Deciding about baby modeling and whether or not to start your baby modeling is a big decision. There is no doubt that all parents believe their baby is beautiful, and quite possibly more exceptional than other babies, but not all parents decide to start their babies in modeling.
Here are some things to consider about baby modeling. The first decision that needs to be made is whether or not the parent or parents are willing to make the sacrifices needed for their baby's modeling career.
Once a parent has determined that introducing their baby into the world of modeling is what they are committed to, they will need to seek a legitimate agency.
There are many scams and unscrupulous agencies that are out to deceive good meaning parents. Many of these companies will send countless advertisements, inviting parents to audition their babies for modeling contests.
This doesn't mean that all modeling contests are frauds, but if a contest offers you a guarantee or promises that your baby will become successful, then you can rest assured it isn't legitimate.
One of the simplest and most efficient ways to determine whether or not a modeling agency or baby modeling contest is legitimate is to check with the Better Business Bureau.
Most likely, someone would have filed a complaint against the company in the past, and you can avoid a potential scam. There are several factors that you should keep in mind, and these will help you avoid scams and frauds.
First, babies change in appearance daily. Therefore, no reputable baby modeling agency expects professional photos.
It is acceptable to use home snapshots of your baby or child for casting calls and callbacks. If a modeling agency or talent scout tries to convince you to spend a great deal of money on professional photos, then you can make certain that you are dealing with a scam.
Also, there isn't a wide array of jobs available for baby models.The work is far and few between and any parent who is pursuing a career for his or her child must be aware that this is freelance work and will not be a steady source of income.
Most parents who involve their children in baby modeling have experience in the modeling field. They know what to expect and realize that the pay is going to be small.
If a modeling agency or talent scout for baby models tries to tell you that the field is lucrative, you are dealing with a scam. First, no baby model agency should ask you for any money.
You won't need to get professional photos taken until after your child is signed with the agent. The agent will work with clients and will notify you when there are casting calls or go sees.
You will take your baby to the casting call, similar to an audition, and if the client selects your baby, you will be notified.
There is no cost involved in the casting call and you won't need to pay any money to the agent for the casting call.
Author: Tanna Mayer
Updated: Nov. 07 2014