Young performers should update their snapshots every month. For clarification, snapshots are simple photos taken in your home or outdoors. They can be taken with a digital camera or a cell phone if you capture great lighting. The goal is to capture the personality of your child very quickly in a few well lit photos from different angles.
Most agencies will make this a requirement to ensure that they always have your child's current look represented. From toddlers to tweens, kids have an everchanging look. Think about the snagatooth kid or the pre-teen getting their first set of braces or even acne. I dont think the casting director would be pleased if your child showed up looking completely different from the photos submitted. The point is that agents and casting directors need to know what they are truly working with. So parents let's learn how to master the snapshot at home and take updated ones every month. Stay tuned for our thoughts on how often to update professional photos.
Take a look at sample snapshots of our own Tatiana Marie by finding this post at www.instagram.com/tyfworkshops