We were picked! We just found out we are North Carolina’s 1st Seniors Ignite Studio. We are sooooooooooooooooooo happy, excited, elated (fill in your favorite adjective)!
What is Seniors Ignite? It is a National Modeling Program for Senior Portrait Studios to give clients a chance to be a part of something much bigger than just getting incredible images by their local studio. Being chosen as a Seniors Ignite Studio allows us to offer you a senior portrait session with a modeling perspective for you images to be entered into the National Senior Portrait Portrait & Model Contest. YOU, yes YOU, a high school student, could be a NATIONAL Seniors Ignite Model simply by getting your senior portraits taken by us!
How do you become a Seniors Ignite model? Call us to schedule your Seniors Ignite Session. Simple, but hurry! Entry fees & requirements must be received by Oct 31, 2013 so our last Seniors Ignite Session will be scheduled for Oct 20, 2013.
Are they looking for male entries as well? Absolutely. Check out the top guy of last year & his video Ladies be nice and don’t fight over him!
How is the Seniors Ignite session different than other senior portrait sessions we offer? Seniors Ignite sessions receive extra work & care by us to set you apart from the rest of the model applicants. We will treat you like a rockstar because you are one! It includes hair & make-up by Fayetteville’s best, a behind-the-scenes video to show your personality to the judges, extra shots to capture your unique personality for the judges, and a short interview for the judges to set you apart from the other models around the nation. These additional features & requirements bump up the price a little for you ($295 vs $95) but its totally worth it. Keep reading because your few extra dollars could get you & a parent a FREE Las Vegas weekend.
✓ 2 Unretouched Headshots: One Image Straight-On, Smiling, Unretouched & One Image Straight-On NOT, Smiling,Unretouched
✓ Sending in 5 Additional 5×7 Images for judges
✓ Model Application
✓ Comp Card
✓ Model Release & Waiver
✓ Studio Recommendation
What happens if I am a finalist? National Seniors Ignite Model Winners will receive the experience of modeling at the national Seniors Ignite Event at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa in February 23-26, 2014. Models will be photographed on location by several of the leading senior portrait photographers in the nation, as well as by their winning photographer. If you win you receive PAID AIRFARE & HOTEL FOR YOU & ONE PARENT. Yup, PAID! The winner receives a free trip but we wanted to add a FREE parent airfare & hotel to enjoy the experience together.
But I don’t want to model for a living & I have never modeled before. Can I still enter? Of course! Not all participating models are interested in a modeling career. Some Seniors Ignite Models want fame, some want a place to showcase their talents and to get recognition, and others just want an experience of a lifetime. ALL seniors have a chance to win a spot as a Seniors Ignite National Model.
What are the judges looking for?
1) Photogenic - the winning models must be able to be easily photographed by a wide range of photographers. This doesn’t mean the most attractive but one who can listen to direction & likes getting their picture taken.
2) Personality - The winning models must have a positive and engaging personality. They are looking for models with a wide range of looks to be photographed (meaning they photograph well with more than one look). This comes through in their personality.
3) Recommendation - each model receives a written recommendation from us outlining the reason(s) why they would make a good model for the Seniors Ignite Event.
4) Variety - They are looking for a variety of looks in the winners – height, size, hair color, eye color, etc. will all be considered in the final selection of models. They are not necessarily looking for seniors who are planning a career in modeling (though some may/will), but rather those who are looking for the experience of a lifetime.
5) Video (OPTIONAL but we are doing this for everyone) – a video of you model walking, talking, and engaging with the camera is a very helpful way to show them more about you This will help you show off your personality and variety of looks as well! We will coach you along with this if you are nervous. A few tweaks make you an instant model.
What else? You would also be featured in videos, images, lookbooks, and marketing campaigns. We would love for you to check out the Seniors Ignite site and read more.
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Want to see the breath-taking 100% FREE event location for finalist models February 23-26 2014 at The Westin Lake Las Vegas click the event page.
In addition, models and photographers will be showcased on www.facebook.com/SeniorsIgniteModels
Below are a few image submission card examples from the class of 2013 model entries.
We are hosting a high school corn hole tournament on June 1st. Two brackets: guys/co-ed bracket and a girls bracket. It will be a blast and everybody wins! If you participate, you will receive a FREE on-location senior portrait or FREE on-location family portrait session ($95 value)!
But wait, there’s more. There will be prizes for first, second,and third place! 60%, 20%, and 10% of the pot respectively. Hurry and get your teams together and buy tickets by May 28th for only $10!
To register and pay for the ridiculously cheap tickets click here!
Check out the video for details http://youtu.be/iwOwTNrYx8I
The time is now! 64 of the best college basketball teams in both men’s and women’s NCAA basketball go head to head for a chance to upset the big dogs and for a chance to be called National Champion. We love the cheers, jeers and unexpected underdogs that make the March Madness weeks one of sport’s all time greatest events. So why not give our clients a little incentive during the tournament.
50% OFF ALL CANVAS AND CANVAS COLLECTIONS. Call to order! All orders must be in before the clock runs out on April 8th during the National Championship.
This past Friday we attended our first 4th Friday event as a business. We held a contest using our shopping cart (yes, we looked like we were homeless) to hold a bunch of accessories for the community to be creative. They were informed that the most voted for image on Facebook would receive a free 11 x 14 print of the image.
Our winning image was #16 of Jordan Finlayson sporting his bowtie, coconut bra and glasses. Congrats Jordan! Will you be nice and go with the flow and have your image put up at the gym or keep it and let it collect dust.
Mark your calendars for July 22nd & 23rd for your senior portraits in the breathtaking, OuterBanks, NC. Lighthouses, waves, sand, beach homes, historic towns and more are just the tip of the iceberg of possibilities for your portraits.
With many interested in this location from our spring high school surveys we are anticipating this weekend to fill up quick. Only 3-5 sessions are allowed each day to make sure each senior’s portraits are breathtaking and spectacular.
Call us for details or to book your session at 910 916-1493 or email with the subject “OBX Senior Portraits” to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you book your session before Friday July 1st you will receive 50% off your session.
We are extremely excited to travel with you to the OBX. Don’t forget to check back with this blog in the next few days as we hone in our our fall foliage and snow portrait weekends as well.
Mark your calendars for October 7th & 8th.
Our Boone, NC Fall Senior Portrait Weekend is set. Imagine your portraits with the smell of fresh fallen leaves, the orange and red and yellow and browns all around you, and the mountains at your beck and call?
Only 3 – 5 sessions are allowed per day depending on session chosen.
To book call us at 910 916 1493 or fill out our contact form on seniorportraits.ryandavidjackson.com with “Boone Fall Shoot” in the subject.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity.
Only 2 FREE June Senior Portrait Sessions left.
Call at 910 916 1493 or email email@example.com to save up to $350 off your senior portraits. You could buy a lot of clothes with an extra $350 in your pocket.
Check out seniorportraits.ryandavidjackson.com for our work, sessions and prices. Your session is FREE and you just pay for the prints and products linked with your FREE session.
Give us a call 910 916 1493, email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Facebook message (Ryan David Jackson Photography). Hurry before the sessions are gone
Thank you all for entering into the two drawings
The winner of the FREE custom phone case is Makayla Brooks. Congrats!! Thank you Makayla for liking Ryan David Jackson Photographers Facebook page. We will be in touch with more details
The winner of the FREE Classic Session & Tier 5 Package worth $840 is Mikayla Olsen. Congrats!! Thank you Mikayla for filling out the survey from your schools representative. We will be in touch with you for more details.
Congrats again to Makayla & Mikayla! (sounds like a band name)
*** Don’t miss out on FREE SESSIONS MONTH ending June 30th. Book your session in June and get your session for Free. But hurry, June sessions are filling up fast.
Subscribe to this blog or LIKE Ryan David Jackson Photographers on Facebook and be entered into the May 31st drawing for a FREE customized phone case drawing on May 31st.
Also, log onto seniorportraits.ryandavidjackson.com and fill out the short contact information. This will enter you into the FREE Classic Session & Tier 5 Product Package drawing also on May 31st. In the subject write “FREE Session”
2 FREE giveaways. Don’t let them get away