infant modeling.

Lindsay - posted on 01/30/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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so my daughter, Riley, is almost 8 months old and very cute! i was approached by a woman in the mall today who worked for new faces modeling agency. she was complimenting me on how beautiful my daughter was and how she would be perfect for modeling. (ie: magazines, store ads, commercials). i was very hesitant to give her my name and number (after checking the internet to make sure they were a legit agency) but i did. she said she would be calling in a week or so to set up a consultation with the supervisor of the agency and if i changed my mind i can tell her no, and she would lose my number. Now, what does everyone think of infant modeling? I'm a fan of "toddlers and tiaras" or "little miss perfect" but i would NEVER make my child do anything she didn't want to do, or wasn't happy with. However, shes only 8 months old and cant tell me if she wants to do this or not. I was wondering if i should tell this woman that i changed my mind and forget about it, or follow through and see what happens. Any input helps! thank you!

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Lindsay - posted on 01/31/2010

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thank you for all the input! After speaking with my fiance and mom, i will not be bringing my daughter to this interview or putting her in any sort of modeling as of right now. if she chooses to do it when shes older, that's fine, but as of right now...we will enjoy all the babbling, new teeth, and pictures to fill her baby book :)

Heather - posted on 01/30/2010

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I'm personally against infant modeling! There's absolutely no reason for my daughter to be in a studio with a camera in her face before she can recite her ABC's. Now if some day she decides (on her own) to aproch me and ask if she can try to do something like this I will support her but right now the only thing we'd get out of something like that is a lot of driving, some pretty pictures and maybe if we're lucky a little money. I just don't think it's worth it. I'd much rather take my daughter to do something educational that she'll always have as an asset, not just another picture.

Jennifer - posted on 01/30/2010

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i would love to have my daughter in a talent or pagent but i dont have the money, i know fisherprice where i live does do face shots and modeling and they give toys and scholarships away

Nikki - posted on 01/30/2010

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All I can say is be very careful, I know you said you did your research , but if they ask you to pay alot of money upfront , don't do it. I worked at a model and talent agency as a receptionist while I was in school and alot of them don't follow through after you've paid for all the headshots. I saw too many people lose alot of money, and as a mom it's not something most of us can afford to lose. I always wanted to get my son into modelling , but after working in the industry I've been very weary.

Amanda - posted on 01/30/2010

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It depends on what you want for your child. Personally I wouldn't do it. Most of the kids entered become brats and lose all maners. Not all but most. And I wouldn't want all of the cameras and everything else that goes along with it in my childs face all the time. Kids need to be able to grow up with others yes but not in the spot light of things. thats when they tend to start having problems.

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