Celebrating the bold, brave, and beautiful as they embark on new journeys!
Every young woman deserves to be celebrated for who she is!
A roleMODEL is a 2022 senior who wants to connect with other girls, desires to better their community, enjoys the idea of fun group shoots, and wants AMAZING senior portraits!
Growing up is a crazy thing. As a young woman changes from a child into an adult, graduates high school, and prepares for all of the life that lays before her, she needs to sometimes hold up a mirror. She needs to SEE who she is. So often when we try and see it ourselves, we miss it. My desire is to be that mirror. To hold up an image captured through my camera lens that shows every young woman just how beautiful she is and all the things she is capable of. To step out from the security of high school and into the wide world that opens before us is a BRAVE thing. It takes BOLDNESS. And, if we let it, it creates BEAUTY in us that lasts for years to come. It's my greatest desire for you. Be BOLD. Be BRAVE. Be BEAUTIFUL.
I am Ashley Gurley,
photographer and artist.
The roleMODEL team exists to allow young women a chance to be BOLD, BRAVE, and BEAUTIFUL. Through fun themed group sessions, beautiful and vulnerable custom senior sessions, and community service projects to help our town, I provide a place for 2022 seniors to do just that. I have been given a gift in photography, and I want to use that to empower these women to do awesome things with their lives - starting now!
Become A roleMODEL and You Will Receive:
FUN STYLED GROUP SHOOTS
This is a chance for you and your new friends to let your hair down (or up!) and have a blast! This is the BOLD part of being a roleMODEL. You will be asked to step out of character just a little bit and have some fun! These are always a favorite! This particular shoot was the Elements. Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water.
A CUSTOM SENIOR SESSION
This is the highlight of the year for roleMODELs. Your custom session is where you and Ashley work together and plan out every little detail. Do you love the water? The mountains? Reading in the library? Animals? Weaving underwater baskets? Whatever is important to you, it needs to be documented! This is also the BRAVE part of being a roleMODEL. To really be yourself in front of a camera lens takes a good amount of vulnerability. Ashley will be there every second to help you look your best and capture the things that make you, you.
COMMUNITY GIVE BACK DAYS
One of the best parts of the roleMODEL program is an opportunity to showcase how amazing young women who are graduating high school really are! Too often this age group is considered to be irresponsible, but we disagree. Women at this age have incredible spunk and ingenuity and LOVE to be a part of something bigger than themselves. At least twice through the year, roleMODELs will be given an opportunity to participate in a community Give Back Day. The service project is completely selected and directed by the roleMODELs. Ashley is there to offer guidance, help, and documentation. But the sky is the limit!
COMPLIMENTARY STYLING, HAIR, and MAKEUP
For your custom session, professional hair and makeup are complimentary, as is access to the Heritage Held style closet. You'll want to incorporate some of your own clothing as well as possibly using some from the closet. There is nothing like feeling pampered and your absolute best when it comes time to be vulnerable and BRAVE in front of that camera!
CAP AND GOWN MINI
After the seniors in the group get their caps and gowns, a mini day will be scheduled to capture a few shots of you in all your graduation regalia! These are fun bonus sessions that are ONLY available to roleMODELs. So grab your cap and gown, your mom, your dad, or your grandma, and enjoy a complimentary session so your smiling face can adorn the wall for years to come!