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Meet Stacey

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Want to elevate your senior year? Are you outgoing & an influencer among your peers? Always posting on social media? Love to meet new people and have new experiences? Our SLBP Creator Team may be for you! Our program is THE coolest experience & the only one of its kind in the Pittsburgh area! This exclusive program is open to outstanding area Juniors/Rising Seniors. 

You will collaborate with me to plan shoots and work with local/national brands as content creators. I will teach you how to negotiate brand deals on your own if that is something you want to do. And...you will have year-round content for social media!

An important note: EVERYONE is welcome to have a spot on the team! We believe in inclusivity and do NOT go through a selection process based on physical appearance, popularity, or other criteria. If you want this experience, you are welcome here. However, the amount of time that it takes me to run this team is significant, therefore, I have to limit the team to a certain number. 



Learn to be a CONTENT CREATOR & have year-round content for social

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The Senior Experience

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Meet the Current team

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Being a member of the SLBP Creator Team means that YOU have the opportunity to represent the Stacey Lyn Boutique Photography brand by being a #staceylynsenior, but this program is about SOOOO much more than that! 

Last year, I completely revamped the program starting for the Class of 2023. But, in keeping up with current trends, I have seen that what you guys want is changing, so I have revised the program again for Class of 2024 to keep it fresh & relevant for YOU! You are an ever evolving generation with an entirely new set of ideals and interests and I want my creator team to reflect that. You guys are no longer willing to settle for status quo and generic images … you all want authentic, real experiences and images that tell your story - your whole story. You want to connect on a deeper level with not only your friends at school, but also your followers on social media. Sound about right?

I am proud to be the person bringing the creator team model to the Pittsburgh area! This is the first program of its kind in the area, and I am so passionate about helping area teens navigate social media in an effective, but safe way. My passion is creating high-end portrait experiences for high school seniors that uplift and encourage them to be unapologetically authentic and show up as the person that they were meant to be in this world. That “why” is built into everything that I create for my business and the SLBP Creator Team is an extension of that purpose!

Social media continues to grow and be used by brands to market their products and services… now we have more opportunities than ever to continue that! I have used social media myself to grow my brand and create brand awareness and continue to research the best, most effective ways to do this! I want to bring that knowledge to YOU!
 
Did you know that the rise of micro-influencers and teen content creators on Instagram is exploding right now...with so many opportunities for young people to connect with their community and gain exposure and sometimes actual monetary gain - for sharing their lives in an authentic way?  
 
Tie that in with brands who want to get their products/clothing out there, and you have a recipe for some really awesome collaborations.  
 
Part of what I do with my TEAM is offer these collab opportunities to you, which will not only provide killer photos for you to share on social year round, but also possibilities of acquiring actual brand deals and making some extra money (#coolestsummerjobever). And, I am with you every step of the way showing you how to negotiate brand deals & work with brands so that you can do it yourself, if that is something that you want to do.
 
And if you’re not into that, NO WORRIES - the team involves a LOT more than just that ;)
 
Most of my past creator team members have said the thing they loved the MOST about being on the team was the opportunity to meet other high school seniors outside of their own friend group.  

want in? click here to get on the list to be notified when enrollments go live!

meet Stacey

I'm a quirky, coffee-obsessed gal who never grew up. I am TERRIFIED of bees, always forget to take my lens cap off at the start of a shoot (rolls eyes) and secretly think I should be on SNL or American Idol. I LOVE working with you guys because you have the world by the kahunas (can I say that?), are full of energy, and are usually up for anything.

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super fun & awesome senior
photographer located in pittsburgh, pa

meet the current team

current team members

SLBP creator team

Behind The Scenes

mars area High school

I first met Maddie a few years ago when we photographed her brother, Zach's, senior session. I was thrilled when Maddie said that she wanted me to do her senior photos too!

Maddie is a competitive dancer for Intensity Dance Academy & is also captain of the Mars Dance Team. She is also in National Honor Society, Enrichment Club, German Club, Interact Club, & German National Honor Society. In addition, she volunteers as an assistant dance teacher for Intensity, and does volunteer work for Inspired Hearts & Hands as well as NHS & the Interact Club. Whew! She's a busy girl!

When not dancing or volunteering, you can probably find Maddie on the couch watching her favorite 80's movie, and eating popcorn (which she says she eats every night).









Maddie chose the Mexican War Streets for her senior session and it was one of my favorite locations that I've ever shot at. So many unique architectural features! We even found a small courtyard with a garden to give her some variety. We met several homeowners on our travels (most of whom were photographers) and they were super friendly and shared some of their favorite spots to photograph.

We ended the night at Allegheny Commons Park for some epic dance images.

Maddie plans to pursue dance in college. Her favorite content creator is Emma Chamberlain.

I have loved having Maddie on the team this year! She always has a smile and a calming presence and is a natural in front of the camera!



view maddie's images

Persistent. kindhearted. fun-loving. intelligent. passionate

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brentwood

Maddie L

brentwood High school

Meet Rachel! Rachel has such a cool vibe about her, & even though she admitted that she was a little uneasy in front of the camera at first, she settled in and nailed her senior session!

She also picked one of my favorite session locations - Oakland! Some of my go-to locations in Oakland were under construction, and we couldn't go inside the Cathedral of Learning due to COVID, but that actually worked in our favor because we found some new locations and they turned out to be amazing!

Rachel attends Brentwood High School where she is in the band (she's in the band front where she has twirled the baton & flag - they switch it up every year which I think is really cool!). She also participates in stage crew for the Spring musical, pep club, & garden club.









In addition to all of that, Rachel is on Student Council and the Steering Committee, and is in National Honor Society. 

Outside of school, Rachel is a Girl Scout and volunteers at her local food bank. 

Rachel plans to pursue psychology in college, possibly getting her Doctorate and becoming a psychiatrist, but also wants to work in social work and therapy.

She also wants to travel the world and wants some of her first stops to be Greece, England, Italy, France & Ireland!

Rachel has been a true asset to the team this year & I've loved having her!

Her favorite influencer is Harry Styles. 

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creative. caring. smart. funny. introverted

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norwin

Rachel

norwin area High school

Maddie's energy just lights up a room & she has been so much fun to have on the team this year. She loves to be in front of the camera & like me, can probably shoot for hours on end!

Maddie goes to Norwin and dances competitively with Albright Dance Stars in Monroeville. She also participates in the Peer Buddies Club at Norwin and is a member of National Honor Society and volunteers with them.

She loves going to concerts and just got back from seeing Harry Styles in New York!

Maddie's first session happened in literally a downpour. But, we made the best of it and had a lot of fun! Playing in the rain took some of the pressure off so we just relaxed into it and played...and got some great images as a result!











Because of the rain out, we finished Maddie's session on a different day - both sessions were in downtown Greensburg. I think Greensburg is a hidden gem for sessions! Art in the Alley is an ever-changing display of colorful art installations that make for some eye-popping photos, and the rest of the town has some great urban spots.

After graduation, Maddie plans to attend college to pursue psychology.

Maddie loves to hang at cafes, her friends' homes, or go on late night drives with her friends. You can also find her working at Rita's.

Maddie's favorite influencer is Emma Chamberlain because her content is funny & relatable.



view maddie's images

kind. caring. energetic.passionate. funny

maddie L

mars area

Maddie S

Loving what you've seen so far? Ready to inquire but not sure what to do next? We've GOT you! Read on for the must-have answers to your must-ask questions. Then, once you have all of the deets, hit us up to get on the list to be notified when enrollments are live!

what you need to know

creator team faqs

NO WAY! EVERYONE is welcomed & celebrated at Stacey Lyn Boutique Photography and our creator team members are no exception!  Everyone who wants to take part in the creator team experience is welcome! That being said, I do pour a ton of time & energy into the program and I've found the experience is most meaningful when I cap the team at between 5 - 10 seniors. 

are we "chosen" to be on the team? 

question #1:

NONE of my creator team members are models (that's not what this program is about & it's not like "model" or "rep" teams of the past). Most of my team members have never worked with a professional photographer before and THAT'S OK! The creator team isn't about your looks. It's about acceptance, living your truth, and having the confidence to unapologetically be YOU! It's also about learning to become a content creator, work with brands, and have year-round content for social media. Let me handle the photography stuff like posing, lighting, locations and what-to-wear. It's my job to photograph you looking your best (and I'm pretty darn good at that!). All you have to do is show up with an open mind, enthusiasm and a willingness to have fun!

BUT SERIOUSLY, I'M NOT A MODEL...IS THAT OK? 

question #2:

SO MUCH!!!!! Our creator team members are VIPS at Stacey Lyn Boutique Photography! You get ALL the perks and a ton of surprises that are "top-secret classified" until you are enrolled into the program. We are bursting at the seams to tell you more but we don't want to spoil the surprises! That would be like finding your Christmas gifts before they are under the tree.

Plus...you'll probably be Insta-famous by the end of Senior Year...just sayin;)

What's in it for me? 

question #3:

As I mentioned earlier, I pour a TON of my time and energy into the creator team program, so there is an investment to participate. However, I believe so strongly in this program and am so excited to bring it to Pittsburgh area seniors  that you can get in on the team for LESS than what you would pay as a regular client who comes to me for Senior Portraits! Wait, what?! (I'm sure you're thinking "is this chick nuts?") I assure you...I am not "nuts", just SUPER passionate about instilling confidence into Gen Z, helping them successfully navigate social media, and giving them an ahhh-mazing experience to elevate their senior year! You will be given all investment details at a later date so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not this program is feasible for you.

Convinced yet? This is the hottest ticket in town & one you can't get anywhere else - so what are you waiting for?
(Hint...hint...this is the part where you click on the big purple button below)

What's it cost? 

question #4: