Casting Call – Preschool & Elementary Children

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:10+00:00 June 28th, 2011|3 Comments

I’m doing a stock photo-shoot next month and I’m looking for models! I’m trying to get as many children as possible for a VERY big, very simple shoot. The images will be used in my stock portfolio on iStock, so a model release signed by the parent is required. (General information on modeling for me can be found here.)

Here are the details:

  • Date: Tuesday, July 12 at 9:00 am
  • Models: Children – Preschool & Elementary age (no modeling experience required—all children are welcome!)
  • Location: Randy Collier Photography studio (8665 South Sandy Parkway, Sandy, UT) (map)

Special notes and information:

  • Clothing: Please dress your children in jeans (jean skirts are fine for little girls) and a solid bright colored shirt (no logos, no designs, no patterns, etc.). Colors that work are bright (or light-colored) blue, pink, purple, yellow, green, red or orange. Colors that will not work are any dark-variety (like hunter green, burgundy, etc.) and definitely not any black, gray, brown or white shirts. I will have a few (just a few) extra shirts handy in case your child doesn’t have one that works. Don’t worry about shoes, the children will be barefoot for the photographs.
  • RSVP: You are welcome to RSVP directly to me via email (, or by commenting in this thread. But there’s no requirement to RSVP … you can just show up to the studio at 9:00 am and still be a part of it.
  • TFCD: This will be a “trade” shoot, meaning I will photograph individual images of your children in exchange for modeling and send you the full-resolution retouched file for your personal use. Individual photos will be done on-site after the “big” shoot.
  • Model Release: All photos from this session will be for my stock portfolio and will require a signed model release. You can pre-fill the release and bring it to the shoot to save time (click here to download the PDF) or fill one out on-site.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me or place your question in the comments.

About the Author:

Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website,


  1. Sarah Clark June 28, 2011 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    I’ve got 4 cuties that age. We’ll bring them over. :) Sounds like a great opportunity.

  2. Emily June 28, 2011 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    Dang! We have another commitment that day. :( Sounds like fun!

  3. Caroline July 11, 2011 at 10:31 am - Reply

    We live in Omaha, NE or we’d be there!

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