Thursday, January 10, 2008


Putting kids into the business is a scary thing, but if done properly one job could be enough to set him or her up for life. A single national commercial can finance a law degree and possibly launch a career and a lifestyle that is beyond your wildest dreams.

Does your child have what it takes? Probably. Most kids have the raw talent and enthusiasm step in front of a camera or an audience and be charming and entertaining. But there is only one way to find out, and that is to do it.

Most agents will accept a simple snapshot to consider a professional kid. But just as with adult performers, you only get one shot to make a first impression. And even for kids, a home snapshot is the hallmark of an amateur.

But professional headshots are expensive, and up until about adolescence, working professional kids should have them done on average about every six months. After adolescence, boys can probably go every year, but girls should reshoot more often until about the age of sixteen. And that's just for acting. Models will need more shots more frequently.

That's why we're doing what we can to make the process as simple and as painless as possible. It's sometimes best to do kids' shoots in pairs, so we're offering a kids' rate (under the age of 12) of $175 for the first child, and $100 for the second child. Typically we'll get the right headshot in fifty frames. The proof sheets will be sent to you, and you can choose up to two finished headshots.

See our website for me details.
UPDATE: The little girl in the second shot (I don't want to publish children's names) just signed her first modeling contract with BMG Models!

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