Shoot Etiquette

Whether you are a new or experienced model, there are a few things to consider when attending a shoot. It’s important to remember that you are representing not just yourself, but the agency too! Here are a few things to take into account:

Punctuality – It’s important to arrive on time, if not a little early! Be sure to plan your journey in advance. If you are running late, call your agent or client ASAP to let them know.

Appearance – A client will always specify how they would like you to arrive at the shoot. Please arrive with the correct clothing & hair/makeup if you’re required to do this yourself – it will save time on set. If you’ve been asked to take any wardrobe, please follow the brief and make sure clothing is clean and ironed.

Personality – First impressions count! We know that arriving on set may be a little bit daunting, especially if you’re a new model and it’s a big production. Be sure to arrive with good energy and a smile on your face, this can really set the tone for the day! If you have time, introduce yourself to the crew and be polite with all your interactions.

Capturing your own content – We know it can be exciting to be on set & you want to capture behind the scenes to share with friends/family, but please be mindful of how much time you are spending on your phone. Some clients will request a closed set, which means absolutely no behind the scenes are to be taken – please respect this!

Discussing Fees – It’s very important not to discuss fees on set, especially with the client or other models. It doesn’t look professional and can cause issues if other models have been booked at a different rate than you, possibly through a different agency.

Self Care – Modelling isn’t easy sometimes. You can be on your feet for long periods of time and depending on the shoot, you may need to battle the elements on location! Be sure to always stay hydrated & take snacks with you so you can keep your energy up. If you feel like you’re struggling at any point on the shoot, speak to your point of contact or the producer and they will be able to help you.