If you’ve ever considered becoming a model, a professionally-prepared modeling portfolio is, of course, a critically important tool to get yourself in front of modeling agencies and potential clients.
We shoot model portfolios for many aspiring models, including models in our Aspiring Models Program and even some of our boudoir clients who enjoyed their photo shoot so much they decided to try their hand at modeling (and we’re proud to say, many have succeeded)! We also work with professional models to update their portfolios. Professionals understand that keeping their portfolios fresh and up-to-date is essential, not only to ensure your photos remain current, but also to continually build a range of looks.
If you’ve never modeled, your first professional photo shoot is an opportunity to explore your modeling strengths, perhaps for the first time. Many of our clients seeking to build their portfolios are initially fixated on glamour modeling. We work to take them beyond simple glamour/pin-up-style modeling to explore other genres, including the more artistic genres of boudoir and fine art photography. Our clients are often stunned to see how they look in such lighting and discover talents they never realized they had. As a result, they end up with portfolios that show a diversity of looks and can present themselves to prospective clients or agencies as models with exceptional versatility. Below is a sample of a comp card (essentially a model’s business card, described below) we created for our Aspiring Model, Maura Plause. Note how it portrays her in a wide range of photographic genres, lighting, wardrobe, etc., demonstrating her versatility as a model (and increasing her marketability).