Mommy modeling is one of the leading ways models and actresses can earn money without having to get a full-time job. Most maternity models, and actresses do opt in to pose with their baby and make double the rate while bonding with their newborn. It’s a win, win for everyone involved.
Top Advertisers look to enhance their campaigns by using professional mommy models that have just given birth. These clients understand that true chemistry on set is one of the single and most important reasons their campaign will succeed.
Although it takes a true and tried professional to wrangle looking good while managing a baby, expecting models know how to get the job done and what to expect.
Here are a few helpful tips while posing with your infant.
-Mom’s should always face the direction of the camera. If your baby is fussy and you are trying to console him/her, the photographer will never be able to get a front view or warm expression on your face. Unless directed, always look toward the camera or at your baby. Your body should be angled chest forward.
-Maintain a warm smile, You are no longer modeling alone or with your bump. So keep your focus as a team.
-Stay calm even is your baby is not cooperating. Body language should appear warm and relaxed even if your baby is fussy.
-Its easier for the photographer to have the mommy model picture ready. Always be prepared to shoot so when the moment presents itself and you’re baby strikes a smile, your both prepared to be photographed as this window of opportunity is precious.
-The production crew understands working with a little one isn’t as easy as it looks so they are ready to step in when the momentum is right. Your job is to give them the best mommy shot. When your baby decides he/she is ready, you should be too.
-Don’t worry about the extra weight you’ve yet to lose, most shots are with baby in lap, which will cover your mid-section. Clients also understand, a little baby weight comes with the territory.
-Make sure to bring tons of burp clothes, diapers, and onsies, you want your baby to be as comfortable as possible.
Now, enjoy the moment, as these precious photographs not only have earned you both money but are a priceless keepsake.