A reminder of two years ago today: Two years ago Abby Callton, a 15 year old schoolgirl with an insatiable interest in theatre, dance and all kinds of performance, came to me, mother in tow, for her first professional photoshoot: some actor's headshots.
I recommended to her that due to her innate beauty, both physical and of personality, she could extend her versatility by trying some modelling, so the shoot was extended to a model portfolio shoot.
Although "resting" (meeting the demands of schoolwork) at the moment, the two years since this "discovery" photoshoot with me, Abbey has gone on to do several photo shoots as a very accomplished model, appearanced in several videos and short films, danced in a a number of stage shows, and played the lead role of "Sandy", in a local production of "Grease"
Just goes to show what the combination of beauty, determination, talent, proper training, a thirst for knowledge, an eagerness to develop and hone skills ...
and ( I say this modestly) getting a little help, proper direction and a professionally produced model/actor portfolio to begin with can work wonders for a burgeoning career