Is Your Kid Model Material?

Summary: For a few years as a retail art director I worked primarily with children, from babies to size 14. And I met all kinds of children. Some were onlies, used to being the center of attention. Others were part of a crew of two or three. A few families were large — four, five, even six kids. All of them working models. They would roll up in SUVs and mini-buses and pile out with their backpacks and schoolbooks. Mom may drop one little model off at your shoot and then cut out with a second kid for another shoot. Most successful young models are very smart, outgoing, and above all, they’re well-behaved. Their parents are laid back but totally in charge. While they are kids first and foremost and may run around the photo studio screaming at the tops of their lungs…