In the Studio with Alex from Xist

Xist Model and Talent’s, Maria DeSantis scouts children from around the country to sign and sit for our children’s portrait sessions. Operating in print, web and on-screen, Xist’s talented children appear in current ad campaigns and blockbuster movies. Visit for more!

Through the Lens: Krista Willis

Krista contacted me looking for an intimate photography session that was very minimal and simple; seeking photos that captured her in a more natural state with little makeup and regular clothing. Using a lot of natural light and reflectors I wanted to capture her in moments of stillness and ‘real-ness’ …

Matthew for XIST

Matthew is lensed by Christopher String for XIST Model and Talent.  Specializing in children’s fashion, acting and modeling.  Work includes speaking and non-speaking roles as well as web and print.


Kendall was a real pleasure to work with as are all of the children that we take on at Xist.  Quiet, well-mannered and enthusiastic to interact with the camera made this shoot a lot of fun and easy to get great images.  Our children’s photography strives to match fashion, editorial …