Rockstar Rep FAQ

PLEASE READ ALL INFO BEFORE YOU APPLY.

*Who is the program open to?

-The Rockstar Rep program is open to High School JUNIOR girls and guys. 

*What is the purpose of the Rockstar Rep Program and how does it benefit me?

-The purpose of the Rockstar Rep program is to give an opportunity to Juniors to build an awesome set of images that they can add to their Senior Session images, themes that we don't just do for everyone because they take a lot of work and planning to do them in a regular session! We are looking for fun, personable, high school girls and guys with a certain love for being in front of the camera! If you don't enjoy having your picture taken, if you don't want to post your images on social media, if you aren't really into themed photoshoots, or if you're applying because your parent wants you to but you're not really interested, this may not be the opportunity for you. The bigger your personality and the more you like to express yourself though style and wardrobe, the better suited you are for the program. Your benefits include; frequent photo shoots, beautifully retouched digital images with printing rights from each session, YOUR face in our marketing and advertising, and the chance to make new friends and grow your confidence and creativity in a safe and fun environment. Our current and past reps have loved the program and we know you will too!! Rockstar Reps are REQUIRED to have their Senior Portrait Session with Lindsay King Portraits. 

*How does the program work?

-Every year I change the program up just a little, always in an attempt to make it even better and more fun than ever. The Class of 2021 Rockstar year will be NO different. I've got a few new ideas up my sleeve this year and I won't be giving the big overview for a few more months, but I promise it is GOOD stuff!! Because I'm adding in a few new ideas, the team this year will be VERY SMALL. This is the 5th anniversary of the Rockstar team and I want this year to be the BEST, but the more I add in, the more time I'll give to each Rockstar which means a smaller team to make the biggest impact for the Class of 2021.

*How exclusive are the programs, does everyone who applies get accepted?

-Not everyone who applies will be accepted. There are VERY limited spots for the class of 2021, I predict this will be the hardest year of selections ever with the combination of limited spots AND the notion that I know A LOT of kids who will be graduating in the class of 2021! We are looking for kids who are active both on social media and in their schools and communities. We love kids who have self-respect and don't post images on social media that would embarrass themselves or their families later on. Our program is known for being awesome but serious about having kids with a high personal integrity and values. WHO you are is ALWAYS more important than what you look like. 

*Are the shoots mandatory if I don't like the theme?

-It is expected that you will participate in all of your scheduled shoots, but if you cannot make a shoot I only ask that you let me know in advance. Reshoots are NOT permitted if you miss a shoot. 

*What are the participation rules?

-We have a contract we will go over at our Open House. The rules are very basic and help us run a program that has high integrity. 

*Is hair and makeup included in our sessions?

-Makeup and hair are NOT included but may be added on to some session when time permits but only with a reservation ahead of time. You may schedule hair and makeup at the start of the program for all sessions or just selected sessions, or if you are comfortable doing your own hair and makeup, you may do your own. 

*I have a busy schedule, how often will I need to attend an event or session?

-We will give you a schedule for the year at open house. 

*When do I need to commit to the program?

-Our scheduled open house will give you all the information you need to make your final decision. A parent MUST attend with you. We will invite more students to the open house than we have space for in the program so that we can get to know everyone better before making the final decisions on our end. An invitation will be sent to anyone who we think will make a great Rockstar within a day or two after the open house, and then we will need to know your decision within 48 hours. If you are invited to join the program but do not get back with the studio in the allotted time, we will move on to the next person on the list and you may lose your opportunity

*Do I need my parent's permission and do my parents have to be involved?

-Absolutely. We understand that in some cases, students fully support themselves. If you are 18 and support yourself, we are more than happy to sit down with you and talk about this restriction to see if there is a way to make it work. That said, if you are 18, living at home, and your parent simply does not want you to participate, there will be no work-around for that. 

*I heard about "Retreat," what are the details for this year's retreat? 

-EEK! Retreat is AMAZING!! Retreat is a full day of shooting with a group of Rockstars in a new location. The Retreat fee is NOT included in your Rockstar participation fee, and it is NOT mandatory, it is fully optional, but can also be used as your actual senior session.  Details will be disclosed at open house. Our 2019 Retreat  was in Chicago and it was AMAZING. 

*I love photography, is this a program where I can learn more about photography or get help starting my photography business? 

-Our program is so many things but it is not a photography mentorship. We do reserve the right to decline budding photographers (though we encourage you to keep up on your craft!!!) and photographer's children or family members, due to a conflict of interest, thank you for understanding! 

*Do you have to have perfect skin or look a certain way to be selected?

-Absolutely NOT!!! We want girls and guys of all ethnicities and looks in our program! We believe that real beauty comes from the inside out. Our program is open to absolutely every one that would like to apply, regardless of age, physical limitations, or appearance, and we can't wait to hear from you!!! 

*Are there any hidden fees?

-No. The rockstar fees are included in the packet you will receive if you are invited to open house.

*How much will I need to spend on wardrobe and accessories for these shoots?

-Hopefully very little or nothing at all. The goal is for you to borrow things you don't have but need or thrift! We prefer that you don't go out and spend a ton of money on your rep/model wardrobe. 

*Can I apply after the application period?

-No. Applications will only be accepted for a few weeks so apply now! The OFFICIAL application period will be in September of 2019, but starting in July we will have a limited PRE-Application available. 

*When Will I know that I've been accepted?

-You'll be sent an invitation for Orientation no later than 11/15/19 if your application appears to be what we are looking for. 

*What are reasons applicants get declined? (SO SO IMPORTANT!!!) 

-This is a GREAT question. If you are not active on social media, we will more than likely skip over your application. The purpose of the program is to promote our studio on social media so if you aren't active, it can't work. If you ARE active on social media but have pictures with activities such as drinking, smoking, other illegal activities, or are consistently positing images that we deem are too provocative for students who will potentially represent our studio, we will most likely decline. Social media is huge, employers and people with opportunities for you are always going check up, are you putting the best version of yourself online? We will ask for ALL social media accounts, if you have an account that you don't list we will passover your application. 

Another reason why we may not invite you to open house is if your schedule appears to be too busy or there is any other conflict that we cannot work around. If you have participated in one of our Underclassmen rep squads, please understand that there is no guarantee you will make the Rockstar team. My team and I will be selecting people who we believe will really post their image on social media and fully participate in the program. 

*Why do you need my social media links?

-See above, "What are reasons applicants get declined," that should give you the picture ;) 

*When is the application process? 
-The PRE-APPLICATION for our Rockstar Rep Program will run for the next few weeks, with the full application process beginning in mid-September and ending the beginning of November OR until we feel we have the right candidates to fill our team and schedule our Orientation. Last year the application process was cut short as the applications piled in very quickly.If you are interested, please do not delay in applying. If you pre-apply now, you will NOT receive a response until the official application process has begun in September, BUT applying early helps your chances to snag a spot in our coveted program. 

Thank you for reading all of this important info!! PLEASE share this information with your parents before you apply so that they can give you a pre-approval to apply for the team. If your parents would like ANY information before you apply, please have them contact the studio at booking@lindsaykingportraits.com or they can call me at (419) 450.2792. 

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