legitimate baby modeling agency

United States
June 29, 2007 11:20am CST
I checked out one agency a while ago but they wanted me to buy some potrait portfolio and it was over $1000. I heard that normally those agencies are trying to make money off you. A real agency should be able to work off of a few candid shots. I have been doing some searching and haven't found much. I was looking for commercials and print.
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@guss2000 (2233)
• United States
2 Jul 07
If your having a hard time finding a modeling agency, I have another idea that you might like. How about putting her in a pageant? I've seen a lot of little girl pageants and the kids were having so much fun doing it! If she won in the pageant, that would still be something really super for her too! Just an idea :)
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• United States
2 Jul 07
That is a good idea. I see those ones at the malls. I guess I am picky too. I would like to try it because if she doesn't like it I won't force her to do it. She loves attention though. The more the merrier in her eyes. Thanks for the idea!
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@guss2000 (2233)
• United States
3 Jul 07
You are welcome! I wish your little girl much success.
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
29 Jun 07
This is going to be a tough one. EVERY parent thinks their child is the cutest so your competition is fierce. Also agents KNOW that babies look different every week if not day. So they do not want 5,000 photos of your child in all sorts of poses. Personally I think you will have better luck finding agencies and sending your photos to them directly. I think some people want money for photos because they KNOW your chances are slim to none of getting your baby work. They have to get you to pay for photos or they will never get paid. This is probably the most important. I copied it from a website. But It's Not Just Looks That They're Looking For All the agents we spoke with were concerned about separation anxiety. "I take the babies away from the parents immediately," said one casting director, "If I sense the parent or child is intimidated by this, I know right away that it isn't going to work out." Finally, looks and energy are fine for print -- a catalog shot or a billboard -- which are just a single moment in time. For film or commercials, they need even more. They're often looking for some specific sort of action or skill that is required in the script. "If I'm casting for a Little Swimmers commercial and the child needs to walk through the sand," said Linda Valentine from Baby Casting and Wrangling, "I'll have a sand box set up in the audition studio to see how the child does before I take them to the set" Good luck finding your baby work amongst everyone else's cutest baby.