Joanne Vandal Photography | The Joanne Vandal Photography Senior Model Program

JVP High School Senior Model Program

CLASS OF 2019!



What is it?

It’s a marketing program that gives Class of 2019 High School Seniors a chance to get discounts, cash, beautiful senior pictures and really fun photos to share with friends on social media. I want to connect my photography with the students at your school in the Class of 2019. Who else does that better than a well-connected and involved high school junior! We try to make this program a win-win for everyone. We are accepting applications from any high school in Enfield, Somers, Suffield, Ellington, CT and the surrounding areas. (public and private schools)

Application Deadline is March 1,18th!  After you apply, we’ll let you know by the beginning of March if you’ve been accepted as an Joanne Vandal Photography Senior Model Rep. Sometimes we get too many applications for the position, so if you are not accepted, don’t sweat it! It’s not you, it’s me. Really.

Once you’re accepted, you will schedule a time at your convenience to model for our Spring 2019 session. It must be done in before June 1st.  It’s going to be REALLY fun and you’re going to get great pictures to share with friends! We’ll post a number of images on the Joanne Vandal Photography Facebook page & Instagram, tagging you, so you can share them with friends and family.

What do the Seniors get for being a JVP Senior Model?


  • Extra Sessions: Be part of fun concept shoots exclusively for JVP Model Reps.
  • Publicity: Website, blog, Facebook, Instagram & magazines are some of the places in which you may appear!
  • Digital Images: You will receive 5-10 web-sized images that you can post on your social media accounts from the exclusive JVP model session and your senior session.




Who can become a JVP Senior Model?

This program is by application and selection only. We are looking for models who are well connected in their high schools and who truly appreciate the quality of JVP Photography. The best models are outgoing and comfortable in front of the camera.  It requires confidence and independence and being comfortable in promoting JVP.

Senior models should use social media on a regular basis and be willing to spread the word about the amazing photo shoots and images they get from JVP.

What are the expectations for being a Joanne Vandal Photography Model?

  • Answer the senior application questionnaire honestly and thoughtfully (this helps me capture the real you).
  • Provide the Instagram names of 3 friends you think would be interested in being a senior model or having their pictures with JVP.
  • Parent and seniors should be willing to share their experience with Joanne Vandal Photography by;
  • Sharing images on social media frequently.
  • Writing positive online reviews
  • Recommending Joanne Vandal Photography


Ok, So I referred someone, what do they get by going to Joanne Vandal Photography?

If your referral completes a senior photo session with Joanne Vandal Photography, they will receive a $50 discount on their senior session and YOU receive $25 cash AND a $25 discount on your individual senior session later in the season. 

Sounds great, are there any rules that I should be aware of?

  • Models must currently be a 2018 junior, graduating in 2019.
  • Models must be somewhat flexible with schedules, the first few shoots will be on weekend days.
  • Models must have their first photo session with Joanne Vandal Photo no later than June 30, 2018.
  • Models agree to follow Joanne Vandal  Photography on Facebook and Instagram & share photos and updates with friends.
  • Models must live in and attend a high school within the Greater Hartford or Longmeadow, MA area.
  • Models and parents must agree to promote only Joanne Vandal Photography for senior portraits from the time of acceptance through the entire 2018/2019 school year.
  • Model’s parent or guardian MUST sign a model release, allowing Joanne Vandal Photography to use photographs for advertising and promotional purposes.


What happens if I am selected?

You will be notified by March 10 and you’ll need your parents to complete the online model release by March 30, 2018. Once we’ve receive your signed release, Ill send over more info on the upcoming photoshoots and how to prepare for them. Kickoff your senior year with REALLY fun photo shoots, amazing pictures and great memories!


Do the model sessions act as my senior photos?

No, not really.  The model sessions are set up to reflect my artistic vision.  They are done in groups and I chose locations, wardrobe, themes and more.  Your individual senior session will be done later in the season at reduced rate according to how many referrals you bring to JVP.  You get $25 off your session for each referral (on top of a cash reward)


Spokes models are exclusive to Joanne Vandal  Photography and agree to not have additional portraits taken, promote or post images from another photographer until after you graduate and your representative year has ended with Joanne Vandal Photography on July 1, 2019.  JVP understands that some schools require you to be photographed by the school hired photographer for yearbook purposes only.