“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm”
– Winston Churchill
What Is Sotamodels Juniors?
Sotamodels is a fashion, modeling, and creative promotional company owned by Benny Lego, of Benny L Photography! Benny is a model photographer, as well as a sports photographer and freelance photographer!. Benny resides in Farmington, MN but is willing to travel for photoshoots!
With Sotamodels Juniors, the high school student will have the opportunity to participate in several free photoshoots per year, all of the way through their senior year. In addition, they may become eligible to receive modeling opportunities if that is something they are interested in. This, however, is not a requirement. It is an added incentive for being a part of Sotamodels.
Don't want to model? No problem! How about have some real awesome photos taken of you like you've haven't seen before? Some that really pop! I can do basic photos in natural lighting which will turn out FANTASTIC! However! I can also use Dynamic and Moody lighting to create some serious commercial photography-esk looks! Athletes? Imagine being captured in a photo diving into the end-zone in full uniform, and ball in hand! On the line? How about being portrayed in an image that makes you the biggest on the field! People will bow to your greatness! Maybe you play softball, or hockey, or are in the color guard, or in the marching band, debate, mock trial, etc!!!! I can create dynamic images of pretty much any activity that will truly make you stand out above the rest!
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The parent or guardian of the potential participant needs to be the person doing the communication with Benny L Photography. I have a full transparency policy that requires the rightful parent(s) or guardian(s) to work with me in agreeing with moving forward with the opportunity. This is both for the safety of the student, family, and my photography business. Upon deciding to sign up to participate with Sotamodels Juniors, the family including the parent/guardian, and student will need to sign a contract agreement and photographers/model release to finalize the agreement.
PHOTO: RYLEE -- CLASS OF 2026
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Sotamodels Juniors are representatives of Benny L Photography! The student and families receive a certain amount of free images for participating. Some lightly watermarked and some without watermarks. Both the student and the family share the images on their social media as well as with family and friends, spreading the word that they shot with a pretty good photographer!
Additional incentives on top of free photoshoots: Stick around through your senior year for your official senior photo session. You will receive a 30% discount off of the LUXE Photo session. You will also be eligible for receiving a $500 scholarship, $250 for being part of Sotamodels Juniors, and $250 for demonstrating outstanding dedication to your academics and activities. These are only eligible for High School Seniors who participate in Sotamodels Juniors.***
For the 2023-2024 school year, Sotamodels Juniors will be accepting inquiries from SERIOUSLY INTERESTED students and families who want to participate in this opportunity!
Looking forward to when that time comes for you to walk onto that stage, and receive your diploma? Document your yearly completions of your 9th through 12th grade High School years!
“My life changed the day I moved beyond just wishing for things and I started earning them. That is the day I learned that we don't get what we wish for, we get what we work for.”
― Steve Maraboli
Benny L Photography Scholarship
Benny L Photography would like to award a $500 scholarships to 1 Grade 12 Sotamodels Juniors Representative who most demonstrates their hard work and dedication to their education, activities, community, family, and self.
To be eligible for this scholarship, students (and parents/guardians) MUST participate with Sotamodels Juniors.
Applications will be made available upon completion of 2024 Senior Representative registration!
“At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished. It’s about what you’ve done with those accomplishments. It’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.”
Sotamodels Juniors is currently looking for small businesses to partner with for the young ambassadors to also represent the small business community. If you are the owner or decision-maker of a high school age appropriate small business (clothing/apparel/boutique/jewelry, restaurant/beverage/coffee shop, etc), please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
SOTAMODELS JUNIORS GROUPS SHOOTS ARE A FUN TIME FOR THE STUDENTS TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS AND TO INTERACT WITH ONE ANOTHER ON A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOSHOOT SET!
PHOTOGRAPHED: MALAYNA, KATE, KIANA, AND RAMSIE -- CLASS OF 2025
“Thank you for a fun day and a safe space. Not only was it a ton of fun, but you can really give a confidence boost! We all thank you."
-Nikki H. Rylee's Mother.
It was such a pleasure!! Thank you so much for making us feel comfortable and confident and at the same time, an absolute blast!! And mostly, Thank You for being so inclusive."
-Kris Y. Olivia's Mother
Model Representatives Galleries!
Lilah-Class of 2023
Kylee-Class of 2023
Sawyer-Class of 2023
Sawyer-Class of 2024
Malayna-Class of 2025
Rylee Class of 2025
Olivia-Class of 2025
Rylee-Class of 2026
Lila-Class of 2026