Thank you SO much for your interest in this Model Call! The information guide is meant to inform you about what a model call is, why I need YOU, and the exact specifications I am looking for. If you fit ALL of these specifications, I would love to consider you for this session!
This style of session may not be for everyone, and that’s OK! Here is a quick summary of my mission behind this model call:
To create images for the Blueprint Photography studio’s maternity portfolio with a heavy focus on the beauty of pregnancy and the amazing women that grow a tiny human within their own skin. I need a few confident women to flaunt their baby bumps in front of the camera in specific robes and gowns that I will be providing (you will provide the undergarments). These sessions will feel very couture, high-fashion, and on the verge of—but not quite—boudoir (clothing will feel very boudoir, but posing will not.) I am looking for a mama-to-be, between 32 and 36 weeks pregnant as of May 9 (ideally a June due date), willing to FLAUNT your beautiful baby bump in the Blueprint Photography studio. If this sounds like something you’d love to do then, read on!
WHAT IS A MODEL CALL
A “Model Call” is often used by photographers who are looking for something very specific for their portfolio. In my case, I am updating my Maternity Portfolio, more specifically, my Studio Maternity Sessions. Models MUST be willing to follow ALL specifications (hair and makeup, nails, shoes, and specific undergarments) to be considered. These differ from regular, paid sessions because the photographer has full control over the styling and outcome of the images. This is NOT a contest and models will be carefully selected based on their application.
WHY I NEED YOU
As stated above, my goal of this Model Call is to create images for my maternity portfolio with a heavy focus on the beauty of pregnancy and the amazing women that grow a tiny human within their own skin! I need a few confident women to flaunt their baby bumps in front of the camera in specific robes and gowns that I will be providing (you will provide the undergarments). These sessions will feel very couture, high-fashion, and on the verge of—but not quite—boudoir (clothing will feel very boudoir, but posing will not.) In exchange for your time, courage, and full model release, you will receive your session and digital files absolutely free of charge. (A full model release allows me to use these images on my Facebook page, Instagram, website, blog, in doctor’s offices, or wherever I see fit for marketing purposes. You MUST be willing to allow images including your face and belly to be shown without limitations. No exceptions.)
I need YOU, mama, to allow me creative freedom so I can display and promote a full portfolio of a “Couture Studio Maternity Session.” Due to privacy requests or careers, many of my past clients prefer for their images to remain private. This model call will allow me to show potential clients what we can create together. These images will be displayed primarily on my website, Facebook and Instagram as examples to show future clients what their studio session will look like.
WHO AM I LOOKING FOR
There are no clothing size limitations for these sessions! ALL ethnicities are needed! However, you MUST be available to shoot on MAY 9, 2019 at 10am, 11am or 12pm, AND be between 32 and 36 weeks pregnant at that time. May 9 will be the ONLY day available for this model call. Each woman will have her own “set” that I will be photographing. Your “set” should take about 15-20 minutes. You will be required to pay a $25 deposit, which will be FULLY REFUNDED IN CASH at your session. (Why pay, then? This eliminates No-Shows, and will allow me to confidently plan on your arrival to your session. When people don’t have actual money invested, they tend to blow things off, therefore, a session spot that could have gone to someone else is now wasted, and I am unable to create the images that I need.)
Please read through the following checklist, and if you can check “YES!” (emphasis on the exclamation point!) to ALL of these points, then please fill out the questionnaire below to be considered!
___Are you CONFIDENT, willing to follow posing directions, and willing to BE SEEN?
___Do you enjoy the ART of photography?
___Do you own, or can you purchase EITHER a white bra, OR a black bra? (Only one color is needed. You will specify which you have available in the questionnaire. These must be completely SOLID in color, but lace overlays are OK.)
___Do you own a BLACK pair of stilettos? Can you comfortably wear them for 10 minutes at a time?
___Are you willing to remove ALL nailpolish, OR have a your nails freshly painted in either beige, very soft pink, light gray, or dark blue before your session?
___Can you style your own hair and makeup? Hair should be freshly styled but remain down (no clips or ponytails) and makeup should be soft but slightly darker around the eyes than what you normally might wear.
___Are you willing to sign a FULL MODEL RELEASE stating that I can use any image I select for my own marketing purposes? (You may not show up to your session that day and ask me not to post any images which you may be recognized in. You also can not show up and tell me that your husband doesn’t approve of these images being shared, your career won’t allow these images to be posted, or any other reason that may interfere with the marketing of these sessions. The point of this model call is so that I can market this style of maternity portraits and I MUST be granted permission to use recognizable images).
I would also love for ONE DAD/PARTNER willing to come and participate in the session. DAD must be willing to wear dark-wash jeans and be photographed without his shirt on OR in a fitted white or black Hanes t-shirt (emphasis on “fitted”). Dad’s outfits will not be supplied. There will be a section of the questionnaire for you to respond if your spouse/partner is willing to participate. Please discuss his schedule with him BEFORE completing that part.
WHAT YOU GET IN RETURN FOR YOUR TIME
As a huge THANK YOU for offering to model for my portfolio, you will receive your entire session free of charge, approximately 3-5 digital images, fully edited, emailed to you for your own personal use, AND your one favorite image professionally printed as an 8×10 or 8×12. You will also receive bragging rights for being featured on the website and social media pages. 😉
Since you’ve made it this far in the information guide, you must still be interested! Hooray! I would LOVE to consider you. Please fill out the below questionnaire and I will be in touch with you shortly.
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION ABOVE BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION!
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