Senior Models | Class of 2018 – Charlottesville Portrait Photographer

Charlottesville Portrait Photographer

Ali Johnson Photography – Senior Models | Class of 2018

It’s hard to believe it, but it’s already time to start thinking about my AJP Senior spokesmodels for the Class of 2018!

AJP Senior models receive all kinds of perks including free sessions so if you are currently a junior in the Charlottesville area and will be graduating high school in 2018, then check out the information below!

What is an Ali Johnson Photography senior model?

A senior model is basically a spokesperson for Ali Johnson Photography. I’ll use them for my marketing materials throughout the year and their job is to spread the word about my photography business.

What does an AJP senior model receive?

  • A free mini-session during the spring or summer before your senior year. This will be combined with all of the other AJP models and will be a great opportunity for everyone to get to know each other.
  • An extended senior session, including your yearbook photo.
  • A free stylized mini session based on the theme that we decide on. For my 2016 reps, we had color inspired sessions, for 2017 reps we’re having icon sessions …who know what we’ll come up with for the class of 2018! 🙂
  • The opportunity to participate in free mini-sessions with me through out the year. I often want to test out new lighting techniques or backdrops. This year all of my 2017 models received extreme sports sessions as an extra perk!
  • A password protected online gallery with the digital images from your sessions. You will be able to download the photos from the gallery and your family can order quality prints and products from my professional photo lab!
  • A personalized mobile app with photos from your sessions throughout the school year.
  • All in all you’ll have a blast and will receive TONS of amazing photos to document your senior year!

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What are the AJP senior model requirements?

  • You must currently be a 2017 Junior, graduating from high school in 2018.
  • I’m accepting applications from both public and private schools in Charlottesville, Virginia and the surrounding area. However, if you live a little outside that area, don’t hesitate to fill out an application. I’d love to talk with you!
  • Modeling experience is not required!
  • I want you to have a great style, an outgoing, friendly personality and enjoy being in front of the camera.
  • Have an online social media presence (Facebook, Instagram)
  • Agree to tell your friends and classmates about Ali Johnson Photography and share your senior portraits with them.
  • Have your parents or legal guardians sign a model release form.
  • You and your parents must agree to promote only Ali Johnson Photography for your senior portraits from the time of acceptance through the entire 2017-2018 school year.
  • If you are chosen as one of my reps, a $100 deposit is required to secure your senior rep position. At the time of your extended session, the remaining $400 will be due.

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How do I become an AJP senior model?

  • If you’re interested in being considered as an AJP senior model for the Class of 2018, fill out a Model Application .
  • This is your opportunity to let me know all about you! I had a record number of students apply last year and the decision process was extremely hard! Part of what helped narrow it down was what they applicants had to say! I’m looking for people who are from all walks of life so be sure to tell me about your thoughts, hobbies and interests…anything that makes you tick!
  • Though my senior models consist mostly of girls I have two guys on my 2017 team and would love to have more with the Class of 2018!
  • The deadline for submissions is Sunday 2/19 at midnight!

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CLASS of 2017 – My spring calendar is filling up quickly! If you haven’t already scheduled your portrait session, contact me today! | 434.906.0418 | photos@alijohnson.com

Ali Johnson is a portrait photographer specializing in senior portraits in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Louisa and Fluvanna County VA

Aurora & Savannah | FCHS – Class of 2017 – Charlottesville Senior Portraits

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Aurora & Savannah | FCHS | 2017 – Charlottesville Senior Portraits

Tonight on my blog we have Aurora & Savannah, two of my senior spokesmodels from Fluvanna County High School’s Class of 2017. Between my busy schedule and theirs, we had the hardest time getting them in front of the camera! A few days before Christmas, we had a break in the cold weather so I got the two of them together for a mini-session. After they had their make-up done, we headed over to Food Lion. Now before you think I’m crazy, just hear me out! A few days earlier, I was driving around looking for interesting locations when I drove past the Food Lion. Behind the store there was this really cool , weathered retaining wall. I thought it would be a great place for a few photographs and Aurora & Savannah were down to give it a try!

When we got there, we also found a truck parked in the loading dock and a set of stairs we could use. It was perfect! Because we going to be changing locations so quickly, I decided to shoot these photos using only natural light. That may not seem like a big deal to some of you but I use my lights during every single session so it’s really rare for me! One of the benefits about using natural light is the incredible catchlights you can get in your subjects eyes. Aurora and Savannah have beautiful eyes on their own but with natural light and a reflector? They looked over to top gorgeous!

We then drove over to Lake Monticello Rescue Squad. Another unusual location, I know but I’d spied a interesting looking place behind their parking lot. The sun was starting to set and it turned all of the dead grass and trees the most beautiful orange color…Aurora & Savannah looked fabulous! At the end of the session we headed back to my neighborhood for a few shots in the pine trees. Last but not not least, the girls pulled out their Christmas sweaters for one of the cutest shots I’ve ever taken! I had SO much fun with you Aurora & Savanna! You guys made the afternoon an absolute blast and I can’t wait for your next sessions!

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Yep, these were shot beside a Food Lion truck! Sometimes you just gotta step outside the box and try a crazy idea! 🙂

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Aurora is always happy and smiling so serious photos aren’t really her thing. I always take a few though. Can you blame me when she looks like this? Aurora you are stunning!!

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We’d been talking about taking this photo of Savanna with her fur hood for months. So glad we finally had the chance to shoot it. Savanna, you look absolutely amazing!!

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CLASS of 2017 – Have you scheduled your portrait session yet? My Spring calendar is already filling up! For more info click here or contact me! | 434.906.0418 | photos@alijohnson.com

Ali Johnson is a portrait photographer specializing in senior portraits in Charlottesville, Crozet, Keswick, Albemarle and Fluvanna County VA

Emily | FCHS – Class of 2017 – Charlottesville Senior Portraits

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Emily | FCHS | 2017 – Charlottesville Senior Portraits

Tonight on my blog we have Emily, one of my senior spokesmodels from Fluvanna County High School’s Class of 2017. As a photographer, I always love to try new things so when Emily suggested taking a few photos on her trampoline, I jumped at the chance! 🙂 Okay, not literally…I left that up to Emily. How she managed to jump up so high and still look gorgeous is beyond me but she did it! Next we moved on to take a few shots in her yard. The leaves were at their peak and made a fantastic backdrop! To make matters better, Emily’s mom brought out an antique chair that belonged to her grandmother. What a brilliant idea Liz! It’s a really great way to add a personal element to the photos!

Our next stop was the downtown Palmyra Area. Those of you that follow me know that I use this location a lot. You’d think I’d get bored of it but I never do! Its a pretty small area that I stick to, not even a quarter of a mile long. In this tiny space though, I can get a ton of different looks out of a session! I really try to make every sessions different  so everyone will have their own unique gallery of images. We finished up the session with a silhouette shot (it’s been forever since I took one of those!) and a few sunset shots. Emily you are such a sweetheart and I absolutely love photographing you! I had the best time with you and  I can’t wait for the next session!

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CLASS of 2017 – Have you scheduled your portrait session yet? My Spring calendar is already filling up! For more info click here or contact me! | 434.906.0418 | photos@alijohnson.com

Ali Johnson is a portrait photographer specializing in senior portraits in Charlottesville, Crozet, Keswick, Albemarle and Fluvanna County VA

Lindsay | FCHS – Class of 2017 – Charlottesville Senior Portraits

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Lindsay | FCHS | 2017 – Charlottesville Senior Portraits

Tonight on my blog we have Lindsay, one of my senior spokesmodels from Fluvanna County High School’s Class of 2017. We had her session in downtown Palmyra one day after school. I’ve used this location many times in the past and I really love it! Within this small area, I can get so many different looks out of a session and since there are so many great spots,  I can make every session look different! I really try not to make two sessions look the same so everyone will have their own unique gallery of images.

I have the best time hanging out Lindsay and her mother Judi …they are so much fun to be around!  Lindsay is such a happy person, it seems like she’s always smiling! Of course if I had those awesome dimples, I think I’d smile all the time too! When she put on her black dress and was standing in the field of winter grass, the scene really seemed to call for a more somber expression. Lindsay pulled it off perfectly! These photos are a little darker than my normal style and I am so happy with the results! Thanks for another fabulous afternoon Lindsay & Judi…I can’t wait for the next session!

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CLASS of 2017 – Have you scheduled your portrait session yet? My Spring calendar is already filling up! For more info click here or contact me! | 434.906.0418 | photos@alijohnson.com

Ali Johnson is a portrait photographer specializing in senior portraits in Charlottesville, Crozet, Keswick, Albemarle and Fluvanna County VA

Extreme Sports Portraits | Ali Johnson Photography | Charlottesville Senior Photographer

Extreme Sports Portraits | Ali Johnson Photography

Last March, I attended a photography conference in Saint Louis named Shutterfest. Their tag line is “Shutterfest is not just a conference. It’s an experience.” and man oh man were they right! I learned so much, made new friends and got super inspired to try out some new photography techniques!

Melanie Anderson (one of the amazing instructors) taught a class called Extreme Seniors. During the class she showed how she photographs athletes in her studio. It was incredible! Not only was she a fantastic speaker, but I was blown away by how cool the photos looked. I was instantly hooked! I love taking taking dramatic portraits in my studio but I never really thought about doing it with athletes. It really opened my eyes!

I tested out my knowledge on a few of my 2017 models and fell in love with the results! Super edgy and dramatic, with textured backdrops, it really helps capture the intensity of sports. I’ve photographed students that play football, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, swimming, field hockey, golf, track and even cheerleading!

I keep the photos black and white so you don’t have to deal with competing colors of the uniforms and equipment. All you are focusing on is the athlete and their gear. Photos like these are a wonderful alternative to traditional sports portraits!

Of course, you don’t have to be serious in your sports photo. If if feels more natural for you to smile, then by all means show me your pearly whites! 🙂

You don’t have to be a senior to schedule one of these sessions. I’d love to photograph athletes of all ages!

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CLASS of 2017 – Have you scheduled your portrait session yet? My Spring calendar is already filling up! For more info click here or contact me! | 434.906.0418 | photos@alijohnson.com

Ali Johnson is a portrait photographer specializing in senior portraits in Charlottesville, Crozet, Keswick, Albemarle and Fluvanna County VA

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