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February 14, 2017

     What are the Different Types of Modeling Contracts?  

Mother Agency Contract: A modeling mother agency is usually the first agency with which you begin your career. Mother agencies will help you get acquainted and comfortable with the modeling industry, and may promote you to other agencies in the international market. Should your mother agency sign you to an international agency an agreement will be made between the agencies with respect to how the mother agency will earn a portion of the commission that the international agency deducts from your earnings. This commission will not increase the amount of commission you pay to the international AGENCY therefore you are essentially getting two or more agencies for the price of one. It's a win, win for you and having a good mother agency protecting you is a good thing.

There are some instances where a mother agency will charge the model a 5-10% commission rate over and above what the international agency deducts. Be sure you understand what type of commission structure you are agreeing to before signing a contract.  Modeling contracts are most common for fashion and editorial models. Editorial models are generally not permitted to be represented by more than one agency in a specific market. In other words, you cannot have more than one agency in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Milan, etc. However, you can have one agency in every market.

Non-Exclusive Contract: Non-exclusive contracts are common with commercial models and give models much more leeway with their careers. These agreements allow the model to work with as many other agencies as they would like in a specific market. Because of the increased flexibility of the model, you may not receive as much hands-on guidance, but there certainly are significant benefits to this type of contract as well. Namely, if you find work on your own you do not owe the agency you have a non-exclusive contract with any money, and if they find it for you, they earn a commission.

Permission for Photography (use when doing TFP)

For valuable consideration received, I grant to ("Photographer") the absolute and irrevocable right and unrestricted permission concerning any photographs that he/she has taken or may take of me or in which I may be included with others, to use, reuse, publish, and republish the photographs in whole or in part, individually or in connection with other material, in any and all media now or hereafter known, including the internet, and for any purpose whatsoever, specifically including illustration, promotion, art, editorial, advertising, and trade, without restriction as to alteration; and to use my name in connection with any use if he/she so chooses.

I release and discharge the Photographer from any and all claims and demands that may arise out of or in connection with the use of the photographs, including without limitation any and all claims for libel or violation of any right of publicity or privacy. This authorization and release shall also inure to the benefit of the heirs, legal representatives, licensees, and assigns of Photographer, as well as the person(s) for whom he/she took the photographs. I am a legally competent adult and have the right to contract in my own name. I have read this document and fully understand its contents. This release shall be binding upon me and my heirs, legal representatives, and assigns.

MODEL NAME: Aimee Muyres _____________________________________________________________________

MODEL’S EMAIL ADDRESS: [email protected]

____________________________________________________________

MODEL’S MAILING ADDRESS: ________________________________179 Cherokee Village Ct Ball Ground GA 30107___________________________

IN CONSIDERATION OF HAVING RECEIVED (i.e. TFP, Prints,Compensation/ETC) YES_______________________

IN RETURN FOR POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN ON (date): YES________________________________

AT (location): _____________________________________________________________

MODEL’s SIGNATURE AND DATE:

AIMEE MUYRES ________________________________________________________

*If the Model is under 18 year of age, a parent or legal guardian must also sign

PARENT/GUARDIAN SIGNATURE AND DATE:______________________    

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April 5th, 2017

MODELING NECESSITIES FOR THE NOVICE MODEL-

 I know this industry is very hard, frustrating and you will have difficult times never give up and keep your head held high. You will hear NO a lot but there will be other oppurtunity’s meant for you. Trying to find a good agency that is reputable is so important because they will help you with casting’s and work. The Agencies I have worked with is Ford, Willamenia and Click. You must have a portfolio and resume before walking into any agency. Beware, there are agencies that will ask for money up front for you to join and you must use their photographer’s, makeup artist’s and fashion stylists that cost a lot of money. It is your choice to decide who you want to use. Sign up for Model Mayham and start your page. You will find Photographers who will do TFP which mean’s time for print. They have modeling and acting casting’s which you can apply to. You should do a lot of TFP’S and non- paying jobs to get started on your portfolio and resume, this is a must!                                                                    Social Networking                                                                    I am an Independent Model right now, I have more control over what job’s I take, who I will shoot for and what companies I am willing to work for. I had to get new pictures for my portfolio, made a website, and set up every social media site that is very popular. My favorites are Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumbler, Blogger, Pinterest, Flicker, Linkedin and Google +. Google Agency’s in your area and check out their reputation, that will save you time and frustration. You are going to have to learn to be your own makeup, hair, wardrobe and fashion stylist to save money. Posing for photoshoots are important, look at magazines, to help with this go to (You Tube or Pinterest).                                                                                                                                                                           PLACES TO SHOP FOR SHOOTS                                       I used to work for MAC and worked for a hair salon and went to fashion school so I do everything. My favorite places to shop is Sammy Dress (they are in China), Charlotte Russe, Miss Sixty and every city which I have worked in I bring a lot of stuff home. The only way you can be successful is to be reliable, honest, and have fun. Your building your reputation, do not ruin it, word does go around. Good luck and I wish you the best! If you still have questions go to my website: model-aimee-muyres.com.



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April 5th, 2017

MODELING NECESSITIES FOR THE NOVICE MODEL-

 I know this industry is very hard, frustrating and you will have difficult times never give up and keep your head held high. You will hear NO a lot but there will be other oppurtunity’s meant for you. Trying to find a good agency that is reputable is so important because they will help you with casting’s and work. The Agencies I have worked with is Ford, Willamenia and Click. You must have a portfolio and resume before walking into any agency. Beware, there are agencies that will ask for money up front for you to join and you must use their photographer’s, makeup artist’s and fashion stylists that cost a lot of money. It is your choice to decide who you want to use. Sign up for Model Mayham and start your page. You will find Photographers who will do TFP which mean’s time for print. They have modeling and acting casting’s which you can apply to. You should do a lot of TFP’S and non- paying jobs to get started on your portfolio and resume, this is a must!                                                                    Social Networking                                                                    I am an Independent Model right now, I have more control over what job’s I take, who I will shoot for and what companies I am willing to work for. I had to get new pictures for my portfolio, made a website, and set up every social media site that is very popular. My favorites are Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumbler, Blogger, Pinterest, Flicker, Linkedin and Google +. Google Agency’s in your area and check out their reputation, that will save you time and frustration. You are going to have to learn to be your own makeup, hair, wardrobe and fashion stylist to save money. Posing for photoshoots are important, look at magazines, to help with this go to (You Tube or Pinterest).                                                                                                                                                                           PLACES TO SHOP FOR SHOOTS                                       I used to work for MAC and worked for a hair salon and went to fashion school so I do everything. My favorite places to shop is Sammy Dress (they are in China), Charlotte Russe, Miss Sixty and every city which I have worked in I bring a lot of stuff home. The only way you can be successful is to be reliable, honest, and have fun. Your building your reputation, do not ruin it, word does go around. Good luck and I wish you the best! If you still have questions go to my website: model-aimee-muyres.com.



Our Latest Blog Entry

April 5th, 2017

MODELING NECESSITIES FOR THE NOVICE MODEL-

 I know this industry is very hard, frustrating and you will have difficult times never give up and keep your head held high. You will hear NO a lot but there will be other oppurtunity’s meant for you. Trying to find a good agency that is reputable is so important because they will help you with casting’s and work. The Agencies I have worked with is Ford, Willamenia and Click. You must have a portfolio and resume before walking into any agency. Beware, there are agencies that will ask for money up front for you to join and you must use their photographer’s, makeup artist’s and fashion stylists that cost a lot of money. It is your choice to decide who you want to use. Sign up for Model Mayham and start your page. You will find Photographers who will do TFP which mean’s time for print. They have modeling and acting casting’s which you can apply to. You should do a lot of TFP’S and non- paying jobs to get started on your portfolio and resume, this is a must!                                                                    Social Networking                                                                    I am an Independent Model right now, I have more control over what job’s I take, who I will shoot for and what companies I am willing to work for. I had to get new pictures for my portfolio, made a website, and set up every social media site that is very popular. My favorites are Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumbler, Blogger, Pinterest, Flicker, Linkedin and Google +. Google Agency’s in your area and check out their reputation, that will save you time and frustration. You are going to have to learn to be your own makeup, hair, wardrobe and fashion stylist to save money. Posing for photoshoots are important, look at magazines, to help with this go to (You Tube or Pinterest).                                                                                                                                                                           PLACES TO SHOP FOR SHOOTS                                       I used to work for MAC and worked for a hair salon and went to fashion school so I do everything. My favorite places to shop is Sammy Dress (they are in China), Charlotte Russe, Miss Sixty and every city which I have worked in I bring a lot of stuff home. The only way you can be successful is to be reliable, honest, and have fun. Your building your reputation, do not ruin it, word does go around. Good luck and I wish you the best! If you still have questions go to my website: model-aimee-muyres.com.



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July 22nd, 2017

MODELING NECESSITIES FOR THE NOVICE MODEL-

 I know this industry is very hard, frustrating and you will have difficult times never give up and keep your head held high. You will hear NO a lot but there will be other oppurtunity’s meant for you. Trying to find a good agency that is reputable is so important because they will help you with casting’s and work. The Agencies I have worked with is Ford, Willamenia and Click. You must have a portfolio and resume before walking into any agency. Beware, there are agencies that will ask for money up front for you to join and you must use their photographer’s, makeup artist’s and fashion stylists that cost a lot of money. It is your choice to decide who you want to use. Sign up for Model Mayham and start your page. You will find Photographers who will do TFP which mean’s time for print. They have modeling and acting casting’s which you can apply to. You should do a lot of TFP’S and non- paying jobs to get started on your portfolio and resume, this is a must!                                                                    Social Networking                                                                    I am an Independent Model right now, I have more control over what job’s I take, who I will shoot for and what companies I am willing to work for. I had to get new pictures for my portfolio, made a website, and set up every social media site that is very popular. My favorites are Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumbler, Blogger, Pinterest, Flicker, Linkedin and Google +. Google Agency’s in your area and check out their reputation, that will save you time and frustration. You are going to have to learn to be your own makeup, hair, wardrobe and fashion stylist to save money. Posing for photoshoots are important, look at magazines, to help with this go to (You Tube or Pinterest).                                                                                                                                                                           PLACES TO SHOP FOR SHOOTS                                       I used to work for MAC and worked for a hair salon and went to fashion school so I do everything. My favorite places to shop is Sammy Dress (they are in China), Charlotte Russe, Miss Sixty and every city which I have worked in I bring a lot of stuff home. The only way you can be successful is to be reliable, honest, and have fun. Your building your reputation, do not ruin it, word does go around. Good luck and I wish you the best! If you still have questions go to my website: model-aimee-muyres.com.



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July 22nd, 2017

MODELING NECESSITIES FOR THE NOVICE MODEL-

 I know this industry is very hard, frustrating and you will have difficult times never give up and keep your head held high. You will hear NO a lot but there will be other oppurtunity’s meant for you. Trying to find a good agency that is reputable is so important because they will help you with casting’s and work. The Agencies I have worked with is Ford, Willamenia and Click. You must have a portfolio and resume before walking into any agency. Beware, there are agencies that will ask for money up front for you to join and you must use their photographer’s, makeup artist’s and fashion stylists that cost a lot of money. It is your choice to decide who you want to use. Sign up for Model Mayham and start your page. You will find Photographers who will do TFP which mean’s time for print. They have modeling and acting casting’s which you can apply to. You should do a lot of TFP’S and non- paying jobs to get started on your portfolio and resume, this is a must!                                                                    Social Networking                                                                    I am an Independent Model right now, I have more control over what job’s I take, who I will shoot for and what companies I am willing to work for. I had to get new pictures for my portfolio, made a website, and set up every social media site that is very popular. My favorites are Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumbler, Blogger, Pinterest, Flicker, Linkedin and Google +. Google Agency’s in your area and check out their reputation, that will save you time and frustration. You are going to have to learn to be your own makeup, hair, wardrobe and fashion stylist to save money. Posing for photoshoots are important, look at magazines, to help with this go to (You Tube or Pinterest).                                                                                                                                                                           PLACES TO SHOP FOR SHOOTS                                       I used to work for MAC and worked for a hair salon and went to fashion school so I do everything. My favorite places to shop is Sammy Dress (they are in China), Charlotte Russe, Miss Sixty and every city which I have worked in I bring a lot of stuff home. The only way you can be successful is to be reliable, honest, and have fun. Your building your reputation, do not ruin it, word does go around. Good luck and I wish you the best! If you still have questions go to my website: model-aimee-muyres.com.



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July 22nd, 2017


       The Truth About Modeling Expenses

Expenses are an area that seem to create the most confusion and misunderstandings between new models and agencies.

Modeling agencies often hear new models say "Well, if you liked me you would pay for everything". Unfortunately, the talk surrounding modeling agencies having to pay for expenses is exaggerated and often wishful thinking on the part of new models who don't understand how the modeling industry really works. Understand that models have been told "don't pay an agency to represent you" or "don't pay for a booking" - that is true. But that is much different from investing in your own basic start-up costs that don't involve the agency, such as photoshoots, website profiles, composite cards, etc. These are services you need from outside sources such as photographers, scouting services, web developers, stylists, printers, etc.

Agencies that were willing to finance the careers of new models, such as Ford Models, Wilhelmina, Next, andElite Models and IMG Models.

Agencies May Advance but Never Finance

Modeling agencies soon learned that financing the careers of new models was more costly than profitable. Many agencies lost hundreds of thousands of dollars each year when new models were unable to fulfill their obligations for a variety of reasons that were of no fault of the agency. Young models may have found they couldn't handle the stress, they didn't like being away from home, their looks changed, they were difficult to work with, or any number of reasons that would send a new model packing and the agency holding the bill.

Today, many agencies expect to be repaid for advances even if the model does not work. Some agencies have gone as far as taking legal action against models who have outstanding debts. These days over 90% of models working with top agencies in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Paris, London, Milan, etc. did not have their initial expenses advanced and they worked long and hard to get where they are.

Models Are Independent Contractors

As a fashion model you are a self-employed, independent contractor. You are considered a sole proprietor in your own small business, you are not an employee of the agency’s, in addition to basic start-up costs, it is required to cover all of your own promotional expenses such as composite cards, website profile, agency books, headshots, couriers, etc. These promotional expenses can run anywhere from $500 - $1200 per year to post photos on the agency website, $1,500 - $2,500 per year for composite cards, in addition to couriers, postage, working visa's, legal and accounting fees. Professional models understand that this is simply the cost of doing business and it is standard in the industry for the model to cover these promotional expenses.

MODELING NECESSITIES FOR THE NOVICE MODEL-

 I know this industry is very hard, frustrating and you will have difficult times never give up and keep your head held high. You will hear NO a lot but there will be other oppurtunity’s meant for you. Trying to find a good agency that is reputable is so important because they will help you with casting’s and work. The Agencies I have worked with is Ford, Willamenia and Click. You must have a portfolio and resume before walking into any agency. Beware, there are agencies that will ask for money up front for you to join and you must use their photographer’s, makeup artist’s and fashion stylists that cost a lot of money. It is your choice to decide who you want to use. Sign up for Model Mayham and start your page. You will find Photographers who will do TFP which mean’s time for print. They have modeling and acting casting’s which you can apply to. You should do a lot of TFP’S and non- paying jobs to get started on your portfolio and resume, this is a must!                                                                    Social Networking                                                                    I am an Independent Model right now, I have more control over what job’s I take, who I will shoot for and what companies I am willing to work for. I had to get new pictures for my portfolio, made a website, and set up every social media site that is very popular. My favorites are Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumbler, Blogger, Pinterest, Flicker, Linkedin and Google +. Google Agency’s in your area and check out their reputation, that will save you time and frustration. You are going to have to learn to be your own makeup, hair, wardrobe and fashion stylist to save money. Posing for photoshoots are important, look at magazines, to help with this go to (You Tube or Pinterest).                                                                                                                                                                           PLACES TO SHOP FOR SHOOTS                                       I used to work for MAC and worked for a hair salon and went to fashion school so I do everything. My favorite places to shop is Sammy Dress (they are in China), Charlotte Russe, Miss Sixty and every city which I have worked in I bring a lot of stuff home. The only way you can be successful is to be reliable, honest, and have fun. Your building your reputation, do not ruin it, word does go around. Good luck and I wish you the best! If you still have questions go to my website: model-aimee-muyres.com.