I am a hobbyist photographer from the WNY area and have been doing this for a little over 3 years now. I have done everything from landscape and wildlife in New Zealand to beauty and glamour here in Buffalo.
I really didn't want to have to say this on here, but given the increasing amount of requests I have found it necessary. If you are male and we have never shot together or met before, I'm not interested in shooting nudes of you. 99% of the time, I don't honestly feel that adding that style of image of you will add anything to my port. And if you're part of the 1% that will benefit my portfolio with that style, I'll be sure to let you know. So if you are looking to take your underwear off in front of young female photographer, please look elsewhere...Thank you.
The benefits of working with me:
I modeled for many years - I know what it's like to be in front of the camera, and behind it. Posing is not easy, it's a workout and it can be difficult if you don't feel comfortable or know what a photographer wants from you. That being said, I work with my models and I want to help you learn. Every shoot should be a learning experience for both of us so the images keep getting better and better
I am female - I'm not interested in getting you to take your clothes off. This isn't to say that I won't shoot it if you want to, there is a ton of beautiful nude work out there and I am completely comfortable with it. But I won't ask you to, or ever make you feel uncomfortable/unsafe at a shoot. You are always welcome to bring an escort with you, but chances are you could probably kick my butt on your own.
I have quite the wardrobe - One of the other benefits of being a female photographer, if you don't have quite the right outfit, I probably do. As well as all the accessories and great things to go with it.
I research the hell out of my shoots - Granted you can get great images just about everywhere, but I like to be prepared. I'm very detail oriented, and since I do most of my work outdoors I am always scouting out new locations. I would never schedule a shoot without an idea in mind. Impromptu creativity is great, but I'm going to make sure you get that great image you came for first.
I am accepting limited TF* projects at the present time while I work on expanding my portfolio.