Kid Model Headshots | Denver Model & Actor Photographer

In the model industry, having some great photos is an important part of making an impession. Kid models will need some headshots for their portfolio page and comp card once they’ve been accepted to be represented by an agency. Becoming a model takes more work than a lot of people realize. It’s not just being a pretty face. In my opinion, every child is beautiful, yes, your child is the cutest kid on earth, but child modeling in front of a camera requires some natural or learned talent, skill, an outgoing, flexible personality and can take awhile to practice auditioning, landing gigs and performing. Agencies are looking for a variety of different looks.
Is your child photogenic, charismatic, uniquely talented, comfortable taking direction from adult strangers, able to patiently hang out on potentially long jobs, confident and ready to handle rejection?
Are you thinking about having your child try their hand at modeling? I suggest you take just a few good snapshots of your child in a cute, neutral color outfit, no makeup, and take one close-up and a full body shot to submit to agencies. Do your research and locate a few of the most reputable talent agencies in your area. Some agencies have open call auditions to locate new talent and others will allow you to just simply email/send your photos to them for review. A few reputable and legit modeling/acting/talent agencies that I know of in the Denver, Colorado area include Donna Baldwin Agency, Wilhelmina, Big Fish Talent and Maximum Talent Agency. Check these companies out to see if they are accepting new kid talent and find out the details of their requirements to submit your child. Once your child has been asked to do a contract with a good agency, then I encourage you to find a photographer that can snap some professional photos of your child that will be used on the agency’s website and for sharing with their potential clients. Getting 2-3 different looks/outfits is suggested for headshots.
This doll here, Emmie, just landed her first modeling contract, so her mom wanted to get some natural, bright headshots of her to showcase that cutie face! Good luck Emmie! I hope you have a lot of fun on your modeling auditions!

Denver Natural Light Photographer | Creative Portraits + Headshots | brooke austin P h o t o

Do you need some updated headshots of yourself or your child? Brooke Austin Photo is available in the Denver Metro and surrounding areas to capture natural light photos for you. Click here to contact me for more information & here for my direct online booking calendar if you’re ready to book!

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Lakewood, Colorado Photographer, Brooke Austin, enjoys family, child, couples, pets, head shots & other creative photo sessions in the Denver, Lakewood, Littleton and surrounding areas.

Concert Photography | Cherry Creek Arts Festival Photographer

“Take me to another place, take me to another land
Make me forget all that hurts me, let me understand your plan” -Arrested Development

Honored to have been a part of the volunteer photography committee at this year’s Cherry Creek Arts Festival’s Concert for Arts Education, featuring the Grammy Award winning, hip-hop, socially conscious, band Arrested Development. I had an awesome time capturing the band members and listening to their amazing live performance while also benefiting the students in our Denver community with future Cherry Arts art education exhibits, demonstrations, classes and interactive art! Fantastic, giant, inflatable sculptures stage backdrop art was created by artist Nicole Banowetz. Grateful for opportunities to shoot concert photography and look forward to doing more!

DENVER FORTESSA - SHOWROOM + PRODUCTS | Colorado Photographer | Modern Photography

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Littleton, Colorado Photographer | Modern + Creative Photos | brooke austin P h o t o

Free Printable Kids Valentines With American Revolution Toy Soldiers

Searching for that perfect allergen-friendly, candy-free cute DIY Valentine Card idea? I created these fun, gender neutral Valentines for my son to hand out to his classmates, featuring his most favorite toy ever, LITTLE PLASTIC SOLDIERS! For this year’s cards, we chose to use Revolutionary War plastic toy soldiers.

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My son is in 5th grade, so this might be his last time handing out the traditional classroom cards and having a class party! We’ve made other DIY cards, these & these, using small toys, for other elementary school years, because, well, I just like to do something a little different and liked finding slightly more boy-friendly cards for him to be excited to hand out to his school mates. And, for a cleverly fun teacher Valentine’s gift, I printed up my own wine label with heart tag to gift a teacher a bottle (#winning) a few years ago. You really can make some creative DIY gifts, using printables and basic supplies, quicker than you might think! I am all about simplistic, minimal effort, but charming DIY crafty goodness.

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My kid has been a big fan of little plastic army men toys since he was probably three years old! Such a simple, classic, enjoyable toy that has kept him busy for hours, many times! Previously, we’d done a different version of these cards using the green army men. The current Hamilton theater production hype and learning about the Revolutionary War is very exciting to my son and he even dressed up as a British soldier for his Halloween costume this past year. Of course we had to have a quick mom & son photo shoot to show off his costume last Fall. His class is going to participate in a Revolutionary War reenactment with other 5th graders in the area soon, so these cute Valentine Cards just seemed like an easy choice!

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We used this cardstock to print sturdier cards out on our home printer, these toy soliders (which my son already had) & washi tape from Target, that we had on hand at home, but you can easily purchase similar items at various places online or at a craft store near you. I created our cards printable using my favorite online editing site PicMonkey and then printed them out and cut them down to individual size.

Use our FREE PRINTABLE SOLDIER VALENTINES here! Then, the only thing you have left to do is to have your child personalize each card with their classmate’s names, salute them and wish them a Happy Valentine’s Day when they hand them out!

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Voila! You’ve got your very own homemade, unique Valentine’s Cards that work great for boys & girls and awesome for candy-free classrooms or nut-free schools! Everyone loves a little non-edible trinket thrown in the mix when kids are getting a few too many special sugary treats. And, if you prefer, you can easily include a candy treat alongside your DIY cards. Enjoy!

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