baby modelling what do u think?

Carly - posted on 02/01/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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can any1 give me any advice on baby modelling my baby has been accepted by model direct???? any1 know anything about it????

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Both of my children modeled when they were younger with Arlene Wilson, a company in Chicago. They were wonderful, professional, and understood the needs of young children. I too was approached by a modeling company who "accepted" my children and needed me to sign a contact, plus pay a fee. NEVER EVER pay them. Arlene Wilson advised me to never pay them. They should be paying YOU! Good luck, he's totally adorable.

Juli - posted on 02/02/2010

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My five year old did modeling as a baby. We worked with an agent in Atlanta where we lived. My advice is don't work with anyone who asks for up front fees. The way babies are makes modeling very different then when kids are older or are adults. They usually would schedule several babies for a shoot because they are unpredictable and you never know what mood they will be in.

With Shelby I had to turn in specific pictures (snapshots I'd taken were fine) I think it was two head shots and two photos with their whole body (clothed of course). She would get scheduled for a shoot around 3 or more times a month. Nothing huge and she'd be scheduled for an hour at a time usually except for one commercial and one movie trailer that she was a backup in. Those took longer. Whether or not they used her pictures or she cooperated with photos you still get paid for that hour. Shelby would get 75-80 for print shoots and more for video shoots.

Anyway, hope this helps! Good luck, but remember don't pay up front with babies. There are a lot of places that are out to get you to pay for getting a portfolio. They don't need that.

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Your baby is beautiful! But be careful of scams!!! You can spend a lot of money and not get much out of it.

Renee - posted on 02/01/2010

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If they are charging you money it's a scam. I don't know anything about that company but if they are asking for money, run. The best agencies would never ask you to pay.

Renee - posted on 02/01/2010

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seen plenty of it on t.v., don't really care for it but that is only my opinion, the makeup the children wear, the wigs, the outfits, the money is unreal that is spent on these, but modeling for tv or magazines and keep in the that this is a child, keep it safe

Carly - posted on 02/01/2010

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yeh thats what i was thinking too i dont think im going to do cos im not sure about it and it seems like a lot of money they want! any1 know of any good agents?

Cori - posted on 02/01/2010

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my son got "accepted" by models direct too.. they kept asking for us to pay for things and we decided to forgo that agency... it seemed like a rip off to us after we researched on line.. if you do decide to go for it, just be aware of what you are getting yourself into and dont put out money because if they want money, generally its just a scam.

Gwendolyn - posted on 02/01/2010

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Read everything they have you sign! Do it as long as your instincts say your child is safe and enjoying it. Make sure your contract does not hold you exclusively to one agent. Ensure you understand the payment system and cycle.

Laura - posted on 02/01/2010

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Hi there! Be really careful before you sign any paperwork or pay any upfront fee's! The best modelling agencies are in London and dont usually ask for any upfront payments!! Also find out who can view the pictures of your child on the internet as most agencies dont have any privacy restrictions! Hope this helps..Not heard the best of reports about models direct but its upto you what you decide..

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