Evolving and changing is not only part of life, it is an essential element in the journey of our days. Those who do not grow and adjust are doomed to a stagnant and unimpressive existence. For more than four years, I have had the pleasure of being colleague and friend of Bre Anne and have had the distinct joy of watching her pass through her own evolution in her modeling and in her personal life. It has been a fascinating and rewarding opportunity to see a talented, intelligent and delightful young woman walk her road with as much charm, grace and energy as I’ve ever seen. Few people bring the kind of bright intensity and happiness to each and every day as Bre does and it is just one of the reasons she is so very special. She also has made transition after transition in her modeling and has made those necessary changes exquisitely. GlamModelz Magazine interviews Glam Model Bre Anne of Boston, MA and gets a chance to look inside the heart and mind of one of the most interesting and wonderful models out there.
GlamModelz Magazine: How did you get your start in the modeling business? What prompted you to get involved is this industry? Bre: Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to break into the modeling industry. I remember always telling my parents I was going to be a Victoria’s Secret Angel. I’ll never forget the day in college when I saw an ad posted on Facebook for a photographer looking for models to be the next face for her website. I was quite nervous about actually taking the next step, but after five minutes on the set and I was hooked. I loved every moment and was told I was a natural. From that point on, I’ve made modeling a constant in my life.
GlamModelz Magazine: What are your goals personally and how do they connect with your modeling career? Bre: I am a fitness junkie. Working full time as a personal trainer, I want to build my own brand and teach others how they can be healthy, fit, and create the physique they have always wanted. Modeling is an extension of that love of fitness. Both go hand in hand in a wonderful fashion. I would like to continue to build upon my modeling portfolio and find myself on the cover of a prestigious fitness magazine. My current achievements through Rick Trottier’s studio far exceed what I ever dreamed for myself, and I know from this point, I can only continue to reach for the stars.
GlamModelz Magazine: Have you had the support of family, friends and significant other in regards to your decisions for your modeling career to date? Bre: I’ve always had all the support I could possibly want from my family and friends. My parents always knew modeling was going to be a part of my life, and respected all the decisions I made in terms of my career. My fiancé is always supportive, even using my pictures as the background on his phone. As long as I remain happy, they all have my back and that is what has allowed me to have a VERY positive experience so far.
GlamModelz Magazine: Facial expressions and body posing are a big part of a photo session. How and where did you learn these essential skills? Bre: I would have to agree that facial expressions and body posing are essential to any successful shoot! When I first started, it felt natural to me to connect with the camera. I had always practiced in the mirror to see what looks worked for me, and what didn’t. Still to this day I find myself practicing my posing whenever there is a spare moment and I have a full length mirror around! I have learned a great deal over the years from watching other models, or taking direction from respected photographers.
GlamModelz Magazine: When working on concepts for upcoming shoots, how much thought or effort do you put into it? Where does your inspiration come from? Bre: You can find me looking through stores in the mall for inspiration even when I don’t have a shoot scheduled. Sometimes it takes seeing an ensemble or a picture to find the inspiration you need. I put a great deal of effort into mixing and matching outfits, and sometimes it is the strangest combinations that make for the best shot. I’ve found that modeling is all about keeping an open mind and looking for inspiration everywhere you go.
GlamModelz Magazine: Tell us your thoughts on the whole escort issue and whether they are important or not? Bre: I believe this is one of the most important aspects of any girl’s modeling career. With social media being what it is today, it is incredibly easy to call yourself a professional photographer, and lure eager models into doing business with you. As a model, it is important that you always make safety a priority. If a photographer does not allow you to bring along an escort, they are not professional enough to work with. You should never risk your reputation, or even your life.
GlamModelz Magazine: I have noticed you spend a great deal of time maintaining your portfolio on Model Mayhem. Do you feel this is an important factor to your success as a model? Bre: I never realized how important it was until a trusted friend started to help me with it. Keeping yourself active on MM allows others to see your activity, therefore increasing your exposure. If you want people to see your portfolio, you have to put it out there!
GlamModelz Magazine: Do you feel that flexibility and diversity are important to a model’s portfolio? Why? Bre: There are plenty of gorgeous models out there and it is so important to find your true niche. You then have to separate yourself from the crowd by making your look appealing in many ways and still mining what makes you unique. Showing photographers that you are able to excel in different areas will help you gain more opportunity and employment.
GlamModelz Magazine: What would you like to see change in the industry from a model’s standpoint? Bre: I think there are too many photographers active in the industry just seeking time with beautiful girls. Most models, like myself, want more than just a pretty shot. It is important that the time you spend working on a shoot gains exposure, either in magazines or active social media. The photographer/ model relationship should be a strong bond—where both parties are striving for the same end goal.
GlamModelz Magazine: If you had one thing to tell a model just entering the industry what would that be? Bre: Never underestimate yourself or your worth. Seek valuable relationships and work this job like any other. If you put in the time, energy, effort and serious approach, you will reap the rewards.