How Do I Become A Model In Chicago?
As a modeling portfolio in Chicago, Illinois, Sergio Garcia Photography has photographed both male and female models with some of the top modeling agencies in Chicago including Ford Models and Elite Models.
His eye for fashion and editorial has allowed Sergio to capture modeling photos in Chicago that the modeling agencies love and approve. Are you a beginner model in Chicago? Sergio Garcia has the experience to guide you on your model headshots which includes teaching you how to pose like a professional.
What Do Chicago Models Need?
As a model in Chicago you may not know that you need the following “looks” in your modeling portfolio and model comp card:
- Lifestyle photos – This include model portrait of your face and is typically the “cover” of your comp card.
- Fashion photos – Nothing too drastic here with the clothes, remember it’s always about you. However you can add some cool leather jackets or interesting shoes to give you the fashion edge.
- Body photos – Modeling clients in Chicago want to see your body shape. So whether male or female, you need photos in your modeling portfolio that show off your body shape and tone.
Modeling is not just about fashion photos. You need to show diversity for all the modeling clients Chicago has to offer. As a premier model photographer in Chicago, Sergio can help you capture modeling photos that are ideal in any professional modeling portfolio.
To prepare for your modeling photoshoot in Chicago, read our detailed guide on How To Make A Modeling Portfolio.
Modeling in Chicago
When you contact us for your modeling portfolio in Chicago, we can assist with putting the entire team together for your photoshoot. The team and their jobs will be explained below.
Wardrobe stylist – A wardrobe stylist will go out and pull 90% of the clothes that are needed for your modeling shoot. As you read above, you need a lifestyle look, a fashion look and a body look whether a male or female. The stylist and I work together to plan the looks using reference images we find online. Once the stylist knows the looks, and your measurements, they will go out and pull similar clothes.
The day of the shoot they will arrive with the clothes, iron/steam them and then eventually pin them on you so that they fit right. You will still be responsible to bring some key pieces like shoes, bras and briefs.
Hair and make up artist – Their job is to make sure your skin looks fresh and clean. When you work with a profession HMU in Chicago who has experience shooting modeling portfolios, they will know exactly what to do. For women, they know modeling agencies in Chicago want your skin to be fresh and young. They will never pile on make up or give you a glam look for your first modeling portfolio. That’s a big no-no. Same with your hair, it will be kept natural and loose.
For male models in Chicago, the biggest concern is skin, so a make up artist will make sure to conceal any blemishes, dark circles or acne.