Caprice, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:Z608515
Caprice was chosen to model for the company Kit for Kids (for the third time!) which she thoroughly enjoyed. She especially enjoyed playing with the many toys and games they have there at the studio and the guys there always keep her fully entertained with toys etc while she is waiting for her turn behind the camera! This shoot consisted of Caprice lying on a bed to model a bed rail, and although it wasn't as fun as playing with the toys they hid some under the blankets to make it more fun and enjoyable for her.
Every time Caprice has another modelling shoot her confidence and ability to listen to the director's instructions improves. It's lovely to watch Caprice at the shoots - I feel so proud of the way she performs and how big the smile is on her face! If anyone was thinking of signing their child up with Models Direct I would most definitely recommend it as they get to experience some great moments, especially when you can look back on the photos and see how your child has developed and what she have achieved! It's also very rewarding for them as they gain skills in confidence and learn how to interact and communicate with other children and adults. I know Caprice and I will look back on these experiences when she's older and feel so proud and happy of what she has achieved at such a young age.
Patricia, Talent received: £175.00, Ref:CB695733
Despite this being my third assignment with Models Direct there was still the slightly nervous feeling of 'what is it going to be like?', 'will I be the sort of person they were looking for?' - but all doubts proved unfounded. The team were delightful to work with - relaxed and happy which led to a wonderful fun day. The assignment involved being photographed driving mobility vehicles after some tuition from the shop staff, and the photographer was brilliant with direction and encouragement. His kind words added to my confidence as the day went on, and I learned so much about being in front of a camera. It is not as nerve racking as you may think - do give it a try. One thing I would say take any assignment that comes along - simply for the different experiences - be prepared to travel even if it means that much of your fee disappears in travelling expenses and don't forget that the team at Models Direct are always there to support you.
Erin, Talent received: £130.00, Ref:BU598900
Erin loved her day modelling for Conway County Council, as part of a family on location in North Wales. Erin was nervous at first as it was her first assignment, but was soon put at ease as everyone was so friendly. As part of the shoot Erin had lots of fun shots walking with her new family up to a castle and a church, once there they she had to run and play and enjoy looking at the beautiful scenery. They were promoting the use of audio trails (downloadable apps for mobile phones) so they all had to use a phone and earplugs which Erin really enjoyed. The photographers were extremely friendly and professional and made everyone really relaxed. Erin now can't wait for her next job, as she can have lots of fun and earn money at the same time. Thanks to Models Direct for this great experience.
Archie, Talent received: £130.00, Ref:A572277
Archie really enjoyed his day modelling for Conway County Council, promoting an audio app for the castle and the church. Archie was working with a model family, who all bonded well - Archie particularly enjoyed running with Erin (his model sister) around the castle grounds. There was plenty of giggles and fun was had by all. Thanks Models Direct for a brilliant second assignment!
Caprice, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:Z608515
Caprice loved her assignment with Kit for Kids. She sat on a really cool soft seating set based on an underwater theme, and she loved putting the detachable sea characters on the fun wall, especially the seahorse which was her favourite! She read books and played with bricks while the lovely photographer took pictures of her. They also had huge soft plush characters to sit on and she meet two other really lovely children (both around her age) and they happily all played together. Caprice is definitely gaining more confidence each time she does a shoot and you can see how much she enjoys it - it's just like going to a really fun play group or soft play centre for the day! I would definitely recommend signing your child up with Models Direct - not only will they gain confidence, but they will have a fun and worthwhile experience every time. I personally think that when Caprice is older she will appreciate the modelling experiences she had when she was young and they may even lead onto bigger things for her in the future :-)
ruth, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:BB600595
I really enjoyed my assignment with Kit for Kids - I didn't want to leave - the man who took the photographs was funny. I loved the equipment we played with and I made a new friend too. I can't wait to do it again! Thank you Models Direct for letting me be a model for the day. From Ruth
Amelia, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:K601213
Amelia had a great time on her first assignment with Kit for Kids. The staff made all of us very welcome and our daughter felt at ease from the start. Amelia was relaxed and totally comfortable as everything was done in a natural way with friendly people. Amelia was asked to do very familiar things i.e. read, sit or play while the photos were taken - it wasn't formal at all! Anyone thinking of signing their child up to a modelling agency should give Models Direct a go... We did, and we had so much fun!
Tyler, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:P599571
Tyler had a fantastic day modelling educational equipment for Kit for Kids. He was not all nervous prior to the photo shoot - in fact, I think it was more me with the nerves! Tyler was asked to act as though he was studying, reading and writing while having his picture taken. Tyler had a brilliant day and the staff were all amazing fun and very friendly.
It was Tyler's dad's decision to sign up with Models Direct and I would definitely recommend this company to other young models, as they will be provided with such lovely opportunities. Thanks ever so much for this experience and we hope to hear from you again soon - Kirsty & Tyler Mcnulty
BRANDON, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:R667536
We went along to Brandon's shoot for Kit For Kids and it was such an enjoyable day! There were snacks and refreshments for adults and children. I love how Brandon just felt like he was reading books and playing but was actually being snapped by the camera. The people working on the shoot were very friendly, great at directing and Brandon listened to everything they said. It was very professional and we even got to keep some of the Kit for Kids furniture - which is now sat in Brandon's bedroom as a reminder of a fantastic day. I would recommend this to anyone, as it is a great way to get into modeling especially from a young age.
We didn't know where to start with getting Brandon into modelling - and Models Direct have been great in making his dreams become reality. Thanks again Talent Management - Brandon hopes to do more work like this :)
Daisy, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:BP606571
I was very nervous when I arrived for my shoot, but ended up having so much fun! The company, Kit for Kids, were really good and we had toys to play with from them - even on breaks. I loved modelling and can't wait to do it again! Thanks to Models Direct for my first modelling job, Daisy.
Charis, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:BU615990
My 2 year old daughter was booked to model, along side two other kids, various educational equipment products on behalf of Kit for Kids. Photos were taken of the children taking part in various activities. The children were asked to browse through/look into the story books for pictures, they also were asked to pick up toys and stick them on the wall etc. It was FUN and my little girl enjoyed her day and the experience thoroughly. There were enough snacks and drinks for everyone and my daughter was allowed to keep the t-shirt and socks that she modelled with - she was also allowed to take some toys and room carpets! In all, it was a good fun experience and definitely something we're looking forward to doing more in the future. Thanks so much Models Direct!
Lincoln, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:P606551
Lincoln loved the experience with Kit for Kids, he had so much fun doing what he does best - playing with new toys!
Lincoln enjoyed having his picture taken and then asking the photographer to look at them on his camera afterwards.
The assignment involved playing with the equipment from Kit for Kids whilst pictures were being taken for their new catalog.
Lincoln didn't really learn anything from the experience as he is a very confident boy, but I have learned what things I need to take and what happens on an assignment like this.
I would recommend the experience to anyone who has a child that they think would take assignments in their stride as part of their everyday life - go for it! I would absolutely advise signing up with Models Direct, but be prepared to make time to keep your e-portfolio up to date and complete paperwork for the necessary licenses.
We signed Lincoln up with Models Direct as so many people kept telling us that he was cute and thought we had nothing to lose - seems we were right!
Jacob, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:A614012
Jacob was really looking forward to having his picture taken today. When we arrived at the job we did have to wait for quite a while for them to set up, but Jacob was really good and was very patient even though he was so excited.
Jacob was asked to sit and look at a book and play with some building blocks as his picture was taken. The photographer commented that he was good at taking direction too! He got on well with the other children there and had a really fun day.
The staff were very good at the assignment. Friendly and efficient - and we finished earlier than planned.
This was Jacob's first modelling job and I stepped back and let him get on with the job rather than interfering. I would definitely do it again as he had such a good time and did what he was told. I will be making an effort to keep his e-portfolio up to date to try and get some more jobs for him.
We joined Models Direct as lots of people thought he would be good at modelling. As long as he enjoys it, we will keep going.
Harvey, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:1057
This was Harvey's first assignment with Models Direct. He was a bit shy at the beginning, but as soon as he had his first lot of photos done he was on the ball! The client was very friendly and it was such a relaxed atmosphere which I think helped a lot with the children's nerves. Harvey had to pose with two other child models on big carpets/mats pretending to read books while sitting on cushions. The products that were modelled are supplied to schools and nurseries all over the country - and the final images from the photo shoot will appear in brochures and on the clients website, which is exciting! A great morning with great people. Thanks to Molly at Models Direct for the experience!
Ashantai, Talent received: £150.00, Ref:BB575694
Ashantai had the most exciting day as a model for Kit for Kids. We could see her confidence grow and grow throughout the day. The most enjoyable part of the day for Ashantai was the interaction between herself, the photographers and another child model - she really enjoyed making new friends! The photo shoot was very educational - Ashantai was directed to find the right time on the clock and matching up the correct colours on certain pictures. All in all, she found it all really fun, whilst learning too - and she would love to do it again!
I would definitely recommend other children to join Models Direct and work with Kit for Kids - the staff at both company's are so friendly, and encouraging and very professional. This opportunity has really helped Ashantai's confidence grow and has given her a big boost. We decided to sign Ashantai up with Models Direct because of their outstanding experience and reputation - and they certainly lived up to this. Ashantai is very happy and we are very proud and happy too!
Priya, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:1054
My daughter modelled for Kit for Kids earlier this week - an assignment she was offered through Models Direct. When we first got the phone call, Priya was excited and couldn't wait for the day to come. The day came and my daughter was very eager and excited to get there. When we arrived we were shown around and I was offered to help myself to tea or coffee. Priya was asked to sit on different rugs and mats and was asked to point to the different animals and to put her hand up if she liked different things i.e. chocolate, broccoli and so on. The photographer was exceptionally good and always kept the children informed as to what was going to happen next - he was great with all of the kids. The client supplied snacks i.e. fruit, crisps and chocolate, so everyone was happy. The day itself went by pretty quick and we were all done by 12.00pm, even though we were giving a finishing time of 1.00pm! We would definitely do it again - my daughter loved every minute we would recommend Models Direct as an agency to anyone who was considering getting their child into something similiar. We hope to be working with you again soon and thanks for a lovely day!
rodrigo, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:R698280
Rodrigo had so much fun on his photo shoot - he wants to do it all over again! Rodrigo really enjoyed playing with the other kids and the Kit for Kids team were great. Rodrigo learned new skills throughout the day and he recommends the experience to other children because its so much fun. We signed Rodrigo up with Models Direct because he thought it would be cool to be a model - and he was offered this job within minutes of joining!
Zachary, Talent received: £175.00, Ref:BB546369
I was a bit nervous for Zachary before his Models Direct assignment but he seemed fine - we explained the job to him beforehand and that seemed to help. Zachary really enjoyed the day. The staff there were very friendly and looked after him well - they knew how to interact with a child which I think really helps. Zachary had no issues following their friendly direction. They provided a range of food for him which he was particularly happy about and were not pushy at all.
Zachary was photographed in various positions playing with Ravensburger's new puzzles, drawing aids and it all finished in a timely manner.
I would be happy to take him to do it again, especially with such a lovely company. Many thanks to Models Direct.
Chloe, Talent received: £175.00, Ref:C701268
Chloe had a wonderful day! She was so excited the night before and had a lot of fun during the assignment. The job involved being photographed while playing with various jigsaw puzzles and a new drawing set by Ravensburger. I think Chloe enjoyed playing with the drawing set most of all - it didn't take long for the client to get the shots they wanted! This was Chloe's first assignment and, as a result, she was able to really work on following simple directions. She seemed to pick it all up pretty quickly.
Chloe definitely enjoyed the day and was quick to say that she wanted to do something like that again. Based on her reaction, I would definitely recommend the experience. Everybody there was professional but so nice and really made Chloe feel at ease. I signed Chloe up with Models Direct as photographs from modelling assignments would be something nice to put in her baby book, but it's great that now she is older she is able to tell me how much she enjoyed it and she really did!
Laura, Talent received: £180.00, Ref:P591190
Laura really enjoyed today. She was excited beforehand at the prospect of playing the big sister in a family, especially as at home she is a little sister.
Medmerry Park is a lovely site and the weather helped make the photo shoot go really well. It was a great first experience for Laura who has acted before, but never posed for still photos. It was such a different and unique experience for Laura, which will give her confidence for the future.
We joined Models Direct on the recommendation from friends who thought Laura would love modelling work - they were right. Thank you!
Gerald, Talent received: £180.00, Ref:BM640449
I had a fabulous experience being a model/actor for a day. I was not sure what to expect, but thanks to the amazing team members and the client I felt very welcomed. I was playing a role of a little brother to my 11 year old 'sister' and had an amazing set of model parents and grandparents. We had photo shoots and a video recording at the holiday resort park. I loved playing on the beach with my sister - wish I could do it again! It was my first time and I cant wait to take part in more assignments. I highly recommend to start pursuing your acting career asap if you wish to be in the talent industry. Thank you Talent Management for giving me this opportunity - I feel even more confident in myself and love earning money at my young age. - from Gerald
Bryony, Talent received: £150.00, Ref:R600348
This was Bryony's first modelling assignment with Models Direct and it took a while for her to settle in at the Kit For Kids venue. Bryony's usually far from shy but on this occasion she clammed up a bit, possibly due to the unfamiliar surroundings. We'd travelled over two hours in traffic to get to the site and even though I didn't want to let the people down I wasn't going to force Bryony to do something she didn't want to. However, rather than go home straight away I thought I'd give Bryony half hour to try and familiarize herself, because I know how much she enjoys things once she gets stuck in.
Thankfully, the people conducting the shoot were very patient and accommodating. After about 15/20 minutes Bryony started joining in and thoroughly enjoyed herself. She made some new friends and had lots of fun in between shoots. It really helped build her confidence and she came away feeling very pleased with herself. Myself and her dad are both self-employed, so we were able to take the day off to take her and we were surprised how much we learnt too.
Now that Bryony's got some modelling experience she wants to go every week and do photo shoots :-D Next time though, I don't think I’ll let her know so early on that she's doing modelling as that might've been part of her apprehensiveness. At least she's given it a go and can now make her own mind up whether it's something she'd like to do as a career one day.
Looking forward to putting her 1st wages in her bank with her :-)
Kara, Talent received: £70.00, Ref:BM582131
On Kara's assignment for Coco Blu, she was a little shy to begin with. She had to try a range of clothing on incase it needed altering before it was made in mass production. She loved feeling special and had great fun.
I signed both my daughters up with Models Direct because I think they are absolutely beautiful and would do great in the industry. I think it's fun for kids to join an agency - they can have lots of fun and earn some money along the way.
cory, Talent received: £150.00, Ref:N582918
For my assignment I modelled for the Warner Brothers Studios - The Making of Harry Potter. I was instructed to pose in different positions giving different facial expressions in each shot, some shots required me posing with another model and some by myself. The most enjoyable part of this assignment was getting on the set for the photos hoot as this was something I have dreamt of doing from an early age. As this was my first assignment with Talent Management, I was a bit nervous, but as I arrived on site I was welcomed by the director and make up artists of the shoot, who were very nice. I learnt many new things and by attending this photoshoot - it definitely helped me gain confidence. It was a brilliant day and I would definitely recommend signing up with Models Direct to others as they provided me with such a fun and an exciting experience. I also would recommend it because it is a great opportunity to meet and work with some experts and this type of assignment is something that I would definitely like to do again.
Lauren, Talent received: £150.00, Ref:BM653787
This was Lauren's first job so we were both a little nervous but super excited too. We probably took more stuff than we needed, but it's better to have too much rather than too little. The assignment was a demonstration video shoot about the best places to go rock pooling and how to build the best sand castles. Lauren was filmed and photographed doing lots of things - building sandcastles, running into the sea and exploring rock pools. The film crew were super with Lauren and the other model - making sure they were ok and keeping them interested. We feel that Lauren has learnt lots and has definitely gained more confidence.
Lauren said herself "it was exciting being a model for the day, the best part of the day was rock pooling - I loved finding the sea creatures! It was fantastic and I can't wait to do some more modelling, I felt like a film star!".
Thanks to Molly at Models Direct and everyone else on the day for looking after us and making it a great day.