First, Some agencies differ, but I recommend making professional, industry-standard photography for your baby or toddler. Why? Professional-looking, industry-standard images show the potential buyer or casting director exactly what your child will look for when filming his professional project. I do not recommend using portrait photography or snapshots as the only tool to represent your agency. Unfortunately, your child is growing very fast, so you do not have to spend thousands of dollars on filming, just the best photographers you can afford. Typical shots for lifestyle markets can range between $ 350 and $ 600. In addition, I recommend that you do not reproduce these photos in large quantities unless your agency expressly requires them. After 6-8 months you have to do a reshooting, and these pictures are out of date. The advantage of these industry standard professional images is that the agency can use them and parents have excellent pictures every 6 to 8 months for the child's scrapbook.
Second, Keep in mind that every agency is different and baby / toddler projects usually make up the smallest part of what the agency books. Therefore, you should not expect a phone call, audition or booking every month. However, a project can reimburse you for the investment.
Third, The agency needs to be aware of your baby's temperament. Is your child a sleeper? A babbler? Smiles a lot? When does your child take a nap? Does your child feel comfortable warming to new people or does it take some time to warm up? This is important as some projects and buyers need certain types of babies. Not all projects need a perfectly smiling baby.
Fourth, Participate in online competitions and projects with your baby / toddler. This could help reimburse your investment in pictures, and your child's amazing photos could help create additional exposure. Just make sure you complete every project with your talent agency.
at last, Always email your agency and send any updated snapshots you make of your child by e-mail. For example, if your child gets the first tooth, the authority should know that. This is important because your child changes frequently and the agency or the booker should know about these changes. It's also important that your agency is the right size, because not every 2-year-old child wears a 2T.
Have fun with the pictures and give your agency the best tool to present your baby / toddler!