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Why I’m planning to get my child into Modelling

Why I’m planning to get my child into Modelling

S1bWhy I’m planning to get my child into Modelling- Sylvia’s Style

I’ve always wanted to get my daughter into modelling. Sylvia has a natural beauty. She is half English and half Polynesian, (Tongan) and I personally think she would make a lovely clothing model. In fact, I even looked at signing her up to some children’s model agencies but never had the money to join or to pay out and create a portfolio.

The reason I wanted my child to do “child modelling” years ago was to cover the cost of extra-curricular activities which as a single mother I could not afford. My child is very artistic and creative. She is good a gymnastics, singing and dancing. I want to give my daughter opportunities that I did not have.

My parents struggled to pay for opportunities for me and my sister, but the opportunities we did get truly blessed our lives. I went to university but I still have a massive student loan which burdens my family every day. I’d like to be able to save up so that when Sylvia decides what she wants to do, be it university or developing a skill, she can pay for this without accumulating large debt.

Being diagnosed with AI (Adrenal Insufficiency) when Sylvia was five, I put any plans or intentions I had for Sylvia to model on hold. Now my child is 7, she is wanting to start swimming lessons, learn the piano and go back to gymnastics. Extra-curricular activities for any child costs a lot, no matter what circumstances the parents find themselves in. We can either afford it or we cant. No matter what the cost, developing talents is never cheap.

My husband and I are saving very hard for my “adrenal pump” – private medical treatment which can improve my quality of life. Heck, I’m even fundraising for this! This leaves little room to pay out for Sylvia to do the things she would like.

That’s where blogging and modelling come in! If I blog, I will eventually be able to afford both the pump and my child’s activities. During the 2015 school year my child has taken part in ZERO extra curricular activities. Year 3 is going to be different. Sylvia is starting piano/keyboard lessons, she is on a waiting list for swimming and wants to go to weekly gymnastics.

I told Sylvia if she wants to do these things, she may need to do some photo shoots to help mummy blog and earn money. (So that mummy can pay for her activities). Any extra will be an added bonus. It will help get me better sooner and I also hope to put money into her child trust fund for when she is 18.

So, my child is going to start modelling. Until we get professional work, she will model for daysinbed.com. Either way, we have talked about this and she is wiling to work and do photo shoots for a reward. For her first photo shoot, Sylvia was rewarded with “Shopkins” a toy which she has been learning about on Youtube. She was very pleased and has played with them all weekend. – I’ll be writing a review soon!

Sylvia also loves fashion. She is a stylish and creative child and loves new clothes, so I guess modelling clothes will benefit her in she will have a larger range to choose from! (Mummy is not allowed to choose the styles!) She loves to create her own styles her self- and you know what! I really do not mind!

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Photographs were taken by Sophie Edwards at Little Heirs Photography in Lancashire 

I would highly recommend Little Heirs Photography, if you wish to have your photos taken, then follow the link above or contact Sophie at  Littleheirs@hotmail.com

19 Comments

  1. Your daughter is beautiful and I wish her all the best in her modelling career! I think it is a fantastic idea and will be great for her self confidence. My kids were lucky enough to get a chance to model for Smyths toys earlier this year. It was so much fun and they made more in a day than i get in a month! I too am looking into signing them to an agency. Im considering one that’s free to join but takes a 25 % commision. My baby Adelina is in Round 2 of a baby comp at the minute. I include a link, i hope u dont mind ☺
    Good Luck on this new exciting road!!
    Lavinia

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    1. Thanks Lavinia,

      i do think this will be a good thing for my child. She is at the right age and it will only benefit us as well as her self esteem. Angela xx

  2. Sylvia did a great job at her first time modeling! She looks so happy and carefree in the photos. Wishing her the best on her piano/keyboard lessons, too. Maybe she could do a photo shoot with her piano in the background! #AnythingGoes

    1. Thanks Katie. She absolutely loved it all though she was a little tired afterwards. We don’t have a paino yet so she will be starting out on a keyboard…and we shall have to save for a pain in the long term, if she sticks it out and still wants to do it after a few weeks…however that would make an awesome photo shoot!

      Angela xx

  3. She’s beautiful and those are some stunning shots! I hope the right person stumbles upon them and signs her up…they’d be crazy not to! Good luck xx #anythinggoes

  4. Good luck withe the modelling career and with the pump. I think it can be a great thing for some children as long as they are interested and you, as the parent, make sure they are in a safe environment. #AnythingGoes

    1. Thanks Rob, yes it is something I hope to do to but yes, it does need to be done safely and i’m not one of those parents who is gonna force my child to do what I want, it’s just a plan to help her and if she says she doesn’t want to at any point then thats her choice!

  5. Your little one is beautiful, I too have full intentions to put my lo in child modelling one day. It is a hard industry to break into esp choosing the right people and agency. good luck hun and hope Sylvia goes far x

    1. Very cool, Heena. It’s something that she is happy to do and she doesn’t even have to pursue it if its not her thing but we might has well give it a go! Angela xx

  6. Beautiful pictures! Your daughter has such a joy-filled smile! Modeling hasn’t ever been an option for any of mine because they’ve never been able to sit still for half a second! 🙂 #bigfatlinky

    1. Ha Ha, I don’t think my daughter could have done it at an earlier age but now she’s a little older, she is a little less restless! Angela x

    1. It sure is tricky! That’s exactly what i think, she where it goes, worst case senario is modelling on Mummy’s blog the lovely clothes we are sent! 🙂 and thats not too bad! Angela xx

  7. Check out Scopio on Twitter and IG (you probably know this, so if so sorry) I tag them in a lot of photos and if they like them, they licence them and send them to appropriate brands. If they are used you get a percentage of the money. I’ve had the contract checked and all legit. Sorry if I have waffled on and you know this. Good luck x

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