The Senior Empowerment Collective

Class of 2020 are you ready to learn more?!

This year its all about celebrating self love!!!

(Applications are due by April 25th, 2020~ I will finalize the collective by May 1st 2020)

What is the Senior Empowerment Collective?

Each year, teens from Central, NY high schools are selected from the application form below to have the opportunity to join Jamie Love Photography's Senior Empowerment Collective.

The Senior Empowerment Collective is a group of teens who are dedicated to empowering themselves and others through modeling and optional community volunteer opportunities. Each member of the collective agrees to have their senior portraits taken by Jamie Love Photography for their senior year. In addition to incredible portrait experiences, teens work on self love practices that enhance emotional intelligence and skyrocket their self esteem.

Senior Empowerment Collective members also have the exclusive (yet optional) opportunity to participate in seasonal stylized group photo shoots, both locally and nationally! Jamie Love Photography is the Upstate NY representing studio for The Model Network National and I collaborate with other award winning photographers to create epic weekend shoot-outs across the country with other high school seniors.

The Senior Empowerment Collective is a group of teens who are ready to make the world a better place through self empowerment and modeling. We meet throughout the year for community volunteer opportunities, and together, we decide upon which local organization we'd like to support.

In appreciation for their participation, Senior Empowerment Collective members have the opportunity to earn additional perks! For each booked referral that they make to Jamie Love Photography, they can choose from items such as gift cards to their favorite local clothing store, (Petrune!! and Indigo Rose!!) or discounts on heirloom gift prints, wall art, or digital files.

The Senior Empowerment Collective's  mission is to practice self love, preserve your natural beauty, and increase self confidence through fun and personalized portrait sessions. You will have the opportunity to make new friends, gain modeling experience, all while making the world a better place.

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This sounds amazing how do I participate?

  1. Please inform your parent that you are planning to apply.
  2. To start the process, fill out the application form below.
  3. Selected seniors and their parents will be notified by Jamie Love. We will then schedule a time that is best for you, your parents and I to connect and discuss the details of the Senior Empowerment Collective  Any specific questions you may have will be answered during this meeting to ensure we're a good match.
  5. Once you've completed your individual senior portrait experience, you can opt to participate in stylized group portrait experiences with the other Senior Empowerment Collective members. These take place in summer/early fall of your senior year.
  6. As  part of the Senior Empowerment Collective, you can guarantee your portraits will be showcased on my social media pages throughout the year.  This is a great opportunity to get noticed not only by your peers, but also by popular teen magazines, and Instagram feature pages.


I send group messages to my senior representatives for group portrait dates and special perk updates.
(ex. @jamielovephotography)
Please Note* I require parental permission for all of my seniors, if I do not receive permission from your parents, you will not be able to participate in the program. I will be contacting your parent about your application, so please make sure they are aware that you are applying!
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Commonly Asked Questions

Where can I see your portfolio? You can find my work right here on my website at my Senior Portrait Portfolio Page.

Do I need to have modeling experience?  NOPE! Not at all! Senior Empowerment Collective members are everyday teens like you. You will be shown everything you need to know to have a successful portrait experience. I'm interested in finding teens that are eager to represent Jamie Love Photography's brand mission of community empowerment and self love. You must be ready to have fun!!! (This is NOT a popularity contest.)

Does it cost to be in the Senior Empowerment Collective? NO. There is no additional fee to participate in the collective or the local group stylized sessions.  You simply pay your Senior Portrait fee as though you were booking a normal senior portrait session with me. As a Senior Empowerment Collective member you agree to invest in a print/digital collection which includes a custom designed album and wall art.

*Print and Digital collections begin at $600 and range up to $1500 and are purchased separately from your Senior Portrait session fee.

*Additional heirloom gift prints and digital files can be purchased or earned by referring clients.

Who can participate? Graduating Seniors of the Class of 2020 school year can participate. You must be located in NY state and be willing to travel to Ithaca, NY for group shoots. I travel within 100 miles of Ithaca, NY for Senior Portrait sessions.

*Destination shoots are available for an additional traveling fee. Have a place you're traveling to during your senior year? I'd love to capture it for you!

Do You Photograph Guys? YES!!! I absolutely do! The more the merrier!

When will I hear back about my application? Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. You will hear back from me within 2 weeks of your application. Due to the number of applications I receive, I cannot accept everyone. I'm accepting applications until April 25th, 2020, and I finalize my team by May 1st, 2020. All parent meetings must take place by April 30th.

*You will be asked to sign a model release form and agree to exclusively represent Jamie Love Photography for your senior year. 

*Parental approval is required. I do not accept applicants without a signed parental consent form and client agreement.