Model Program Q and A– Episode 025 – A Photographer Podcast Interview


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Matt & Kia discuss high school senior model programs on this episode of the podcast. They compare the way they each do their programs and how they’ve changed the programs over the years. Seniors are busy these days and want to be part of something fun. Kia talks about making it as easy and simple and as stress-free as possible. Kia shoots with a wider lens for her fun mini sessions so the seniors have a different look than their senior pictures. Make sure to listen in to hear the fresh ideas discussed. Read Full Transcript Transcription was done by which means it’s an AI generated transcript. The transcript may contain spelling, grammar and other errors, and is not a substitute for watching the video. Matt: 00:01 Hey everybody, this is Matt and Kaia and you're listening to from nothing to profit. Speaker 2: 00:06 Welcome to from nothing to profit a photographer's podcast with Matt and Kayak where each week they talk to photographers about what is working in their business now so you can swipe those ideas and grow your business faster. Matt: 00:22 Hey everybody, welcome to the podcast. So kinda here's the deal. Okay. I want to ask you some questions and I mean at first I just thought this would be a really good episode for our audience and then I realized that actually a really good episode for me. So in terms of high school, senior model programs, we've been doing one for a long time. We'd been doing work for like eight years and I'm, I don't, I feel like it's unsuccessful, but here's the catch. I actually know when I look at my numbers, it's not unsuccessful. I think I'm just really bored with it. And so I don't really know what I just want, just like, I don't know if I even want fresh ideas, but just I kind of want to go through some do's and don'ts and just to see if I'm actually still doing like what I'm supposed to be doing and I just think it'd be good for our audience to hear us have this conversation. A little bit about model programs. Kia: 01:09 Okay. So let me ask you a couple questions about yours. Like when you say you're bored, are you bored? Like you're like, ah, I don't want to have to promote it. I feel like I'm saying things that are kind of uninteresting. Like your you board from the promotion side or from the photography side or what? What are you worried about? Matt: 01:27 I think a little bit of both. Like I just, I'm just like kind of tired of the grind of like launching the model program for another year. And then on top of that I also like, I'm just like, are they even into this? And I just, I, it's hard for me to realize like, am I not into this? Are they not into this? And I know what I mean, they have been talking about high school kids but they seem to be booking. So I guess they are into it. Kia: 01:51 So have you started launching it? Yeah. And we've got a couple, we've got a couple of kids to sign up. Yeah. Okay, great. And so how do you do it? Do you do a, like an application and then you choose from that? Or do you like say you know, send specific invites or, Matt: 02:06 well yeah, so what we do is we get a list of names from our previous models and seniors and then we send an Instagram DM to them and invite them. And then yeah, they go to our website and they fill out just a, just basically name information, just their contact information. And then they schedule a meeting to sit down with us. And we do individual meetings now. We used to do a group meeting, but we, we've, we've moved to individual meetings a couple of years ago and then we basically just tell them and their parent about, about the program and I guess kind of hope that they sign up and see like I can just hear myself being bored in this whole Kia: 02:41 process, like as I'm describing. Do any like what part of it do you do? Matt: 02:46 Do I personally do? Kia: 02:47 Yeah. Like do you, do you sit in the meetings, do you Matt: 02:49 no, so I do,

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