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MODEL BONANZA

The original Fashion Industry Portfolio Building Events!

What are Model Bonanza events?

Facilitated, location, group photo shoots with models moving from station to station in some of the most sought after locations in Melbourne. We organise everything for you - sourcing of reliable and appropriate talent, venue hire,  make up and hair, styling, photographers, coordination of the day, staff to help you, and full catering - so all you have to focus on is your own creativity and getting outstanding results!

Events are repeatable, come back as often as you like to update your portfolio, reflect changes to your look or style, or express your creative vision!

Events include:

5-8 MODELS

5-8 PHOTOGRAPHERS

5-8 MAKE UP / HAIR ARTISTS

4 FEATURED DESIGNERS / STYLISTS

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP & MENTORING

MODEL DIRECTION AND MAKE UP ARTIST MENTORING

PLANNED AND SCHEDULED SHOOT THEMES SUCH AS TRIBAL, COUTURE, FASHION

POST EVENT NETWORKING FOR FURTHER WORK OPPORTUNITIES

                                                                                 

  

What’s the objective of Bonanza events?

For professionals and enthusiasts of the fashion industry to network and collaborate in an inspiring and buzzing environment, create strong portfolio shots in stunning locations, learn by observing those more experienced, and build lasting relationships leading to increased industry opportunities. Bonanza events bring creative people together, for.the best networking opportunity in fashion and photography - exposure to 35 industry people in one day!  

   

  

What do you get?    

A provided coordinated schedule of models moving from station to station

• Multiple photographers with different styles, and locations with different set ups

• Make up and hair artists creating different looks throughout the day

• Designer garments, jewellery and props supplied (most events)

• Training in posing and industry practice from a professional model  

• Photography workshop and one on one mentoring from an acitve industry photographer   

• Make up support from an established make up artist with her own cosmetics company

• Your name posted here on our site and inclusion in our private Facebook group

• Current Working with Children and Police Clearance, and experience with underage models

 

 

Event team and sponsors:

Bonanza events are run by a team selected for their industry experience, professionalism, and allignment with Model Success' vision of bringing people together in safe and results oriented events. Events feature well known fashion photographers, professionally trained make up artists, stylists, and designers, and Model Success founder and long time model Joanna Sherwell. Read more about our team here.

 Sponsor of Bonanza events Sun Studios, is known and respected for it's contribution to the fashion and creative industries. As part of our alliance with Sun they offer Bonanza attendees 50% off their elite level studio and equipment hire … a MASSIVE saving for professional facilities. Download the VIP Model Bonanza voucher here and contact: Andrew Miller 9427 7440  to inquire.  

Iridis Cosmetics provides professional advice and mentoring to MUA's at Bonanza events, for tips and advice on creating their model's look. Iridis also teaches women to apply makeup to suit their personality and lifestyle through hands on, practical makeup lessons. Check out their page here or on Model Mayhem

   Windmill Gardens is one of our cherished Bonanza shoot locations. Set in 11 acres of elegant landscaped gardens, the two-storey windmill with rustic scenery and mill water wheel, sits next to a lake and waterways. Smell the roses and listen to the waterfalls while you enjoy the country air creating beautiful images!

  Halsey Rd Recyclers is a specialist antique warehouse in Airport West. The wonderful team at Halsey enthusiastically sponsor Model Bonanza events by providing their warehouse and amazing array of collectors items for use in our events. Check out Halsey's page here.

  

Pricing

You event registration includes professionally edited high resolution images available to you digitally, venue hire and insurance costs covered, full healthy catering, and mentoring from industry professionals to ensure you get the most out of the day. Prices start from $20-175 depending on which genre you're attending as - photog, model, mua etc.

Assistants and parents are welcome however as we pay venue hire and catering per head we are required to charge a small fee for them to attend so our costs are covered. Click here for full pricing info.

  

How to register for an event:

Before you register you may want to read the note to the right about why we charge for these events, or Freqeuntly Asked Questions to find out how the events run and what's expected of you on the day. You can also view action shots and final images produced at the events, our refund policy is below, and we offer a 10% off special also below.

  

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

  

 

Upcoming Events:

  

   THEME            

  LOCATION   

AVAILABLE PLACES

15th Oct

Morning shoot:

Lingerie or swimwear

  

Afternoon shoot:

Tribal

Sandringham Beach

  

Booked out

  12th Nov

Morning shoot:

Colours- bright poppy make up and styling

  

Afternoon shoot:

Dolls- models made to look like porcelain or other dolls

Studio Location, Nth Melb

  

Booked out

TBA

Morning shoot:

The 7 Deadly Sins

  

Afternoon shoot:

Sci Fi / Supernatural invlcuding some body art  

Studio Location, Nth Melb

Open Spots:

Model 8

Photog 8

Mua 8

Hair 4

Designer / Stylist 4

TBA

Morning shoot

1940's & 1950's periods

  

  

  

Afternoon shoot:

Tradies

Antique and trade Warehouse

Open Spots:

Model 8

Photog 8

Mua 8

Hair 4

Designer / Stylist 4

TBA

Morning shoot:

Millinery, Products & Accessories

  

Afternoon shoot:  

Millinery, Products & Accessories

Windmill Gardens, Plumpton

Open Spots:

Model 8

Photog 8

Mua 8

Hair 4

Designer / Stylist 4

   

WANT 10% OFF YOUR BOOKING?      

1. Book events to a value of $200 or more, calculate 10% off the total, and send us the remainder via bank transfer.

2. Process your registration form with the dates you've paid for and we'll send you a receipt with your confirmation email, done!   Click here for bank details. 

3. You're now one of our regular Bonanza'ers! :)

  

 

  

 

Having problems with registration or an inquiry about Model Bonanza events?

View FAQ's to see if we have answered your question, and if you still have concerns

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Refund Policy:   Refunds will only be made in the following circumstances:

  • Due to the fact that Bonanza events require an exact number of attendees to run our complex event schedule, we are not able to give refunds for changing your mind or availability WITHIN 7 DAYS OF YOUR BOOKED EVENT. However if you are able to find someone to take your place and they confirm and pay within 2 days of you cancelling, we'll refund your booking in full. Just email to let us know you'll be offering your place to someone else and you'll have them contact us.   
  • If a booking is made and our site doesn't list the event as booked out (above). you may either roll over your booking to a future event or receive a refund on request.
  • If the event is cancelled for any reason you may either roll over your booking to a future event or receive a refund on request..
  • If you need to cancel an event that's some time away and you've paid for as part of our multi event discount, the original total of the other events in your multi booking will be taken out first and we'll refund the remainder or roll it over to a new date, whichever you prefer.  

 

MODEL SUCCESS

               ABN 64 576 836 995

web design by Magicdust

 

View FINAL IMAGES

from the events

 

View ACTION SHOTS

 from the events

'Fantastic event. Very well organized, great location, good range of models, MUAs and photographers - smoothly and professionally run. Well done Model Success!'

Jon Lee, photographer

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

'For a newbie to the modelling world, what a great first experience the model bonanza was! I feel extremely privileged to have been involved with the very talented Joanna Sherwell and her diverse team. It was an extremely unique and worthwhile event to boost my career in the industry.'

Kaitlin, model

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

'Congrats to Joanna and her team for putting together a great group of models, makes-up artists, hair stylists and photogs all committed to one thing - getting the image! Apart from folio building, this is a fantastic networking opportunity - I've met models and other photographers that I'll definitely be working with in the future. A great day!'

Daniel Fisher, photographer

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Your events are perfect, I feel like im able to come out of my shell when im there. i love them. keep up what ur doing cuz it perfect and working. you are helping me.

Tara Moyle, model

  

  

  

  

Why do I have to pay?  Why isn't it free like a normal TFP shoot?

  

Our events are professionally planned and cost us money to run. We source stunning shoot venues and pay substantial venue hire to give you the opportunity to shoot in locations you wouldn't normally get access to, staff fees as we pay industry photographers, models and make up artists to provide exclusive mentoring for you on the day,  and are fully catered so all you have to focus on the for the day is your creative work!

  

So although these events are TF in the sharing of images, they are a cut above a quickly organised TF shoot where your results and the people you work with are a risk to say the least.   

  

When you register for a Bonanza event you're paying for a quality, results driven, fashion industry event and we guarantee you won't be disappointed! 

  

 

Image taken at Bonanza event of well known and loved Melb model Lisa-Maree O'hara by Daniel Fisher

Make up by Lauren Busacca