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Do you want to be part of a team that unites the dance community?

H.O.P. Ambassadors

The first inaugural 2021 HOP Ambassador Team started with just a simple idea.  Uniting the dance community while making new friends, representing your dance studio and promoting the Heather O'Steen Photography (HOP) brand. What it became was much more than we ever imagined! This team supported each other in ways that went well beyond what they signed up for.  They became a family, a sisterhood, with one amazing dance brother too!  The 2021 team was made up of 50 dancers representing 20 different dance studios. 

it all started with a
camera and 

a dream

Heather O'Steen is now an official "Preferred Photographer" for




dance wear brand

This means that during the year we will be hosting several additional ambassador photoshoots modeling for Bodywrappers products, costumes and dance wear! 

Ambassadors will be modeling for photos, reels and content for Bodywrappers social media and website use. 

Additional opportunities to model for other dance wear brands will also be available. 

BODYWRAPPERS

Commit to sharing your dance images on social media monthly to promote Heather O'Steen Photography.

Book at least one paid dance session during the spring/summer of your term as an ambassador, a $550 value - you can earn credits and you receive discounts. 

Represent your local dance studio well as an outside ambassador and be supportive of your fellow HOP teammates online and in person.  Six years old and up.

Support and represent the HOP brand on social media, in your dance studio and the dance community at large.  Earn invitations to additional photo events and modeling opportunities based on your commitment to the team. 

what is required to be a 

HOP ambassador?

An established Instagram account is required to be considered to join the HOP Ambassador team. 

Grow your own social media account while promoting pro level dance photos of yourself, experience your own Spotlight Session starring YOU, receive free HOP merch, and be invited to exclusive group shoots and events. 

Receive free web sized images to share on social media from all ambassador photo events.

Help bring the dance community together with a mission of community over competition, while possibly being featured on our website, social media and in our marketing. 

Be the first to experience new portrait session ideas for Heather.  The 2021 team enjoyed silhouette sessions, splash sessions, color powder, glow in the dark sessions and much more!

Have a blast being a part of the H.O.P dance family, enjoying beach parties, dance parties and more all while building friendships and  supporting each other on line and in real life!

what are the benefits of a  

HOP ambassador?

"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

ambassador Keaton

"My favorite part of being a HOP ambassador was meeting new friends from different dance studios.  Being a HOP ambassador meant a lot to me because it allowed me to do many photo sessions where I could show off my love for dance! "

".. meeting new friends"

what they are saying

ambassador

ambassador Chloe

"Since everything from the past year was pretty much canceled, it really gave all of us ambassadors something to look forward to.  I've met so many talented dancers and was able to bring my love of dance out of the studio. Heather always made me feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera which is incredibly important for young girls. If this is only the beginning, I can't wait to see next year!" 

"..made me feel confident"

what they are saying

ambassador Ava

ambassadors

Dancers of all ability levels will be selected to represent many different dance studios from all over Harford, Cecil, Baltimore and surrounding states and counties. You will get to meet new dance friends and help bring our dance community together. Community over competition is part of the Heather O'Steen Photography mission!  When you are engaging with HOP on social media, sharing your images as outlined, and supporting your teammates, you will earn invitations to participate in themed photo events and receive free web sized images to share.  You will also spread the word by sharing your customized digital ambassador card with your photos on them! When you refer five friends who book a dance session, your spotlight session is 50% off. If you refer ten booking friends, then your session is free!  Friends that you refer also receive a discount.

In the true spirit of  "community over competition" you are always welcome to work with other photographers during your term as an ambassador.

on location 

themed
events

hop team

spotlight

During your time 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. 

your time to shine

spotlight
sessions

one-on-one

tracey z.

"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

alumni

Being a HOP ambassador comes with long term benefits as well.  Once you complete three consecutive years as an ambassador, you will achieve Diamond Alumni status, and all future photo sessions of any kind with HOP will earn a 10% discount.  Once you complete five consecutive years as an ambassador you will achieve Forever Alumni status and will earn a 20% forever discount with HOP.

membership has its benefits

alumni achievement awards

alumni

ambassador
of the year award

The ambassador who brings in the most booked dance portrait session referrals each year to HOP wins a $200 Visa Gift Card! 
 

Keaton

ambassador of the year 2021

application

Previous ambassadors are welcome and encouraged to re-apply for the team!  We are looking for alumni teammates who engaged with and supported HOP on social media, properly posted their dance photos monthly, were responsive to emails, and who were active in building each other up in our online community. All dancers will be considered regardless of ability level.  Brand new ambassadors are welcome to apply as well!


count me in! 

how to apply

application

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APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022 TEAM ARE NOW CLOSED

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022 TEAM ARE NOW CLOSED