MODEL DAY/LIGHTING TUITION WITH MATT THOMPSON! SATURDAY 14TH JUNE!
*You can follow 'Helen's Story' on Twitter (@Helens_Story) and Facebook - A very personal photographic project with Matt Thompson, documenting my life with epilepsy.*
I'm a Southampton-based model, who is very often in London and elsewhere!
I have years of experience and I'm friendly, fun but also industrious. I love my job, I am passionate about it even! And I will strive to do my very best for each picture you take, so you can attain the results you desire! I'm confident working with photographers with all levels of experience (so please don't be shy if you're a newbie!). I am competent creating my own poses but also happy to take direction (or a bit of both!).
As you can see from my work I have an exceptionally versatile look and I am confident modelling many different genres, such as; Fashion, Beauty, Portraiture, Art Nude, Lingerie, Fetish and Glamour...etc...etc... I have a slim and well toned physique. I am strong, flexible and physically fit. I can also pole dance to an intermediate level. I have auburn hair which is naturally wavy and well conditioned. I have very pale skin and a clear complexion. I look very young for my age (18-20 years). I can apply conventional make up to a high standard. My hair has a natural wave to it, but I can style my hair straight, massively curly and a whole myriad of up-dos!
I have a varied wardrobe - and if I do not have what you need - then I'll try to acquire it! I have my ears pierced and I wear a nose ring (all of which can easily be removed without leaving marks). I do not have any tattoos. Allow me to be your blank canvas!
Myself and Glamour:
I do enjoy a good glamour/boudoir/lingerie shoot (or whatever you wish to call it!) but only if it has a certain level of sophistication attached to it. I will not do 'tacky' unimaginative glamour or anything which I personally feel degrading to myself. I consider myself an artist and an intelligent woman and I will not be belittled by a glamour shoot involving myself blowing kisses towards the camera, squeezing my breasts together in an uninspired flat, high-key lighting set up. If you are unsure of my limits, then please do not hesitate to contact me.
Myself and Fetish:
I will do fetish and I have experience working with both rope and metal bondage (www.restrainedelegance.com
). I have nice feet too
However, I will only consider fetish/bondage if it's tasteful. If you do intend to do bondage, I will only work with you if you have lot's of experience in this field and are mindful towards the comfort and safety of the model (so an organised way of working and safety scissors to hand - just in case! - is a must). I also charge slightly more for fetish work. Since this is genre covers such a wide range of subjects, I may not be comfortable with your proposals/experience, so please don't be offended if I decline. I know I look young, but no school girl stuff please! I have modelled in latex only a few times - so I'd love to do more!
Drop me a line!:
When contacting me regarding a shoot, please try to include as much information as you can - this makes the whole process all lovely and efficient
If at all possible, please include such details as the style of the shoot (if you are able to link me to a shoot plan, then that'll just be fabulous!), whether an MUA will be present, the length of the shoot, the location and your availability. The more information I know prior to a shoot i.e styling/outfits/mood, then the more productive it'll be
My rates are very reasonable and are reflective of my experience, skill, commitment and creativity.
Per Hour: £40 (min 2 hours)
3 Hours: £100
6 Hours: £200
+ Transport Costs (I have a rail card too, so I travel cheap!)
I will not adjust my rate for nude since I work just as hard during a shoot whether clothed or unclothed. I also believe the human body is beautiful thing and I wouldn't wish to conjure up any negative connotations if I were to increase my rates when posing nude - it just feels wrong!
I may consider TF with exceptional photographers. But since this is my only income and I've recently had to reduce my work-load, then these will be very few and far between. So please don't be offended if I decline. When approaching me for a possible TF shoot, then please make this clear in your initial message - please don't presume!
I'm very happy to travel! I come equip with a railcard, a free bus pass and a valid passport. Please note that I am unable to drive.
It would be lovely to hear from you!
Helen Stephens x
PLEASE NOTE: I do not do open leg or adult/explicit work.
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Some of my references:
"I had a wonderful shoot with Helen today. She ticks all the boxes.. beautiful, professional, talented, fun, engaging ..and a really nice person. Helen has the ability to switch looks and genres and deliver every time. 6 hours shot by in an instant and we ended up with loads of great images. Very highly recommended." Harvey Gordon
"Helen saved my Saturday at short notice and exceeded my already high expectations. Extremely motivated and highly professional in every way she arrived bang on time with a vast selection of outfits and ideas. She is a total chameleon, her range of looks is remarkable - she can look like a geek one minute, Kylie the next, and a rather convincing dominatrix the next! Whatever you are looking for I am sure Helen can carry it off for you. Great fun to work with and effortlessly produces fabulous images I loved working with her and would do so again in a heartbeat." John VonGeezer
"Helen is stunningly gorgeous, has an amazing personality, a great sense of humour and is incredibly talented! In short, Helen is by far my favourite model. She is a true gem and I feel very honoured to have worked with her not once, but twice now!" Kris Karl
"It's all been said about Helen before, but I'll say it again anyway... She's highly experienced, creative, versatile, hard-working, has an imaginative wardrobe, is very organised and reliable and is one of the loveliest and most unpretentious people you could ever wish to meet. She is a sheer delight to work with in every respect. Highest possible recommendation" Orson Carter
"I had my third shoot with Helen recently at a group shoot in a Hotel. She is just so much fun to work with, gets where I’m trying to go with an image and throws herself into the concept, sometimes literally. We managed to fit in a range of soft and girly, the slightly sensual and the completely bonkers in our allotted slot.
Highly recommended, super versatile model, daft as a brush but completely professional too." Zaki
"I booked Helen for a two-day shoot. Not something to be taken lightly! She was great company and a great model - extraordinarily versatile, beautiful and pure in one set and a slightly evil goblin in the next ;-) (her words - the evil goblin bit). A model you can safely say "that's great, you look like an alien in this one" and be met with glee! I got such a good range of shots and really enjoyed myself getting them.
If you want a chameleonic model who's in it for the art then look no further." Macman
"Only a mentalist wouldn't work with Helen, given her images and feedback. Are you a mentalist? No? Well prove it then and book Helen before people work you out for what you truly are (a mentalist)." Matt Thompson
For more references - I am also on Purple Port, Net Model (as Helen_Stephens) and Purestorm (as slinky86). Happy to provide weblinks to the photographers quoted.