(You can find the full blog post with more information HERE)

Are you graduating from high school in spring of 2020? Then this page is JUST FOR YOU!

SENIOR MODEL TEAM applications are now open. This is my favorite part of the year! Senior Models get to be the trendsetters, the first ones to take senior photos in their class. Anything you can dream up (ok, within reason!) is up for grabs to make your senior session unique.

The Senior Model Team is a group of girls who do their senior portrait experience with me, and help me find other girls to photograph! Simply put, it’s a representative and referral program.

Fill out the questionnaire at the bottom of the page to apply!

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— get ready to feel like a princess in a fairytale… —

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What is a Senior Model Team? A senior model team is a group of REAL girls from Iowa who are kind, fun, and community-focused! I will hand-pick girls who apply that are active in their community, school, and who are young women of character. They’ll get to be part of an extra styled shoot (in May!) & will then promote Amelia Renee Photography by sharing the photos— to encourage their friends to hire ARP for their own amazing senior photo experience!

What’s the Styled Shoot? The styled shoot is a new experience! You’ll travel to Des Moines in May, along with other senior models, for a day of pampering, and shooting some gorgeous photos! The Class of 2020 Theme is “Fairytale”…so expect to feel like a princess! (See an clip of the inspiration board above, or here!)

Do I need modeling experience to apply? Absolutely NOT!! Every single client I have shows up nervous to their shoot. Senior photos are so fun for me! I get to teach my clients how to act more comfortable in front of the camera. By the end of your session, we’ll have had FUN together— and you’ll have a lot of professional photos that you’ll love! (We may even celebrate with dessert after!)

Does this cost anything? The application costs you nothing… but 15 minutes of your time! You will pay for your Senior Session, but the styled shoot should not cost you anything in addition to your normal session. (And you gain pampering & new friends!)

What if I don’t get picked? I can’t guarantee a spot to everyone who applies. However, if I have too many applications to accept everyone, you will still be able to purchase a regular senior photo session from Amelia! And you can style it however you want. ;) Plus, you’ll receive $25 extra in print credit if you apply but aren’t able to be on the senior model team. SO: just apply!

Seniors in Des Moines, Ames, Cedar Falls, and Iowa City
as well as anywhere else in Iowa are welcome to apply for senior photos and this stylized experience!

Senior Package pricing begins at $350+ tax upward, and includes digital files + prints.

Senior Rep Guidelines

  • You must be a current Junior, graduating in 2020.

  • Amelia Renee Photography will be the only photographer contracted to take your senior portraits.

  • You must attend high school (homeschool is ok!) in Iowa or Nebraska.

  • You and your parents must agree to promote only for Amelia Renee Photography for your senior portraits from the time of acceptance through the entire 2019/2020 school year.

  • You will agree to attend the spring Styled Shoot (date TBD).

  • You will receive a pre-session consultation with Amelia prior to your session (via the phone, Facetime, or in person) to talk through your outfits, styling, and locations!

  • Please "like" Amelia Renee Photography's Facebook page, and follow the Instagram account.

  • If under 18, your parent or guardian MUST sign a model release, allowing Amelia Renee Photography to use your images for advertising and promotional purposes.

Fill out and submit the questionnaire below by March 31 to be considered!


Name *
Phone *
Please give me a link to your Facebook profile, Instagram handle and any other social media you'd like to connect on!
Feel free to include anything you *don't* want or like! (Like, that you're allergic to watermelon so I don't plan a picnic theme or something;)
I understand and agree to the terms & conditions as described on this page. *


Thank you so much for your interest in hiring me as your photographer! I am so excited to get to know you and I hope that you feel like we're a good fit! Know that I’m looking forward to meeting you & am already dreaming up ways to make your senior photos just as unique as you. :)