Things are Happening at Deb Mitzel Photography | Brainerd Lakes Area Senior Photographer

April 20, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Senior Portraits - Brainerd Lakes AreaSenior Portraits - Brainerd Lakes AreaHigh School Senior Portrait photography from Deb Mitzel Photography, located in the Brainerd Lakes Area of Minnesota. Outdoor and studio sessions are available, and the goal is to make each session a reflection of the senior as an individual. No cookie cutter templates here!


There's a lot going on at Deb Mitzel Photography!  This year I’ve launched a fun and exciting program for upcoming high school seniors, the Deb Mitzel Photography Senior Model Program.  MODEL program?  For some of you the word model may drum up visions of “too thin” girls walking down runways in clothing that you’d never be able to actually wear out in the “real world”.   Yep, me too – guilty as charged.  HOWEVER…even though the word is the same, my model program is more about the first definition of the word model from the Merriam-Webster dictionary:

  • a standard or example for imitation or comparison.

Yes, there are other definitions right after that, namely:

  • a person or thing that serves as a subject for an artist, sculptor, or writer.
  • a person whose profession is posing for artists or photographers.
  • a person employed to wear clothing or pose with a product for purposes of display and advertising.
  • a style or design of a particular product.

But I am choosing to focus my Model Program on the things that I believe matter most for young people and adults alike – the fact that we all need models or examples in our lives – those people that can provide guidance, direction, and mentoring as we travel along the path of life. Yes, we’re going to do some of the traditional “modeling” activities – wear cute clothes and take fun and sassy photographs, but we’re also going model respect for others, and good judgment and integrity as we do.

I aspire to model those qualities for the seniors who participate in my program, and expect that they will in turn be good examples for their peers.

As I said to the seniors and their parents as I was presenting the program to them, I love working with young people at such an exciting time in their lives.  I’ve got some fun things planned for them throughout their senior year, but to be part of my program, they are also expected to represent themselves and my studio in a manner that is respectful of others and demonstrates good judgment and integrity. 

There are a lot of great young people out there, and I consider it my honor and privilege to be able to provide some fun experiences for them as part of my photography business, while also getting to know and work with them.  They may learn a little from me along the way, and I’m sure to learn a few things from them as well. 

I hope you’ll stay tuned to my blog, website, and social media feeds over the next year to see what we’re up to, and learn a little more about this great group of young people I will be working with.  I will be introducing them by name in the coming days, and you’ll start to see some of their photos by the end of this school year. 

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Until next time...




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