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.
Keira, Talent received: £150.00, Ref:CB664155
Keira was so excited when we told her that she was chosen for a video shoot for Parkdean Holidays - she wanted to get her clothes ready there and then! On the morning Keira was a bit aprehensive about what was going to happen as this was her first assignment, but once we got to the location she relaxed. The information we were given was very thorough about what was going to happen, what was expected of Keira and where we had to go. We met the other child model and then our contact from Lucre who was extremely friendly and made us all feel very welcome from the start. The camera guy was really friendly and made the girls very relaxed.
The day involved several shots regarding how to build a sandcastle with a sand sculpture expert and then how to go rock pooling again with another expert, what you items you need and Keira had to apply sun cream and pretend to take photographs as well as being filmed making a sand castle and collecting and looking at things from a rock pool. They were given clear instructions of what was expected of them and Keira took direction well.
Keira particularly enjoyed the sand castle section (who wouldn't enjoy having fun on the beach for the afternoon!). She wasn't rushed at all and there was time allowed for drink breaks as it was an extremely hot day. She relaxed and enjoyed herself from the very first minute the camera was on her.
Thank you to everyone on the day and special thanks to Molly at Models Direct for sorting this for us - we all had a fabulous day and would certainly love to do it all over again ! Here's to hoping this is a start of a wonderful career for Keira with Models Direct.
Bethany, Talent received: £200.00, Ref:CB674500
I was really excited when I found out that I had been chosen for this assignment with Disney Infinity. My mum and I got up early and travelled on the train to be at the studio by 9.30am. The team greeted us and straight away and put me at ease as I was feeling a bit nervous. We were offered breakfast and then I went through to the make up artist for a manicure! It was lovely, especially the hand massage. I met the boy that I was going to be doing the shoot with, he was younger than me but had been on lots of assignments before. There was a bit of waiting around but the crew kept checking on me and making sure that I was happy and needed anything. I was there until 3.30pm so it was a long day of doing the same thing over and over again, lifting a toy in and out of camera shot but I still really enjoyed myself as the people were really nice and friendly. When we finished the team gave me a Disney Infinity toy and some chocolates, which was especially nice as it was something to remind me of my first ever assignment. I am looking forward to seeing the finished advert on the Disney Channel worldwide! I feel much more confident now that I have done my first shoot and already I can't wait for my next assignment! Thank you Models Direct and especially Molly in the assignments team for helping me start my new career in modelling!
Theo, Talent received: £80.00, Ref:BB545051
Theo was chosen to do his second clothes fittings with Old Brown/Coco Blu. We arrived and were greeted by the same friendly faces who immediately made Theo feel comfortable and at ease. They took attention to detail such as making sure the heating was right and they engaged with Theo on his level. The experience was quick and very welcoming just like his first clothes fittings session. Theo has now had 3 jobs with Models Direct, who have kept me well informed and put him forward for the roles which were very suitable to his character and talent. Theo was provided with a boys magazine which catered to him to keep him entertained and engaged.
I would surely recommend other parents consider modelling for their children through Models Direct as it has helped Theo grow in confidence, especially at his age where he is growing into a boy rather than a toddler. Models Direct have kept me as a parent up to date and I am so very proud to have Theo as a model with the agency. We look forward to more adventures with Models Direct!
cory, Talent received: £150.00, Ref:1009
Cory really enjoyed the assignment today - he said he had loads of fun and would love to do it again. The most enjoyable part for him was flying the kites on the beach, and talking to the camera about how much he enjoyed kite flying as well as having his photo taken. Cory's message to any other children who are considering modelling is to "go for it because it's fun and all the people were really nice and funny".
I chose Models Direct because of the good reviews I read. I am really impressed with the agency.
Grace, Talent received: £360.00, Ref:BU603992
Grace loved being a model for a two day photo shoot at a caravan dealership. She was extremely excited beforehand and also when she arrived on set. Grace was directed to do a variety of natural posses with her model family (mum, dad, brother and grandparents) in and out of the caravans and around the holiday area of Skegness. Grace particularly enjoyed being in the caravans and pretending that she was on holiday and showed confidence throughout the whole experience. Grace said that she would recommend being a model to any of her friends and from a parents point of view, the experience has been one that Grace will remember forever and it's been an absolute delight to see her so happy and to have seen her confidence grow in leaps and bounds. I have already recommended Models Direct to a few friends who have asked about how to put their children forward for such experiences. I would like to thank Models Direct for giving Grace such a fantastic opportunity to carry out her ambition of being a model.
Damian, Talent received: £360.00, Ref:BC556177
Damian wasn't nervous at all before his shoot for Latham Trust, in fact he was very excited and had lots of fun during his time there and got on very well with the other models - he would love to do it again! Damian mostly enjoyed playing with props and doing various fun activities while having photos taken in different locations. I decided to sign Damian up with Models Direct as he loves to smile, is very outgoing and motivated to try new things. I am sure that Damian would recommend other children to try out modelling because of his enjoyable experience.
Zachary, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:BV616879
Zachary's first assignment was with Kit for Kids, which involved toddlers modelling educational toys for the company's catalogue and website. I was a bit nervous as my son is only 2 years old - I wasn't sure if he would do as he was told! The staff at Kit for Kids were really helpful and soon put my mind at ease.
I would most certainly recommend Models Direct to others as I feel they provided my son with a great opportunity and we will soon have some great shots for his portfolio, which will help him gain more modelling work. I am looking forward to my son being placed on further assignments as he enjoyed his first experience immensely.
Lailla, Talent received: £70.00, Ref:A581152
My daughter Lailla was chosen to be a clothes fitting model for a upcoming kidswear brand, Coco Blu. Lailla had a fantastic time trying on some lovely clothes and she felt very comfortable trying on each outfit while the client took measurements. It was a very laid back experience and most enjoyable. I would recommend joining Models Direct to anyone who is looking to pursue a career in fashion.
Amelia, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:B138558
Amelia's assignment with Kit for Kids was fun - she was very confident and enjoyed having her photo taken. Overall, it was a good experience and I would recommend it to others.
Aamil, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:B144318
We felt really comfortable from the minute walked into the Kit for Kids warehouse yesterday. The team were warm, kind and smiley and they put all the parents at ease. Aamil start playing straight away, he didn't felt shy or anything. It was such a fun day!
I have already advised all of my friends with children to apply for a contract Models Direct because I think it's really important to give your kids a head start in life - even if it's not the path they wish to take in the future, they will have some great memories! I signed my son up with Models Direct because I wanted him to try different activities (modelling, football, swimming etc) as this will keep his career options open when he grows up and also keep him off the streets. I would like Aamil to feel inspired and ambitious so he can challenge himself and have a bright future ahead.
It was such a pleasure to be there yesterday - thank you!
Regan, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:B201210
I was so pleased when Models Direct called to say that my little boy Regan had been picked for a photo shoot. We would both love to do it again!
Jahziyah, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:BB548300
When I explained to Jahziyah that he was going to take part in a photo shoot, he was very happy and excited. When we arrived at the location, he began to get a bit nervous. However, as the shoot went on he relaxed and enjoyed himself. My son was asked to play with the toys provided, which were the products that Kit for Kids will be selling in their new catalog. Jahziyah was very natural and did his own thing, playing nicely with the other children and also the staff members.
I am unsure whether Jahziyah learnt gained new skills from this experience, however I feel as a parent that I have learnt to allow him to be natural on a photo shoot and not to be a pushy parent. I just relaxed and observed the situation and really enjoyed the experience.
I would definitely recommend joining Models Direct to others so they can also be given opportunities to meet new people, enjoy new experiences and learn new skills. I am happy that my two children are signed to this agency and that bookings have started to pick up for them after a year of being on the books. I signed my boys up on a whim, just to see how they would get on (as well as them being beautiful, photogenic and social!). New experiences such as this will be a huge benefit to them in the future and of course earning money is a bonus!
Overall, today was lovely, friendly and professional which was everything I was hoping for.
Thanks to everyone involved!
Lily, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:B201111
Lily seemed to really enjoy herself on her photo shoot with Kit for Kids. She relaxed quickly and easily due to the photographer and assistants being nice natured and child friendly. As parents we were very proud and pleased with the way everything was dealt with, both with Kit for Kids and Models Direct. We are already looking forward to the next photo shoot!
Oliver, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:B201106
This was Oliver's first assignment and he thoroughly enjoyed himself. He was being photographed for an educational brochure for Kit for Kids, and he spent the morning playing with toys! The staff were fantastic and we were treated very well. I would definitely recommend joining Models Direct as we had a fabulous time today. We look forward to our next assignment. Many thanks, Sally.
Uchechukwu, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:C156286
This was Uche's first assignment. He seemed to have lots of 'butterflies' in his stomach when he was asked to join the other kids to play with different toys, so the photographer could take shots. He would join in briefly and then run back to me, but then the photographer developed a strategy to get him relaxed by asking him to press the flash button on the camera - which Uche really enjoyed! After lots of promptings and praises, Uche gradually began to relax and join in the play with the other kids. By the end of the assignment, it was difficult to get Uche to leave as he was having so much fun playing. For me, I enjoyed the experience of watching the children relate so easily and communicate by their actions.
All in all, we had a great time and I am glad we went for this assignment. I really hope Uche gets more work soon! Models Direct's communication was great throughout the process and I would certainly recommend them to anyone who is looking to go into modelling.
-Sarah (Uche's mum)
Lexie, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:B20110
Lexie had a fantastic day! She enjoyed playing with the educational toys and I think the experience has helped her gain confidence. Lexie is normally a little shy but she didn't show any of this at the shoot. She was required to sit and play with toys (which she loved every minute of!) and also got to play with the other children. I would definitely recommend Kit for Kids to anyone who either wants their child to model for them or purchase off them - they have a great range of toys and the staff were lovely. I will be keeping Lexie on Models Direct's books because I believe she will benefit from modelling, especially relating to her confidence. Thank you Models Direct for this wonderful opportunity!
Archie, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:B201106
This was Archie's first modelling assignment, and he really enjoyed it. He enjoyed playing with the Kit for Kids toys and equipment, and really had a lot of fun, and would definitely like to do it again!
The guys at Kit for Kids were really friendly and welcoming. Sharon was really nice, and made a point of talking to Archie. The photographer was also great. Archie was required to play and use the equipment and engage with it, which he really excelled at. The guys at Kit for Kids were really pleased with Archie's pictures and how easy he was to direct/photograph.
We were really pleased with the interaction with Molly at Talent Management, she gave lots of information and fully explained how to obtain the performance license etc. I would definitely recommend signing up with Models Direct as they will put you forward for exciting jobs, as well as provide you with all relevant information and advice if needed. The only thing that we need to improve upon is updating Archie's e-portfolio, so that he can appeal to more campaigns.
Fred, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:Z652393
We had a great day at Fred's first assignment with Kit For Kids. Fred was quite happy to play with the toys and have his photo taken. We were made to feel at ease and the photographer was very good at getting the models to do what he needed for each shot. Fred didn't seem nervous at all and soon got into the swing of things.
I would definitely recommend joining up with Models Direct if you are interested in your child getting into the modelling industry. We have only been registered with Models Direct for a month and already completed our first assignment. We look forward to our next shoot.
Summer, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:C158626
Summer was excited when I explained to her that she was going to be taking part in a photo shoot - as well as playing with toys and meeting other children. On her assignment with Kit for Kids, my daughter was required to have her photograph taken while playing with educational equipment and two other children. I learnt from the experience that 2 year olds are perhaps a little too young to follow instructions on modelling assignments, however the photographer and Sharon were very understanding of this and at all times put the children's needs first. I chose to sign Summer up to Models Direct to gain experience on photo shoots, and would be happy for her to take part in more in the future if she wishes to do so.
Maddie, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:B201210
Maddie seemed to really enjoy herself and worked really well with the other models. She was asked to play with various pieces of children's educational equipment. Throughout the shoot Maddie grew with confidence and soon played up to her role in front of the camera.
I would recommend others to register their children with Models Direct as opportunities like this can really help with their confidence in the future. This was Maddie's first job and without the Models Direct this would not of happened. Both Maddie and myself are extremely excited for her next one!
Theo, Talent received: £120.00, Ref:BB545051
My son Theo absolutely loved his modelling assignment through Talent Management. The assignment was relaxed and focused on Theo having an enjoyable experience in order to produce the natural looking photographs for Kit for Kids. Theo was asked to be himself (playful!) and props were provided, such as building blocks and education equipment. All Theo has to do was play and smile! Prior to the shoot, Theo was really excited and when he arrived he was greeted by friendly people who understood how to interact with toddlers and instantly Theo felt at home and comfortable.
Models Direct were very helpful and ensured all the required information was sent well in advance and answered any questions I had. Models Direct lived up to it's reputation as being a great agency that finds jobs suited to their models' needs and that is why I signed Theo up in the first place. His first assignment has been a real success and boosted his confidence in being in the spotlight and looks forward to more modelling adventures!
I would certainly recommend Models Direct for any one looking to go into the industry. They match jobs to the right talent perfectly and have a very professional and friendly service. Theo was dealing with Molly who has been very helpful in answering any questions.