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About Modeling at AD Events

Welcome to After Dark Education. After Dark Events provide an environment that thrives on constant communication and hands on engagement between mentors, attendees and our talent to conceptualize, create, and capture stunning imagery while exchanging techniques and ideas. After Dark 2013 will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, April 21-24, 2013. It’s our goal to bring out the city’s charm and showcase their talented people.

Our events showcase mentors who specialize in everything from Maternity/New Born images to Children & Families, High School Seniors, Weddings & Events, and Fashion. Sessions take place on Location as well and in Studio Bays. Topics include everything from fundamental lighting and posing to super creative collaborative editorial/themed sessions. We look for people with a great personality, a little spunk, and winning attitude! If you’re interested please fill out our Model Application .

Talent Expectations:

  • Complete the Model Application
  • Wardrobe (please bring at least 15 outfit options ranging from simple and clean to unique costumes/high fashion)
  • Accessories (shoes, jewelry, hats, sunglasses, scarves, special talent props, etc.)
    Make-Up (for touch ups and if the make-up artist are full)
  • Arrive 2 hours prior to first session (start hair and make-up if needed and meet with mentor/photographer)
  • Hair and Make-up Artist will be available on a first come first serve basis. (it is up to you to arrive with ample time to get your hair and make up done and be dressed and ready to go 10 min prior to your scheduled session)
  • Collaborate with mentors to create imagery (bring your high energy self and have a great experience; your ideas matter)


  • Three weeks prior to the event we’ll confirm your scheduled sessions/availability and any special wardrobe needs/session details.
  • Three days prior to your session, we’ll reconfirm your session and any special needs.

It is After Dark’s goal to rotate you through different mentors teaching different topics to help you get a variety of images. You’ll be scheduled throughout the afternoon and evening sessions dependant upon availability. {please note: typical hours run from 1p til 2a}

Special Talent Situations:

  • Maternity & New Born and Children and Family sessions will be scheduled for specific date and times in advanced.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your session to get settled and coordinate with the Mentor.
  • You’ll be informed on wardrobe prior to your session.

Talent Compensation:

  • In exchange for your time and energy, you’ll have access to our Model Gallery where you’ll be able to download high resolution images from your session(s) to use as you wish. These are unmarked copyright free images for you.
  • Both mentors and participating photographers will upload images for you within 2 weeks of the end of our event.
  • There is an unspecified number of images that will be uploaded. We will do our best to schedule you in as many sessions in accordance to your availability.

Questions are gladly welcomed. Each event is a little different and we will inform you of any special circumstances or opportunities. Thank you for your time, we look forward to working with you.