Teenage Model Portfolio

Marcelina Hardy, MSEd, BCC
Teen model pose

One of the best ways for you to break into the teen model industry is having a teenage model portfolio. It can be hard to become a teen model, but it's not impossible. Here you will find information on what you need for your portfolio.

What to Include in Your Modeling Portfolio

The first thing you should do before starting in this industry is get some professional pictures of yourself. These pictures are the first things an agency will see so you will want to make a good impression. Search for experienced photographers in your community that have done work with teenage model portfolios before because they will know which poses and types of photos will look the best.

Once you have some photos, start sending them to agencies. You can do this by mail or search on the Internet for agencies to e-mail your photos to. Include a brief resume with your pictures that tells your height, age, sizes, weight, recent work, training, and contact information.

Once you start to get some interest in your pictures, you will want to create a portfolio so you can have something to show during your interviews. You want to show the agency that you have the look clients will want for their products. Here are some of the different poses you might want to include:

  • Body shot
  • Three fourth shot
  • Headshot

This portfolio will also be useful when you go to open casting calls or auditions the agency has set up for you. Remember that looking natural is the best way to present yourself and what agencies and clients will look for, so don't use too much makeup.

Learn the Industry

Having a great portfolio is the first step toward becoming a model, but there is much more to being successful in this highly competitive industry. As you pursue your modeling career, you'll need to be aware of the ins and outs of the industry. Learn what teenage modeling is really like, including how to work with an agency and avoid falling victim to scams.

Teenage Model Portfolio