12 to 18 blog

Take a look at what our leading models and staff are saying about what we've been up to recently.

Darcie Laley
Darcie Laley

Elite model

'Milk Shoot'

Tue 30 Apr 2019 - 9:30 AM

A few weeks ago I was able to attend a spontaneous shoot where the models who were willing to do it got an individual time slot and got to pose in a bath of heated milk in different outfits and themed costumes. I think that the the shoot was really fun and creative and definitely different to most of the stuff that we normally do and I feel very lucky that I was able to attend. The ideas that I came up with were very different to each other, one was quite a feminine look where I posed with a red rose and red lipstick to match and the other was in the direction of a commercial shot with a evil queen style twist, I got my inspiration from two different things, one was a perfume advert on tv and the other was a scene out of Snow White and the Huntsman where the evil queen comes out of a bath filled with something that looks like milk. In the commercial style shots that I did I had gold makeup on and I was wearing my sisters black, red and gold prom tiara whilst holding a golden perfume bottle, I think both looks, especially the commercial one worked really well with the 'Milk Shoot' and I got some really good and very different shots.

One of my red rose and lips shots.

One of my red rose and lips shots.

One of my evil queen style perfume commercial shots.

One of my evil queen style perfume commercial shots.

Liberty Sanders
Liberty Sanders

Face of 12 to 18 Management Ltd / Elite model

Recent ‘Milk Shoot’

Tue 23 Apr 2019 - 7:23 PM

Recently one of our best models Charlotte Brown suggested the idea of doing a ‘milk shoot’ where models would lie down in a large ‘bath’ and pose with various props. Although the initial thought of this idea was strange, many of our models came up with very creative ideas such as applying fake tattoos and posing with flowers, and some took a commercial route and posed with perfume and even cereal! The outcome of this shoot was amazing and the photos really showcased the models ability and creativity. I took part in this shoot and made the most out of my turn by creating two very different styles, one being a spring/ pretty headshot with fake butterflies floating around me, and the other being very dark and gothic with a fake arm tattoo to contrast with the milk background. This shoot was a great success and a very good idea from charlotte, who also took park and produced some amazing pictures.

My butterfly themed milk shoot outfit.

My butterfly themed milk shoot outfit.

My Gothic look theme.

My Gothic look theme.

Ruby Quinton-Holt
Ruby Quinton-Holt

Elite model

Catwalk Training

Tue 19 Mar 2019 - 12:59 PM

Last weekend I was lucky enough to take part in Catwalk training with the talented and inspirational Katie Green. Katie helped us to become the best models we could possibly be out there on that runway. She takes the time to give us each personal feedback of all our areas of improvement and helps us in any way she can. At each catwalk session we bring along a selection of outfits, this time we had to bring outfits for: leather look, our 12 to 18 uniform, a festival, leopard print, beach wear and a cocktail party. We each were paired with a partner based on height and experience. My partner was the stunning Shannan Sandhu, we did some walks together and some individually. For each outfit Katie choreographs the walk we do, some more challenging than others. When we all prepared at the end of the session we perform the whole catwalk 2 or 3 times and film it. We had some of our newer models, such as: Olivia Selt , Tilly Ruffy and Joshua Rowell , completing their first catwalk on Sunday and they all did an incredible job. Joshua showed off a lot of confidence through his poses and brought a good amount of attitude to his walks. Olivia waled with a lovely pace and didn't rush when showing off her beautiful personality through her poses. Tilly did a variety of different poses which really showed off her skills as a model. She was able to perfectly perform the choreography and made it obvious she knew what she was doing. Overall they all performed amazingly and made it hard to believe that it was their first catwalk! I personally find catwalk to be extremely nerve-racking and not my favourite aspect of modelling. Despite this I still turn up and try my best. After completing my second Catwalk last weekend I am already excited for the next one and to improve on my flaws and mistakes. Even though it may not be my favourite I still strongly believe that it is a phenomenal experience that is not worth missing out on. This catwalk was organised by the wonderful face of 12 to 18 Liberty Saunders , Liberty worked so hard to put together a brilliant catwalk. She put so much thought and effort into every little detail, without her this catwalk wouldn't have turned out anywhere near as good. We all appreciate everything you do, thank you.

All the models in their "leopard print" outfits.

All the models in their "leopard print" outfits.

Nick Beckley
Nick Beckley

Managing Director / Owner of 12 to 18 Management Ltd

Show reels

Wed 06 Mar 2019 - 10:30 PM

We've been working a lot on show reels lately, and more specifically ones where two or more of our amazing talent get to collaborate on a project to show off their acting skills. Well a couple of weeks ago one of our youngest girls, Alesha Denney, and one of our older girls, Erin Neild, got together. The script was a simple one. Erin plays the part of the older sister who's getting ready to go out, and Alesha is her annoying younger sister. The two girl worked really well together to create this short minute long scene to really good effect. Take a look.

Alesha and Erin - Sisters

Shannon Owen
Shannon Owen

Elite model

1950’s Rebel Themed Group Shoot

Tue 05 Mar 2019 - 11:07 AM

At the weekend, I was lucky enough to take part in the monthly group shoots. These shoots have a specific theme which you can get really creative with and challenge yourself as a model! Not only did I achieve the 1950’s look, I had to put myself into shoes of how someone in that era would look and feel. I then had to show this through the poses and the outfit. I wore a pair leather trousers which where quite tight and a top that showed a lot of belly off! Something that you definitely wouldn’t want your Nan to see you in! That’s how I also thought of my outfit too, it wasn’t inappropriate though. The outfit gave me a lot freedom in the poses, the facial expression and of course the makeup and hair too! The shoot itself only consisted of two models, myself and Zoe Walker. We both portrayed the alternative time and culture successfully. The character you had to get in was actually quite difficult but once I got into the outfit and used a variety of props I felt myself becoming a young teen from the 1950’s which was the exact idea of the shoot. The props I used where an unlit cigar and a glass of undiluted blackcurrent juice which looked like red wine. I also had a leather jacket to match with the leather trousers I had previously mentioned. We had a smoke machine too. This made the photos look more intense and made it look more realistic. When I took part in the shoot it got me thinking how different my life would be with a different time and place giving me a lot of different opportunities too. What seems totally outrageous for some people would seem totally normal for those in that era. It was more likely that year ars ago my outfit would be frowned upon as would smoking and drinking at a young age.

The chair I used as my third prop.

The chair I used as my third prop.

I used an old cigar, undiluted blackcurrant juice and a smoke machine! What a difference it makes!

I used an old cigar, undiluted blackcurrant juice and a smoke machine! What a difference it makes!

Myself and Zoe looking like we’re on a night out! It was really fun to work with Zoe on this!

Myself and Zoe looking like we’re on a night out! It was really fun to work with Zoe on this!

Charlotte Brown
Charlotte Brown

Elite model

1950’s rebel themed group shoot

Mon 04 Mar 2019 - 3:45 PM

Hi my name is Charlotte and I am an elite model at 12 to 18 Management. This weekend I had a group shoot with the theme of 1950’s rebel. I really enjoyed this weekend shoot as it allowed me to show a rebellious side to me and how to have attitude within my photos. Also, the shoot was very enjoyable because it was fun to work with other models as well as posing on my own. I feel as if I did well on this weekends group shoot because I portrayed a 1950’s rebel with the outfit I was wearing. My first outfit was pink checked shirt with black leather look trousers and a black skirt with a red off the shoulder top. These outfits I feel fit the description of the shoot theme as it was rebellious but also had the 1950’s feel to it . The skills I learnt in this weekends group shoot was: how to pose while understanding where the light is coming from, how to pose using a chair and how to work with others. I love the group shoots that I take part in because it’s allows me to develop on my modelling skills, communication skills, confidence and building friendships with the other models. I build on my confidence as I am up posing infront of loads of other people, at first can be scary but becomes easier because everyone is very supportive. Also, I have build many friendships within the agency because of these group shoots getting us altogether and posing together. Another model who was on my shoot was Erin who is also a elite model here at the agency. Having Erin on my shoot helped me because she has been modelling for a long time and has a nice smooth flow when changing pose, and she gave me and other models encouragment on what we were doing. Also, having comments saying how I did well on this weekend shoot made me feel good because it’s nice to know that other people enjoyed watching what I was doing.

Me looking like a 1950’s rebellious teenager.

Me looking like a 1950’s rebellious teenager.

Trying a sassy look. Think I got it.

Trying a sassy look. Think I got it.

Attitude.

Attitude.

Confident rebel teenager.

Confident rebel teenager.

Nick Beckley
Nick Beckley

Managing Director / Owner of 12 to 18 Management Ltd

12 to 18 Blog

Wed 27 Feb 2019 - 8:48 PM

We're pleased to announce the launch of the all new 12 to 18 blog. This is going to be an area where 12 to 18 staff and models can show the world what they've been up to recently. Each week we will invite one of our models to write about something that's happened within the 12 to 18 family. This might be a recent workshop or shoot, or talk about an upcoming theme that we are planning on trying. We hope to bring you plenty of examples of what we get up to, along with exciting photos of the work in progress or the final images that were produced. The hope is through this blog you will get the chance to get to know our models and how they work. The blog is for anyone who wants to read it. We anticipate it will mostly be new and aspiring models who want to follow our exploits, existing models who are really involved in the whole 12 to 18 calendar, or maybe casting directors who are just interested in what we're up to. It only seems right that the first image to be posted in our new blog is of the gorgeous Liberty Sanders who has recently taken over as face of 12 to 18. Liberty will be writing many of these blogs in the future, once she's got her GCSEs out of the way. We look forward to sharing our exploits and thoughts with you in the future. Please check back as often as you can.

Face of 12 to 18 Management - Liberty Sanders

Face of 12 to 18 Management - Liberty Sanders