Check out what Heather, a fellow petite model (5'6"), has done with her passion for modeling and fashion! She is not only a beautiful mother with two beautiful baby boys, a lifestyle coach and personal trainer, but she has also launched a network as a one stop shop for photo, video and marketing needs for companies with products meant for mothers & babies called:
Photo: Shea AnneMamaModel.com is a network that bring together the most remarkable mothers to model for motherhood companies and beyond, and it an interconnected community of talent. From modeling maternity fashion, to nursing products, postnatal products, to product reviews and spokes-modeling and more. If you are a motherhood company and have products mothers & babies would like to use and enjoy, MamaModel.com has great models available and inclusive marketing packages specializing in providing extraordinary mama and baby talent from a team of photographers, models, videographers, etc, and more info is here: http://mamamodel.com/category/mamamodels4hire/
I've met Heather through Facebook and I suggest friend'ing her and checking out her page here. She also has a lot of great tips and advice for healthy families and mother's and babies. You can also check out her videos here.
When I asked Heather about the type of models she is working with at MamaModel.com she said that, MamaModel.com is a network that helps connect-the-dots for models, photographers, casting directors, and companies. At the moment she is only looking for a core group of LA/OC/SD county mama models with a strong portfolio/modeling background. You must be multi-talented (also specialize in photography, website design, personal trainer, spokesmodeling, etc.). The mamas must be energetic and easy to work with, charismatic, and intelligent. Health enthusiasts are a plus! No height requirements and no age requirements, but must meet the above guidelines. Please state ages of children/expected due date. Submissions will be accepted through the MamaModel.com website only, and send photos that are commercial print friendly and show your personality.
To learn more about Heather and her MamaModel.com network stop by the Facebook page here, or the website here: http://www.mamamodel.com/
Psst: For models: Also keep in mind that if you've been modeling for awhile and building a good portfolio of work and you want to start a family but also continue modeling. You can. Especially if you have experience. These days there are many, many more products available for mama's-to-be and mama's to use after their pregnancy. Models are needed to model these type of products. Research in your town agencies that work with moms, children and families. Many campaigns for lifestyle products sometimes use actual real families, and real mothers and their babies/children. There are many talent agencies and modeling agencies out there nation wide that work with families, mother's and babies, since like Heather says few things are more memorable than a gorgeous mother and baby.