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Modeling Portfolio Photos for Kids and Teens

comp card sample for 5 year old girl

Here is a comp card sample for a 5 year old girl who is with ADR AGENCY. For young children sometimes two LOOKS are enough — headshot and full body shot. ADR works with children ages 4 and up.

I shoot headshots for people of all ages but for modeling, I specialize in portfolio photos for kids and teens. Up-to-date and high quality photos are essential for getting modeling and acting work! Planning your session with kids is different than with adults. Here is a short overview of the most important elements in creating portfolio photos for kids and teens.

Portfolio Requirements for Acting and/or Modeling

  • Actors need a strong close-up headshot and some 8×10 prints with the actor’s full name imprinted.
  • Models, once signed with an agency, will need a headshot (close-up) and then two to three other 3/4 shots or full body shots. These other shots are referred to as “LOOKS.”
  • An agency’s modeling comp card is usually about 5” x 8” on card stock and often has one headshot on the front with the model’s name.
  • The other 2-3 looks are on the back along with personal information like height, weight and clothing sizes.
  • Be sure to leave room for the agency’s name and logo.

At my studio I can shoot a combination of studio shots and outdoor shots. I work mostly with children ages 4 and up, but can also accommodate babies and toddlers. Most toddler sessions need to take place outdoors as those little ones run about. Many of my clients come back yearly to update their children’s photos. Since kids change so quickly I run specials a few times a year that give parents the opportunity to update their children’s photos at a discounted rate. If you would like to find out about my specials for Portfolio Photos for Kids please join my mailing list.


Young models who book a 3 or 4 look package need to bring 3 to 4 outfits. The headshot outfit can often be used for another shot since it is not seen much in the closeup. All the other looks need to be complete from head to toe. Match footwear and accessories, like hats, toys, bags, props etc. For babies and toddlers, it is a great ide to bring a few favorite toys that can be used in the shots. Be sure to check with the agency to see what they recommend prior to coming to the session. Some agencies have very specific guidelines.

Hair and Makeup

Generally I do not recommend professional makeup services for kids under age 12. Kids need to look like kids. My style is to keep it natural and keep it real. Sometimes having help with hair styles can be a good thing, but nothing too fancy, too mature or too over the top. I can book the hair stylist for my clients as needed. For girls ages 12-17, very light makeup can be nice: mascara and liptint or lipgloss. Again, check with the agency to see what they recommend prior to coming to the session.

To see more of my kids and teens modeling photos, scroll down and then go to my main online gallery here.




These adorable young kids are with Niche Models and Talent.storyboard003




This young actor takes classes at Pas De Deux


This teen studies acting at SCOTT ROGERS STUDIOS. 


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  • Tracy Wright-Corvo says:

    Hi! I only work in Honolulu or San Francisco. If you mail me a ticket I will come:) Aloha!

  • Meghan Lawrence says:

    Would like to send in some photo’s of nt daughter ASAP. I’m positive she’s got the looks, personality to make it big. Please advise how to send a few photo’s

  • Erica Culton says:

    Good afternoon,
    My son is modeling in fashion show and have been featured in magazines, I am trying to get him into commercials and movies but is stuck on what to do next. Can you guide me on what can be a step that can help me?

    Thanks in advance

    • Tracy Wright-Corvo says:

      Aloha Erica!

      Thank you for taking the time to contact me about headshots.
      All of my session information and booking is done here on my website tracywrightcorvo.com
      You may select the headshot/modeling package, pay the $100 booking fee and let me know your preferred date. https://tracywrightcorvo.com/portfolio/youth-modeling/
      You select your photos at the time of your session and turn around time for delivery of files is 2-3 business days.
      I usually shoot ~ Tuesdays – Saturdays 11 – 6pm. Morning appointments are on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
      Once your info and the deposit is received my office will email you to confirm a date and time and all the details for your session.

      More info about the process is also on the site and you can download TIPS https://tracywrightcorvo.com/tips/ for helping your prepare for your session.

      Also check FAQ page: https://tracywrightcorvo.com/faqs/

      what is a comp card?: https://tracywrightcorvo.com/what-is-a-comp-card/


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