seeking senior reps! (class of 2013)


This is a picture of me, just before I turned 17. Yes... this is my high school senior portrait. (YIKES!)

In REAL LIFE, I never wore oversized denim shirts. Especially paired with vests. And huge sparkly earrings. And while I've had some crazy hairdos in the past, I was soooooo not the "big hair" type. (In fact, the day after these pictures were taken, I went right out and chopped my hair into a cute bob.)

Suffice it to say that I look nothing like myself in this picture.

This picture doesn't capture anything about me, except perhaps my smile. But everything else is fake, fake, fake. (And now that I think back... the smile is probably plastic and fake, as well.)

Please don't let this happen to YOU.

I want to help high school seniors to avoid repeating my own scenario.  I'm all about capturing the REAL YOU. No black backdrops or cheesy outfits. This is ALL YOU... showcasing who you really are at this moment in your own lives. Because your style should be celebrated.

And I'm looking for some volunteers to help spread the word:



I'm currently looking to enroll a few students in my new Senior Rep Program.

the Details:

You take your senior portraits with me. You spread the word by posting your images and slideshow on your social networking sites, and also by handing out referral cards to your friends. You earn a $25+ gift card to your favorite place (iTunes, Starbucks, etc.) for each referral* that you send my way. For real. And yes, it's just that simple.

Senior Reps will receive:

  • FREE signature portrait session ($175 value)
  • 5 low-resolution digital images, for use on your social networking sites
  • 15% off all prints & products purchased
  • custom gallery app for mobile devices (iPhone, iPad and Android), to easily show off your pictures
  • custom Facebook Timeline header image & profile picture
  • video-slideshow of your session
  • personalized referral cards to hand out to friends
  • $25+ gift card (iTunes, Starbucks, etc.) for each referral* you send to The Suitcase Studio. (1-4 referrals: $25 gift card each referral. 5-9 referrals: $50 each referral. 10th referral: $100 gift card.)

*a referral is counted as someone who books & completes a paid session with The Suitcase Studio and returns one of your referral cards to me. Note: a referral is not limited to someone who books a senior portrait session only; referrals include any type of  portrait session (excluding mini sessions). Earn up to 10 gift cards/referrals.


  • you must be a current high school student who will be graduating in the year 2013
  • you must agree to exclusively promote The Suitcase Studio as the photographer of choice for senior portraits
  • your portrait session must be completed no later than July 31 of this year
  • your portrait session will last 1-2 hours, and will be held at the location of your choice.
  • your parent/guardian must be present at the client consultation, as their signature is required on the client contract.
  • gift cards for referrals can be earned up until the day of your graduation!

Interested in Signing Up?

Contact me and let me know!  Send an email to michelle@theSuitcaseStudio.com, or simply click "let's talk" at the top of this page and fill out the contact form. Be sure to let me know what school you attend, as I’m taking a VERY limited number of Senior Reps per school.  I’ll get back to you ASAP to schedule a client consultation for us to meet and get started.

I'm looking forward to meeting the REAL YOU!