Melissa Waller Photography – Fredericksburg VA Senior Photographer » Weddings, High School Seniors & Families

What is an MWP Model

An MWP Model is a spokesmodel for my business. A person who shares their experience as a model with their friends and classmates and getting your friends to book their photos with MWP and spreading the word about how fun and exciting your senior session was.

Senior Model Benefits

* A Discounted Senior Portrait Session [Must pay $100 retainer and if you get at least two referrals you will get that back in print credit]
* Be a part of several styled group shoots throughout the year
* $25 cash for each friend you refer that books with MWP [they have to pay their session fee for you to get credit]
* Featured in MWP Marketing and Advertisements
* The chance to be the cover of our MWP Magazine

The Scoop:

MWP Models need to follow the application process – this will be done during your Junior year of High School. Fill out the application and make sure you are following me on all social media:


Several students will be chosen from each school to represent MWP and I can’t wait to read about all the applicants. Unfortunately, I can’t choose everyone who applies – the successful applicants will be those that really take the time to answer the questions, put thought and creativity into their answers; and are spokes models who will best represent my brand and business.

The criteria I am looking for are:

Involvement in Sports, School, & Community
Religious activities
Active on Social Media
Fashion Interests

You must promote MWP exclusively – this means if you are chosen, you may not work with any other photographer through the end of your senior year. Exception: Class photo through the school photographer.

You must promote and talk about MWP on social media at least 3 times a month

Attend all group shoots and meet ups

Please fill out the application below and make sure you involve your parents, this is an important time for you and they should be involved. If you are chosen to be an MWP Model, there will be a meet/greet for models and parents which is mandatory.

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When I started my photography journey, I photographed many genres but recently decided to focus my attention on High School Seniors. I have been talking for some time about adding a tween program to my list of adventures and I am working on that. I hope to launch that in Spring 2015. I will be looking for young girls ages 12 – 15 to photograph and add to my portolio. Seeing young girls thrive, have confidence and self-esteem is very important to me. Every girl needs to feel beautiful and my dream is to make them feel that way. Look for more information this winter. God Bless.

Thank you Meagan for working with me to capture these photos – they make me happy and you look beautiful! xoxo

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Thank you so much to Style Redefine [formerly known as High In Style] for the interview feature. I can’t believe I forgot to post this. It has been a very busy and crazy summer and I am looking forward to a little down time soon. Fall is my very favorite time of the year, because I love apple picking, pumpkin spice latte’s, Halloween and Thanksgiving.:)

Please enjoy my interview here with Style Redefine and much love folks.

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  • Tanya - Love it. You are so precious and awesome.

  • Faye Lawrence - I,m so proud of you Melissa, but I’ve always know you were special. You have always been your own person and a great on at that. Hope you continue what you love doing but don’t forget to stop and enjoy what you have done. Your a great lady, love you lots and again we are very proud of you. Love Aunt Faye and Uncle Andy

  • Melissa - Thank you Auntie Faye! xoxo

Meet Emily! A few weeks ago, I was on Instagram and I saw Emily’s feed with this amazingly gorgeous dress and I thought – OMG! I have to reach out to her and see if she would be interested in doing a shoot with her prom dress. When Emily wrote back and said “HECK YA”, I was so excited! To top things off, Emily has a beautiful horse and I suggested that we use him in some of her photos, and I am so glad we did. Emily lives on a beautiful piece of property and we were able to use the fields beside her house for these gorgeous images. Emily, you rocked your session and I am super excited to show them off.

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I absolutely love these Ballet photos that we did of Cameron. I did Cameron’s senior pictures 2 years ago when she was in High School and this Fall she will be in her second year at Syracuse University. When she came home from break, I approached her about doing a ballet shoot that I had been dreaming of doing. Thankfully, she was excited and we were able to do these a few weeks ago. Thank you Cameron for being silly with me and helping me get a few creative juices flowing. Much love xoxo

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I don’t normally toot my own horn, so to speak – but, this was my first ever stylized shoot, and I AM PROUD! I thought long and hard about what I wanted to do and after collaborating with my friend Beth – I decided on a Bohemian inspired shoot. Stylized shoots are a LOT of work…in fact, this one was in the works for almost 3 months before everything fell into place. With the amazing help from some pretty incredible people, we were able to finally execute this shoot last Saturday. I found Allyson through some of my senior reps, she is an amazing makeup artist. I am so proud of you Allyson – you really ran with this and the girls looked absolutely beautiful. Thank you to Megan of Raydiant Apparel for donating the headbands that the girls wore in some of the photos. You can find her site here. My wonderful friend Beth and her daughter Lexi styled the girls for me and I couldn’t imagine their outfits being anymore perfect. Thank you so much – I love you both! My daughter Morgan did hair for some of the girls and donated some of her clothes to complete the looks we needed. My husband Chris – thank you for being so supportive with each and every spontaneous decision I made and along with our friends Mike & Jill for setting everything up and transporting furniture and hanging the lanterns. I couldn’t have pulled this off without each and everyone of you.

Last but certainly not least…Sophia, Erin, Taylor & Aliyah – my cup runneth over! I carefully chose each of you to model in this shoot. My heart is full and I simply adore each of you. You all brought your “A game” to this shoot and I am so happy. I love you all! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! xoxoxo

Now…enjoy a huge blog post of photos from our photoshoot. If you are interested in modeling for me, I am in the early stages of my next concept shoot. E-mail if you are interested in modeling at

Much love!

Meet Erin




We chose a more colorful route for the second set of outfits and I am just dying over these.

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