Laura - returned to modelling
I have recently returned to modelling after a long break of over 5 years!
I first got a taste for it in 2010 when I paid to have a photoshoot. That same year I entered a calendar girls competition and got a real buzz from that.
I then got married and a had a child. A few years later after separating from my husband and meeting a new partner, I decided to give it a go again.
I was lucky to work with a variety of photographers and really found a flair for it, although my confidence was lacking.
I had a break of over 5 years. In that time I had another child and remarried. Recently, nervous being in my 30s, I got the urge to get in front of the camera again. I have been working out at home since the days of PE with Joe Wicks and feeling a lot more confident in myself.
Modelling gives me a chance to try new things, meet new people and just generally get a bit out of my comfort zone.
The advice I would give anyone looking to start modelling is to just go for it!
Networking is great and really helpful. Be open to ideas as well as having your own. Always stay safe on shoots, get references for anyone you're planning to work with. And above all have fun!