Recommended Modeling/Pageant Videos
Model pout, hands, how to avoid "blank eyes" (presented for weddings, but applicable for all photography)
Photographer reviews her basic rules to posing for seniors (applicable for pageant photography too): Posing Guidelines
Instagram blogger shares posing tips (check out body weight, long leg, sitting poses) + other fun insta tips: HOW TO ALWAYS TAKE GREAT PHOTOS!
Photographer explains importance of facial angles in video: It's all about the jaw
Photographer explains the importance of eye expression: The Squinch
More applicable for modeling posing, but a great lesson that posing must be practiced to look natural. A great range of posing and showing how to move between poses.
See how a great model takes direction from a range of photographers and brings emotion/energy to the set and photos
BTS Insta of Miss Arkansas USA making each shot unique with different posing and expressions
Helpful Pageant Videos:
Wanting to be a "model" is too general. Get specific about which types of work you're interested in by reading this article: Types of Modeling
Hear what the Realities of being a model really are from an industry expert. She talks about working as a full-time model.
Being a "good model" goes far beyond a pretty face. Hear from an industry photographer as to what it takes to be a model.
[Must be purchased] Wilhelmina model talks the industry and shows posing/emoting
Hair & Makeup:
Lisa at LHN Beauty // Minnesota
Gianna Capuzzi // Minnesota
Jamie Mikkelson // Minnesota
Makeup by Mindie // Minnesota, but located in Stillwater, a great option for WI girls!
Emerie Jones (Midwest)
The Pageant Shop by Sarah Moses // Minnesota
Bessie's Boutique // Minnesota
Rubi Jubi // Minnesota
Ashley Rene's // Indiana
Henri's Cloud 9 // Ohio
Prevue Formal // Califormia
Muzzie's // Texas
Le Chic // Iowa
McKenzie Rae // California
Catitlyn Kent Designs // online
Brittany’s Favorite Online Boutiques for Photo shoot Attire:
Agaci (At the Mall of America, MN + online)
Holly Ernst // Minnesota
Mary Swenson // Minnesota
Wendi Russo // Minnesota
Cheri Kennedy // Minnesota
Faith Schway // Minnesota
SpringBoard Girls // Nebraska
Amanda Moreno // Alabama
Adam Spiker // Minnesota
Jason Youngquest // Minnesota
The Winning Edge // Wisconsin
John Benton // Texas + online programs
Brittany Link Photography is in no way responsible for or gets monetary compensation for these recommendations.