2019 Senior Rep Applications have closed.
check out Makenzie's instagram at @makenziephotography for updates on the entire process!
August 1st // APPLICATIONS OPEN! (THIS IS ROUND 1)
August 5th // APPLICATIONS CLOSE (ROUND 1 ENDS)
August 8th // APPLICANTS CONTACTED FOR VIDEO SUBMISSIONS (THIS IS ROUND 2)
August 12th // VIDEO SUBMISSIONS CLOSE (ROUND 2 ENDS)
August 13th - 17th // IN PERSON INTERVIEWS (ROUND 3 - FINAL STAGE)
August 20th - 31st // 2019 SENIOR REPS ANNOUNCED!
"My experience as a senior rep for Makenzie has probably been the best extra curricular choice I made all 4 years of going to BHS. I could not of hand picked a better and more uplifting group of girls to be apart of. I love each of them so deeply that sometimes I think about it and think about how weird it is that a year ago we were all strangers and the first meeting we ever had we ended in tears. I am so beyond thankful to God and for Him blessing me by putting Makenzie and those girls in my life."
- Shelby, Class of 2016
"Applying to be a senior rep, all I knew was that I was signing myself up for a chance at some gorgeous, price-reduced senior photos. I never realized the depth of the impact that this program would have on me. At first it was intimidating sitting in a room full of beautiful, confident girls, and for just a little bit I felt as if I was under a microscope, with my flaws exposed in front of these fabulous people. But with time I came to know the wonderful group of girls known as the Makenzie Senior Reps, and my perception changed entirely. As we opened up to each other in meetings, uncovering the faults we feared we would be hated for and the insecurities that ate us from the inside out, we found the most beautiful sort of community. Being a rep has given me a group of girls that I have the privilege of both speaking and listening to about anything from the most trivial to most important things in life, and I could be happy just sitting and talking with them for hours on end. The photos I knew I would receive were, as expected, amazing, but the easy sisterhood and laughter I didn't know was coming has been the best part of it all."
- Julia, Class of 2016
"After being accepted into Makenzie's senior rep program, I was absolutely ecstatic. I was going to have my pictures taken by an amazing photographer and get to meet some pretty cool girls. However, it ended up becoming more to me than just a monthly meeting with girls form different schools. The meetings bring me so much laughter and peace. Makenzie is more than just a photographer. I always tell my parents that if I would have had a sister, I would have wanted her to be just like Makenzie. She has successfully worked her way into becoming a role model for me in my life. Every meeting is more fun and more meaningful than the last. I had the privilege of meeting some of the greatest girls from every campus in Bakersfield, who have influenced me to become a better person in all areas of life. The senior rep wasn't something I expected to have such an impact on me but I am so thankful I applied. I love my Makenzie girls and Makenzie especially. It's an amazing experience that I was blessed to be a part of."
- Samantha, Class of 2016
"One of the most uplifting and inspiring experiences that I have ever been apart of. You are truly loved and supported in every aspect of life by these girls, especially in a time where we all feel alone."
- Britney, Class of 2016