“When you dance, you can enjoy the luxury of being you.” — Paulo Coelho
Thank you for applying to be an ambassador for Mandy Beth Photography - I'm so excited to build relationships with participating dancers (while creating fantastic images)! Please read the following carefully before applying to ensure that this program is a good fit for you and your goals.
- Encouraging friendships - this will be a small group comprised of a variety of studios so that dancers can meet in a fun environment and build relationships
- Mutual promotion between dancers and Mandy Beth Photography - let's be each other's cheerleaders!
- Creative expression through photography concepts
- Increased confidence - MBP wants every dancer to feel strong and beautiful in their photos
- Three dance photo sessions in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex area - ambassador sessions will help Mandy Beth Photography grow and are likely to be at a new location, have a specific vision/color palette, and/or use a technique that MBP wants to try out/improve in. Each of the three sessions will be scheduled on a single date for the group but each dancer will have their own time slot for individual posing (similar to mini sessions) to aid in time management and help with planning. The amount of time scheduled may vary from session to session based on a variety of factors. The first session date will take place in July 2023 and be selected based on application responses for availability. The remaining two dates will be picked once the team is selected to accommodate the group's schedules as best as possible. It is possible additional session opportunities may be extended to the team.
- Gallery of web-sized images to share from each session during the term - each ambassador's full resolution files will be released for download once the contract term is complete and sharing requirement is met.
- Special gift for your dancer during the term
- Promotion on @mandybethphoto.dance Instagram account and potential submissions for publishing
- Discount code - each ambassador will have a discount code to share and can earn credit for future sessions
- dancer specific public Instagram account (can be parent-ran but not be parent's personal account) that follows Mandy Beth Photography/ambassador team, and denotes being a "@mandybethphoto.dance ambassador" in the bio line
- July - December 2023 commitment - dancers are welcome to work with and post pictures from other photographers but cannot be an ambassador for another photographer during the term of the program (please note on the application if the end of an existing nonexclusive ambassadorship overlaps by a month or less if that is the case)
- an eagerness to collaborate, try out new things, and incorporate styling/wardrobe suggestions for specific visions (while having patience for your photographer who will be experimenting/trying new things through this process, too!)
- an understanding that some creative sessions get us all "out of the box" a bit and the more participants commit to the theme, the better it turns out (see examples of past dance work HERE)
- excitement about sharing the resulting photos online - ambassadors are expected to be active on social media and post Mandy Beth Photography photos at least twice a month (sharing your excitement about upcoming shoots, behind the scenes content, commenting on team photos, etc. is also encouraged!)
- participation in the first photo shoot - these images will be used to introduce the team online
- fee of $350 due at beginning of ambassador term for three group session dates (with individual time scheduled), gallery of images, and dancer gift