Getting the right headshot for your child can be a challenge. Your child’s headshot is the first thing that a talent agent or casting director looks at before meeting your child. You want to make sure the headshot gives your child a chance of getting an audition.
There are a few things you need to know about headshots for kids. Many times parents just getting started will try and take their child’s picture and turn them into headshots. 99% of the time the shots are not what is needed and wanted by casting directors, managers and agents. It is better to bite the bullet and hire a professional. Your child will get more open doors and more work because of it.
A part of your child’s success depends on his/her headshots so it is incredibly important to invest in great shots. You have to hire a professional photographer who knows how to deliver the kind of photographs casting directors, managers and agents want to see but also a photographer who can bring the best out in your child.
When organising a photo shoot for your child it is very important that you schedule it within your child’s most alert and bright time. Don’t schedule the shoot around nap times or lunch time.
One of the most important things to remember is don’t give your child sugar before a photo shoot. Children that have had sugar before a photo shoot are more easily distracted and a lot harder to keep focused. A good healthy breakfast will make the photo shoot go so much smoother.
A good crisp image of your child with smiles and warmth is always a perfect headshot. Add a few images that are a little bit different if you are planning to go after print work.
Make sure you don’t dress your child in shirts that have graphics on them like Dora the Explorer or Bob the Builder. Go for plain clothes for your children, something that doesn’t push any products or cartoon characters. Simple, modern, clean cut looks and clothing.
BradKay Photographix are professionals when it comes to shooting headshots for kids, we are able to ensure a relaxed and friendly atmosphere so they feel comfortable and enjoy the photographic experience.