What exactly is a model call and why do photographers give away free sessions? Well, a model call isn’t exactly a free session. Sometimes they can be depending on the photographers experience level. For this Seattle newborn photographer I do model calls as a way to experiment with new ideas, techniques and take risks I wouldn’t otherwise get to do with my regular clientele.
I’ve had a few ideas that are difficult to explain and a new client might not understand or what to do it. That where a model call comes in. It allows me to do sessions that I want to do for my own personal growth, experimentation and creativity. With all my clients I expect to deliver a certain level of product that with a model call if my idea was a bust I wouldn’t be dissapointing a customer.
Now the down and dirty with model calls. Although, there is a chance mine could end up a bust I don’t give away free sessions. In general for my model calls models receive 3 8×10 prints of their choosing from the session and have the option to purchase any digitals or additional products, but there is no obligation to make any purchases.
Be on the look out on my Facebook page for updates for current model calls. I’m always looking to expand my expertise and work for maternity and newborn sessions. My last model call I had been dying to get up to Mt. Rainier for a beautiful maternity session with some of my new maternity gowns. I was able to find a model willing to make the trip 🙂