If you are going to send me a FR, please do me the courtesy of telling me why you want to be friends with me. I will deny any that do not.
Models, if a photographer approaches you and says they are a friend of mine and that I've recommended you shoot with them. PLEASE validate that information with me prior to accepting the shoot.
Paid work always takes priority over trade work.
Portfolio Jam 2013 Edition
http://www.portfolio-jam.com/Portfolio_ … o_Jam.html
I am taking four Female models from the Fresno Area with me to the 2013 Portfolio Jam. Please see my Casting Call below for additional details and to apply.
Spring Fever 4
Portfolio Jam - June 2-3, 2012
http://www.portfolio-jam.com/Portfolio_ … _2012.html
Spring Fever 3 Event - April 30-May1, 2012
My Spring Fever 3 images can be viewed here:
April Pinup Madness Event - April 10, 2011
My Pinup Madness image are here:
Spring Fever 2 - March 27
The "Portfolio-Jam" hosted images are here:
http://www.portfolio-jam.com/spring/Spr … vor_2.html
My Spring Fever 2 images are here:
Who am I?
I am a passionate photographer that loves to create images that capture the natural beauty of people. I shoot mostly for the shear enjoyment of shooting. I have posted images that are representative of what I do. It is certainly not all that I do as I do shot a lot of sports, bands, cheerleaders, flag, rifles, etc.
This portfolio exists as a way to demonstrate my range, high quality and the style inherent in my model work.
My "style" varies based upon what I see and what I feel like creating. In general, I'd have to say that is Glamor. I shoot a lot of beauty, fashion, swimwear, and lingerie. I do shoot implied, artistic and full figure nudes. That should not be interpreted as I shoot ALL models in a state of nudity or that I want to shoot you nude. I am very selective in who I do nude work with. Model limits are always respected. I shoot on location and in a studio. Whatever the occasion requires.
If some form of nudity offends you, please do not travel to my "nude" gallery. The other galleries are for you.
I own thousands of dollars worth of equipment and know how to use what I have. That doesn't mean that I don't want/need more gear.
I value feedback and welcome any comments - pictures, tags, private messages - whatever suits you. I will take the time to return whatever love or hate you leave me. I prefer that you tell me WHY you love or hate it.
I hope my work touches you enough to want to work together.
While some photographers are not comfortable shooting with teen models. I regularly work with them.
Where am I?
I live in Clovis, CA and shoot all over the central valley. I am not opposed to traveling to you. I travel around North America Weekly.
I am starting a travel model list so if you are in North America and are interested in shooting with me. PLEASE private message me so I can add you.
I am available for shoots in Clovis on most weekends.
I travel to San Diego - Orange County - Los Angeles once or twice a month and often to the bay area. I now travel all over the USA weekly. If you live in North America and would like to work with me while I am in your city, please reach out to me.
My known travel dates and schedule is:
I have travel plans to Canada, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin by July, 2013. If you will be there and are interested in working with me, please PM me.
I hope my work touches you enough to want to work together.
Who do you work with?
I work with almost anyone that values my work. That includes other photographers, models, hair, makeup people and of course private clients. Over the years, I have worked with and know a lot of area photographers and models. I will not list them as I would hate to forget one and it would be a very long list.
I have working agreements with several local MUA's and Hair people.
I am looking for local MUA's to collaborate with and to form a long standing arrangement to offer glamour style shoots to regular people. If this catches your attention - please contact me.
How do I work with you?
There are three ways that you can work with me. I've listed them below.
1.) Hire me:
My portfolio is further along than yours. You should be prepared to pay me for my professional services. As a paying client you deserve my full attention and priority. I will shoot what you want, how you want, where you want, when you want. I leave with cash and you leave with images.
2.) Work for me:
Your portfolio is further along than mine. I will pay you for your professional services. I expect your total commitment to my shoot. We'll shoot when, where, how and what I want. You leave the shoot with cash and I leave with images.
Our work is pretty even. We can explore a mutually beneficial trade - TF. We'll work together to ensure that everyone leaves the shoot with what they need. We both leave with great images.
I got my start by working with some talented models and photographers that mentored me. To repay them, I will accept a TF shoot, if it has some benefit to me. Please make sure you know what it is that you want to create, before asking me. Than send me all the details you can. If it is something I need, we'll shoot it. If it isn't something that I need, I'll reply with what I need and you'll accept it or you won't. Nudity is not a requirement for trade shoots.
And, I am a proud member of the list.
~ a list of veteran photographers dedicated to helping "new" models build their portfolios. Current international membership is 600+.
And the 2nd List
The 2nd List is a list of photographers that are willing to mentor fellow MM photographers. To that end, if you believe I can help you, please send me a detailed PM.
The group of gatekeepers through with new member pass
What are your current projects?
Like most artists, I have my own projects that I'm working on. Please contact me if you are interested in working with me on any of these.
1.) I am looking for Athletes and Body Builders. Specifically Gymnasts, Dancers, Cheerleaders, etc to shoot action composites.
2.) I am looking to shoot Bridal portraits. You must have your own dress and accessories.
3.) I am looking to shoot Maternity both fashion and artistic nudes. This is my current priority. If you are expecting or know someone that is expecting. We need to shoot.
4.) I am always looking to shoot swimwear. This is my favorite so I'll almost always accept a swimwear trade. I am leaning toward a sexier style. So be comfortable showing that side.
5.) I am looking to work with some extreme artistic lighting. I'm working with strong shadow manipulation. I'm not posting what I'm taking, but they are spectacular. Tasteful nudity is generally required, but I'll work with reasonable "limits". If you want to see sample of what I'm doing. PM me.
6.) I am looking to push my style. If you are interested in a style that you don't see on my portfolio, please do float the concept as it is very likely of interest and an ideal TFCD opportunity.
7.) I am looking for a MUSE to shoot whenever and whatever strikes me - in return I will extend the same courtesy. This requires an open minde and figure/nude work.
8.) I love color - I'm looking for models that seek lots of color and energy in their iamges.
9.) I am doing a series on "Hotel Room Nudes" - For clarity - I stay dressed. ;-)
10.) I am looking for models with an alternative look - piercing, ink, radical hairstyles - anything that is NOT mainstream.
How do I contact you?
I prefer detailed Private Messages. Please provide as much information as possible. I normally respond within 24-48 hours. I do get a lot of messages and sometimes things do happen. If I donât get back in a reasonable time, please assume that something has happened and contact me again.
What about the Casting Calls?
I do post a fairly large number of casting calls. If you see a call that is of interest (even if expired), please do Private Message me with as much information as you can. Generic statements like âinterestedâ wonât cut it. Consider your response as a professional application for a job. It should include as much relevant information as you can provide.
I look forward to working with you!
NOTE: If you've read this far, you deserve to know that my budding assistant, is seeking to venture out into the world of photography on her own. To repay the years of service, I will shoot on a TF basis ANYONE for 15 minutes of every hour that you TF with her. This is great for just starting out models. She is photographer number 726010.