📸 Skai Chan Photography

Modelling Portfolio Photographer

Photography Prices and Packages

High-end 1

High-end 2

  • $950
  • Up to 2 hours of photography
  • Up to 10 photos with advanced enhancement
  • Up to 3 look (hairstyling & makeup)

High-end 3

  • $1,450
  • Up to 4 hours of photography
  • Up to 15 photos with advanced enhancement
  • Up to 5 look (hairstyling & makeup)
  1. All booked duration includes setting up & keeping of equipment, & travelling in between location.
  2. All photos will be returned in high resolution JPG format.
  3. Please read Checklist, FAQ & Service Agreement before making enquiries.

Add-Ons (optional)

  1. Additional photos at $30/photo.
  2. $100 $20 for use of studio at Buona Vista; $300 to set up makeshift studio @ your location.
  3. $100 for privacy of the photos (photographer will not put them up on portfolio & social media).
  4. Express delivery of photos: check rates & availability with the photographer when seeking quotation.
Contact me for customized package for your need.

Professional Model Portfolio

A model needs a professional modelling portfolio to begin her modelling journey. Potential commercial clients would vet through her modelling portfolio before deciding if she's suitable for their projects. The modelling portfolio has to showcase her looks and figure, and also demonstrate her ability in portraying the image that the concept requires. Being versatile would increase the model's chances of securing more modelling jobs.

There are many modelling agencies that hire 'talent scouts' to invite young girls on the street to go over to their offices. Then, they would make the aspiring model sign up for a photoshoot package that may range from $3000 to $6000 in order to join their agencies.

Modelling Portfolio for Beginners

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A basic modelling portfolio should contain a headshot and full body shot. The headshot must be good enough for the viewer to judge the model's looks. The full body shot is to show her overall built and body proportion, and thus the outfit should be kept as simple as possible.

Next, there should be some concepts to portray different personalities, such as sexy, sophisticated, stylish, sporty, quirky... etc.

The modelling portfolio for beginners need not be too complicated.

Different Types of Modelling Portfolio

Versatility and open-mindedness will expose you to more job opportunities. Therefore, it's good to build up more varieties of work in your modelling portfolio.

  1. Female fashion model portfolio
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    Fashion photoshoot is the most basic kind of photoshoot, which all models should have done.

    Hobbyist photographers with limited budget would pay fashion models to create their photography portfolio or simply for fun. The fashion model portfolio also helps commercial clients to judge the model, such that having a good fashion portfolio aids a lot.
  2. Male fashion model portfolio
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    Male models do require a good fashion portfolio as well. It allows potential clients to identify if they are suitable for the modelling job.
  3. Outdoor fashion model portfolio
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    Since most of the hobbyist photographers will be hiring freelance models for outdoor photoshoot, it's good for the model to showcase some outdoor fashion model portfolio.
  4. Night outdoor fashion model portfolio
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    While it's not a requirement, it's good own a night outdoor fashion portfolio because night portrait can attract the attention of viewers.
  5. Glamour model portfolio
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    Glamour photoshoots are similar to sexy fashion photoshoots, which have a fine line between them. Glamour photoshoots focus more on displaying the body of the model. They help to bring out the sensuality of the model. They usually attract the hobbyist photographers.
  6. Bikini model portfolio
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    Bikini photoshoot is one of the most highly sought genres by hobbyist photographers. The popularity of bikini photoshoot is due to the large amount of skin that models reveal, yet at the same time, more acceptable by most conservative models as compared to lingerie photoshoot. The modelling rates are higher than the usual outdoor photoshoots but lower than lingerie photoshoots.

    Bikini model portfolios are very useful to professional models since it reveals the body shape, so that potential clients can judge them properly.

    Bikini photoshoot is usually done at the beach or swimming pool, or even hotel room (which I'm not a fan of).
  7. Lingerie model portfolio
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    Lingerie model portfolio is common for professional models. Models who own lingerie portfolio are usually more versatile and can do more varieties of genres. They are usually more confident and thus are more natural in front of the lens. That means working with them on any fashion photoshoot will likely have better results.

    Similar to bikini model portfolio, lingerie portfolio also allows potential clients to judge the model's body shape properly for the specific looks they are looking for.

    Of course, lingerie models can command higher rates.
  8. Boudoir model portfolio
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    Boudoir photoshoots are similar to lingerie photoshoots, except that they are usually done with settings, such as a hotel room or bedroom. However, depending on the concept and agreement, it may involve implied nudity. For example, the model may be topless and lying on the bed so that her private parts won't be revealed.
  9. Art model portfolio
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    Art models are well sought by hobbyist photographers who want to create art work. Since it's usually exposing a lot of skin, the modelling rates that the art models are being paid are usually highest.
  10. Fitness model portfolio
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    Models with good physique tend to give a good image. Even if the model doesn't have well defined muscle, wearing sportswear would implant a sporty image to potential clients. Therefore, it's good to have a fitness model portfolio for every model.

    As Singaporeans become more health conscious, fitness has also become a lifestyle for more people. Therefore, sport apparel brands may seek to target the vast market and will require fitness models to represent their brands.
  11. Special themed model portfolio
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    Having unique themed model portfolio would display creativity and versatility to potential clients. The portfolio would also attract attention.
  12. Christmas themed model portfolio
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    Christmas is a festival that's widely celebrated by Singaporeans, regardless of religion. Therefore, it's a common theme for hobbyist photographers to request freelance models to do. It also displays versatility.
  13. Halloween themed model portfolio
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    Halloween themed model portfolio is another common photoshoot sought by hobbyist photographers, although it's more challenging to organise one due to the requirement of the special makeup.

Modelling Agency & Pageant Portfolio

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Modelling agencies and pageant competition organisers may require a portfolio photoshoot for their models and contestants. I do provide such photography services.

The Modelling Portfolio Photographer

Benefits in working with me

  1. Cost
    I don't work under any agency and thus need not give any commission to any talent scout or company. Therefore, the total fees are for my team's time, effort and creativity. I also don't quote a low price and end up producing substandard work since every work is part of my photography portfolio.
  2. Unique and natural style
    Shooting in "supermodel poses" can be awkward for new models and sometimes deemed as outdated. My shooting style is more towards lifestyle, which is more natural and thus appealing to most people. I make sure all my work is tasteful.
  3. Professional work
    I specialize in outdoor portrait photoshoot to include more interesting but clean background. I design the lighting specially for each scene (both indoor and outdoor), mood and location by myself to create the most appealing looks possible. I make sure my shoots are done in the best timing and with flattering lighting. If required, I will spread the shoot over several days instead of clamping everything into a single day.
  4. Natural photo editing
    Photoshop (post-production) work can be easy but to create work that doesn't look like being Photoshopped is very tedious. I take pride in my work and always give in my best.
  5. Guidance
    Throughout my portrait photography journey, I work mostly with non-professional models. I learn a lot through watching YouTube videos, trial and errors and even from the models I've worked with. My experience can help aspiring models to have a good quick start.

Contact me to discuss over what you want to achieve and I will give my best advice.


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