J. RitzmanNorthwest Model Scout is run by James Ritzman - Fashion Photographer and Owner of Northwest Fashion Media.

James was a model for Paul Mitchell, Redken, Matrix, American Crew, and many others for 13 years. He also taught modeling classes for a school in downtown Seattle.

Check out some of his fashion photography and fashion videos.

Upcoming scouting events:

We don't have any upcoming scouting events scheduled. Instead, you can audition via email by sending us your name, stats (height, weight, sizes, measurements), and pictures.

Past Scouting Events:

Everett / Marysville / Lake Stevens

Best Western Cascadia Inn
2800 Pacific Avenue, Everett (map)

Free and open to guys & girls. Sign-in at the door, or pre-register via email or our contact form to put your name at the top of the list now.

Private Session available from 12:00-1:00 limited to 6 people! Email or contact us to sign up or for more info.


What to bring and wear:
  • If you have good pictures of yourself, feel free to bring them but it is not necessary.
  • Girls:
    • Wear your hair back, light makeup, a form-fitting top, and a black skirt or leggings/stretch pants if you don't have a nice skirt (the point is to see what YOU look like, not what your fashion sense is).
    • If you are 5'7" or taller, wear heels and expect to show how well you walk in them.
  • Guys:
    • Be clean shaven, wear a button-down shirt with a collar, slacks, and dress shoes or nice loafers (no tennis shoes/sneakers/vans/work boots).
    • If you are 6'0" - 6'3", expect to show how well you walk runway-style.
James is an independent scout who can refer you to the agency or school we think would be the best match for your look and experience.

We also provide photography services as well as training/practice sessions for potential models.

Since we don't work directly for any agency, we give you our honest opinion of what the best next steps are for you.

Note: NW Model Scout is NOT an agency - just a scouting service.

Scouting events are free and open to the public, but if you pre-register then we'll put your name in line before people who sign-in at the door.

Sometimes we hold a private session before the doors open, limited to a small number of people, where our scout will answer your questions directly.

To enquire about these sessions, email us (or use our contact form) your name and which event you're thinking of attending.