Baby Modelling Agencies - How to Choose One
You've made the decision to take the plunge and find a baby modelling agency for your little one. With so many out there, how do you find the right one for you? Look in your local area first. Call your favorite department store and ask who they work with to get models. Ask friends for their recommendations too.
Try the Better Business Bureau also. They will have a list of registered baby modelling agencies with good reputations. If you live in a small community, you may have to enlarge your search area to the nearest city, provided that the commute doesn't bother you. Be aware that most large agencies won't work with models living more than an hour or so away.
What exactly does a baby modelling agency do for you that you can't do yourself? Number one, they are experts in their field, and can streamline the process of getting you to the companies who need your baby. Number two, they can advise you on the finer points of modelling and photographing your baby. Number three, they work hard to get your baby modelling jobs, since their commission depends on it.
How will you know if the baby modelling agency you have selected is a good one? The first caveat is to pay attention to where their payments come from. If they charge you high fees, recommend expensive modelling classes and photography sessions, watch out. It is likely that a firm who does this is merely a talent search operation, advertising "No Fees", but requiring the high priced services that they offer. These agencies are very clever and have deceived many an intelligent parent.
Your snapshots are adequate for showing off your baby to a baby modelling agency. All you need is a handful of pictures of your clean, happy baby with as little clothing on as possible, and no props. The important thing about photos is to have recent shots that are labeled with your baby's name, age, size and contact information.
It is impossible to teach your baby how to model. If a baby modelling agency tells you that your baby needs modelling lessons, run away!
The best way you can avoid these scams is to be an informed consumer. Do your homework and be sure that the agency you choose is a legitimate one before you commit your child to a baby modelling agency.