Senior Pictures | Q&A The Senior Influencer Team

Senior Pictures | Q&A The Senior Influencer Team


Everything You Need to Know About The Senior Influencer Team


By now you have heard of The Studio Kate’s Senior Influencer Team and are ready to learn how you can enrich your Senior Year by joining this amazing team. Here is all you need to know…


What is a Senior Influencer Team Member?

Senior Influencer Team Members are seniors who represent The Studio Kate, by using resources that The Studio Kate provides to refer their fellow classmates and friends. As a team member, you’ll get a complimentary session, partake in themed group shoots, then spend your Senior Year showing off your incredible senior pictures and offering discounts, that only team members can offer, to anyone and everyone in need of amazing senior pictures!


Why did Kate start the Senior Influencer Team?

Kate has a passion to give to her community and build up other women and girls. This team allows her to do both with the high school seniors in her community. Kate’s favorite part of having the Senior Influencer Team is seeing the girls’ self confidence build from the first shoot to the last.


Who can be a Senior Influencer Team Member?

Anyone who is in the current senior class can apply to be a team member.  The Studio Kate accepts students from public, private, and parochial schools in Hamilton County!  We want to have a diverse team made up of all sizes, ethnicities, religions, and cultures!


For current juniors, check back in January. We will start accepting applicants for the next years Senior Influencer Team during January of your Junior Year.  


How many reps do you accept each year? What are you looking for in a rep?

 The Studio Kate accepts 10 to 12 seniors each year. We look for kind, fun-loving, stylish, outgoing, and incredibly motivated reps who are eager to spread the word about our studio and earn amazing rewards in the process.


How does Kate choose which applicants make the team?

After filling out the application, you will also make an appointment to have an interview with Kate. A parent/guardian must attend the interview with you because it is especially important that they also understand the type of commitment this requires. After all the interviews are done, Kate will thoroughly review all applicants and choose the ones who will best represent the studio!




What do I get as a Senior Influencer Team Member?

We created this team to establish new friendships and most importantly build your own self-confidence! All senior reps get a complimentary photo session including hair, makeup, and image reveal session. Please note that Senior Influencer Team Members purchase their images (prints, wall art, and digital files) like any other client, but will have opportunities to earn extra products once you hit your initial referral goal!  You also get to take part in choosing themes for the group shoots. Group shoots are not just group pictures, but also include creating lots of individual pictures, adding extra pictures to your portfolio of images to choose from. Kate might like to spoil you with goodies throughout the year too.  In addition to the swag in our coveted goodie bags, you will also get a Senior Influencer Studio Kate Shirt.  That shirt is unique every year because it is designed by the team.



Does this sound you?  Are you ready to make some new friends, build up your confidence in front of the camera, and earn some great rewards by representing The Studio Kate?  If so, reach out, tell us a little about yourself, and we’ll help you start your application to be a Senior Influencer! 


Senior Fashion Experience

Senior Fashion Experience

How Our Senior Photo Shoots Evolved Into Senior Fashion Experiences 



Senior pictures has always been one of my favorite genres as a portrait photographer. There are many categories I enjoy but there is something amazing about working with someone one on one, seeing their soul through the lens of my camera, and then sharing the final product created only to see the utmost joy on their faces!

In my office I have a reminder of how lucky I am to be in a career that I love.  In a journal filled with much wisdom, my grandfather wrote “If you must work-find something you would do for nothing, but you get paid well for” I keep that on my office wall along with a picture of my grandfather and me.

 It’s been almost 23 years since my passion for photography was ignited. I was in high school taking the Basic Photography course. Over the last 23 years I have taken that hobby and turned it into my full-time career! How lucky am I? During that process, I have weeded a lot of genres out.  Weddings, no thanks. Newborns, not patient enough. Boudoir, really just not my thing. This list goes on and on, but one of the types of photography that has always stuck with me is Senior portraits.

Since our first senior shoots for the class of 2007, we have tried a lot of different things, and believe we have found the sweet spot for what our Senior photoshoots should include. In the early years it was book your shoot, show up to your shoot, and then wait for the digitals to be delivered. But we’ve learned that if you only deliver digital files, they wind up in the back of a desk drawer somewhere.  For me photography has always been so much more than handing someone a USB stick with pictures on it.  It’s about creating art that can hang on the wall, bring joy every day, and be proudly passed down to the next generation.

But even beyond the finished product, I dreamt of creating a Senior Fashion Experience that was as memorable as my own senior photo shoot. So we have spent years working with mentors, sharing ideas with other photographers, and asking seniors what they loved about their own senior sessions.  That dream has been realized in what is now our standard process.  It’s a vision that includes everything from getting to know who my client is, and what they aspire to become.  It’s making sure I’m capturing her unique personality in the images I create.  And maybe most importantly, it’s about making her feel like a queen for a day.

Next week I will go into more detail about what is included in our Senior Fashion Experience

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Senior Portrait of Hamilton South Eastern High School Senior, Stephanie

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You deserve senior pictures that you can be proud of… senior photos that you LOVE.
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Senior Pictures | Going Back to Katie’s Senior Photo Shoot

Senior Pictures | Going Back to Katie’s Senior Photo Shoot


Katie’s Senior Photo Shoot

 *Warning these pictures might invoke uncontrollable laughter*

My senior photoshoots have always been more to me about creating an experience these kids will hold onto for years, than just about taking pictures. My own senior photoshoot experience played a huge role in the photographer that I have become. It was just a few years ago 😉 that I experienced having my senior pictures taken.

 As I drove to Broadripple, I quickly realized that the anticipation of my senior pictures had mounted since my 8th grade year at Hamilton Southeastern.  A few years before, my sister Megan, had her pictures done by “The Photographer” everyone who cared about their pictures used, and a few years before that my oldest sister, Kari, had them done by the same photographer! And I just couldn’t wait to see what creative ideas this photographer had for my pictures!

I remember driving down the entire time, wondering if I brought enough outfits. Did my hair still look good? Would my makeup fade before I even got my first picture taken? What if my pictures just didn’t turn out as good as my sisters!? Oh, the thoughts that crossed my mind!

Andrew Scalini was the photographer that any kid in the Indianapolis area dreamed of having their pictures taken by. I was lucky enough to get to. He was ahead of his time in style, and creative beyond the mind can comprehend.

I remember walking into his studio, slowly opening the door and just standing in awe. I was immediately drawn in to the art on the walls. And by art, I mean photos Scalini had taken himself. They were smooth, but edgy. Perfectly posed but not too posed. His angles were that of an artist. He told a story with each picture.

And then there he was, Scalini. The man I had idolized for years now, was shaking my hand (well the best he could with the layers of clothes hanging over my arms). His studio was upstairs, so we walked upstairs to where we would do the indoor portion of the shoot. I was simply in awe of this studio.

The setup of different backgrounds encompassed me. But they weren’t like other photographers with those faux backgrounds that were supposed to look like you were in the woods or some fairytale setting. His backgrounds were something that you knew were produced by a creative mind.  

There was a tin wall that made from material typically used for roofing. A black wire piece that was grid shaped, and when he would shine a gelled light on it that would produce the same pattern on the wall plus the color from the gel.

He was a creative genius with all he did. He had a white wall that he used to take pictures of his clients on, and the contrast of dark brown hair was beautiful. (I know you can’t believe the current blond isn’t real, huh?) He would produce matte pictures with them instead of using the typical glossy finish and this was one genius way his photographs stood out from the million other photographers in the area.

After we finished in the studio, we took a drive to a local park to get some outdoor shots.  As we were driving he suddenly slammed on the brakes pulling off the road.  My mind began to race trying to figure out if something was wrong with the car or if Scalini was having some type of medical issue! But I quickly realized to my right there was a huge field of Black Eyed Susans that caught his eye as the perfect setting for a picture. To this day it is still my favorite senior picture of myself. It may be because I’m in the overalls I lived in while in high school, but I think it’s because of this great memory I have that is connected to that picture and that field. I don’t know Broad Ripple well, but one place I can get you to is that field.

Scalini had the reputation of being the “expensive” photographer in our area. But he proved over and over, with my sisters, and with me that he was worth spending every penny. He didn’t just create pictures, he created memories that I will hold close forever.  Andrew Scalini, thank you for helping me understand that I can create valuable memories for my clients. What seemed expensive at the time, will forever remain priceless to me.