This video was created by an amazing friend of mine Katherine Mendieta. She is an educator, a wedding videographer and Senior photographer who attended the California Shoot last year. I’m posting it here so you can see what we do on our destination shoots with the winners of the modeling competition!
The modeling competition is a national search for those seniors with untold stories. Originally called ‘The 12’ Undiscovered, they are looking for those individuals that are original and authentic. This is not a beauty or popularity contest but it is all about YOU. They are looking for the unvarnished RAW version of you. The perfectly imperfect soul with grit and perseverance.
My Be SEEN Experience gives you entry into this contest! So if you are:
Wanting to tell your story.
Someone who makes their own rules who doesn’t follow the crowd.
Creative. Confident. Independent. Original. Undiscovered.
Then you are a perfect fit for this modeling competition!!!
Out of over 800 entries this time around, the 2 models I entered BOTH made it into the top 100 semi-finalists!!! I am so proud of them for trying out and for sharing their stories.
To see the current semi-finalists and finalists you can go here: ‘The 12’ Undiscovered
Let’s Tell YOUR Story!
This NEW VIDEO is a short behind the scenes peek from our Palm Springs Model Shoot. The girls were amazing! Each one brought something unique about themselves to each location. We stayed and shot our first set at the ACE Hotel and Swim Club, our second location was The Lautner Compound and we ended the day at a Wind Farm. There is something magical in the lighting in California, everything looks beautiful all the time.
Our next modeling competition is coming up! Any of my Be SEEN members wishing to enter will need to let me know BEFORE their senior session. The entries are due in October but I want them to be completed well before the deadline. Winners are announced in November! June will give us all the details including dates but for now, mark your calendars for the last week of January 2018, the 22nd-26th. If you aren’t sure about being a model but you really want senior pictures in Palm Springs CALIFORNIA!!! Then come along and we will do your destination session while I’m out there.
NATIONAL MODEL WINNER BENEFITS
The National Winning Models will be photographed on location in January 2018 prior to the Seniors Ignite Shootout by the Lead SEEN Magazine Photographers. They will also model for and be photographed by some of the leading senior photographers all over the U.S. at the Seniors Ignite Shootout.
Winning models will be fully styled for all shoots; Seniors Ignite will provide all hair and makeup, as well as a minimum of 2 fully styled outfits for each model to wear. Senior’s Ignite will work with each winning model to create and style the rest of their wardrobe. Models will also receive walking and posing instruction prior to the shoots.
Winning models’ stories and image editorials will be published in the national SEEN Magazine and online. They will also model for an exclusive Fashion Campaign for SEEN Magazine.
Winning models will receive all images from the Lead SEEN Photographers as well as the Shootout Photographers for their personal use. They will also receive a complimentary digital copy of the issue of SEEN Magazine they are featured in.
SEEN Magazine offers these unique individuals a platform to share their vision and their story with a broader audience that is completely outside of the photography industry. The style + culture magazine features up-and-coming artists, creatives, musicians, dancers, actors, models, philanthropists, dreamers, photographers and much more as it focuses on the stories of a new generation of the Undiscovered.
by Ivy Towler