Hello & Welcome!
I am so happy you are here.
Today, I want to talk to you about Kids Modeling & my experience as a Model Photographer.
If you've been thinking your kid could be a model, then give it a try!
Don't know where to start? I get it, let's dive in.
These are my top reasons to go for it & to call it quits.
Are you ready?!
Things to consider:
- It is okay for your kid to model as long as he or she is enjoying it and having fun. If she or he doesn't want to, then call it quits.
- Kid modeling should not be a source of income to you or your family.
- It's important you know, it takes hard work and patience for getting the first gig and then sustaining there. Prioritize your kid's education.
- The most important thing is you should not compromise on your child's needs and rights such as their wellbeing, playtime, and relaxation.
- You might deal with added stress and workload, which will be in addition to your career workload.
- Sometimes you will need to keep yourself free for an entire day to take them for auditions, wait there for your turn and then drive back home.
- If your kid gets selected, it means more breaks from your job. You will need to drop everything off and drive to the casting when you are called.
Okay, Jani, I understand all that but what will it take for my child to become a model?
In my experience with Casting Directors and Casting Agencies.
These are some of the main traits they look for in a kid model.
- Agencies look for children with good features such as healthy skin, big and bright eyes, shiny hair and good personalities.
- Conventionally good-looking kids are always in high demand. Children are selected depending on the type of cover or advertisement.
- A “different” or unusual look might make your child unique. For example, young boys having long hair or an Asian child with green eyes or any other unconventional features could have an edge over others.
- A child’s overall personality also matters. An independent, happy and smiling kid is preferred to a kid who always needs their parents around.
- Your son/daughter needs to be friendly, outgoing and comfortable interacting with strangers as they have to meet photographers and baby wranglers. They should be comfortable in crowds.
- The aspiring model should be good at taking advice and instructions from new people during shoots.
So, what's the next step?
Let's get great shots of your little model.
While you do not need professional photographs to get started, I know what type of photos attract a Casting Agent/Director the most. I can get you the initial portfolio to help your odds of getting selected.
I will give you my list of trusted agencies you can contact.
What happens when you sign up with an agency?
You will go to auditions.
You will invest in expanding the portfolio.
Normally, your little model will start having fun at this point.
Initial work will be for advertisement/exposure, magazine and/or local stores.
Gigs depend on your patience and commitment to the process.
Do note, these opportunities while they can be very fun and exciting, they can also be emotionally taxing.
If you are to commit to expanding your child's future in modeling/acting, please do keep my mental health as a priority.
If you are ready to book your kid's modeling photo session, please contact us here.
If you are ready to fill out our questionnaire, please click here.
I can barely wait to meet you all & help you with this process!