Wedding Models In Advertising
The bridal market and Wedding Models
Do You know that there is a great big market for bridal models. Models can work in the industry in forms of advertising from bridal fashion shows to honeymoon resort catalogs.
What does it take to be a wedding model?
For catalog and wedding magazines like Modern Bride and Bridal Guide you have to be 5'9 or over, size 4 - 6, with a soft bridal look. Many of the models that you see in the magazines and on the bridal covers are the same girls in the catalogs like Alfred Angelo, Davids Bridal, Mon Cherie to name a few. For editoral for bridal magazines you also need to have height, the reason being is you have to fit the sample length of the gowns.
There is also plus modeling for weddings and mother of the bride also known as MOB, flower girl models and of course the groom. There is alot of print work in bridal. Many of the top bridal lines also do Fashion show tours to show the latest season of the gowns and tuxes. The tours will book a model on assignments in each city for several days for the length of the show.
Another great modeling booking is for Honeymoon Vacations photo shoots, this is a wonderful opportunity if the models are really married, we know several married model couples who do the Honeymoon Vacation package bookings from the beach resorts to the cruises.
This is a really fun booking. Models are booked for several days for the duration of the photo shoot. The shoot day will look like spending a day at the resort, you will wake early and have breakfast with the crew if you would like the photographers, stylists and makeup artists, since most shoots everyone involved in the shoot is there on location the crew usually stay together for breakfast and lunch and dinner. It is like being on an all inclusive vacation trip well that you take pictures on all day!
Photos include shots at the pool, in the honeymoon suite, in the resturants and evening shots in the hotel on the balcony or if the resort has a beach on the beach. Most times there is a stylist but the models are required to bring along their own wardrobe. For women dresses, bikini or one piece, a few pieces of lingerie and some every day resort wear. For guys a suit, some cotton pants or shorts and pull over tops, swim trunks and some lounging pajamas.>
There are many opportunities for a model to work within the bridal industry. Art Directors are always looking for fresh new faces to be brides, and prom shoots are always new faces ages are usually l5 to 22 depending on the model and the look for prom.
Male models are usually 6ft - 6'2 they like the height for the tux with about a 40r to 42 jacket.
Meet one of our friends wedding and fashion photographer Carol Oliveto. Carol's work can be seen in all the top wedding magazines and bridal catalogs. We have done many wedding shoots with Carol from Alfred Angelo to Modern Bride.
Check Out Carols Portfolio here
If you are a model who is getting married this is a great wedding site that we like alot .. also if you are getting married make sure that you tell your agent that you would like to do wedding honeymoon shoots if your partner to be is also a model!
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