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I am a professional photographer in Charlotte with over 20+ years of shooting experience. I've worked primarily in beauty, glamour and catalog work but have also covered commercial and other areas as well. If in doubt, please ask. I have plenty of standard catalog/fashion images and am not really looking to do those unless it's a commercial booking (I'm being paid for my time and talents). I am interested in LIMITED testing with promising or established models if they are looking for serious images. Occasionally I dabble in new areas and enjoy testing with models for something new and different.
Please do not contact me if you are not serious about your work and mine. If you book a shoot, show up on time and prepared to work. You will need to bring your ID and you will need to sign a proper release. And, you need to communicate.
I have a fully equipped studio just minutes from I-85 and I-77. My studio is well appointed with a large kitchen/dining area, private dressing room with makeup counter and mirrors, full kitchen for catering, etc. I have hundreds of items in my wardrobe. I can help update almost any portfolio.
Models: If you need to cancel a shoot with me, please give me as much notice as possible. I know things come up--that happens to all of us. That's cool. Just let me know...ahead of time. Just like you, I prefer to book time and work with people on a professional level.
Models are ALWAYS welcome to bring a friend with them to the shoot. I have a comfortable reception area that your friend can use to relax, read, etc. If your friend/companion is a model themselves and will be shooting, they are welcome to be on the set/in the dressing room, etc. We have wireless internet available if they want to bring a computer. Your escort will need to understand that you are at the studio to WORK.
Many, many thanks to the models I have worked with over the years. Most have been true professionals and I appreciate their efforts and work.
Models: if you're not interested in a test shoot, please don't expect me to refer you to an art director or client for a booking. I simply cannot refer a model with whom I have not worked. No exceptions. There have been too many no-shows/no-calls over the years and too many models claiming professional experience who show up with no idea how a professional shoot is conducted.
Photographers: I've had some no-show and late cancellations from models in our area. Please feel free to contact me for feedback. This has become so prevalent that I am considering going back to brick and mortar agencies exclusively. Also feel free to contact me in regard to specific models if you're curious about reliability.
I have been published locally, regionally and nationally. My work has won awards and has been displayed in local and regional galleries in contests and shows. I know my work displayed here is boring but it's quality work and indicative of the quality I produce for publication. You won't find repetitive portraits, shots with hairbands on models wrists, or other amateur mistakes so prevalent among online portfolios.