If your dream of being a high fashion model is going sour, I want to tell you about the “other” model type you might consider. It’s called lifestyle modeling and there is a giant market waiting for you in this field.

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Learn How to Get Started in Lifestyle Modeling

This video shows a woman who does lifestyle modeling and she is a mom with seven children! It is by model Tricia Harmon.

What is Lifestyle Modeling?

Basically, lifestyle modeling is pretty much exactly as it sounds. It involves mainly editorial or advertising “slice of life” pictures. If you can show expressions and follow directions you can do this real life type modeling.

I have shot lots of lifestyle models for my editorial stock photos here and as you can see these models are not the norm you’ll see in Vogue or on the runway.

lifestyle modelingWith that said, if you have the look you can engage in both lifestyle modeling and fashion so this will give you more opportunities for model jobs if you are willing to lower your aim a bit. At least you’re working at something you love to do, right? Try it out and see if posing for lifestyle pictures is a career worth shooting for. Best of luck. – Bob Pardue


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