Agency requests the aspiring models to pay $700 for prints. The price is 10 times higher than normally in the industry and it is required to pay them upfront.
This agency is running a classic scam called a photo mill, where the agency splits the fees with the photographers, stylists, printers, etc. The agency makes its profit from selling services to the models, not from commissions from their work.
In fact, the agency should not be selling photographic promotional materials to the models because it is a CONFLICT OF INTEREST.
Consumer protection for Ontario, Canada, states:
A portfolio consisting of a variety of photographs of the model in different clothing and styles is required. A photo shoot costs $400-$500 on average (including wardrobe, makeup and hair styling). A reputable agency will pay these costs. If the modelling agency wants you to pay, walk away.
Here is the link to know if the agency is a fraud:
They have tricked me and my daughter into signing the contract. It didn't take me long to discover that they are a scam. I am in the process of fighting for my money back. If you have signed with them, beware. Ask for a refund before its too late.