I am beyond pleased to announce that I have just signed with my first modeling agency: VU MGMT :) :) :) :)
They are a new agency and including me they have 15 models so far signed in the DC Metro area. But they are amazing. Not only do they actively seek to get their models work, but they truly seem to care for their model’s well being. And they also try to get their models signed to bigger agencies.
I know that this tumblr is for my nude work and some people on here might not even know that I do fashion as well. But anyone who has talked with me in length about modeling knows that fashion is my first love. Its what got me into the industry in the first place. I find it enormously satisfying and I’m super extra excited to have more fashion shoots.
I have come to love many other genres of modeling. But I will always have a soft spot in my heart for fashion and beauty.
So what does this mean for me as a freelance model?
Well the contract that I signed lets me still freelance, if I choose to do so. And I believe I will. But I won’t be freelancing as much.
But basically being with this agency will get me more fashion shoots with actual designers, excellent MUAs and a higher caliber of photographer. Not that I haven’t worked with excellent photographers in the past. I have. But many of the fashion photographers that I have worked with in the past have been seriously sub par. But hey, thats where I learned. Thats where I gained experience. Everyone has to start somewhere.
And more of those fashion shoots will be paid. Which at this point, is just icing on the cake for me. I’m just thrilled to have this oppurtunity at all.
And I will be walking in more runway shows and have the chance to appear in more ads and tearsheets. Nothing is garanteed, but I have a good feeling about this folks. I’m excited for the future.
ANNNNND the agency does all the screening for me. So for any work I book through them, I don’t have to screen the client/designer/photographer with reference checks and googling. They have someone go with the models to a majority of the photoshoots as well, usually the manager and director of the agency himself.
This kind of all seems unreal. A week before I signed with Vu Mgmt, I got an email from the manager and director. It happened very fast. But don’t worry, I throughly read through the contract and asked lots of questions :)
I kind of always thought that I wouldn’t be able to sign with an agency. I’m on the old side for a model (22), on the short side (5’8”) and on the large busted side (DD) And I have a tattoo. I thought all that would work against me and no agency would want me. But apparently I was wrong. I don’t care that they aren’t a big name agency yet, but at the same time I realize that they have limitations as a smaller, newer agency. But they are growing and the mangager is always networking and making connections. They have generated alot of interest so far and frankly, I am absolutely, 110% thrilled to be with them. I see great oppurtunities coming up and of course, I will keep tumblr posted. I may create a seperate one for my fashion stuff, we’ll see.
Anyway, sorry for the long post and no picture today. I’m excited :)