Katy for Max aged 1, Talent received: £1620.00, Ref:Y230513
THE "HERO" BABY
We never expected that Max would be chosen as the “hero” baby for the Pampers campaign. We were delighted and so proud of him. It has been a lovely experience and we look forward to embarrassing him with the story when
he is older.
Evelyne, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:R685341
I attended a photo shoot with my baby girl Evelyne who is 7 months old and was extremely excited that she was picked for the job. When we arrived at the assignment, the staff at Kit for Kids were very welcoming and explained everything in detail. I was very happy with the way the shoot went and they managed to get some amazing shots of Evelyne. I am extremely excited for my little girl to appear on packaging and in a catalogue! Massive thanks to Models Direct for the wonderful opportunity!
Logan, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:P682209
I was excited for my son who is 10 months old to take part in the Kits for Kids photo shoot. He had to wear a white baby grow and was photographed sitting and laying on a mattress an blanket they are trying to promote. Logan loves other babies so I was looking forward to seeing him interact with the other baby models. Unfortunately Logan wasn't very well on the day so he wasn't himself, but the lady got some good pictures of him on the mattress. I think although Logan wasn't 100% well in himself, he still gained confidence in front of the camera. I would definitely recommend the experience to others as it was a fun filled day and it's nice to see your child modelling and being part of a company's promotion. Kit for Kids were promoting mattresses and blankets that prevent fly infestations in Nigeria on behalf of a charity so it was nice for Logan to be able to take part in helping them to do that. The advice I would give someone who is thinking of working with Talent Management is to just go for it - make sure you have a big smile, confidence in yourself and the biggest piece of advice would be to make sure you keep your e-portfolio up to date. I need to improve on keeping Logan's e-portfolio up to date which I am starting too. I signed Logan up with Models Direct because of his massive smile and big afro. I thought he would be good as he loves the camera and his hair is unique and different to a lot of babies.
Stanley, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:R687081
I registered Stanley with Models Direct because everyone kept saying that Stanley is a beautiful baby and that he should get into modelling. I chose Models Direct because they are friendly and professional and are dedicated to their client's needs. I also like the fact that I can track Stanley's progress and update his portfolio online.
Stanley has just attended his first photographic shoot on behalf of a company called Kit for Kids, and I have to say it was a great experience! I was a little nervous on arrival as I did not know what to expect but the shoot was professionally run and we received guidance all the way through. The babies were rested when they needed to be and the whole shoot was tailored towards ensuring that the babies were content. Stanley thoroughly enjoyed himself and I had a proud mummy moment watching him smiling and posing for the camera! I would definitely recommend this experience to others.
Toby, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:CE698839
When everyone commented on what a smiley baby Toby is I thought - why not see if anybody would like to use him for their campaigns? - so we signed him up to Models Direct.
Toby very much enjoyed his first assignment, working as a model for the lovely team at Kit for Kids. He was very grateful for the crib backstage to take a short nap in mid shoot! All in all, a very easy and enjoyable experience.
Farhana for Radisson, aged 1, Talent received: £180.00, Ref:BU602677
TOYS, BIKES AND FUN
It was amazing to be a model for the first time. Radisson was not nervous at all. He had so much fun with the team as they were very friendly and gave him enough breaks and time to have a little nap. The team were very patient with my baby. The shoot took place indoors and outdoors so Radi was safe when he was riding the bike.
We were asked which day and what time was good for us and then Models Direct contacted the client to let them know our availability. Every part was so enjoyable that my son didn't feel like he was with strangers and modelling for the first time and on the lunch break food and drink was provided. The assignment was for a maternity bra advert where Radi was playing with his toys with his mum indoors, then out in the buggy to walk in the park and then riding on the bike with his mum. He was so excited as he was on bike seat with a helmet on. We gained confidence Radi will be more relaxed for future jobs now. It was a fantastic experience for us. We will be sharing our experience with others so they will know it’s really not very hard to find a job and it will be fun.
We strongly recommend Models Direct to start your modelling career as this agency will give you first preference of what is suitable for you - not just force you to take something. It’s good to join an agency for modelling for health and safety, personal security and to get advice how to do things. It is important that you keep updating your e-portfolio to get more jobs. Models Direct is one of the most popular agencies in UK who have a lot of clients, and helping new models to get jobs to kick start their modelling careers. There is a personal advisor for each model so you know who you need to talk when you unsure about something. We are looking forward to our next job!
Melissa for Casey, 14 months, Talent received: £100.00, Ref:BB591694
PULLING FUNNY FACES
Casey really enjoyed his first filming experience; the clients were really patient and understanding of his needs as a baby. Anna was very informative and answered all of our questions promptly with detailed information. Casey liked all the attention and was happy enough to be in his cot and car seat with the film running and us all pulling funny faces at him. I would definitely recommend both the experience and working with the professionals at Models Direct.
Maria for Valentino 7 months, Talent received: £150.00, Ref:P592594
Valentino had a great day with Kit for Kids modelling for their new nursery collection. We weren’t quite sure what to expect, however Valentino had a great experience and his favourite part was having his photo taken. The client was superb and worked around Valentino's schedule and there was also a really relaxed and easy going atmosphere which was great. I would definitely recommend the experience - the babies are doing something different for the day, interacting with new people and learning something new. We chose Models Direct as it has a great reputation, and we thought if we decide to get Valentino into some baby modelling we wanted to use reputable company. Lots of people have said how cute Valentino is so we thought why not, let’s give it a try and see where it gets him!
Emma for Caprice age 4 months, Talent received: £150.00, Ref:Z608515
POSING AND LEARNING
Caprice absolutely loved her first ever modelling assignment today at Kit for Kids - she really enjoyed herself and even posed when having her picture taken! The team were so lovely; they asked me to lay her down in a cot where various shots of her were taken whilst wearing a beautiful Kit for Kids sleeping bag. She also had shots taken of her on a changing mat with an adult model.
On the shoot today I can see she has definitely gained confidence when around other people and now has experience of what an assignment might involve. I would highly recommend this experience to others, especially mums, because it was so nice to meet the other mums and share our thoughts and experiences.
I think anyone thinking about entering and working in the talent industry (whether baby or adult) should pursue their dream. It’s not only encouraging for babies but a definite learning curve and lifetime of captured memories to look back on. I will be proactive in pursuing work for Caprice and will carry on updating her e-portfolio on a regular basis.
I am thrilled that I joined Caprice up to Models Direct so she will have as many opportunities that I can give her in life and I think it will be something she will be able to look back on and be proud of.
Amy for Elsie aged 1, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:P236853
A SUNNY BABY
Elsie did a photoshoot advertising sunblinds for pushchairs. She had to sit in a few different pushchairs with various blinds attached to them. She was very patient and happy, and really enjoyed the experience. The photographer and organiser were very good with Elsie and made her feel very comfortable. A male model did a few photos with her and he was equally as good with her. She was very content to be with everyone.
Amy for Sienna-Mae aged 1, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:Y242952
Sienna-Mae really enjoyed her first experience of being a model. She was made to feel at ease as soon as we got there and she really enjoyed all of the attention. Sienna-Mae was asked to do some shots in and around the buggy. The nicest thing was that if they felt she needed a break they would stop for a little while. It was a nice experience that I would be more than happy for Sienna-Mae to do again.
Rachael for Regan aged 9 mths, Talent received: £315.00, Ref:G252470
CAUGHT ON FILM
The Models Direct assignment felt new and exciting, it was nice to chat to other mums who were there with their children. It was really good! The best thing about the assignment was seeing my son Regan being filmed; I thought he did really well. I'm sure Regan enjoyed it as well. Regan was asked to lay down on his back and front on a table and be filmed just playing and kicking around. I thought he did great and we both enjoyed ourselves!
Katy for Max aged 1, Talent received: £720.00, Ref:Y230513
The Models Direct assignment for Pampers was a great experience for Max. Max loved meeting all the new people and everyone was very sweet to him. The photographer, Jo, was particularly nice and made sure the babies were happy and comfortable at all times. There was no pressure and everyone was very professional.
Evelyn For Jayden aged 1, Talent received: £1044.00, Ref:P237985
SLEEPING ON THE JOB
The photoshoot went very well. Jayden did what was expected of him. The photograher came to me and said that Jayden done very great job. He did a sleeping shoot for Pampers and he did sleep very well and they were very happy so i think everything went extremly well. We were well looked after.
Evelyn For Jayden aged 1, Talent received: £96.00, Ref:P237985
Jayden enjoyed himself and I could see he had a good time. The best thing about the assignment was that everyone was very friendly and caring. It was a 'Pampers' photo shoot and Jayden had to pose lying on his belly, looking up and smiling. Thank you for letting us represent you.
Krystal for Amelia aged 1, Talent received: £150.00, Ref:H245060
Amelia thoroughly enjoyed her first assignment and loved all the cameras and lights etc. Amelia particularly enjoyed being with her fellow models and has made 2 new friends. The assignment was to be a baby model for Channel 4's "Sex Education Show". Amelia's part in this was to be cared for by 2 teenagers who were asked to change her nappy and feed her. The idea was to show teenagers the consequences of unprotected sex and how much hard work is involved in having a baby. Amelia behaved impeccably and enjoyed all the attention she was getting from the teenagers, presenter, production and crew. We hope any future assignments are as successful as today!
Alexandra for Paige, Talent received: £150.00, Ref:Y238641
Paige completed her first assignment for Models Direct. The assignment was for Endemol productions. The filming took place in the afternoon in a high school. The assignment was for The Sex Education Show, where 6 teenage students were to experience changing a nappy and to feed Paige along with two other babies. The idea was to show how difficult it can be to have a child. Paige was comfortable and happy through out the day taking in the new environment and meeting new people. I felt comfortable and was in the room all the time during filming. The film crew were lovely and very understanding, emphasing that if at any point I was unhappy they would stop filming. The team provided us with food and refreshments during the day. The whole experience was very enjoyable and we can not wait for another opportunity. Models Direct have been fantastic; there was excellent communication regarding the assignment.
Rachel for Jayden, Talent received: £150.00, Ref:H239127
LAUGHING TO THE CAMERA
The assignment was a good day. Jayden looked like he enjoyed the day most of the time, laughing and gurgling to the camera. Jayden had his nappy changed and was fed in a high chair by a teenage couple.
Denise for Ruth, Talent received: £144.00, Ref:Z239754
The assignment went well and the client was very patient and accommodating. It was a lovely calm atmosphere, and although Ruth cannot speak for herself, I can say that she felt very relaxed. The best thing about the day was seeing it all came together, and realising how much hard work goes into these shoots. Ruth had to sleep, which may sound easy, but it is hard to get a baby to sleep on command. Nevertheless, it was fun trying.
Julia For Harry, Talent received: £150.00, Ref:L236500
PLAYING THE ROLE
We had an early start to the day but Harry arrived in good spirits. He had to play an unwanted baby and therefore the shoots were natural shots of him in the other models' arms. It took an hour or so to get enough pictures and he was really good. I'm really glad it went smoothly as it's obviously a little nerve wracking being his first assignment. We were made to feel incredibly welcome and everyone was lovely which made for a nice, relaxing experience.
Georgina For Harrison & Jake, Talent received: £60.00, Ref:R238252
It was very exciting. Harrison and Jake seemed interested and happy to participate and sit in pushchairs as required. Both Harrison and Jake were asked to model sitting in various pushchairs for a pushchair accessory shoot. Sun shades and winter snugs were used on the pushchairs with Harrison/Jake demonstrating the use of the accessory. I dressed the twins as requested by Jakki who was very good with Harrison and Jake who seemed at ease throughout our assignment. It was a great start and introduction to Harrison and Jake's modeling.
Amy For Elsie, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:P236853
ENJOYING THE ATTENTION
Elsie was very content and happy throughout the shoot. She had a few change of clothes and change of props. She remained calm and looked like she enjoyed all the attention. The photographer was really helpful and good at getting Elsie's attention. They were very patient when it came to feed time and gave Elsie time to have a breaks. I was pleased with the whole experience and hope to have more to look forward to in the future.
Lucia For Sofia aged 1, Talent received: £60.00, Ref:P215729
The assignment went well. Sofia has now gained some modelling experience.
Heather for Mirah, Talent received: £170.00, Ref:Y216113
The assignment was fun for both Mirah and myself and very interesting. Being a model for the day Mirah seemed to feel at ease and happy with the people around her and her surroundings. The best thing about the assignment was seeing how Mirah reacted to the situation which was in a very positive way, she seems to be a natural in front of the camera. I was asked to put Mirah in her high chair while a scene was filmed with a women who was meant to be her mother. some thing I would say to someone thinking of being a model is If you think your child is suited to being a baby model or in front of a camera with lots of people then give it a go... It makes you very proud to see your baby enjoying themselves and it gives you something to look back on in the years to come. Being paid is also a bonus!
Tracey for Lola aged 1, Ref:Z199406
The 1st assignment, it was fun and Lola seemed to enjoy herself, modelling 7 outfits on the beach. We loved meeting new people and it was something different. Lola had to wear 7 different outfits and model them on brighten pier and beach, all the shoots were natural i.e. playing and running around. Summer (the coordinator) at Models Direct was very professional, giving us all the relevant information we needed. We had fun and are looking forward to other assignments.
Many thanks Models Direct.