Mya, Talent Fee: £150.00, Ref:N517856
CLIMBING IN CONFIDENCE
The assignment Models Direct sent me on with the National Trust was really good fun but I was very nervous because I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. In this modelling shoot I had to overcome my fear of heights as we were asked to climb a tree for the photos! But the photographer was nice and helped a lot. The tree was easy to climb, there were five of us in the tree and we had lots of pictures taken in different poses. In the end I enjoyed climbing and got more confident as I climbed higher and higher. I think everyone should climb trees because this was what the National Trust says is good for us. I would say that being a model is a great way of doing new things and learning new stuff. If you want to be a model you should join an agency and try to keep your e-portfolio up to date. I did this for the experience and have enjoyed my work as a model.
John for Ellie, aged 6, Talent Fee: £180.00, Ref:BD530904
NOT WANTING TO LEAVE!
Ellie was very exited to be doing this shoot as it was her first shoot with Models Direct, so she didn't really know what to expect. She was a bit nervous but she soon fell in to what she had to do. It was a very fun two days for her, which involved doing a shoot for a face painting company. She enjoys having her face painted anyway, so it was like a dream come true for her. When it came for her to leave on the second day she didn't want to leave as she was having too much fun. Thank you very much for giving Ellie this experience.
Arife for James, aged 10, Talent Fee: £90.00, Ref:BC546367
LEARNING NEW SKILLS
James felt very excited being a model for the day. He really had a nice time and had lots of fun. He is looking forward to doing again. The Models Direct assignment involved James and three other children taking part in creative face painting activities. James and the other children had their photographs taken together for promotional purposes for Snazaroo, the world’s largest face painting company. The photographs will be used for their website, leaflets/books and packaging. James enjoyed all of it, especially the photo shoot outside. He's gained so much confidence and skills from this; working as a group, taking direction, listening the photographer, being creative etc. James would recommend the experience to others, because he enjoyed it and had lots of fun.
Ben, aged 9, Talent Fee: £120.00, Ref:P574340
MAKING IT POSSIBLE
I really enjoyed being a model for the day, especially having my face painted and then being photographed during each stage of the process. I was very nervous to begin with, but the people there were very helpful and friendly, which helped a lot. It has boosted my confidence and I would very much like to do it again. Thank you Models Direct for making it possible.
Anitah for Persia, aged 7, Talent Fee: £90.00, Ref:BC564154
It was a fun and good experience for Persia. The assignment involved face painting. I joined Persia up to Models Direct for her to gain experience, fulfil her ambitions and gain extra money.
Anitah for Christian, aged 7, Talent Fee: £90.00, Ref:BC564153
EXPERIENCE & MONEY
Christian loved the assignment. It involved face painting and was fun. I will definitely recommend the experience to others. Christian loved modelling a lot and decided he wanted to join Models Direct himself to get the experience and money.
Clare for Jack, aged 5, Talent Fee: £120.00, Ref:BB582569
TIGER, OCTOPUS & KNIGHT
Jack absolutely loved his assignment and had so much fun! He wasn't fazed by the camera at all and kept saying "next time..." so obviously wants to do more assignments!
The whole assignment was fun as it was for the world's largest face painting company so Jack got to be a tiger, an octopus and a knight all day. The photos were of step-by-step instructions of how to paint the above, so Jack had photos taken at different stages of the painting.
We would definitely recommend this experience to friends and in fact already have! I'm sure this sort of work isn't everyone's cup of tea but I can only go by what we have experienced and it has been a very positive experience.
Being with Models Direct has been good because you can see the jobs on the job board and apply for them if you think you would be suitable. Also, being in control of your own e-portfolio is brilliant.
Tracy for Connor, aged 7, Talent Fee: £60.00, Ref:D514409
ENJOYING THE THRILL
Connor loved being a model for the day. He really had fun, enjoyed it and would love to do it again. He enjoyed the thrill of a new experience, being painted and being able to work with new people. The modelling job involved going to a farm and spending 1/2 day having his hands and face painted to advertise for face painting designs step by step. He would recommend this to others and has not stopped talking about the experience. It was a good move signing Connor to Models Direct and we hope more work will follow.
Robert for Darina, aged 7, Talent Fee: £120.00, Ref:BB572718
FACE PAINTING FUN
Darina enjoyed the assignment day; she was absolutely fine, had lots of fun, and made new friends. She's looking forward to doing more modelling jobs in the future. The most enjoyable part was changing into different outfits for the photoshoots. The assignment involved trying on outfits, face painting and after posing for photo shoots. She learnt to be confident and work in a group of other kids. We would 100% recommend this to others, as it is great fun. The thing that made us to decide to join Models Direct was that we could see our daughter's potential and also because we believe that this agency is well managed, plus Darina's ambition.
Alex, Talent Fee: £576.00, Ref:N191025
I'd love to do a job like this again, and again it was brilliant like the last job. I wasn't nervous, I just couldn't wait. As this was my second job, I knew what I was doing, as it was with the same company as before. I'd totally recommend it to anyone, it's fun to do and I'm always learning new things and making new friends. If I could do it all again I would over and over. The best bit was meeting all the people again. The job was doing a shoot for ADHD medicine. I'm on leaflets all over, and am glad I can help people who have this form of ADHD.
Nina for Sienna, aged 6, Talent Fee: £100.00, Ref:N538286
A NICE DAY OUT
This Models Direct assignment was only a fitting, but Sienna loved getting changed and trying clothes on. The atmosphere was relaxing as the people were nice. Sienna wasn't nervous at all and enjoyed travelling and having a nice day out!
Brett, aged 9, Talent Fee: £18.00, Ref:H203350
I had a really good time at the Nintendo casting Models Direct organised for me, it was very exciting. The people from Nintendo were very nice to me and the best bit about the day was all of it! It was a new experience for me and I enjoyed meeting the other models there, especially my two fake mum and dads, who were really nice to me and made me feel at ease.
Max, aged 8, Talent Fee: £18.00, Ref:V159224
ALL FUN & GAMES
The Nintendo casting Models Direct set up was a very exciting day! I had a brilliant time. We got to try out for 2 adverts. The first time I was really nervous, but the second time I was much more relaxed and had a much better time. We had a laugh with our fake mum and dad and they made us feel confident.
Alex, aged 9, Talent Fee: £510.00, Ref:N191025
A STAR FOR THE DAY
I loved the modelling assignment with Models Direct! Everyone was so nice. I had to pose doing everyday things such as getting up, going to bed, brushing my teeth, eating lunch and breakfast, playing, and going to school. It felt great; I was a star for the day! Everyone fussed over me, which I liked a lot! I really, really enjoyed my 2 days.
Ronni for Gemma, aged 11, Talent Fee: £500.00, Ref:P230054
The assignment with Models Direct was very relaxed and professionally conducted. The client and photographer were very helpful and Gemma was very relaxed and loved the two days. She was required to pose in several different school situations and it all went really well. Thank you for finding Gemma the assignment and she is keen to do more!
Kerry for Ashleigh, aged 6, Talent Fee: £75.00, Ref:N200170
A VERY COOL SMURF!
Ashleigh said the modelling assignment was “exciting and very cool”. Ashleigh enjoyed "everything". She had her hair & make up done and then modelled a Smurf fancy dress costume. Ashleigh is becoming more and more confident modelling fancy dress outfits and is a mini pro. She is now very natural at it and can pose easily without being prompted.
Nicki for Tommy, aged 7, Talent Fee: £230.00, Ref:E260915
We were made to feel very welcome from the start; refreshments and lunch were provided, the day was explained to us and we were shown a brochure. The children were asked to wear different dressing up outfits for the catalogue shoot. The children were put at ease and always told how well they were doing. Tommy really enjoyed his day and talked about it for days after! They were a really nice friendly group of people who we would definitely work for again.
Rebecca for Carla, aged 9, Talent Fee: £210.00, Ref:M244865
Carla's mother, Rebecca, said: The make-up artist was very good, and everyone was very nice, relaxed and calm. Carla said "that was fun, I would like to do that again", so thank you.
Carla added: It felt great to be a model, I really enjoyed myself. The best thing about the assignment was trying all the outfits on. We were asked to do lots of different poses, which was fun.
Kerry for Ashleigh, aged 6, Talent Fee: £105.00, Ref:N200170
A MINI PRO
Ashleigh had a lovely modelling assignment with the same client and photographer that she has been modelling for over the last year. Ashleigh seemed confident and a mini pro, as all the posing comes naturally now. Ashleigh modelled several Hello Kitty fancy dress costumes - which is a favourite in our house!
Selina for Shae-Love, aged 6, Talent Fee: £105.00, Ref:H147347
Shae enjoyed being a model. She was asked to pose in a number of Hello Kitty outfits, which was the best thing about the assignment.
Katy for Max aged 1, Talent Fee: £1620.00, Ref:Y230513
THE "HERO" BABY
We never expected that Max would be chosen as the “hero” baby for the Pampers campaign. We were delighted and so proud of him. It has been a lovely experience and we look forward to embarrassing him with the story when
he is older.
Shae-Love, Talent Fee: £70.00, Ref:H147347
This was a great modelling job for my daughter. The best thing about the assignment was she got to dress in fancy dress and party wear! For the shoot she was required to pose in a number of oufits.
Letty for Eniz aged 2, Ref:P230484
Eniz had a great day on the Vintage kit photo shoot. The contact on the day was very understanding and very patient with the young children on the assignment. On the morning of the shoot the models were asked to change into the provided outfits and were taking pictures of in various parts of the national history museum. They made the day fun and enjoyable and both models and their parents were able to take part in the models Pictures. Later in the afternoon we visited Hyde parkand more pictures were taken there with a further change of clothes. Overall the day was very nice and Great to see my child having fun.
Mery for Feyvan, Ref:K202418
WHET THE APPETITE
Feyvan really enjoyed the experience. We are looking forward to seeing the photos from the shoot and this first time assignment has whet the appetite to do some more.
Donna for Ellie aged 6, Talent Fee: £105.00, Ref:P227327
I enjoyed the assignment very much. I loved having my pictures taken. I was asked by Hampshire County Council to read books in a Library and look natural while pictures were taken.