A Year in County Jail and a $10,000 Fine? No, Thank You!

A Year in County Jail and a $10,000 Fine?  No, Thank You!

Great news!!! I have a Child Performer Services Permit and can officially photograph minors under the age of 18!

Very few people are aware that anyone working with any artist, model or performer who is under 18 years old in the state of California for a fee in must have a Child Performer Services Permit. This includes managers, acting coaches, publicists, and photographers. The penalty for not having this permit is punishable by a year in county jail and a $10,000 fine! The law, AB 1660, states that anyone who works with child actors in the state must be fingerprinted and pass an FBI background check. “AB 1660, prohibits registered sex offenders from “representing or providing specified services to artists or performers under 18 years of age.” Fingerprints and FBI background checks are required to ensure that registered sex offenders don’t skirt the law by working under assumed names.”

I got a little bit nervous after I went to the Sherriff’s office to get fingerprinted because the results came back and said I had to get fingerprinted again for the FBI. When I returned, the Sheriffs told me that many of the recent fingerprint results had been refused by the FBI so it wasn’t just me. On an interesting note the Department of Homeland Defense was perfectly fine with my first set!

As it turns out there’s several photographers on the “Approved List” for an LA Based Modeling Agency who do not have this permit! To make sure that your chosen photographer has this permit, you can search the database: Search Child Performer Services Permit

Published in La Belle Kidz Fashion Magazine!

Published in La Belle Kidz Fashion Magazine!

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I’m so excited to have my photo of adorable actress and model Journey Christine published in the Winter 2018 issue of La Belle Kidz & Teen Fashion Magazine.  I’m filled with gratitude to have my photography featured in such a stunning publication and so thankful to La Belle Kidz for the opportunity.

 

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Journey Christine is featured as a La Belle Fav Model and I’m so happy for her. I was lucky to meet five year old Journey Christine in September. After talking to her mom about my plan for the shoot I found the perfect dress from Biscotti and designed a Beyonce-inspired floral crown for Journey to wear. Not only is Journey absolutely adorable but she has the most charming personality. She flitted from tree to tree, like a precocious little pixie, in a gorgeous park in Pasadena, California and worked her magic for the camera. The results were stunning and I’m so thrilled for her continued success.

 

To learn more about Journey Christine, visit her on Instagram and see all of the incredible work she’s already done for Disney, Honda, Walmart, Kohl’s, Home Depot and other top companies.