Modeling in Seattle

As a regular contributor to 425 Magazine, I'm always excited to see the latest issue of the magazine hit the stands -- I never know what shots are going to be selected for a given story so it's alway fun to flip through the pages and find my stuff.  This issue -- I photographed with Alexandra Hedin for the entertaining and style piece.  Trust me when I tell you this girl can throw a great party!  Also, loving that I get to re-introduce--Redmond High School Senior Rashmi.  After photographing her Senior pictures last Fall, I just knew she had something really special. Rashmi shared that she was interested in modeling so we thought we'd kick her career into gear by featuring her in our full page spot. Not only is she our featured model in425 Magazine, she is also a working professional now -- we made the introduction and she was signed by one of the local Modeling Agencies.

Since living in Los Angeles  and specializing in photographing new faces for Ford Modeling Agency's youth division I frequently get asked by parents of crazy-cute kids and teens about how to get started in the modeling business here in the Seattle.  Given the number of corporations based in the Northwest, I don't think anyone is surprised to hear that there are lots of opportunities.  Sure there are the obvious fashion names - big shout out to Nordstrom :-) -- but companies like T-Mobile, Expedia, Microsoft all have campaigns that feature  local talent.   Navigating the sea of modeling scams and internet information can be tricky  so I was thrilled to see this awesome piece from King 5 Featuring Seattle Model Guild's Kristy Petersen. SMG is a great agency with a 30 year history in Seattle.  If you have an interest in the modeling business this interview with Kristy is full of details and information.