When you have decided that you would like your baby or child to become a child model there are many things that you need to remember and consider and the first one of these is the agency that you use. A reputable agency such as www.starfishmodels.co.uk that has had many years’ experience with young models is a must and you should never opt for a back street photographer who will not give you the results that you are looking for.
When applying to child model agencies you need to remember that you will need to have an exceptional child to become accepted; of thousands of applicants only a few will actually make it on to the cover of magazines. To have a good chance of being accepted you will need a cooperative and beautiful child and you will also need some great quality photos to take along. The larger your portfolios the better but at least one full length and one face only photo that have been shot professionally are the bare minimum that you will need.
When applying for a child to become a model you need to think carefully about how it will affect their school work. For preschool age children you will not have this problem but once your child is of school age they will need a license to work as a model. This license will be applied for on your behalf by the agency and this license will be granted by your local education department.
A career in child modelling is a very demanding career and one that will need to fit around school work as well as your own job. Never think that a child will earn you money as a model and that you will not have to work; this is the wrong attitude to take and you should only apply for your child to become a model if they are willing and happy to do so and it will not affect their social and school life.
Remember that only a small percentage of applicants are successful and that a career in modelling can mean many long hours of waiting around as well as many hours of traveling. You will need to be a patient person and your child will need to be patient too; there will be pressure on him to perform and if he is not 100% comfortable with the whole situation then you should forget it.
All children and babies are beautiful in their own way but that does not mean that your child has what it takes to be on the cover of a magazine. When you are entirely sure that you want to apply for your child to be a model remember that you may not be successful the first or consecutive times. Becoming a child model is something that all parents dream of for their children at some time but this dream will only become a reality when you and your child really want and have what it takes to become a success.