People say you have the most beautiful toddler they've ever seen and you'd like to share that gorgeous face with the world. Explore the possibilities the world of modeling may have to offer. Remember that agencies get a ton of applicants and what sets your little one apart is personality and uniqueness. So, when you snap those pictures, keep it simple and let her extraordinary charm shine through. When you're ready, check out the submission process at several reputable agencies.
Commercial Kid (commercialkid.com) specializes in national print ads and commercial work for child models. Endorsed by the Better Business Bureau, Commercial Kid does not charge fees nor does it require you to enter photo contests or pageants to secure representation. It is not a talent agency but rather a source for the names and addresses of casting directors focused in the area you and your child seek to pursue, such as acting, voice, commercials and stage. These lists are available for purchase only on the web site and are classified by region with most casting in Los Angeles and New York/New Jersey.
World of Kids
Based in Miami, World of Kids (worldofkidsagency.com/modeling-careers-fees.html) is a talent agency focused on child models. Miami is a popular location destination for photo shoots and commercials because of the weather and scenery, providing modeling opportunities outside the hubs of New York and Los Angeles. This agency's scope includes film, television commercials and print fashion work for children. It welcomes unsolicited submissions of two 4x6 photographs, one head shot and one full-length, per child.
Product Model Management
New York-based modeling agency Product Model Management (productmodelmgmt.com/?p=become_a_model) has placed dazzling kids on the covers of national magazines and in print ads for major department stores. Choose a couple of snapshots and refer to the agency's submission guidelines. If you apply online, you'll receive a response within one to 10 days, while the snail mail application guarantees a reply within one month.
The internationally known Ford Models agency (scouting.fordmodels.com/general/) has represented some of the most successful and recognizable adult and child models in recent memory. Ford has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Miami. On the agency's web site, you can choose to submit information and photos through an online application or select from a listing of open calls.