This handsome little man is Ryan. Ryan is 8 1/2 years old. And he is a model.
Today we updated his model portfolio since he has changed so much since last year’s shots.
He had many outfit changes to show his range and ability to model different styles. Poor Ryan… it was only 50 degrees out today!
Here are some of Ryan’s many looks…
Casual and Sporty
A Teethy Smile!
Ryan didn’t like to give open smiles that showed his teeth, so Susan (Ryan’s mom) and I had to make him laugh, so he’d forget.
I think he looks especially handsome in this photo. And I loved how his hair and eyes look with that orange shirt!
Modeling — for both children and adults — is more than just being good looking; it’s about showing personality too!
Personality needs to show in your model portfolio, so this is when it’s important to have a good photographer-model relationship, so that the model feels comfortable and the photographer can get the model’s personality to shine through in the face, in the body languange and in the eyes…
Classic, Yet Fun Portraits
Non-Traditional Model Portraits
Typically portfolio shots show models looking straight at the camera, so that’s what we focused on.
But I really loved it when Ryan looked elsewhere because it showed a different angle of his face… one that looks more mature. And Ryan looks natural and not posed, which is a nice perspective to have in a portfolio.
The BxW photo on the right is such a great model mood shot and looks like a catalog photo from J Crew for Kids.
I loved Ryan’s long lashes, so that was my highlighted feature in the left photo.
The photo on the right is also not a traditional model portfolio shot, but I like Ryan’s body language. He was playing with the football before we shot some more serious shots! And I thought applying a texture would be cool for this one.
Which one is your favorite?