I have owned a modeling agency in the past (Harris Models) and have been involved in taking thousands of photographs of beautiful women. I have had the good fortune to discover a number of women who have been awarded and well compensated in the media and modeling world for their beauty and talent.
My goal related to this MM profile is to create images of beautiful women with unforgettable faces which are equal to ones found in Vanity Fair or Vogue. On my website www.harrisimagemakers.com you will find photographs of dresses and gowns inspired by Vanity Fair, Lanz and others created for Harris Image Makers by Alis Fashion Design. The purple gown worn by women in my portfolio and website was inspired by the gown in the Great Gatsby movie which was created by Nina Ricci. (these photographs will be found on the Fashion Gallery page on my website)
My goal has always been to capture beauty in its natural form and avoid doing significant editing of images which can misrepresent the model. Unfortunately many photographers do significant editing of photographs and when the model shows up for a photo session it is not a pleasant surprise. If a model desires to have a MUA or hairstylist involved she will be responsible for choosing one and paying for that service. However, only the model, the photographer and the photographer's assistant will be involved with any photos taken. I have found that interference by MUAs or hairstylists during the shoot can inhibit the flow and damage the outcome of a session. Whenever the weather allows I like to do outdoor shoots and take advantage of natural light since I consider that light source to be the most complimentary. My hope is that Model Mayhem will be a great place to discover and photograph rare and special women who deserve to be recognized, rewarded and admired for their beauty, grace and charm.
Every year I choose one model I have photographed for our website as the annual winner and that model will be featured for the following year. If you are interested in a photo session please let me know. I pay $50/hour for these sessions. If the model desires a professional level portfolio with photos from our session one will be provided free of charge. (at least a $500 value). Digital images from the session will be provided within a week.
Since I may rent equipment, buy outfits, or leave time open for a session I expect the model to keep her appointment. If a model cancels a session without a credible reason or does not give me at least a 24 hour notice I will not have any future photo sessions with that model.
I look forward to the opportunity to be your photographer.