Mayhem # 16462
My name is Doug. I'm an amateur photographer, by choice. I've been into photography for over 30 years. I've been shooting with models since 2005. It's a great creative outlet and I enjoy collaborating with models on projects.
I work mostly TFCD (Time for CD). I enjoy improving my skills and helping create images you will be proud to have in your portfolio. Because I shoot in trade, I fully believe in sharing ideas. Have an idea you've been wanting to try? I'm normally ready to brainstorm with you!
Scheduling a shoot - Since I do this in my spare time, that time is precious to me. Please honor your commitment when we schedule a shoot. If you can't make it, please call as soon as you know. I will contact you a week before to confirm our shoot and again 24 hours before. Communication is critical. If you do not communicate, I will move on to others who will.
Styles - I enjoy shooting in styles of Old Hollywood, film noir, and pinups of the 40s and 50s. I have learned techniques that allow me to convincingly emulate these styles. I also enjoy shooting contemporary fashion, fitness and location. Want to try something? Ask me! I am always open to try new things. I enjoy sharing ideas. There are very few things I won't at least try.
Nudes - Yep. I sometimes shoot nudes. I am proud of the work I do. However, it seems every time I place nude images in my portfolio, people think I will REQUIRE nudity at my shoots. Nothing is further from the truth. Why would I want to do something you don't want? The discomfort will come through in the final images. It's a no-win for everyone. My goal with nudes or near nudes is to work with light and form to create sensual images. If someone looks at one of those images and the first thing they notice are genitals, I've failed in that photo.
Escorts - I am happily married. I am not looking for "dates". I am old enough to be the father of the vast majority of models on this site! My wife is normally in our house where I have my studio. She is a great detail and idea person. I have a deputy sheriff next door. I want you to have a safe, fun and secure experience here. If you really need to have an escort (and I understand having a travel companion for the road trip), I would much prefer a girlfriend to a boyfriend/husband/significant other. I am not worried about them being jealous. I am more concerned about you, the model, being more interested in them and not the task at hand.
I don't promise fame and fortune. Those who do are blowing smoke up your skirts. What I do promise is I will do everything reasonably possible to make your shoot comfortable and enjoyable. I will get your images to you in a timely manner. I look forward to shooting with you and hope we both enjoy it enough to want another shoot. Now that's a compliment!