How to Have Child Pictures Taken for Modeling: 4 Steps
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Capture your child's brightest moments in her modeling photos.

Your child is the light of your life and the most beautiful little girl you’ve ever seen. Her smile is so bright and cheery and you think that she’d do great as a child model. Before an agency will consider hiring your little ray of sunshine, they’ll need to see pictures that showcase exactly what they’re looking for. Keep these tips in mind when taking photos to send to a modeling or casting agency.


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    Dress your child in a basic outfit with plain colors or patterns. Don't go over the top with frills, bows or accessories. Modeling agencies want to see your child's natural beauty so there is no need to spend a fortune on extra props to increase her chances of being selected. Avoid visible logos or brands on clothing that might come off as an endorsement.
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    Take the photos in a natural setting that doesn't look posed. Agencies want to see children in their natural environments to showcase their personalities. Don't put props or anything fancy in the background. It's best to do it in front of a plain background, such as a white wall. In other words, don't take the picture in your child's bright pink bedroom decked out with butterflies, rainbows and princess decorations since it will take the attention from your child.
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    Take an 8x10 head shot to showcase your child’s glowing smile and bright, welcoming eyes. Take the photo outdoors or in a bright setting using natural light from a window. Keep things natural and don’t use any makeup or facial products that alter your child’s natural beauty. Don't cover your child's head with a hat. It might be a bit difficult to capture your child’s attention, so you might need to use some creative tricks to encourage her to look at the camera long enough to get that perfect shot.
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    Capture a shot of her from head-to-toe so the modeling agency can see her entire body. Take photos of her standing, running, jumping and playing like the carefree child that she is and the image you want to portray.


  • Don't send any photos that are fuzzy or have any hint of blurriness. It might take a few different attempts to get a shot that shows exactly what you want that isn't out of focus, especially with a squirmy toddler that doesn't want to sit still for very long.

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