The Models Direct Assignments Team often receive modelling jobs asking for real families. But what’s it like modelling as a family? Here we hear from one of Models Direct’s modelling families about their time in from of the cameras.
"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.
When I first signed up to Models Direct I was a little sceptical hearing stories of people paying thousands of pounds for pictures to be done because the agency they had chosen had asked them to do so then signing a 3-year deal and not getting a single job. When I spoke to Molly for the first time from the Models Direct agency she immediately put my mind at ease, she said she only needed photos that we had taken are self’s nice natural photos work the best, so the client can get a real feel for who you are and how you look in front of a camera. I told my children if we were lucky enough to get 1 job we would be extremely lucky. Here we are several years later and now on our 8th job. We have managed to do so much with are extra money that has come in from our job, just little things like being able to spoil the kids a little, to a weekend away for the family to now having our garden landscaped and having a hot tub fitted.
My husband and I are so proud of our children and though its hard days working, keeping up with the photograph and the clients needs . We now would never look back and look forward to the next 7 assignments."
By Rebecca Friend
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"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."
"I'm really glad I signed up to Models Direct. I was so pleased to receive my first assignment so quickly. I was filming a new online advert. I look forward to what's in store with future assignments."
"I was asked to work as a promotional model for Lancaster Insurance. The assignment involved posing at the NEC Classic car show. The whole experience was fantastic and the clients were lovely to work for."