CAPTURING THE BEAUTY OF MOTION
AND CREATING COMMUNITY
OVER COMPETITION

H.O.P. Ambassadors

The HOP Ambassador Team is made up of dancers ages 8-18 who LOVE being in front of a camera, are confident and friendly, and want to make a difference in the dance community.

You get to participate in free creative styled shoots, meet new friends in the dance community, express your creativity outside the dance studio,  all while growing your dance portrait portfolio.  You represent the HOP brand by referring your friends with your discount as an ambassador.  When you refer three booked dancers to HOP, your required $650 Spotlight Session starring just you is half off, and when you refer five friends - you get your Spotlight Session for FREE! 


it all started with a camera and 

a dream

HOP Ambassadors are strong dancers, comfortable in front of a camera, friendly and outgoing, committed to uniting the dance community, encouraging of your fellow teammates, and a good representative of your dance studio and the HOP brand. 

Your job is to help grow the dance client base for HOP by referring your dance friends and sharing your portraits on social media on a regular basis. 

You will be invited to attend at least three styled photo shoots, as well as have potential opportunities to model for several dance wear brands.  You will receive FREE web sized images from all events you attend. 

During your term you are required to book your private Spotlight Session starring just YOU, you can earn this session for half off or even free by referring your dance friends to HOP.   This includes all high resolution digital images, several outfit changes, free access to the HOP Dance Closet and a special promotion on the HOP social media.  You must be willing to attend photo shoots in the Baltimore, MD area.  The 2024 term will run from March through October. 

what is required to be a 

HOP ambassador?

Being a HOP Ambassador means you are a LEADER in the dance community. You will represent not only the HOP brand, your dance studio, the dance community at large, but you also get to model in styled shoots for well known dance wear brands.  This year EVERY ambassador gets to model for Body Wrappers!! 

The best part of being a HOP ambassador is the community you will find. When you are a member of the #HOPsquad you have a built in circle of friends who share your love of creating beautiful art. You will meet new friends, have a blast at fun photo shoots, and receiving amazing photos is just an added bonus for building your online social presence to help further your dance career.

Some of the events our ambassadors participated in years past included a pool party, color powder portraits, glow in the dark paint party, a dancers & dogs themed shoot, a pastel studio shoot, a fog session, sunsets and silhouettes and much more.

One of the perks of the HOP team is getting to try new creative ideas with Heather before they become available to the public. 

what are the benefits of   

HOP ambassador?

being a 

An ambassador program is a win-win for both sides. You get at least four photo shoots for less than the price of one (or even free!), a built in community, new dance friends, modeling opportunities, dance parties, HOP merch and more!  In return, you simply have to spread the word about Heather O'Steen Photography by regularly sharing your beautiful photos on social media and referring your friends to HOP. It's a beautiful relationship!  

win - win!!

Ava

"First of all, Heather is beyond talented and a dream to work with. Being a HOP Ambassador this year was not only exciting, but it allowed me to connect with dancers from other studios that share the same love of dance. The best part was the support I felt from the other ambassadors. If you love dance, love photography, and want to be part of a team that is supportive of each other, I would recommend this wonderful opportunity."

 #communityovercompetition

"..the best part was the support I felt"

".... the best part was the support i felt"

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"I finally have a vision for business growth."

what people are saying

ambassadors

Each styled shoot event will have a fun new theme. One of the best parts of these opportunities is being able to express yourself as a dancer outside of the dance studio.    You as a dancer bring your own style, knowledge and technique, and I as a photographer bring my own style and photography knowledge and together we create a new art medium - Dance Photography!

All events are always free, but when you refer three friends who book a dance session, your own spotlight session is 50% off. If you refer five booking friends, then your spotlight session is free!  Friends that you refer also receive a 10% discount.

In the true spirit of  "community over competition" you are always welcome to work with other photographers during your term as an ambassador. You are welcome to be ambassadors, spokesmodels and representatives for other brands such as dance wear, etc. but you many only represent the HOP brand for photography.

on location 

themed
events

hop team

spotlight

During your term as an ambassador we will meet one on one to do your very own dance portrait session at a mutually agreed upon location. These spotlight sessions allow you to express yourself as a dancer, stretch your dance imagination, wear several outfit options, receive all the high resolution digital images and be featured on the HOP Instagram page.  Normally $650, you can earn this for half off or even free for referring your friends!  

your time to shine

spotlight
sessions

one-on-one

Tracy

"The true highlight of the HOP team is the friendships my daughter has made and the experiences she had - dancing in the rain, glowing in the dark, running on hills at sunset and so much more.  Heather is an amazing photographer and delivered breathtaking photos, but the real takeaway is how she showed this group of young women the power of supporting one another.  I am forever grateful, for the photographs and the experience."

"..i am forever grateful, for the photographs & the Experience"

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"I finally have a vision for business growth."

what people are saying

MODELING

EXCITING NEWS FOR 2024 AMBASSADORS! 

Our Kick Off Event this year will be a Bodywrappers Modeling Session! Every ambassador will receive Bodywrappers dance wear to model and keep.  You may even be featured on the Bodywrappers website and social media pages!

We will be hosting a few service projects this year as well to be able to serve our community, and take the focus of ourselves.  We want to contribute as much as we can! 

everyone is a model! 


New this year!

MODELING

application

We are looking for fresh new talent to join our team, but previous ambassadors are always welcome.  If you love the HOP brand, are committed to your part of the collaboration, want to unite the dance community while earning credits toward your own discounted or free spotlight session, now is your chance! 

Ages 8 - 18



count me in! 

how to apply

application

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HEATHER IS AN AWARD WINNING professional dance AND PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER since 2007.  SHE HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED, AWARDED AND PUBLISHED IN THE FOLLOWING PUBLICATIONS AND MORE. 

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