Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Barbizon of Akron Graduates Selected as Fit Models for Local Boutique!

Barbizon of Akron gradutes are often called upon to do all kinds of modeling, since they are known for being well-prepared and knowledgable about the industry. Just-Funky, is a privately owned boutique out of Wooster, Ohio and they were in the market for some fit models.

Fit Models are basically live mannequins for clothing designers. The client will dress the model of a specific size in let’s say, a medium, to make sure that the shirt they want to label is in fact a 'true medium' and to see how it fits on someone of the appropriate size.

The client chose Barbizon of Akron graduate's, and now listed models with Pro-Model & Talent, Sarah Jones and Margaret Drude for this round of Fit Modeling, we’re sure they’ll be requesting more Barbizon of Akron graduates to get the very best models in all shapes and sizes!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Barbizon of Akron Graduates Suit Up For Dick's Sporting Goods!

In getting a jump start on this year’s Fall Football Fashions, Dick’s Sporting Goods selected Barbizon of Akron graduates and now listed models with Pro-Model & Talent Mgmt., David Marcum and Harry Durrah, to be featured in upcoming ad's for their new football gear. The guys suited up in full football glory to showcase what Dick's Sporting Goods will have to offer this season!

This was David’s first shoot with Dick’s Sporting Goods and he reported back that he had a blast at the shoot.

This was Harry’s second time shooting with Dick’s Sporting Goods for their football gear so it just goes to show what a great first impression can result in…callbacks!

Barbizon of Akron graduates are well-trained and extremely prepared when showing up to a set, and thats exactly what our clients are looking for when selecting models!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Barbizon of Akron Grads Land A Shoot For A Candy Company!

Barbizon of Akron graduates , and now listed models with Pro-Model & Talent Management, Bill Walko, McKenna Dowd, Donna Recktenwalt, Jon Tosino, Karen Williams and Taj Render were all selected from a pool of models/talent to do a shoot for Atkinson Candies.

They were looking to showcase some their newest sweets and update their advertisment booth that they set up at trade shows!

Our models will be seen in their advertisements at stores, trade shows and online as Atkinson Candies rolls out a new line of candies!

The client reported back that they all did a spectacular job and that's sure to shine through in their colorful new advertisments. Congrats on a job well done!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

An Inspiring and Uplifting Story About One of Barbizon of Akron's Alums

Barbizon of Akron alum Janaya Smith started with Barbizon of Akron when she was about 13 years old. Janaya then attended an IMTA convention. While Janaya had offers in LA. she and her family decided to stay in Ohio.

After graduating High School Janaya was accepted into the very prestigious Hallmark Institute of photography in Massachusetts. Now there are many amazing things about this young lady including the fact that Janaya has a disability, although I don’t think Janaya or anyone who knows her would ever think that she was disabled!! She has accomplished so much; she should be an inspiration to all of us, that there are no limits.  

We find that people come to Barbizon of Akron for all different reasons. Some come to model and act or to find out about modeling and acting, and many young people today come because they need help dealing with the bullying and all the negative things teens have to deal with today.

Barbizon of Akron is as proud of our people who work in front of the camera as we are of our people who decide that while they love this industry their passion is really for behind the camera/scenes. We always say who knows more of what it is like to be in front of the camera than a model or actor, so of course they have added insight into what they do behind the camera!!! Janaya is one of those people…while she looks magnificent in front of the camera the work she is doing as a photographer is pretty amazing. Everyone should check out her web-site www.janayasmith.com  excellent work.