Kids Headshots for Acting & Modeling

by | Apr 12, 2023 | Featured Posts - Headshot Page, Headshot Sessions

In the last year, we’ve started working with parents who have a kiddo who’s been chatting them up about getting involved in some kind of acting or modeling path. Whether it be modeling for top Twin Cities agencies, auditioning for a local theater company, or starting their online empire; these kids are going places! We absolutely love this type of work because often this is a child’s first experience getting “professionally photographed” and we want to make it an uplifting and empowering experience for them!

When it comes to kids’ headshots for acting and modeling, choosing the right photographer is paramount. Not only do certain local photographers possess the expertise to capture stunning images that showcase your child’s unique personality and potential, but they also are aware of creating an experience that gets these kiddos fired up and excited to keep going.

In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the process of finding a photographer and we’ll explore the importance of creating a diverse portfolio with different expressions and backgrounds. Additionally, we’ll discuss the benefits of online galleries for easy sharing with agents and marketing departments. Let’s dive in!

    Select a Photographer with Studio and Lighting

    When searching for a photographer for your child’s headshots, look for someone who has a dedicated studio space equipped with professional lighting equipment like a commercial studio will be using. A professional studio allows for consistent and controlled lighting conditions, ensuring that your child’s features are properly highlighted and their expressions are beautifully captured. The photographer’s expertise in lighting techniques will contribute to achieving a diverse set of high-quality and visually appealing headshots that agencies will take seriously.

    Create a Series of Different Expressions and Backgrounds

    To make your child’s headshots stand out, it’s crucial to create a diverse portfolio with a range of expressions and backgrounds. A skilled photographer will guide your child through various poses and capture their authentic emotions. Encourage your child to display different expressions, from a natural smile to a serious or contemplative look. Additionally, work with the photographer to explore different background options that complement your child’s unique features and style. Variety in expressions and backgrounds will ensure that you have a compelling portfolio that showcases your child’s versatility and potential.


    Utilizing Online Galleries for Easy Sharing: In today’s digital age, online galleries are invaluable for sharing your child’s headshots with agents, casting directors, or marketing departments. Look for a photographer who provides online galleries or digital portfolios as part of their service. These platforms allow you to easily share and distribute your child’s headshots, saving you time and effort. Online galleries can be accessed from anywhere, making it convenient for industry professionals to view and consider your child for various opportunities

    When it comes to kids’ headshots for acting and modeling, finding the right photographer is essential. Look for professionals who have a dedicated studio with proper lighting, as this will ensure high-quality results. Collaborate with the photographer to create a diverse portfolio that showcases different expressions and backgrounds, capturing your child’s unique personality and versatility. Lastly, leverage the convenience of online galleries to easily share your child’s headshots with agents and marketing departments. By following these steps, you’ll be well-equipped to achieve the best headshots for your child and increase their chances of success in the industry

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    Hi, I'm Emily

    Hey there fellow Minnesotans, thanks for visiting the blog. I know working with a photographer is often a new experience, so I’ve tried to help you out with a handful of blog posts to address common questions, showcase past projects and highlight the wonderful Twin Cities based businesses I have the opportunity to work with! 

    About me: I live in Minnetonka with my pack of two rowdy boys, golden retriever doggie and pretty-boy cat. I’ve been 6ft tall since 9th grade (not cool in the late 90’s!). When I’m not holding a camera, I love to be outside with the family, travel (ask me about our recent trip to Munich!)