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Little Diamond Models - children's boutique modelling

 
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Dec 03, 2012 23:18 |  #1

I was wondering if anyone else was doing this?

My wife signed up at http://littlediamondmo​dels.com/ (external link) a few months ago.

Basically, small kid's clothing boutiques send you a product to shoot. A dress, a hairbow, a costume, whatever. You shoot your child wearing the product, upload the photos, and keep the product.

It costs $65 a year to list a model at the site. You can accept or reject any jobs you like. You can also apply for 'casting calls' for advertised shoots.

We have done about 10 of these shoots now. The clothing is ok, but it is obviously not proper compensation for the work involved. The boutiques are getting a steal for really nice photography, and they get to hand pick their models.

I would say it was a rip off, but it's not.

We are amassing a very nice collection of portraits of our daughter, my photography has improved significantly, I'm building a nice portfolio, and it's a fun way for us to spend time together.

Anyone else doing this or have an opinion on this type of work?

Here's my daughter's model page (external link) to give you an idea of some of the shoots we've done for this.


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Dec 27, 2012 11:50 |  #2

I am thinking of signing up my daugher for this, maybe my son. Look at it this way at least you get to keep the clothing so it will pay for itself in that year.


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Jan 27, 2013 23:51 |  #3

Looks like fun for the whole family!


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Jan 27, 2013 23:58 as a reply to  @ alintx's post |  #4

Cool!...Looks like fun.


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Jan 28, 2013 00:05 |  #5

Very interesting, but I'd agree that from a purely economic sense it's a rip off. The boutiques sign up for free, and get commercial images for the cost of shipping an outfit to the model's parents. One the one hand, I look at the amount of time spent setting up and tearing down, shooting, and then processing to get a shot of my girls and I can't imagine a single outfit they own being worth that. On the other hand, it does sound like fun! :)


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Jan 30, 2013 08:59 |  #6

Have my daughter on there and she got 1 outfit already. For me it is worth it as long as I get plenty of outfits or accessories. Since I am taking photos of them anyway and I get to work on my product shots.


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Jul 23, 2013 16:14 |  #7

slimninj4 wrote in post #15551644 (external link)
Have my daughter on there and she got 1 outfit already. For me it is worth it as long as I get plenty of outfits or accessories. Since I am taking photos of them anyway and I get to work on my product shots.

It is an awesome way to get a ton of practice doing studio portraits. Plus, you end up with a TON of great photos of your kids.

Are you still doing this?


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