How Do I Start a Baby-Modeling Career?
All parents believe that their babies are cute, but let’s face it. Some babies are much cuter than others. If your child falls under this category then you have probably thought of getting your baby to dabble in modeling. This has a number of advantages. The first being that you could already start saving up for their college education with the large paychecks they will be receiving. Secondly, your baby will grow up more socialized than other babies. So how do you go about getting your baby into modeling?
You should be clear about your reasons for getting your baby into modeling. Your child is not a slave; neither are they your retirement plan. You should save up the money that they get from their jobs so that it can benefit them. Also, you should keep in mind your child may grow up and detest modeling. This is their choice. You should not force them into it once they have the ability to make their own decisions.
The first rule in baby modeling is having your baby already settled into a routine. This may be a venture for you and your baby, but for the people in the modeling industry they are running a business-a lucrative one at that! For the same reason, they would rather work with babies that are not fussy as this will not slow down the production process leading to extra charges for studio time and what not. If your baby has an established routine already chances are they will not get cranky on set and interrupt shoots. This will make your baby easy to work with.
Before you go to a modeling agency for babies, ensure that you have taken a number of pictures of your baby. Unlike adults and kids who need professional headshots before you sign up with a modeling agency, babies just need quality pictures of them in various positions. If your baby is cute, then the modeling agency will sign them on to their stable.
You should ensure that you are always there during photo shoots that involve your baby. In some occasions, seeing you may make the baby finicky as they will want to be with their parent and not strangers. In these instances, you can leave the room, but should remain close by in case of anything. This is not to scare you; utmost care is taken when working with babies. But the best option is to always have the parent around during the baby’s shoots.
Lastly, remember that your baby is not the only baby in the industry. Do not start behaving like your baby is better than other babies as nobody wants to work with a difficult parent. Instead you should be pleasant and try to cultivate as many relationships as you can in the baby modeling industry. You never know how the other mothers can help you out with tips and what not. In addition, relationships with the casting crew may help your baby further their modeling career in future.