I am an American artist living in Rome, Lazio, Italy. I model and do freelance work not only as an artistic expression in collaboration with talented photographers, it is a source of my income.
My Italian language skills are at a beginner level, so contacting me in English is helpful. I can understand more Italian than I can reply to quickly or easily. My rates are reasonable.
Sono americana e abito a Roma. Parlo inglese e un po' italiano. Mie tariffe siano ragionevoli.
I am willing to travel provided all travel expenses are compensated and the arrangements are made with adequate notice. I do travel with my dog.
Where To Find More
Be sure to visit my web portfolio Smiles for the Camera
You can also see more on my Facebook Modeling album
or "Like" my fan page Smiles for the Camera
for all of the latest updates.
For model networking in Italy, check out ModelShoot/SmilesfortheCamera
Asked to be a featured member of The Cougar Club, one of their fans put together this video where I was chosen amongst the beautiful women selected to be featured for this promo.
The Cougar Club Promo
You can call me Smiles. I'm an artist, designer, writer, metalsmith, and model. I have my BFA in Metal & Jewelry Design and my MFA in Media Design. I enjoy working with artists and other creatives.
Interested in modeling for art, to have fun, and for additional income. I prefer to focus on art modeling though I have experimented with a few genres of commercial type modeling. Please take a look at my portfolio to get an idea of the type of work I like to do. My favorite types of modeling include outdoor landscape nudes and creative studio work. I am not interested in doing erotic or fetish scenarios as I am not that kind of nude model.
I am NOT here to meet a boyfriend, get a date, or just make friends to hang out with. Sometimes friendships happen naturally from connections made here and that's great when it does, but it is not what this site is about for me. I consider this to be a professional networking forum to find modeling work and business connections. Please respect that if you are interested in contacting me and do not waste my time trying to keep me on the phone asking me endless questions about minute details that should be kept simple and brief.
While I do have experience, am a great model to work with, and believe I should be paid if you contact me, I'm often asked to do a shoot without any offer for compensation. Consideration for this will depend on several factors:
*I believe your portfolio is outstanding and I want your work as part of my portfolio
*It's been awhile since I've updated my portfolio and I think your work is something I could benefit from
*You at least offer compensation for my travel expense and perhaps a meal.
*You do provide me with more than a handful of edited shots in a timely manner. I am very capable on the computer and I do not butcher images in Photoshop. If you do not let me pick and choose which images I want, please be willing to give me a full set of the unedited shoot so that I can select images I would like to edit and not just the ones you think are okay. Believe me, I'm just as critical if not more than you about my images. I am an artist. Just because I prefer to be in front of the camera rather than behind it, it does not mean I do not know what a good composition consists of. I've worked with photographers that either over-process in Photoshop or they haven't got a clue about how to do a simple color or light correction. I also have ethics. You will still get credit for your photo should I post it anywhere for promotion but I am the one who does the editing.
"Smiles, It was great working with you today, you are amazing." - Aaron, AJB Photography
"...Had a great time as always, and some fantastic photos."
"Great time shooting with you yesterday! Just posted one of the edits on my page, and it's awesome
And I'm gonna have to take you up on the offer about shooting on your friends property - sounds killer." - Christian Nyback
"Wonderful working with you on Sunday, great personality, fun to be with and so professional.. We made quite a few gorgeous images of you." - Fred Ackerman
"It was really Great shooting with you today, hope to do it again real soon....
" - Yosi Gabai
"Stopping by to thank you for the photo shoot. You have a great personality and make it fun to shoot with you. Looking forward to shooting with you again in the future." - Lester, Images by Lester
"Stephanie was a delight to work with. High energy, positive attitude, punctual, and took direction well. Would not hesitate to hire her again."
"You did a truly phenomenal job tonight, absolutely outstanding work! Look forward to shooting with you again, and will definitely keep you in mind for paid projects in the future!" - Jim Eisele