Model folio session for 14yr old Kundai.

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14yr old Kundai came to us this week for photographs for her first model folio. Kundai’s family are originally from Zimbabwe and her heritage has most definitely given her an amazing look. Kundai looks amazing and she did a great job in the session.

We have photographed a lot of young girls for their first model folio and we always ensure that images are kept age appropriate and that the girls are comfortable and feel safe at all times. Parents are welcome to be in the session or they can choose to wait in our air conditioned lounge area.

If you would like information on a model folio session for your son or daughter please contact Karen on 0402 230 669 or you can contact us on this link.

You can find pricing and further information & prices on model folios for under 16yrs on this link.

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Madeline Cowe – Miss World Australia 2016

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Congratulations to Madeline Cowe who has just been crowned “Miss World Australia” for 2016.

Here are some images from our model folio session with Madeline. From the moment we started to photograph Madeline, we knew she had what it took to go far in the world of modelling and she has not proved us wrong.

A word of advice about your images: 

Some modelling agencies will offer to do your model photography for you, but they will retain ownership of the images. This means that if you decide to move onto another agent, you won’t be able to take your photos. If you have your model photography done by an independent photographer you will retain the ownership of your images. If your not happy with your agent, you simply move onto another one, with your images.

If you would like information on a model folio session with us please contact Karen on 0402 230 669 or email on this link.

See our complete model photography gallery on this link.

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Miss Galaxy Australia entrant, Gemma White

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Last year we photographed Gemma White for her entry into the Miss Galaxy Australia 2015 pageant. This year we had the pleasure of photographing her for the 2016 pageant.

While Gemma was with us we could not resist including a few boudoir & fashion photos. Gemma is a fantastic model and we love having her in front of our camera as she never fails to deliver the look and feel that we are after in an image.

Gemma has been working in both Australia and overseas raising funds and helping children in need and we wish her the very best for this years Miss Galaxy competition.

Here is a link to our glamour/boudoir gallery.

For information on a session with us please contact Karen on 0402 230 669 or email on this link.

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Model photography session for Lindsay

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This was a model photography session for Lindsay Kotmel from Brisbane. Lindsay wanted a folio of images to take to an agency so that she could pick up some modelling whilst she is studying.

Some helpful tips and information for aspiring models.

Some modelling agencies will offer to do your model photography for you, but they will retain ownership of the images. This means that if you decide to move onto another agent, you won’t be able to take your photos. If you have your model photography done by an independent photographer you will retain the ownership of your images. If your not happy with your agent, you simply move onto another one, with your images.

Before you have your photography session you should know what sort of model you wish to be. You need to match your body type to your modelling goal. These are generally the requirements for each style of modelling.

A Plus-Sized Model: If your body is full and curvaceous, you may be able to be a plus size model.

A Runway Model: Most women on the catwalk are at least 5’8 and commonly small-breasted. Men are mostly between 5’11 and 6’2.

A Print Model: Most editorial female models are at least 5’7, but a beautiful face with great personality are the most important features for print models.

An Underwear Model: For women, this requires large breasts but small hips. For men, this requires broad shoulders but slim waists.

An Alternative Model: Some agencies hire alternative models: models who do not conform to the industry “standards” of beauty, height, and weight. Additionally, having a specific passion or cause that you’re working towards can help open doors that may be closed due based on a body feature that does not “fit industry standards”.

Other Types of Modelling: If you don’t fit any of the face or body descriptions, perhaps you can be a foot, hair, or hand model.

It is also a good idea to practice some posing before you come in for your session so that you are more comfortable when you’re in front of the camera. We will help you with posing but you should know a few basic poses. Stand in front of the mirror and practice at least 3 different poses and become comfortable with them. Look online to see what poses you like and what you can manage.

During your model photography session with us, you will gain valuable experience in regards to what you can expect if you get modelling work. We keep our work age appropriate and will not photograph nude or topless work for under 18yrs. Underage models are in a safe environment with us, with images being 100% age appropriate at all times and mothers are most welcome to be in the sessions at all times.

Once you have your edited images you can present yourself to a few different agencies & choose the one that suits you and your modelling style the best. You should not have to pay to join an agency since you will already have your own images.

If you would like information on a model photography session with us please contact Karen on 0402 230 669 or email on this link.

See our complete model photography gallery on this link.

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Model photography session for Emma Thompson

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This week the beautiful Emma Thompson travelled from the Sunshine Coast for her first model photography session. She has recently turned 18 and has a goal of getting into some modelling whilst finishing her university degree.

Emma loved her session and we found her very easy to work with and to get great results from. Emma will take her images to a few agencies to start her modelling journey and we wish her the very best.

Emma chose to add some implied nude images to her portfolio but that is not a necessity. The type of images we shoot for you will depend upon the style of work you wish to get. We shoot model folios for all ages and have photographed a lot of younger models starting out from age 14 & upwards. For the inspiring models under 18 we keep the images age appropriate and will not shoot nude or topless.

A word of advice about your images:

Some modelling agencies will offer to do your model photography for you, but they will retain ownership of the images, so if you decide to move onto another agent, you won’t be able to take your photos. If you have your model folio session done by an independent photographer, you will retain the ownership and if your not happy with your agent, you simply move onto another one, with your images.

If you would like information on a model folio session with us please contact Karen on 0402 230 669 or email on this link.

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Fashion photography

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There are several reasons to choose us for your model/fashion photography session.

The first of course, is that you love our work, but a very important reason is that the models, and especially the young, inexperienced girls feel safe and comfortable with us. Dean and I (Karen) are a team and I am always there through the session. I will help with the posing, dressing and styling and Dean is the talent on the camera and editing. We find this works very well for us.

We take the time needed to get the image as perfect as possible and we will help with styling and posing meaning that first timers are not left floundering, wondering what to do. For the experienced models wanting to update their portfolio, we will let you “do your own thing” but we will fine tune and perfect your pose to avoid those images which are great, but, if only the hand was not there . . . . We won’t just click off a thousand images and hope one looks great. We will work on one and perfect it so we know it looks great.

For the beginners, we guide every step and the young model will definitely learn some basics during a session with us. This means that if she does find a model job down the track, that she will know some basics on etiquette and posing, as not all photographers take the time we do in a session and most will expect the model to pose and style themselves. So, not only will the model come out of a session with us with some great images, but the information she will gain will be like a mini workshop and will push her to work harder and know what to focus on for this career path.

Below is a range of photos from our fashion photography / model folio section.

You can find our fashion photography gallery here

If you would like further information on a fashion photography session with us please contact Karen on 0402 230 669 or email karen@deanagar.com.au.

 

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Model folio photography session for Rani

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17 year old Rani came to us this week to kick start her modelling portfolio with a model folio photography session. Her mum chose us because she loved our work, but also, because we have a lot of experience photographing first time models.

There are several reasons to choose us for your model/fashion photography session.

The first of course, is that you love our work, but a very important reason is that the models, and especially the young, inexperienced girls feel safe and comfortable with us. Dean and I (Karen) are a team and I am always there through the session. I will help with the posing, dressing and styling and Dean is the talent on the camera and editing. We find this works very well for us.

We take the time needed to get the image as perfect as possible and we will help with styling and posing meaning that first timers are not left floundering, wondering what to do. For the experienced models wanting to update their portfolio, we will let you “do your own thing” but we will fine tune and perfect your pose to avoid those images which are great, but, if only the hand was not there . . . . We won’t just click off a thousand images and hope one looks great. We will work on one and perfect it so we know it looks great.

For the beginners, we guide every step and the young model will definitely learn some basics during a session with us. This means that if she does find a model job down the track, that she will know some basics on etiquette and posing, as not all photographers take the time we do in a session and most will expect the model to pose and style themselves. So, not only will the model come out of a session with us with some great images, but the information she will gain will be like a mini workshop and will push her to work harder and know what to focus on for this career path.

Below is a range of photos from our fashion photography / model folio section.

You can find our fashion photography gallery here

We photograph models and actors of all ages. If you would like information on a session with us please contact Karen on 0402 230 669 or email on this link.

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Fashion photography session with Amie & Moka Creations

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This was such a fun fashion photography session with Amie and the fantastic team at Moka Creations. We have a small forest area close to our studio which was perfect for our concept. We took along our gramophone and antique mirrors along with some stunning gowns and we had a ball.

All of the images in the mirrors were photographed in situation. Karen held the mirrors in place and Dean cut the model out of each shot then combined it all together to get the results that you see. It was a very heavy job but it worked.

The red and the white gowns were supplied by Niki Teljega. Styling and accessories by Moka Creations.

Some helpful tips and information for aspiring models.

Some modelling agencies will offer to do your model photography for you, but they will retain ownership of the images. This means that if you decide to move onto another agent, you won’t be able to take your photos. If you have your model photography done by an independent photographer you will retain the ownership of your images. If your not happy with your agent, you simply move onto another one, with your images.

It is a good idea to practice some posing before you come in for your session so that you are more comfortable when your in front of the camera. We will help you with posing but you should know a few basic poses. Stand in front of the mirror and practice at least 3 different poses and become comfortable with them. Look online to see what poses you like and what you can manage.

During your model photography session with us, you will gain valuable experience in regards to what you can expect if you get modelling work. We keep our work age appropriate and will not photograph nude or topless work for under 18yrs. Underage models are in a safe environment with us, with images being 100% age appropriate at all times and mothers are most welcome to be in the sessions at all times.

Once you have your edited images you can present yourself to a few different agencies & choose the one that suits you and your modelling style the best. You should not have to pay to join an agency since you will already have your own images.

If you would like information on a session with us please contact Karen on 0402 230 669 or email on this link.

You can see our fashion & model work on this link.

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Glamour photography session for Cess

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This was a fun glamour photography session for Cecilia Arendsen from Brisbane. Cec’s hair started out beautifully neat and smooth in the soft natural light portrait with the flowers, but after a bit of water we achieved a very cool raggy look which we loved in the black & white images.

Here is a link to our glamour/boudoir gallery.

If you would like information on a session with us please contact Karen on 0402 230 669 or email on this link.

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Model folio for Miss Galaxy entrant, Gemma White

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Model folio for Miss Galaxy entrant, Gemma White

This week we had the pleasure of photographing Gemma White for images for her entry into the Miss Galaxy competition. Gemma’s gowns were donated by Goddess by Nature and Begitta Bridal Couture. Her hair and makeup was by Andrea from Glamorous Hair & Make Up. Jewellery was supplied by  Redki Wearable Art and Gemma’s sponsor is B and C Plumbing. We wish Gemma the very best of luck in the competition.

If you would like information on a session with us please contact Karen on 0402 230 669 or use this link for our enquiry form.

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Model folio photography for Anja

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Anja came to us from the Sunshine coast for our model folio photography package. She searched the net for the best photographer for her session around Brisbane & the Sunshine Coast and decided we were the best fit for her.

She was fantastic to photograph and we had a fun session with her. She loves the final results and we hope that you enjoy them also.

If you would like information on a model folio, either fashion or glamour, please contact Karen on 0402 230 669 or email on this link: karen@deanagar.com.au

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Model folio for Stefanie

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Model folio for Stefanie

Stefanie searched for a Brisbane photographer who could deliver a great model folio to take to the local agencies for modelling and promotional work. After scouring the internet she decided that she loved our work and thought that we were the best fit for her, so she booked her session.

This was the first photo shoot for Stefanie and she was nervous, as are most of the clients that come to us but she quickly put the nerves aside and got into the swing of it all. She was very happy with the results and has gained work already from her images.

We received this text from her recently which is fantastic. We love to hear back from clients in the months following their session.

“Hi Karen!

Hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Years. Just wanted to say a huge thank you for those photos again as I have now been signed with aurora models and had a couple other shoots as well. So I got absolutely everything I wanted out of that shoot!! Thanks again and best wishes for this year 🙂 Stef”

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