Babies modelling can be a tricky world to navigate, especially if you’re new to the industry. Fortunately, here at Casting Kids we’ve had years and years of experience working with children of all ages. One of the questions we get asked is when can children start modelling?
We represent babies from 6 months old, so children can definitely start young. Many parents get their children into modelling from a young age because it’s a great way to earn some extra money to help with school fees.
Here’s what you should know about babies modelling.
What do casting directors expect?
If you’ve signed up with a reputable agency like Casting Kids, you should start getting some audition opportunities. However, auditions for babies are a bit different than they are for older kids and adults. In more professional settings, there’s an expectation that the children know what they’re doing, at least to an extent.
With babies, there are virtually no expectations. During a casting call for babies, the director really just wants to see if they have the right temperament. Admittedly, with babies that can be a little hit and miss. Just make sure your baby is as relaxed as possible.
What types of jobs are available?
It’s a bit like asking how long is a piece of string. Sometimes there is an influx of clients wanting babies to appear in print media, online advertisements or even video advertising. Basically, any time you see a baby in any form of advertising, they’ve likely been through a child acting or modelling agency.
So, really the sky is the limit. Your baby could appear in online photos to advertise clothing or toys. They could appear in department store catalogues. Sometimes babies are used in television commercials, too. Ultimately, it will be up to your casting agency to decide whether they refer your child for an audition or not. However, unless there are some specific criteria involved, your baby should be eligible for most parts.
How to prepare
Honestly, there’s very little preparation for babies modelling auditions. Obviously, they don’t need to perform lines, and they don’t even really need to follow instructions. In many ways, it’s just about your baby being happy, having fun, and getting photos taken at the right moment.
So, if you get an audition for your baby. Just try to keep everything normal, keep them relaxed and happy, and be ready to help the casting director. In a lot of ways, you’ll probably end up following more directions than your child will!
Looking for the best babies modelling agency?
Casting Kids has years of experience in the industry. We have a healthy list of great clients, and also an excellent group of children we represent. Casting Kids represents children from 6 months old to the age of 16. So, if you’d like to get your baby into modelling, we’re the crew to talk to! We love meeting new families, and if we think we can find work for your little one, you can register straight away! Contact Casting Kids today to find out how we can help.