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What Is A Senior Spokesmodel : Birmingham senior portrait photographer

Updated: Feb 27

A few years ago I knew I wanted to do something a little extra with my high school seniors. I had a vision of community and relationships that lasted longer than just a two hour photoshoot.

I have this dream for all of my seniors, but I knew I also needed a small group of girls that were my go-to people for everything –– asking them questions, using them for creative shoots, and having girls who were so invested in my business that they couldn’t stop talking about it.

So the senior spokesmodel team was born!!!

This year will be my third spokesmodel team –– CRAZY. I know some of you have been following along and can probably tell me more about the benefits of being a spokesmodel than I can! But for those of you who are new and may still be interested (or are looking for a way to explain it to your parents!!), I’ll walk through the basics.


Senior Spokesmodels (or senior reps) are a group of local high-school senior students that represent my business for the entirety of the senior year in high school. The spokesmodels typically receive incentives like group sessions, digital files, styled shoots, etc. in exchange for sending referrals to my business. When building my spokesmodel program, I have seniors apply to be a part of the group. This helps the group to feel exclusive, and also helps me to select members of the program that are going to be the perfect fit!

They are the face of my senior brand. We do multiple shoots throughout the year, we hang out with past teams, and we have a group message where we talk about #allthethings. They post about their experience working with me and tell all of their friends and family about me with the goal of growing my business –– because they LOVE it and also because they can earn referral bonuses.

Basically, these are my girls. I come to them first for everything and vice versa.

When used correctly, senior spokesmodels can:

• Increase bookings for your business

• Bring in consistent referrals

• Book up your senior calendar

• Fill your portfolio with work you’re proud of

• Give you consistent content to share on social media

• Build a positive reputation for your business in your area

• Increase word-of-mouth referrals for other areas of your business & so much more!

*Please read the spokesmodel responsibilities list thoroughly before applying!*

Being a spokesmodel for Lillie Mae Photography means you have the opportunity to represent the face of Lillie Mae Seniors! Spokesmodels receive countless perks including a complimentary mini session before your senior year with professional hair and makeup, digital images to share online with friends, participation in a fully styled shoot, senior session, cash bonuses, group activities and more! I am so excited to kickstart a new year of my senior spokesmodel program and cannot wait to work with an amazing group of seniors! Before applying, please read the following.


The group sessions are my favorite part! We have one during the summer that is our kick-off event where I bring in professional hair and make up and even boutique styling.

Other group sessions throughout the year are usually planned as a team. We talk about what everyone really wants and thinks is cute and then plan them accordingly. Of course it depends on mine and everyone else’s schedules!

It makes me really sad when my girls graduate and I like for this to be more like a giant family, so we also have alumni events each year where all current and past spokesmodels are invited! This lets you continue to make friends beyond just your class and also ask questions from the previous seniors about what they learned and what they recommend!


YAY! To be selected for the team you just have to fill out the application –– this is how I get to know you, what your personality is like, and why you want to be on the team!

I review these applications to find a variety of girls who match my brand, are genuine lovers of my business and the team, and are looking to be active participants. The team is only as fun as you make it so I want to fill it with girls who want to do as much with each other as they can!

Oh and you need to LOVE taking photos too, but that’s kind of a given

This team is probably a good fit for you if:

  • You love taking photos

  • You already feel really comfortable in front of the camera

  • You’re a natural influencer who wants to tell everyone about the things you love

  • You’re always trying to make new friends