I'M BAAAACK!!! CREATING A NEW LIST OF THE SHOOTS I'D LIKE TO DO IN JUNE!! LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED BY SHOOTING ME AN EMAIL WITH THE PICTURE LINK ENCLOSED. THANKS! :0)
There is true beauty in imperfection. Every line on my face tells a story of who I am and where I have come from. A story of unnumerable moments of complete bliss and laughter and an endless triumph over struggle. A lifetime of silly faces whole-hearted smiles, and tears of both pain and happiness. I love with my whole heart, rejoice with every breath in my body, and live every moment as if it were my last. When I am gone, these pictures will tell a story of who I was. A legacy, that even if ordinary to some, is one that I will be proud to leave behind.
Welcome to my portfolio.
I am a cheerful, funloving and driven person who knows how to make a shoot fun. I have a great sense of humor and I am constantly laughing and smiling (except when I need to make my fierce expressions for a good shot ;o)). What seperates me from an ordinary model is the vibrancy and life I can bring to an image. I also have a great versatility to my look. To me this is so much more than a hobby. It is a way to tell my story.
I recently lost 60 lbs and have changed my life both physically and emotionally. I have such pride in where I am and where I've come from.
Right now the popularity of plus-sized modeling is increasing insanely fast. Ever since I was a young girl and far before I had an interest in modeling myself I have avocated for this cause. When I was 13, I wrote a letter to Ford about how I felt there was beauty in all kinds of women, not just the ones they portrayed on their runways. It got returned. Now that I am older and am witnessing this transformation in the media I feel it is my destiny to be a part of this revolution!
I would adore the oppurtunity to do some paid shoots for plus sized magazines/catalogues, fashion lines and runway shows and get my career started. I would describe my body as a toned plus-size. I feel I have a very sexy hour-glass figure and I am not afraid to show it off!
I feel like my possibilties are limitless.
"The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore." –Dale Carnegie
I love to take a photographers vision and research how to make myself best suited to acheive it. I also have a great artistic imagination and have a ton of great concept shots I'd love to do (please ask).
With that said, the following are some requests that I would like to express to make sure everyone I work with knows where I stand. I feel this leads to a happy and comfortable work enviornment!
-I also accept TFP/CD work so please ask. I am still obviously building a portfolio and would love to help others do the same.
-I like to have a good idea before entering a shoot what the photographers vision is.
-I'd prefer to expand my portfolio in other ways before venturing into nudes.
-I like to have the oppurtunity to decide together which photos will make it into both our portfolios. This way no one is unhappy with how they are promoted.
-All photos I take are for an artists self-promotional purposes, unless otherwise discussed and contracted with me first.
I think those are pretty reasonable requests! If you think so too, and you'd like to work with me please shoot me an email including the following:
-your location and availability
-what kind of shoot you'd like to do
-if I need to take care of wardrobe, hair and makeup
-how you like to work and any requests that you have for a shoot!
MY REVIEWS ON MM'S BEST LONG ISLAND PHOTOGRAPHERS
GCP Photography: George Peper #1177129,
Talented and could tell you everything there is to know about photography. George is easy to talk to and feel comfortable around. He was wonderful about going through my images with me and helping me to pick out the best ones! George is funny and creative. Made my first shoot so easy and totally worked around my inexperience. Will continue to work with George in the future!
Mike Shapiro #862440, Nomad55 #1278625
It was so wonderful to have the honor of working with Mike! Though I would hardly call it work! He was fun, easy to relax around and not only dealt with my silliness but encouraged it which I think led to a lot of fantastic images! Plus he provided such a relaxed enviornment and everything felt perfectly within my comfort zone. I learned so much from Mike and got some great industry advice. I really cant say enough good things! I completely look forward to working with you him the future and cant wait for the events he has coming up!!
Jenny O Studios #1222718
Had such a wonderful day shooting with Jenny! It felt so much like hanging out with a friend that it simply flew by with a lot of laughs! We fed off of eachothers creative ideas until we had so many wonderful and stunning images it was hard to choose which ones were best. Jenny promptly uploaded some images for me to view that night!!! She is talented in outdoor work and will add some beautiful natural light shots to your port. To boot Jenny was sweet and someone I could easily see being friends with outside of a shoot. Will absolutely work with her again!