A modeling portfolio should include the model's best 10-25 photo prints in a professional-looking photo album. Displayed in plastic sleeves or leather-framed pages, the photos may be 8x10 or 9x12 and should display a variety of different looks including headshots (with and without makeup), body shots, and outfit and set changes.
A model carries comp cards, also called zed cards, to hand out to potential clients. The comp cards are typically printed in full color and include a grouping of several images of the model on the front and back of the card. Comp cards should include the model's name, agency, and contact information.
Professional photography for a modeling portfolio typically costs between $500 and $1,500, with higher prices for packages offering more photos. A variety of packages ranging from $350 for the beginner to $1,400 for the grand professional package .
For $799, Maribella Portraits, LLC offers a package with 3 to 4 hours of shooting, 4 to 5 set and outfit changes, photo retouching, Comp card design, and 20 8x10 prints in a portfolio book.
Optional Professional Hair and Makeup for $125
Comp Cards, photo business cards used by models, typically range from $70-$165 for a set of 100 printed cards, in the standard size of 5.5 x 8.5 inches.