Launch your modeling career

Just getting started in modeling?

The beginner modeling portfolio package is designed to give beginner models a set of photos that they can use to start promoting themselves to agents and clients. Think of it as a launching pad for your modeling career. The goal of the beginner modeling portfolio is to create a portfolio that looks like it took several shoots to accomplish, but to do it all in a single day. This gives you incredible value for your time and effort.
The beginner modeling portfolio is for male and female models who are serious about kick-starting their modeling careers. It’s for models who are ready to invest in their future success by building a portfolio of beautiful, professional photographs of their modeling work. If this sounds like you, the beginner modeling portfolio is for you.

Beginner Modeling Portfolio – $899

Price valid until July 31, 2023

My modeling portfolio package includes the following:


  • A photoshoot of approximately one or two hours
  • Professional hair and makeup services
  • Two or three outfit changes.
  • Approximately 50-100 exposures
  • A password-protected web gallery of proofs
  • Five finalized images, fully retouched and color calibrated for printing
  • I’ll provide your finalized photos in high resolution JPG for printing, and web resolution JPG for emailing or using on websites
  • A license to use your finalized photos for your personal promotional needs. You’ll be able to print and use them as you wish.
  • Additional finalized images are available at a cost of $35 each.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book a shoot?
Here are the four steps necessary for booking a modeling portfolio shoot with me.

  1. Set up a pre-shoot meeting. You can do that by filling out the form on this page. We’ll set up a time to meet before your shoot. If you can’t make it to my studio personally for this meeting, we can have our meeting over the phone.
  2. Show up at the pre-shoot meeting. We’ll discuss your look and what you’d like to achieve during the shoot. We’ll also arrange a shoot date at this time.
  3. Pay your deposit. A 50% deposit is required at the pre-shoot meeting to secure your shoot date. You must give 48 hours notice if you wish to rebook your shoot, otherwise your deposit will be lost. The deposit is non-refundable.
  4. Confirm. After your deposit is received, I will confirm with you that your shoot is booked!
What do I bring?
  • Bring lots of different clothing options. Clothing that is a bit over-the-top is usually the most fun to work with and will give you the best results in photos.
  • Accessories to dress up your look.
  • Bring some music that you like to listen to. It’s not mandatory, but it’s fun!
Where is your studio?
My studio is located in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. You can find more details and a map on my contact page.
What should I wear to my shoot?
You can arrive for your shoot in your regular clothes. If your photos are going to be nude or partially nude, avoid wearing constrictive items that will leave pressure marks on your skin. Bring a lot of different clothing items with you to your shoot. It’s better to have too many than not enough! We’ll help you choose the best outfits for your photos.
What is an image license?
The image license that I distribute with most of my photo packages gives you permission to use the licensed photos that you’ve purchased for your personal and promotional needs. That means you may copy, print and distribute that licensed image. However, you may not sell that image to anyone else.
Can I license additional images on top of the ones included in my package?
Yes, of course! You may purchase licences for as many additional images as you wish from the proofs that I’ve provided to you. The base price for a headshot image license is $35 plus HST. The price goes down if you wish to purchase several of them.
What is your policy on deposits?
To confirm your shoot date, you must first pay a deposit of 50% of the total cost of the shoot, including hair and makeup if you’ve chosen to hire the hair and makeup artist. The deposit is non-refundable, and is due no less than one week before your shoot date. You may reschedule your shoot without losing your deposit if you give at least 48 hours notice. The balance is due on delivery of your final images.
What are proofs?
Proofs are low resolution versions of the photos we took during your photo shoot. They have a light watermark over them that indicates that the image is a proof. Proofs do not have any touchups or adjustments done to them. A proof is like a draft version of the photo. Their purpose is to allow you to choose the best photos from the shoot to be finalized.
How are my finished photos delivered to me?
I will provide your finished photos in digital format. The photos will be delivered in high resolution JPG files for printing and web resolution JPG files for sharing on the Internet (social media, profile pictures, emailing to agents, etc.). When your finished photos are ready, I’ll email you a link to download the photo package.
I'm not a model but I still want to do the shoot. Can I?
Yes, of course. We can still do a modeling portfolio shoot for you, even if you just want the photos for personal use and never intend to do any professional modeling.

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Why work with Kevin Thom?

Kevin Thom is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared around the world in magazines, art galleries, on television, websites, product packaging, billboards, sides of buildings, and practically anywhere you can put a photo. Kevin has worked with dozens of models, including many beginners. He knows that the secret to an amazing portfolio is a fun and relaxed photoshoot. Kevin knows how to create stunning, iconic imagery. He wants to work with you to put together a creative and eye-catching portfolio to launch your modeling career!

Kevin Thom Modeling Portfolio Photographer