Step 1. WARDROBE STYLING
When building a modelling portfolio it’s best to keep the wardrobe simple. Agencies want to see your child’s NATURAL BEAUTY in it’s rawest form , so for at least the first look we’ll make sure that the outfits comply with this industry standard.
For the second outfit, we encourage something fun and creative to demonstrate your child’s versatility. One week prior to your photo shoot you will receive a 20 MINUTE STYLING CALL from our studio stylist who will run through exactly what to bring in and how best to prepare.
Step 2. LIGHT MAKEOVER
Your child will LOVE sitting in the makeup chair being pampered by our hair and makeup artists. They will learn beauty tricks from the best in the business and head into the photo shoot BEAMING WITH CONFIDENCE.
For child modelling photo shoots we always ensure that the makeup is LIGHT AND AGE APPROPRIATE. If you have an idea for something more creative, then find some reference shots and bring them in!
Step 3. PHOTO SHOOT
It’s so important that you work with a photographer who has genuine industry experience. That way you can GET YOUR CHILD’S PORTFOLIO RIGHT THE FIRST TIME and continue to add to it over time – as opposed to redoing the entire project because the images don’t show them in their best light.
Our photographers are experts at getting the most out of everyone. They are TRAINED AT WORKING WITH KIDS AND FIRST-TIME MODELS, and they’ll take all the time your child needs to feel comfortable in front of the camera and get those effortless, natural shots.
Step 4. Model Coaching
Modelling isn’t easy. During your photo shoot we can provide you with basic model coaching – teaching you how to stand and pose correctly. This EXPERIENCE IS INVALUABLE when you find yourself on your first modelling job.
Step 5. Image Selection
AGENCIES WANT TO SEE DIVERSITY in a portfolio with a variety of emotions that show a model can sell different types of products. They want to see a models body shape in the form of full body shots, as well as strong head shots and profile shots.
Over 1 – 2 hours you and your Producer will cull the shots down from the best 60 to your absolute favourites. We’ll then help you choose a modelling portfolio that best suits your INDIVIDUAL NEEDS & BUDGET. All of our modelling portfolio’s come with the digital files included.