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Preparation Guide

Quality photographs are crucial for stand out portfolio.

Belinda eases the pressure of being photographed and helps your child relax in front of the camera.
Her natural rapore with children of all ages ensures that nerves are settled and the most engaging photographs are created.


Head shots

Body shots


A wonderful head shot is the most vital aspect of a modelling portfolio.

It needs to be as natural as possible with strong, captivating eyes in simple clothes, nice hair and great connection with the camera—that’s all you need!

Normally printed 8 x 10 and focus on shoulders upward.

A full-length body shot should be cool and modern in simple clothes.

Something that will give the client a good idea of your proportions  and the pose should  have a little bit of attitude. Most campaigns these days want cool and confident children that are full of personality, fun and edgy.

Like head shots, full-length body shots are typically 8″x10″


We will be capturing 3 different natural looks during your session so please choose the options that best suit your child's personality.

  • Lifestyle/Casual: upscale school or everyday wear

  • Athleisure: weekend wear that’s a mix of athletic pieces and jeans, shorts, sneakers, etc.

  • Dressy: party wear with muted organic colors and clean lines (avoid frills, tulle, sparkles, pastels and unicorns)

  • Athletic: Only if your child is athletic; clothing (with props) should be sport specific.

  • Dance Influence: Simple dance poses in dance wear that comliments your personality and body type.

Put together 2-3 outfits for each of your chosen styles then we’ll narrow it down to the ones that works best. Keep the tags on all the outfits you buy so you can return what we don’t use.

Keep in mind these tips:

  • Avoid large patterns, logos, fluro colours or tect.

  • Layers look great especially when you blend textures.

  • Double denim never goes out of style!

  • Clothes should fit really well. Nothing oversize or too baggy!

  • Make sure your collection is modern and in style.



  • Skipping rope, hoop, rollerskates, balls, rackets, bats, etc

  • Balloons, drumsticks, teddy bears

  • Handbags and Scarves

  • Socks

  • Shoes to go with the outfits. New shoes are best but, at minimum they should be almost new, very clean, washed and/or polished. Types of shoes to bring include sandals, flip flops, sneakers, boots  etc.


  • NO make-up on children, except a super light dusting of translucent facial powder to reduce shine.

  • NO concealer or spot foundation to cover a blemish or light scratches. We manage that in post-production.

  • Bring a brush for light eyebrow grooming.

  • Bring hair products.

  • Bring hair accessories.

  • Plan on a couple of different hairstyles if possible.

Hair & Makeup

What you choose not to include in your modelling photos is just as important as what you choose to include. According to top modelling agencies that work with thousands of children applicants each year, here are the things to avoid:

  • Hats & sunglasses are a no-no.

  • No graphic T-shirts, full neon clothing or logos of any kind.

  • Leave food at home.

  • Hair worn down.

  • No dress-ups.

  • No face paint.


Can I purchase additional photographs?
Absolutely. You can easily purchase extras from your password protected online album

Can I bring in my youngest child to have some quick sibling shots? ?
Unfortunately no. As this is a professional model shoot our focus will be on the agency model phootgraphs only..
Sibling can also be a distraction. If you are interested in family photographs please take a look at our mini sessions here:

I'm not available for those dates so can we re-schedule?
Studio Talent Creative photo shoots are heavily discounted, streamlined and only available on the nominated dates.

You are welcome to book a full session if these dates are impossible for you - please click here for more information.

How do I prepare my child for the session?
Please reassure your child that the session will be fun and rewarding. The less pressure you place on them the more relaxed they will be. Trust the process and their abilities.

How soon after the shoot will my photographs be available?
Your online album will be available within 5 days of the session.

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