The booking process and what to expect
Understanding the booking process is simple. Let's begin with the two most important steps you can take to help your agent.
First- always have your contact information up to date.
Second- reply to your agent as quickly as possible.
When there is an upcoming job opportunity, your agent will call, text, or email you and ask you a few questions. You will always be asked:
1. Are you interested in the shoot?
2. Are you available on specific date/time?
3. If rate is available at this time, your agency will ask you, “do you want to work for this rate”?
It is important for you to know this is NOT a booking. It simply means you are being considered as a possible model/talent option and that there is an inquiry about your general availability.
During this process, your agent will submit your current photos and current stats to the client. If your appearance or weight has changed- this is the time to let your agent know. Keep in mind that the client will choose who they want to book. Your agent does not choose.
If the client selects you as one of the models, your agent will immediately contact you with the booking specifics.
If you are not selected by the client, you will not be contacted. Please do not repeatedly ask your agent if you are booked. You will know when you know.
Once chosen for the job you will be provided with details about the upcoming shoot as soon as the information is given to your agent. Not all information is given to your agent at once. She will let you know as information becomes available.
If you do not receive hair and makeup instructions from your agent- arrive to the shoot on time- hair and makeup ready. Unless given other instructions, for women it is best to arrive with natural, soft makeup tones and not overly done hair. Always arrive with clean nails or nude nail polish.
Remember to keep your agent updated with current photos to increase your chances of getting booked. A well rounded portfolio makes all the difference in being booked, or being overlooked.
Photo Credit: Alice Coop Esposito at www.espositoalice.com