nicole marie photography's senior model team class of 2021 posing on the jetty in ocean city, new jersey. they are wearing green, yellow and denim.The search is on! Now looking for a group of sweet, enthusiastic and adventurous girls to represent Nicole Marie Photography’s seniors of 2022! Wanna be a part of exclusive styled shoots, make new friends, go on adventures and have an incredible experience during your senior year?!

Request an application here!

The senior model team includes:

Invitations to 4 group styled photoshoots throughout the year + all digitals

Your individual senior session!

Promo codes for prints/digitals!

Being a part of an exclusive group + making forever memories during your last year of high school!

Requirements:

Your individual senior session must be booked in order to join the team. To request info on booking your senior session, click here!

You must love being in front of the camera (but you don’t need to be a pro)!

Must love being in front of the camera and making new friends!

“I love being on the senior model team because of the amazing people and experiences I have gained through it. I have met so many new girls that are now some of my closest friends, and the team shoots are always so much fun!” Sarah

Each year, I love creating cute themes for each shoot. Having variety makes it fun, so I love changing up the locations and styles. About 1-2 months before each shoot, the model team girls will get an email from me explaining all the details. This includes outfit colors and style, hair and makeup tips, where we will be meeting, and the deadline for sending me your outfit choices. I’m always available to answer questions and help with choosing outfits. My goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to plan!

Every year, team photoshoots will be slightly different, but here’s what we did last year for the class of 2021!

Boardwalk shoot!

Our first team shoot took place at the Ocean City boardwalk. We started out by introducing ourselves to the group! It was so exciting to meet everyone! I explained the “heart” behind Nicole Marie’s senior model team. That is, we’re all in this to make new friends and have A TON of fun. Clicky-ness and rudeness isn’t welcome–because we are a sisterhood! I’m all about making this a momentous time for your senior year. It’s not just about pretty pictures, it’s also about meeting new people and being a part of an exclusive group.

Then, we talked about what’s expected during photoshoots. I always tell girls to not worry about being in a perfect position or feel nervous about posing. Giving the right amount of direction is what I’m here for, and I know how to get the best angles and expressions. I’m all about posing in a natural way, so that you don’t look stiff or uncomfortable. For team shoots, I encourage girls to interact with each other as we’re taking pictures. I love capturing the in-between moments: laughing, talking, and running around on the beach!

After chatting, it was time to shoot! We started out in front of Wonderland on the boardwalk. We were SO excited to take advantage of the clean white doors of the building since the rides weren’t open yet. It looked awesome next to the Wonderland’s red “castle” vibes. I love a clean, white backdrop for photos, because it makes everything pop!

Then, we wandered down the boards for some ice cream (my treat)! The girls were able to get whatever cones they wanted, and it looked adorable for photos.

After ice cream, we kicked off our shoes and went down to the beach just in time for sunset. The jetty was the perfect place for group shots, and we also had some funny moments of standing in a line and skipping down the beach. The summer sun GLOWED, and we had a blast getting our feet sandy.

At the very end of our boardwalk/beach shoot, some of the girls decided to jump in the ocean! We were all laughing so hard, we could barely breathe. It was one for the books!

nicole marie photography's senior model team posing on the boardwalk with ice cream

Beach bash with floats!

Our second shoot was on a bay beach in Ocean City, and it was epic. It was the end of summer and we were expected to have perfect weather, until, a pop up thunderstorm came! Mother nature was on our side though, because the storm quickly passed and left us with the most vibrant sunset you’ve ever seen.

We started out the shoot in sundresses for individual shots, and then did some in-the-water photos in bathing suits! I believe modest is the cutest, so I told the girls to only choose one-pieces or a bikini that wasn’t too revealing.

I brought along some fruit shaped floats and a paddle board. My favorite shot from the day was when everyone was floating in the water and the sun was setting behind them!

We also indulged in a giant, 3 foot fruit charcuterie board. I loaded it up with fresh, tropical fruits like pineapple, star fruit and dragon fruit. It was so colorful and pretty, we almost didn’t want to eat it!

teen girls in fruit floats on the bay in ocean city new jersey

Bonfire by the lake!

For our winter shoot, I rented an Air BNB on a lake in Cape May Courthouse. We didn’t use the actual Air BNB, we were only there for the cool scenery around it! It was so gorgeous exploring the area. We started out by walking down a trail to a giant treehouse and rope bridge. After we got some photos on there, we went to the bonfire area where we had s’mores, played ukelele and took pictures next to a giant wood pile. Since it was close to Christmas, we ended the shoot by exchanging secret santa gifts and sitting on the dock for sunset. As it got dark, the girls had time to just hang out by the fire and drink hot chocolate. It was such a cozy, starry night outside!bonfire photoshoot with s'mores and hot chocolate nicole marie photography's senior model team

Our last shoot for the 2021 team will be this upcoming spring, and it’s a surprise! To see what we’ll be up to, follow me on instagram @nicole.mariephotographyNicole Marie Photography's senior model team on the bay with fruit floats

FAQ

How to I become a senior model?

First, you’ll need to book your senior session and then you’ll need to fill out a model team application. Once accepted, you and your parent will be required to sign a Model Release + contract. The fee to join the model team is $50 (this does not include your individual senior session fee). This must be paid IN FULL in order to join. Once I receive your application and payment, I’ll be contacting you to welcome you onto the team! You’ll be added to group messages to stay up to date with plans and dates of group photoshoots!

When is the deadline to apply?

April 14, 2021

Do I need modeling experience?

Heck, no! If you are comfortable in front of the camera, enjoy picking out cute clothes, and down for adventures, then fill out that application!

How much does it all cost?

Senior sessions start at $599 and your senior session needs to be booked in order to be considered for the model team. More info on senior sessions here! The senior model team is a separate fee of $50. This covers some of the fun things we do for each shoot. So, for just a little bit more, you’re getting to be a part of 4 extra group styled shoots. Your fees must be paid in FULL before the deadline.

Do I need to post a certain amount of images on social media if I’m on the team?

Nope! You are not required to do any sort of promotion, but it is definitely encouraged. As a model, you will be enthusiastically representing Nicole Marie Photography. All that is required is for you to HAVE FUN and be a part of an exclusive group. Sharing your images will help you gain points towards incentives.

Can I nominate my friends to join, too?

YESSS! When you get your application, make sure to fill out the section that mentions nominating a friend. Your friend will also need to fill out an application to be considered.

How many photoshoots will there be?

Your individual senior session + 4 styled model team sessions that will take place between Spring 2021 and Spring 2022.

To join to 2022 senior model team, fill out the contact form here and I will send you all the info for booking your senior session and applying to the team!

 

Apply to the 2022 senior model team

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