With the competitiveness of the modelling world today many models with disabilities are overlooked, however at Models Direct, our policy is to offer all our models the same opportunities whether they have disabilities or not!!
Models Direct are delighted to be able to represent models with a variety of disabilities, ranging from wheelchair users, amputees and other disabilities that may have held them back from being part of an industry they have always dreamt of! However it’s all possible and more than ever there is a demand in the modelling world for diverse models who represent such a large percentage of the worlds population.
With family modelling at an all time high, the demand for ‘real’ family models is in demand – so Models Direct were keen to hear from Rebecca who along with her husband and 3 children have just completed their 7th assignment with us!
“Working as a modelling family is a mixture of excitement and apprehension. As any mum knows if your going anywhere with your children you want them to be on there best behaviour.
This is no different on a photo shoot, so when your asking 3 of your children to stand up straight, smile, look happy continuously while taking direction from the photograph as well it can be challenging.
Luckily, we work with Models Direct and have always been so well looked after, from lunches being put on for the children, to overnight accommodation, to letting the children have 15 minutes time out so they can chill, go on there iPad etc.
We have now had 7 assignments and I can’t believe how lucky we are my son says its all down to his fantastic good looks.
When I first signed up to Models Direct I was a little skeptical hearing stories of people paying thousands of pounds for pictures to be done because the agency they had chosen had asked them to do so then signing a 3-year deal and not getting a single job. When I spoke to Molly for the first time from the Models Direct agency she immediately put my mind at easy, she said she only needed photos that we had taken ourselves, nice natural photos work the best, so the client can get a real feel for who you are and how you look in front of a camera. I told my children if we were lucky enough to get 1 job we would be extremely lucky.
Here we are several years later and now on our 8th job. We have managed to do so much with are extra money that has come in from our job, just little things like being able to spoil the kids a little, to a weekend away for the family to now having our garden landscaped and having a hot tub fitted.
My husband and I are so proud of our children and though it’s hard days working, keeping up with the photograph and the clients needs . We now would never look back and look forward to the next 7 assignments.” – Rebecca Friend
Lots of parents wonder whether their baby is suitable for baby modelling and in this article you may find answers to your questions!
Every new parent will tell you that their bundle of joy is the cutest little baby on the face of the planet, and who knows, they could be right!!
But what many parents don’t realise is that there is a lot of demand for baby models, and that baby modelling can be a great way to show off your adorable little one to the world. The market for baby care products is one that will remain strong. Regardless of economic conditions, manufacturers of baby care products need to promote their wares in what is a very large and competitive market. And every parent of a young child knows just how many baby care products there are, from rusks and cereals, to nappies and wipes, to rash cream and skincare products, to baby clothes, the list is endless.
It’s stating the obvious, but the modelling and talent industry is incredibly competitive, however the Models Direct team have successfully matched models to clients for over 28 years now! – So we know what we’re looking for!
If you are thinking of making an application to a modelling agency, it’s really important to consider the following points giving yourself the best possible chance of being noticed and being offered a contract of representation.
2018 is here!!! Are you one for new year resolutions, diets, exercise regimes, new career….. what are your goals for the year ahead….?
A new year can be a super exciting time, but also can be quite daunting! Everyone around you is talking about what they hope the year ahead will hold for them, what they want to achieve and how they will better themselves, it’s a time when most people reevaluate their lives and themselves as people.
For a lot of people the new year is a opportunity to try something new and the Models Direct team get lots of interesting enquiries from clients around the UK with their marketing and campaign briefs for the year ahead. The Assignments team start scouting suitable talent for these roles and compiling shortlists for our clients to consider to make sure they have the right people for their exciting new campaigns, commercials and up and coming brands!
“We really do rate Models Direct, for us it was the best decision we made putting Myleigh forward and now as a family we are doing things together, having fun and getting paid!!” – The Pearce Family
The Assignments Department at Models Direct often get family modelling enquiries from clients looking to book a model family for their latest advertisement, campaign or commercial…..
More often than not it’s the job of the booking coordinator here at Models Direct to search our database and try and find adults and children that look similar or could act as a family and present them to the client for their approval. Obviously this job could be a lot easier if they were actual REAL families!!
When a child model is selected for an assignment it’s essential that parent and child feel completely and have all the details they may need about the assignment, check out how our model Freya got on at her recent assignment in Cambridge for a large safety awareness campaign!
“I cannot thank you enough for your professionalism as an agent and for choosing us to be one of the Models Direct models.”
We would like to express our gratitude for making our daughter’s first ever assignment so enjoyable for us all, we really didn’t know what to expect as this is a completely new adventure for our family. From the moment you rang us letting us know that Freya was shortlisted for the assignment until the actual photoshoot and beyond, we felt valued, reassured, comfortable and very well informed about the process step by step. When we arrived at the venue, there was a lovely representative of Models Direct that greeted us and the waiting room was very welcoming. The most important thing for us was that our daughter was happy with the photoshoot and comfortable in that environment and I can honestly say that she really enjoyed her experience. Everyone was so friendly and our daughter was full of smiles although your client needed a serious facial expression for their campaign :).
We got there eventually! I cannot thank you enough for your professionalism as an agent and for choosing us to be one of the Models Direct models.”
Assignment feedback is always helpful for the Models Direct team to receive from their models after an assignment…….
A lot of time and planning goes into every assignment by one of the booking coordinators at Models Direct. The coordinator will have built up a relationship with the client, will have spent time understanding their requirements and searched for the ideal models to put forward to the client as options – sometimes this can be quite a long winded process!
Pregnant models are in demand for all types of maternity modelling assignments and at all stages of pregnancy. This area of the industry is growing as the demand for maternity products his huge and are becoming more fashionable and available!
Both pre natal modelling and post natal modelling are required for a host of mums to be and baby products, this can lead to mother and baby modelling assignments once baby is born.