My favorite thing to do for my senior models each year is to give them a photo shoot for their Christmas gift! Not only do they love it but it gives them something else to post since it has been so long since our first model session! The perfect combination of marketing and PR into one gift is a Holiday Photo Session!
Each year, I create a theme or concept. I’ve done a Christmas Tree Farm themed shoot, a New Year’s Eve themed shoot and this year we went with a Show Off Your LKP Tee with Plaid themed shoot! 🙂 The girls got to create their own look as long as it had two things…plaid and their tee! It was a great way to give them some control over what they wore but also a great marketing tool for me since they wore their tees!
After the photo shoot, I took them all to dinner for a fun holiday get together! I love the opportunity to catch up with them, have fun with them and really get to know them even more! I truly believe that by investing time with them the more they will invest in time spent doing their rep/model duties! Plus I just love my girls so why not hang with them!! 🙂
In addition to the photo shoot as part of their gift, I also gave them some cute goodie bags with glitter eye shadow, lipstick and candy. What teen doesn’t love makeup!! And this glitter eye shadow is the best!! You can find so many great things at Target and the little gift bags were in the dollar section which was awesome!
When you plan your model/rep program, be sure to include some time around the holidays for a fun photo shoot and get together! Your models will love it and it will give them another experience to tell their friends about you! And when spring is just around the corner (which just happens to be one of my most popular times for senior photos) it is great to keep reminding other seniors to book a senior session. By giving the models more photos to post, I constantly stay in the minds of their friends which in turn will get them to book sessions with me!
Check out the inspiration boards below on how you can style your Holiday Senior Model Shoot. Whether you choose to go dressy or casual, adding a bit of holiday cheer and color will be a great way to style the shoot! Add a few props such as presents, a wreath, lights, candy canes or even hot cocoa and you have a fun shoot that the girls will remember forever!
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