“Your daughter is beautiful”, “Look at your little boy’s eye’s – they’re amazing!”, “Your child could be a model!”……. sound familiar??
You receive regular compliments about your child’s look or talent, but knowing what to do next can be challenging – this blog tells you lots more about how Models Direct represents their junior models.
Child modelling work can be a rewarding experience for children and parents. Whilst we all think our own children are cute and adorable, kids of all ages, shapes and sizes are required for modelling work. Models Direct have clients who are always looking for children, both boys and girls to model for their latest advertising campaign!
Child models are wanted for a whole host of different types of child modelling assignments and jobs from photographic shoots for catalogues and marketing material to TV commercials. Children are selected to promote products such as toys, kids fashion, shoes, holidays and services. Whether in magazines or on television, child modelling is a very competitive industry, but can be lots of fun for both you and your child.
When you watch television or flick through a magazine you will notice that children are used alot in advertising , it makes the campaign or commercial relatable to the customer and is a big market. Parents spend huge amounts of money on their children whether this be clothing, toys, holidays and experiences, so there is a large demand for child models worldwide.
Children who are confident and outgoing are ideal candidates to become child models. On photo shoots, photographers will direct the child, but they need to be happy to follow direction and be comfortable to have the spotlight on them. For some children this comes naturally and for others it doesn’t, so it is important to understand that not all children are right for the modelling industry. It is also helpful if your child has an interest in other types of entertainment, maybe they dance, sing, act or play an instrument, this is a great additional skill to have and allows them to get used to performing to an audience from a young age.
Although as a parent you are constantly on hand to give reassurance and work as team, the industry can be tough and there is rejection, your child will not be right for every job they are put forward for, however when the right job comes along there will be a real sense of achievement and excitement. Models Direct are highly experienced when liaising with parents about their child’s modelling career, we understand the importance of clarity and step by step information is provided to parents when their child or children are selected for work, we are there with you every step of the way!
Child modelling is also a great way to earn a little be extra pocket money, earnings can vary from £150 to £1000’s depending on many factors, client budget, length of assignment, etc. This will all be explained to you as and when your child is successfully selected for an assignment.
The Models Direct team make it very clear how important it is to keep your child’s photographs current and up to date! Children change and grow all the time and their photographs need to reflect that, so we would recommend to update them quarterly. If your child is selected by a client for a shoot they will expect them to turn up looking as they do in the images they selected them from.
Check out the feedback from the latest junior models to be selected for work through Models Direct:
“Ace and I really enjoyed shooting for TFL. Molly’s communication was flawless prior to the shoot & all the team on the day were very lovely & accommodating – we had great fun wearing the outfits and they even gifted Ace with a cute pair of dinosaur wellies! Excited to see how the pictures turn out and really looking forward to our next job :)” – Ace and his mum
“Rebecca has had a superb time this lunch on set of a media advert for McDonald’s fun football classes, as part of their healthy eating campaign.
She’s had a superb time, and even managed to score a goal. Well… The ball brushed her foot as it rolled in, but we’re counting it!
Thank you once again to Models Direct for getting her portfolio involved.” – Rebecca’s Parent
“The whole fund raiser was wonderful and an entertaining session for kids. My daughter was excited and had a lot of fun. Many thanks goes Molly who kept me in touch and helped me understand the whole process. My daughter can’t wait to be on the next event. Thank you ever soo much.” – Joanna’s Parent
To read more reviews from junior models that have had work with us click here