Think Your Kid Has What It Takes To Be a Child Model? Find Out.

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Jenna McCarthy on May 13, 2011 at 3:29PM

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a Jenna McCarthy on May 11, 2011 at 3:33PM

Some kids get signed by well-known, reputable agencies with a few snapshots taken by mom -- and plenty who fork over thousands for a professional portfolio never make it past a casting call. Still, there may be a benefit to going the pro route. “After I shoot a child’s portfolio, I’ll send it around to some of the reputable agencies I know,” says Lemler, who also created a booklet filled with tips, pitfalls and lists of legitimate agencies that he gives to clients. (Keep in mind that not all photographers have Lemler’s former-model connections or nice-guy sensibilities.)

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