I have been shooting professional photography/video for several years. I have learned to love the instantaneous nature of a still camera in the creative experience.
I will not shoot anything above something that could hang in the National Gallery of Art. While I respect others styles it's not my thing.
I would like to thank all of the models that I have and will work with past, present and future. It's all about the creativity and you have been astonishing.
If I ever miss a credit on a shot, please speak up! If you worked for it, you deserve credit! (this means you MUA/hair
I am always exploring; I love color, expression and something that captures the viewers eye.
Now for the boring / standard stuff:
A little about me, I am always very respectful of models (and expect everyone present to be equally respectful of the models!). Life is too short to be rude and drama takes too much energy. Also I won't put anything on the internet until the model agrees. I don't mind if you come to my studio with an escort. My only request is that it's not a boyfriend. Models tend not to relax when thier boyfriend is present (always worrying if they are impressing him). At the shoot, it's all about everyone relaxing, having a good time and getting the perfect shot! Please respect me enough to tell me if your bringing an escort. After the shoot, it will take me a little time to work the art into the shots. I love doing it but it is time consuming. Since I mentioned shots I should mention that I believe in quality not quantity. We will take a lot of shots but the shots will be down selected to a few that I work on. Once again, I will ask for your permission before the shots go online. I am sorry if it sounds restrictive but a couple of great images will always WIN over 200 so-so shots.
ohh... forgot to mention. I do require a signed model release at the shoot so please bring a U.S. ID.
1. Please practice your facial expressions in the mirror. If you can't show yourself various emotions how can you embrace an emotion when a photographer asks for it?
2. Small movements can make a big difference. You may create the perfect shot with a small change in shadow or lines so don't be afraid to move unless the photographer asks you to hold a position.
3. Act professionally, if you want to be taken seriously then show up on time and communicate often.
Now with that out of the way. I am a nice guy and a respectful person
So let's create!