Model Search

2017/2018 - Senior Ambassador Program



J. Santiago Photography’s Ambassador Program is underway! Josh Santiago, is a highly rated senior photographer in Kansas City, is currently seeking ambassadors from various schools in the Kansas City area to act as model representatives. Throughout the year, you may see your images on marketing materials, signs and anything else where we think you would look great! Even so, the best part is you will receive credits to purchase prints for your own senior portraits when your friends book from your referrals in return.

Who is it for?

If you are currently a Junior or Senior, we want you! You can earn a free senior portrait photography session, prints, products and cash! All you have to do as a model is tell your friends about us. No, you don’t have to be a super model…just be an outgoing, fun-spirited person! Unfortunately, the Ambassador Search is only open for a number of select high schools. So, if you are interested in participating, please ask first to ensure reps are still being accepted from your school.

How do I enter?

It’s simple. Complete the online entry application found at the bottom of this page. Then, we’ll will evaluate your application to see if you qualify for your complimentary head shot session. It lasts about 30-45 minutes. There is no obligation to purchase and there is no cost to you. If you choose to order prints from your head shot session, we’ll gladly get you the details on how to do so.

Sessions will be scheduled in November and Onward. You must be able to commit to day and time assigned to you to be considered to enter.

You’ll then receive your free website profile picture (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc) via email with the J. Santiago Photography watermark (please don’t remove this!). All Images that are posted to social media must link back to J. Santiago Photography, either via @jsantiagophotos (Instagram) @JSantiagoPhoto (Facebook) @jsantiagophoto (twitter)

NOTE TO PARENTS: You MUST sign the contract with us before we book the head shot session and lifestyle sessions. It’s available online (Parent Contract). By entering this, you are permitting J. Santiago Photography to use your son’s/daughter’s first name and photograph on the blog, website and in marketing materials. You are confirming you have the authority to commit to this. Signing of our contract and entry form in no way obligates the student and/or parent/guardian to make purchases from J. Santiago Photography.

What is the credit system?

  • Book 3 senior referrals at any package and earn $75 Visa/Mastercard Gift Card
  • Book 5 senior referrals at any package and earn $125 Visa/Mastercard Gift Card
  • Book 8 senior referrals at any package and earn $200 Visa/Mastercard Gift Card
  • Book 10 senior referrals at the Varsity package or above and earn an Apple iPad Air 2 in 64gb (your choice of color) or a $500 Visa/Mastercard Gift Card
  • Book 15 senior referrals at the Junior Varsity package and earn an Apple iPad Air 2 in 64gb (your choice of color) or a $500 Visa/Mastercard Gift Card

The three (3) students with this highest number of bookings will also receive the following prizes:

  • Third Place – $100 Print Credit
  • Second Place – $125 Print Credit
  • First Place – $150 Print Credit

The top three (3) students will be notified via email no later than May 15, 2017. The deadline for booking referrals to earn the prizes for first, second or third place is April 30, 2017.

NOTE: Students must refer a minimum of eight (8) bookings to be eligible to win the print credit prizes. In the event of a tie, the prize will go to the student that referred eight (8) bookings first.


Is there anything special I should know if I am chosen as an Ambassador?


    1. You must schedule your Senior portrait session before March 15th, 2017.
    2. You will be representing our company so we ask that you actively promote J. Santiago Photography throughout the year. We rely on your support and active models will be rewarded!
    3. You may only hand out your Rep cards to potential clients for J. Santiago Photography, not family and friends, with the exclusion of other students that would be potential clients.
    4. You must exclusively use your model search or new senior images as your profile pictures on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social networking sites until April 1, 2017.
    5. You may not order prints from your session until at least one (1) student schedules and holds their session for senior pictures as a result of your direct referral.
    6. We get creative ideas throughout the year and will call on our models to help test them out! Although it’s not required, we appreciate your help.
    7. Have a GREAT time and enjoy your Junior/Senior year!


Where do I apply? – BOTH YOU and your Parent/Guardian MUST SIGN the forms below!


Please complete the student application below and remember this is just like a job interview. We ask that everyone take their time completing the application. Please use clear, concise sentences and correct grammar. We will evaluate applications and notify you if we feel you’d be a good choice for representing J. Santiago Photography. We want only the best, outgoing, and professional students representing our company!

When you have completed these, we will evaluate your application to determine if you meet our qualifications for representing J. Santiago Photography. If you do, we will call you to discuss your responses to the application questions over the phone so we can get to know you one on one. If ultimately selected, we will schedule your complimentary head-shot. We will contact students/parents Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to  7 p.m. Most importantly, timing is everything! If you are selected as a Class of 2017 Senior Ambassador and do not refer any students for their senior pictures before February 1, 2017, you will be billed $150 to cover the costs and expenses directly associated with your session and rep cards.  Remember, you may not order any prints from your free session until at least one (1) student schedules and holds a session for their senior pictures as a result of your direct referral.




Class of 2017/2018 - Senior Ambassador Application

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