Thanks for checking out my portfolio. I'm Bill and I'm located in Fayetteville, AR , but I have a studio space located in Springdale, AR that I share with a few other photographers.
I've been the the photography industry for over 20 years. Although I have experience in several areas of photography, I focus on model/fashion photography. I am experienced with shooting new models and helping them pose. I once shot for a modeling agency in Chicago. I have taught photography and studio classes.
A model's portfolio is what get her/him work. A great portfolio is essential to a model's career. Invest in your career just as I as a photographer invested in mine. I've spent thousands of dollars and 20 years gaining experience. My rates are reasonable, and I am willing to work within a model's budget.
Once a model expresses interest in doing a shoot and I give him/her my phone number to discuss the shoot, I expect a call from them within the week. I hate the back and forth of email. All questions can be asked and answered and a time, date and location can be set in one 5 minute call. If I don't hear from the model within a reasonable time frame, I am no longer going to waste my time with them.
I am a professional and I expect models to be professional - even if this is their first shoot. I take my art very seriously and don't want to waste my time.
When a paying gig comes up, I usually look to hire a model I've worked with in the past first.
"Well let me start off by telling you what an excellent photographer you are. I'm pretty harsh when it comes to self-critiquing and therefore I usually don't find many photos of myself I actually like, but I adored so many of my photos from my shoot with you." --Lolita Lo MM#804385