R GuentherPhotographer Female Chicago, Illinois, US
My Website: Mah vereh own site :)My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/m5a1
Mayhem # 149549
"If a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it's as though I've neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up."
Take a minute and vote for ME!! for Austin Fashion Week 2010! Also, remember to vote for MY WHOLE TEAM!!!
Currently only accepting paid work. If I approach you or if we've talked about shooting before, remind me and I'll let you know if we can line up a test. Other than that, I'm taking on shoots at VERY reasonable and affordable rates. Make-up artist included in my rates as shooting without one is really quite useless.
Won Concept of the Day! The concept was "lips".
Won Picture of The Day! Woot!
What people have said about me:
"Mindblowing work Rebecca! Website bookmarked! 99/1 Paid vs. Trade work
$400+/shoot. Models, pay the lady!" - BrooklynHill
I don't pay "kit fees" and I don't pay for gas.
Bookings:While I am only accepting paid work, I am almost always working to line up test shoots to fit with ideas I have. If you are interested in testing with me, please send me a PM and I'll let you know if you fit one of my projects.
Models: If interested in testing with me, just message me! For fashion shoots models should be 5'8" or taller and slim! For more commercial type shoots, 5'8" (if you are shorter than this and interested in doing commercial, let me know because I just might take you up on it!) and fit. For beauty shots height does not matter but skin does. If you are interested in possibly shooting beauty with me you MUST have CLEAR skin and GREAT bone structure.
Make-up artists, hair stylists, wardrobe stylists: I am ALWAYS looking to hear from you! Send me a PM and let me know if you are interested in working with me on one of my projects.
Everyone: If I decline to work with you please do not take it as a slam against you. You may not fit what I am looking for right now but if you show a great attitude I may be looking for someone like you in a future shoot. If you absolutely must work with me (and who could blame you??), my rates are very reasonable.
Do NOT contact me in any of the following cases:
- You require an escort. I do not allow escorts, managers, assistants, family, friends, BFs, GFs, sluggos, or anyone else. I might allow your dog, though, especially if your dog likes my dog and they can play nice. I am a female photographer and I will not risk my own safety for your comfort. Check with models who have worked with me, makeup artists who have worked with me, hair stylists who have worked with me, wardrobe stylists who have worked with me. And if you still don't feel safe, don't try and work with me.
- You have flaked on me. Just don't.
Shoots: If I approach you, it is most likely for a test shoot for one of my projects. There is a chance it may lead to a tear or paid work, but there is no guarantee. You will absolutely get images from our shoot, though. I do require a model release form to be signed by you. This is to cover my ass in case of unpredictable drama.
Escorts*: No escorts are allowed on any shoots for any reason. This rule is hard and fast. Don't try and surprise me with someone, either. I've had this happen and I will end the shoot immediately. I will also add you to the list of models who I will be giving bad press to when speaking with other photographers.
Flakes/No call - No Shows: Absolutely not acceptable on any level. If you call me with a reasonable reason you are late or unable to make the shoot I may reschedule. But I might not. Be sure you are going to make it when you say you will. If you no call/no show, you and I will never - I repeat NEVER - work together. I will not reschedule, I will not listen to your "reason", and I WILL add you to the previously mentioned list of models who I would not only NOT recommend but who I would very specifically advise AGAINST. On all of my shoots - paid or not - I have worked long and hard to line everything up. This is my career and I expect you to treat these shoots with the same importance as myself and my talented makeup, hair, and wardrobe people do.**
Your ideas: So you are a model or MUA or hair stylist and you have an idea that you think I would be perfect for. Thank you for thinking of me! PM me and let's discuss it. Again, I may decline, or I may offer to do it for less than my rate. If I think it can really add to my book (which, if you can be flexible and let me make sure that we can get something we can both be happy with, is likely to happen) I will agree to do it for TFCD. However, if it is your idea, I will expect YOU to line up all of the talent. And the same rules apply for flaking.
Paid VS. TFCD: I expect everyone on every shoot to act like professionals. Again, this is my career. Even if this is something you are doing just for fun, I am not. Please keep that in mind. Do not plan on drinking, being drunk, doing drugs, or getting high before or during the shoot. I wish that I didn't even have to specify this. Sadly, I do.
I swear...I'm really nice! Maybe I'm a bit brutal, but if you check my references you'll find that I'm very sweet and I'll never yell or act inappropriate or be anything less than professional on a shoot. I will likely make stupid jokes and talk about video games. I might have diet coke and I usually have coffee. I don't usually have food, though, so plan accordingly. I am ALWAYS open to your ideas! If I don't think it fits with with I'm shooting, I'll say so. My goal is for all of us to get the best images possible. Please trust me to do my job. And if you have read all of this, I'd like to introduce myself: Hi, my name is Rebecca. And it is lovely to meet you.
*The only exception to the escort rule is if you are under 18, in which case I will need to speak with your guardian prior to the shoot to discuss the planned shoot as well as my need to have them uninvolved in the shoot. Try to bring the guardian who will allow you to perform the best and not get involved in our work.
** It should be noted here that not only models flake. If ANYONE booked on one of my shoots does the above-mentioned no-no's, the result will be the same.
People that I would VERY HIGHLY recommend working with:
model Mikaela Murry: mm# 410360
makeup artist Ting Semplice: mm# 529069
model Amanda Marrie: mm# 457647
hair stylist Courtney Cardenas: mm# 585261
model Elle V.: mm# 882426
makeup artist Laura Heyns: mm# 416155
model Anna Rebecca: mm# 459435
model Stefanie: mm# 747929
model Angelique: mm# 65247
model Torii: mm# 362637
model Lauren H.: mm# 394861
model Modelbiker: mm# 8925
model Lauren Fray: mm# 217614
model Kelsey Roberts: mm# 555243
makeup artist Perla Soriano: mm# 482910
wardrobe stylist BrandyJoy Smith: mm# 797624
makeup artist Maris Malone Calderon: mm# 530849
model Tiffany Anger: mm# 511010