Step 1. WARDROBE STYLING
When building a modelling portfolio it’s best to keep the wardrobe simple. Agencies want to see your BODY SHAPE AND NATURAL BEAUTY, so for at least the first look we’ll make sure that your outfits comply with this industry standard.
For the second outfit, we encourage something bold and editorial to demonstrate your 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. COMPLETE MAKEOVER
If you’re serious about getting into modelling then we will start you off with nude make-up. Remember, agencies want to see your NATURAL BEAUTY in its rawest form. After that, you can be as creative as you like.
Our hair and makeup artists have worked on TV shows including Australia’s Next Top Model as well as the official Sydney, London and Milan Fashion Weeks. So if you have an idea for hair and makeup that’s totally out there, find some REFERENCE SHOTS and bring them in.
Step 3. EDITORIAL FASHION SHOOT
It’s so important that you work with a fashion photographer who has genuine industry experience. That way you can GET YOUR 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 you in your best light.
Our photographers are experts at getting the most out of everyone. They are trained at working with NON-PROFESSIONALS AND FIRST-TIME MODELS, and they’ll take all the time you need 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 will prove 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 you can sell different types of products. They want to see your 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.