THE ROLE MODEL ACADEMY

"The academy is for the senior portrait photographer that desires to make a strong social impact, enrich the lives of young teens, build a business based on serving others, and just simply has a passion for people."

- Melissa Lynn Hunt

 
 

The academy will focus on building a solid foundation of who you are, who you want to serve, and what you have to offer.

We will focus on the heart of your business and how to share your heart authentically and powerfully. 

We are going to dig deep my friends. I want to help your business thrive and transform the lives of the teens you are serving. 

The exact Senior Role Model Program that I have built does not exist in our industry. I have seen the impact it has made on the lives of everyone involved and I know whole-heartedly that every senior portrait photographer should be doing this! 

 
 
 
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You deserve to have the business you dreamed of and to have work that gets you excited each day!

You deserve the gratifying feeling that what you are doing is making a difference in the lives of our future. 

Within the academy there are four prep schools. 

  • Role Model Program Prep
  • Financial Prep
  • The Art of Photography Prep
  • In Person Sales Prep

This academy will guide you into pursuing your passion and building an experience your dream clients desire to be a part of. 

This is not a retreat. Every moment together will be intentional full of in-depth training. We are focused on giving you actionable steps to build a successful program. You will literally walkaway with a manual to guide you in running a Genuine Team just like mine. 

I will be leading, guiding, and supporting you every single step of the way. From ongoing marketing to continued education. I am there for you!! 

 

The Role Model Academy Registration Opens in February 2019! Only 4 photographers will be accepted into the first academy.  

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ToPICS COVERED IN THE ACADEMY

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Creating Community
We are stronger, smarter, and better when we are together. So we should be cultivating this within our businesses and with our clients. This must be at the forefront of your role model programs. In this prep class we will dig deep into your why and overall goals for your business. This will lay the foundation for learning how to foster community spirit, create a greater sense of civic duty, and make positive changes in everyones life. 
 

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Capturing Personality & Spirit
As a photographer you have the honor of capturing a priceless moment in time. It is up to you to embrace this opportunity and capture not just a pretty portrait but the essence of who your senior is. I want to share with you my techniques for capturing both the personality and the spirit of the high school teen. Whether she is sweetly introverted or wildly extroverted, my techniques have allowed me to capture genuine personality.

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Mastering Workflow & Systems

This is all about getting rid of the time sucks and those tasks that you are just not so good at! As business owners we try to do it all (because this business is our baby!). But we should not be doing it all. We should only focus on what we are great at! From client management to business legalities I teach you my workflow and share all of the systems that have given me more freedom to focus on my strengths. 
 

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Polishing Your Craft
You are only as good as your plan! I believe whole heartedly that your success is reliant on the game plan you have set in place. You should be mindful of what the overall goal is for the session with some wiggle room for impromptu moments.  I will teach you how I prepare for each session, my strategy when on location, my camera settings, and how I overcome those last second obstacles that require game time decisions. 

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Business Budgeting
This is about your bottom line. In order to have a successful business you must have a grasp on what is happening with every penny coming into the business and going out of the business. Guess what? This is isn't rocket science. It is so elementary and basic that I will probably shock you. I will teach you exactly how I keep track of my finances so you too can be money wise. 
 

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The Client Experience
If client experience was a love language, it would be mine. But I know it's not everyone's which is why I created this prep class. One of the biggest questions I get asked is "How do you get so many client reviews?" It's because I take care of my clients and they are eager to talk about it. I teach you all of the key components for a successful and memorable client experience.

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Pricing Properly
The thought of pricing sends you into a tizzy. Perhaps you feel like you aren't worth it and why would someone pay you "that" amount.  I've been in your shoes and this is exactly why I've included this prep class in the academy. I didn't always make money. In fact, I've been (shamefully) in the negative. It's from these experiences that I can teach confidently the best practices for pricing.  
 

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Premiere Ordering Sessions
Transform your business with IPS - in person sales. There is great value in printed portraits and IPS brings this value to both you and your client. This is not about being "sales-y", this is about creating & selling artwork that your clients will enjoy for many years. Portraits on our walls or displayed on our table tops are reminders of what we love most. Photographs frame our lives and the ability to touch them and see them in our home gives us a sense of connection that is priceless. 

 

WHILE YOU ARE WAITING FOR REGISTRATION TO OPEN ....

LET ME SHARE WITH YOU WHY MY CLIENTS ARE ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT THEIR #MLHSENIORS EXPERIENCE AND HOW I AM CONSISTENTLY THE #1 RECOMMENDED SENIOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER ...

 
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