More than ever, families need to be united. Christmas plans could have been ruined due to obvious reasons – with travelling and present-buying put into disarray – and government rules have been focused more on restrictions than instructions. Whatever your family arrangements are for the next few days / weeks, there is likely to be more “bubbles” than “baubles” in your household. Or none at all…
But the light at the end of the 2020 tunnel is two-fold, especially if you’re reading this. For starters, 2021 should be a fantastic opportunity to dig deep and activate all those long overdue resolutions you may have been putting off; the year can’t be as bad as the now notorious 2020, can it? Secondly, families can still remain a tightly-knit group in accordance with all the aforementioned restrictions and succeed as models. That’s right – whole households can secure modelling work in these trying times. Indeed, families are actually in higher demand as models due to the nature of being part of “social bubbles”.
Family modelling has many advantages, and these should be at the forefront of families looking to supplement their income in the weeks to come. Consider the following:
1. Families often demand higher fees because of the number of individuals required on set.
2. Whilst it’s easy to make new friends on modelling jobs for individuals, families are more likely to feel at ease during photo shoots because…well, they already know each other!
3. A lot of our clients are renowned in their field, so their products are well-known by the public; families are essential to depict stability and trust.
4. Travel arrangements are usually cheaper when travelling as a family.
5….and schedules are easier to keep.
6. How many families do you know can say they are a “modelling family”? Not many, eh? Well, you’d be surprised at how many opportunities there are for happy families, although it’s fair to say your modelling family would be in the minority in your area. That’s something to make the neighbours green with envy!
So, now could be the best time to seriously think about joining forces with parents, siblings and other relations to form a dynamic modelling family. As mentioned, families are in demand, and may have preferential treatment during the pandemic due to restrictions.
The Friend Family have now done over 7 assignments with the agency and earnt over £6000 in modelling fees:
“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 their 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, over £6,000 in modelling fees and I can’t believe how lucky we are my son says its all down to his fantastic good looks.” – The Friend Family
But families shouldn’t just think about modelling opportunities simply because the nation is gripped in a pandemic – family modelling should be considered at any time. Their natural rapport really shines on camera, and a modelling assignment is a great experience that’ll be remembered for years after. It could be an item to tick off the “bucket list” for Mum & Dad; for the children, modelling may lead to an increase in confidence. Whatever you get out of modelling as a family, it’s all good – especially with Models Direct looking after you every step of the way.
Take the Sanghera family, who recently completed modelling assignments with Ideal Boilers and Sanctuary Housing. Their feedback says it all:
“The day was really well organised with clear instructions. All the staff were very helpful and professional and made us all feel comfortable. Overall, it was a fantastic experience for us, made even better by the wonderful people involved.”
A 4 day, all expenses paid trip to a stunning chateau in the South of France with your beauiful family to shoot a new commercial is something most of us can only dream of, but for the Golding family that dream became a reality! – click the link the read all about their incredible assignment experience..
Family modelling could be one of the few activities allowed in the upcoming few weeks. Why not give it a go? Our dedicated coordinators are available should you have any questions, and the links below will be useful for the whole family: