What's up Mayhem! My name is Reg and I've been a Bay Area photographer for the last 5 years. I'm here for one reason and one reason only, to collaborate with enthusiastic models, MUA, and wardrobe artists who share the same passion for creating amazing images as I do. I'm a very chill and easy to get along with. I am 100% professional but at the same time I feel that photoshoots should be fun and enjoyable for everyone involved.
Important things you need to know when considering working with me:
How I Shoot
I like to meet models prior to shooting. A simple meet-up at a Starbucks or where ever gives both of us a chance to meet, get a feel for each other, and further discuss the shoot.
I’m located in the center of the Bay Area (Richmond) and am willing to travel throughout the Bay Area. I’m willing to travel outside the immediate Bay Area if the project is worth it. I am also willing to pickup models and their escorts as well as MUA and anyone else involved as long as I don’t have to go too far out of my way to do so.
Where I Shoot
99% of my shoots are on location. The location of a shoot can be anywhere in the Bay Area depending on the models transportation situation. Location depends entirely on the theme of the shoot. I do my best to choose locations that won't be a hassle for anyone involved to get to. Hope you like the prospect of maybe sneaking into places that are supposed to be off limits
Who You Can Bring
I have absolutely no problem with models bringing an escort AS LONG AS that escort doesn’t interfere with the shoot and doesn't make things awkward for anyone involved in the shoot including myself. I have experienced many occasions where a model didn't perform to her maximum ability due to the presence of his/her escort. I've also experienced cases where I couldn't perform at my best because I could feel the models boyfriend staring at me the entire time. So I ask... Bring your mom, sister, best friend, cousin, whoever, just please not your significant other.
Feel free to contact any of the models I've worked with. Ask them what kind of person I am, then decide if you need to bring someone or not.
I have an MUA if one is needed. If you prefer to do your own makeup or use your own MUA that’s fine as well as long as the look we are going for is achieved. When it comes to wardrobe I am more than willing to head out to some thrift stores and chip in to help put together some great outfits. You of course would get to keep these outfits after the shoot. I don’t currently provide hair stylists.
What I DON’T Do
I do NOT give out unprocessed images. My work is photographed AND processed by me. Please don't ask for the RAW images after the shoot so you can "do your own editing". If you choose to work with me it is because you like MY style and a photo is no longer my style once its been edited by someone else. If you are one of those models who claim to want to see all photos so they can learn from their mistakes then I will gladly send you low resolution watermarked images. And by low resolution I mean about 400 pixel on the long end. The reason I send them so small is because they are for viewing purposes only and are not to be used for display on any website or in any portfolio.
You can expect 4-6 full processed final images. I deliver photos in the form of a zip/rar file which you will download directly from my website. In that zip file contains full size unmarked images (for physical portfolio prints) as well as web sized copies (which have my small and discrete watermark). I have no problems with models uploading my work to sites other than Model Mayhem but I do ask that you use the web sized watermarked copies when uploading to any site. Under no circumstances are my photos to be edited in any way by anyone before uploading. That includes removing or cropping out the watermark. You get credit for being in the picture so please respect my right to get credit for taking it.
I USUALLY deliver photos within 72 hours after a shoot. To date it has never taken me more than 4 days to deliver. Ask any of the models in my credits how long it took for them to get their shots. You won't be experiencing any shoot and run here.
Ok now that that's all the way.. If you want to shoot with someone who's going to be professional and chill at the same time send me a message and let's make some magic!!