Model Interview: Hannah Judd on Modelling

“Fashion week is crazy. There are like 20 - 25 castings everyday for a week. You have fittings all night to the early morning sometimes. It’s so stressful but so much fun - makes it worth it. ”

Hannah Judd

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  • Can you tell us bit about you?

Hey guys!! My name is Hannah Judd, I’m 22 years old and from Melbourne Australia. I love animals and traveling!

  • How did you get into modelling?

I was actually scouted on Bondi Beach in Sydney Australia. I was 18 and had just finished high school so timing seemed perfect. 

  • Can you describe a typical day in a life of a model? 

Each day is a different day for me really. If I’m not working, I’ll have castings and go to the gym. 

  • What have been some of your favourite modelling experiences to date? 

I did a shoot in Hawaii on a boat which was amazing. 

  • What do you miss most when you travelling? 

I miss my family and friends the most for sure. And my bed. 

  • What is fashion week like? 

Fashion week is crazy. There are like 20-25 castings every day for a week. You have fittings all night to the early morning sometimes. It’s so stressful but so much fun. Makes it worth it. 

  • How do keep in shape? 

Gym and walking! I walk a lot to castings so I end up walking 1-2 hours a day. I go gym about 3-4 times a week.

  • Are your family and friends supportive of your modelling career? 

Yeah my family and friends are super supportive of my modelling career. I wouldn’t be able to do this job without them. Modelling is very tough career, people think it’s so simple and just standing there but it’s so much more. 

  • What advice would you give to aspiring models?

My advice would be to not taking anything too personally. You have to be confident in who you are. Everyone is beautiful in a unique way. 


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Black and White Fine Art Children’s Portraiture

London based Photographer Zuzana Breznanikova is a celebrity fine art portraiture photographer. Her black and white fine art kids portrait photography is in high demand. 

Kids photoshoot FAQ’s

Do I get all the photos from the shoot?

Yes - our packages are all-inclusive so you get all of the photographs from your shoot, which you get at the end of your child’s portrait session! We do not sell products. 

When is Zuzana available for private portrait sessions for children or teens?

Being a Vogue published photographer and having worked with Harrods her availability for private shoots is limited but she offers portrait sessions at weekends (Saturdays & Sundays) which are very popular with parents so book your child’s photo shoot in advance to avoid disappointment. 

Where are you based?

The studio is in Notting Hill that is centrally based, with some free parking available at weekends. 

Does she photographs all children’s ages?

Due to studio restrictions, her portrait sessions are available to kid’s who are 6 years old and above. Parents must accompany their child. 

Does Zuzana shoot children model portfolios?

Yes - she has over 16 years modelling industry experience and photographs professional model portfolios for teens and more recently also kids. She shoots junior model portfolios for both girls and boys. She has worked with top model agents in London. 

Do her portrait shoots make a good gift?

The portrait photoshoots with Zuzana make a great gift for children and are fun. However we do not advise to gift the shoot to a child or even a teen as a surprise as it can be overwhelming. 


How to choose a model portfolio photographer in London?

Model advice on choosing a professional model portfolio photographer in London.

First of all you want to make sure that model portfolio photographer you choose is a professional fashion and commercial photographer - not a makeover studio or purely a model portfolio photographer with no fashion credentials.

Secondly, do not waste time with a portfolio photographer who does not have top model agency credits. Top model agencies are very selective in terms of photographers they would work with so if the photographer does not have number of top model agency credentials that your model portfolio shoot is likely to be a waste of time and money as they would not be able to use any of the images in their model portfolios.

Your model portfolio is essential tool for castings and your one chance to impress. 

You need model portfolio in order to get modelling jobs as the clients will want to see how you look in photographs. If you look beautiful in person but it doesn’t translate in pictures than photographic modelling might not be the right career for you. 

The right posing (and not overposing) is very important and therefore it is important to choose experienced model portfolio photographer who can give you the right posing guidance. If you are male you might want to check out their male model portfolios and experience of photographing men. Also you might want to ask yourself whether you would feel more comfortable shooting with a male or female photographer - most male models prefer to shoot with a female photographer but you might have a different preference. From my experience the majority of parents prefer a female photographer irrespective of whether they are looking for model portfolio for their son or daughter. 

If you find a cheap model portfolio photographer (or more expensive one) do check out their work first and their credentials. Can they show you their work on top model agency websites like Elite? What fashion brands have they worked with? Do they provide fashion wardrobe for men and women? Variety is very important in model portfolios so it can really help if the studio provides some fashion clothing. 

Showcasing versatility as a model is very important. 

Also check if you get to take away all the photos with you at the end of the shoot as some photographers make a fortune for charging per photo, print or product after photoshoot. You might want to ask if the price is all inclusive? 

The best model advice I can give to anyone wanting to become a model is NOT to give any money modelling advice agencies, model support service or model agencies. Reputable model agencies charge commission from work they get you and will never ask you to pay any fee!

Beware of any so called modelling advice agencies where they ask you register free today on their website and upload your recent photo. Watch out for a small print where you need to check a box ‘I understand that …is not an agency’ which is a sign to stay away. Typically they will tell you have a modelling potential before asking you to pay a large fee first in order to ‘become a model’ and then you probably never hear from them again.  Also beware of any model agencies that ask for any upfront fees. No one should be charging you for model advice and good model portfolio photographer with give you free model advice which can be invaluable. Also no one can apply to good agencies on your behalf - only you can do that so do NOT pay anyone for this service! 

Model portfolios by Fashion Photographer Zuzana Breznanikova of London Photo Portfolios

Check out her male model portfolios or female model portfolios 

For more information on model portfolio shoots with us or to book a shoot email: info@londonphotoportfolios.com


Our photographer’s shoots as featured on top model agency websites 

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