FAC SENIOR VIP TEAM
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Memories for a lifetime
What do you want to remember the most when your senior year is over? The homework? Probably not. The constant barrage of obligations? I don’t think so. More likely, you want to REVEL in your incredible high school senior memories. You want to be grateful for the friendships and good times – especially after throwing a pandemic into the middle of your high school experience – am I right?! And perhaps most importantly, you want to move onto the next chapter with a smile and a happy heart. You probably also want to have INCREDIBLE Tahoe / Reno high school senior portraits. Just sayin’!
Every year, I form a group of 10 students who are EXCLUSIVELY invited to multiple creative photoshoots and special connection and confidence-building events per year. Together, these students are my Fifth and Chestnut Senior VIP Team. These 10 students join the team through a simple application & interview process. They get MULTIPLE creative photoshoots to produce content for their social media feeds starting the spring of their junior year.
Sound fun?! It is! And it’s an exclusive, memorable and IMMERSIVE experience that will provide you with absolutely incredible memories from your ENTIRE senior year in high school, plus the end of your junior year & summer before senior year, too!
TAHOE / RENO HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR PORTRAITS
My goal for every high school senior portrait session is for my subject to feel like the absolute best version of their self in front of my lens. Confident. Happy. Comfortable. Authentic! With that in mind, I have tailored my Fifth and Chestnut Photo Co. Senior VIP Team experience to be that and MORE. SO much more.
FAC Senior VIP Team BENEFITS
There is a plethora of benefits to being on the FAC Senior VIP Team!
Scheduling Your Senior Photoshoot:
Among other fantastic perks, my Senior VIP team has priority scheduling. Your tenure on my team starts your JUNIOR year. That way, you’re more likely to get the dates you want for your solo senior session (especially my much-coveted late summer and early fall dates). You’ll have the opportunity to start your senior year with photos in-hand. That’s right – ready for the yearbook BEFORE the deadlines!
Another amazing perk is that you won’t have JUST one session. Oh no, my friend – you will get several photoshoots. First and foremost, you’ll get a very special senior session: the Fifth and Chestnut Elite Senior Photoshoot, which is my BEST senior session option – exclusive to FAC Senior VIPs. In addition, you’ll be invited to so many fun team shoots and events throughout the year. How fun is that?!
Limited Spots & Making New Friends:
I will only be selecting a MAX of 10 students for this experience per year, from a variety of schools in the Reno/Tahoe area. One of the benefits of this limitation is making new friends outside of your own school that you wouldn’t have even met otherwise. Think of the fun possibilities!
Hair and Makeup Services:
Hair and makeup is INCLUDED in your Elite Senior Photoshoot by the BEST OF THE BEST artists in Reno. You’ll also make connections with hair and makeup artists that you can choose to hire for any additional photoshoots and other events. I mean – is it ever too early to be thinking about getting ready for prom?!
Capture your personality your ENTIRE SENIOR YEAR:
You’ll change so much over the course of your final year in high school. As part of the Senior VIP Team, you’ll get documentation of that whole incredible journey!
This is actually just a small list of the benefits to being a FAC Senior VIP. There are more, and I promise they are so worth it!
WHO IS A GOOD FIT FOR THE SENIOR VIP TEAM?
You don’t have to be a model or an influencer to be on my VIP team. You don’t have to be anything other than yourself. In fact, I would highly encourage you to apply ESPECIALLY if this is out of your comfort zone! However, you DO have to be a current high school JUNIOR who has a positive outlook on life who supports and encourages your peers.
The process does include an application to make sure the Senior VIP Team is a good fit for you and your parent(s) because part of the experience is booking your senior portraits with me. I’ll hold short in-person interviews with each applicant & their parent(s) to go over all of the information in detail & answer any questions you have about being on the team.
If the sound of being on my team just sounds FUN, please apply to join us!
HOW IS THE FAC SENIOR VIP TEAM DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SPOKESMODEL PROGRAMS?
The FAC VIP Team is like NO OTHER senior program in the Reno/Tahoe area. First of all, your photographer is me, and there is only one me! Check out the link to get to know me a bit!
Timeless Aesthetic: My style is fresh and FUN, but most importantly, it’s TIMELESS. This is something that especially sets my Reno senior portraits apart. I don’t randomly change my editing style and switch between the newest shiny Instagram filters because your senior portraits will sit on your parents’ walls FOR ETERNITY (trust me on this) and I promise you that a TIMELESS feel to your photos is very important. If you have laughed at your parents’ wedding portraits, you KNOW what I’m talkin’ about.
We have a mission: To purposefully and artistically document the irreplaceable memories of life’s incredible milestones through timeless, remarkable and heartfelt fine-art portraiture by connecting with people in a genuine and meaningful way. It’s one of my goals to get to know you so that I can capture you AUTHENTICALLY. Graduating high school is one of the MAJOR milestones in your life (and in your parents’ lives, too). What better way to commemorate this amazing span of time than with gorgeous portraits AND unforgettable experiences?!
Investing in yourself: You will have so many opportunities to expand your own confidence, make new friendships, and express your own personality through the amazing power of photography and social media. You are about to be blown away by what this experience brings you. If you are interested in being an insta influencer, this is a great chance to practice. It might even be something you include on your resume.
It’s not a chore: As a FAC Senior VIP, you do NOT have a list of duties that you must complete or referrals you are obligated to make. Your parents pay for this experience and with that, you get major perks. Being on the FAC Senior VIP team is NOT about advertising for me! Also, If you miss a group photoshoot – it’s okay! You are not obligated to attend anything as part of the team. Do what makes you feel good!
Make LASTING MEMORIES with your Reno high school senior portraits
The FAC Senior VIP Team Experience will be something you remember forever. My aim is to make this year truly unforgettable and to close out your high school education on a major high note. Again, I want you to head into your next adventure with a smile and a happy heart. So let’s do it!!
JOIN NOW! Class of 2025 Applications ARE LIVE!
If you’re not sure if this is right for you, don’t worry – you are under NO OBLIGATION to join by applying! Reach out to me directly if you have questions!
PS: If you’re not TOTALLY into the idea of being on the VIP team, please know that I also provide incredible Reno High School Senior Portraits year-round and I would LOVE to be your Reno High School Senior Photographer!