How to Create a Modeling Portfolio: Tips For Petite Models

By on February 20, 2013
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I started to promote my portfolio on internet sites for models and photographers.   On such sites, the challenge is to catch the eye of the best photographers possible, but it will not happen over night.  You may have to start with pictures that your friends take of you.   Be selective, because your best pictures will offer you a greater chance to work with a quality photographer who may be willing to test shoot with you on a time for print (TFP) basis.

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If you don’t want to wait to be noticed by a photographer to be offered (TFP), I suggest that you hire a photographer that shoots for agencies. You can contact an agency and obtain a listing for their recommended photographers.

You will need to get at least five different looks in your portfolio to get started and to create a composite card to market yourself.

Once I developed a strong portfolio, I was ready to go after agency representation and I applied for the Bella Petite Model Search.  I am now represented by Ford Models (Arizona) and I am a Bella Petite Model Cover Girl.  It is important to recognize what type of work is available for you, and pursue those opportunities.

Your best chance to become a petite model is to network, participate in events without height requirements and model searches specifically for petite models.

Check back for the next installment of this two part  Bella Petite Magazine collaborative series.                                Written by: Jennifer Monge

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BE A REAL PART OF THE PETITE FASHION MOVEMENT BY PARTICIPATING! COPY AND PASTE UP THIS FABULOUS GRAPHIC INTO YOUR FACEBOOK TIMELINE COVER HEADER AND PROMOTE ON YOUR WEBPAGES.

This year’s winner will WIN TWO TRIPS! She will be flown to Hollywood for a high fashion shoot for Bella Petite Magazine. Plus, she will win an all expense paid trip to the Ujena Jam in 2014.Enter Bella Petite Model Search! Join Bella Petite today and be part of the petite fashion and model movement.

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2 Comments

  1. Ravina Hira

    May 20, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Hi. I am a petite model and I have beendiscriminated against for being too short. I want to be given a fair opportunity to model professionally and wish it was not as difficult. Your magazine is amazing and I would love to stand strong as an advocate for petite models that aspire to be successful. I am crrently undergoing a statutory assessment for high functioning Aspergers Syndrome and hope to gain further support and guidance to optimse my performance and standards. Kind regards, Ravina 😉

  2. Pauline Heath

    March 11, 2015 at 1:42 am

    Being petite and new in modeling industry, I’m constantly searching on the internet for posts that may assist me, and this post give me more information on how to start my career. This really helps me a lot on making my portfolio. Thanks for sharing.

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