I am not a "guy" with a camera... I am a Photographer!
I do offer photography for aspiring models and those that have the model "look" but don't have quality photographs to share. I can help build a model's first portfolio and give them the insight I have gained over the last 15 years. I normally work with models over 18. On occasion, I do work with teens.
Let me help you with your first portfolio! If you have any questions, please contact me directly
Model's Release - I do not require a model's release but may ask to be able to use some of your images for my portfolio. This in turn also gives you exposure to others.
Usage of Images - My general usage of the images for my is for display on my websites or on online modeling profiles such as FaceBook, Instagram or other online sites. The copies I give the model, are for the model to use as needed. Generally the model's self promotion.
Length of Sessions - The model can expect to pose for 2-3 hours. Depending on makeup changes or clothing changes this may be a little longer.
Location of Sessions - Most sessions are done on location. But it is possible to a studio style session in a home or other location.
Makeup - depending on the kinds of looks you want, bring makeup. Makeup will wear down during the session and we may want to try a couple of different looks... from casual to glamour... Whether you are young or older, wearing makeup for photography is different than regular every day makeup. If you are interested in having a Makeup Artist in attendance for your photo shoot that is no problem. MUA costs are covered by the model. I can make referrals.
Physical - Don't stay up late the nite before the session, if you are tired it will show! Get a good nite's sleep. If you are wanting to do a swimwear or a glamour session that may show skin, do not sun tan the nite before. Sun tanning can leave red bloches on your skin. Wear loose fitting clothing so there are no elastic marks showing.
Clothes - The model is responsible for clothing styles. We can always say no to a outfit, but we can't if you don't bring it. Bringing various tops is important for the head shots. If you are interested in swimwear images bring your own swimwear.
Timing - Typically a photo session will require 2-3 hours of your time in addition to traveling to the location... A headshot session is less, more like an hour and a half… So plan your day accordingly...
Companions - If you are under 18, your Mom or Dad MUST be with you for the whole session. If you are older, you are encouraged to have a friend come with you for the session. Many models do work with me one on one, and it is a very safe environment. But if we have never met, I highly encourage you not to come alone. Safety is always important to me and so is your comfort level.
Images - All my work is done digitally. Usually you will receive your images via email or web links within a week of the session. Generally you can expect 25 or so images. If we connect, you may get more. If you need something different we can discuss it at the actual photo session.
Costs... Model session prices do not include prints. The images you receive will be sized for sharing on social media sites as well as hi-rez images for printing. Model sessions cost $250 because there is much more involved than the normal portrait session.
I do accept credit card payments! For deposits or full payments. Credit Card payments are handled through PayPal Business Services.