from ear to ear when people gawk over your gorgeous/handsome little face! Sounds pretty easy (AND FUN) right?? If you think so, keep reading for more details.

ARE YOU A MODEL IN THE MAKING?

Are you ready to hop in front of the camera & strike your best pose? Being a Plum Portraits Senior Rep means you aren't afraid to open up a little, show off your style, be a bit silly, & push yourself to succeed. I am looking for reps that are fun-loving, outgoing, active in their community & school, driven, and reliable. Please don't ever think that I am only looking for individuals with a certain "model" look. Beauty comes in many shapes & forms, and we are all uniquely beautiful! This being said, I do try to fill my team with a diverse group of individuals, that are (or would like to be MORE!!!) comfortable in their own skin, and whose lovely personality radiates out of them through every photo. 

 

WHAT AM I SIGNING UP FOR?

 

Being a Plum Portraits Senior Rep is a commitment. I treat my rep team very much like a school team or club. Throughout the year there will be a several things I ask of you. A contract will be signed once you are selected as a member & I will maintain the right to remove you from the team if you fail to comply. 

Senior Rep Rules + Requirements:

  • Must be a current high school Junior in the Warrick or Vanderburgh school corporations. 

  • Must have an active Instagram account that reflects the values of my business - NO photos involving partying, alcohol, drugs, or tobacco. NO excessive swearing (even I say a naughty word here & there, but nothing excessive). Bullying/putting down others will NOT be tolerated.

  • Must follow & tag @plumportraitsnewburgh in all posts. Minimum of 5 posts/stories per semester is required.

  • Must be willing to post at least ONE digital ad on your insta. 

  • Must always represent Plum Portraits in a positive manner. By joining the Rep Team, you are becoming a member of the Plum Portraits team. 

  • Must maintain a 2.5 or higher GPA. If you can't keep up with your grades, you don't have time for extra activities!

  • Must remain loyal to Plum Portraits until June 1st, 2022. Modeling, representing, or booking senior photos with other professional photographers is not permitted. **This excludes school sanctioned portraits. OR if you are currently signed with a modeling agency - if so please let me know.

  • Photoshoot attire must be approved. Inappropriate language, graphics, & clothing items are not permitted. 

  • Must be willing to allow Plum Portraits full creative ownership over photos & use of photos for marketing/social media purposes.

  • Photos may NEVER be altered in any way! This includes cropping (excluding circumstances where it is unavoidable such as Instagram's crop ratio), filters, teeth whitening, skin smoothing, making black & white, etc. You will receive fully edited color + black&white digital photos. If you have any issues with your photos or feel like you wish to alter them in some way please ask.

  • Must be available for one team meet-up, two group photoshoots, one styled individual shoot, and one two hour senior session.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?

You might be wondering what all is included in the Plum Portraits Senior Rep experience & I don't blame you! Here's a rundown of included services.

  • Two full team photoshoots. One will be to get team headshots & group photos - this shoot will include professional makeup! And one outdoors in the fall that will have a super fun theme. You will receive 5+ individual high resolution digitals and 5+ group high resolution digitals from each of these group photoshoots.

  • One 1-hour stylized individual shoot. You and I will work together to design a custom, styled photoshoot, but I will reserve full creative control over shoot location & details.  You will receive 15+ high resolution digital images.  Full hair + makeup is included for this shoot!

  • One 2-hour senior session. You pick locations + up to 4 outfits. You will receive 50+ high resolution digital images. Additional hours and hair + makeup can be added for an additional cost.

  • Full print + digital rights are included with all digital images you receive. Professional print credits are available for purchase or prints can be purchased a'la carte. You will all receive a discount code for 20% off your print orders.

  • A chance to make new friends, build self-confidence, be creative & have a lot of fun!

 

Monetary commitment

It is a $500 commitment to be a member of the Plum Portraits Senior Rep Team. While this may seem like a big investment - it is important to invest in your senior photos. Not only are you getting fab photos, but a much more involved senior portrait experience. This investment is a $1,500+ value. A non-refundable 25% deposit is due upon being selected to the team and the rest can be split into payments but is due in full by your 2-hour senior session date. Any questions about payments or the financial commitment? Shoot me an email at rachel@plumportraits.online.      

Time commitment

Here are the dates you will need to put on your calendar.

April 18th, 2021 - Team meet-up, this will be held at an outdoor location or virtually - MANDATORY

May 2nd, 2021 - Team headshot shoot, this will be held at a large indoor studio - MANDATORY

November 14th, 2021 - Team creative group shoot, this will be held at an outdoor location - MANDATORY

December 12th, 2021 - Christmas get together - optional but FUN!

April 24th, 2022 - Final Goodbye Party - optional but necessary (:

If you know you already have conflicting events with any of the mandatory dates please let me know. This does NOT mean you can't be a rep. If too many applicants have conflicts I will adjust dates accordingly.

I APPLIED, NOW WHAT?

Once you have read all the senior rep info, filled out your application with a parent, and submitted it I will reach out to you & a parent via email to set up a short FaceTime interview! I know this may sound scary, but I promise it will be super laid back & fun! I will just go through your application with you, ask you a few questions (just easy stuff like, what's your favorite food I swear!!), and get to know you a little bit. After I have made my final decisions I will reach out to everyone individually with the news. I will never divulge who applied & who was not selected, that information will always remain 100% confidential. 

 

WHAT IF I AM NOT SELECTED?

The absolute WORST part of choosing my senior rep team is the fact that I can't take everyone! I absolutely wish I could but unfortunately I can only accept 8 team members this year. I will be choosing the 8 applicants that I believe would be the best fit for my team. I want to make a strong point that if I do not choose you, it is NOT because you weren't good looking enough, special enough, popular enough, etc. YOU ARE ENOUGH. I just have to make some tough decisions just as any coach, director, or manager must do when choosing between applicants. I will reach out to each applicant personally to let them know whether they have been selected or not by March 22rd, 2021. Applicants' names & information will always remain completely confidential. 

If you applied to be a representative and were not selected you will receive 25% off any senior session(s) you book with me!! Even if I am unfortunately not able to work with you as a rep I would still love to get to know you & capture your beautiful soul + smile. **Offer good for serious applicants only.

 
Please contact rachel@plumportraits.online with any questions regarding the Senior Rep Team.