I am a professional photographer from the WNY area and have been doing this for over 7 years now. I have done everything from landscape and wildlife in New Zealand to beauty and glamour here in Buffalo.
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.